Friday, January 27, 2012

See the new gadget!!!

Over on the left sidebar, you'll see a new gadget (that's what Blogger calls them.) It's the logo for the She Art workshop. If you click on it, it will take you to Christy Tomlinson's website and store. She is the fabulous artist behind She Art. I am signed up to take She Art 1 in the next 3 weeks, although I actually have up to 3 months to access all the pdfs and videos involved. I am really excited about this because one of my New Year's resolutions was to start an art journal and a good friend, Diane in Michigan, hooked me up with She Art. It's quite a phenomonon going around in the mixed media art world. It's called She Art because one of the core images used in this art is a simple shape of a girl. But oh boy, what you can do with her!! I hope to have some finished work to show here soon but I thought I'd let you all know in case you want to join in the fun. She Art 2 is also being offered but you should take 1 first as it addresses all the basics of mixed media art. I don't consider myself an artistic person but I've seen some of the work that beginners have done and it's soooo cool! Think about it!

Friday, January 13, 2012

In Honor of Ravens Purple Mania!

As I said in the previous post, I'm not a Raven's fan but this is my part of participating in "purple mania!" One quarter of a square doily at the top, Spellbinders Labels 4 and the saying is from SU. MS leaf punch and some little flowers from Michaels. Ta da!

I think I really must like this color.....

....because the last post used the same robin's egg blue or light teal, whatever you want to call it. This was done with scraps from my overflowing box. I used some SU paper and the seam binding is vintage. Found it in my MIL's when we cleaned her house out. I used Spellbinders Nested Pennants and Lacy Pennants dies and a Sizzix Flourish. The fact that the flourishes are mirror imaged was a happy accident. I turned the die to the blue one time through the machine and to brown (on the backside) on the other pass through. Used a Copic marker to color the little flower and both that and the sentiment are from SU stamps. My card box got quite empty last year so I have been trying to fill it up with this year's creations! Enjoy your weekend. I know lots of you are experiencing snow and this is a big football weekend too, especially for the Baltimore Ravens. Not a fan myself but Baltimore is painting the town purple for sure! Stay snug and warm and make art.

Friday, January 6, 2012

First Creation of 2012

I made a pair of these cards with the idea in mind of using texture, white and one color. The white paper is Stampin Up and the lace medallion, cut with Spellbinders Lace Doily Motifs is a paper that came with my Cricut. This is the first time I've ever had a problem with a Spellbinders die. The diecut would not release from the die. I had to use several pokey tools to get it out and ruined a couple in the process. I think the problem was the paper was too thick. SU papers are heavy and I think a thinner weight paper would be better. The small medallion is a Spellbinders die also, Fleur de Lis Rectangles. The saying is also from SU, "Blessings from Heaven." The flower is Prima and I used the texture folder also from SU. The ribbon I had on hand. No clue where I got it. I also used a couple dots of" Bottle" Perfect Pearls. Hope everyone has a great weekend and stay warm wherever you are!