Saturday, May 31, 2008

Saturday Image Bonus 38

Here are five pages from the May 26, 1900 Harper's Bazar magazine. It was published weekly. I was lucky to pick up over two dozen on my last few trips to the flea market. They are really remarkable and I will be posting more pictures from the magazines over the next few weeks. As always feel free to use any image for your personal use only. Do not post the orginal images anywhere else on the net, but feel free to link anyone here. I ask that if you use one that you link it back to this message so we can all enjoy your artwork.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Circle Tag

This is a tag I made for the Tag Your It circle challenge. The stamps are Inkadinkadoo and Studio G. Sorry, I couldn't seem to get a clear photo. Please click on photo to see details.

Tones of Beige

Here are two Moos for the Moo or Two challenge Brown,Beige and Creme. The stamps are Character Constructions, Invoke and Sugar Lump Studios. Inks are Adirondack. I colored the metal letters with my Copics to make them brown.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Queen for A Day ATC

The theme at Theme Thursday is Woman ATC's. This is my favorite tintype photo in my collection Circa 1870. You can find this image in my Saturday Image Bonuses. The stamps are Studio G.

Time Flies

Another ATC I put together the other day. The stamps are Invoke and Rubber Cottage.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

More tags

I'm loving tags this week. Here are two more.

I love tags

I just love tags. So it was no problem making two tags for the challenge of Tags for Create by Hand. The stamps are all from Invoke. I colored the first tag with Distress Inks and the second tag I used Distress Inks and Adirondack markers.

Altered Playing Card

This is for Wednesday Stamper. The theme this week is to alter a playing card. This is a card I found at a flea market. It believe it is from an old card game called Plaza by Parker Brothers. The image is from The wings are Angelina fiber.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Asian Woman

The theme at Three Crazy Amigos is Asian this week. The stamps are by Curtis Uyeda. The papers are from the Japanese Paper Place in Toronto. The frame is a slide mount inked and stamped. Hopefully my character letters are not upside down. The stamp did not show which way was correct.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Our House

This is a tag for the Tag Your It house challenge. The stamps are Invoke. Papers and Embellishments are Marah Johnson.

More fun with ATC's

I had so much fun making ATC's this morning for various challenges that I made a few more. Stamps are Lost Coast, Inkadinkadoo and Invoke.

Grab a Pen

Here are two ATC's for the theme at Mixed Media Monday pens and pencils. I used stamps from several companies including Just for Fun, Invoke and Stamper's Anonymous. The inks are Distress Inks by Ranger.

Fun Hats ATC's

The challenge at TMTA this week is to create two ATCs with at least one image connecting the two ATCs. The two ATCs should also look nice on their own. Here is my entry.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Beautiful - New Prima Stamps

I just love the new Prima Clear Stamps Crenee I got last week. They are wonderful for collage. There are six sets. I got three with my Mother's Day money. Here is a card I made mixing the sets. I used Memento Ink and colored the images with my Copic markers.

Paper Casting

So I thought I would try the GPP Street Team Crusade this time. The technique is paper casting. I used Paper Clay which made the process simple. You just take the paper clay and lay it on your mold. Make sure that you press it into the mold to get details. Dry the clay overnight. The mold is a cookie mold from Deemco.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Another peak

Here is another peak at one of my new stamps. It is the stamp in the center of the card. I am still trying to tweak some of the images in my stamp line. It is a long process and I may end up changing a few out that are not translating well into stamps. This is card is for the Crazy Amigos Challenge birthday card.

Create by Hand Pin

This is a pin for Create by Hand challenge. I stamped the butterfly with Stazon on metal and colored it in with Adirondack markers. The face was stamped on a stone. All the charms and stones are from Sugar Beads.


