Friday, October 30, 2009

The worst day ever

Rest in Peace My Boy Jake

Altered Tags - the Crowabout Way

I made these for a swap on Swap-bot. I really like the way these turned out. Hopefully my partners will!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Next Stop

This is a picture of my dad, aunt and their friends about 88 years ago. My dad is the one with the wild hair on the left and my aunt is the one in the front with the flower on her hat.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Crowabout continued

This was another background that Nancy showed us. I used watercolor crayons and a wet paper towel to spread the color.

I then added the borders and used scraps from previous backgrounds.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Playing with Nancy (Crowabout)

I am so enthralled with Nancy at Crowabout. She now has a group and she is going through step-by-step to put together a collage. First we started with building a background. I made 4, but this one is the one I went forward with.

Then I added the border. Can't wait to see what we do next!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Corozon Swap

Here's my take on the corozon swap I signed up for. My partner mentioned she likes vintage, metals, etc. So I used some old copper, rusty screen and wire, metal heart and a tape transfer all on hand painted watercolor paper. Hopefully she'll like it.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

sunset - wow!

What a show I got to see the other night! I love taking shots of the skies and this one was just too awesome! Enjoy!

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Helga (Artchix) has an art challenge on her blog and there will be 9 challenges total. Here's mine for the first one - circles and dots. What I used from left to right starting top left - bottom of stickles bottle, foam dabber, small dabber, prescription medicine bottle top, button, sharpie marker, zig marker top, handmade foam dots, end of a brush dots, stickle dots, sequin waste, prescription medicine bottle bottom.

Have a Heart collage

This is a little collage I put together.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Mushroom Handmade Postcard

Here are the 2 postcards going out - 1 to Canada and the other to Finland. I signed up for this swap because I had just made my two mushroom stamps from foam so I figured why not? The first one I painted with interference green and the other with intereference blue. Also used micaceous iron oxide for the shadowing and souffle gel pens. All that made it very psychedelic looking so I named them that.

Monday, October 12, 2009

The Owls and the Pussycats

This is for a handmade bookmark swap. At my local stamp club monthly meeting we played with shaving cream and ink to make marble designs on paper. We used these sticks to clean the shaving cream off the paper... well I loved the look so much I saved it for this project. I also used a stamp, packing tape transfer and markers. I hope my swap partner likes!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Magazine Cover Swap

One thing I need to learn to do is take a photo of what I start with... This was the cover for W magazine. It was Uma Thurman. The dress is covered by 3 different stickles (2 distressed). My partner is also the swap hostess!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Domino Magnet Swap

These three magnets will be off to my swap-bot partner.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Think Pink

This swap is for homemade pink postcards. So since I have been playing with making my own stamps out of foam, I thought I would immortalize my boy Jake. I hope they like!