Monday, August 31, 2009

Back to School

Oh yes, back to school I am! This is week two of English 10, Mythology, Alaska Literature and French. It's cutting into my stamping time! :) See all the lovely back to school samples at Created Byhand.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sunday Postcard Art: Fish

Here's my fish for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge. Enjoy! All images found through Google.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Gothic Arch: Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to the Gothic Arch challenge! :) Collage image from Lisa's Altered Art. Stamps from Stampington and Oxford Impressions.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Theme Thursday: Quotes

Theme Thursday: collage images from Paper Whimsy and Talullah's.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Sometimes it's fun to revisit old art. Here are some pieces made long ago.


Fall sprite is my contribution this week to the Created Byhand challenge. Thanks!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Mona's Heart

Can you guess what city I'd like to be roaming this week for the Gothic Arch challenge? :)


Sunday Postcard Art: Stamps mostly by Oxford Impressions and collage image from Lisa's Altered Art.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Altered Gypsy Autumn

Theme Thursday: Seasons is the challenge this week. I love fall, actually I love all the seasons, but fall is one of strange hues and contrasts. This is what I hoped to achieve with my altered gypsy. :) Enjoy.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Orange-Winged Floozie

Here's my winged woman for the 3 Muses art challenge. Am having loads of fun with all this digital stuff! :) All lovely images from Itkupilli.

Blue Art

Today is the official end of summer - back to school tomorrow, so I worked on my altered book today, more specifically, my "Blue Art" journal spread. I always look forward to the start of a new school year - so the only blue I'm feeling is the thought of the early morning alarm clock. You might not be able to read it, but there are expressions included that read, "Moondancing strongly encouraged" and "There are nights when the wolves are silent and the moon howls." Stamps are from a variety of companies including Ma Vinci's, Cherry Pie, Zetti, 100 Proof Press, Red Lead, and more. Enjoy! This is for the Saturday's Workout challenge.

Monday, August 17, 2009

ArtChix Masterboard

Do check out Helga's Masterboard challenge posted on her blog. Here's the ATC I made for the occasion.

Blue & Purple

Created ByHand

MMM: Stars

Stars galore for Mixed Media Monday this week.

Art Pieces: Owl

Art Pieces Challenge

Thursday, August 13, 2009

To the Beach

A Day at the Beach is the TGIF challenge this week. Here's mine. Collage images from Altered Pages and ArtChix.


The One Powerful Hour challenge this week is Family.

Apollo and the Coven

The 3 Muses challenge this week is Hats. I took this perfectly innocent, copyright free image of Apollo dancing with the Muses and changed them to fun-loving, dancing witches with a little help from Lisa's Altered Art (witch hats). Bruce did the lovely tie-dye sky in the background and I worked in some of the magical effects. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wednesday Stamper: Paisley

Wednesday Stamper: Paisley

Theme Thursday: Orange

And a lot of hot pink, too! :) This is for the Theme Thursday challenge of Orange. Enjoy. Stamps by PaperArtsy.

Tag It On: Strictly for the Birds

Strictly for the Birds is this week's Tag It On challenge. Stamps from Oxford Impressions and collage image from ArtChix.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Crazy Amigo: Welcome

Crazy Amigo challenge - stamps by PaperArtsy

Blues & Greens and Background

My window bling meets two challenges this week: blues and greens for Mixed Media Monday and backgrounds for Created Byhand. I have enjoyed getting inky this week with alcohol inks, my favorite kind of background. You never quite know what you'll end up with by the time you're finished.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Gothic Arch: Poe

Here's my Poe for the Gothic Arch challenge. Enjoy!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Saturday's Workout: Texture Paint

Even more than Tim Holtz stamps, I've increased my collection this year of heavy body acrylic paints in an array of colors. Golden is my favorite, but Liquitex is the primary acrylic offered by our local art shop. Here's my Saturday's Workout challenge piece - stamp from IBFS/Stampinback Line.

Purple Sun

Last week's Digital Whisper challenge was to alter an image of the sun.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Halloween Fun

Here are several little Halloween pieces I worked on this afternoon. The 4x4 with the pack of boys and the trick or treat girl are new collage images from Lisa's Altered Art. The witchy sisters and baby witch collage images are new Halloween images from Collagevisions. All stamps used are from Oxford Impressions.

TGIF: Pens and Brushes

I went with pens for the TGIF challenge. All stamps by Oxford Impressions.

OPH: Dolls

Dolls are found this week at the One Powerful Hour challenge. Collage image from Lisa's Altered Art. Stamps from Hero Arts and Time to Stamp/I Brake for Stamps.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

TIO: Nature's Beauty

Nature's Beauty is the theme of this week's Tag It On challenge. What better image to use for this theme than that of Diana, Goddess of the Wild, associated also with the moon, the woods and the animals within. Pure magic. All stamps by Cherry Pie.

Theme Thursday: Purple

This is my 4x4 for the Theme Thursday Purple challenge. All stamps by Cherry Pie.

Fantasy Art Magic & Papers

The Crazy Amigo theme is open this week as our CrazyAmigos are on summer break. I decided to spend a lot time of this week (and last) working on an altered book that will be making its rounds in an Altered Gypsy swap starting September 1st (if you'd like to join, let me know and I'll add you to our list of 5!). My book's (an old German book) theme was intially going to be 'whimsy'. This turned to 'magic' and simply by luck of collage image placement, the final title is Fantasy Art Magic & Papers. I paper toweled several colors of fluid acrylics as a base, stamped flourishes with Gesso and used collge images from ArtChix and Lisa's Altered Art. Stamps are from Red Lead, Oxford Impressions and Somerset. I can't wait to see what art this book inspires!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

3 Muses: Round

Went around and around with this one for the 3 Muses challenge, before deciding to just play with pattern. I started with a clock face image from Collagevisions and this is what it became! :)

Created Byhand: Crow

Here's my ATC for this week's Created Byhand challenge. All stamps by Quietfire Design.

Monday, August 3, 2009

TMTA: Friendship

The TMTA theme this week is Friendship. Collage images by Altered Pages and Lisa's Altered Art.

MMM: Nature's Blues and Browns

Here's my altered library card for this week's MMM challenge. Collage images by Lisa's Altered Art.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Gothic Arches: Toys

What little kid doesn't love planes? Here's my Gothic Arch for this week's toy challenge. All collage images from Lisa's Altered Art. Enjoy!

Alice Goes to Bingo

Bingo is the Sunday Postcard Art challenge this week.