Friday, November 20, 2015


 I dug out my calligraphy pens from storage last week and some inks in order to work on some ideas I had for words.  Then the other day I was asked to do something for the Tangie Baxter and Co. Thanksgiving Day Blog Post and decided that this was as good a time as ever to initiate the process.  Using a 2.0 nib and brown ink, I wrote out "Blessings" and then scanned it in and took it to my Silhouette Studio Software.  I did a basic trace and detach removed the word from the background and then did a trace, which gave me a clean word to use, taking out the white left inside the closed letters when just doing the trace and detach, hope that makes sense.  I cut the word out 3 times, and then with a paint brush and "Ranger Inks" Glue n Seal adhered one on top of the other using a craft sheet for my base and let it dry.  I then painted a layer of white acrylic, dry and then began spraying it with Design Master "Tint It", I used yellow shimmer and Mango, these are transparent colors so the white acrylic softens the color being sprayed on.  I let all of that dry and then sprayed with Aleene's "Final Step Spray Acrylic Sealer" (matte).  The background cards are from Tangie Baxter for her Art Journal Pocket Group.  I then also added a small leaf falling of the right side.  Card blank is craft paper card stock.
I did an envelope for the card also, envelope seal was punched also from a TB&Co AJP card and wrote "Happy Thanksgiving with the same pen and nib I used for the Blessings.  I love the effect of the raised word on the card and will definitely do more.  Wishing everyone out there a Blessed Thanksgiving, be safe and eat well, hugs

Monday, November 16, 2015

3circles and antlers a christmas card makes

Oh my goodness, lol.  playing with 3 circles and some antlers and it endced up being my christmas card.  This makes me laugh every time I look at it, so decided it was a go for my this years Christmas card and other than some color my Silhouette did all the work.  Added a little candy cane bow for the finishing touch.  Hope your week is a fun one. hugs

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Thank You

I am one of those people that believes a thank you should be sent in a hand written note.  I took a page from a mini journal, added a rub on thank you and one of my favorite bees.  Mounted everything to a black background and did a bee fly with a white gel pen.  Happiness is re-purposing, we are all looking forward to a rainy - snowing day in the mountains tomorrow, hope yours is what you wished for, hugs

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Heart Shine

It has been a long time since I just played to the music of my muse.  Pulled out my Tim Holtz distress inks and his sun ray stencil.  Got my fingers all inky, did some word wrap with my Silhouette Design Studio added some hearts and called it a card.  Now I need to get my feet back to the ground and on with my day, hope yours is wonderful, hugs

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Rose Girl in the Forest

Been playing with "Art Journal Pockets", they are perfect when you have something in mind and not a whole lot of time.  Rose Girl is from Tangie Baxter & Co. "Newsprint Collage", I cropped her with a rose picture I had with my Silhouette crop feature.  The leaves from recent photos and the banner from my stash, background is a recent creation using a wonderful fiber wrapped around some sod my neighbor was installing.  Have a fab week, hugs

Friday, October 16, 2015

Dolphin Play

Oh how I love the ocean and its' creatures.  I am working on some sketches of dolphins and oceans for a project I have been commissioned to do.  It is definitely a process in meditation for me.  As I work I can hear the waves in the background and the chatter of the dolphins, so I am transported in a sense to the ocean I so love.
The background and dolphin were done with NeoII crayons and pen, then finishing with some acrylic white for the splash at the tail as he comes out of the water.  The background is crumpled tin foil with the Design Masters "TintIt".  Hope your weekend is filled with magic and songs. Hugs

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

roses roses roses

How much is your art linked to your life?  Hmmmm, interesting and most of the time I cannot separate one from the other.  I have had an insight lately though,  If I am working in my studio and hit a brick wall, I will walk away and address something else totally unrelated, likewise if I I hit a brick wall with life, I will throw myself into my art, most of the time without thought, I will just jump in and do it, Whichever the situation at some time answers will come that I had not thought of and that gives me some peace and ability to follow through.  So I laughed out loud as this card came together, it is jumbled, busy, intense, lines, circles, colors, how in the world could you get a lesson from this card?  Slow down, breath deep, don't fly and land at the same time, rofl.
Hope you are living your dream and creating your life, walk slowly and enjoy! Hugs

the card needed some words, hugs

Saturday, October 3, 2015

A Happy Birthday Card

Playing with watercolor paper, brushes and PhotoShop.  This dogwood was "puppet warped" in PS to give it a new look and then colored with NeoII colors.  Puppet warp is such a great tool.  I went to my storage unit earlier this week and dug out some of my favorite water color brushes, don't underestimate the beauty of a great water color brush.  Happy weekend everyone, hugs

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Fall Mushrooms

My favorite Season of the year is finally here, although our days are a bit warm, the mornings are heaven, a little chill and that crisp smell you get this time of the year and oh the divine color, I love the way the light flickers off trees and dapples the yards.  I did a new "fall" word, still working on the technique.  New mushrooms, colors were taken from "Inktense Pencils" and "NeoII" crayons, I love, love the way these two work and blend together.  I think I have my cutter problem figured out, my roommate switched to AT&T, there in began the off cuts, but every time I switch back to our old carrier it straightens out, I am definitely not a techie but the only thing I can think of is that our old carrier is via modem and AT&T is analog, whatever it is I am back with the old carrier.
Hope your week is smooth and creative, hugs

Sunday, September 27, 2015

who put the sock fetish spell on the spider?

Last year I pretty much missed Halloween altogether, so as it approaches this year I really wanted to do a couple of fun cards for one of my favorite holidays.  I used a new spray sheet background and colored up some socks and had the idea to put them in the spider web.  Then used my little owl on the word block which says "I want to know NOW! Who put the sock fetish spell on the spider? LOL, just makes me laugh.
We have a new provider for our computers and my Cameo is now totally out of sync, so will be working on getting that back to working, geeze glitches make me crazy, have a great Sunday, hugs