Saturday, August 29, 2009

art time

i wanted to get something made for an august art challenge with the theme all things fairy. here is my atc that i did for it. i don't know where the time goes. i had the whole month to make something and i'm just sliding in with a few days to spare. it seems like my little legs are running full speed but i'm not getting anywhere. it frustrates me when i'm not as productive as i think i should be. i find i put lots of pressure on myself with this whole productivity thing. does anyone else have this issue?

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

cassandra's design team

here are two halloween atc's that i made using cassandra's collage sheet. i used the rosey marie masquerade and halloween words collage sheets. check out her etsy site for collage sheets that you might like to have for your creations at:

Saturday, August 22, 2009

journal page

these are my last journal pages for a journal swap i am hosting which started about a year ago. the format for the page size is 8 x 10, and quite honestly, for me, it is too large of an area to cover. i prefer to do smaller works of art. however, i will say i have a beautiful collection of pages from this swap and the journal will be one my favorite collections to date. this journal page, front and back is for a very special art friend. this past year has been a little more than difficult for her, to say the very least, and i made this in honor of the beautiful person she truly is.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

another cassie creation

i managed to fit a small amount of art time in my busy day today. here is a postcard using cassandra's collage sheets called rusty dream fairy and sweet fairy charm sheet. check her etsy shop out at:

cassandra's design team

i used one of cassandra's collage sheets called rusty dream fairy charm sheet to make an inchie and an atc yesterday. you can find lots of great collage sheets by going to

Thursday, August 13, 2009

a special gift

well here i am all fairy-fied! am i too sexy for my beauty crown?!

can you believe that i received this very special gift in the mail today from one awesome and talented artist named marsha. what a fabulous friend she is to make me such a beautiful gift. i will truly cherish this piece of art. marsha did this out of the kindness of her heart and that is what makes this such a wonderful treasure. i am not sure what i did to deserve this honor and i really can't say thank you enough....but one more time i can say it...

thank you marsha!!

her artwork is filled with whimsy and color. she's been published in many prominent magazines and i know that that is just the beginning for her. if you've not visited marsha's blog to see her artwork you really have to jump over there immediately and take a glimpse at what she has been working on.

Monday, August 10, 2009

nesting dolls

one of my art friends, lauren, is hosting a nesting dolls swap. i was pretty excited to try her template out. i've completed all five sizes but this is the largest dolly. i might make a larger one than this one to keep for myself. i can't wait to see the little set i get back from the returns.

Monday, August 3, 2009

the "a-thon" continues

yesterday i spent quite a bit of time making postcards for cathy's "things with wings a-thon". i actually got to make five postcards for the challenge which was 5 more than i thought i'd have time to make. yesterday was a great day for me! here is one of the other postcards i had a chance to make.

Sunday, August 2, 2009


one of my great art friends, cathy, is hosting a postcard-a-thon for this weekend. all you have to do is make as many postcards as you can this weekend with wings somewhere on it. this is one of the three i've completed so far. the artwork being displayed is incredible and i really want to make a couple more so i might have the opportunity to get as many of those wonderful postcards as i can get my grubby little hands on! why, yes, i am being greedy, but honestly, if you saw the other cards going up, you'd feel the same way. i'm always so inspired by the artistry that is out there.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

a postcard challenge

i needed a postcard for a rubberstamp challenge. i made the background paper using tim holt'z watercolor technique with his distress inks. then i foud these great "splat" stamps at michaels the other week. i love how they look they are dripping. the house stamp and wings are from invoke arts. i have to admit that invoke arts makes stamps that are right up my alley. a few doodles here and there, some vintage sheet music and a ruler and the postcard was finished.