Sunday, March 30, 2008

Asian Themed Arch

Here is my Arch for the Gothic Arch challenge this week. The theme is Asian. The scan is very faint so please click on the photo to view the larger image. Asian stamps are among my favorites and I have a large collection. I think I went a little overboard here. I just kept finding more and more images I wanted to use in this collage. The stamps are Invoke,Paula Best and a kit I picked up with Chops in it at Barnes and Noble. The inks are Adirondack.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

4x4 Royalty

Here is my royal 4x4. I used my new threading water punch to make the border detail. The flowers are the black chipboard by Cosmo Cricket colored with Prismacolors. The image is one of my fairy paper dolls. Follow the label below to see all my paper dolls.

Saturday Image Bonus 29

The images for this week are all woman. Each of these are Victorian Trade Cards from the 1880's. They are advertisements for corsets, hats and such. I especially love the one from Hill Brothers. You can see anther one of the Hill Brothers cards here. As always feel free to use any image for your personal use only. I ask that if you use one that you link it back to this message so we can all enjoy your art.
I hope you are enjoying these images as much as I am.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Moo or Two - Text

These are my Moos for this week. The theme is text. The stamps are Oxford Impressions. The inks are distress inks. I lightly went over the top of each with a silver paint dabber by Ranger to add a little sheen.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Wednesday Stamper Purple

Here is my entry for Wednesday Stamper. The theme this week is purple. These stamps are from Oxford Impressions.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

TMTA Texture

Here is my textured ATC for TMTA this week. The texture was made using Golden's light molding paste and Golden's liquid acrylic paint. The stamps are Fancy Pants and Memory Box. The lace is antique.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter Coaster Box

Pam was gracious enough to share with me her Easter Coaster Box made with the Saturday Image Bonuses from this week. It really is wonderful. You can check out more of her beautiful projects and cards at her blog

More Transfers

These didn't come out as well. I will have to get some copies tomorrow from a print shop and see how they work.

Claudine Hellmuth Transfer Method - First Try

So here is my first try with this new transfer method using Ranger Paint Daubers as the transfer medium. It came out great. I used an photo printed on regular paper from staples on my Canon MP730. Even though it was an ink jet print it came out great. I used the silver paint so the scan is not completely accurate. I can never get metallic right in a scan. Anyway, you can see that the transfer is great for a first try. See the instructions in the You Tube video below.

Cool Photo Image Transfer w/ Claudine Hellmuth

I found on You Tube this photo image transfer video by Claudine Hellmuth. She uses Ranger Paint Daubers. I love image transfers and can't wait to try this process. Very Cool. Click on the video below to see her demonstrate the technique.

Four Sisters

The theme at Gothic Arch this week is Heritage. The photo I used this week are my great -grandmother and her sisters. She is the one on the left. Her name was Ernestine and her sisters names were Lena, Molly and Celia. I don't know which one is which. My mom is named after Celia. The family name was Gemeiner. Unfortunately, I never got to meet any of them. It is such a lovely photo. I look at it and wonder what they were like.
The stamps are Gelatins and Anna Griffin. The ink is Versafine.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Saturday Image Bonus 28

Here are 5 victorian trade cards from the 1880's for Easter. They are all blank on the back. Most blank cards were sold to companies to give out to there customers. Often these were stamped with the name of a grocer or other establishment as a way of advertising.
As always feel free to use any image for your personal use only. I ask that if you use one that you link it back to this message so we can all enjoy your art.

Friday, March 21, 2008

4x4 Da Vinci's Ladies

The theme at 4x4 this week was to use a female image from Leonardo Di Vinci that was not Mona Lisa. Here is my entry. The inks are adirondack. The stamps are Lost Coast Designs.

Monday, March 17, 2008

TMTA Transparency

This is an ATC for TMTA. The theme this week is to use something transparent. This ATC uses a transparency. The stamps are OI and Memory Box. The photo is one of my stash.

The Patriot

The theme at Mixed Media this week is men. I used this old photo from my collection. The lady who sold it to me said it was a civil war soldier but I think it dates a little later and may not be a soldier. Anyway he looks like a soldier. So I used him for this tribute to all the brave soldiers who fight to protect us.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Leprechaun Trap

So my daughter had to make a leprechaun trap for a school project. I assigned this project to my husband, since I have no clue about this holiday. I do know you drink a lot but I don't think that would go over big in the 1st grade. My husband promised to help create the perfect trap. Of course yesterday, after two weeks my husband says you are the artsy one. You have to help her with this one.

So this is what happens when you take 2 people who like to do paper crafts but have no idea how to catch a leprechaun. The yellow square inside the box is fly paper.

So Lucky!

Here is my Gothic Arch for this week The theme is Celtic. The image is from an old postcard. The stamps are Studio G and Memory Box. Happy St Patty's Day to all who celebate it.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Saturday Image Bonus 27

This weeks theme is Easter. These images are also from The Woolson Spice Company/ Lion Brand Coffee. Which still exists today. The cards were inside the one pound coffee packages. I have included the reverse of one of the cards. These date early 1890's. A few of them were very damaged and I tried to repair them the best I could with the software I currently have available.
As always feel free to use any image for your personal use only. I ask that if you use one that you link it back to this message so we can all enjoy your art.

Friday, March 14, 2008


The theme at Mixed Media this week is purple and gold. I hardly ever use these colors so this was qite a challenge. This is a 6x8 canvas. The paints are Goldens. The image is from my stash.

The lace is antique as well as the key.


I took a break from working because I forgot to post these this morning. The theme this week a Moo or Two is Numbers. Here are my number Moos. The stamps are Stampers Anonymous and Invoke.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The fairy garden purse - WS

Here is a quick project I made for my daughter, a fairy garden purse. She chose the papers, the images and the stamps. I assembled. She wanted a funky purse to take to the flea market this summer. The images are from Outside the Margins,K B and friends, Nancy Dooren and my stash. The stamps are Fancy Pants and Memory Box. The theme at Wednesday Stamper this week is In the Garden. My daughter and I will be watching for these little fairies in our garden.

Monday, March 10, 2008

TMTA Fashion- Mode

Here are my entries for TMTA this week. The theme is Fashion. Here are some fashions of the past. You can find these images on my blog. The stamps are Oxford Impressions.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Transitions Arch

My favorite time of the year is spring. All the plants begin to grow and the bees begin to appear. The theme this week at Gothic Arch is Transition. My arch represents the transition into spring.

The stamps are Oxford Impressions and Memory Box.

Skinny Saturday Monday's Child Challenge

The challenge this week at Skinny Saturday is to make a skinny (3x5) based on the poem Monday's Child.

Mondays child is fair of face,
Tuesdays child is full of grace,
Wednesdays child is full of woe,
Thursdays child has far to go
Fridays child is loving and giving,
Saturdays child works hard for his living,
And the child that is born on the Sabbath day Is bonny and good and gay.

I decided to make one based on Thursday's child. The photo is from a tintype I picked up at a flea market.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Saturday Image Bonus 27 - Sisters

Here are some new images for Saturday Image Bonus. They are all photos of sisters. These are from my collection of cabinet cards I have found at flea markets and antique stores. As always feel free to use any image for your personal use. I only as that if you use one that you link it back to this message so we can all enjoy your art.