Monday, May 27, 2013

Summer banner

I created four new banners for my mantel in honor of Summer. Here is the first, June.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Downton Abbey ATC Swap

1/7 for my Yahoo group. First up is Carson, the butler. Downton couldn't run without him!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Artist trading card Armoire

My fellow art sister and fabulous artist Laura Carson has been designing little armoires to hold ATC's. I was so taken with them that I decided to make my own. While she used cigar boxes, I used a Christmas gift box I had laying around. The doors were fashioned out of foam core, and the box was simply covered in paper. The closet rod is a dowel. I have yet to add feet, but that is minor detail.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Silence Is Golden

This is card 1/6 for the latest swap on my Yahoo group, featuring stars from the silent era. I designed the marquee and embellished with crystals for the "lights." A fun swap!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Circus ATC 1/6

My Yahoo group is hosting a swap entitled "Under The Big Top" and this is what I've come up with for my cards. The tent top is a paper cupcake liner, as are the flags. I used paper straws for the tent poles, and glittered everything.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Vincent Van Gogh ATC

This is my card for a swap I'm hosting on the Yahoo group "Vintage Photo Image." The quote reads "I dream of painting and then i paint my dream."

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Breakfast At Tiffany's

I'm in a swap in my Yahoo group with Breakfast At Tiffany's as the theme. Here is the first of 3 cards I designed, making two of each for a total of six.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Monday, March 25, 2013

Yahoo group Winner Takes All card

The Yahoo group I belong to - Vintage Photo Images - holds a monthly drawing.  A winner is drawn from all the names and the rest of the participants must send her an artist trading card in a theme that she choses. This month our winner, Connie, asked for babies, Spring , Easter or Paris as themes for her cards. Here is mine, "Sweet Pea" with the cutest baby that came from a  French postcard.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Easter Arches ATC swap

1/6 cards I made for the "Easter Arches" swap on my Yahoo group. Holiday themes are a favorite of mine, and Spring colors remind me that it will soon be warm!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

More cute clothespins

These two clothespins were made with graphics from The Graphics Fairy A part of a French postcard and a fabric label. You ought to see what she has available, it's amazing! Over 3.500 graphics according to her site, and she adds more every day. I love this resource! FYI, the kitty peking over the pink altered cabinet card is Maggie!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Clothespin art

I found these giant clothespins at the dollar store and had a eureka moment. After taking my goodies home, I took them apart and gave them 3 coats of acrylic paint in light ivory. Since I wanted to do these as gifts, I found graphics appropriate for each recipient. Both are scientists in different fields, Geology and Biotechnology. For the Geologist I chose a trilobite, an archimedes mollusk, muscle shells showing a rill pattern when water washes over them, and a pointing hand with the words "please notice this." For the Biotech gift I chose a set of beakers, a test tube, a sulfer bottle and a paramecieum.  Some of the graphics come from the Graphics Fairy site, and some from a clip art site with science clip art.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Marilyn Monroe

I'm hosting a swap on the Yahoo group, Vintage Photo Image called "Love, Marilyn" and here is my card for the swap. Marilyn was such a talented actress, so many good movies.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Valentines for you

I love vintage Valentine cards, so today I have some which you are free to download for use in your art! Click on this link -

Friday, January 11, 2013

Tea with Marie Antionette

For this ATC swap, I stamped a tea cup, and attached it to the card with foam tape. I added silk rose buds, crystal drops, flower charms, a resin rose and embossed pink vine ribbon spilling out of the cup. The crown at the top is an image from The Graphics Fairy, to which I added pink crystals and pearl paint. To complete the card, I tied a bow of blue seam binding, and added a tiny crown charm.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Valentine Marie tag swap

Here is the second tag I made for the swap over on the Yahoo group, Collage Stuff

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Collage Stuff tag swap - Valentine Marie

Here is the first of five tags for the Valentine Marie Antionette tag swap with Collage Stuff Yahoo group.