Saturday, December 11, 2010

12 days of christmas day 10

I had a lot of fun with this tag I really like how it turned out i had some washers that i used to hold the plastic onto the tag and used brads to hold them in place .

Thursday, December 09, 2010

12 days of Christmas day 9

I like the way this came out I think  still a bit undecided on it
I had a hard time with the rosette but after several tries i managed to get it put together. 
i still need to add some ribbon thru the top

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

12 days of christmas day 8

i got day 8 done
i made a mask from my bird stamp and when i stamped it onto the tag i purposefully off stamped it

I hand drew the tree branch and added some color with gel pens .
i added a bit of an old book page to the edge of the stamp

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

12 days of christmas day 7

here us Tims tag number 7 I had fun creating it
with my own twist.
I did have a canvas flower from my stash so i used it and a fragment with an old book page under it I colored the top of it lightly  with alcohol ink   I do like playing with the fragments

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Friday, December 03, 2010

12 days of christmas day 3

here is my tag for day 3

this one was a real challenge but i worked hard to make it my own
for the flower and tie on the tag 
I used a paper towel that i used to wipe up extra alcohol ink from my make shift telfon tray .     
the bottom stamp life is a masterpiece is one of my favorites
and covered the tag with winter ice embrossing powder
i really like the way it came out.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

12 days of christmas tags

I got the tags done for day 1 and 2
im doing the 12 days of christmas tags on Tim Holtz blog
for day one
I used the straight line grunge board for the house grunge paper for the door and chimmey  winter ice embrossing powder  and clear plastic  from a package colored with alcohol ink it looks green in the scan but its really yellow 
day two  
its hard to see the tree but it has several shades of green on it loved making the stamp pad have to get some more felt so I can make more of these pads
   I used some rinestones for christmas balls
a wax pencil for the words 
a leaf stamp for the background

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

hand drawn fish ATCS

I don't think you will find these fish swiming in an ocean or lake near you but I had a blast making them two of them are for a swap and the other two are extras

                                          Mrs Fish take 2
                                            Uni Fish

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

dotee doll

I enjoy making dotee dolls and this is my latest with a hippie theme

if you like these and would like to join in some swaps for them I stated a yahoo group the link is here

godness doll ornaments

there are a couple of dolls i made last night

these are the first cloth art dolls i have ever made

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Easy Map Folder

This is how I made mine you can change the size to fit your map

what you need   one sheet of  12 x 12 medium weight card stock  and a couple of smaller pieces for the pockets depending on the size you want to make your folder

cut to 10 x 10 1/4
score at 5 and 5 1/4 

fold on score lines your folder should be 5 inches across with a 1/4 inch spine to allow it to fold neatly .

now all you need to do is make the pockets
 you can choose to make one or two pockets you could even put one on the outside if you wanted to

start by cutting a piece of card stock the width of the completed folder  plus 1 inch

mine is was 5 inches folded so i cut my card at 6 inches wide

and 1/2 the length of the folder which for mine it would be 5 inches  (you can adjust this to suit you )

now i have a piece of paper that is 6 by 5 inches   score your paper at 1/2 inch and 5 & 1/2 inch and then score the bottom at 4 & 1/2 inch
     cut the squares that form at the score lines out I cut the bottom one  at a bit of a angle so that they aren't seen
fold and you should have something that resembles a pocket
This is the pocket with the scored lines showing 

you can glue it down as is or you can cut the pocket across the top at an angle I took my ruler and measured down 1 inch then i started at the top edge of the other corner and angled my ruler to the mark i made giving me a nice even angle that i simple cut off  but you can angle it as much as you want .

 this is the inside of my folder the dark blue is actually the spine showing  both sides are really equal it just didn't scan all of it

you can follow this general idea and make them any size you want. 
 ( or make it whatever size you want just remember to allow for a 1/4 inch spine

Decorate it and enjoy

Sunday, September 19, 2010

going on a trip

for this trip we are suspose to make an art doll to repersent us   so the doll below is what i came up with  she doesn't start out very pretty but I really like the finished doll

Humble beginnings

I started out with a base using masking tape  a match box and some mesh wire  as well as wire for the arms and legs so that they would be posable

What kind of face should she have decisions decisions  

Meet Issy    for this journey we are suspose to create a name that we are going to be traveling under and I am going to be traveling as Issabell dragon  Issy for short   .   Issy is a fairy first but also has the ability to be perceived as a dragon when necessary .   When I was making her i had a lot of choices to make when she was done she had a 2 tone purple skirt with a turquoise shell belt  beautiful flowing green hari her shirt is made from a map  and after seeing her standing there i decided she need one more thing


Going on a trip

Starting in October I am going on a Blog Journey to a place called  Imagi-Nation Its a year long blog adventure you can read more about it here        
 The creator of the Journey had created a great adventure for us and I am looking forward to being a part of it 
Today I finished two projects for said journey

the first is my travel trunk  .   After all we have to have something to put all of our supplies in   I Havn't decided it im going to add handles to each end or not

I use distressed ink on the sides and top of the of the box and club scrap paper for the sides the top is a soft blue upostery leather which takes distress ink very well 

the trunk is about 18 inches long by 9 inches wide and is about 5 inches deep   should be perfect to fit all of my travel supplies and any items i might find along the way

the inside of the box is lined with a blue velvet type of material very elegant and soft perfect for all kinds of treasures


Sunday, September 12, 2010

something old into something new

I got this old box at a yard sale I think i paid a nickle for it
It was in really bad shape   

I took it apart keeping the orginal hardware to use later  striped it down to bare wood then went to work on it
for the outside i used a piece of paper that looked like old leather the picture doesn't do it justice but you can kind of get an idea of what it looks like.

For the inside I used some paper with writing and maps on it  and I added some distressed ink to add a bit of age to the paper
I also used the old mirror that was inside of the original one   it was in pretty bad shape and had most of the reflective stuff missing and was broken on one side
but i really liked the way it looked so decided to try to reuse it
I added a flower and a feather for the stem to cover up the broken edge of the mirror and since a lot of the reflective stuff was missing some of the words showed thru .   

Sunday, August 22, 2010

finally a new post

its been awhile but i have finally started playing with ATCs again\
here is the first batch that i made last night they are made with various techniques including melted crayon and wax.   alcohol inks  , distressed inks and what ever else comes to mind as im playing.

                                                                           strong man

                                                                  see my hat

                                                     talk among the stars

                                                         to much tv


                                                                stairway to no-where

                                                                time to go

                                                            and the weather is


                                                                        the written word


                                                         vampire kiss