Sunday, August 30, 2009

Nancy Baumiller Collage Play with Crowabout

I was looking at several blogs today, and ran accross Nancy Baumiller. She has a Flickr site that has challenges each week. I'm hoping that I understand this correctly, you are to take what she uploads and use it in a collage. This is what I put together using three of the elements in Collage 1. I'm also to thank those who put together the items in collage 1 (Images from: linnet555, cassandra204, monkey123, Suzee Que, clotho98, jack and cat curio, wackystuff, jerseybarb85, Judy Scott, fidgetrainbowtree, HA! Designs-Artbyheather, ArtbyChrysti, sassyarts, neefer, imagesbyKim, annieoakley, Stars*Go*Blue, sPaRK*YouR*iMaGiNaTioN, wiebelwuppie, Joy Eliz, PaperScraps and Nancy Baumiller!! )

This is called beautiful dreamer - the yellow flower, the striped road background and the letters on the left are all from photos I took in Washington DC a week or 2 ago. Added my usual butterfly and wam! A collage.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Bird nest charm

On All Things Tim, a discussion popped up regarding making bird nest charms with wire and beads. Several posted links they have seen. Here is the link to youtube and the link to the blog. The person I gave it to loves it! Try it - you'll like it!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Butterfly Note Cards

Okay, hooked again on swap-bot. These are for a swap for butterfly note cards. I used the new Tim Holtz alcohol ink colors, a can of air, white paint dots and swirls, a little distress crackle paint and my most favorite butterflies. As always, I hope she likes these cards.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

200 hearts

On Swap-bot, if you do as required you get a 5 and if you do more you get a heart. Well, last week I got my 200th heart and I am sending this postcard to that swapper. I have used recycled card stock, golden fluid acrylics, golden pumice and tar gel. Lots of black marker and white pen and a little spray paint. It's called overflow. I hope she likes it!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Pick 2 - Prompts that is

Swap-bot swap for pick 2 prompts - photography swap. I decided to put them into a booklet style. All photos (some I didn't upload) were from my walking tour of the capitol mall in DC that I did last Monday. There are some amazing photos to be had. Unfortunately I was too early to get into the museums, but the sculpture and flower gardens were well worth the walk! I had two partners, and these photos are a combo of the two books. Hope they like!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tim Holtz Weekend

WOW! Loved my two classes at the Queens Ink (what a fabulous store) in Savage Maryland. Tim is a terrific teacher/artist/person. Loved Mario and Patty (Queens Ink) too. I originally signed up for the Assemblage of Flight class but got Curio of Curiosity instead. So happy! Learned zillions of things and have something wonderful to boot. Tim gave us lots of goodies to take home and finish the frame. So generous! This was the first class. Sorry for the reflection - but it is glass you know.

This was the second class. Not finished, but again Tim supplied us with more than enough stuff to complete. If you can take a class with Tim - do it!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

More post cards in the mail

This is for a senders choice postcard swap through swap-bot.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Another Postcard Swap on Swap-bot

These are for a swap for one... as you can probably tell, love those butterflies.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Newest Swap-Bot Altered Tags

This is an altered tag swap - all the tags started out on black card stock. I have 2 partners and each will 2 different ones. Hope they like them!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Blogger has taken away the option of leaving a comment!!! I have it enabled but it doesn't show! Anyone else have this problem? What did you do to fix it? Email me if you can help. Or if you would like to send me a comment.

This strange house really likes flamingos!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Mixed Media Bird with Nest

I bought this phone and was hoping to take it to my class with Tim Holtz next weekend, but unfortunately, we won't be able to do Assemblage of Flight. I had a bird I couldn't figure out what to do with it, so I pulled the phone apart, painted it (a lot), used the wires for the nest, and added quilting pins for the stamen. I think it looks cute... what do you think?

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Artistic ATC

Okie dokie - here's another swap on Swap-bot. This time its for artistic art - no stickers, etc. So here are my two... this one is called House Tour. This is the front opened.
This is the inside opened. The recipient is an interior designer.
This is called under the sea. The recipient said she likes blues and greens. This is the front opened.
This is the inside opened.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Newest collage just listed on Etsy

Here is my newest collage - little girl lost - that I just finished. The little girl is actually my aunt taken 90 years ago. She is one of my favorite images to play with. If you are interested in owning this piece - please click on my etsy link.