Tuesday, July 22, 2014

all smiles about Susan K. Weckesser and UmWow

It's day 2 for the Susan K. Weckesser and UnWow blog hop and it's my day to present a project. :)

Here'saA little sneak peek at my tiny altered box I created. 
Please skip on over to {my sweet earth } and check out the deets and after you visit there, go to the UmWow blog. Leave comments so you have a chance to win some prizes. :)
It sure would put a smile on my face if you did ♥

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Reflection is a good thing

I have to say that reflection is a good thing, whether it's careful consideration of a good story, mindful or long consideration about a decision you made or will be making, or simply reflection of light off an object. There is a lot of joy in this piece for it radiates beauty in my eyes. It's the first time I've done a silhouette like this with the moonlight highlighting her body and I really enjoyed making her. The moons rays were done with my Inkadinkado Modern Flower flourish stamp and heat embossed and the effect worked very well I think. I do have a video of me making this art journal page, if you are interested in watching it.
I am entering this in Simon Says Challenge: About a Face

Friday, July 18, 2014

bless you!

Do you have a large collection of "stuff" from your childhood that means a lot to you but you don't have out on display because maybe it looks a little worse for wear? A few dings etc. I'd love to sell them but let's face it, I'm not going to make much money for the effort, it's not valuable "stuff"..just plain old happy memories stuff, that honestly nobody is going to want when I die stuff. 

So I figured, why not alter some things so that they look like new again so that I can at least enjoy having it out on display once more. This little filigree tissue holder use to make me feel so grownup when I was little, and I must have cherished it because I kept it....some 45 .....cough.....years later. Anyhoo, if you want to see how I made it, or just want to go over and leave me some love, please visit the Helmar blog where my post is today. Thank you!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Caffeinate Me

I love my Dylusion inks and the background was created by wiping them on with a paintbrush and using water to draw the strands of hair. Her face and coffee cup are painted on with Deco Arts Multi Surface paints and outlined with their dimensional writer.

I added some very old little plastic letters using my Helmar's 450 Quick Dry Adhesive. I really love how it dries crystal clear.

I loved adding flowers and charms into her hair.

And I hand sewed hundreds of teeny tiny glass seed beads.

 I used my Signo white pen to draw through the stencil on her coffee cup and then used some of Ranger's Glossy Accents to highlight some of the design from the Doily stencil.

I am adding my canvas into Simon Says Monday challenge - About a Face

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Oh deer!

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” 
― Marcel Proust

I have had a few more deer than the previous years which is fine with me. I know there are people out there who complain about the deer eating their flowers but my feeling is, why fight it? You have moved into their area ( near the woods in my case ) and they have as much right to forage for food. 

Like a lot of people I try to plant things that the deer don't like, but if they are hungry enough, they will eat them anyway! So I have a different philosophy than most I bet. Even though I love my flowers, I love the deer even more. I love when they visit my yard, they are such beautiful, majestic creatures...so if they like my Hostas and snack on them, so be it. I could do without a few flowers but I cannot do without my deer.

If you want to know how I made this stamp frame large enough to fit around the deer that I painted then please visit me over on the {my sweet earth} blog, and yeah...leave me a comment. Your love is appreciated!!!!!!!!!

Insta-Cute stamp ( Polaroid frame )
Live in Color tags - ( heart )

Sunday, July 6, 2014

FD - Moonlit Dreams Kit reveal - post July 6th

Hi everyone, well, here is another big announcement, ( seems like big announcements should be my middle name these days!! ) I have just designed, with  help from Tamiko, a new mixed media kit called Moonlit Dreams! You can find all the details over on the Frosted Designs blog along with my video making this cute wall hanging :) Please, I am begging you, lol.....just kidding....no, seriously!! leave me some love over there today, I am feeling pitiful! I really need to surround myself with you guys, ya'll are the best!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sundays with Sandee

Felling very un-bored these days with canvases to paint, ads to get out, DT projects to make....July will be my crunch month, let's see if I can get everything done before August 1st, shall we? lol No bet taking allowed!
My art journal page that I did for Sundays with Sandee will be turned into a big 30x30" canvas for the show, so look for it in about 4 days. If you follow me on Pinterest, I have a August Show board where I am keeping all my canvas pictures or you can follow my business page on FB, Sandee's Artful Words...

Check out the video over on the Frosted Designs page :)
**********currently there is no video as I am having problems with the sound, as soon as it is fixed, I will have the video up and running **********
It's up and running..yay!~!