Friday, May 28, 2010

An inchie book and some Zetti ATC's

Over at Addicted to Inchies Yahoo Group this month we are making inchie books instead of our usual make themed pick inchies.
My partner recently lost her husband who was battling cancer so I found this nice verse to add to my inchie book.
This first pic is the front and back cover and I attached a charm to the bottom ring that says Peace.

The first inside page is  done with a plain piece of cardstock with ripped pieces of masking tape layered one over top of the other till the cardstock is covered. I then took my Twinkling H20's and painted using more than one colour blending one into the other then applied the words.

This page is done using Distress Inks, Peeled Paint and Blue(forgot the name argh)
And this page is done using Twinkling H20's on cardstock with orange, purple and looks here like gold. I placed eyelets on all the pages then made my own rings out of wire to hold the book together.
I hope JoJo likes it. It was fun and it all came together as I had planned.
Don't forget inchies are a one inch x one inch square so if you can imagine a book this small, here it is.
I have completed I think 10 or more now, they are very addicting.

And these are some Zetti cards I made for a FlickR group I belong to, Let's Swap ATC's.
I always thought Zetti was on a dark side of art of which I don't really find appealing to me but it is not, it can be if you chose it to be but basically you can stick heads on bodies that are larger or smaller, different legs and arms. I have played around with backgrounds using old book pages, acrylic paints. I used lids to make circles and markers to do borders. It is a free style sort of Zany art as I like to call it.
Zany Zetti is still available for my trade group but the 2 below it are spoken for and soon to be travelling to their destinations.
So have fun with art, relax and just go for it.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Spring into Summer

Not sure how this happened but we were hit with summer just before our May 24th long weekend. We were enjoying the spring cooler days and all of a sudden it hit. Hot humid and very muggy, no rain, but it was called for many times. On the long weekend we managed to get our vegetable garden in as we always try to do by the end of May as we know the chance of frost is gone. Frost? what the heck is that?
As far as any creativity being done, not much, a bit here and there but for the most part I just haven't had a lot of time. We are huge hockey fans as well so we have been watching the PlayOffs and now there is a lull til the next round.
So not much to report to you at this time but I thought I would show you some flowers and insects that we have been watching right here on our side porch. We recently repotted some flowers and set the porch up for the summer, furniture in place and being surrounded by lovely flowers and nature.
So enjoy and come again.
I am having family over on the weekend for a bbq so my kitchen table had to be stripped of all the supplies and mess I had gathered on the table. What serve food here? this is unheard of.
So til this bbq is over I have to really try to keep the table cleared off then the mess will reappear probably right after company leaves. LOL
Take care and I hope you enjoy your stay.

You can read all about our native bumble bee right here and learn some interesting facts about what the bumblers actually do unlike the honey bee.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Some Gothic Arches

I can't believe it's been over a week now since I posted last. The weather has been lovely except for a bit of rain and the temperatures did dip a little so it wasn't as warm as last week. Lots has been getting done outside and I just haven't had as much time creating as I would like but duties do call me from time to time.
I did play a little with some paper and wanted to get some ATC's done for a trade we were hosting on the ATCforBeginners group and I needed to make an arch for the Inkurable Gothic Arch challenge theme- Children.
So here they are for me to share with you.
The 2 arches for ATC for Beginners was to make arches with Stone or Cemetary Angels as the focal point. Gothic arch shapes are very popular in the trade scene and they vary in shapes and sizes. Because these are for ATC's they must be within the restrictions of 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches although the tops of my arches may be a slightly bit taller.

This arch I used good ole masking tape, tore it in small pieces and overlapped it to cover the base of my arch entirely. As you can see it gives a sort of cracked stone look to it. I then took a couple complimentary colours of Twinkling H20's for a bit of shimmer and blended the paints and let dry. I then took a gel pen and went around the whole arch outside in gold. Applied the image I found on FlickR and the saying is from the Quote Garden.

This arch I ran my cream coloured cardstock through my NEW Cuttlebug using an antique embossing folder. I then distressed the paper using Frayed Burlap and loved how the raised areas really soaked up the ink and the flat areas sort of got spotchy water stained look to it.
I then applied my Stone Angel again from FlickR. I took some bronze German Scrap and painted Burnt Umber paint over it then wiped it off quickly to tone down the brassiness a bit and age it.
I applied the German scrap and that is that.
Another Quote Garden saying.
These 2 arches are for Becky. I hope she likes them.

This next arch is for Inkurable Stampers Gothic Arch Challenge 2010 in the theme of Children.
I took an older greeting card that was in colour. I scanned it then I edited it a bit and changed the image to black and white.

I took an old book page and covered the base of my card. I painted the page with Twinkling H20's but the scan is not doing this one any justice. I then stamped in Black Soot Distress Ink using Technique Tuesday Flea Market finds stamps.
Again the quote is from the Quote Garden.

Thanks for coming by. Next I will be showing you my inchie books. they are, yes, made using inchies and bound together using split rings and I might try tying some with fibers.
Til next time friends, create and have fun.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Rosie and a birthday

Rosie Cats Rosie Cats
She's orange and white
and quite fat
She's little Rosie Cats

This is my little fur ball Rosie, we have had her for about 7 years now. We adopted her from a pet store that had pets needing homes. We found out during adoption that Rosie was rescued and " had to be removed" from her home. As we came to find out we think she suffered a bit or neurological damage, she has had only a couple of seizures and some flicking of her paws when she starts to walk. She was a very scared kitty when we first brought her home and skinny, my she was skinny. A trip to the vet and some advice and good food really helped her. She needed a lot of love and patience on my part. She didn't start kneading or purring til almost a year after we had her. Poor thing. Now she is Queen and rules the roost. Her favourite past time is just laying around either inside or out. She loves belly rubs at night and from both of us if she can swing it and loves to eat fruit and yogurt. Yes she is a tad spoiled but not having children of my own I certainly have found animals have played a huge role in my life. I have always had pets as long as I can remember but Cats are my choice of pet. They love you unconditionally and sense when you are feeling ill or just not happy that day.
Well I thought I would share a few pics of the Queen in her kingdom....please bow to Miss Rosie Cats =^..^=

And next I want to show you some Birthday love I received over the last couple of days.
I will be celebrating my birthday tomorrow and I think I might be going out for lunch but we will wait to see what JB decides to do.
I received some beautiful cards from my friend Jenxo in Australia, my Mum and my Aunt and Uncle over in the UK , and last but not least this beautifully created altered large matchbox from Jan also in the UK, stuffed with some arty goodness :), images, buttons, lace etc.

Jan does amazing paperarts and just makes my jaw drop when I see her cards and artwork. She truly is gifted when it comes to paper, stamps, die cuts, you name it. Jan has also made me this lovely Birthday card with the little asian doll on the front. Ah thanks so much Smifferoo. :)

Jen made me this beautiful bird card, the card is made using thin tissue, birds and news print kind of tissue and layered on the card. I just kept staring at it and just love  it and best of all she sent me some tissue to make some cards of my own. PS Jenxo I already did :)
All my cards are just wonderful and carefully selected.
Mumsy always spoils me a tad too, I got a lovely gift bag of stamp pads a couple of embossing folders to play with my new Cuttlebug and a few other paper goodies.
Thank you all my dear Family and good friends.
You all have touched my heart and I love you all so very much.
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