Tuesday, August 30, 2011

School Days paper dolls

These were for the current paper doll swap at Roses on my Table--the theme this time was 'School Days'. I used a Barbie paper doll template for the body, and traced around a couple of outfits for the clothes, onto patterned and plain cardstock, then added the bags. And a scarf for Maribell, glasses for Emmaline (she's the studious one). As you can tell, Sister Mary Margaret is NOT happy with those short skirts!

Until next time--keep on creating!


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Easy Christmas gift idea...

Here's an easy-peasy, inexpensive gift idea that takes very little time to make--

I bought a wreath, 3 garland sprigs and Christmas ribbon at the dollar store. The images are from theMoonlight Journey website--


I used a glue stick to glue the image sheet to an empty cereal box to give them sturdiness, then after cutting the images out I added glittery detailing with glitter glue found at Walmart. FYI, I used a glue gun to attach all the elements to the wreath. Wrap the ribbon around the garland, glueing it in a few places to secure, make a simple bow and glue that on as well. Attach the garland elements (I cut the wire stems off with a wire cutter), then hot-glue the images around the wreath. You could add little ornaments or candies if you wish--or keep it simple like I did.

Here's a closer view--shows the glitter a bit more...

And there you have it--a quick gift that's easy on the budget!

Have a wonderful holiday and thanks for stopping by. =)

Monday, March 8, 2010

Theme Thursday challenge

The theme this week is "Art Words"--I chose one of my favorite inspirational words:

The background is actually a wet-wipe that I used to wipe up some paint. I loved how the colors blended together so I left it on top of the washer to dry, then cut it to fit a playing card. The flowers and letters are stickers, the image is from a magazine makeup advertisement. =)
Hope you are realizing your dreams every day...
Theme Thursday blog--
Thanks again for visiting!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Collage Obsession Weekly Challenge

The theme was "Stairs" this week, with a great supplied image of a cold and lonely crumbling old archway and stone steps leading off mysteriously. I tried all week to come up with something for the challenge until this morning the idea just crystallized. The man with his bags packed is from an advertisement for "Death of a Salesman" and the woman is an altered Dorthea Lang photograph. The poem about loss of love is from Countee Cullen.

Collage Obsession blog--


Thanks for visiting today.

Art Creations Friday

The challenge for this week was to create something with the above image from the talented digital artist Rian. I used the top half of the image, and those humongous feet for my entry:

Poor old Matilda--no wonder she looks a tad unhappy here--those feet must be killing her (I know they are killing me!).

Thanks for stopping by. =)

Art Creations Friday blog--


Thursday, March 4, 2010

4x4 Friday theme: Mantra

Just repeat along with me....'ommmmmhhhhh.....' and take a deep breath. Now, don't you feel better? =)
Here is my entry for this weekly challenge. I used some old book paper, tiny flower stickers, a Chinese coin with beads attached, and a picture and words from a magazine I'd saved awhile ago.

Hope you are having a calm, stress-free day and making time to create something you enjoy. =)

4x4 Friday--


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Theme Thursday and 3 Muses...

I combined two challenge themes (is that kosher??) for this week. Theme Thursday is "Flourish" and I've been wanting to use these great chipboard flourish designs I got awhile back in a scrapbook kit, so I traced around them with patterned papers and added them to the background of this piece. For 3 Muses this week, it's all about men, so I added some oogling gentlemen who think our sweet Elinore is quite the sexy dish when she dances the night away.

Theme Thursday--


3 Muses--


Have a great day! =)