Chickadee Christmas card

had a lot of fun making this card. saw one like it on Pinterest . They asked if I wanted to try it so I did my version on it.

Flip Envelope Journal

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4 or more envelopes

attach your envelopes  spray stamp or paint.

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flip envelope book you can make into a SCRAP BOOK or a JOURNAL.

I used this beautiful paper from Recollections signature paper pad collection…. then used some decorative tape on the edges. and added paper snaps and string to open and close it.

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stamped the env and added papers

I add some paper for either photos or journaling.. I plan on adding photo card and placing it in the envelope with the bike photo.flips open left to right.

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Memories has an envelope slot to add more fun items………

Also added papers to the inside of env…..  LOVE THE LIVE SIMPLY… statement

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more pockets ….

I have a thing about feathers , its a sign of angels watching over us. so I added a plastic window with Feathers made of paper in it…. I still have so much more art work and things to do.. but thought Id share this now…

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flip side

 

Recollections signature paper pad collection

save those Clementines creates?…

OKAY so cool to turn into caddys .  used homemade glue.. {look in search my blog} and glue paper towels to create helps keep it sturdy and helps cover up the staples they use. do as many layers as you like. painted mine black to go with the napkin collage design . make sure you peel the 2 layers of paper off the napkins first.

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pencil , pen, paint brush holder… in the tube glued to the frame wood piece.

peeled the layer of napkins and glued with my glue mix to paper towel…. pretty napkin design….  This holder is made for holding all my book sewing things. painted sides black

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Glued napkins to sides  and then painted the sides black..

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a better view…

 

mulberry paper bird

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rosebudinnh

Not one of my best , but sometimes we need to show the ones that didn’t go as planned.  I have more that  I really love…  but hey its not in the trash so its just ok… LOL…….torn tissue papers, mulberry paper black textured card stock, Bob Ross  white gesso.

April is national poetry month… so in honor I did this puffin

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I really enjoyed doing this guy.  I think they are really cute birds.. I ve been feeling ill so this is a short quick post.. thank you for your comments .Love reading them…..

my art cups …………..

I have been seeing cups stacked up like this all over the art world and , I love them… they just call out to me so as always monkey see monkey do !!! LOL!!!  Mines slightly different in the coffee color background as most others went for bright cheerful colors.And I just got a Brand new Faber-Castell artist pen WRITES IN WHITE!!!!!!!!. If you were looking for stock to invest in go with art supplies  made by These people as I shall be buying more of their products.. O.K. its kind of a running joke as I am spending money alot of on their products… . maybe I should be their promoter? LOL….. Any ways I had way too much fun making this fun page.and yes these are cricut cups…… oh the wonderful world of cricut!!!!

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valentine journal spread

I was playing around with ink sprays, and texture magic. I am running low on that stuff so I decided to make my own. with the baby powder…….Its like a cross between spackle and mud… I must have had been holding my tongue wrong , because it s working more like quick sand then a medium , and  When it finally dries  . It cracks and falls off what a mess. I think I’ll just buy it instead… LOL… 50 percent off  coupons are needed… well I scraped it off and started it over again. so the  dimension isn’t quite what I wanted on the cupid angel. but shes good  for now until I get more texture…

 
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Can I have some more petite marshmallows in my hot cocoa?

Journal52 Facebook group

 

Week 6 Prompt: Window

For this week’s prompt, think windows of opportunity, the view from your window, beautiful stained glass windows, quotes about windows – whatever resonates the most with you. You can paint, doodle, draw, collage – or a combination of all of the above – whatever you are most comfortable with!

this one was different it was a start of a winter photo taken by one of my sons and I printed it in black and white . then used my water color pens and white out for snow and water colors for my raccoon, layered the windows wit double sided sticky tape to give it the depth. and added plastic from projector sheet for window..  its so cold out and stormy the poor raccoon’s looking for pietie marshmallows for his HOT cocoa… {from running Scared….. Mama. Mama! Out here! Hey, Gonzales. ….. Can I have some more petite marshmallows in my hot cocoa?

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Leave a little SPARKLE where EVER you go!

I finished another journal page , I wasn’t sure about adding it to the Journal52  Faceboook group , but decided to add it..  .And  Wow was surprised at how many comments I got there, And likes. I am thinking no one reads blogs any more that facebook is where everyone is now a days. but I am keeping this account , I am too old to learn any more new ways. LOL… Hopefully I can get more people back to my blog so I don’t need to link and chase.. I am using TLC CREATIONS  I love the freebies and so happy I get to use them.. Thank her whenever you can.. they are wonderful…

This piece of art was a lot of fun I finally got some new Dylusion’s INK SPRAYS!!!!! I love Christmas money… LOL… anyways I used the words quote from tlc , my new sprays,magic marker {black} for the stars, and then Crystal lacquer.. OH I DO LOVE THAT STUFF!!!

