Monday, September 22, 2008

Altered Book Pages

It has been kind of a crazy week. Lots going on with family and keeping super busy with school and church. Not much time to blog or spend time on Etsy. This weeks Mixed Media Monday challenge is to share something you love to do. I chose to show a few pages from an altered book. I don't consider the pages finished, but still in progress. I love to create layers upon layers when I collage/alter books. The pages here really just have backgrounds completed and still need another layer or two added. I hope to have time to complete them sometime in the near future.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Peace on Earth

Finally I have made time to post a couple of Christmas/Holiday tags on my Etsy. This weekend it rained and rained every day. It was the perfect chance to stay inside and get some things done. I was able to get all of my chores done, as well as having time to get crafty. Tag Your'e It had a monochromatic challenge this week. These tags are shades of brown/copper and have a distressed look. I am addicted to Tim Holtz distressed inks. I use them on 98% of my projects. They are incredible. Have a great week and try to stay dry.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Coffee Queen Trumps All

All hail the COFFEE QUEEN. Oh this was so much fun to create. This altered playing card is for this weeks Theme Thursday Challenge. I started by sanding the card and rubbing some ink on it to give it a distressed feel. I stamped the border with "Coffee Queen". Last I added the vintage photo with the coffee cup. I have given this woman the name "Beverly", she made her debut on this earlier post.

Sunday, September 7, 2008


I must confess I am not a seamstress. I took me 30 mins just to find a needle and thread. I ended up finally finding a binder's needle and linen thread. But it worked just the same. This button tag is for the "Tag your'e it" weekly challenge. The challenge was to use a needle and thread. I started with an silver oval tag with scalloped edges. I stamped a damask design and then chose a few buttons to sew onto the tag. I think it has a classy look to it and I like the combination of pink, black and silver.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Coffee & Camera' 1st Treasury!

I can't believe I have finally landed a Treasury on Etsy. I chose a sampling of two of my favorite things. Coffee & Camera's! Take a minute and go check it out. Click Here.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Autumn Harvest

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This weeks challenge for
Theme Thursday is Autumn or Halloween. After the last few warm and muggy days, I am really ready for the crisp, cool fall weather. I created this collage on a 5 1/2 X 12 inch canvas. The canvas is about 2 inches deep, so it can stand on its own. I first painted the canvas with Golden acrylics. The background is a mix of different papers, which I tore & inked to give an aged look. The top layer consists of some frilly yarn, a pumpkin stamp, chipboard letters and a mini tag that says "Give Thanks". Now I am just waiting for the pumpkin patch to open.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Fun Fall Tags!

I can't believe it is the first of September. School is well underway and fall is just around the corner. I created these tags and listed them today on my Etsy shop. Fall is my favorite season. I love the changing trees, visting the pumkin patch, and I especially love gourds. Mixed Media Monday's theme is Nature, so I am also posting these tags for this weeks challenge. Enjoy!