Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Gillian's Fab Tag

This is a fabric tag I made for Gillian Allen. Back to that infamous swap...apparently not everyone in the swap got a tag from everyone else. For some reason we all ended up with 2 of our own back. Oh, I already got all in to that...sorry...anyways I felt compelled to make Gillian a whole new tag, because as i mentioned before, the ones I got back were my least favorite tags I did in that batch. Who knows, she might fall in love with it. So I sent her one from the 2 I got back, and then a new custom made one. I hope she likes it.

Monday, August 27, 2007


This is a favorite scrapbook page I've done. I did it as a submission to Skin and Ink magazine for an article about tattooed scrapbookers. I think. Anam Stubbington contacted me and asked if I wanted to send her something. She's got this way cool blog: Inked Scrapbookers. As soon as I figure out how to get her link here in my blog, I will put it in. I guess I have some homework to do. I'm no good with the technicalities...but I've got some stuff I want to do here so I suppose I have to get busy...

Adventures With Mica

I've been having a good time working with mica. For the longest time I had ni idea what was so great about it. Till i discovered the joys of transparent layering. I especially like the effect you can get by coloring it. The top ATC has the first layer of mica dyes with alcohol inks, and then the top one was tinted with walnut ink. So great how you can punch hoiles in it so easily. I'm sure stitching would be just as easy...These are among 9 or 10 that I made over the weekend, some of which are for a couple of trades I've got going. The wonderful and talented Belinda Schneider said yes when I asked her to swap atcs - how cool! I really admire her work so much! Also I am working on something for another artist I love: Gillian Allen. She is amazing. She did not end up with oneof my fabric tags from that infamous swap...so she sent me hers already - a masterpiece - and I am making one up special for her because I'm not all that thrilled with the 2 I have that I did. Actually they are my least 2 favorites from that whole batch. Funny how they both ended up back with me. I'm glad because that means the other swappers got my better ones.

I am looking forward to the first day of school next week.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Mermaid Collage

I made this for my mom.

Here's another good one...(Crusade #11)

Here is another of my favorite tunes.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Tattoos Are...

This is the journaling I wrote for a scrapbook layout I did - it was a contest entry - I wrote it about 2 yrs ago. I came across it the other day, and I figured I should post it - it's one of the coolest things I've written (in my opinion).

Monday, August 13, 2007

Crusade #11

Okay, I think I got it down...Here is my thing for Green Pepper Press' Street Team - Crusade #11: MUSIC. This was new and different for me. I chose Jimi Hendrix, because I'll always pick him. He is my all time favorite musician. His music moves me so much, I can't hardly put it into words! He is amazing and brilliant. This video, The Wind Cries Mary - was shot in 1967, the year I was born. Enjoy!!p.s. Thank you Michelle for getting me to learn this! It wasn't as hard as I thought!!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Fab Tags

Okay so maybe I overreacted a bit. Got a little extreme. The swap I was complaining about earlier finally came to fruition. These are 4 out of the 10 fabric tags I made for it. Secret Garden is the theme...this was a good challenge...I never did anything like these before. The tag book I got back is amazing. Really superior work on all of them. Well worth the wait. Now I feel bad about being such a bitch about the hostess being so late getting everything swapped out. She wrote a heartfelt appology to everyone, and I understood - these things happen sometimes. Actually I hosted a swap once and ended up being dreadfully late in returning too. It was right after my Dad died, and I was practically paralyzed for like, months. Not that it's a good excuse. I'm sure those women were really mad at me too. So I am sorry, and I wrote her an email and told her so.

I got some unmounted rubber from Green Pepper Press today in the mail. It was better than christmas! Three whole pages of amazingly inspiring imagery. Michelle Ward is the coolest ever! I'm going to experiment with a few different ways of mouinting these things. Should keep me busy for a while.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

ATCs: some new kinda stuff

Here are a couple of atcs I've finished this weekend. The one, "Gothic", is a bit different than I usually do. I love the outcome though. The other I used mica - which I also love. I stamped on a piece of the mica, then laid the collage image, then used another piece of mica dyed with walnut ink over the top. I am having a lot of fun with layering and transparencies. Don't know how I ever got along without using these clear elements.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Tattooed Bettie Page

Here is a fun altered card I made last night. I tattooed the beloved Bettie Page with rub ons and then masked her off to stamp the background on. My little stilletto high heel shoe rubber stamp matched perfectly! I used the mask for the envelope too - a cool set - I sent it to someone whom I think is wicked cool. There's nothing that says, "I think you're wicked cool" better than a tattooed Bettie Page!