Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Wednesday Stamper Challenge 'Hands Up'

I used the take-out bag from 'Chipotle's' Mexican Grill Restaurant, to make my collage. The hand stamp is from 'Above the Mark'. I walked on the wild side with this one and am coming in just under the wire...its almost Wednesday the following week of the challenge. But it was fun, I enjoy these challenges. And though its a small thing, it brings satisfaction to see it propped up on a little easel for a week, and know, its something I started and finished! Thank you Wednesday Stamper team for these challenges.

Friday, April 22, 2011

'Tag Tuesday' Challenge....'Easter'

Here is my Tag for the challenge at 'Tag Tuesday'. I put my clip art to good use...and do praise the Lord with all my heart for what He did for me on Calvary! I used the wire hanger instead of ribbon, and made my tag on artboard. Happy Easter! Enjoy those marshmallow peeps, I sure do =) .

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Wednesday Stamper Challenge is 'London Calling'. Royalty switched to 'royal tea'...since I had a teacup stamp to use. When I think of London these days, I do think of Prince William and Kate's wedding. Wishing them all the best!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

'Wednesday Stamper' Challenge...'(Chickens or Rabbits & Eggs)

Here is my collage for 'Wednesday Stamper's' Challenge for the week. I only used one tiny rubber stamp to give baby a 'print' dress and, the frame for my Happy Easter word is stamped. I also used matboard, with scrapbook paper, vintage clip art, a French dictionary page, brads, and paper punch swirls. This is so sturdy, I am tempted to slide it in my purse or Bible cover and use it as a fan at church. Really! Thanks for coming by.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tag Tuesday Challenge 'The Chair'

Here is my 'Chair' tag for the 'Tag Tuesday' challenge. This almost was too easy, is there such a thing? I used clip art and rubber stamping on the very edge of the clock face. Such fun and so quickly! Instead of a ribbon I chose to put a twist of metal for a hanger, and adhered my clock onto artboard. Thanks for coming by.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Wednesday Stamper Challenge..'Let Them Eat Cake'

This is my 'cake' collage for 'Wednesday Stamper'. The cake stamp is from Anna Grifffin and the fork is from 'Above the Mark'. I wish now I had tried making the fork shorter and into a dangle earring perhaps. A fun thought anyway. Some clip art, paper, and a couple of words from the newspaper, pink words no less! Now I wonder why I slanted the lady, but at the time....it seemed the thing to do. Thanks for visiting...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The 'Wednesday Stamper' Challenge, 'Enchanted Spring'

Every spring we get a bird that builds her nest on the ledge outside our bathroom window. So, here is my 'Enchanted Spring' collage ( please click to enlarge) for the 'Wednesday Stamper' using a 'bird' rubber stamp. I stamped her on the page of an old hymnal, so she is filled with sweet songs to the Lord. The background is stamping on watercolor paper over dry wall tape, with watercolors & acrylics, plus some sanding with sandpaper. I drew the nest, and used some clipart cutouts to finish. I always finish by taping the collage on to matboard, it makes it sturdy and easy to display or store.

Just for fun, I switched my original collage to black & white. It amazed me how different the tones and variety of interest proved to be. I almost like it better!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Simon Says Challenge...'Stamp & Show a Word'

Here is my artwork for the challenge. I did my stamping on vellum, with a stamped crackle background underneath. I added some posies and red corner tabs with brad centers. Thank you for coming by!

'Wednesday Stamper' Challenge...'Fabulously Colourful'

Here is my artwork for the 'Wednesday Stamper' challenge. I did go 'colourful', which was a fun challenge for me, much different from my usual. I used clip art and drywall tape for the Mom's sweater. And underneath the sweater I used a background stamp & of course the 'happiness' stamp. That's about it along with the acrylic paints and a dictionary page for the hat. I wasn't sure if my lettering should have gone a little more to the left to balance out the page or leave it alone. Any suggestions?

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Simon Says Challenge

The challenge of the week at 'Simon Says' is to 'Show some Stars'. I made a 'star wand'...if the star were a little larger it would make a great fan. I used two 'star' playing cards, clip art, wallpaper border clippings, a swirl punch, a rubber stamp and a tongue depresser for the sturdy stick.

Friday, March 18, 2011

The 'Wednesday Stamper' Challenge, Pens, Pencils & Brushes

Here is what I came up with for the 'Pens, Pencils & Brushes' over at 'Wednesday Stamper' this week. I took a picture of a few things I like to work with and printed it off twice. Once on pc paper and once on vellum. I overlayed the print on top of the vellum. The pen 'nib' is the only stamp I used, plus the photo ...which included the 'hand' stamp. I also used clip art and a piece of sandpaper. This collage was a challenge for me!

Not quite what I hoped for, but it is interesting to have it finished .. whew! (and...I did try to use a pen with nibs yesterday and the nib would not hold ink long enough to write one letter. Any suggestions?

Monday, March 14, 2011

Sunday Post Card Art

The challenge of the week over at 'Sunday Post Card Art' is...'the number 1'. Here is my contribution. I used scrapbooking paper, old book pages, the number 1 is chipboard and some stickers. 'One Happy Birthday...to you'.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Simon Says' Challenge...'Show Some Metal'

The challenge at 'Simon Says' this week is 'Show Some Metal'. This worried me a little....until I noticed a foil cupcake pan in my craft room for odds & ends. And out of that, this little cupcake came forth. I used a 'laughter' stamp, papers, a bit of ribbon and a red pom-pom.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Kard Krazy's 'Tag Tuesday' Collage

The challenge for the week at 'Kard Krazy's 'Tag Tuesday' is 'Surprise Me'. I made five tags and stacked them one on top of another. I used two 'script' stamps and some distress inks. Also a greeting card teacup, and the collie is a playing card. And to make it into a tag with a surprise....

The surprise of this tag challenge is that it opens up into a summer fan for my purse. I purposely left off a ribbon and doubled the tallest tag for sturdiness. I didn't think I could come up with anything for this challenge, but I did after all...and it was fun to see the results.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Wednesday Stamper Challenge..

'Pick a letter' is the challenge this week over at 'Wednesday Stamper'. I picked the letter 'G' for 'giggle'. I used watercolored paper that I had already made for the background...and some Susan Branch stamps. And a transparency and the chipboard 'G'...and almost always some Tim Holt distress ink to antique the edges a a bit. And a touch of tatting which I tatted long ago. This was fun to have seen this take shape, thank you Wednesday Stamper ladies for the challenge. =) Without your weekly challenge I would be doing 'zilch'...not a thing I think!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

At 'Simon Says' this week's challenge is 'show some Ephemera'. Thankfully I had this really nice antique clock face from a man's pocket-watch just waiting to be used in an interesting way. My rubber stamps are the glasses and purse, and a couple of pieces of clip art complete my collage. Thanks for stopping by to look!