Thursday, April 21, 2011

New tag

Here is my latest tag. I used beads, distress inks, paper flowers and stamps. The bird is made from a coffee filter, stained with distress ink. I used my gel pens to outline the bird and colour in the flowers and leaves. Still working on my lettering and outlining but guess it'll take practice, practice and more practice. Ah, well. I've got three days off so will try to "create" more stuff this weekend.

Happy Easter everyone!


I am trying something new for me. I am making charms. Since I am not very profficient at doing jewellry, I'm afraid these may not be what was required for my swap. Not sure of the size. These are about the size of a quarter. I am using paper clay which air drys so I don't have to "cook" anything. I must admit that they were lots of fun and I really liked trying to do all the shapes. Hope someone will give me a yea or nay on whether these are OK.

I used some glimmer mist on one or two but I can't see any difference. Oh yes, and just a little sparkle with my red stickles.

My next photo is of some hat pins that I made for another swap. They were fun too. I had lots of odds and ends of beads so didn't have to purchase anything in order to take part in this swap. I had been rather reluctant to join any more swaps, feeling a little less than able to create anything but things seemed to be turning around and I am doing more art now. Maybe Spring is really on its way!! Hope I can get all my swaps mailed out in time. Saturday will be post office day and then its on to more projects. Not sure what I will tackle next. I think I will do some more journalling and perhaps get back into ATCs.
Cheerio for now....

Sunday, April 3, 2011

It's finally Spring!! The weather is becoming warmer and certainly making me feel more like doing art. I spent a good part of my day tidying up my craft room. I found things I had long forgotten about. I created this tag just because. Wasn't sure what direction I was going in. I just let it happen - gotta try that more often.

This fellow and a large group of his friends were enjoying the weather too, in the neighbour's wild cherry tree. A whole flock of cedar waxwings flew in for a quick bite and then were gone.

Little foxes

Little foxes

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I am an avid photographer. My favourites are flowers, animals, nature. I have recently gotten into mixed media arts - painting, collage, ATC's and sketching. Lots of my photos are taken with art in mind. I live in the country with my husband, two dogs and a cat. I have two wonderful grandkids who visit often and keep me laughing. My motto is: Look for the good stuff in everything and everybody!