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Saturday, November 12, 2011

PPA119 Holiday colors

Just Paper and Texture: Petals-a-Plenty Impressions Embossing Folder, Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi and Garden Green paper, with a little dazzling details, gold glitter and ribbon. (The actual card is much prettier than the picture)

Happy Holidays!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

STEP ONE - Rescue Book Journals with Diana Trout

I am participating in another online class given by Mixed Media Artist Diana Trout.  I am pretty excited to be a part of the class.  I took some pics of my book inside and outside - but forgot to take one of the before.  I had a little problem when I took out the block and sliced the spine so I had to repair the outside.  I used some textured wall paper and colored it with Viva Decor Inka-Gold.  I got some really good pva glue on line at John Neal Bookseller - it works great.

Inside - Spine is old Stampin Up! velvet paper in
 Night of Navy.  End pages are from Stampin Up! Designer Series Paper "Paisley Petals".  The blues all work together.

PPA118-Celebrity Color Challenge

I adore this birdy! Young Vermillion (124092).  The colors, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, and River Rock lead into a cozy fall expression.  Autumn Splendor (116503) expresses this season of nature and its wonders.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Earrings for Dianne

Another pair of earrings, but this time for Dianne Hart another guide from our Crete trip.  See post below - Earrings for Sarah.  

Beautiful scallop shells protected with resin, Swarovski crystals and silver earwires.

Earrings for Sarah

We recently took a bicycling tour with Classic Adventures to the island of Crete.  We had a wonderful time.  While on a hike one day we were finding little treasures on the beach.  So, I made this pair of earrings for Sarah Hart, one of the tour guides.  I think the earrings turned out as beautiful as she is.

Sea glass found by Benton Hart, with Swarovski crystals and silver wires.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Mother's Day is Coming

Here is a little bit of Spring and my Happy Mother's Day Card.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Mixed Media Collage

I've started an Art Journal and experimenting with the art form of collage.  I am learning.  I think this entry still needs some work along the lines of de-cluttering and composition - but I like it just the same.

Let me know what you think. 

Monday, April 18, 2011

Polymer Clay and Mixed Media Mosaic

I love to bicycle.  This bicycle themed Mosaic expresses some of my passion for bicycling.  This is my first try at creating a Mosaic. I've used paper clay, glass tiles, polymer clay,  image transfers on polymer clay, stamping into clay, acrylic paints, polymer clay canes, paper, plastic and glass beads.

Monday, January 24, 2011

PPA77-A Sketch Challenge

Ppa 77 sketch

Here is my card for this week's Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge:  A Birthday card for my Mom.  Her Birthday is Feb 14.

Monday, January 17, 2011


For this weeks MOJO MONDAY it's got to be Valentines!  I just love this sketch.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Its SNOWING - I think we have over 18" today.

Love those Big Shot Snowflakes

Here is one with a little water color effect on the background and crystal effects on the snowflake for a watery effect.

 "Let us love Winter, for it is the spring of genius."  - Pietro Aretino