Saturday, April 11, 2009

What's In My Drawers? (It's Way Past Wednesday!)

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These are all my Moon Shadow Mists and my Tintz colors. The mists are walnut ink based sprays that have a colored mica in them. So they look like regular walnut ink cards until you tilt them and then the metallic mica colors sparkle from within. The Tintz colors I use a lot to distress stuff or I just use it as a paint or to stamp with. I always do a sample circle for all my paints or inks and attach it some where on the outside of the bottle but for these the circle on the lid was too small to get a good look. What I did instead was take a bunch of file folders and cut them into tags and then I sprayed each tag and clipped them together with a length of ball chain.


This is my drawer full of Primary Elements by Luminarte. They are like Twinkling H2o's but they have 3 different kinds of acrylic mediums that you mix the powder with depending on what you are painting it on. (There is one medium for Glass and Fabric on medium for paper and plastic and the third medium is for wood or polymer clay.) I have a bunch of the Twinkling H2o's but I tend to use these more because they are more permanent like acrylic paint and I don't have to wait for the water to penetrate the cakes.

When In Rome...

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Here are a few Roman Goddesses to adorn your art work.

Friday, April 10, 2009

I'm Baaaack!

I made it out alive with no real injuries. The only one I actually received was from last night on the way to the restaurant when I caught my heel on my pant leg and fell on the concrete sidewalk. I skinned my left knee and severely bruised both palms. (My wrists are really sore too.) The dinner was because my husband felt bad that he couldn't help more with the kids. (Bless his heart!) It was wonderful to have a nice dinner with a good bottle of wine. (AHHHH!)

My Spanish Dancer

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Put on some flamenco music and dance with the beautiful Senoritas!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Be Right Back

I just wanted to let everyone know that I will be gone for a few days. I am watching my Sister-in-Laws 3 kids and I won't have access to my computer so there won't be any images until Thursday afternoon. I hope you all can survive for a few days without them. LOL!!!

If I am not heard from by Thursday evening it means I have probably been tied up and staked to the living room floor... so please send help!

There Not Just To Keep Your Ears Warm

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Here are few beauties from the flapper era with lovely hats on. Enjoy!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Bloomin' Bright

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These cards are for a swap on my Yahoo list called "Raid Your Fabric Stash". I usually do a card for everyone that plays (and don't keep any) but this time the quality of cards that came in were so good that I had to keep some for my own.

Here are the details of how I did these. I started with a sheet of heavy buckrum. (The woven stuff they used to make those huge hoop skirts out of. ) Then I layered a sheet of felt to give it some cushion. After that I just cut up random pieces of fabric and made sure I covered all of the white felt. Once I was done with that I dropped on left over pieces of ribbon, fiber, thread, shredded cellophane, and chunky glitter. Then I placed a piece of lime green glittered netting over the entire piece and pinned it so nothing would move. I zig zag stitched around the perimeter so the glitter would stay in. Then I stitched in a grid pattern about 1 1/2" apart using the decorative stitches on my sewing machine. I took another piece of lime green fabric and fused it to the back with fusible webbing. I then took the sheet and cut it up to ATC sized cards and satin stitched the edges, added the glitter flower, and the "bloom" beads on a wire.

I like that the finished cards are very flexible and still feel like fabric, but they are also stiff enough to be ATC cards. I highly recommend trying this technique if you can. It was so fun to just shred and clip and dump sparkly, shiny, bling all over the fabric and then stitch it in with the netting.

Enfolded in Fabric

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Since I am having a swap on my Yahoo list that involves using fabric I was in a flowing mood today. So I have 5 enshrouded beauties for you today all wrapped up in yards of flowing fabric. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Wish You Were Here

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These postcards are part of a collection of Detroit ephemera that a former co-worker let me scan when I worked with him at Kinetic Scrapbooking. These are great to use as a whole image or you can "cut" them apart and use the handwriting, cancellation stamp, postage, or printed words for all kinds of great collage images.

Sunday Digital Download

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These "papers" are a little different then the others I have offered for download. I was trying to do something a little more traditional using actual photos I took of my garden. These are all wildflowers that grow in a little valley that a creek runs through. My basement workshop actually walks out into this creek area and I can sit and look at all the wildflowers the short time they are in bloom.