Saturday, March 31, 2012

GC144: Color Challenge - 4th Annual Copper, Ginger or Rust Challenge

An ATC for this challenge over at Gingersnap Creations

Thanks for visiting and your much appreciated comments!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday!

Good morning from the west coast!  It's me being late to the party as usual.

I finally cleaned up my mess (even emptied the scrap trough).  Now I'm trying to turn out a few Easter cards for the family.  Then I can get back to the fun stuff.

And lastly, a better pic of the hydrangea that I've been using.  It's more teals and browns.  Not sure why it was so blue in the pic from last week.

So, I'm off to join the party over at Julia's

Have a great day and thanks for visiting me!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Ink... photos

Found this amazing photography by Alberto Severso of Italy.  He has photographed ink underwater.
His photos are fantastic!  Looking at them gave me lots of ideas for color combinations.  Plus... it's ink!
You can check out his other work here

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Amelia tags

In 2010 I submitted these tags for a magazine challenge.  Nothing became of them.  Since the new discoveries of her disappearance have come to light, she has been on my mind.  Since these tags were never published (and who knows where they ended up) I can show them here.

I hand dyed muslin fabric in coffee, then printed her images on to t-shirt transfer paper and ironed it on to the muslin.  Cut the muslin images to the tag size, frayed and inked the edges and over-stamped with travel stamps, wings and stars in brown ink.  I then used strips of the torn muslin for the top ties. All the images came from public domain on the internet.  I just embellished them, a bit.
Amelia was a unique, interesting and beautiful woman.  Yet, if you look into the history of women and flight, there are many more female aviators that came before her.  Amelia just had a better publicist.  She will still remain through history as the most famous.
Hey, art and an a history lesson...  It's good to know your subject.
Hugs and thanks for your comments!

BTW instant coffee granules sprinkled in shallow water works better for dying fabric than brewed coffee.  You get deeper stains.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday!

Yay!  It's Wednesday!!
My desk is a riot!  Piddling around with ideas for the last couple of days.
A lot of left over mess from my latest project and a few new items from the clearance at Michael's.

Latest creation:

I love using silk hydrangea blooms. You'd never see a real one in nature in this color but, it suits my purpose.
Thanks for visiting and your comments.  Check out the fun over at Julia's, it's addicting!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

GC143: Random Redhead Challenge - Last Century

My entry for:
An image from my postcard collection over an image of my front yard in the snow.  She's all bundled up and doesn't look too pleased.  Ha!
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Something altered... suggestions anyone???

After visiting so many wonderful blogs in the last couple of days, I decided to try my hand at something altered.

When stash diving in my boxes of little flowers (here's one)
I came across these forgotten items:
Do you remember when Prima came out with these little tins of paper flowers a few years ago?  I snatched up a bunch on clearance.  Two of the larger round ones have magnets on the back.  I cleaned off the adhesive residue on the front with plain alcohol (my fav  cleaner)

So, this is my first attempt:
(one of the magnet ones)  I'm stuck on these colors, in a good way, because they make me happy.  Why not?  I think that if you click on the picture you'll be able to see the detail better.

So, I would really appreciate some advice on this.  Is it finished?  What does it need?  I'm open to suggestions!

Thanks so much!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday!

Seems like this is the only day I post on!  And, I'm very late doing it today!
After last weeks post I spent all day rearranging the house in order to get this one cabinet into my studio.  It was a huge puzzle!  Move this, in order to move that and so on.  Still ended up with one piece of furniture with no place to put it.  Aaarrgghhh!
Got that cabinet in though!
To the right of this is my stack of boxes containing my postcard collection.  No where to unpack them to.
 And behind the desk

 The desk top.  Nothing produced from last week until this morning.
Do you see my heart shaped rock?  That's a little heart shaped piece of sea glass on top of it.
Considering that I lost two huge closets, two bookshelves and a wall shelving unit when I moved here and that I share this room with DH and the cats litter box...  Oh well. 

This is the card I made this morning for my father-in-law in Oklahoma.
Check out WOYWW here:  It's the most fun you'll ever have on a Wednesday!!
Have a great one, y'all!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday!

Well...  It's another Wednesday.  Again!  They come around so fast don't they (especially for those of us over 40, huh?)  So that means it's time for WOYWW!  Check it out here:
Current state of mess:
A layout and eggs.
A stash of eggs.  That I cut in halves to add more dimension to the card.

I missed last week (nothing to show!)  Here is what happened in the meantime/since last WOYWW.
From all the gathering of material I have produced two cards from the yellow/aqua pairing. One I didn't think too much of and this one.  Sent to Grandma.
Pair of "crummy" earrings I found last year that... disassembled will make good embellishments!
I'm still working on the other combos.  Mojo was uncooperative last week, ugh.
More to come, promise!  Cross my heart!