Monday, May 31, 2010

paint stamping

today i was a guest on cool2craft, a live online craft demo show. i showed some different techniques for stamping with paint instead of stamp pads. i made this atc below from all paint stamped papers. ahhh, bingo on a sunny day...good times!
click here to see the show in the archive through june...or you can watch the demos on youtube. here are my fellow guests' links...go check out their blogs...they've got mad talent!

••• linda peterson
••• heidi borchers
••• tiffany windsor (host)

Friday, May 28, 2010

mini albums

i'm busy making things to sell...these cute little 3"x3" black board books have 6 inside pages to place photos. the covers are painted with acrylic paints blended with glazing medium, then reverse-stamped. just $5 each if you're interested!

Friday, May 14, 2010

a new mantra

stop hoarding.
start creating.

these words speak to me, how about you? i don't hoard much, but i do love my art and craft supplies. so i am trying to use those supplies as my source of inspiration and motivation.

i haven't been making many greeting cards lately, so i'm starting there.

i have all these pretty papers with artistic images and patterns. i'm challenging myself to combine two papers that might, at first glance, appear to not go together. i'm sticking with very simple card layouts and embellishments - i want the essence of the card to be about the papers.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

atc swaps

i have two artist trading card swaps going on this month - why don't you join us for the fun? if you aren't on facebook, just email me for the details on how to swap via snail mail - everyone is welcome!

inspired at home pajama party fan page - the challenge is to use stamped images

lisa liza lou fan page - the theme is flowers

these are the cards i made for each swap...looking forward to swapping them...maybe with you!!

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

fiskars tv episode

last summer i was invited by fiskars to tape an episode for their online craft tv channel. it was lots of fun to do - and i'm beyond thrilled that it is finally on the air!

episode #112 and you can view it online at the fiskars craft tv channel. while you're watching, be sure to click on the prize drawing link for a chance to win some of the products that i demonstrated with.

i combined two of my favorite c&t products - fast2fuse and lutradur - with several fiskars tools, to create this "no-sew" accordion-fold wallet to hold artist trading cards. last year i bought a fabric atc wallet from my friend lorraine's etsy and i was totally hooked on the concept of carrying your atcs in style.

below are links to a couple of my other atc wallet projects - give it a try! while you're in the artist trading card frame of mind, why don't you join my monthly atc swap - it's easy and fun, a great way to collect little pieces of art for just the cost of postage. visit
my facebook fan page for details.

••• lutradur atc wallet
••• timtex atc wallet

Sunday, May 02, 2010

'twas brillig, and the slithy toves...

had some fun today making alice in wonderland atc's with some super cute fabric from my friend daniela's class (i still need to finish that project...sigh).

i snipped out the characters, then fused them with bonash powder on to solid fabric backgrounds. i added some angelina fibers to humpty dumpty, and snipped extra diamonds in the background for the hare. finished them with an epoxy sticker and stitched them to painted cardstock.