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

Faiery express

These wonderful Fairy stamps are New from After Midnight Art Stamps and I am lucky enough to be able to share them with you. More to come :)

Friday, April 16, 2010

Blog Candy

Go to Nilas Craft Room for a chance to win a Bow Easy.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

My New Bike

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

More Monoprints

I love the way these turned out. I think I got them in order. LOL

GPP Street Team Crusaide #39

What a great time I had with this. Crusaide #39 is monoprinting. At the top of this picture are smashed flowers that I did with my Wizard using Grape Hyacinth that I found in the grass at a farmers market. I'm not going to scrape off the guts. I think they look so cool. They were still quite juicy even after sitting in the car all day. The first mono prints were in turquoise and bronze. Yum! I used my Ideology masks for some of these. In this next picture, you can hardly tell what I used as the mask. I used way too much paint.
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.