Sunday, February 27, 2011

Lovely award.

A big thank you to Candy at Creativity is Contagious for this wonderful blog award. I'm so glad to inspire someone who's creativity inspires me as well.
As the recipient of this award I need to play it forward to 3-5 blogs that inspire me. Well there are so many amazing blogs out there it's hard to pick but here goes. The following are some of my favourite inspirational blogs.

Michelle at Collage Your World
Hellemor at Hellemor's Scrap

So now it is time for you lovely ladies to pass on this award and let us now who inspires you.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

More birdhouse necklaces.

Thanks for your wonderful comments and suggestions for my new birdhouse necklace design. They will definitely help as I continue to make more variations of this birdhouse.
Here are two more necklace similar in design to my first one. I think my next ones will have some vines and flowers on, so keep your eyes open for them.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

What do you think?

I've been trying out some new designs and would really like to know what you think. This is one of my new birdhouses. I saw out the shape from a sheet of copper and then use different shapes of hammers to get the texture. It then gets antiques, sanded and put in the tumbler to polish it. The rectangle charm dangling from it is done the same and then a heishi bead riveted to it.

So what do you think. Is the birdhouse too flat, should I rivet some flowers and vines on it or leave well enough alone?

Leave a comment to let me know or e-mail me.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Enjoy the journey...

Yes some mornings I need to remind myself of this as I lay awake hours before the alarm goes off. