Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Countdown!

Countdown is the TMTA challenge this week.

End the Year with a Splash

Here's my entry for the Crazy Amigo challenge. Happy 2009!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Open Theme & Happy New Year, Friends!


Both Sunday Postcard Art and Mixed Media Monday have open themes of sort. So today I created both an ATC and a postcard that hopefully meet the challenge for both.

My postcard, Spirit Captured, uses collage images from Lisa's Altered Art and Paperwhimsy. Stamped images are from Inkastamps. The fuzzy green fiber material around the border is actually from my Christmas tree, a beautiful yellow cedar. Locally, we call it bearded moss. It's very dry, a unique shade of green, and seemed to work as the perfect border for a mysterious, wooded arch.

Stamps used for the ATC are from Inkastamps, Catslife Press, Inkastamps, and Time to Stamp/I Brake for Stamps. Postoid is from ArtChix and expression from Lisa's Altered Art.
Happy New Year, Friends! :)

Friday, December 26, 2008

Happy New Year

Here's my ATC for Art Creations Friday. I loved working with this background piece - it bridges the sparkly, shiny winter holidays and sets the tone for a brighter year to come. Happy 2009!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Life Is About...

Here's my Open Theme entry for this week's Wednesday Stamper.

Listen

Here's my TGIF card. The postage stamp is from Kelly B., the listen tag from Kris, the pretty stamped bunch scrolls from Liisa...lots of "new" in this little card!

Merry Christmas!

Here's my Merry Christmas tag for Theme Thursday. Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! :)

Monday, December 22, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Here's my entry for the Crazy Amigo challenge. Merry Christmas!

Waiting for Santa

The TMTA challenge this week is Waiting for Santa.

Pattern Paper

The Created Byhand Challenge this week is to use patterned paper.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Saturday, December 20, 2008

December Muse

This week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge is Christmas. Collage images from The Graphics Fairy. Stamps from Inkastamps, Hero Arts and MaVinci's. Merry Christmas!

Christmas House

This is for the Dans ma Maison challenge: Noel.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Toys

The TGIF challenge this week is Toys! :) One more week till Christmas...

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Green & Brown

Happy Winter Solstice! Here's my Theme Thursday challenge piece.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Hearts

The Crazy Amigo challenge this week is Hearts.

Wednesday Stamper: Bows


Last week's Wednesday Stamper challenge was Bows. I put together a couple of samples for this one. The first has the new PaperArtsy mini my friend Liisa sent me for my bday, star scrap from Inkastamps, and a flourish from Impress. The second sample highlights a ringer from Inkastamps and the lovely new Catslife Press birdies from my friend, Kris.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

4x4 Golden

The Mixed Media Monday challenge is all things gold. For this I put together a 4x4 using alcohol inks (including gold), gold sequin waste, gold acrylic paint, gold crackle paint, and gold tree ribbon. Lots of shiny in this piece. Collage fairy by Inkastamps.

Brightness

Between glowing Mother Moon last night and Winter Solstice next weekend, brightness abounds. This week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge is Bright Colors. Here's my creation. Collage fairy by Inkastamps.

Pay It Forward

I got this from Liisa although I was slow to post it.. Anyway, here it goes!

****The Pay It Forward - rules are as follows:

1. All who have a blog or a Flicker album can play this.

2. The first three to sign up (in the comments of this post) will receive a hand-made present from me.

3. The presents will be sent within a year.

4. Those who will receive the presents, must put the PIF-heart and the rules on their blog/Flicker, and get ready for the next sign-ups! They will then in turn send out three presents.
P.S. Be sure to check out Liisa's piece called "Yonder" on her blog. Very Alaskan, very gorgeous!

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Here's my TGIF challenge for the week!

Warm and Cozy

The One Powerful Hour challenge yielded this little card front for the theme Warm and Cozy.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Keeping Warm

This week's Crazy Amigo challenge is Keeping Warm. Stamps used in this ATC are from Oxford Impressions.

Extra! Extra!

