Wednesday, August 21, 2013

All Occasion Notecards

These cards are so easy and so much fun to make.  I used a toy, made for children, to make the background designs.  It comes with a base that spins when you turn it on.  You place a piece of paper on it, turn on the spinner and drop paint into holes to get the fun designs.  Next  find an interesting stamp design to add to the card after the paint dries.

I photographed these after placing them in clear envelopes so you will see some reflection on the cards.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Creating with friends

This photo was taken a few years ago at the Puyallup fair.  During the summer we try to plan several outings together because some of us go south for the winter.  We met when we were all working at Boeing.
On August 16th, 2013 we did a crafty project at my home and I fixed us a lunch of quiche and fruit.  The following are photos of our creations. 
Carla, Carol and Judy

 Carol's creation
 Judy's creation
 Carla's creation

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Notecards and Boxes

I have been making Notecards and decorating more boxes for Jubilee's October Art and Craft fair.  Stamps, watercolors and mulberry paper for the cards.  Embossing powder, shrink plastic, inks, buttons, beads and fake leather for the boxes.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Mixed Media Girl Canvases

Just finished these canvases.  It was so much fun creating them.

 I received my inspiration for the first canvas from a photo I took of a friend who was standing on a stool taking a photo with her I-Pad.  The position of her pose was what caught my attention.  I printed the photo and used it as a pattern.  The end result looks nothing like the original.

This canvas started with the background, then the chair.  The chair was a black and white picture that I painted with markers and acrylic paint.  The flower shaped stencil is a fly swatter I bought at the dollar store.