Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Bring on the sun and the fun!

Hi everyone, is it time to time to upgrade from those tired, old sunglasses you've been wearing for an eternity? Add some fun with The Buckle Boutique Rhinestone Sticker Sheets sheets for pizzazz!! (Makes me want to prop myself up on the beach and have a cabana boy bring me one of those frou frou drinks with an umbrella in it! Maybe in a coconut shell?)

I used the Hot Pink Black Zebra Dazzling Diamond sticker sheet to decorate with. The print went so well with the original glasses which were hot pink and black. All I had to do was cut the strips from the sheets, press them on, snip to trim and voila...done!

Because the sheets are flexible you can just go around a curve easy peasy! I LOVE that!

I have quite a lot of plastic sunglasses. It's just a nice accessory, it adds a final thing, and it's my favorite way of figuring an outfit.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The things we do for art...

I'll begin by saying that posting a picture of my feet is scary for me...after all I don't think I have the prettiest of toes. I was actually startled at how splayed out my toes were and spent a few minutes trying to get my toes more...errr...together to no avail. Then there was the whole...omg...I am so white that I look like a vampire, nothing says winter like bleach white skin. On a happier note my toe nails look good, only due to the fact that I had an art opening last week-end so a pedicure was a priority for that, lol  So what has this picture got to do with art? Take your tootsies on over to the Arnold Grummer blog to find out!

Here's a picture of the 3 artist amigos from the show called Caffeinated Art. The 2 canvases behind us are mine. Here is an article that was written about it in the Rapid River Arts and Cultural Magazine if you want to read about it.
Miriam Hughes, Sandee Setliff, Jamie Miller
This might go down as one of the nicest openings I've had. They had a private "dinner with the artists" afterward for about 20 of us. It was a splendid evening I must say!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Friends are the flowers in the garden of life.

The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #11
For this part of my card I used a gelli print paper for my background and for me, April showers bring May flowers. I love the rain and my flowers need every bit of it to bloom! 

I love mood boards, they give you so much inspiration!

Tombow April Showers Challenge

For this part of my card I was inspired by the color yellow and the flower. I used my pens to color the chipboard flower.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Give me some skin!

Recently I took a self paced workshop sponsored by Strathmore. I love their classes and they always have great instructors like Traci Bausta. In lesson 3 she did a study in making acrylic skins, which I have previously done ( by accident? ) every time I used my acrylic paints! lol Explanation needed? Probably so...:)

When I use my paints I pour them out on top of a plastic lid, when they dry they become a skin which you can peel off. I love peeling off the thick globs of paint, like a kid eating glue. OK, I'm strange, I'll admit it to you! I've only used the skins in my art once before when I made "Alice has a cup of tea" canvas. The tea cup is made from skins from left over paint. 

Here is a picture of the canvas. ( sold )

So this is the background to my DT post over on the Helmar blog today, and only you, my faithful blog reader will know that when I made my canvas I was using left over dried blobs of paint in my art. Honestly I didn't even know that skins were considered an art form at that time, I was just being me, using up weird and unusual things! lol
I did make another canvas using my newly made can see it over on the Helmar blog :) but here is a sneaky peek!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Dazzling birthday wishes

I love playing with the Dazzling Diamond sheets from The Buckle Boutique store because they are so versatile. Today I used some to embellish a card with.

I used the Clear Black Zebra Stripe to adorn my card. I think it's kinda classy looking.

Not only are they super easy to cut with your scissors, but because they are on grids, they are also super easy to cut straight lines and counts the squares, so you don't need a ruler or have to measure anything to get the same sizes.
 I am also digging the contrast between the handmade paper and the bling!

Handmade paper - Made with my Arnold Grummer Paper Mill kit
Unity stamp -Marlow
Inktense pencils

Saturday, April 4, 2015

I love puns!

entering my card in

It has been such a joy to find an art form that has brought me so much happiness. Being on the Arnold Grummer paper making team has done that. I simply love making paper and finding new ways to create something, is exciting. I'll have to do a DT post on this soon because by using the deckle division method when making paper you can create fun backgrounds to design your card on. The sun, the grass and the sky are all created using that method. The cows are a stamp that I cut out and adhered to the card along with the sentiment that I printed off my computer. A little bit of hand sewing and outlining the card with a pen finish it off.

Three Cute Cows stamp by Great Impressions