Sunday, June 27, 2010

Wonderful Wooden Houses

I bought these great wooden houses yesterday at The Red Shed in Grapevine. My friend Mary and I headed out early to get the best deals. I ended up buying art that my friend Jeannie made. This one sits on a table and the others I mounted to a wall in my house.

Later we went to the grand opening of Patina Green in McKinney. If your in the area you have to stop in at this store! It was so beautiful. It's in the downtown area of McKinney on the square. Nice furnishings and organic fruit and supplies. We found some old papers with great writing to use for collage and wonderful fresh flowers. Unusual ones like artichoke, kale and wax flower. You can also eat lunch there. The owner's husband is the chef. Well worth the trip!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Ribbon Holder for Studio

I bought this cool ribbon holder from one of my friends that has a booth at The Dove's Nest in Waxahachie. Really neat store and her booth has products by Kelly Rae Roberts too. She also has jewelry she makes from watch parts. There is also a great scrapbook store there called The Crafty Scrapper Make a trip to Waxahachie and see the stores for yourself. It's worth the drive.

House Mouse Card For August Stamp of the Month

This is my newest card for the House Mouse people. I use Copic Markers to color the mouse and apple. I think it came out pretty cute!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

More Down the Rabbit Hole

I finished the pages in Melody's Alice in Wonderland journal last week. On the first one I used my Silhouette machine to cut out a teacup. Then printed legs from a digital kit I have so they could be coming out of the cup. I used tulle for her skirt. The second page was done with an image from the Internet. I added stickles to her dress and the Prima flowers to the left of the page. Both are simple but came out good I think.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Altered Bird and Other Swap Goodies

I was invited into a local mixed media type group and went to my first meeting last night. It was really fun. The ladies in the group are a riot! Especially two of them and I will not name names but they know who they are! They had started working on altering some wooden or resin birds before I joined. But I caught up with them when I was presented with my own bird to make. Mine is pictured here and I will post pictures of their finished ones after our next meeting. We are to bring our finished birds back for each of us to see. I blinged mine up a little, as you can see.

The swap for last night was to create something using a background paper. The ladies had made a paper that Lynne Perrella had taught before. Each of the papers turned out so different because they used different colors of paint, but also different textures. These pictures do not do the projects justice because the colors are wonderful.

I did not take the Lynne Perrella class so my background paper was done differently. I used a technique by Dianne Hicks who learned it from Anne Bagby It was so much fun to do! I did not get a photo of my completed project but here is my paper. What I did was cut out a box shape from my paper using my Silhouette machine. Folded it up and the box held a small bottle for fresh flowers. I wish I had gotten a picture because they turned out really cute! Silly me!!

New Class At Stamp Asylum

This is what you will make in my new solder class. Flowers have been so popular lately I decided to incorporate some solder pieces in the centers of these flowers instead of buttons or rhinestones. To take the class you already need to know how to solder because I will not be teaching that part of the class. I will be concentrating on teaching the flowers. Call the store to sign up 972 596-1224

I will be teaching a beginner solder class next quarter so watch the Stamp Asylum blog or email for a date on that. I will also list it here on my blog.

BLOOMING SOLDER cost is $55.00
Think soft beautiful organza flowers with artwork behind glass for centers. These flowers look great on a jackets, purse, Spring hat or box. You will make two flowers and solder the pieces for the middle. THIS IS NOT A BEGINNER SOLDER CLASS. Bring to class a solder iron with a small screwdriver type tip, bone folder or phid, scissors and glue stick. Everything else is provided.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

New Soldered Charms

I posted new charms in my ETSY store tonight. I also added them to the rack at Stamp Asylum. So if your interested and local you can go by the store to purchase them. There are quote ones (long and skinny), definitions, digital art dolls and initials.
They have a beaded dangle hanging from the top of them but not in this photo. I added it later.
I especially love the art doll ones. I used porcelain doll heads and stamps to complete the dolls. They are done digitally and made fairies and queens out of them. Found some great glittered card stock that a friend told me about. It really makes the definitions and quotes sparkle.