Sunday, February 22, 2009

Hilda Conkling Quotes Challenge 02.14.09

Gale Blair at Paper Whimsy is hosting a year-long art challenge and is generously providing participants with gorgeous collage sheets and Hilda Conkling quotes to challenge us twice a month. In order to participate you must be a member of the PW forum...come on over and join us!

This month's color theme is blue and I used the provided fish, flower, door and text. I began with a PW image, colored & painted it, then further altered it to create the vision I wanted to use to tell the story of the the text. Here is my strange, pure, happy two-page spread. Enjoy "The Key To My Mind"! Namaste, Carol

Thursday, February 12, 2009

...and the prizes go to.....

Sweet Gingersnap just drew the names for the two prizes on my blog...I had so much fun visiting blogs the last few weeks that I didn't get much new art done! My mixed media collage goes to the amazingly talented Julie Mitchell at "When the Spirit Moves Me"...she makes the most beautiful Spirit Figures/Art Dolls and has a new blog that can be found here. Congratulations Julie, I will be sending you an email shortly.

The Tim Holtz Distressables book goes to Alena over at the Funky Fairy Shoppe. I haven't smelled any of her herbal items (yet) but they look and sound delicious. If you get a moment, go and check her out here. Congratulations Alena, I will be emailing you shortly.

I'm headed out of town for a few days but will email you both tonight. As soon as I return home, I will mail out your goodies! Hugs and best wishes to you both. ~Carol

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Birthday Tag for a Friend

I haven't made a tag in a LONG time and it was really fun! Small space but lots of layers. I don't know if you can see it in the photo but the background is favorite technique! I just might have to make some more of these!

Happy Birthday friend!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Gothic Arch for Ja*who*dee

Judy really threw me for a loop this time with an "open theme". I kind of freaked out, got stymied and my muse left me to figure it out for myself. I decided that today was THE day and pulled out everything I had that was aqua and/or brown...her favorite colors. Here is what I ended up with (muse looking over the shoulder) and I will be mailing it off Monday. Thanks, Judy, for being patient. Hugs, Carol

Red & Black Haiku

My friend is having a birthday soon and I was given the following theme to create a birthday 4x4 for her; black & white white a touch of color, throw in a bit of zetti and birthday wishes. I don't think I follow directions very well cuz I think the red is more than "a touch" and it's not quite zetti...more like zetti-goth but I think she will love it anyway! I know I do and it was so much fun to create...I need to do more Haiku, it's totally fun! Happy Birthday dear one!