Monday, September 29, 2014

EEK! It's a Spider.....

I love Halloween card making! Bet you could never guess. This week for the Stampotique Designers Challenge it's Get Your Spook On, SDC #166. Phillip got all spooked out by the it's bitsy spider!

 I worked the background on white card stock, masking Phillip, adding the wings and then created the background. Took me quite some time to get it to my liking, but I'm happy with the final outcome, and hope you like it too.

Happy Spookin' everyone!  xx


Friday, September 26, 2014

Black n' White with a Touch of Color

That is the theme this week for Lisa's Blogger Challenge. Other than the fun of making this, I really had no problem figuring out exactly what I wanted to make, that's 1/2 the time of creating for me!

Using these great images from Viva Las Vegas Stamps, this card went together easy.  (My picture editing skills really lack, but I try!)

Have a great weekend, hugs...........


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

It's Officially Fall!

How can it be September already! This year really flew by quickly.....I feel that way more and more as the years go by, but this year somebody really pulled the plug!

The Artistic Outpost Blog Hop this month is focusing on Fall.  I have used the Old Grist Mill and Kudzu Kafe stamps to create my card for you today.

 We don't really have "Fall" here in Southwest Florida......our leaves don't turn colors, nor do the leaves drop from the trees. The days start getting shorter, therefore we do cool off a bit, but that's not happening as of yet. Being a Chicago land gal for 1/2 my life, I do remember Fall of course...mostly the raking of the leaves, and burning them. The kids and I just loved to do it together, and then of course we burned the marshmallows on small branches.  Good memories!

This is the Fall I remember.......leaves of different colors, and I do envy all of you that get to enjoy this.  It just never lasts long enough.

Stamping on glossy paper, I dipped the oak leaf from Old Grist Mill into several inks and stamped away.  Not having the correct brown I wanted, I colored a piece of Kraft with Gathered Twigs DI, and it looks like suede.  I actually took out my long neglected embossing powders out for this saying.

Please do stop by the other Design Team members and enjoy the ART they have made for you...........
Terry * Tracy * Kate * Linda * Gerrie (you are here)Lisa

You still have time to submit your entry for our monthly challenge!  Just Make AO ART!


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Road Trip

Scooter Girl is on the road today....dressed to the nines and ready to roll!!!!!!!!!!

 This week at Stampotique Designers Challenge, SDC 165, our challenge is to Use One Stamp.  It was pretty easy for me cuz' I just received some new stamps, and the time is just perfect to use one.

Scooter girl is paper pieced, don't you just love her matronly dress!  She has her "jewel" on today, lookin' hot! She even has her dressy crown on.  The background is colored thru a stencil, and her road was embossed.  Notice those cool tires, lol.  DH said she would be going    
clicky-clack!  She has her eyes on the road, doesn't want to ride over the grassy edge.    She is ready to roll!

I had a LOT of fun with this stamp.  Thanks for lookin'......hugz


Friday, September 12, 2014

Working on a Small Canvas

I joined a Facebook Group, Altered Playing Cards......where we will learn many techniques in altering the cards, which then can be applied to our art. This is week one, using sprays as a background. The group is run by Claudine Wagner Criner. Feel free to check it out and join in. The challenge this week at Lisa's Blogger Challenge is Alter It, so this is a shoe-in for me.

Quite a bit of fun!  How about that FROG Witch!  LOL...., from VivaLasVegasStamps.

Taking a break next week, see you all again soon, hugz....


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

He Never Learned to Read..........

For about 25 years we had the most wonderful Sun Conure, his name was Tequlia. He was the most beautiful, loving little bird you can ever imagine. Never clipped his wings, he flew threw the house and would go where ever he choose. He was very talented.....he could talk, and he could sing Happy Birthday......but he never did learn to read!  Did I tell you he was potted trained!!

This week on the Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog, SDC 164,  it's Birds or Animals, I choose the feathered friends.  This actually looks a lot like our bird, he had a long tail tho.   I dug thru my Gelli stash and found this background.  I used the pencil over marker technique on the bird, for effect, color and texture.  Of course I had to purchase this stamp, but unfortunately don't use it enuf.  

We lost Teke about 2 years ago, he is always in my heart.  Almost a year ago, we brought in a little wild kitten, but please don't tell Teke, he would be somewhat upset I'm sure.  Hobo doesn't talk much, doesn't sing or fly.....but he too has stolen our hearts......

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

October 31...............and A Remake of My CAS post

Roc Nicholas, of Stampotique fame, has a Facebook group swap this time, a postcard, ...........and I had some much fun creating this piece (I don't really want to give it up! lol).  I used Feline, and altered her a little bit for Halloween.  Isn't she adorable in her little hat!  The theme of the postcard swap is "put a heart in your art" I gave Feline a nose job.

It's a fun group with very little pressure, check us out!

That CAS card I posted this morning, got a little face lift...........nothing more than a dotted background stamp and some additional color..........WOW, much happier now.  Thinking I will not play in many cas challenges she is!

Thanks for stoppin' in.............hugz.......