Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Sneak Peek of awesome new images

Okay. These have to be my favorites so far (but of course I have alot of favorites). These images (or some of them) are LARGE.

These will be debuted next week at I Brake for Stamps-from the Stampinback line.


Using images from I Brake for Stamps, from the Stampinback line. The crinkled up paper is using the "Ancient paper" technique and the phrase is stamped on a piece of transparency as an overlay.

Monday, January 25, 2010

One World One Heart Giveaway!

My giveaway for this year's One World One Heart event is this gorgeous Mona Lisa Domino Pendant! this has a 30 inch silk cord and a silver plated bail. The back and sides of the domino are silver. This comes in a beautiful cream colored organza bag.
Leave a comment to be eligible to win! I will draw the name of the winner on Tuesday, February 16th!

Friday, January 22, 2010

This one is done...........now to name it

I added a small image transfer to this and I really feel its done. I am always nervous about adding too much. You know, "Less is more." I think it has so many details already.I don't like my pieces to be too busy. I am leaving interpretation on this one to the viewer :)
We all have different interpretations :)

What would YOU name this?

This is 12x12 on a Gallery wrapped canvas.
Acrylics, graphite, collage, ephemera and image transfer

Monday, January 18, 2010


This piece is coming along! I took a rest from it for a couple days-meant to work on it more this weekend but didn't get to it. It's very hard for me to focus on my art when my kids are around-my little one is very demanding. I have to be able to really focus :(

Alas, its coming along great. Right now I am transferring a small image to it and I think it should be done......fingers crossed. But here is where I am at with it right now.

Today's stamping

Playing with the "Jenny's Coat" Technique from the latest Technique Junkies Newsletter.

All stamps are from I Brake For Stamps

Winner of Blog Candy!

The winner of my blog candy from last week is Yvonne :)

Congrats, Yvonne! Email me privately with your mailing addy!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Etsy Listings

I just posted some of my Wire Wrapped Domino Pendants in my Etsy store tonight! More will be listed soon as well, but I got a head start!
Here's the link

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Moving right along

On this current canvas. I have done a little more :)
I am liking it more and more !

Monday, January 11, 2010

Up on the Easel

working on this one today! Just going with the flow on this one...........wherever it takes me :)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Blog Candy!!

I made this Heart Collage Card today and decided its time for some blog candy! I have not done Blog Candy in AGES so here we go! I am loving these new stamps from I Brake For Stamps-and I also challenged myself to use these copper tags (as seen on this card) with my very neglected metal stamping set. This card measures 5x7 in size (LOVE using this size!). In addition to the stamps and copper tag , I also used a vintage book page, hand decorated paper and white gesso as well as Distress Inks.

If you would like to be entered to win this card, simply comment to this here (and include your email address too) and I will draw a name on Monday, January 18th!
Stamp sheets used :
Paris and Heart Collage Full Sheet (I used 2 images from this sheet)

Friday, January 8, 2010

Mahjong Tile/Domino Pendant

Combined both a Mahjong Tile and Mini Domino for this one-wire wrapped them together and attached ceramic beads and a chemically etched small brass tag to the pendant :)

Images from IBFS-from the Stampinback line (main image) and text on both the small brass tag and the mahjong tile are from the Time To Stamp Line

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Etched Brass Tag and my day

Today is my 39th birthday. Its been such a wonderful day! My dear friend Neilsie took me for Thai food and gave me a wonderful gift! It made my day, along with the many sweet comments from my facebook friends.
I have been on a mission today. Gathering supplies to etch metal. I wanted to make sure I did it right and safely as well.
So this morning I have been running around gathering up my supplies. I admit I was really nervous as it uses chemicals I have really not worked with.
I used a mixture of Muriatic Acid (think pool cleaner-its potent stuff!) and hydrogen peroxide. I tried it with 3 different types of small metal tags. Brass , Copper and what I thought was Aluminum. Man, that solution was boiling and HOT!

This solution is so toxic I looked like such a nerd with my safety glasses, mask and long gloves! LOL It disentegrated the (what I thought was) aluminum tag. The Copper one didn't come out the way I wanted so not showing that one. But I am THRILLED with the brass piece. I stamped an image (Stampinback's Basic Elements sheet-LOVE it!) onto the brass in Stazon ink and put it in the solution for several minutes. I have a sheet of brass so I just cut out a tag, rounded the corners with my round-it-all and punched out a couple holes with the cropadile big bite.

I have plans to use this in a jewelry piece in the future. I am getting into making jewelry and working with some wire-I always love learning something new. Lots of things running through my head now with this etched metal. Oh my!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


I am calling this one "Glowing" because it just glows :)

8x10 on canvas panel

More Pendants

Image Transfer

For those of you who have been following my blog for a while you all know how much I LOVE doing image transfers! That is what the 2nd assignment over at Carmen Torbus' online workshop is, doing transfers! I used a background piece I did last week to do one on, and needless to say I adore it :)

Monday, January 4, 2010

Playing With New Collage Stamps

I Brake For Stamps has some new images coming out this week and I have been playing with them. The hearts are large-they screamed Shrink Plastic at me so I made a pendant out of one of them. It shrunk down to the perfect size! I had not played with Shrink plastic in ages!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Domino Pendants

After the slew of Domino Ornaments I made went over so well , I decided to make up a bunch of Domino Pendants. I will be putting some in my Etsy shop probably in the coming week. Here are a few that I made today!