The Artist in Me

The Artist in Me


Sunday, January 8, 2012

Trying to learn new things

Well folks, I know everyone thinks I've just abandoned this site, and I guess technically I have, but there is a reason. I just simply don't know enough about how to blog to make it work! I've tried and tired to figure some of this stuff out, but with little success at this point. I'm quite frustrated that it's beating me LOL. I have a friend, Lesley at Harmony Road Studio, who is having a giveaway on her blog and one of the things to do is to "grab her button and post it here", so I'm going to give it a shot and see what happens. I've copied and am going to try and paste it here but not sure if it will work out. Anyway, if it doesn't, you should still go and check out her blog, she is a fabulous artist and you WILL be impressed. So, here goes.....wish me luck! :D

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Lady in Hat ATC swap

This is my contribution for the Lady in Hat ATC swap over on Tee's blog, The Altered Paper. I wanted to do something a little different from just a lady wearing a hat, so thought of it in terms of how I feel when I dress up, hence the title...I'd Rather Be in Blue Jeans!! LOL I cut out an image of a lady dressed up and wearing a hat, then cut out a small square of denim from an actual pair of cast off jeans. I frayed the edges and glued it on, then glued on a metal button off the jeans. I hope my partner likes it. :)

Friday, July 22, 2011

Altered Spoon swap

This is my contribution for the altered spoon swap that I entered on Tees blog, The Altered Paper. The bowl of the spoon has an image of Marie Antoinette in blue, so the ribbons were selected to match. This was such a fun project and now my family is afraid that they'll soon be eating with their fingers because I'm altering all the silverware I find! LOL

Monday, July 18, 2011

Lotsa swaps going on...

Jeanie, over at All My Art hosted an Altered Door Hanger swap. This is my creation for my partner there. I started with a very think wooden door hanger and am very happy with the way it turned out. Hope my partner likes it. :) I'm trying to catch up and have a lot more to add, so I'll be trying to get all of it done in the next few days. :)

This is my creation for the Pocket Swap that was going on over on Tee's board, The Altered Paper. I loved doing this one, and thought that it turned out really well to have started with a tissue roll core! LOL I love shabby and decided to use that as the theme for this swap. I don't think I took a picture of all the goodies included with it, but this is the main part of it anyway. :) Enjoyed doing this swap. :)

This is my creation for the Treasures of the Sea swap on Vintage Dragonfly's site. I'm late getting it on here, the swap is actually over, and we've gone on to another...Grandma's Attic. Now to figure out what to do with that one! LOL Loved making the mermaid card and holder, I always liked them but had never done one myself, so it was a lot of fun. :) Hope you like it.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

A great day at my mailbox

I went to my mailbox yesterday and was so excited to find not one, but TWO swaps came! My music box from Karen over at Monthly Matchbox Swaps on Flickr is a wonderful lil gem all about The Beatles!!! I LOVE it!! She is sooo creative, I was just so thrilled to open up the little decorated pouch to find all the treasures inside! Inside the matchbox it's self, she included tags of Beatles song titles with a little giftie to represent each title attached....ingenious, and so much fun! :) She also made a lil accordion book with the Beatles on each page. I just love the bottle cap on top of the box with a pic of the Beatles inside. GREAT JOB Karen, and thank you so much!

The other package was my gorgeous box from Wendy in the Treasures of the Sea swap over at Vintage Dragonfly's Altered Matchbox Group http://www.flickr.com/groups/vintagedragonfly/ Wendy did an awesome job with her Treasures box by making a mini shrine with a mermaid, shells, all sorts of lil fish and undersea wonders, and embellishing it with teeny tiny lil beads that look just like bubbles coming up from the ocean floor!! Oh so cute! The hanger she attached is embellished with eyelash yarn in the wonderful colors that make one think of the sea and a gorgeous little seashell hanging down. I love it! She also included the cutest lil card with two baby mermaids just kinda hanging out. What a wonderful package to receive. I just love mail days like this!!!

Thanks ladies, I'll treasure these boxes and think of you when I look at them! :)