Saturday, September 25, 2010

My first Round Robin Book Swap

This year has been packed with firsts for me which is thrilling and exhilarating and has made me ever so slightly uneasy. It is not the unknown that causes trepidation but "will it be what is expected or good enough?" that challenges me.

A couple of months ago one of my ArtChix friends accidentally invited me to her Round Robin Book Swap (she mistook me for someone else who had expressed interest). Fortunately for me she had space and graciously let me join in. So once again I dove headlong into the unknown, this time was altered books.

We started the exchange about two weeks ago and I have just finished my first pages. This book's theme is "At The Movies". If you don't know this yet, I was named after the movie "Marnie" by Alfred Hitchcock. Naturally, that is the movie I chose to do! 

On the right side I glued many pages together and the cut out a hole for the "screen". The "curtains" are a cool shimmery ribbon and I hand pleated it for the top. Gold rattail cord, black and white striped tape and a theatre seat sticker complete the look.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Latest ArtChix-Sister-Site Lotto Entries

Hello everyone! Below are my latest ArtChix creations. Enjoy!

 Gothic Arch Lotto - "She had a way with the Ravens"

Spookalicious Lotto - "Spirits"

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Three Muses: Art Envelopes

Post number two for the day....boy, I am on a roll!

This one is for the Three Muses Blog Challenge titled Art Envelopes. I needed to send a friend some trees cut from my Cricut machine so I decided to do the envie for her.

This is the envie taken with no flash so you can see the details on the flowers.

This photo was taken with a flash to highlight the iridescent powders that color the background.

CCC #15 - Alcohol Ink Agate on Grunge

Man, I hate missing these challenges because they are so much fun to do. Anyway, I am back this week with Studio L3's Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #15: Alcohol Ink Agate on Grunge.

I have been in the Halloween mood this month so I went with a couple of kitties. Of course, they didn't turn out at all like I was planning but cest la vie! I did two, one shows the technique without any embellishment and the other is complete.

"Time Flies Agate Cat"

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Big Five Oh Swap

I had the privilege once again to participate in one of Lisa Vollrath's (Ten Two Studios) swaps. This one called, The Big Five Oh, in celebration of her 50th birthday. She provided us a wonderful image sheet to use which I found very inspiring! Since she is planning to take a trip for her birthday that was the theme.

All five shown here

"Flying Machines"

"Future Transportation"

"Journey of Life"

"Taking the World"

"Where to?"

Sunday, September 5, 2010

CCC #12 and AFTCM Swap

Of course the week slipped me by again! But this time wasn't a trip out of town but because my dear friend Tiffany has come to stay with us a while. With company comes a mad dash to organize and prepare so the deadline for the CCC Challenge got away from me. This would have been my entry.....

Instead of the usual paper collage or mixed media pieces I typically do I decided to create a piece of jewelry. This one is going to Grandma Edna in New York who loves butterflies.

This was an interesting challenge and I learned that Tim is must wait a long time for the embossing powder to dry really solidly before chipping!

My next show and tell is for my Art For The Creative Mind swap called "Witching Hour" torso tags.
"Midnight in the Graveyard"

I love both these torso tags and hope my swap partner does too!