Thursday, July 31, 2008

SDA July, 2008 Swap, Group 1

(***click on picture to see ATCs close-up!)From top left:
Kris Dickinson, Alice Hyde, Linda Freeman;
Kathleen Miller, Louise Granlund, Sarah Hemphill;
Julia Ziemann, Lyneen Jesse, Pam Sparks.
Fabulous work ladies!

SDA July, 2008 Swap, Group 1

(***Click on picture to see ATCs close-up!)From top left:
Kris Dickinson, Kim Andersen, Carrie Rees;
Pamela Jin, Sue Dally, Carolyn Utter;
Lyneen Jesse, Kris Dickinson, Kathleen Miller.
Wonderful swap ladies, thanks!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Wish - Alcohol Inks

I created this card using Alcohol Inks, Embossing and Dry Embossing...

(Update: I've gotten quite a few request on how to create this look...
First use glossy white paper and alcohol inks (I believe I used all brown tone inks) to create the color, full strength. Then sprinkle the AI solvent lightly over it to bubble it up, use your tool to work it around, add more brown AI if necessary until you get the look you want. Then I used gold additive to give it the flaked feel. I use the gold mixed with the solvent 50/50. Now just run it through your cuttlebug and you've got it. (Note, some gold comes off on the folder but just use solvent to clean it off.)

ATC - Best Friends Forever

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Back from Alaska!

It's nice to be home from our 10 day journey to The Last Frontier, Alaska. My hubby took this amazing picture of Mt. McKinley on the only clear day we had. What a trip!

1 to 1 Swap - Connie Camp

Connie Camp created these amazing ATCs! Thanks so much for swapping with me Connie, I love your work.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Art Nouveau Wedding Album

(please click on the picture to see the details close-up!) This is the 12" x 14" Art Nouveau Wedding Album I designed and created for Julie Ke. She is planning an Art Nouveau-themed wedding and the center picture is of the bride and groom in period clothing. The photographer is Caroline Winata (Tinywater) of Elk Grove, CA.

Theme Thursday - Hearts


http://themethursday.wordpress.com/

This week's theme was hearts....I chose to create a chipboard heart tag...I call this one Time for a Ride. Please check out the above link for all the great submissions this week!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Guest Artist - Julia Ziemann

These wonderful ATCs were created by my friend Julia Ziemann. Julia does not have a blog (yet) so I would like to feature her as my Guest Artist for July! You can see more of Julia's work on my swap posts....we swap ATCs monthly. Congratulations Julia and keep creating your amazing works of art! ((HUGS))

ATC - Imagine (Art Deco Showgirl)



ATC - Hula Nights


Sunday, July 13, 2008

Sunday Postcard Art - Cake

You can see all the wonderful submissions at: http://sundaypostcardart.wordpress.com/

Gothic Arch Challenge - Cats


Please check out all the wonderful submissions at:

Mucha in Amber

This card was created using alcohol inks, embossing and dry embossing....

Mucha in Plum

This card was created using alcohol inks, embossing and dry embossing....

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Created By Hand - Pastels

Please see all the wonderful submissions at: http://createdbyhandchallenge.wordpress.com/

( I will be using this card for a private Gothic Arch Fairy Swap at SDA - Group 2)

Friday, July 11, 2008

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Theme Thursday Challenge - Love/Romance/Wedding

I created this card as an anniversary card for my husband of 16 years on August 1st. Please check out all the wonderful submissions at: http://themethursday.wordpress.com/

Gothic Arch Swap - SDA (Group 1)


Monday, July 7, 2008

Gothic Arch Challenge - Patriotism

I was so happy to see my friend Louise as hostess. Great theme Louise! You can see all the wonderful submissions at: http://gothicarches.wordpress.com/

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Sunday Postcard Art - Birds (Arabella and the Owls)

I love owls so I chose to use them in my submission this week. You can see all the Bird postcards at: http://sundaypostcardart.wordpress.com/

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Close-Up, SDA ATC June Swap, My ATCs

Here's a close up of my 2 ATCs for the June Swap. You can see all the wonderful ATCs on the previous post on this blog....check them out!