Monday, November 23, 2015

Mixed Media Circle Weaving

Maybe it's the cold weather but my crafting has taken a turn for the soft and touchable... weird :-)

This was woven on a paper plate.

The leaves are hand-painted canvas sewn on to warm and natural batting.

Little bits of book paper was attached with mod podge.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Nature inspired Circle Weaving

All the wildly creative weaving projects I'm seeing online are making me drool all over the keyboard.

So I decided to give it a try. This is project #2 (the first one I'll share soon, it's just these photos turned out, the others were dark).

I was aiming for eye-of-God reimagined as a bird's nest or flower... my mind... this is how it works. LOL

The leaves are hand-painted on canvas and attached to branches.

And the big leaves are also hand-painted canvas backed with batting. The copper wire and beads are a nod to the shiny bits and pieces you sometimes find in nests.

Thursday, November 5, 2015


The Capture the Moment blog has the cutest fabric strip tree card for this week's Make it Monday Challenge. I couldn't resist making one.

Of course my colors are a little non-traditional... no surprises there :-)

Click to see it all big and pretty.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Whimsical Rabbit

A little something fun for the weekend :-)

She's so adorable I smile every time I walk by. 

Monday, October 12, 2015

Paper Artsy Guest Blogger: Wearables

You guys!

I seriously messed up. Big time.

About a week ago my middlet was laid up having just had all four impacted wisdom teeth pulled. The next day I came down with the flu and a killer fever. 

So while he dozed on the couch I slept on the love seat and we were miserable together. 

I didn't get much done though.

When we both came back to our senses I apparently missed a few things... like my guest post at Paper Artsy going live. Oops. 

I've been diligently checking everyday since and drooling over everyone's gorgeous projects.

Then it hit me... I bet mine went up during the Great Darkness of 2015 ;-)

And Sure enough, there it is. My post, all the lovely folks who commented so sweetly. 


So please, all my darling readers, CLICK OVER TO THE POST and say hello for me. 

Friday, October 9, 2015

One Layer Tag

So I was totally kicking it old school for the SDC:216 Tag Challenge.

First I dug around and found my last Ranger manilla tag (love these!) and I stamped Topher near the middle with Versamark ink... that required finding my versa mark ink. I haven't stamped with the intention to color in a loooong time.

Then I made a mask and had to search for some repositionable glue (are you catching theme here... it's been awhile). With mixed media, repositionable is the farthest thing from what I'm looking for.

Once the mask was trimmed all pretty I let the glue set and then covered up Topher. Then I stamped the Angel wings - 2 sided (I am going to use the heck out of this most awesome stamp) kind of catawampus 'behind' Topher. I peeled off the mask and voila - a shy winged dude.

The rest was cake - copic markers for color and I made the very simple background by scribbling a bit of purple neocolor crayons and then blending it out with white liquid acrylic.

Once it was all dry, I touched up the show laces and wing tips with a black micron pen.

Easy peasy. I even got to take a picture before the rain made things too soggy.

Anyone who's been reading this blog for long knows one-layer is way out of my comfort zone. I'm glad I challenged myself to do this and I'm sure this tag will find it's way into an art journal page or postcard before too much time passes.

FWIW, I had a great time coloring and stamping - it's nice to revisit old favorite pastimes. 

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Because I'm a Woman - Art Journal Page

Here's another art journal page featuring an analogous background and employing a complimentary color on the focal point for POP.

Click to see this up close :-)

This gal was originally an illustration of 'women of the future' from the 1920s. She looks like she means business.