Saturday, January 21, 2017

Artist Choice ATC's

At the artisttradingcards yahoo group, I'm hosting an artist choice ATC swap.  I used a vintage ledger page for the base overstamping with a butterfly text stamp.  I used the "matching" stencil with blue paint.  I stamped the butterfly on the same vintage ledger page coloring it with various markers.  The
word cards are by Tim Holtz.  I used a white gel pen to highlight the images.  Thanks for visiting my blog!

2017 Valentine's Day Cards

I watched a video tutorial over at Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's blog about masking and gelli plates.  Here's the link.  http://balzerdesigns.typepad.com/balzer_designs/2017/01/blogiversary-tutorial-redo-double-masked-gelatin-prints.html  I have done a similar technique before. I  added some very light stenciling on the blue portion.  I used a white Signo pen to make the dots around the heart and the lines on the sides of the blue background. Since I love the Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs stamps so much I decided to make a doggie Valentine's Day card!  I stamped the doggie on watercolor paper with black ink and clear embossed the image.  I used the matching dies to cut out the image.  I watercolored the image with Gelatos and Distress Crayons. The sticker is from the Tim Holtz Big Chat stickers.  Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Hearts and Flowers ATC Swap

At the artisttradingcards yahoo group, I'm hosting a hearts and flowers ATC swap. My art for the swap has two very different styles!  Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Valentine ATC Swap

At the Collage Stuff Yahoo Group, the January swap is a valentine ATC swap.  I started out by stenciling a background on a vintage ledger page.  I added vintage text to the background and a strip of washi tape.  The flowers are Victorian scrap, the heart is German scrap and the words are from the Victorian Valentine collage sheet - all available at Collage Stuff.  I edged the ATC with a pink Posca glitter pen.  Thanks for stopping by today and Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Man's Best Friend ATC Swap

On the artisttradingcards yahoo group, I'm hosting a "man's best friend" ATC swap.  I used stencils and acrylic paint for the background.  The dog stamp is by Tim Holtz.  The words are Tim Holtz chit chat stickers. I added little jewel hearts.  I love dogs!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

October Calendar Pages for the Collage Stuff 2017 Handmade Calendar Swap


I'm hosting a handmade calendar swap at the Collage Stuff Yahoo Group.  It's wrapping up, but I'm short the October pages.  I made them this weekend.  Many of the items used are from Tim Holtz - Materialize papers, mirror stars, Halloween tokens, Occasions small talk stickers, and Halloween ephemera.  The witch image is from Hidden Vintage Studios at Mischief Circus.  I used papers from other manufacturers as well.  The German scrap is available from Collage Stuff.  I had fun making these pages!  Boo!

2016 Christmas Cards

I have a lot of digital image kits from Mischief Circus, so this year I decided I would create my Christmas cards digitally.  I used a kit called "A Primitive Christmas" from Crow About Studio B.  Like my Christmas card says - "Be Merry!"  this Christmas season!