Monday, October 27, 2008

Miss Prissy ATC - Think Monday - Think ATC

This is my ATC for Think Monday - Think ATC. My ATC was inspired by my kitty, Miss Prissy. The image is a stamp by Lost Coast Designs. The quilts are images from a magazine.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

altered book pages for November

This is my altered book page for November.
A friend's art program at our last altered book club was doing potato stamps. The hearts and stars in the background were done there as part of our potato stamp project.
The turquoise and pink were added to the project as I was playing around with colors at home.
I thought the hearts needed a love theme and I found this quote which says, "The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather loved in spite of ourselves." ~Victor Hugo.
I found the lovey couple in the pocket on the left in my artwork stash and the ribbon and flower on the right was a RAK from a friend.
I sewed the pocket page on the side and bottow with some yarn that was in my stash.

Queen's round treasure box

This is a round treasure box that I made for my online art group's October lottery. A theme is announced in our group and we make a piece of art to go with the theme and then someone's name is drawn to win all the lottery pieces each month.
The theme of the lottery was royalty.
This was a round plactic box that I recycled by putting patterned papers on it and using the grungeboard heart, wings and crown. The wings have crackle paint on them, the heart has fired brick distress ink, and the crown has metallic rub-ons on it. The pieces are "sewn" together with wire.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Thanksgiving twinchies

These are the 12 Thanksgiving Twinchies that I made for a swap with my online art group, An Afair With Art. Twinchies are two inch pieces of art.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Pumpkin baby ATC for Think Monday - Think ATC

This is my ATC for the Think Monday - Think ATC challenge. The challenge this week was to do an ATC for Halloween. I love Fall, Halloween, and pumpkins so I did this Pumpkin
baby collage ATC.
The image is from a vintage ephemera CD.
I did inked and distressed patterned papers
for the background. The pumpkin vine is done with a Close To My Heart stamp. The
pumpkins in the center and the words, Happy Halloween are a $1.00 stamp from AC Moore and the pumpkin in her lap is from a small wooden stamp from a box of multiple Holiday stamps. I've had the Halloween eyelets for a very long time so this little black cat came in handy for this challenge.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Birthday Card

This is a birthday card that I did for a friend today. I hope that she likes it.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Think Monday - Think ATC challenge - Ophelia

I’ve finally managed to do my ATC for the Think Monday –Think ATC challenge for this week, which was Ophelia.
I had to research Ophelia to find out who she was.
She was a character from Shakespeare.
After reading about her I think of her as the beautiful lady in the water. I did not have a stamp so I used an image from The Ephemera Book CD for my lady image.
Then I started to look for the water. I found this patterned paper in my scraps and it was a children’s print with tugboats.
The tugboats had little bubbles coming up from them. So I used the bubbles and enhanced them with Stickles. I enhanced the patterned paper with twinkling H2Os.
The swirly boarder stamp is from Lost Coast stamps.
The writing was done on the computer and the font is called Avalon Quest.

Monday, October 6, 2008

cabinet cards and box

Our Fall project for my online art group swap was to do 6 cabinet cards and a box for them.
I did the same cabinet card except I did do some of them in slightly different colors. This one is my favorite.
I did a cigar box for my cabinet card box. Cigar boxes are one of my favorite things to do. They offer lots of room for all kinds of collages.

Discover Mother Nature ATC

Here is my ATC for "Think Monday -
Think ATC." The theme was Mother
Nature this week so I did a gate inviting
you to discover Mother Nature with the

Saturday, October 4, 2008

I love Halloween! This is a witch art doll that I made for my art group's October inspiration mingle. The inspiration was a black lace skirt and my little witch has her own black lace skirt over corragated cardboard. Her hat and her bag are $1.00 stamps that I got at AC Moore the other day. Her head is a vintage image on a flattened bottle cap and the image is covered with diamond glaze. The arms, legs and hands are stamped with a friend's stamp. This friend taught my altered book club how to do puzzle people. Her upper body is 1/2 of a large puzzle piece with "witch's brew" stamped on it. The wild colors were already on the puzzle piece. And I used a piece of raffia on her bag that was part of my scrapbook stash from many years ago.