And HERE it is…………What do you think???????????

 

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breakin in my homemade journal….WATERCOLOR

Well I decided to play , It was snowing and nothing else better to do, got the nerve up to paint in the new homemade journal I made….. I just wish I could remember who’s Journal I saw this  painting in… well its basically someone else s  dandelion  idea…

But I came up with make a wish on my own.. Theres so many videos and art groups out there its WONDERFUL, that so many artist share there ideas and techniques. well as always I kind of do some of this and some of my own things…. Used watercolors in a spray bottle with a little water mixed in. and water color brushes,Bic marker, Zig  millennium pen for fine line detail….and WHITE OUT PEN… YES I KNOW !!! really I love the effects of the white out pens…….. shows up a lot really makes things pop out at you. I didnt have any markers or pens of white.. so this is what I had on hand and been using it ever since and I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! took 2 days off playing but I got a two page spread and a single page……. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

Not to bad I really need to work on my hand writing some more..

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This was a lot harder to do but LOVE THE WHITE OUT AGAIN……small tube of water colors in a spray bottle for back grounds.and water color pens, were a bonus found them at Michael’s for$ 4.99……. love it when that happens…..

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Mix media art journal for my Grand daughter

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working on Fairy home made from bamboo and paper clay

started off with a bamboo place mat….

about to be a fairy home, for the yard....

about to be a fairy home, for the yard….

with some cutting and gluing.. then I made a paper cone and added paper clay to get the cone shape.. and glued it to the house.a paper cone then add a paper CLAY cone on it.And then came some paint…… paint paint … some  Grandchildren helpers gluing leafs and pink rocks…grammy waiting on the jems and more rocks for the helpers who want to make this with me. TOO CUTE , gotta take photos of them helping….

 Don't you love the drop paper to protect table..LOL.

Don’t you love the drop paper to protect table..LOL.

butterflies ,leafs, rocks, a Gem.

butterflies ,leafs, rocks, a Gem.

And now this is as far as we got.. we have more to do , so the house will get updated…..

mean while I am working on some small parts of the home stuff…Like wall paper and flooring.. Rug.. table with small basket of {paper clay fruit} and a knife made from a Barb-q stick. and a   popsicle  stick ladder,stool for siting. more things coming soon… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

 

face s are fun to paint

I am  practicing, painting faces its a paint over the face lesson to learn where and how to paint the eyes and nose ect. in the correct areas and it also help s you to notice where the shading goes. I really like how this is going. and hope to do more of this type of painting.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANot to sure where I am going with this one but its in the Halloween booklet… so need to think more any ideas? lov to know what you think, I should do….

and hes my other Halloween fun page……………….

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Dance of the dragon fly….

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Using water Color tubes in place of GELATOs

Wanted to play along online with some artist but I had not gotten my hands on Gelatos YET… LOL so went for the next best thing I have on hand….OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI bought these a while back at the Christmas tree for $2.99 good deal, LOVE THESE wonderful colors……….. First thing was doing a photo transfer on one of the double page journal.I spread my Gesso medium on the page not to thick, then put the photo I printed on my computer{ I use Kodak Printing paper for my photos}now I needed to burnish the photo down real well so there’s no air bubbles..

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI used my fingers then a bone folder to make sure. I had a few mishaps .. But redid it and let it dry over night.

Now spray the photo with water bottle so its good and wet, nor rub the layers of paper off. Keep wetting as you go The paper will roll up and reveal your photo, so pretty…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANext I chose red, yellow, and orange. added the colors with my fingers and smeared on the paper, then in water  and spread out till I liked the color strength..

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALove playing in paints with my fingers.. If the colors to dark just use a wet paper towel and dab it it will lighten the color for you. spray more water and dab again if you want it even lighter.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERARepeat  with other colors you can even blend them in to each other.

next I added some texture I wanted it to dry fast… then I used more Gesso just a tiny bit smeared and took newspaper and made a print transfer with it same as the photo only take of while still wet.   And then used my stencils with some Gesso on my fingers.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANext step I cut three hearts out of gift wrap paper glued them down , then stamped butterflys all around the edges.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAthen highlighted the bee and butterfly with black ink and a stencil brush. Also added Dragon Flies and a lady bug with my stipple brush and stencil.

