Spring is here and we have so may wildflowers this year...It is so nice to see them everywhere you look! I hope you all are getting ready for a nice Easter weekend. I know I am looking forward to 3 days off from work. I have lots of new goodies to play with...so I should have some new projects to show you soon. So many things ....I don't know where to start! I am working on 30 card fronts for a swap at the end of April....Flower Class samples & kits....Design team challenge, and the list goes on..... Oh well...one thing at a time!
I have a new favorite artist Wendy Vecchi....have you heard of her? Well I recently got her new book, and she is featured in the new issue of "the Stampers Sampler" magazine. She has a fabulous blog too....Studio490art.blogspot.com. I love the look of her work...it has that distressed Tim Holtz look...but with a more feminine touch...and she makes flowers!!! She has her own line of stamps...but I don't have any of them ....Yet! So in my playing with what I do have....this was my first attempt to copy her style! Let me know what ya think! I love reading your comments, thanks for visiting!
This is one of the first pieces in a very long time that has made me feel like I made real Art! I am a member of the San Antonio Calligraphy Guild (which is so much more than just calligraphy) and in our "mini class" for March we made these mosaic collages.
The squares were punched from scrapbook papers and are one inch by one inch, then adhered to the base (a thick watercolor paper that was pre-gridded) I painted gesso...really thick for texture... in all the area between the squares., then let it dry overnight. The next day I painted it with gold acrylic paint, then smudged with black ink using a sponge. Then I stamped vintage text with black ink...I masked the squares off, so the stamping was just on the gold.
I had a black mat cut to fit the piece, and framed it in a simple black metal frame. When I tried to photograph the framed piece...the glass kept reflecting the flash...but here is another pic that shows the texture. Hope you are making some art!!!
Hello everyone! Today I am sharing an Altered Book that I have been working on for a while....it is still a work in progress....I want to add some ribbons & embellishments here & there to some of the pages. The book it's self is simply a hard bound book I found on clearance for .25 cents. I have been looking and you can find books at Goodwill, and thrift stores for $1.00 and under. I sectiond the pages into 8 groups....here are some of the pages I created in the book. I didn't have time to crop all the photos so please forgive me! I used several pattered papers....to many to name them all....lots of mis matched patterns...but they somehow coordinate. I used vintage images that I have collected from various sites and blogs. I have gotten hooked on making these altered books...I have ideas for for making a bunch more of these....the only problem is time!!!! Latlety my head is spinning with ideas....then I get frustrated and overwhelmed because I have no time to sit and create. I do hope you enjoy this and I love to hear your comments!!!
Ok....Is there is any question that I love to make flowers? I got the inspiration to make these organza flowers from a couple of other blogs that showed tutorials. Here is one tutorial and here is another. See...blog surfing can be productive! Their flowers are beautiful so be sure to check them out.
I experimented with the ivory color first, and sprayed the finished flower with glimmer mist and that is how I got the peachy colored flower and the light pink flower. Then I went out and bought more colors of the organza fabric and made the blue flower. I demonstrated how easy and quick these are to make at my friend Yuki's house the other night and I made some in other colors....but I gave them away! These are really simple and I hope you give them a try! I plan to make a bunch of these....I'll show ya how they turn out...as soon as I get them done!
I am loving making these fun little rosettes! They are so simple and quick...I promise! Here is a link to a tutorial I found to show you how. I had seen these, but had never made one until the I took "Totally Tim" class (where we learn all these cool Tim Holtz techniques) now I am addicted! These can be made with any size circle or scalloped circle...depending on how large you want your rosette to be.
Too many fun things to make.....never enough time!
Thanks to all who visit my little blog...I hope you find some inspiration....If you do I would love to hear from you!
My passion for crafting goes back more than 20 yrs. I love it all..embroidery, watercolors, stamping, making mini books, and making paper flowers. I also love all things vintage, and love to use them in my crafting. I used to scrapbook when my children were small... but now my son is almost 14, and my daughter is almost 24. I currently teach classes at the Scrapbook N More in New Braunfels, and Stamp Antonio in San Antonio, TX.