Sunday, December 28, 2014

Dad in his Army uniform

Here is something I did using Dulusional sprays, Lindy's stamp gang sprays, Bits and pieces of flowers I have in my stash. It is a picture of my father in his Army uniform back in 1947. Isn't he a very handsome man? Thanks for looking.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Trick or Treak

Hello everyone, I know I have been MIA for awhile. My mother passed away and have been crazy busy getting everything settled. Today I have a Halloween post to show you. It was for a challenge on All Things Terry Sproul's Facebook page. She does videos (live) every week. You should really check her out, she makes some fabulous mixed media pieces. You can check out her FB page here

For my page I found an image on the internet of a skull and slapped that baby onto my mixed media book, then drew some bats, a cat and some Potion bottles with spooky scary stuff inside LOL I first painted the background a deep gray, almost black and then layed down my drawings that I had cut out. Oh I forgot about the crow, that was hand drawn also. It is easy when you just have to spray them black. I used Dylusions Black Marble to spray them with, then used small stamp set that I picked up at Walmart for the quote, sprayed  it with Dylusions Squeezed Orange and then glued them on. To make the dripping blood, I used Liquitex Vivid Red Orange liquid ink.

Hope you like it and have a great Halloween.


Monday, September 22, 2014

Work In Progress

This is a WIP. It is drawn first on a piece of wood I found while walking our dog, repurposed old wood LOL.  I used chalks and Bic Mark its to color her in, mainly chalks. Thinking about coloring (painting) in the background with some DecoArt paints. I want to add another plaque to the bottom with a cute saying, just have not come up with something snappy yet. LOL I will make sure to post another pic when I get it completed. Thanks for stopping by and have a great's the only one we get!

I just have to show you this rock my husband found while taking our dog for a walk by the Mississippi River. We live right on the River and the view is spectacular, but since he found this......hmmmm now I am thinking what other long lost souls are in there. Tell me, what do you think it looks like?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Opps forgot to post this part for the blog hop

Welcome to the Mixing it Up loves Cottonwood Arts blog hop!

This is a closed blog hop just for the members of the Mixing it Up Every Day Face Book group so that we can get to know each other better.  Having said that, if you are not in our group, please feel free to leave a comment anyway and come join us over on Face Book. We would love to get to know you better too.  :)  Here's are the links to every ones blog, remember in order to have a chance to win the prize package from Cottonwood Arts you must: Be a blog hostess  and leave a comment on everyone's blog


We were also asked to answer a few questions 

before we posted our art.  

Are you a journal hoarder? How many do you have and why different ones? Maybe post a picture of your journals. 

Below you will find the two (Yes, 2 posts) for this blog hop. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to leave comments.

Mixing It Up Every Day Blog Hop

Welcome everyone to the Mixing It Up Blog Hop. We are a group of mixed media artists that get together and share our art with each other on Facebook. Very nice and welcoming group, we are. LOL When you have time, come on over and check us out.

I would really like to thank for being a part of this awesome blog hop. And, please go over and check out the other blogs taking part in this and please leave them some bloggy love also.

Like I said, I love Art, in all forms. I do a little bit of almost everything. I  make cards from stitching cards to embellished and painted. I love to paint, draw whatever  in journals. I love Mixed Media because you get to use EVERYTHING, literally.......LOL, well, maybe not the kitchen sink. I also love to do Quilling, now if you have never heard of this look at one of my other posts that shows a canvas done with quilling, but be careful, it is very addictive. I also dabble in Zentangling and Zendoodling. In other words, show me and I will at least try and do it. I like altering items also, but that is for another day.

Check out a few of the items I have worked on.

This is an altered Domino book I recently made. I love vintage so I  added vintage photos to it. These are so simple and cute when done.

 Well thank you for looking at everything from Jewelry making to soap making and everything in between. Have a wonderful weekend and don't forget to visit the other blogs listed below. And don't forget to leave some blog love for them also.

  Sandee Setliff
Tiare Smith Woods
Martice Smith II
Tiffany Goff Smith
Anna Turner Ely
Cat von Hassel-Davies
Terri Sproul
Sharon D. Estes
Betty Guffey Richardson
Tommy Jo Vilello Anderson
Melissa Willard Edwards
Donna Simmons Lueders
Tamiko McCurry

Thanks for stopping by and tell them Donna sent you :)

Cottonwood Arts Blog Hop

I would like to thank Cottonwood Arts for sponsoring this Blog Hop, stop by and give them a look see

I think the following is my all time favorite project I have ever done. It is called a Circle Journal. What you  do is make a journal and use as many pages as need. You put the instructions on the front page, as shown in the second picture. The first picture is the cover.

