Sunday, July 27, 2008

Wylde Women Award - WOW!

Theresa Martin recently nominated me with this award and I am truly honored. If I could, I would give it back to her because SHE is a Wylde Woman who encourages me and teaches me new things with joy and generosity! Thank you so much Theresa!

Here are the rules of this award:
1. You can give it to one or one hundred or any number in between - it's up to you. Make sure you link to their site in your post.
2. Link back to this blogsite (http:// so Tammy can go visit all these wonderful women and remember the Purpose of the Award: To send love and acknowledgment to women who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy.
These women continually bring joy to my life through their encouragement, humour, inspiration and talent. It is with great pleasure that I award the "Wylde Women Award" to:
Patricia Schweitzer...a Cool Crone!
Barbara Burkard...who lives at a wonderful place named 123 Lavender Lollipop Lane!
Annette Emms...who inspires me with her intimate style of writing, her photographs and her magical Fairy Slippers!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Christmas Memory for Gina

...and believe me it was difficult to choose just one! I have so many....Baked Eggs, Home-made Rolls, Ham Balls, Stockings on the fireplace...but I guess those are really favorite traditions. Here is the arch I made for know "To: Gina" "From: Carol" :))

The first photo is the front...I made a little gown and coordinating robe out of paper and then made little wire hangers to hang them up.

The second photo is the back which has a pictur eof my mom in a Santa cap surrounded by Christmas trees, ornaments and a hang-tag that says "Do Not Open Until December 25th".

And finally, the third photo is of the back with the "tag" in the open is a personal note to Gina telling her about my favorite Christmas Memory. Would you like to know what it says? I'll be happy to tell you...but not until December 25th. LOL

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Faerie Cupcake Pincushion

This month, my Etsy Street Team is designing and creating pincushions. I will be in SAN ANTONIO (yippee!) that night so I made mine ahead and posted it to the group.

My inspiration came from Gale Blair who recently returned from England. We were talking about cupcakes, scones and cream teas...which turned to faeries and whimsies and next thing you knew, I was making a Faerie Cupcake pincushion featuring a whimsy from the fabulous PaperWhimsy shoppe.

After I snapped the photo of the pincushion, I started playing around with it digitally. I'm not very experienced in that department but it was fun. I actually made it "transparent" (don't ask how, I could never repeat the process! LOL) and put a layer underneath it that is a vintage wallpaper which is where the scrolls came from. I have plans for this image...more details to follow. Such fun!

8x8 tip-in pages for Ja*who*dee

Ooo la la! Judy's theme was Jefferson Starship "White Rabbit" and it was SO MUCH FUN! The whole time I worked on it, I just kept laughing and giggling at my own silliness which made for a fun and enjoyable weekend of art. Here are the lyrics to the song, can you find the symbolism in my art?

One pill makes you larger
And one pill makes you small
And the ones that mother gives you
Don't do anything at all
Go ask Alice
When she's ten feet tall

And if you go chasing rabbits
And you know you're going to fall
Tell 'em a hookah smoking caterpillar
Has given you the call
Recall Alice
When she was just small

When men on the chessboard
Get up and tell you where to go
And you've just had some kind of mushroom
And your mind is moving slow
Go ask Alice
I think she'll know

When logic and proportion
Have fallen sloppy dead
And the White Knight is talking backwards
And the Red Queen's "off with her head!"
Remember what the dormouse said;
FEED your head"

Altered Book Pages for LInda: Where the Green Fern Grows

...which means anything to do with nature. Linda's book is a delight to behold...bold colors, huge spreads and lots of fat, chunky embellishments! Considering my love of mermaids, it's no wonder that I decided to do a "sea" theme. The text reads "In Mermaid Scrabble, the Z is only worth 4 points and there are no vowels.". Isn't that a hoot! I hope Lnda likes the's full of color (teal, purple, aqua) and texture (over-painted sand, embossing powder, stencil paste, flowers, and bubble dots).

4x4 Black & White for Chunky Book

...theme was to use newspaper in the background and Zetti design...I'm not sure how well I achieved the goal but it was really are my two entries. The first one is labeled "Fashion Week in Paris"...I think it's pretty self-explanatory!
The second one is named "Albia News" and I just love the two "ladies" talking about life as they come home from the market! LOL...Of course the pig doesn't know that he's been invited for Sunday dinner but he seems entertained with their conversation. Silly, but fun right?

8x8 tip-in Pages for Sandee

Here are the 8x8 tip-in pages I made for my friend Sandee...Her theme was "your favorite poem" which really stumped me because I have a difficult time choosing my FAVORITE of anything. LOL All I knew was that I wanted to do something with faeries so I started creating art and found the poem afterwards. I got to try out some stitches on my new sewing machine and it was fun to stitch/embroidery on paper. The right-hand page consists of 3 layers of transparencies over French fun! Hope you like it!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

My friend Patti's Art Giveaway!

My friend Patti is giving away a gorgeous piece of art this month on her blog 7 Rose Petal Path...head on over, check it out, sign up for the drawing and then spend a few minutes enjoying her wonderful, whimsical, glittery art! She's a real peach and her art is great! Hugs, Carol