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

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Sherie comes to visit...

 Last week I hinted at my friend Sherie coming for a visit. Well,she did! And it was a great time!
 She flew in on Thursday(boy were her arms tired!LOL) and stayed until the following Monday evening.
Sherie showed up with lots of love and a suitcase packed full of art goodness and treasures and a mind packed with clever art ideas and inspiration-yup, all of that!heehee

Over the next few days,I am going to share the projects we worked on and created.

Project number one was to redesign these baby dresses/nighties Sherie brought.

Up first is Sherie's~warning photo heavy post with some Jackie goofiness!

She spoke not a word and went straight to her work...

And sewed like a mad woman till her stitches did twerk!

Her stamping and laces were beauties to behold!

just look how that coffee made those ribbons look old!

buttons,strings and flowers were placed till just right
How beautiful! We both said cheered with joy and delight!

A masterpiece my friend!Well done Sherie!
ok,enough of my silly poetry and on with the post!
here,my sweet Riley took some time out from his yard work to help get the second machine up and running for us!
 thanks my honey!
Next up is my dress
 Still configuring the elements on the worktable...
the tin to the left is the coffee we used for splattering and dying our materials.

I had never worked on a project like this,so it was sort of a challenge for me.

I gathered sooooo many pieces to begin with and ended up using a fraction of what I had~choices are good!
oh, and all those vintage laces and ribbons I have been  hoarding saving,really came in handy!

I think composition was the most difficult part for me,but I do like how it came together

my very first time using buttons in ANY of my art!

I even pulled out the embroidery thread one night last week and while my husband and I watched The Wizard of Oz together,I stitched out some French knots!

Believe it or not,stamping on material was another first for me and I quite like it!

So there you have a tale of two dresses!
Those wonderful stamps we used are from
A couple more photos to share here and then another post on Friday with more fun pieces.


This is a journal Sherie brought me that she made out of large envelopes-so very cool! It took me forever and her explaining at least a hundred times how she assembled these envelopes heehee my brain wouldn't cooperate!
 I love Sherie's style,always so happy!
 Thank you my sweet art sister!
That's a wrap for today- see you again tomorrow!

Thank you for your visit!
Jackie ")

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Journal play with the Muses

 I have been playing in my journals again,spending some quiet time meditating and creating.
This page here,was created during a very reflective time this past weekend.
My star represents Hope
and the muses represent the sisterhood
 that is ever present in my life.
~I am thankful for you all~
 My journal background was created using one of my new favorite products by Paper Artsy-Infusions! 
I just Love these little powders of pure color joy!
  Here I used clear embossing paste mixed with embossing powder through a stencil.

Then added a few more favorites...
Lindy's Starburst Sprays~yummy shimmer
and then some splatters were made by blowing air through a straw onto the wet colors
After the background dried,I added
 the beautiful Muses graphic by itKuPiLLi  
I am such a fan of her designs!
Next came the pressed leaves & flowers.
These are from my sis,Judy,who recently paid a visit and brought her stash of dried flora from last summer's bounty. 
these were attached with matte medium
 finally more splatters were added by loading a paintbrush with some white paint and gently tapping it over the page.
 and here is the full page~hope you like it as well as I do!
 I might have to mount it to a canvas-what do you think?

 Thank you for visiting
Sending you wishes for peace and serenity
Jackie ")

Products used:
Are You Cerise,Sleight Blue,Warm Sands
Embossing Powder~Bling-y Blonde
Lindys'Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays~Glory of the Seas Gold,Sassy Sapphire
itKuPiLLi~ Muses Graphic 
Retro Art Cafe~Wooden Star
Matte Medium~clear
pressed leaves & flowers
Strathmore Mixed Media Journal

 Linking up with these great challenges!

MMW#23: Anything Mixed Media Goes~with optional twist 

I was inspired by this optional mood board-particularly the leaves and flowers. 

"WOW"New Challenge for March~"Spring"

 Also linking up with