Saturday, January 26, 2008

Wednesday Stamper

My contribution to this week's Wednesday Stamper challenge: Button Fairies". i'm not usually one to copy other people's ideas, but this one was hard to resist. Plus, I discovered a way to use all those Maya Road chipboard corner scrolls I've got. I've found they don't work well as "corners" -at least on my artwork...But don't they make nice fairy wings? I made her into an Irish button fairy, in anticipation of St. Patrick's Day. I love St. Patrick's Day.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Wednesday Stamper

Well, it's about time I contributed to Wednesday Stamper - lordy knows I've been lurking there for like, ever now...the Gothic Arch theme is easily worked in to my itinerary - I made o ne for the Gothic Arch blog this week for the first time as well...

Gothic Arches

After much lurking, i have finally decided to play at the Gothic Arches challenge blog. The theme is Guardian Angels. I just love working with this shape! i had fun using some of my new mica pieces from Art Chix Studio. i fastened it with eyelets - I've got like a zillion eyelets from back in my scrapbook supply frenzy period, which I eventually set aside because of what a pain in the ass it is to set the damn things. That is, until I got a crop-a-dile tool - makes setting eyelets rediculously easy. So here I am, setting eyelets everywhere...

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Skinny Book Pages

i had a lot of fun doing these skinny book pages for the Altered Abbey's project. Chrysti Haydek is amazing. She must be so busy. And I've always been impressed with the multitude of work she produces!
I used a lot of gesso in these pages. That, and Greeen Pepper Press rubber. the ladies in the hammocks are from a picture frame I bought - they were the photo that came with it. I've been saving them for at least 2 or 3 years! (a testament to how much stuff you can imagine I have) I've joined another skinny project there - imbellished copies - which I'm halfway done with right now.
Happy New Year to all the bloggers. You, who represent so much of my social life these days. this whole global community, so cool...I've evolved so much as an artist through seing all of everyone's art, and the connections I've made, and the interractions...putting my own work out there has allowed me to challenge myself more than ever before, in a whole different way. I definitely would not be the person I am today without all the influences I've gotten from blogging. I've had a great time during the past year. And I've produced far more artwork as well. The positivity that permeates the blogging community has seeped into my real time life in such a great way. I hope '08 will continue this awesome momentum I am enjoying!