I've always loved old pictures with parasols. These are from my collection and most can be found in my Saturday Image Bonus posts. This 8x10 project is for the Layers of Color challenge Umbrellas. The quote is The parasol is the umbrella's daughter, by Emily Dickinson
The parasol is the umbrella's daughter,And associates with a fanWhile her father abuts the tempest And abridges the rain.The former assists a siren In her serene display;But her father is borne and honored, And borrowed to this day.

Le Parisien

Skinny Saturday started again a few weeks ago. There is always a great challenge there. I am so glad they are back.
Here is my entry for this week Le Parisien. I used Twinkling H2O's to color the background. Unfortunately the glittery sheen of H2O's does not show up in a scan.
The stamps are from Prima and Cavallini. I just love the new Prima stamps. There are 6 sets in this series called Clear Stamp Crenee. They are wonderful for collages.

Saturday Image Bonus 37

This weekend is Memorial Day here in the USA. According to Wikapipedia "Memorial Day is a United States Federal Holiday that is observed on the last Monday of May (observed in 2008 on May 26). It was formerly known as Decoration Day. This holiday commemorates U.S. men and women who have died in military service to their country. It began first to honor Union soldiers who died during the American Civil War. After World War I, it was expanded to include those who died in any war or military action. " In honor of all our soldiers and public servants I have posted these old photos from my collection.

I hope you enjoy them. As always feel free to use any image for your personal use only. Do not post the orginal images anywhere else on the net, but feel free to link anyone here. I ask that if you use one that you link it back to this message so we can all enjoy your

Friday, May 23, 2008

Dots & Stripes

This is my entry for Moo or Two this week. The theme is Dots and Stripes. The background stamps are Paula Best and Outlines. The stamp on the transparency is OI.

4x4 My favorite color

This is a 4x4 using my favorite color ink Broken China by Distress Inks. The stamps are previews of the stamps I am creating for my new stamp line.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

License to Wed

The theme at Theme Thursday is transportation this week. I made this card in the wee hours this morning but only just had a chance to scan it. The picture is from Saturday Image Bonus 16. The stamps are Inkadinkadoo and Studio G. The background is Cuttlebug Swiss Dot. I used a Tiffany blue cardstock for the accent color.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Hip to Be Square

The theme at Wednesday Stamper this week is Be Square. This is my entry. The stamps are Paula Best, Studio G and OI. The inks are Adirondack and Versafine. I colored the image with Copic Markers. The embossed sheet was made with a Cuttlebug Embossing folder.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Mixed Media - Maps

This is for mixed media monday maps. The stamps are Invoke and Stamper's Anonymous. Inks are Distress Inks by Ranger.

TMTA Women in Art

I chose as my women in art for TMTA an Italian artist from the 1500's Sofonisba Anguissola. She and all her sisters were trained as artists, though she was considered the most talented. This is a self portrait. I love her use of light in her paintings. Click her link to see more of her work.

Flourish Arch

I've been trying to catch up on my challenges lately. There are so many inspiring challenge sites but with spring planting my time for art is cut in half. The theme at Gothic Arch this week is flourishes. The flourishes are Autumn Leaves, the other stamps are Rubber Cottage, Lost Coast and Studio G.

Beach Moo

This is a Moo for the challenge at Make a Moo of Two beach or sea. The stamps are Oxford Impressions. I colored the Moo with Copics and glitter ink.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

DCM - Animal

Daring Cardmakers theme this week is animals. This is my entry. I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the background and the stamp is by Magenta.

Saturday Image Bonus 36

At the flea market this week I found a ton of images. The best find was a Chyrsler car brochure from 1940. It is in pristine condition. I have scanned 5 of the images but there are many more. The scans are quite large. As always feel free to use any image for your personal use only. Do not post the orginal images anywhere else on the net, but feel free to link anyone here. I ask that if you use one that you link it back to this message so we can all enjoy your art.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Theme Thursday - Celebrate Girls

This a card I made celebrating girls for Theme Thursday. The inks are Adirondack. The stamps are Stampers Anonymous. The lace in the backgound is antique and the button is from SEI.