Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Around here...

Last weekend was gorgeous and we decided to put down the tools and go walking with Chum- who was totally excited when he heard "Walk"!!

 We headed to Fair Haven Beach State Park and walked the trails for a couple hours and then walked the beach for awhile so Chum could go swimming-his favorite thing in the world! heehee

a love note from my husband❤

These photos are beautiful but sad,as the shoreline keeps coming in further and further-very odd since the lake is so low.This erosion has taken place over the last 3 years,the cliffs were further out,who knows what will be left in the next 50  years- 

Back on the trails,my sweetie was having his own bit of fun,he makes me smile so~
It really was a great day-walking for a few hours and when we arrived home,delicious,hot beef stew in the crockpot,made by my sweetie!
It's nice to take a break from the homestead chores!
 On to some other fun things...
I have some more yummy mail goodies to share
 This fab package I received from artist
 Theresa Martin~
 on her blog
and as a designer for

 beautiful atc created by Theresa

Thank you so very much Theresa for the lovely package of art!
 A few months back,before we left for our x-country trip(heading home post coming soon) I was the lucky winner on
 Shari Replogle's blog here,
you can also watch her videos here:
Just look at the delicious treats she sent me!!

I just love this shellacked piece by Shari 
This is the class I am taking from Shari
Thank you,thank you,you are too nice,Shari!
  and my book from the amazing
also find her on her blog
came from Amazon the other day!Yay!!
 I only wish I could have been at her book signing to have mine signed as well...
I just might have to mail my copy to her! ")
 Roxanne's class I am taking
 All three artists above are amazing and ever so talented-I encourage you to check them out if you have a minute-beautiful artwork from them all!
and finally a few pics of my latest creations!
 These are our beautiful Concord grapes this summer before they ripened.
When they did,well,
what is better than a grape pie?
Why,seven of grape pies,of course!!
Chum says,"what? did I hear pie??"
Chum likes the whipped cream that comes from the can!The one little "bad" treat he has on occasion-
 If he is at the other end of the house and hears that can spraying,he comes a running! lol Cwazy dog!
Thanks for your visit,see you again soon! 
hugs,Jackie & Chum ")

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Witchy Woman

 Working on a commission for a friend, I created Witchy Woman as my prototype.

 This is the original canvas witch,oops-which,I started with. 
 Jennifer,a long time family friend,is an avid collector,auction hunter and seller of fine antiques and vintage treasures,specializing in vintage clothing.
You find find Jen,aka,LadyJane Vintage here~
Etsy  and    Ebay   and   Instagram

 When this canvas at auction was not going to be bid on,Jen bid $1.00 and bought it with me in mind.
 Yea,no I don't look like her and not even am I a witch-heeheeeeheeee
Jen had a special witch in mind and knew she wanted me to take on the challenge! 
Witch,I have and now Witchy is complete,but I cannot post her until Jen picks her up- so stay tuned for that post! 
(sorry,can't seem to help myself  with the witch puns!)
 Some lovely cackle(oops-crackle) detail
 don't know about her face,she reminds me of the witch on Scooby Do! haahaa

As I said, stay tuned for the finished canvas,witch,does not look at all like my prototype!

 Happy Weekend~I hope it's ghoulishly fun!
(last pun, I promise! heheeee)
Jackie ")

Linking up with these great challenges:

 October Creative Adventure-Witchy Woman


Try It On Tuesday~

Scary and spooky 


 Mixed Media Monthly~

 Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #29 - Mood Board


Country View Crafts~

October Challenge - All Things Spooky



 Products used:

DecoArt Media White Crackle Paint 

DecoArt Glamour Dust~ Black Ice

DecoArt Media Acrylic Paints~

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Fall,Patterns,Colors of Orange,Yellow&Brown and Diecuts

Good morning friends!
Today I am sharing with you a journal page,I created,that I feel might even be suitable for framing!

 The first steps of my page included gesso,gold modeling paste through a stencil,and then stamping onto deli paper in various shades of yummy Fall colors,Orange,Yellow,Brown.

After stamping Patterns of leaves of which some were embossed...
 I also colored in with ink some beautiful Die Cut leaves which were added later.
The stamped leaves were torn off the deli paper and applied to the page with Decou-Page matte medium.
 On another sheet I again,stamped some leaves and then scanned that into my computer and added the wording from
 Van Morrison's song-Autumn Song
BTW, Van Morrison is on the top of my all time favorites!
The verse was torn out,the edges inked and it was placed atop of burlap. 
Here you can see,the diecut leaves were then arranged around the verse from the song and glued into place.

 This is how the page looks after all pieces coming together!

Linking my page up with these 3 great challenges!



 Thanks so much for your visit and I do hope I have inspired you to play art today!
Jackie ")

Products used:
Ranger~Wendy Vecchi Archival Inks
Orange Blossom
Red Geranium
Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste
Metallic Gold

Tsukineko~StazOn midi
Orange Zest
Memento Ink

Ranger~Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Vintage Photo
Mustard Seed
Fossilized Amber
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder
Mustard Seed

Maple and Oak Leaf Stamps~Rubber Stampede

Prima~Finnabair Stencil

Sizzix~Tim Holtz Thinlits
Fall Foilage

DecoArt~Decou-Page Matte Medium