Friday, September 24, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
I made this project for crusade #40. The challenge was to work in a size you are not used to. I still couldn't bring myself to pull out a large canvas and I saw several people used paper bags for their project. I had a large paper bag with a handle so I cut it apart to use as the base. I added several coats of Golden's Absorbent Ground. I had read that you could use colored pencils on it. I have a stack of old letters and used one to make the face. I did the face with pencils and watercolors. I dessed my lady in some of my favorite scrapbook paperThe backround was done in pencil and then I did watercolors over the top. I used my Slice to cut some leaves from an old National Geographic magazine that had been treated with Desolve-it. I also added a fancy leaf that I cut on my Cricut. I coated the whole piece with Matte medium. After it dried I covered the handle with ribbon and pearls. I added a piece of ruffle to the bottom and added rickrack to the edges. I also sewed on a pearl necklace. After all was done I found a large piece of chip board and glued the paper bag to it. I added glossy accents to the lips and eyes and them added a sunflower I made with my Spellbinders Wizard dies.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Well, I know I don't talk much anyway....usually, but due to the pain level, I think I will just leave it at that. Thanks for looking
Thursday, April 29, 2010
I was looking at a sight with Kawaii characters and thought to myself....anything with a smile is cute. So I decided to play with some of my spellbinders shapes and see if I could make some cute characters. I love this paisly birdy. The paisly's are cut from felt. The deer were actually my first experiment.Which do you like better? The one with or without the scallopsNext up is a kitty and a puppy. These are great if your like me and cut out lots of extras. You can use up those extra die cuts and punchesThe last group is a happy cupcake, sleepy kitty and a cloud? Ok that one is kind of a reach but it is smiling so therefore it is cute. LOL Anytway, if you make some yourself I'd love to see.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
I finally got my new bike and had to share. I love it! I haven't ridden in such a long time and had a bit of a bumpy start. LOL I just wanted a nice basic bike. No speeds. I never had a bike with speeds before and that would be a whole nother learning thing that I just am not ready for. I have enough problems with coordination without adding more levers. Hahaha. Besides, it is reasonably flat around here. Of course that is not taking into consideration the high wind gusts we have here in the plains.We live in a small appartment so it is either lock it outside with all the other bikes at the rack or put it in my room and drag it out to use it. Better safe than sorry I say, so in my bedroom it stays.It is a Huffy Cruiser from Walmart. I just had to have the wicker basket. I thought the metal basket would be ok but I wanted to stick with the vintage feel of the bike. I love that you can pop the basket off and take it with you as it has a shoulder strapI added the liscense plate that I got from the scrapcook store. It is not official but it is cute and that is what is important. I wanted to get some sweet streamers for the handlebars too but they didn't have any. What kind of place sells bikes and no streamers? Seriously?!? Ok, so I am just a big kid and I love cute and toys. Can you blame me? Admit it, you play with your kids toys, don't you? I say, screw em! I want my own toys! Hehehehe.
Ok so my love of toys has gotten me in trouble more than once. VBG. On one ocasion, I went with a friend to her shrink appointment for moral support. As we were sitting there in her office, I was getting bored and my eyes were checking out the decore. When what did I see? A basket of stuffed animals on the bottom shelf. I couldn't contain my joy and squeeled"toys!" and rushed to retrieve the basket. Ms phsychiatrist was not amused. Not that I noticed since I was so busy digging threw the basket. LOL. In all honesty, maybe a few years back, I wouldn't have been caught dead being so animated, but I am over 50 now and I realy don't give a damn what other people think of me. I must say, I am a much happier person since I have released my inner child.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
This one is a print off of the first one. I just laid a piece of paper over the first print to blot off the excess. What a surprise! I love it.
I think this one was after I removed the mask, but I am not totally certain. Hah, so much for remembering by the picture placement.
I love the brushstrokes in this one and everything is so clear.
Just so you know, if you overmix turquoise and orange you end up with baby poop brown. Yuck. Definitely not my favorite.
Here are some other prints that I like from stencils.
These stencils are from Dreamweaver. I love these. As you can see, I realy loved the turquoise and copper on these and used it again and again.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
|What American accent do you have? |
Your Result: The Inland North
You may think you speak "Standard English straight out of the dictionary" but when you step away from the Great Lakes you get asked annoying questions like "Are you from Wisconsin?" or "Are you from Chicago?" Chances are you call carbonated drinks "pop."
|What American accent do you have?|
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