Sunday, November 23, 2008

Whimsy On! Whimsy Squares!

I'm hosting a swap at Paper Whimsy where we are all making 1.5" x 1.5" Whimsy Squares to trade with each other. I just love this size and think I will be making lots more. They are great as their own piece of art, but even better when used as an embellishment on someting else. How cool is that? Here are my 9 for the swap. Enjoy

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Walk on the Wild Side...for Peggy

Peggy's gothic arch theme is "Walk on the Wild Side", isn't that wonderful? I printed out copies of some of the paper dolls I have created and used them in this collage. It's another one of those pieces that started out as one thing and ended up creating itself. I hope you like it!
Solvitur Ambulando means "Walking Solves All Things"...a good reminder, don't you think?

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Cheech & Chong for Peggy

Peggy's theme this month for our 8x8 tip-in swap is Famous Movie Couples. I originally was going to do Lucy & Desi but someone did that already sooooo.....I chose Cheech Marin & Tommy Chong! I just love these two guys and their movies and comedy crack me up. I did a little different background technique...tissue paper, soft-gloss gel medium, pearl-ex powders, stickles and rubber stamped images. Really soft hand and beautiful in person. Hope Peggy likes them!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

My "sort of" 8x8's for Gina

As many of you know, each month a group of us swap gothic arches and 8x8's for a year-long tip-in project. This month I was to create an 8x8 page spread for my friend Gina using her theme of Bible stories.

In the meantime, I had started a paper mache house at our Etsy Craft Night meeting and wanted to get it finished up before the next meeting for "show &tell". I also had Gina's images set out ready to work on her 8x8 "Bible Story" spread for October. As I worked on the house, my muse kind of took over and next thing I knew it was 5:30 in the morning and I had created this shrine based on the Bible Story I had chosen for Gina...which is 1 Kings 3:16-28.

I emailed Gina and asked if she would like the shrine instead of the8x8's and she agreed! Yeah!!! I made a little book illustrating the bible story and placed it inside the shrine. I don't know if you can tell from the photos but I cut a niche in one side and used microbeads to frame it. Lots of distressed embossing powder, radio transisters, and golden embossing powder was used along with alcohol inks, paper and the wonderful Mother & Child images from B-Muse.

I hope Gina likes it...I'm having a hard time letting it go but she is my friend and I am happy to gift it to her...after all, it was her theme that inspired it! Hugs coming your way Gina!

Paper Whimsy Holiday Banner Ornaments

At Paper Whimsy we are creating Vintage Ornaments for the holidays. We signed up in groups of 7 and will mail out one ornament to each of the other 6 participants in the group. My group's colors are pink & gold and these are the ornaments I made using my chosen template. Each person will be using a different template so that in the end, we will have a wonderful assortment of pink & gold ornaments to hang together in a beautiful holiday banner! Paper Whimsy has absolutely wonderful images, talented artists and super-duper swaps. Hugs to my Whimsy Friends!