Tuesday, March 31, 2009


ATC Wednesday is hosting a hat challenge this week. Here's my ATC for the occasion.


This week's Crazy Amigo challenge is Butterfly.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Come Fly with Me

The MMM challenge this week is Come Fly with Me. I've been kind of excited about shrine art this weekend and decided to continue playing with my shrine stamps for this challenge.

Saturday, March 28, 2009


Inspired by rainbows (Gothic Arch challenge), I opted for blue and yellow this week.

Shrine Art

Make a Shrine is Saturday's Workout challenge. I had a hard time creating just one, so here are the two I pieced together this afternoon - a thoroughly enjoyable experience!

Life Is Good/Fit for a King

I'm doubling up on my challenges this weekend with this piece for Life is Good (Sunday Postcard Art) and the King (Dans Ma Maison). Images from Collagevisions and Altered Pages. Stamps from Oxford Impressions, Tim Holtz and Hero Arts. The postcard base is an actual postcard that arrived with my renewal subscription for Altered Arts Magazine, advertising the upcoming Artiscape gathering, April 17-19th.

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Eyes is the challenge this week at One Powerful Hour. I absolutely love this quote by Simone de Beauvoir.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Transfer is the challenge this week at Wednesday Stamper. Here's my creation.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Monday, March 23, 2009


This week's Crazy Amigo challenge is Stripes.


This week's Created Byhand challenge is Flowers. Here's mine titled Spirit. Collage image from Collagevisions.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Haiku Bunny

This week's MMM challenge is Oriental. I brought out the Haiku Bunny and Caran d'Ache for the occasion.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Sunday Postcard Art - Moms

The Sunday Postcard Art challenge is Mothers. Here's to moms! :)

Happy Easter

The Created Byhand challenge this week is Easter/eggs. Collage image from Collagevisions.

Vernal Equinox

Vernal Equinox is the Gothic Arch challenge this week. Spring is a time of rebirth, renewal and bloom. I'm pretty sure there are some blooms coming up under all of our snow. Spring is a fickle gypsy in Alaska. We refer to this season as breakup, but I'm waiting for the warmer temperatures that accompany the phenomenon. Happy Vernal Equinox! Collage image from Collagevisions.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


Keep Smiling is the TGIF challenge this week. Happy Friday - Happy Vernal Equinox!


Spring is this week's One Powerful Hour challenge.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


This week's Theme Thursday challenge is Orange.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Doors and Windows...and Happy St. Patty's!

The Created Byhand challenge this week is Doors and Windows. I've made a 4x4 and an ATC for the occasion - and to wish you all Happy St. Patty's Day (tomorrow). Collage images on the 4x4 are from Lisa's Altered Art and Paper Whimsy. Collage images on the ATC are from Collagevisions and Altered Pages. Stamps on both from Quietfire Design and Inkastamps. Think green!

Sunday, March 15, 2009


Africa is the Sunday Postcard challenge this week. My background is from Google and my collage image from Lisa's Altered Art.

Spring Colors

For the Altered Gypsy wood shape swap AND the Mixed Media Monday challenge, I've created two art pieces that incorporate spring colors. We started with two basic wood shapes - crown and bird. I painted both with Gesso and various acrylics. From there I stamped, added collage images, and ephemera. These make great magnets! Collage images from Paper Whimsy and Lisa's Altered Art. Stamps from Time to Stamp/I Brake for Stamps.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Mother Moon & Daughter

The Gothic Arch challenge this week is Mother and Child, but with the arrival of new sheets from Paper Whimsy yesterday, I knew I'd be offering a slightly different take. Introducing Mother Moon and Daughter! :)

Altered Book Cover

Altered Book Cover is the Saturday's Workout challenge this week. This is the cover of a book that I passed around last spring for our Altered Gypsy round robin. Was sure pleased with the art my friends added. I'll have to see if I can talk them into another round! :)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

A Little Birdie Told Me

Favorite/Dream Vacation is this week's One Powerful Hour challenge. This one is a no-brainer for me...Newfoundland, Newfoundland, Newfoundland. Bruce and I drove across the island ten years ago and returned the following summer to backpack the south coast. I'm a girl of wild ocean scapes, be it Alaska or Newfoundland, so it's only natural that my card include a bit of the big blue sea.

Exotic Bird

Here's my bird for TGIF.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Theme Thursday - Flowers

Lotsa bloomin' flowers at Theme Thursday this week. Be sure to check them out!

Travel Plans

Green is the challenge at Wednesday Stamper today. I offer green with a touch of red.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Here's my mini skinny for the Arty Girlz smile challenge. Collage image by Inkastamps.

Monday, March 9, 2009


Simplicity is this week's Crazy Amigo challenge.

The Blue and Green Queen

Blue and Green are the challenge colors this week at Created Byhand.


Here's my ATC for the TMTA lyrics challenge.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

The Written Word

The Mixed Media Monday challenge this week is The Written Word. I am posting an altered Altoid tin to mark the challenge. The lichen that trims the left corner and edge of the box is what we locals call "Old Man's Bearded Moss". I picked it up in the park this morning while out on a walk to soak up some wintery sun. Yes, spring is coming.


This week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge is Words of Wisdom.


Fantasy is the Gothic Arch challenge for the week.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Beautiful Pears

Here's my Make a Moo or Two challenge. Collage images from Collagevisions and Altered Pages.

Make a Wish

Here's my TGIF challenge.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Eggs or Nests or Birds

Well, I think I have everything but the nest. Here's my ATC for this week's Theme Thursday challenge. Enjoy!

Monday, March 2, 2009


This week's Created Byhand challenge is Believe. It also contains shades of blue and yellow for the Arty Girlz challenge. I made a 2x4 for the occasion using a collage image from Collagevisions.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Paris in the Springtime

Here is an ATC kit I put together this morning for Altered Pages. I have been holding onto the Tinted Lovelies page for quite some time, till I realized today just how smashing they'd look on B&W backgrounds with a touch of glitter.


The Mixed Media Monday challenge this week is Time. Images on both skinny and ATC are from Collagevisions.