Get Your Gelli On

Playing around with my gelli plate today.  I think I will cut these up and use them for tags. 

A is for ART

The Scarlet Letter? - well, not exactly.  I created this card collage for the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge " A Red Letter Day".
My red letter just happens to be "A".  To me it stands for ART.  To my way of thinking, any day spent doing something creative that you love (aka Art) makes it a significant and special day!  Thanks for looking!



This wonderful etching (from1870) is from Land of Nod Studios.  Deborah shared this treasure from her own collection.  The image spoke to me and I just had to put it on a card.  Love it!


Simon Says .....

This is the card I created for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge.
Anything goes, so I used a beautiful digi stamp printed on a transperancy and layered on backround paper by K and Company.

In honor of Stamp-tember they had a fabulous blog hop with lots of incredible talent and creativity on display.  Check them out!


Challenge me Orange

The Twinkle Twinkle color of the week is Orange.
 I was inspired to do a
journal page using torn pieces of craft paper, Dried Marigold  Distress Ink, and one of my favorite sentiments  from Wordsworth Stamps.   This is the final color in the Summer of Color Challenge and I'm really sorry to see it end.  It's been so much fun!


Madame Butterfly meets Twinkle Twinkle

Twinkle Twinkle is holding a summer of color and the color of the week is
can you guess? - RED.  This week's bonus challenge was to add something winged.  This popped into my head instantly and I busily started coloring butterflies with my copic markers and cutting them all out.  Then I looked through my stamps to find the perfect "Madame" and here she is......


Digi Stamp

This is a beautiful digi stamp I found on Crafts & Me.  It's by Sara Burrier and I knew I had to have it the moment I saw it.  I colored with copics, cut it out and mounted to collaged background papers.


The Great Sadness

I'm sad today.  A tragedy of horrific proportion came to our doorstep in Tucson.
I'm filled with prayer not only for those directly involved, but for all of us.
The violence and hate has to stop.
~Be blessed and let hope, healing and love begin~


Digital Playtime

It's one of those songs that keeps playing again and
again in your head.  It deserved some art to go with it.

A Goddess is Born

I have been taking some classes online in drawing and journaling and this is my first attempt at actually sketching my subject and painting in my new Moleskine Journal.  It was so hard for me to take that leap and mess up a perfectly beautiful journal with pencil and paint, but I think the first step is always the hardest.  Now that I see I CAN do it, I don't want to stop!  I encourage all to let yourself play in a journal.  Self expression is sacred.... PLAY and enjoy~