Saturday, February 25, 2006

I found a few minutes this week to stamp. More stamps arrived in the mail.....don't you just love when new toys arrive? It is almost like Christmas!

Below are stamps from TuscanRose, Oxford Impressions and Paperbag Studios.

This is a card for my friend Marilyn. If she reads this I guess she won't be surprised next week LOL

I have been playing with 4 x 4 cardboard squares. In both of these projects I used a text page torn out of a book I am altering. I sanded it heavily in several areas then I wet it with water and then sprayed it with walnut ink and let it dry. Later I dry brushed off-white acrylic paint over it. The inks are all "Memories" permanent ink. I used this because I wasn't sure when I started if I would want to tint the images with chalks, water colors, markers...or nothing at all.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

New Stamps!

I just received some new stamps in the mail and HAD to play with them! They are from Oxford Impressions, a fabulous stamp company!

I received their new April in Paris plate and stopped everything to have some fun. :-)

Saturday, February 18, 2006

The past week was very hectic around here. My in-laws celebrated their 50th anniversay and we had to attend 3 parties. My sister-in-law was in town for the occasion and we had her and her husband over for dinner one night. Today was the first time I was able to get to my art desk in over a week. I was definitely going through withdrawal!

I have a couple decos sitting on my desk that I need get done this weekend. First is a Gypsy one. I had a week to mull this over and got to work on it this morning. The second is a Cupid theme and I have not even glanced at it yet.

I also need get cracking on a rolodex card for a friend, a going away card for another friend and I want to try out some new stamps that arrived yesterday. Thank goodness it is a 3 day weekend.

Below is my Gypsy spread.

I just finished the Cupid deco.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Today I completed my spread for the "Purple Passionate" deco. Purple is not a color I am wild about. Not that I don't like it but I am more into blues and rich reds.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

The Grass Is Always Greener Deco

This is my "Grass is Always Greener" spread. I was working on a theory of the poor envying the rich. So far, I am the only one home and so I have no one to show it to and see if they "get it".

Tuesday, February 07, 2006


I am working on some decos tonight. I am trying to come up with something for one themed "The Grass is Always Greener". So far I am not pleased with the out come. It just seems disjointed and I am unsure how to pull it all together.

I want to portray sort of a "poor vs. rich" look but so far it is not coming together.

I think I need a break, maybe it will look better tomorrow....or something else will jump out at me.

Monday, February 06, 2006

I created this blog to post pictures of my current art projects.

Right now I am participating in a Rolodex swap. Each month the hostess chooses a theme and the players have to create Rolodex cards with their interpretation. The theme for February is "Greensleeves". You know, the song. Legend has it that Henry VIII wrote it for Anne Boleyn. However, historians say this isn't so. Either way, I used this ill-fated couple for my piece.