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then added inspire ,giggle ,create….. Hope you enjoyed the process…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

black and white challenge

used acrylic paints black and white…on my recycled Blair order magazine.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA More

Dream big

Dream big rose_thumbplaying with my new stippling brushes working on inks and paints also tissue pasting.stamp on tissue then add glue mixture  or mod Podge to attach it gives a see threw look, very pretty… need to keep it straight, and not let the tissue fold when applying. just trying out new ways instead of glue then stamping.

blending black,white,red background for art

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAstared with white outline frame using a old credit card or mail trash credit cards,{lol}  paint red  from middle down then wipe card clean and with credit card scrape a black line at bottom area of page, now mix white paint and red so looks slightly pink scrap a layer on the top area.

another journal ,2 pager

inks on tissue gift paper,  Then sprayed with water  and splattered inks and rubber stamped . these stamps are  from  ISC…………. This is a very fun process.Create without limits

New square Bronze faux necklace

because I am on a roll, and I cant stop playing with paper clay…… check out my new design……….necklace paper clay

Art a long with craftylink.com used dryer sheets

this is a very fun,fun,fun project …. you can use lots of differnt things for this projects whatever you have a lot of scraps for: paper, or cloth, or even both. There is no wrong way in art!…… okay some things you’ll want to have on hand…

Materials List
  • 1+ (USED/SPENT) Dryer Sheets
  • Decorative paper (i.e. napkins, confetti, tissue paper, wrapping paper, dyed paper towels, and always check the recycle bin)
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Glue (Glue Medium, Tacky glue, Elmer’s Glue, Fabric Glue, or other liquid glue you have one hand).
  • Paint brushes
  • Masking tape
  • Freezer paper or Wax paper
  • Cardboard (A cereal box works great for this project!)
  • Fabric pieces
  • Water
  • Small cup or container for mixing
  • lots of artsy love!
  • a link for this information http://sewmantra.blogspot.com/2013/03/reuse-it-monday-dryer-sheet-art-create.html
  • dryersheet start
  • Now use up your scraps of papers……….
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  • sorry  I didn’t take more photos of this process.. but I used  pretty mulberry papers , then blue napkins, white tissue wrapping paper, and pieces of a fruit paper napkin.   All come from dollar tree or clearance sales, more for my buck…LOL
  • now I have a great back ground piece for my art… which I’ll share later I am sure….
  • this is what Iam doing in class now

    this is what Iam doing in class now

    I love the classes there and no I am not getting a kick back.. I just found a great bunch of artist friends who think like me. finally people who get me .LOL

  • so plenty of links go see friend me…Id love to see your art……….
  • as this is an on going process in class I will post more in a few days or you can join us …..

A really fun and crafty place I have found………………

Need some crafty inspiration, looking for a challenge?

Love to share with others? Need a place to get some crafty inspiration? You have come to the right place, we have lots of fun groups you can join for free in our community. We love to share ideas, photos, tutorials and so much more! There are even swaps going on every month that you can join in. You can find all the groups at this link http://craftylink.com/page/art-groups

http://craftylink.com/page/art-groups

http://craftylink.com/page/art-groups

http://thingscrafty.com/2013/02/25/join-an-art-group-and-have-some-fun/

The people here are so great , And it doesn’,t matter what level your on because the low cost of classes are great……….like $10.. and up   check it out ..Joining  the GROUPS are  FREE …. Join in on  ALL FREE classes, live on line at  Tuesday Schmooze day!!!!

I love my new found home there………………….. stop by my page there and leave some love…. see you there…………

egg shell jewelry

egg shell jewelery, boil egg shells and peel membranes

egg shell 

 jewelry,

boil egg shells and peel membranes.

next prepare your base you can use wood or chipboard , next step I like to paint it black , red , or white, whatever you’d like.

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I choose red and black for these.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAthen cover with tacky glue I found it works best to keep the eggshells on.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAnow add pieces of egg shells you can make them big or small experiment to see which you r preference will be.press down in the glue and crack the shells the ink will show all the lines and give it a great look.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI like to use  ranger  alcohol inks. But you can use food coloring  or other inks …… let dry………….OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAnow add Glossy accents , or if you don’t have it , top with tacky glue and let dry .

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAnow color edges with black or gold markers,paint ect. glue on bail or screw in eye hook for necklaces. or just add a pin back and wear as a pin. add dangling beads or fringe…… oh the possibilities………….

 

 

making a purse your own personalize it! upcycle from old to new

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAwell shes a bit more then I am used too. but I like the way she turned out,  NOT loved but like of course I did redo a lot on her. Her eyes are sooo big……… 
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new flapper girl purses ideas

I have been so busy with the holidays and family events and yes…. facebook….. that I seem to post less of my art works and things… I will try to be better at posting more. Sorry… this is some photos of a flapper being born. hahaa…..First I drew her out line with a pencil on canvas material ,then cut it out.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

next painted canvas with Gesso then painted her flesh tone and gave her some black outlined features yes it is sharpies permanent marker.


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Used Black suede for her hair, some really fun textures here, brown thin suede for her scarf, her hat is made of leather..

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe flower and decoration are from an skirt , I had it’s sewn in black thread and made of cotton.

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recovered the purse with pretty blue sparkle material, the photo doesn’t do it justice.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANext I took the Sharie and turned the inner material black it was a funky blue jean I didn’t like so went with black inside gave it a whole new pretty look….
added some more bling….lol

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATADA………love my new deco purses, need to find more to redo… hahaa……….

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