Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A wonderful crafty morning...

Today is my day off...woo hoo!  I have to go with my Mom to a pre-hearing conference for her ongoing dispute with Tx Workers Comp - her hearing is next week...but I digress...

Usually on my day off, I have TONS of stuff to do...and very little time to play...but this morning...I didn't plan ANYTHING...and since I woke up at the butt crack of the morning (read 3:30 am...eww) I had lots of time to play.

This morning I didn't work on art for swaps...though I have many to finish for April...I worked on stuff...just for me...I wish I could show you guys pics, but alas the camera has no batteries.  I did the start work, now just have to embellish, etc., to finish them.  I did 5 atc's, 2 mini atc's (1.5 x 2.5), a couple of Moo's (1.25 x 2.75), and several mini tags that one of my swap partners sent me with a swap.  I also had a chance to mount one of my ink blot projects.  I am so at peace...clear mind and happy with what I accomplished.  I'll be posting them up as soon as I'm finished making them pretty.

I can share the ink blot...as it is finished...Many of you  know that I struggle with mental health issues...and am working hard to clean out my mental closet, so to speak.  This ink blot signifies some of the issues I am working on...

It really meant lot to me to get this out there...

I hope everyone has a wonderful day!!


Thursday, March 25, 2010

One more for today...

Maybe some inchies??

Yeah...it's wayyyyy past Valentines day...but these were for Inchies onexone yahoo group...and here is the rak I sent to the hostess...

I love peanuts!!

Go..have fun...make something...listen to your inner voice


Hmmm...what shall I show you now??

Let me think....ahh the Lucky Lady Dip swap on The Sum of all ATC's...these cards were actually in my beginning ATC days...I love all of them...We all signed up for a theme...Lady of the Lake...Little Miss Naughty,  Miss Leather and Lace and Water nymph

Hope you have a great Friday!!


As promised

Another recent work...Another swap on The Sum of all ATC's...Glittered Mucha Swap - from the famous Artist...Mucha (last name only...can't remember the first...LOL)..

Such beautiful images.  I enjoyed looking for the images...so many to choose from...I picked ones that spoke to me in some way.  All of them represent some aspect of ME...

Hope you enjoy...


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Learning to Fly

This one was just for me...sometimes we have to re-learn to fly...or find a new way to fly...this one is in honor of all of us who are still learning to fly:



Yes...three in one day!!

Steampunk is so cool...I did these for a swap on the Millande Ning Group...was really cool and fun to experiment:

What do you think?? Steampunky enough??


Paris Grunge ATC's

These were done for a swap on one of my yahoo groups - ATCforbeginners

The theme was paris grunge - inspired by "Remember Paris," item a couple of posts below...This was SO fun!

Hugs!!  G

WOW..it's been a long time!

Hey there chickies...sorry it's been so long since I've blogged...sort of out of sorts since the middle of Feb...life was wayyyyyy to lifey...if you know what I mean.  So...I'll be posting a bit daily to get caught up!

Here are some recent ATC's I did for an upcoming swap on The Sum of All ATC's Yahoo Group.  It's a great group...stop on by!

The theme was Louise Brooks.  In my opinion, she was way ahead of her time...when the mind set during that time was uber conservative.  Hope you enjoy

Friday, February 5, 2010

Remember Paris...


Wanted to show you a card that I did for a lady on a group of mine...she needed some cheering up as she's going through a very serious illness.

Remember Paris


The way I made the card:
Background is a ink resist using ranger distress ink - the tea one.
The images used are ones that I found free online...
After attaching the images to the base of the card, I used my fingers to apply the same ink to distress the card and then attached the dragonfly sticker and the rhinestones to the edges of the post card image.  I then inked the edges of the card.

The effect I was looking for here was "Paris Grunge," sort of a take off on steampunk/grunge style...I like to call the effect diet steampunk/grunge...lol.

Hope you enjoy!


Thursday, January 7, 2010

Paper Art Dolls...

Paper dolls....so much fun...dabbling in these - have done 3 so far -

Off to the party!

Mermaid dolly

Gwenny dolly - a self portrait

can you tell i like blue??? LOL



Inchies, inchies and more inchies

I love inchies....they were my first real attempt at small collage work...Here are some that I did for some swaps this past year:

Fairy / wing Inchies

Inchie puzzle - make 3 inchies from a single stamped image and put on an ATC

Polka dot inchies

Shoes with Bling inchies

Wing Inchies

Still looking for a set...it wasn't in the folder it should be...more to come!

Hugggs, G

Lovelies - part deaux!

Thought you might enjoy more of my lovlies...

Tag book for Betsy

Tag book for Lesley

Just me Inchies

More to come!!

Go play...be happy....stay warm!!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

More lovlies to post

Happy New Year!  Hope your holiday season was merry and bright!

Thought I'd post up some of my recent stuff...hope you enjoy!!

Winter theme matchbox swap...

Snowman Inchies...with a bonus penguin thrown in for fun

Christmas inchies...notice the penguin again...lol...they are so cute!

Shakers with a winter theme...

More snowmen inchies

That's all for now...more to follow soon!

Go play...make something...enjoy your day!