Monday, August 31, 2009

Mixed Media done on canvas with Welcome.





I love textures - here was my chance to make them. This was done with Golden's gels, mediums, transparent acrylic paints, interference paints, GAC's and many different textures incorporated. Size of canvas: 12 x 24 inches. Sorry for the glare on this photo. It has not done it justice at all.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Recycled rose picture made into a gift tag.

Stamped and painted the back of card stock weight paper then attached image from a magazine to the reverse side. These make great gift tags instead of the bow.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Garden and Nature themed trays

The above tray is different from the one below. Notice on the one above the vintage necklace. Click on image and it should show more details of picture.

The above is the same paper but I positioned it differently on tray. Notice the word music has been framed with a mini frame to highlight it.
Both trays have glass overlays to protect the embellishments inside. Oh how I wish I would have saved at least one of these!
Hope you enjoyed these!

Monday, August 10, 2009

More pages from my Quotation Book

Printed this quote above on soft green vellum. Did 2 sides in glitter rickrack.
Hand painted this page (actually was cleaning off my brushes) and used as a background. Made a vellum envelope for this piece which I ripped from a old Victoria magazine. Swirl design paper on right hand side is recycled from Home Companion magazine. I use a lot of the papers in my work as they contained advertisements so I won't miss that part.

Found this tree in a book. " It takes a long time to grow an old friend" quote printed on vellum. Used the scallop cut on 2 opposite sides of paper.

Printed quote on vellum then scrunched it up. Applied Distress Ink then ripped edges. The opening is a window for previous page.

This was done with stamps as background then collaged misc papers. Did up a mini card with quote that has an embossed front.

Monday, August 3, 2009

New garden pictures blog added.






I have added a new blog: YARDEN COLLECTIONS. If you are interested have a look: http://yardencollections.blogspot.com/

This is a place where I am archiving my garden/yard pictures with some chatter.

Lavender lace lampshades made by hand.


Done by hand. Custom dyed the braid, (gimp), fringe and lining to coordinate with lace. Left the "eyes" sheer. When light is on it looks very interesting. Took approximately 35 hours. Made a decorator pillow to match. Will post it at a later date.