I've been enjoying looking at paper dresses on Pinterest for a while now. I think they are so pretty! So I was delighted when my online art group, AAWA, An Affair With Art wanted us to do a paper dress on a tag for a mingle. I purchased a dress stamp at my favorite local store, Whimsey's. I loved the stamp but made it a little bigger by adding extra skirt layers behind the dress. I just love this quote from Oscar Wilde. I made the rack from a paper clip and the background colors are Dylusions inks. I thought that little piece of loopy trim was the perfect finishing touch!
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
I had this Ruby Rd. Woman tag off of a piece of my clothes and I saved it to do some artwork with. I also saved the Chinese fortune cookie fortune that say, "Your co-workers take pleasure in your great sense of creativity." I thought that they would both make a great art page someday. Well I went to Faber-Castell's website and found this challenge to make some art with something used or old. I think my tag and fortune certainly would fit the bill. I also did the girl with an old book page that I tore out of the altered books that I do with my altered book club. The background page was done at my art journaling class that I do at a local store, Whimsey's. She had us tape off our pages for a fun new technique. I think the background works particularly well with this page because it becomes the Ruby road!
After I did the background, I was a little stuck and didn't know what else I wanted to do with it but the challenge made me think - This is what I could do with that page!
I found the great quote from one of my favorite artist, Claude Monet and thought it worked well too.
The other writing on the page says, I love colors too and just had to do a woman in red to go with my tag from some of my clothes.
Then I add the butterflies for color and beauty.
I hope you enjoy my Ruby red woman! She was lots of fun to make and now I have used some great old things.
If you'd like to see the challenge you can go here.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
These are the two postcards with a carnival/midway design on them for my online art group, AAWA.
We love to go to the fair at Winston-Salem, NC with our kids and grandson and I found this paper several years ago and have not made a fair scrapbook page yet! But I will hopefully this year remember to make some good photos. Thankfully I had two pages of this great paper and the stamped images were from my art journaling class. The lady that own the shop shared her wonderful and perfect for this theme stamps with me. Of course, I had to add a washi tape banner to them. I am just now getting into washi tapes and I'm beginning to love this stuff!
Sunday, March 31, 2013
This is my smallest Grand girlie and she and I are making an altered bottle at Altered book club. I love this photo and this is how I want all of my little Grands to remember Nana - someone who loves them and wants to be with them and take time for them. We made two bottles for her and my bottle was pre-made because I knew most of my time would be spent on her.
This is my bottle. I did it with tissue paper and paint. I did do the "jewelery" for my bottle there at AB club.
My smallest Grandgirlie and I made the egg garland on my fireplace mantle. My DH was so sweet to get me these beautiful flowers that I was not going to purchase because I thought they were too expensive. So that makes them even more special to me! All my ceramic bunnies were made many years ago when I was into ceramics. There is Linda's altered spool on the mantle too!
Here is our delicious meal! We had a spiral ham, green beans, Mac and cheese by my sweet little MIL, sweet potato casserole which is my sister's DH's grandmother's recipe, rolls and pickled beets and eggs that are in the Southern Living magazine this month. The recipe has a little too much salt but maybe they didn't intend for you to eat the beets - just the eggs . They are wonderful even if they are a little salty. I'll just reduce the salt next time and definitely will make them a next time!
This is my table with a vintage tablecloth, my Grandmother's dishes, Vintage family silver and glasses. I made some little bird nests with Chinese noodles and chocolate and candy eggs. There are more ceramic bunnies. I have not taken down Jeri's Valentine Hangie that is hanging on my antique cabinet because I'm still enjoying it at Easter.
I had a great day! I hope your Easter was as fun and blessed as mine was.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Here are two other cards that I did that were inspired by my Pinterest board pins. I had a Pinterest Party the other day with 7 other friends and we came to my house and spent the day creating art inspired by Pinterest.
The vine in the first card and the frame for the bird in the second card were from my diecut swap with my friend, Jean. She really gave me some great dies and I will really enjoy using them all!
The Ferris Wheel and the bird are both from Stampin UP.
Thanks to my sweet friend, Jean who did a die cut swap with me, I had some of the tattered florals to do Tim's challenge. I needed to send Jean a thank you card anyway for sending me some wonderful diecuts. I did a very shabby chic card since it is a tattered floral challenge! I think the lace stamp in the background looks like it could be a stocking for a can can girl.
Now I'll just cross my fingers that Tim will like it and send me some free goodies!