Etsy banner with some holly boughs and flourishes.
I like the idea of grid/graph paper as my background of my hand carved stamped images. And a touch of Photoshop. Go see all the fun, cool, unique items for sale all over the world of Etsy, as well as some great things in my shop too. Tell your friends.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Making collaged cards is always so much fun and making them for guys is more interesting and far more challenging. No flowers, butterflies or hearts, just good old masculine stuff. My daughter was going to her friend's 16th birthday party and I put this card together. I love rusty pieces and hardware like the fasteners. I added his initials in a few spots and I even found a way to include some fabric and a button.
I do love collaging and I could go on forever. Thank goodness I didn't have much time or this could have gotten out of control. And yes, the envelope was stamped nicely too. Don't be afraid to try collage style cards for the men in your life, you might surprise yourself. Thanks for stopping by.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
I decide to push myself to carve some stamps with a lot of detail.
Here is what I created.
This rose is from one of my favorite pieces of clip art.
This deco piece is only 5" long. The detail was a challenge. But I am happy with the results
This pretty scroll with a tulip is 3" long.
Thanks for stopping by.
Monday, November 15, 2010
ART JOURNALS (Moleskine)
I love building pages with mixed mediums and then return to them when I am ready to write.....
This page I dry brushed with gouache and filled the background with a collage of stamped imagery.
Then the finished page.
Below is a page collaged before writing.
Paints, papers, inks, gouache and ephemera.
Here are a few segments of the page after journaling.
This background was colored with watercolor crayons
and of course a wet brush.
Then the more imagery and words.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
casual, collage style. Happily, I did not give any attention to accuracy or straightness of the piecing. My joy was playing with all the fall colors and making this beauty big enough for my dining room table (with the leaf added). I just made sure all the strips were wide enough. It measures 82" x 26". I got a beautiful color of wonderful high quality thread for the quilting and again did not worry about perfection. You can see my uneven quilting stitches here.