Thursday, January 30, 2014

YIPPEEEE!!! Who's Ready For A SWAP???

Hey everyone!! I am SOOO Pumped you are here and hope you are ready for my very first of many swaps!!! I can't tell you enough how excited I am that you are thinking of joining in on the Fun!!
As some of  you know I have the privilege of being a Creative Team member with the fantabulous
CrowAbout StudioB @ Deviant
 Nancy ( aka  Ms Fancy Pants) designs some of the most amazing graphics and I love love love getting my Zetti on with all the unique and extraordinary elements! So with that said I am sure you are getting the hint that this first swap will be all about her and her newest kit

"Bit by Bit"

You can find some amazing examples using her kits on her

Facebook Page

Nancy Baumiller - Crowabout Studiob at

 her blog

Now that I have given you the link Please go check out her page and hit the LIKE button
 as she is co-hosting this swap with me and has so generously donated a

$5.00 Gift Certificate
CrowAbout StudioB
for the
 Prize Drawing

 here on
 Atelier Mel'odee for this months swap


 I got so excited about the ATC Swap I created a few of my own

  The Graphics Kit
 "Bit by Bit"
 has so many cool elements

Not to mention background papers

you can find them here:

So my ATC Junqie's here's

The Details!!
This Month's Theme:
 (not romantic) but more Freedom to Love self
Although you may use elements from any of  Crowabout StudioB kits,
 the kit for this month is her newest

 "Bit by Bit"

You will create 3 ATC's
2 to be traded with other artists and 1 to trade with me!!
 I will create a photo album on

 My Facebook Page
Melodee Isaacs
So I may give Shout Outs as they come in!! YIPPEEEE!!
Swap Opens TODAY




 February 28th

 Announcement of  Drawing

 For The

$5.00 Gift Certificate
CrowAbout StudioB

 (and a few extras from Ms Fancy Pants herself!!)

 March 1st!!
To Enter

Swap and the Drawing
Please send a $5.00 PAYPAL "GIFT" Invoice
Friends and Family section on PayPal)
for Return Postage and Handling
 (tucking in a few little goodies)


Atelier Mel'odee

With this being is first Swap
I will be limiting it to

 15 participants
 this month,
(this way I don't get overwhelmed my first time out!! LOL)

If you become unable to participate after entering please let me know asap so someone else may have the chance. I will gladly return postage and handling during the first two weeks of  the swap but after that there will be NO returns!
All entries should be in the mail by February 20 no matter your location, however for international  participants I am in the USA so you should send out two weeks prior to

February 28th.

Also please try and make your ATC's as easy to place in a standard size envelope as possible (especially international)!! This helps save on mailing costs as oversized envelopes can cost almost DOUBLE the standard cost!

Well peeps that's it in a nutshell LOL ;)
 If I have forgotten anything please feel free to leave me a comment or pop me an email ( with any questions you may have!!

Remember the Deadline to receive them all is



I will announce
March 1st

I am sooo excited and can't wait to have you join in!! Thanks again for popping in and



CrowAbout StudioB


Deviant Scrap .Com

Blessings My Artful Peeps


Sunday, January 26, 2014

New Kit From Crow About StudioB

Hi everyone, Just wanted to let you know Ms Nancy at Crow About StudioB  has come out with a new kit !! I am so excited about this as I will be hosting my very first ATC swap using her
 "Bit by Bit" kit available now over at


Her images are amazing and I can't wait to show you the ATC's I have created with them. I hope you are ready for some awesome fun. For all of the details please join me on Thursday January 30, 2014. I will be showing off some fun art as well as sharing with you all the information on how you can participate in the February ATC swap!! It's going to be a Zettilicious good time!!
So until then
Happy Arting my Peeps!!


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Little Asian Houses

Hey folks, Hope you are enjoying this beautiful Tuesday morning. It is so great to finally be back in my atelier creating! Not to mention how great it was to say GOODBYE to 2013!

Today I want to bring you a closer look at the little Asian houses I created for this months "Chinese New Year" challenge over at If you haven't checked out the challenge yet please click on the link and check it out after you leave here!!

When I received my collage sheet Mystic Asian as a design team member for Altered Pages, I fell in love with it! AP's collage sheets are just so vivid and beautiful and these lovely images just said ooh la la to  me!! I really wanted to  showcase these beautiful Asian women uniquely and I was pretty sure I wanted to use canvas but was still not really sure of what I wanted to do exactly. Then while I was creating the idea of little Asian houses struck me! That's when most of my ideas hit me. You know, right in the middle of creating or at night while I am trying to sleep!! LOL

So I grabbed a couple of 4x4 canvases, some cereal boxes,(yes, cereal boxes, Anyone who knows me knows I must recycle something in my art!!) Dylusions Inks and several other little supplies and went to work. I first gesso my canvases and let them dry. I then took pieces of the Mystic Asian collage sheets and adhered them down in random places with my gel medium. After drying I then adhered the images of the Geisha's down. Next, I added some texture by applying my homemade molding paste over some stencils and then let it dry.
 While all was drying I created the roofs out of the cardboard cereal boxes and repeating the same process I used for the canvases.
Once everything was good and dry, I added some color using my golden acrylic paints and then using my black inktense pencil and a little charcoal pencil and my blending stump, I added some definition to the areas you see. I then used my inka gold rub and rubbed down all the molding paste to make it pop.

 Next I topped it off with some buttons ( Chinese coins would be awesome!!) and some painted wooden balls for feet on my houses. I finished everything off with a little varnish spray and there you have it!! I hope you enjoy what you see  and if you would like more ideas hop over to the Alteredpages blog and check out all the other great designs!!
  I hope you will keep dropping by here  as I can't wait for you to see and read all about my trip to Kentucky and my very first mixed media art class!!

I hope you enjoyed today's post but, it's now time for me to hit the studio and get busy creating. I have some cool valentines goodies coming to Altered Pages and a cute valentine kit coming as well. So please be watching. Oh and don't forget to grab your AP goodies and join us for this months challenge by creating some Chinese New Year goodies of your own. Voting on the AP design team projects is going on now but YOU have until January 31st to get your entry in!! Oh and don't forget to VOTE!! Here's the link:
Happy Chinese New Year everyone!! 

 Tah Tah for now,

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Happy Chinese New Year!!

Hi everyone and thank you for stopping by. I am sharing with you a sneak peek of what I have been working on the last few days.
 I created these fun canvas houses for the "Chinese New Year" challenge I am participating in as a design team member for There is a challenge going on now for their fans as well. You will have to come back here next Tuesday to find out more about these wee beauties and what I used to create them. But for now if you would click on the link provided and vote for your favorite DT members creation your vote would be greatly appreciated!!
I will also be posting on  the AP blog  as well next Tuesday and each and every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. So please keep coming back to stay up to date. Also be looking for the very first of many Swaps beginning here on my blog in February.
Thanks again for stopping in!!