Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Paper dress on a tag

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!

April 'Take the Challenge' with Mou

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

Carnival/Midway themed postcards

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!