Thursday, December 4, 2014

Oh, oh, domino!



I made this sweet little domino book
for my dear friend's 
birthday.


I saw a lovely domino book over at Artful Affirmations, 
(http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/2011/06/more-fun-with-dominos-mixed-media.html)
and I knew I wanted to create one for
my friend's birthday.




The lovely lady on the front of the domino book 
is from Calico Collage.


 On the back, I placed an arrow because
my friend is a Sagittarius, the archer.
The arrow is wrapped in a glittery, synthetic 
cross stitching thread. 


I used silver German Dresden foil 
to wrapped 
around 
the edges of the dominoes.


Some of the images I used inside are from Sandy Gordon
at Art Tea Life, 
while other images I found
on Pinterest.
Each panel was accented with
glittery Mod Podge then 
covered with 
Glossy Accents.


I followed a tutorial put together
by Laura Carson from 
Artfully Musing. 
I love how the book turned out, and
so did the birthday girl!













Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Cigar box refurbish!

I recently went with my husband to a wonderful cigar event.
We had a lovely dinner and some drinks, and
we received some complementary cigars
from various venders.
The best part was of course the cigar boxes! 
While my husband was gathering up cigars, I was asking for
the boxes! 
When I saw this gray box with it's matt finish, I knew
 I wanted to do a Halloween themed box.
         I found this witch image from
Lisa's Altered Art
    at Etsy.
    lisasalteredart  
I'm really trying to use up supplies
that I already have in my craft room. 
This paper from Martha Stewart was the perfect
color. I bought it a couple of years ago. I used it to cover
the name of the cigar company.
I used gemstones to mimic
 tacks or nail heads.
The paper is cut with a pair of scissors using the
"deckle" edge, and then edged with black ink.
 

 

For the inside I used some
fabric remnants.
I cut out a square piece
 of light weight cardboard
and glued some batting to it.
Then I wrapped it in this
teal colored satin to place in the bottom of the box.
The sides are lined with
teal velvet.
 

 

The diamond shape here was the shape of
the original cigar label. 
Again, I used cardboard and wrapped it
in a black fabric. I cut an oval piece
of teal velvet and used this
gemstone frame. A glittery bat
is the center piece to this witch's amulet.
 
 
 
 


Monday, October 13, 2014

It's Halloween time!


Another Halloween is fast approaching.
Here are some ATC's I made for a swap
 for VintagePhotoImage(VPI).
The swap is titled "Halloween Cuties"




Looking forward to seeing what cards I get in return!
Happy Haunting.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Catching up!

Here are some projects I've completed.


I was a little sad this summer to say goodbye to 
a wonderful art group, the Marie Antoinette Mail Art group.
But, there certainly is a shift in the 
mail art world as far
 as participation.



 Here is one of the three ATC's  titled "Spring Marie"
 I made for the Marie Antoinette Mail Art group



In return I received these two wonderful cards.

Kris Dickinson created this lovely winged Marie.
I especially love the soft sweet hues in the 
paper and embellishments 

How sublime is Terri Gordon's  Marie in her 
glorious springtime crown. 




Sushi Antoinette made her final appearance
 this summer under the theme 
"Sushi Antoinette's Vacation".

Here she enjoys 
the splendors of India.



Of course Sushi makes an appearance
on the shores of the French Rivera!



Sushi sets sail for no doubt a dreamy voyage 
of glamour and adventure!


I received these ATC's;
Laurie Wirth's Sushi visited 
the Eiffel Tower!
 while Kris Dickinson's Sushi 
went "Digging for Clams"




Tuesday, April 1, 2014


A Valentine for my daughters and my granddaughter.





I enjoyed making these ladies skirts 
slightly 3-dimensional.








Here is the card for my Granddaughter

I did the same 3-dimensional look here too. 



For my niece I put this tag together for her.
I love this antique image of Madge Rossmore, 
I use it all the time.



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