Monday, March 31, 2014

Springtime Tea in Paris Triptych Fun

Hi everyone, Just popping in to show you a little fun I had and to offer you one of my free dimensional Triptych templates!! I created this fun springtime triptych using my own triptych pattern and G45's Secret Garden papers!!

 I also used a collage image from AlteredPages collage sheet "Victorian Tea"
. Triptychs are so fun and really quite easy to create.

 I used my template and cut the triptych pieces out of old cereal boxes and the cardboard that comes in those paper packs!! I LOVE recycling!!! I then used some  Gold UTEE which you can find over at Retro CafĂ© and embossed the pieces.

 I also rubbed a little Patina Gilders paste on the pieces to give them a little aged metal appearance. Next I  altered an image of the Victorian Tea collage sheet on my computer and then fussy cut it to use along with some pieces of G45 Secret Garden. Then putting everything together and adding eyelets and ribbon for hinges, a little bling and there you have it!! Oh, I also covered the back of my triptych pieces with a beautiful napkin  sent  to me by one of my super art sisters. It worked perfect for my Springtime Tea in Paris theme.

 I hope their new owners enjoy them!! Well, that's it for today. If you would like a copy of my triptych template drop me a comment with your email addy and I will email a pattern out to you!! The only thing I ask is that you send me a picture of your completed triptych so I may feature it here on my blog!!

Tah Tah for now all and please remember I love and appreciate your comments!!



Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A Little Sunny Inspiration On Trending Tuesday

Hi Everyone and HAPPY SPRING!! Well, almost spring!!

This wonderful sunshine has me arting up a storm and getting caught up on projects!! Speaking of projects look what's Trending over at AlteredPages-Artsociates this fine Tuesday morning

This months trending Tuesday is all about collage art and stencils!! So I decided during my catching up I would finish week 6 ( yeah I told you I was behind!! LOL)  planner pages using stencils and collage images from Altered Pages and a little inspiration from the ever so AMAZING art of
Sunny Carvalho (with Ms. Sunny's permission of course).

I love art journals and collage art so this was the perfect fun! I laid down some vintage dictionary pages and then some gesso. Next drew my images and then began adding color. Next I used my gelatos and the Tile texture stencil and did some stenciling. I love how I can just rub a little gelato on the stencil it self and then with just a little damp paint brush swipe it over the stencils and VOILE!! so easy!! Next I copied AP's collage sheet cigar bands and cut out the little start on her dress. Next added some doodling and some words and she is all done!
Here's a pic of  the original print from Sunny.

You can find more of her Amazing art here.....

Well I hope you enjoyed today's post! Keep coming back as I show more goodies that I have been getting caught up on and don't forget to drop in on the Altered Pages Blog to see more from our wonderful design team!!!

Have a Wonderful Tuesday my artsy peeps!!!!!! XOXOXOXOXO

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Sunshine and Catching Up

Oh my, what a Beauteous day here in Ozark Mountain Country!! The sun is shining through the window of my little atelier, got a little "Five for Fighting playing in the background and my paint stained hands are busy busy busy.

 I haven't been on in a while do to trying to get a little spring cleaning done in the atelier!! Things are looking better and WHEW!! How does one have so much stuff!! Oh well it's done and soon I will bring new pics of my sweet junky studio!! But for now let me show you what I have been doing!

First trying to get caught up on my DLP (daily life project) pages. Lawdy how I got behind but I am slowly getting caught up!! Ever feel like you just stay behind LOL!!!
Anyway here's some pics of my week 10 pages.

Don't just love this little guy!! He totally cracks me up, but then I crack myself up!! LOL!
The prompt was create a bird page so as I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do I got a message from my ever so awesome fearless leader Nancy Baumiller of CrowAbout StudioB that the new kit "Blissful Journey"  was ready for us to create our magic with. So, knowing duty calls I grabbed the images and began creating. I also combined it with a few collage images from Tumble fish Studio and a few magazine scraps to create my Quirky Bird pages!!!

Now off to work on so more designs!! Be sure and check out tomorrows post for more artful creations!!

And be watching in the weeks to come for a new look right here at:


Saturday, March 15, 2014

Origami Doll Tutorial

Hi everyone, Welcome back! On my last blog post I showed off my little origami doll banner. Today I am here to show you how I created them. Are ya ready? You will find the tutorial  over at the Altered Pages Blog. I have also created a supply list with links to Altered Pages ( collage sheet, ribbons and trim) and The Robins Nest (paper and Dew drops).

6x6 sheet of printed paper:
Bone folder
Your favorite ribbons and trims
Dew Drops
Collage sheet: 3037 Doll Heads

So grab your supplies and head over to the blog!!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Whoop Whoop We've Got a Winner!!

Hey friends,
 Just a quickie to say THANK YOU to the sweet wonderful artists who participated in my very first ATC Swap!! Great artists created some amazing ATC's. I will post some pictures as soon as I have all the participants permission to post on the blog. Also a Big Thank You to Nancy from
Crowabout StudioB @Deviant Scrap for providing the grand prize and some other cool goodies!!! I had a great time with this and look forward to my next swap!!
So here we go!
The WINNER IS.................
Congrats Ms Jackie you are the winner of the goodies from Crowabout StudioB including a $5.00 gift certificate. Please email me with your personal email so I can send you info on how to receive your gift certificate.
All of our participants please be watching your snail mail as your swap items are on their way!!!
Once again Thank you all for participating! Be watching for info on my next swap coming soon!!
Tah Tah for now all!

A Little Origami, The Robin's Nest and Altered Pages

Hi everyone,
Well it is already March and all I can say is "I am ready for SPRING"!!! And would ya believe it, it's suppose to start snowing and icing here in the Ozarks again tonight!!! YUK!!!

Today I want to share with you a little banner I created using some wonderful supplies from "The Robin's Nest"  and Altered Pages

I got a little motivation for this project from my 4 granddaughters Aspen, Emory, Gracie and Bella whom all  have birthdays beginning in March and ending May 1st.  Birthdays around here are never ending in the spring but Mawmaw doesn't mind. It gets the creative juices flowing!!  LOL

I decided to use a little origami in my project and created the dresses. I used papers from the Robins Nest "Easter Collection" and then applied their sweet little "Dew Drops"on the bodice to resemble buttons. I used some other lace and bling I had on hand. Next I used the AP "Think Pink" collage sheet and enlarged the face of the little girl. I then mounted her to some heavy card stock and fussy cut the image out and mounted her to the dress. Next I created some other little banner pieces and attached everything to some vintage lace I had in my stash.

I just love the way it turned out. There is so much you could do with these and my muse was going nuts!!! LOL  I could see these not only as a banner but  how cute would they be mounted to some Altered Pages Silly Sticks to be used as puppets for a little girls birthday party!!

If you would like to know how to create these fun little paper dolls please join me here Saturday March 15th for the directions on how I created theses sweet origami dresses and adding their bodies.

I hope you have enjoyed today's project. Until Next time,

Have a beautiful Art filled day!!