Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Tattered Floral Challenge

I am enjoying the Pattern Play class and thought I would combine my day 2 card with Tim Holtz's Tattered Floral challenge.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

PP_participant.png I seem to have a lot of paper and need a few more lessons in how to combine them. Day one had a lot of great ideas. Here is my first card in the this class.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Altered Boxes Eclectic Paperie Challenge

Altered Heart

  I decided to join in on the fun with Eclectic Paperie challenge to alter a box.   Lots of layers - tissue paper, gesso, dylusions ink spray, distress ink, perfect pearls and embossing, were all experimented with.

I finished off with a collection of flowers I have made over time ranging from embossed plastic to beeswax.  I am really happy with the way this turned out.
Prepped with tissue paper

Back side

Gesso, spray and stencils
Close up of flowers

Thursday, September 27, 2012

I Hope You'll Dance

I made the bird cage using Tim Holtz's enameled stamping technique.  I really like how it turned out - it might be hard to see but they are tiny orange stars embedded in the cage.  The background was lightly distress stained and then stamped and clear embossed with a Dina Wakley heart stamp plus more  distress ink. An embossing folder at bottom seems to give the cage for the little  embossed birdie a place to rest. More distress stains and a sentiment mounted on grunge paper along with the tiny key and flower finish this off.

I will enter this in the Fall colors challenge at Frilly and Funkie.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

30 minute challenge from Art Journal Cafe

 My sister Marjie Kemper is the guest artist at the Art Journal Cafe this  month and their challenge is a 30 minute spread. I like the time limit - it quiets the voices in my head that over analyze and worry that things are not working out ~ and I am happy with the finished project. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

New February Calendar page

I had so much fun completing the January calendar as part of Kate Crane's challenge.  I have decided to use 12 x 12 pages for this year  and will put the finished pages in an album. It was easy to keep the January page out and update as I went along.

For February I am letting my romantic side shine, I am a newlywed of 9 months and all I can say is "ain't  love grand"?  I used gesso and acrylic paints, distress inks, rub ons and stencils - just had fun with it.

Hope you have a great month!

Monday, January 16, 2012

2012 366 Challenge

The new year always brings hope and inspiration - time to try new things - spread your wings and fly. I think Kate Crane has wonderful inspiration for us, create a calendar  page at the beginning of the month (or the 16th if it is your first time and you are a big procrastinator like me :) ) and then journal throughout the month and post again when you are finished.

I recycled a flyer I received at work and stamped over it to get me going.  Hope to get on track and stay on top of it.  Thanks for visiting!