Sunday, August 31, 2014

SPA--Flower Power

mostly, flowers make me sneeze...

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Take a word--Moon

the quote is from George Carlin, the images from Google, and Arbenting.  the moon was painted with a PS brush.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Daisy Yellow Tangents Week 4--Grid collage

This week's tangent is a grid collage.  We begin by painting a grid of squares with acrylics.  I am becoming more and more comfortable and confident with painting--I amaze myself!
Them collage a small bit of something--magazine cutouts, scrapbook paper, words, tissue, painted papers--whatever moves you--in each section.

Grid Collage #1
 Images taken from a Smithsonian magazine (bought at Savers, a chain of thrift stores that supports community charities, for Twenty cents each!)
I recently bought two circle punches, 1 and 1 1/2 inch, and I am IN LOVE with them!

Grid Collage # 2
THese images were all taken from an "O" (Oprah) mag, from the same trip to Savers, punched out with the 1" punch.

Sill can't draw a straight line...


It's Dandelion season!

Background made with textures from Karen's Scraps and Graphics and Kim Klassen.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Daisy Yellow Tangents and Tactics #3 Accordion books

Accordion Book #1 Tape Transfers
pages collaged with dictionary pages used to clean my gelli plate and brayer.  Images are packing tape transfers from old Stampington magazines.

Side 1 , part 1

Side 1 part 2

Book 1 side 2

Accordion book #2 
collaged with gelli printed and scrap (used to clean plate and brayer) deli paper.
Images are cut from Art magazines and embellished with gel pen and sharpie.

Book 2 side 1

Book 2 side 2

Each book is 4" tall and has 14 2.5" pages

Sunday Postcard Art--Roses

Rose from my stash, painted with PS brushes; Background textures from Arbenting and Kin Klassen. the stamp is my own.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Daisy Yellow Art Journal Tangents and tactics

Tangent # 2  Half empty/half full

As I thought about this idea all week, I kept turning toward  these two themes-all the things that there are not enough of in the world, AND  all the wonderful gifts that god gives us each and every day.  Even if my glass is only half full of these gifts, I am so thankful...
here are my pages

Sponged with fluid acrylics, and stamped with the top and bottom of a medicine bottle. Stenciled lettering and scribbling with jelly roll pens.


also painted with acrylics, spread with a card, brushed on and stenciled through a paper doily.
The lettering is stenciled and hand written and highlighted with washi tape and black sharpie.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Some new postcards --outgoing

Gelli prints, stenciling, gel pen and stitching

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Three Muses--Zetti

bits and background from Crowabout Studios

Monday, August 4, 2014

Tale a word--Black-White-Red

a favorite theme--so Dramatic.

oddly familiar...

Bits from The ladies at DeviantScrap, Holliewood, Itkupilli and CrowAbout.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

a pear, and what it might mean

oil pastel over gelli print
words from a poem by Tamir Greenberg


Nothing like a fuzzy pink elephant to make you feel loved--except maybe TWO!
Images from Holliewood's kit, Black and White