Monday, March 28, 2011

Every Inchie Monday - Wings

The butterfly is cut out of shrinky Dink material with a Quickutz layered die. Then I colored the butterfly with alcohol inks. The chipboard inchie is also colored with alcohol inks.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Art for my Altered Book Club

This is a necklace that I made for a my friend, Linda in my Altered book club. We have a lottery where we do something for one of the members and they choose the theme. Linda's theme was butterflies. The butterfly in this necklace is a Shrinky Dink charm. It is not ink jet Shrinky Dinks - just the regular Shrinky Dinks. I stamped with Staz-on ink. I tried coloring the butterfly and did not like it and decided to leave it as is and let the beads supply the color. The beads are wire wrapped. I didn't wrap them. They came that way from Big Lots! I just put them on split rings. I think it turned out great and Linda really liked it.

This is an altered book page that I made for Charlotte in our altered book club. This is a tip-in page that will be put into her book with heart shaped brads. It is sticky backed canvas.
The sticky side was up and I put old music sheets that were torn on the sticky side and left some spaces. Then I put white tissue over that and added Royal Coat mat finish which is like Mod Podge that you can buy at Walmart. I put sticky back canvas into my printer to add the quotes and I sewed around the hearts. I also used Royal Coat to add music paper to the back of the canvas and add more quotes.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Think Blue - TMTA

When I thought of blue, I thought of sad and I thought of blue butterflies so this is my ATC for this week's theme of think blue on TMTA.

Rhythm - Every Inchie Monday

This is my inchie for this week for Every Inchie Monday.
One of the comments on this inchie asked could you read it in person. Yes, if I have my glasses on I can read it and see the couple.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Endless - Every Inchie Monday

My very first inchie and boy is it harder than I thought it would be!


I made some earrings today and I made one pair for my friend, Diann who has gifted me with beautful earrings more than once. I thought that I would let Diann pick the pair that she likes best. It's hard to tell but the one on top is green. You can click on the picture to see them better.
They all have Sworski crystals.

Feel Like a Queen - TMTA

I thought that Nicki Minaj made the perfect Queen Bee!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Altered deck of cards - 9's and 10's

My online art group, AAWA (An Affair with Art) is doing an altered deck of cards. The 9's theme was love letters, postage, read. The 10's theme was umbrellas.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Going Shrinky Dink crazy

I was so thrilled to see this article in my new Country Living Magazine!
I could not wait to get my hands on some ink jet Shinky Dinks but my Michaels was out until last week. I downloaded all the pictures and made all the charms. My online art group is having a charm swap so they were perfect for that plus I made myself a braclet. I still need to go back to the store and get a toggle closure for my braclet but I love it!

I was wondering what blog that this was on and here is the link:
The blogger and creator of this wonderful jewelery is Cathe Holden. I already have her on my favorites and like to visit her blog because of all of her very different creations. Thank you, Cathe for sharing this with me. Now I cannot wait to experiment and see if I can get some of my ephemera in the right sizes and colors to do more!

Monday, March 7, 2011

TMTA - ATC in the shape of a house

This is my ATC for TMTA (Think Monday - Think ATC). The girl is a magazine picture. I dry brushed over her and then drew over her and then dry brushed again so that she kind of looks ghostly. I wanted her to look like a girl who wants to go home but that gate is not open to her.
I hope you enjoy my ATC.