Monday, December 31, 2007

Wow-I am featured artist over at MMCA

and I am honored :)

Stamped Domino

After doing the dominoes for My Paper Moon I felt like I was on a for the TTS Chat list challenge, I did a domino for my contribution!

Images by Time To Stamp

Todays Stamping: Domino stamps from My Paper Moon

These are some new stamps designed to fit on dominoes put out by My Paper Moon

I used them for more than just dominoes though :) And of course I used all different techniques for them all. The one piece above, the red one-thats an art glass piece called a "Clink It" and put out by my pal AliciaG

Saturday, December 29, 2007

So I am on a roll

Just finished another one :)

I haven't named this one yet either.

My brain is not doing too good at naming things today so I will wait and give it a name later LOL

Untitled Collage

I haven't given this one a name .........yet. I just finished this one. I did a background on this that is from "Acrylic Revolution" -a technique I had not tried yet. I like it :)

I just grabbed some stuff from my stash and was determined to finish something today. I worked on this all morning. I am really feeling like doing lots of art. My daughter is sick and so I can't really leave the house today-gives me a good excuse :)

Friday, December 28, 2007

Todays Project

I was working on something today that I was asked to do for a friend who comes up with humorous greeting card ideas -but she doesn't write them down! So a friend asked me if I would cover one of those composition books and put some other things on it that she requested.

I used stamps from MaVinci, PSX, and Pam Bell (available through Onyxpressions)

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Created By Hand Challenge: Tyvek

This is for the "created by hand" Tuesday Challenge!

It utilizes products by Quietfire Design. This week is Tyvek!

The background is inked with distress inks and stamped with Quietfire's Dotted Harlequin background.

I inked an extra piece of tyvek in coordinating colors and heated it with a heat gun to make it curl up a bit, and layered on the Inscribed hand image.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

What a mail day!

I had the most awesome mail day today!

First off, got my Secret Santa Package from one of the groups I belong to. I was thrilled to see my Secret Santa was the ever talented Heather Robinson. I took a picture of the goodies and scanned the Microscope Slide holder she did along with two ornaments inside. Beautiful!

And, I got a GREAT book from Amazon that I ordered called "Acrylic Revolution" and so far just thumbing through it, I can tell I am going to just LOVE this book.

And, I got some rubber from Quietfire Design-I am going to be doing a little work for her-so you will be seeing that before too long :)

Hows that for an awesome mail day?????

Sadly I didn't get any art done today-normally I do on the weekend. But, we had this Cable/Internet/Phone thing installed today so that took up my art time-we had to get the house ready for that and things moved, etc. But for the first time ever , we have cable. Yes, thats right, we have NEVER had it. All these years we have only had an antenna. So, we are really excited :) We were always just too cheap to get it-but for the price of the internet and phone, with the package we just signed up for its just about $10 more to have cable with it :) Not bad.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

I've been tagged!

I've been tagged by Debi and Wanda
Here are the simple rules:
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.

Here are the facts (this was very hard for me to do-I don't think there are ANY weird facts about me!LOL):
1-I fall asleep almost every night on the couch, watching TV
2-I am an AVID alternative music listener, but when doing my artwork I HAVE to listen to classical (brain music, ya know)!
3-I have to have chocolate every day to survive.
4-I took piano lessons for 8 years
5- I am a capricorn
6-When I get really mad I like to go scrub the bathtub.
7-I am afraid of scary rides-I prefer the kiddie ones :) LOL

I tag:
Bethel of Bethania
Kelly B
Mandy C
Mandy N
Mary S

Theme Thursday: Friends (another one)

I was so inspired to do something with these stamps today. I ordered this sheet from Melanie Sage-its a sheet of stamps in memory of her mother , and my friend, Vickie Enkoff. Being she was a special friend, I wanted to do something with them and as I looked at these today I knew I HAD to do something.......the Friends theme was so perfect.

Indeed, Vickie was a " Beautiful spirit."

I miss her.

Theme Thursday: Friends


Art By Moonlight (photo and Phrase) & background stamp by I Brake For Stamps

Beautiful marble paper from Quietfire design

Monday, December 10, 2007


This is my effort this week for the TMTA challenge of Mosaics!

I used the technique junkies " scraped oil pastels" technique (LOVE that!).

Stamps are from I Brake For Stamps

and the wee little "art" stamp is from Time To Stamp (now from I Brake for Stamps also!)

Saturday, December 8, 2007

"Mary's Expression"

Mary's Expression

6x6 on canvas

image transfer, collaged bits, layers of acrylics, stamping

Friday, December 7, 2007

Hearts In Touch-Angels (as in Cemetary Angels!)

I have wanted some stamps from Hearts In Touch for a while.......Frances is a dear friend and we go way back! Anyway, I just got some yesterday and got a little play time in tonight . Gillian and I sat a played at the art table. I made these up really quick to try these new stamps out .

Very simple, but I didn't want to take away from the beautiful images.

4x4 Friday: Mona Lisa

I used the Scraped Oil Pastels technique (one of my favorite techniques of all time) for this one!

I used the technique on an old book page. Stamped the Mona Lisa image 4x (image by Time To Stamp) and layered the text on (also Time To Stamp).

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Theme Thursday: Playing Cards

Stamps by Time To Stamp and MaVinci's Reliquary (gotta love those Mona's!)

I just lightly sanded a playing card then dry brushed a light coat of Gesso and stamped on it.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

More fun today

Did a little bit of stamping in between everything else I had to do today.

More fun with I Brake For Stamps great images!

I used the "Gesso acrylic wash" technique as seen in the latest Technique Junkies Newsletter.

I love any technique that involves gesso! :) It never leaves my art table :)

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Today's stamping fun

Today I played around with some of I Brake For Stamps' stuff :) What fun!

It was fun to play with new stamps!

Had to use one of Time To Stamps' text stamps too-its one of my favorites, and never leaves my art table.

Monday, December 3, 2007

"Light Within"

Started this one last night...........its a wee 5x5 on masonite.

Image transfer, acrylics, found papers.