Thursday, March 23, 2017

peeky Easter egg!

Are you as happy as I am to welcome spring? I've already started Eastering with this little cutie:
image from Altered Pages

I've made quite a few of these Peeky Eggs (you know, like hollow sugar or chocolate eggs), but this one is my favorite so far.  That's partly due to the sweet little girl, and partly because of the shimmery metallic finish of the Curious Metallics Smoosh Roses surrounding her.  Not sure what a Smoosh Rose is?  You can learn how to make your own HERE
Those roses are so simple, I like to make a bunch in neutrals and save them to use in later projects.

Are YOU Eastering yet???

Friday, March 17, 2017

a spring window frame diy makeover, and the final fairy pop layout

Whew, my inaugural post at the CutCardStock blog is up.  I had grand illusions that spring was truly here, but then it snowed on my daffodils.  ***sigh***  That didn't stop me from updating the window frame that lurks around our house,  this guy occasionally gets a seasonal fix:
More info on the window frame in THIS POST

Also, at the Altered Page Artsociates blog, the final, and my very favorite, layout from the tiny 2x4 inch fairy themed pop-up book is up.
Look at that little guy, flying his butterfly driven chariot! 

I am SO ready for spring.  Count me in on these spring challenges, please!
Rubber Dance--March challenge, Spring
Stampin' Royalty--Spring
Word Art Wednesday--inspirational sentiment
Unicorn Challenge Blog--Go Green
The Artistic Stamper--Springtime

Here's a SPRING closeup, so you can see some of the stamping better:
text and music stamps from Rogue Redhead, butterfly from Lost Coast



Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Just Glue It, in the days 23s--The Problem of Organization



Couldn't resist a little crayon.  And some mica flakes, don't ask why--there were just begging to be used.  And they're shiny.  Enough said.

Thursday, March 02, 2017

more fairy pop-up pages

Time for more fairy pops!
You'll find more photos and another layout in my post today at the Altered Pages Artsociates page.

Also, I'm very pleased to let you know that I've been invited to join the CutCardStock design team.  As I'm already madly in love with their metallic cardstock, this is looking to be a good pairing . . .


Saturday, February 25, 2017

monoprints--leaves and doilies and bubble wrap

Did some monoprinting this week, both with and without a gel plate.  Used leaves, doilies, and big bubble wrap for markmaking:



It's good to have a stash of painty prints, ready to use as background papers in pretty much any project.  Makes me happy.  :)

P.S.  I'm on instagram now, thanks to the girl child, but it's taking me a while to get the hang of it.  One thing I CAN do is find the people who are following me, so if you're one of my arty friends on instagram, please follow me so I can find you!!  This is instagram me, here!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Just Glue It, day 22ish: A brilliant glow of hope

Just ephemera this round.  And glue, of course!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Just Glue It, Day 21ish: He loved the sea. (and a tiny fairy pop-up)

He loved the sea.
Well, being sick has definitely been getting in the way of glue time.  That's all I have to say about that.
been getting my photos from Altered Pages--HERE.
That tab you see on the left, it's from the "friends" layout, HERE.

Also, my post today at Altered Pages has a layout from a little pop-up fairy book;  you'll find it HERE

Now please excuse me, I need another cup of hot tea . . .

Happy Thursday to you!

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Just Glue It, Day 20: read

Used another vintage alphabet set in this layout



So I mean to read more this year.  I used to read quite a lot, but honestly, it got to be something of a waste of time, so I cut back exponentially.  But I mean to read more this year, but reading of a better sort.

ephemera, acrylic smear, crayon, pencil, vintage alpha with versafine

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Just Glue It, Day 19--friends

Some collage--the grey is nice and shiny, it's actually joss paper . . .

. . . some Wite-Out pen, pencil, crayon . . .

. . . and a little cardstock heart.

Oh, and a wash of ivory acrylic over the pages.  And when I say "wash", what I'm really saying is a smearing with my fingers and a little bit of tea out of my glass, because I was too tired to get up and get some water. 

(PS:  I'm tired of being sick.  And now there's paint in my tea.)

Joining in again at Word Art Wednesday, always anything goes WITH an uplifting sentiment.