Hello, Beautiful

I'm up on the Emerald Creek Blog with my 1st post as a DT for their wonderful team!

Want to see more? Stop by the blog to get all the deets about this acrylic project! Check out their shop and play along in their monthly challenge! 


The Odd Couple

As an Alumni DT on the 2019 CCB Crew, we get to take part in little challenges amongst our group that are called Good For The Creative Soul. It's to challenge our creativity and to win some fun prizes as well!

This month's challenge requires we use the 7Gypsies paper collection - Gypsy Seamstress. So for this challenge, I made these clothespin art dolls!

I think you can see why my post title is The Odd Couple 🤓  I fancy naming them Frieda and Stan for some reason...

Frieda is definitely your typical cliché housewife - she's a hot mess! Hair piled up on her head, dish towel tied around her waist - and someone's been hitting the 7gypsies cooking sherry bottle! 🤫

And then we have Dandy Stan with his far-out outfit and funky top hat to match. And those glasses! 

This collection is so cool! Neat sewing-themed papers with funky designs and vintage button advertisements - that's where his face and shirt came from! 

It was a fun challenge to participate in and all the details and other DTs projects are up on the CCB Blog for you to look at! Wish me luck! 


Fit for royalty

Today, I have this large tag that I think is fit for royalty!

The background is paper from Gecko Galz which has a regal look. I added some harlequin stenciling and gilding along the bottom. The large cross is embossed and the picture frame is done with silver gilding.

There are touches of lacquer and a spritz of shimmery Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, along with some silver studs and jewels. I love adding a frame to pictures in mixed media from time to time. It always adds interest and layers and textures. It gives the picture a finished look. 

It's a substantial tag in size (over 8" long) and has some weight to it. It's a work of art in itself!


Love is in the air 💖

Howdy, howdy! It's the 15th so it's challenge time at Bleeding Art! And this month, we want you to show us the love!

I wanted this piece to look clean - not a bunch of splatters, ink, or extraneous doo-dads. And I like the vintage styling that the frames and vintage couple provide. I wanted the hearts to be the focus with touches of gold. I like how the resin frames break everything up while adding layers and depth. And those hearts are made from molds!

The large wrinkly heart and the smaller wrinkly one are made by melting a piece of a USPS tyvek mailer with a heat gun!

Now it's your turn!  Come on over and show us the love! This month's prize sponsor is Artful Days!  


Time to hop!

Are you ready?! I've gathered a group of my crafty friends for this love fest! If you've got an artistic sweet tooth, we've got the eye candy! So let's go!

How about a grungy, industrial heart to start off!

I used a 5.5" paper maché heart as my palette. Seth Apter's Baked Textures never fail! Different layers of paint and paper combine for some grungy goodness - rusted, patinaed, and aged to perfection. A little industrial romance for us artsy folks! 

And now for a giveaway! How about a couple of stamp sheets from Blank Page Muse (formerly Sin City Stamps)?! One is Flamingo Row and the other is Vintage Fashion Art. They've not been used but I have a tendency to just throw stuff together in a drawer so you might see little fuzzies from brushing them off with a paper towel or maybe flecks of glitter 😜

Leave a comment on this page with your email addy or social media link so I can contact you if you're the winner! I'll pick a winner on MONDAY, 18 February!

So whatcha think - need another fix? Well, there's more for you to ogle! Stop by these other crafty blogs and show them some love! We'd also love it if you'd follow us, too! 💖

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