Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Inthishouseandgarden Journal Swap

This is going to be a fun swap. For my journal (garden artful), I chose garden, nature, flowers. I guess I should've said distressed as well. The first and last photos are the front and back of the journal and the two pages are my journal pages. The "clothesline" pages are for my sign-ins. Now to pack off to the next of 9 players. Guess I will see the finished book in about 10 months or so (since we mail the first of every month). Stay tuned for more updates!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Round 3!

Ok. So we're getting close to the end of the round robin. I used a lot of distress stickles on each one. I think there will be 2 more rounds then I get mine back finished! This is for Sarah Fishburn.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

give me a hand

This is for a swap - draw your hand and decorate it zentangle style. I mounted it on a foam sheet, covered it with laminate and sending it naked. The hard part was outlining my hand - I definately went outside the lines. Hope she likes it.

Artistic Atc 3

So I may have exceeded my swap limits. Have swaps going on in Inthishouseandgarden (round robin blocks and round robin journal), Allthingstim (atcs and tags) and of coarse Swap-bot. I think I have something due everyday. PHEW! This is for one that is due today. This is a drawing of my boy Jake (he's black - so this is the reverse drawing!)

This is hand painted (love daisies) and the calligraphy on the inside.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Another Round - Robin that is!

Here is the second round robin blocks for inthishouseandgarden yahoo group. Since I love that darn checkerboard, I decided to have that as my background for all blocks I do.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Birdcage stamp

My two newest homemade foam stamps - the birdcage and mushroom. As you can probably see on the mushroom, I have added detail into the foam. Getting addicting!

Black/White Postcard Swap

Another swap on Swap-bot. This time for a black/white handmade postcard. It will be cut in two and mounted to cardstock.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Stylish - Another Card

My home made dress stamp, but added a wire hanger!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Foam Stamps

The other night I taught a class at my local stamp group - how to make your own stamps from foam. It was a lot of fun, and I think they all enjoyed. It's so easy to make any kind of stamp (as long as it doesn't have too much detail). These little dresses I made and like the look. Stamped with distress ink (my favorite) and detailed with black pen and copic marker. The checkerboard I made with my excel program. Easily change the size of the block!

Fairy Swap

Here is my fairy book that I did for a swap on Swap-bot. Not sure why, but the colors are a bit off. Anywho, hope the recipient likes!

Friday, September 4, 2009

More fun with paint

In the In this House and Garden group, we are working on a round robin for altered wood blocks. Here are my three ready to mail. Some signed up for 1, some 3 (me! me!). Should be fun to see these as they pass through and return home. Will share the completed ones.