Then you send it to everyone you want to add to it, in this case, it was all my brothers and  sisters. I think this made its way all over the U.S. LOL Everyone was dedicated so  many pages and the theme for ours was "What are your fondest memories growing up" then everyone was to write (in their own handwriting) what they liked and to also add pictures.

The first one above is the one I made (first page of my pages) the second picture is of a sister we lost at the age of 33, so we all put a good memory of her also.

The last page is pockets with a tag inside and everyone was to write their names, address, and the date they received it. This took almost a year to get back to me. We made it for my mother on Mothers day. She LOVED it! Everyone came home for that day because her birthday is the same month (the same day on some years) and they were all so excited to read it and see what everyone else had written. They all agreed it was so much fun to do. Altho, some of them did NOT follow directions completely. LOL They were to decorate their own pages themselves. They just thought I would do it for them.......Now how, when they already had everything written and pictures attached?? Oh well, it turned out great. The following picture is the back cover.

If you have never done a Circle Journal, read up on how you do one, they are so much fun and your family, friends or whomever you choose, will love it. I am thinking about starting another one this year. Thats all for me today, Have a wonderful day, it's the only one you get!

And don't forget to follow and check out the other blogs on this blog hop, they are just awesome artists.

Tiare Smith Woods
Martice Smith II
Tiffany Goff Smith
Anna Turner Ely
Cat von Hassel-Davies
Terri Sproul
Sharon D. Estes
Betty Guffey Richardson
Tommy Jo Vilello Anderson
Melissa Willard Edwards
Donna Simmons Lueders
Jean Marmo
Tamiko McCurry

Don't forget to check out Cottonwood Arts, they are kindly sponsoring this blog hop. 
You can also find them on Facebook.

Friday, September 12, 2014

A little bit of Childhood still in all of us.....Fairies

This is a watercolor painting I did with a kit I purchased from Frosted Designs. It is a great kit and you get so much with it. Check it out. I first drew the pictures and then went over them with my Micron pens and then painted it all using my Koi Water Colors with a waterbrush.  This was so fun to make and lets agree, we all love fairies even as adults.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Quilled Canvas

This is a quilled canvas I just recently finished and sold....Yay me! LOL I love to quill, it is relaxing but takes alot of time to finish alarge project like this. Actually the buyer just noticed the hummingbird and immediately purchased it. Hmmmmm may have to make some more with just hummingbirds and a couple flowers. Thank you for looking and I hope  you all have a wonderful day. 

Twinches dresses

These are some twinchies I made for a swap I hosted. These are going to be given to some special people that joined. Since all my craft supplies are at my mothers home, I was her caretaker and she just recently passed away, I have nothing at  my own home at the moment to create with so I had to use all Crayola products. I think they turned out pretty darn good. Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Domino book

This was done using dominoes that I picked up at one of our local retail  shops. I just  added my own little pieces to make it into a vintage little book. Hope  you like it.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Damsel Designs: This one is a small 6" x 61/4" piece. I used Folka...

Damsel Designs: This one is a small 6" x 61/4" piece. I used Folka...: This one is a small 6" x 61/4" piece. I used Folkart Extreme Glitter Turquoise for the background then stamped the cups using St...
This one is a small 6" x 61/4" piece. I used Folkart Extreme Glitter Turquoise for the background then stamped the cups using StazOn black ink and Fiskars Latte Love stamps The flowers are a mixture of  Petaloo Botanica Collection, Prima Flowers and K and Company. The crystals are from Primas Say It In Crystals. The frame is just paper that I painted using Americana Antique White. I have a very, and I mean VERY old antique typewriter that I typed the quote on. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Morning everyone. This is a piece I finished this morning, love getting up earlybut it is so hard when you go to bed so late. LOL Can't have it both ways.
this wall or door hanger is made from cardboard. I used Ameriana Buttermilk, Jack-O-Lantern Orange and Antigue White acrylic paints, Designer paper is October afternoon Modern Homemaker which I went around with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo stamp pad. I used buttons from my stash for the eyes and the ribbon on the "Welcome " sign is just from my stash but the rick rack is from Stampin Up (Pigtails). I used my new Pigma Micron Pens for the writing ( I have been wanting these pens for ever and finally broke down and ordered them) I lightly sanded the cardboard before painting to get the rough edges off and then used Aleen's Fast Grab Tacky Glue to glue the DS paper on. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.  

