Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Back at the art table...

I sort of took a few days off from creating so it is slow going at the moment. Here are my latest creations.

The first is a CCC project incorporating Tim Holtz fragments. I call it ART Fragment. I love this technique found on page 63. One could really go crazy with this one.

I have the Cricut machine and have amassed a large number of cartridges so purchasing another machine is not high on my priority list. However, after taking a technique class at Archivers I fell in love with the textures and the possibilities that a texture/embossing machine offers that the Cricut does not. This weekend I finally broke down and bought a Texture Boutique from Sizzix and here are the results of my playing.


This card is the combination of skills/techniques I learned take the Vintage Card and the Painted Petals classes at Archivers. It incorporates embossing and watercolor stamping. If you have an Archivers near you call them immediately and sign up for the Painted Petals class!

Here are two other random creations.


  1. Congrats on the embossing machine. I just got the Vagabond, and I love that.
    I love all that you did!

  2. Oooh so many fabby projects. Annette x

  3. Oh my! This is a fabulous collaged fragment! Your choice of colors and images....great!

  4. Wonderful fragment! All of your projects are brilliant.

  5. Lovely fragment! Your ATCs are stunning I'm happy you have found fun in the die cut machine. your already producing some lovely things with it.

    Love Dawn xx

  6. Love your fragment and all of your ATC's, really nice style.

  7. Hi, Marnie! Wow, looks like you've been very busy there at Otter Blue Studio!! I absolutely love your collaged fragment - so rich with colors and layers! Your ATCs are gorgeous - love the textured, sanded backgrounds! And that bird collage is too cool! :)

  8. Marnie, I love all your wonderful cards! You've been a very busy artist, and have created so many beautiful things!

    Your CCC piece is just fabulous! It's a perfect little collage-- beautifully composed and such a treat for the eyes! The happy colors and great combo of patterns work so well together. Indeed, ART is the word!!!