Archive for January, 2011

Hoodoo Voodoo

January 12, 2011

This was my contribution to the OPI swap. The subject of voodoo I found to be a bit creepy, but interesting subject matter to make a chunky out of. It seemed too expected to make a voodoo doll, so I looked for other voodoo related items to compose the card from.

The wooden little skulls are once again from my Deb Moon donation! (not sure what I am going to do when those run out?!)

this is the front

and this is the back.


Drum roll please!

January 12, 2011

I just wrapped up my OPI round 2 swap and

I wanted to show everyone the winners in each category.

There were twinchies, atc’s and chunkys.

In case you don’t know what OPI is, it is a brand of nailpolish that

comes up with some really interesting (and witty) names. For this

swap folks needed to use the name of the polish as inspiration for their art.

(not necessarily the nail polish color)

And I am happy to announce that the winners are……

In the category of  twinchies the winner is Deb Ramsey! Loved this twinchie for two reasons:

it is Alice in Wonderland paper by Graphic 45, which I love, and she combined it with

a darling little charm. Good job, Deb!

Next is the atc category. The winner for this one goes to Eileen Sterba!

The subject of coffee is a favorite among people who make art and I have seen a lot

of cards done with that theme. What makes this card stand out to me is the texture of the coffee

and the fact she chose such a strong close up of a face to use as the base of the card. Very cool!

It sort of reminds me of the cover of Lord of the Flies…

Awesome, Eileen!

And our last group was the chunkys. This one was hard. I liked so many of the chunkys.

I finally narrowed it down to this chunky made by Kathy Ferris!

Sort of like the coffee theme, Asian themes are popular. What

put this beauty over the top for me was the rich colors, fantastic embellishments

(lov’n those pins on the ribbon!) and her neat execution of the card.

Bravo, Kathy!

Thanks to EVERYONE who played! Very nice groups!!


A few months ago….

January 9, 2011

Yeah, I know, Halloween is done. Orange and black was replaced

with the red and green of Christmas. And that too is making way for

Valentine red and pink, but I thought you might want to see anyway!

the front

right side inside

left side inside

(recognize those skulls Deb?? :))

inchies I put inside!

obviously, not all of them were Halloween

spirit chicks

this is a postage stamp on a  scrabble tile with the

bubble dome on it and micro beads…might be my fave of the bunch.

Art for a friend

January 4, 2011

I was inspired looking at an old Somerset Studio magazine

to use the back side of a canvas for this piece of art.

A friend of mine is redecorating her house and I wanted to give something that

matched her new decor. Hope she likes it!

Book Houses

January 4, 2011

Here is a project I have been working on for a bit.

Book houses, as I like to call them, are a different way to enjoy books.

The “reader” gets to enjoy the artwork of the cover as well as a few pages or images from the book.

The Secret Garden

this is the back

this is the side

view from the top

tiny rocks, sand and flowers

This is my first book house, My stand by favorite, Nancy Drew.

I think she is a bit Halloween-ish, but that really wasn’t my intent for this one.

Still like that little ‘ol inchie!

the roof

the back

Aren’t these images just too cool? 🙂