Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Dreaming about Spring

Hello dear bloggers, I hope you are all doing well.    I'm still not in blogland frequently but again thought I would show a few things that I've worked on recently.

This first abstract mixed media painting is from a LB2018 Lesson (with Laura Horn), I followed her techniques, but my painting is not like hers, I went my own way.

Next is another whimsical (or stylized) girl using inks (her face has some acrylic):

And finally a couple of cards that I created using Distress Inks, stencils and stamps in the background along with paper flowers that I molded with a stylus.  I used rolled roses in the center of the larger flowers.  So much fun :)

Well again that's enough for one post !

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

It's Been A While :)

Hello blog friends, I hope you are all doing well. 

I am doing well, life is keeping us busy and I'm also having fun with art.  I haven't been blogging these days but I do post some of my art on Facebook.    But I thought I would post some pictures today of  what I've been creating recently. 

From a She Blooms in Inks lesson  (with Tamara Laporte)

Quirky Owl (LB2018 lesson with Tamara Laporte)

Quirky Bird

Another LB2018 Lesson with Tamara

This one was on my own, no doodling for a change : )

And a card, I still love creating flowers :)

Well I guess that's enough for one post !
Have a great day,

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Seasons Greetings

Hello dear followers I hope you are doing well.   I'm sorry but I'm not a very good blogger these days but below are a few Christmas cards:

I would like to wish my kind followers Seasons Greetings and all the best for 2018.

Cheers !

Friday, December 08, 2017

She Blooms in Ink

Hello dear blog friends, I hope you are doing well during this busy season.

All is well here and I'm super excited to be taking a 7 week workshop with Tamara Laporte of Willowing Arts - She Blooms in Inks.      Lots of doodling and inkiness along with whimsical/stylized faces.  Below are my two journal pages from Week 1:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Let Your Light Shine

Hello dear blog friends, I have something different to show you today :)

I created this journal page on mixed media paper while following a Lifebook 2017 lesson by the very talented Andrea Gomoll.  She seems like such a sweet lady who is fun to watch and listen to.

I loved creating this page as it involved using inks, water, and Brusho powders.  I also used acrylics on her face as I dropped a little brushos (dangerous!) to cover up purple and blue :)   I added stenciling and stamping (stars, sun burst and circles) in the background.

The theme of the lesson and painting is to accept your shadows, let in your light (and why one side is is dark as the shadow).

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day :)

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Let it Snow !

Hello and Happy Sunday :)

We woke up to a light snow covering this morning, it was so pretty but it's melted away in the sunshine.

I have a Christmas card to show that was created with an inky background and a lovely large snowflake circle die along with Crealies' flowers, and the words and foliage by Creative Expressions.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week,

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Designs by Ryn for Christmas

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.   

Thank you for your much appreciated responses to my question about photo editing software, I will research your valuable input.

I have been in Christmas card 'mode' and below is one that I created using Designs by Ryn's fabulous stamps :) 

The background was created with Brusho powders spritzed with water.  When dry I over stamped with Celtic Star 2.   I stamped & embossed Seaweed Set around the background with a white & glitter power which created nice branches for Christmas :)

The ornaments were created using Brushos on Spellbinder die cuts which I stamped with a couple of images from Celtic Star Set.   The little hanger die cuts are from a Memory Box set.

I added a little holograph circle sticker in the center of the ornaments.  I wanted to add some nice bling but I was keeping this one flat for mailing.

Thanks for stopping by.  I will get back around to your blogs soon but  life around here is still unusually busy.


Sunday, November 05, 2017


Hello everyone, I hope you've enjoyed your weekend.  Here it's turned cool and wet, once the house is clean I'm going to play in my craft cave :)

You may have seen this card on Facebook already, I used a favorite stamp by Chocolate Baroque - Serena and added embellishment die cuts by Crealies Flower 13 along with the set of 3 that match  that seem to be discontinued and Creative Expressions (branches).   I thought maybe I went a little overboard on the branches, but couldn't pull them off once they were glued, so I added some white paint to break up the blob of brown.

I started with Tom Bow water colour markers on the image and and then used Prisma pencils on her hair.  I didn't  like how green it was turning out so I used a white Wink of Stella marker and white dots with an acrylic pen which softened the colour to a lighter shade and created a different effect.

I've changed computers and no longer have the free copy of Picasa for adding soft edges and words to my photos.   Does anyone know of a free and SAFE to download software for photo editing or know where I can still find Picasa?  I've seen some links but don't trust them.    I had a trial of Photoshop but it's way too complicated for what I want/need.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day