Friday, September 12, 2014

Working on a Small Canvas

I joined a Facebook Group, Altered Playing Cards......where we will learn many techniques in altering the cards, which then can be applied to our art. This is week one, using sprays as a background. The group is run by Claudine Wagner Criner. Feel free to check it out and join in. The challenge this week at Lisa's Blogger Challenge is Alter It, so this is a shoe-in for me.

Quite a bit of fun!  How about that FROG Witch!  LOL...., from VivaLasVegasStamps.

Taking a break next week, see you all again soon, hugz....


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

He Never Learned to Read..........

For about 25 years we had the most wonderful Sun Conure, his name was Tequlia. He was the most beautiful, loving little bird you can ever imagine. Never clipped his wings, he flew threw the house and would go where ever he choose. He was very talented.....he could talk, and he could sing Happy Birthday......but he never did learn to read!  Did I tell you he was potted trained!!

This week on the Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog, SDC 164,  it's Birds or Animals, I choose the feathered friends.  This actually looks a lot like our bird, he had a long tail tho.   I dug thru my Gelli stash and found this background.  I used the pencil over marker technique on the bird, for effect, color and texture.  Of course I had to purchase this stamp, but unfortunately don't use it enuf.  

We lost Teke about 2 years ago, he is always in my heart.  Almost a year ago, we brought in a little wild kitten, but please don't tell Teke, he would be somewhat upset I'm sure.  Hobo doesn't talk much, doesn't sing or fly.....but he too has stolen our hearts......

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

October 31...............and A Remake of My CAS post

Roc Nicholas, of Stampotique fame, has a Facebook group swap this time, a postcard, ...........and I had some much fun creating this piece (I don't really want to give it up! lol).  I used Feline, and altered her a little bit for Halloween.  Isn't she adorable in her little hat!  The theme of the postcard swap is "put a heart in your art" I gave Feline a nose job.

It's a fun group with very little pressure, check us out!

That CAS card I posted this morning, got a little face lift...........nothing more than a dotted background stamp and some additional color..........WOW, much happier now.  Thinking I will not play in many cas challenges she is!

Thanks for stoppin' in.............hugz.......


So Many Men

The challenge at Lost Coast Designs is Clean and Simple this time, and this is as clean as I get today!! CAS is one of the most difficult things for me to do.

 Stamped in Sepia Archival, and added very little!!


Monday, September 8, 2014

By the Sea

Don't you just love when things come together....I'm running behind on challenges, and need to play catch up. I had this stamp sitting on my desk since Wednesday, for the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog #SDC 163, Refresh It. When I first started playing with Stampotique stamps, I invested in the more traditional stamps, ?what did I know?!, and this is one of my first stamps. I still love this stamp!!

Love it!  I pulled the tag out of my stash, it already had the blue and yellow, perfect for this stamp.  Added the sun, inked thru a stencil for the sun rays, and edged it.  My kind of stamp day!  Also for the De Craftorij FB group, fall colors.



Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Deep Blue Sea

Look who lives in this deep blue sea..........!

This week the Stampotique Designers Challenge #162 is UNDER THE SEA! Thanks so much Arwen for the fun challenge!

I used an embossing folder, flattened it, and then added several colors of blue and green distress inks for the background.  Agatha Heart was the perfect image to make into today's mermaid.  Isn't she just too cute!

Fishy hugs,


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Just Gotta' Do It.............

I recently won a HUGE stack of stamps from Viva Las Vegas Stamps, and this guy was in the bunch! Oh you better believe that I had a use for him.........

so..........ok everyone, what day is it???????????

Thanks for stopping in, hope you got a chuckle or two, and thanks VLVS!