Thursday, November 29, 2007

Faith ATC

Seems like I haven't done a Wednesday Stamper challenge for a while, I'm not sure how long it's been! This week's challenge is "words", a good one for me, since I like using word stamps. I made an ATC with background text and "faith"stamped on tissue paper, "wonder" and "love" stamped and torn, plus a gold glitter-embossed dove over gold mesh ribbon.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Hat ATCs

Right now, my favorite art challenge blog is the "Think Monday, Think ATC" blog. Even if I'm not able to participate in the challenge every week, I still love to go over there and check out the challenges. This week's TMTA challenge must have been especially inspiring, since I made two ATCs this time!

The challenge is to use any type of headwear in on an ATC. For both of mine, I chose a hat. "The Girl in the Little Green Hat" starts with a white cardstock base stamped all over with pine boughs. Torn speckled paper, mesh paper and two square studs adorn the corners. The hat is cut from green paper, and her fur collar rests on torn mulberry paper. "The Lady in Red" is on red cardstock with torn music sheet over wrinkled and ink-rubbed Tyvek, with photo anchors and heart brads in the corners. Her hat is cut from red paper, and her outfit, earings and lips are colored with Glaze pen. Both ladies are lightly tinted with colored pencils, and both names come from old song titles.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Home ATC

Since I haven't had the opportunity to participate in the TMTA challenge for a couple weeks (seems like forever!), I'm glad to be able to do it this time. Houses are the theme this week. My "Home Sweet Home" ATC is made up of pastel cardstocks, music sheet, tiny images of children, outlined with a black marker and topped off with a heart brad. Of course, the song on the music sheet is "Home Sweet Home"! So much of my artwork ends up with a "cute" style, I guess that's just me! Thanks for looking! :)

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

My Muses

It seems like a long time since I got to do a challenge, so I decided to take a challenge break! The new GPP Street Team Crusade (no. 14) is called "Imaginary Friends". It asks the question, "Who or what is your muse?"

I think that my muses must be angels, because they turn up so often in my art. Whether they are vintage-style, cute or elegant, angels show up in many of my creations, as ornaments or wall decorations, on cards, altered books, wearables - everywhere!

Here is a children's board book that I turned into an angel altered book. The all-gold angel is on the front cover, and the all-silver angel is on the back cover. (Of course, all the inside pages have angels on them as well!) Thanks for looking! (HI Michelle!) :)