Sunday, October 19, 2014

October Calendar Page

Finally!  I got the 2015 calendars in over at 100 Proof Press.  I had to make one, I just cannot resist that BatBoy stamp!  I inked the heck out of my calendar page and then I used a ton of different stamps for the background.  So, here's my first calendar page for my 2015 calendar challenge - I guess that's on again!

October "Take The Challenge"

Day of the Dead "Take the Challenge" at Design Memory Craft

I choose to create a few Day of the Dead pieces for this challenge, and I really did have a lot of fun!

All 4 things I stamped up.  All of the stamps I used are from 100 Proof Press - except the letter stamps

I had been really wanting to create something with this sugar skull stamp - and this challenge got me to use it.  I used several other stamps to create the backgrounds on all 4 pieces.  The other main stamps you see on this card are the dangling stars and the measurement bar.

I have always loved this saying.  
Stamps used: small sugar skull, hanging heart from cling set, and lots of background stamps.

Yeah - I LOVE this sugar skull lady stamp. 

Again, I just love this sugar skull stamp designed by my friend Danita. The background here was made with gelatos.  Then I stamped all over, added the hearts, stamped the sugar skull to paper and glued it to the wood cut out.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Merfolk, with Lots of Scales

I participated in a Merfolk altered art swap with RetroCafeArt.  I had a lot of fun creating my own king and queen of the crafty sea.  I knew I wanted them to have scales on the bottom, so I searched until I found just the right stamp for the job (which also happens to be one of my favorite 100 Proof Press Stamps).  I stamped, colored and cut out the lockets from this stamp too many times to count! I painted the bodies, and did a little stamping on them.  I found some extra molded faces on my table, and they worked out pretty well for the heads.  It was a fun project and I look forward to my next art swap!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

June Stamped Calendar Page

This my June calendar page.  So yay, I only have a few more months to go before it is all filled up!
I have been wanting to use the masked lady  for a long time, but I didn't really know how.  I actually think if I had this June page to do over again, I would have made the circles in the background a bit bolder.  But hey, I got my June page done!  Seems to be all I can keep up with right now!  I'm on the lookout for summer art swaps - those are always fun.  Happy June!

Friday, May 16, 2014

The Jewel Box Ballerinas - turned Art Dolls

My May baby had a birthday yesterday - and I bought her one of her favorite books, The Jewel Box Ballerinas. I decided to get crafty with it, and make her the two little girls from the story - Miranda and Mathilda.  I had a friend who suggested I sculpt the head for the girls, but after playing around with some clay I knew that wasn't going to happen!  So I stuck with what I kind of know - fabric.  I constructed the dolls OK, it was their dresses that gave me a headache!  And I had to make TWO!
I have a few more characters from other books in mind to make, we'll see if I ever get around to it!

Monday, May 5, 2014

May Calendar Post

Woo hoo!  I actually had the May calendar page before it was May!  This is seriously shocking news. So here it is. Again, not how I wanted it too look, but this is how it turned out.  I think I wanted something bolder.  I just can't get away from the style of painting the page with white paint and stamping on that as the background.
I love the quote and the wings, I guess they work together... 

I originally stopped before I painted the pink burst around the whole thing, but I think it needed more color.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

April Showers...

bring umbrella inspired artwork!

Kids had a planned 2- hour delay, and I thought I'd hire my 6 year old to record me doing a simple technique on how I made the the umbrellas.  Really cute narration, but he only filmed the table.  Oh well.  I'll take some stills and make something up, I have had this idea for awhile, it's nothing complicated - I think sometimes it's nice to see simple techniques.
First I painted the paper with white and then used black and green stazon.  I did make the umbrellas on a separate piece of paper and then cut them out.  Stamps I used: the three of us, flower row, clouds, black umbrella, umbrella with handle.