Sunday, May 31, 2009

Mixed Media Monday- Gypsy Shrine

The theme this week at Mixed Media Monday is layers. Heres is my Gypsy Shine made with lots of layers of stamps, images, glass, stars etc. mixedmediamonday

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Saturdays Worout- altered books

Cover and Play to Win.A page from my Western altered book. See more at saturdaysworkout

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Published -Altered Arts Magazine and Rosie and Lindas Big Art Adventure

I'm pretty excited I just received this in my mail today. Altered Arts published my Mermaid shrine, I have been wanting to share this with everyone but couldnt until it was published.Click on photo for details. If you want more information on how to make your own Mermaid shrine you can pick up your own copy at alteredarts
I,m also posting this for the bigartadventure

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Mixed Media Monday-Feathered Friends

Wood Carved Quail
With this being the challenge I couldn't help but show another one of my wood carvings, The quail is carved from tupelo gum, a soft wood, I map out my feather groupings then I wood burn all the feathers ,seal and paint it. the top notch is also carved from wood but I insert a metal rod through the center for strength,the feet are soldered and covered with an epoxy.the rock with petrogliffs is also carved from wood.These take me a couple of months to complete.I promise this will be the last of my carvings for awhile. See the other creations at mixedmediamonday

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Mixed Media-Wednesday stamper

I do Love mixed media. That just happens to be the theme at Wednesday Stamper.wednesdaystamper
Heres a alterd shrine I did. You may want to click on it to reallly see it!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Lots to Do-Wood

This is my kind of challenge. I Love to carve wood, mostly birds and birds of prey. Here's a little owl I carved from tupelo, I then wood burned all the feathers in and painted it, soldered metal feet and covered with a putty for detail. I found this wood burrow .It was my inspiration for this piece.I couldn't resist taking the picture out by my pond .Seemed the perfect setting for this. See them all at lotstodocallenges

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Theme Thursday- Masculine-Day two

Whats more masculine than Americas favorite pastime Baseball? A perfect way to introduce you to the new release at Artistic Outpost artisticoutpost You can see all the terrific cards at

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Artisit Outpost- New Release And Blog Hop

May means summer at Artistic Outpost. We love the warmer weather, however, as we write this it has rained for 48 hours straight. Bring on the SUN!!!

Our two brand new releases for the season are sure to become some of your new favorites celebrating heroes of different kinds, the boys of summer and our armed forces. We are pleased to release Cracker Jack & She-roes.

Enjoy Cracker Jack...
Our love of baseball runs deep. Childhoods were spent at the ballpark either playing ourselves or watching our brothers. At the turn of the century, when baseball became an American passion, gentleman wore hats and ties to the game, the players rode the subway to Ebbets field in Brooklyn, and there was no such thing as the "replay".

We hope you enjoy this collection, inspired by the great players, and the original ball clubs that inspired a nation.

A little about She-roes...
Women have always carried half the sky. During WWII, women began carrying their half in the armed forces as well. Whether they were nursing the sick or flying in the Women's Air Corp, this collection celebrates our "she-roes".

Both collection are available in unmounted sheets or pre-cut on EZ Mount cling foam.

As we celebrate both our new summer releases as well as our new website, we're offering 20% off both the unmounted and mounted versions of Cracker Jack and She-roes.

Please enter the following coupon code at check-out: cj-sr-20off

We are also offering 20% the purchase of both She-roes and Hero unmounted sets. This is a special item in our store located here. (Please note you can not combine the coupon code with this set. However, you can purchase this bundle at 20% off and use the coupon code to purchase Cracker Jack.)
Find the new designs at

Come join in our Blog Hop to see what the designers have created!


Sunday, May 10, 2009

Gothic Arches-Little girls

Sugar and Spice
The first thing that came to mind was that old saying what are little girls made of? That's my inspiration for the challenge at Gothic arches gothicarches
.The stamp is from I Brake for Stampsibrakeforstamps
This picture really came out terrible. I so need a new camera,I will be getting one shortly can anyone recommend one that won't totally break me?

Thursday, May 7, 2009

TGIF- Childhood

When I think of my childhood I remember one of my favorite things to do was riding my bike, although this image is way before my time LOL, It brings back those fond memories,Stamps by I Brake For StampsIBrakeforstamps
and Oxford Impressions oxfordimpressions
. At TGIF the theme this week is childhood, what are some of your favorite memories. Join in the challenge at

Monday, May 4, 2009

Closed - New Blog Candy Added!!

An altered Art Journal I made.

A pendant made from a baby spoon and jewels.
A Butterfly pendant I soldered on a leather choker.

Whispering hope, A mixed media tin with vintage findings, crystals,vintage button,lace, lock and key.

Some earrings I made with vintage buttons,Swarovski crystals on sterling silver wires.

I have met some wonderful people here in blogland and I want to Thank my followers by giving away some blog candy. Its super easy to sign up. Just leave a comment at the end of this post and you get one entry,(Be sure I have a way to contact you if you win) If you already follow my blog you will automatically have an entry. If you don't and sign up to follow you get a second entry. I will run this for two weeks till Sunday May 3rd. at midnight MST. The more entries I have the more prizes I give away. Here's a few to start you off. I'm also working on a journal and a few other goodies so check back often. So Good Luck and be sure to sign up!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Gothic arches- Vintage Women

Lots of texture in this one,tissue paper, gel medium, acrylic washes and gesso make up the base. Stamps images by I Brake For Stamps-IBrakeForStamps
Stampinback line. See the the amazing art at

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