Thursday, April 20, 2017

Infusion color play cards and so proud to have my canvas selected!

A short post this morning,sharing a couple of cards I recently made using my Infusions.
The cards were stamped with embossing ink and clear embossing powder.
next I went on to my color play with Infusions. These powdered gems just amaze me with the gorgeous colors they make!

 a quick share here...
you may remember,a few weeks back I posted this canvas
My canvas came in second place in the contest that Sandra Everetson's Relics & Artifacts Tribe, had up on FaceBook.
First place went to the brilliant canvas 
JulieAnn Lee created.Congrats my friend!💜

and here are my treasured winnings!
Have a great day!
 Will be back again soon,working in the studio and having fun!

Joining in the fun over at Emerald Creek Dares
This month's challenge is DOUBLE DUTY
My cards can be used for Mother's Day or Thank You's or even get well(triple duty?)

Sunday, April 9, 2017

'beautiful adventure' Journal page

More journal play today~
Stamping out one of Lynne Perrella's ladies, I cut off her bottom and added a mermaid tail fin from Laura Carson

  This all started out when I pulled a jar of paint out to use and found that it had turned thick! Well, it was still pliable as I pulled it from the jar, and I could not bring myself to throw it away! Hoarder!

So what I did was take those blobs of paint and spread them onto my page for texture.
 here you can see the beautiful mica pigment that came out of the blob once i added some water and pulled the color across the page
I added some circles I cut with my new die and could not bear to throw away the wax paper rings that came out with my cuts,so I added those as well,topped with Liquidglass
stenciled here with some clear embossing paste using sealife stencils. Also added chipboard seaweeds and sea life strip across the bottom.
finally,I added my 'beautiful adventure' die cuts
 Hoping your Sunday morning is as beautiful as mine is
thank you for your visit
Jackie ")

Happy to link up with these fab challenges!
Dark Brown-shell in hand,Blue-whole page,White-wording die cuts

April Challenge~Backgrounds 
using old paint,stencils and embossing paste for my
 texturous (new word I made up!)background

beautiful adventure is a magical mystery tour for sure! 

April 2017 Anything Goes Challenge 

Products used:
Strathmore Mixed Media Journal
old paint~Viva Precious Metal Effect Paint in Turquoise
TimHoltz/Sizzix Thinlits Die~adventure
Sizzix Framelits Die~Circles
Sealife Stencils~Tattered Angels

Thursday, April 6, 2017

a bit of Marie extravagance and more fun!

 Today I have the Marie shrines to share
 that Sherie and I made on our visit a few weeks ago.
 Sherie's is the gorgeous Marie in pink on the left,
along with her vintage jewels and gold lion.

And the Marie in Monet Blue on the right is mine.
 As you may know,Marie was all about the glitter and gold and the latest fashions!
Some say that "Fashion" was born in France,
along with Marie,Louie and their court.
and as for the most popular"Let them Eat Cake" phrase,Marie actually never said that of the peasants; although she might have thought it!
 We still like to imagine she did and love to add sweet cakes and desserts to her array of treasures!

the bits and bobs used are from various places and came from my hoard stash!
These shrines were such fun to make as I love working in miniature and also playing with paper dolls!
💜💜Thanks again Sherie for all the wonderful playtime! 💜💜
 Hope you enjoyed the share of Marie extravagance,
now go Eat some Cake!!

Next up to share is a beautiful pin,an artist friend created and sent to me~Sue Marrazzo~
Sue is a mixed media artist and teacher and does some of the most gorgeous canvases! 
I have added her link below
 Mixed media art pin by Sue Marrazzo

and finally for today...
 This fab package of goodies I received in the mail from another artist friend and blogger Brenda Brown.
 Brenda had a giveaway on her blog recently and I was the lucky random draw for this Tim Holtz die!
  Not only did she send my prize but all the other goodies in the photo above... and
 she included this gorgeous tag she created! 
Thank you Brenda~I just LOVE it!!

So happy you came by today~
I do hope you had a pleasant visit!
Jackie ")

Links to products:
Shrine kits,Marie digitals,Fleur-de-lis,corner scrolls~
Moments Alterations Die,Stickles~Ranger/Tim Holtz

Friday, March 31, 2017

Altered Dollie light boxes

Day 2,and the creativity kept a-flowing!
Sherie had picked up these light-boxes on clearance and brought along with her these gorgeous porcelain Charlotte dollies.
After a cup or two of coffee for me and diet Coke for Sherie,the inspiration was off unstoppable!teehee

Up first is my light box...
I had no idea where I was going to go with this until I started thinking about small items I could use for Dollie's props-Lightbulb moment! 
When we were in Washington last year visiting my son and dil,Riley and I managed a newspaper full of garage sales and a map and headed out on our treasure hunt. Score! See these teeny tiny artists pigment colors in the vial-ed corks (to the left of her feet)
As soon as I remembered I had those,the"Artist"theme was no brainer!

The Color Wheel stamp behind her is a recent purchase that I had not used and was dying to give it a go-what a perfect fit!
 I knew I had great art collage ephemera from my time with Altered Pages,so I gathered those pieces,and any other tiny art related bits and bobs I could find.

 dried tube of paint came in a box of stuff from a sale-glad I saved it!Also on the lower right are vintage photograph oil and watercolor cakes-garage sales of course!

Pigment bottles I told you about above
And a tiny piece by my favorite artist Klimt made it's way in the box- Klimt is Dollie's favorite as well!
The hard to read stamp on the front of the transparency reads
"And away she went with her dot" 
This and the other stamp "Paint goes here" belong with the Color Wheel set I mentioned above.
Let me also mention that it was Alison Bomber aka Butterfly who turned me on to these stamps! 
Thank you Alison!💜
I tried to get as many photos as i could of each area and it really is difficult to photograph transparency! just saying ")
notice the paint splatters on Dollie's apron? She has been busy creating!
here is the box without the lights


a few mosaic tiles and call it complete!
 Chum wanted you to know he was ever constant with us and watching over Sherie. Good boy,Chum!

(I apologize for the lack of photos,of course we waited till we were packing Sherie up to take pictures of all her art!while mine I was able to do at my leisure.)

Now,on to Sherie's dollie who is an altered faerie.

Sherie's beautiful Dollie wrap is tulle sprinkled with faerie dust.
In her hand she holds a tiny bottle of faerie sparkle,to make wishes come true!
I just adore this little bell that Sherie thought to hang in the faerie garden!
The moon and stars on the back wall are a perfect match with
 Red Lead's stamp...
"may the moon restore you"

a doorknob finial and beautiful leaf complete the light box!

Next up is another doll project that Sherie thought up and brought vintage glassware from her stash to make it. 


  Here,Sherie stamped on the transparency and cut the piece to fit in the salt pinch for her face

 underneath the glass she used Tim Holtz deer painted in pink as well as a tiny frog with a crown(this is a Sherie thing~ribbit)

Such a Beautiful piece Sherie!!
Well that's all for today,I do have more to share,but will wait till Sunday for the rest,please come back then to see!
As for my glass doll,well I am a bit slower at my projects than Sherie is-teehee Sherie managed all of her projects, Plus a bunch of journaling-that girl moves a mile a minute! LOL

Thank you for your visit and lovely comments~
 you make my heart so happy!

Links for products used:
Artistic Essentials Stamp set-Andrea Ockey Parr
Light Boxes-Heidi Swapp 
Tiny Deer-Tim Holtz
May The Moon Restore You Stamp-Red Lead Paperworks
Artist collage graphics-AlteredPages