Inspiration Emporium April 2012 Watercolor Challenge Entry:
Friday, April 27, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Also Simon Says Stamp Blog is giving away prizes which makes it even more fun to participate.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
Okay...maybe this is a scrapbooking or art project but it is another type of creation. I wrote an article for a contest in Ladies Home Journal last November....well, I didn't win the contest but they sent me an email telling me that they were overwhemed with over 3400 entries! They then said I could submit my story to their "sister" site called DevineCaroline and possibly get published. Well, I got that email in March and figured...what were my chances....I saw the email in my pile of old emails last week and decided to give it a try...Last night i received an email that I was published!!!!! Here is my article. I just thought I would share it. Since I have written this my brother has retired as of January and I no longer am working as his dental hygienist. The article was great closure for me.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
This is an 8 inch x 10 inch canvas/paper art piece. The nursery rhymes were written on card stock with a purple glitter pen and hand colored. They shimmer in the light. It has been embossed with clock works on part of the paper and lightly inked with pink distress ink. The background of the canvas has been inked and treated to give a mottled appearance then stamped over top of it with different clock stamps. It stands by a large easel and would look darling in a little girl's nursery. This is a one of a kind available in my etsy shop. http://www.etsy.com/shop/BlueRoomInk
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
I created this for my shop. I love how the background turned out. I learned how to do it from the Tim Holtz online Chemistry 101 class. It was well worth the 35.00! I just posted this in my etsy store. I have to get my inventory up for the July show in Cleveland that I have been accepted to participate in. It is an exciting new adventure!
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Monday, April 16, 2012
My daughter-in-law is having her first baby shower this Saturday so I thought I had better make something to add to the gift that I am giving her. This is what I came up with. I couldn't find the baby word book in any of my craft stores so I designed it on my gypsy and I made the faux chipboard by cutting poster board and used multi-medium to adhere them together. I love how it turned out! I used Sweet Pea by The Paper Studio paper stack....yummy colors! It is a boy but I didn't want to make it totally boyish since they can be wrong sometimes. Baby isn't due until July 14th!
Friday, April 13, 2012
Here is my creation for A Compendium of Curiosities 2 Challenge that is being run by Linda at http://studiol3.blogspot.com/ This is my tag that I made from page 66 of Compendium of Curiosities 2 book by Tim Holtz. It is a great inspiring Volume 2 that he has come up with. What is awesome is that the sponsor, www.simonsaysstamp.com , is giving away a gift certificate to boot!
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Here is my newest creation that has been posted in my etsy shop. I love the crackle paint effect that I stained with distress stains. I love the sentiment because a lot of us women do march to the beat of a different drummer. Come visit at: