Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Assemblage coming right along

I worked on this one a bit more today-I am loving her! I am going to call her "Guardian angel" just because she reminds me of a guardian angel for some reason. Still need to do more to her. I am hoping I can finish this one tomorrow.

Created By Hand Challenge: Insects

Here is my contribution to the Created By Hand Challenge of "insects" this week! This is an ATC.

Dragonfly stamps are from Quietfire Design and the crackle stamp is from I Brake For Stamps .

I used one of my most favorite techniques from Technique Junkies, called Vada's Gesso Resist!

Monday, May 25, 2009

New Assemblage Started

I started another assemblage today-I had to do some art today-its soooooooo nice today!

So far here is what I have!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Assemblage Completed

I feel like this is finished-I don't want to add too much and I am happy with the outcome. I still just LOVE the canvas in this and they way it

looks framed! Thats an original old sepia photo that is in the center!

Published in Take Ten

I submitted some cards using some of the Tim Holtz and Heidi Swapp Masks...........the editor did a 2 page spread using them :) fun fun!
I love those masks!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Another Assemblage started

For this one I was able to combine my love of canvas and texture with an assemblage! I was able to fit a 6x6 canvas board inside :) So far I am loving this. This is coming together quickly-Its very close to being done but I need to finish the center and add the finishing touches. I LOVE doing these because they seem to come together fairly quickly and I love how there really is "no holds barred" on these. Fun Fun! It has truly been exciting to do these!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Crying Girl

This is a new stamp image from IBFS in the Stampinback line-I LOVE this image. Had to have a quick play with this today. I used Color Mist Sprays for the background.

Created By Hand Challenge:Pink and Green

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Miss Jessie Emery is on Etsy

I have just listed this piece today on Etsy.........just so ya know :)

(the link is to the right!)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Assemblage to name it

I just finished this one this the most difficult part-naming the darn thing!

I will have to think about it.......I have never been too good about naming them!

I am happy with the way this has turned out-It measures about 10 inches tall by about 5 inches wide.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Anniversary Sale over at I Brake For Stamps

They are offering 15% off of our entire website.
Please use coupon code ANNIVERSARY during checkout to receive the discount. Code expires on 5/18.
and check this out:
BONUS: Every customer who uses the coupon code will be entered into a drawing. One lucky winner will be drawn on 5/19 and will win a grab bag of 100 stamps!!

Be sure to check out their new releases too! I am just loving their Artsy ones-and the stamps are top quality!

Assemblage Progress

Here is my Assemblage in the works-Its very close to being done.........but still a teeny bit more to do before I feel it is completed! I am LOVING the way its coming along!

The image of the man is from my pal Kelly at Collage Visions!
This image just fit so perfectly for this and the feeling I am trying to convey. He is behind a piece of mica :)

I think I have found a way to take better pics of these things-I found a different setting on my camera and its working better. Go figure-I have had this camera a couple years and apparently do not know it very well!! duh!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Created By Hand Challenge:Postage Stamps

Collage image by Quietfire Design
Stamp images by I Brake For Stamps
I used some of the new Alcohol Inks for the background!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Assemblage in the works

I just began another assemblage today! Still not done.......I am taking my time a bit. I have some great ideas for it. Here's my progress!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Mixed Media Monday-Inspirational Words

This is one of my very most favorite quotes and I find it very inspirational, so I thought I would use it for the Mixed Media Monday Challenge :)

Stamps from Quietfire Design

Backround was made with a thick coat of gesso then I scribbled oil pastels randomly and blended them with a dampened paint brush

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

New Stampinback images

These are coming out this week and I had a play with them yesterday :)

Sunday, May 3, 2009


I took an Assemblage Workshop today. WOW!! I have not done this was
A-maaaaaaaazzzzzzing! I have really needed something to spark my muse. In the past couple months I have felt it has really taken the "high road." It was fun to learn something new.
The guy who did the workshop has taken multiple workshops with Michael DeMeng, so it was REALLY a great workshop. I even was able to pick up a small piece of his original art (Richard Freund's) which I was pleased about because he is popular in this area.

Pictured are the 2 assemblages I completed today. It is so hard to get a good picture of these.
I have been really excited about this workshop the past several months. I can feel a style change coming. Its part of growing as an artist, and trying new things. Not that I will change completely-I am just ready to do some more experimenting. I LOVE to play. This workshop was JUST what I needed!