Saturday, September 25, 2010

Chaos on Canvas

You may recall a previous post earlier this summer about a canvas swap project I was having oodles of fun creating for in the "All Things Tim" Yahoo group.  Well, the swap took place & I have received my finished work of art back from the swap hostess, Sharona, and lemme tell totally rocks!  For the participants, Sharona attached the 5 canvases together that each of us was to receive & created a header piece for the top (note:  we all had 1 of our own canvases included in the 5 we got back & I thought that was great because I was rather attached to those I'd made; guess that's to be expected when you put your heart & soul into creating).  So, without further ado, here is the art piece that is now hanging proudly on the inside of my front door:

Sharona's header piece

My canvas
Stephen Jew's FANTASTICAL creation~isn't it wonderful?
Canvas created by Barb Urbassik; LOVE how she cut a "window" into the piece!

Amazing canvas creation from Jason Pettigrew~so COOL!
Michael Farrell's DIVINE vintage Paris canvas...Ooh La La!

Thank you, Sharona, for being such a FABULOUS swap host and also to each of the artists who created such BEAUTIFUL canvases.  I ADORE them all!

2011 Sketchbook Project is underway...

I am so excited about taking part in this artistic adventure that is a worldwide undertaking!  Click on the link at right for more deets & there is still time to participate~sign up by 10/31/10 at the project site.

My chosen them for my sketchbook is "Make Mine A Double".  Wondering what I will be creating in this theme?  Check back here periodically for sneak previews!  I can't wait to see where this journey will take me and I'm tickled pink at the idea of having you along for the ride...whether as a participant in the project or a visitor here to see the progress of my book.  Won't this be fun?

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Summer Beauty

Though summer's end is drawing nearer, there is still so much beauty to behold. Gorgeous, lush colors abound in nature's palette & the "Summer Beauty" ATC swap over at Red Lead was callin' my name! Pop on over to their blog & check out all of the wonderfulness going on there (a link is included in my Blog List over on the right sidebar). Images on these 5 ATC's I created for the swap are from Red Lead's "Summer Beauty" collage sheets & also a couple from ArtChix Studio. Happy summer Sunday to you all!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

ArtChix Sisters Dreambox

Hi everyone~

I'm very excited to show you my dreambox created for a swap I'm taking part in at the ArtChix Sister Site Yahoo group. I've never done a dreambox before & have wanted to for quite awhile so this was my perfect opportunity to jump in & create one. The partner I'm swapping with likes fairies and so that is the theme for my creation. I really like how it turned out and can't wait to make another one right away! Have a groovy day, all!

Close-up of the embellie on top; also, I outlined the dreambox in Diamond Stickles & used that to also enhance the dots that are embossed already into the tin dreambox (dreambox plus fairy image & gates inside are from ArtChix Studio, one of my most fave on-line stores ever!).

The doors open to reveal a tiny, yet mighty fairy queen in her glittery, flowered lair. I hope my swap partner enjoys this creation~I had such fun making it for her!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Here is my entry for the CCC #10, hosted by Linda @ Studio L3 ( This challenge is all about Distress Stickles~oh how I love them so! I used Broken China, Peeled Paint & Spiced Marmalade to give the Grungeboard butterfly gobs of pizzaz! Take a minute to peek at Linda's blog for the deets; you'll be glad you did!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

CCC #7

I've been having loads of fun expanding my knowledge of the various techniques & products detailed in the Compendium of Curiosities book by Tim Holtz & here is the tag I created for the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge, week 7; hosted by Linda at her blog, Studio L3. I embossed a small plain manilla tag with Tim's Damask Texture Fade embossing folder & then inked it with Broken China & Weather Wood D.I.'s. Once dried, I lightly dabbed on white acrylic paint, let that dry & then inked the edges with a blue-gray S.U. inkpad. Lots of layers with the inks & paint in order to bring depth to the embossing. Then, affixed my tinted vision fragment to the tag & added the ribbons for that finishing touch!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Monday, July 5, 2010