Friday, January 4, 2013

I'm Back.....

Yes... I did disappear for a while but now I am back. I am so used to taking the month of December off from when I worked in the scrapbooking industry that it is still a time of hibernation for me. Sooooooo... now what do I do. Well it seems that my blog is mostly a place for people to download free images and that is OK but it is not what I originally set up this blog for. The reason I did share all those images was because my art group that I run on Yahoo wanted access to them and there was not a large enough file space to provide all of them on Yahoo. (You can imagine how many I have as it has taken 4 years to post them all.) Actually I haven't posted all of them yet but I would like to get back to doing more of what this blog was originally started for and that was to share my art. I think that the free downloads will be once or twice a week now.

Without further ado here is some of the art that I have created and just never posted because I just plain forgot.

This page is something that I will be teaching how to do at Stampeddler in Northville, MI. and it is based on the fabulous collages that Anna Dabrowska does. (Otherwise known as Finnibair.) She is a wonderful mixed media artist/teacher from Poland that does these grungy/shabby chic collages. (Click here to check out her blog.)

The page is done in almost all white and cream tones and the magic happens when it is sprayed with a colored mica spray. (I like the ones from Lindy's Stamp Gang.) It is all about piling on the found objects and other assorted embellishments around a central photo.


Here is a class sample from the same class but making cards instead of a scrapbook page. You can see the before is all very monotone in color, which is very pretty but after it is sprayed I think it is even better.



14 comments:

Heather Alger said...

Wonderful page, this is really Inspiring and Beautifully created.

Janet Ghio said...

It's a really fabulous piece!

Sim said...

Your artwork is wonderful, and I'm so happy to see it more often!
I can't wait to see your creations!
Thank you to share your talent with us! :)

Gerrina said...

Love the cards and LO! Just living a little bit (hum) too far away to attend one of your classes... Great to see your work here! Greetings, Gerrina

Wendy said...

These are gorgeous creations Valerie. Is your Yahoo Group an open group?

Sarah said...

So glad that you will be sharing some of your beautiful work.

Netty said...

Especially love your scrap book page it is so beautiful. Happy New Year, x

bobbie said...

Valerie ~
I would LOVE to see more of your work!!
And welcome back!!

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Gorgeous page and tag samples! I agree, the purple tag is much more dramatic and decadent! So good to see some of your stunning work. I am looking forward to being inspired by more of it!!

Penny Duncan said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I'm thrilled you're back to sharing your ART because you are TRULY gifted!!!!!! Beautiful job ma'am!!!

Tracie Dean said...

I just adore the scrap page and card/tag!

Totally gorgeous. I am so glad you are going to start sharing your work. I am so looking forward to seeing more of your creative masterpieces.

Happy Crafting,
Tracie
http://homeofthepurskey.blogspot.com

Paper Squirrel said...

Gorgeous!!

Lee Hynes said...

Love that page!

Robin Douglas said...

Wow these are fabulous!! ":)