Here's a little Christmas star just for fun. Collage image and star scrap stamp from Inkastamps (say that three times fast!). Flourish stamp from Quietfire Design.

French Fairy Postcard Art

Here's my postcard for the week - a French fairy! Check out the fine work at Sunday Postcard Art.

Tree Trio

This week's Created Byhand challenge is Tree Trio, template included! Flourish stamps by Quietfire Design. Winter stamp from Rubbermoon.

Little Houses

Here's a photo of the little row houses I'm sending in for a swap. These were fun to put together. Each has images from Oxford Impressions.

Le Chien Enchante

Here' s my TMTA challenge this week for "Seeing Red".

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Old Forest

This week's Gothic Arch challenge is Trees. I decided to build my arch around the idea of the Old Forest. Collage image by Spice it Up. Stamped flourish from Inkadinkado.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Baby Floral

The Theme Thursday challenge this week is Children. Stamps from Time to Stamp/I Brake for Stamps.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Home Sweet Home

The MM challenge this week is Home Sweet Home. This is a small ATC-sized house. All stamps by Oxford Impressions.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Winter Wonderland

Here's my Winter Wonderland contribution to Sunday Postcard Art.

Gothic Arches: Snow

Snow is the theme for this week's Gothic Arch challenge. All stamps from Oxford Impressions.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Marie in the House

Marie Antoinette is the Dans ma Maison challenge this week.

Playing House

The TGIF challenge this week is Games. I used an image and background stamp from Inkastamps for this one.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Santa, Santa, Santa


The upcoming Theme Thursday challenge is Santa. I created an ATC and two paint chip tags. The idea for the tags comes from Helga's (the grand dame of ArtChix) blog, My Artistic Life. I ran over to the hardware store after school today to pick up a handful of paint chips for this little project and am pretty happy with the results. Stamps from Time to Stamp/I Brake for Stamps, Hero Arts, Tim Holtz, and Inkastamps. The three collage images are from Collagevisions.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Hands

The Crazy Amigo challenge this week is hands. Stamp from Art by Moonlight.

Christmas Music Card

Trying yet another new-to-me challenge this week. The Created Byhand challenge of the week is to create Christmas music cards. Couldn't resist adding a Santa hat (from Collagevisions) to Raven (raven, music and flourish stamps from Quietfire Design).

TMTA: Cloth + Paper


The TMTA challenge this week is to use a bit of cloth in an ATC. I'm again going with Marie Antoinette as part of my swap with Cathy. The ATC in pink/gray/linen actually is the one with the piece of cloth as a background layer.

Art Creations ATC

Another new challenge blog has tickled my fancy this week. Art Creations Friday offers a weekly picture/background for the creating. I printed out the vintage gal of this week's challenge and voila - an ATC.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Mixed Media Monday

I'm working on a Row House swap through Oxford Impressions and as I was putting together my tiny house, I realized this gal has a set of eyes that might just qualify for the MMM (Eyes Have it All) challenge! So here's my oh la la gal, with brooding eyes and some shiny bling. All stamps from Oxford Impressions.

Sunday Postcard Art: Raven

The Sunday Postcard Art challenge is Jokester. I took some liberty with this theme. In Alaska Native cultures and Norse mythology, raven is a trickster image, so I brought out raven for this one. Stamps from Ma Vinci's and Inkastamps.

Assorted Christmas Tags

Here's a variety of Christmas tags I've started for the upcoming holiday season. Can't say I have near as many Solstice/Christmas cards made!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Gothic Arch: In Celebration of Winter

Celebration is the Gothic Arch challenge this week. I'm working my magic a bit, hoping for snow, so my arch is in celebration of snow. Collage images from Inkastamps and Altered Pages. Stamped flourish from Stampington. Quote by Dickens reads, "Nature gives of its own to every time and season some beauties."

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Theme Thursday: Old West

Old West is the Theme Thursday challenge this week.

TGIF: Vintage

Birds of a Feather is my contribution to this week's TGIF challenge.