Sunday, July 6, 2014

This is a piece I had been working on for a few days. I used sewing (by hand), acrylic paints and markers in a few places. I really like how it turned out. I did use Stampin Up stamps for the bird and flowers. The bird house was drawn free hand. I really liked the way this turned out. The sewing took the longest LOL but in the end, I really liked it. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

This was done using paper napkins for the house, acrylic paints and for the lettering I used Stamin Up stamps I had. I loved the layers and those paper napkins were so beautiful, they were had to use from my stash. LOL Thank goodness I have more :)

Monday, June 30, 2014

This one was done just for fun, but I really liked the final results. The stencil of the girl was believe it or not from the Crayola section in our local Walgreens store. The quote was one I found that I really liked by Ayn Rand. Thanks for looking.
This canvas was done using craps of paper and again those beautiful flowers from a friends (Thanks Pam). The quote is one that my grandmother had hanging in her kitchen and I remember it from my childhood. I read it every time I went there. Ahhhh the memories. I had the greatest grandparents you could ask for.
Here is another canvas I did the other day using American paints and tea cups I made and hand cut. The letters are again a stencil. The flowers came from a very wonderful friends I have and I just love them. She is such a sweetie. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.
This is one of my new canvases. I used American Acrylic paints, stencil from Walmart that I picked up. I also drew the wine bottle and wine glass and then just used objects to make the circles. The duck is wooden that my dad had cut out years ago and never used, so I just slapped some paint on it and hot glued it to the canvas. Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

This is a challenge for the Derwent  blog. First assignment is shading and highlighting. Just have having a hard time waiting to see if this one passes the critiqe or if I have to redo it. If it passes then they will send me the next challenge. Wish me luck. LOL
This was done with Bic Mark Its and left over bits of card stock and designer paper. The stencil of the girl is by Crayola and then I painted her using water colors. Not real happy with the border, but it is what I did so I guess I am now stuck with it. LOL Have a wonderful weekend.

Monday, May 19, 2014

This was painted using water colors for a challenge on Mixing It Up Everyday on Facebook. We were to do a painting using "shadows" and this was my interpretation. Thank you for looking and have a wonderful day.
Water Color wash painting inspired by Alan Owen. Not nearly as good as he does, but this is my first try and I am fairly happy with it. Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

this painting was created using A Donna Downy video. if you have never seen her work please go check it out. Her art and techniques art are great. I used Americana Paints, Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays, Stencils, and other mediums.
This was done with acrylic paints on canvas. Using Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentines day everyone. I would like to share a water color I did for the Mixed Media Monday. I have to say, I have never done a complete picture using only water colors and this was a real challenge for me. I hope you like it and would love your feed back. Have a wonderful Valentines Day.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Love Grows

This is one I made for Mixed Media Mondays with Tracy Weinzapfel. She does a fabulous job of painting. If you don't already know about her, check her out on Facebook. She gives a live show every Monday night. Thanks For looking.

Coffee, Tea or Me....

My mojo just up and left me hanging. But....last night I started a background and then could not figure out what I wanted to do with it. I left it sit overnight and then the next day.....BAM....I had an idea. The background is a mask I purchased, it is from Crafter Workshop called Climbing Vines. the other is made by Plaid and I just purchased that one from Walmart. I used joint compound to stencil the texture onto the background. I also used fiskars stamps and a stamp (the little girl) that I don't remember who makes, sorry. The paints I used were Americana, love them, Tim Holtz Distress Paint, Crushed Olive and a Martha Stuart. Mainly Americana tho.

Monday, January 13, 2014

What A Wonderful World

This is a picture I made for a challenge going on over at Frosted Designs. Sundays with Sandee us a youtube video you really need to check out. She does beautiful Mixed Media work and had a video every Sunday. I loved making this one. She really brought it to us this Sunday and I had so much fun making this. Check out the Frosted Designs page on Facebook and also check out Sundays with Sandee on youtube.

I purchased a scrapbook at the retail store, I have never done a scrapbook page and don't have any interest in doing one, but I thought maybe it would be good for my Mixed Media projects. I think it worked out pretty good.

Thank you for looking and have a wonderful day in our Wonderful World.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Marilyn Monroe Large Canvas

This is one I did last month (December) I am happy about the way it turned out. I thought and thought on it for the longest time. You know how you have a vision in mind but just not sure how to put  it on paper or such? Well, that was me. This seemed like it took forever. I  just Googled pictures of Marilyn Monroe and such and then printed them off. The one I printed on DP and then just painted her lips red. The flowers are ones I made and the bling are from my bling stash. Marilyn Monroe is such an icon. Gone to soon in life, sad. Now to find somewhere to hang it. LOL

Thanks for looking and have a great day.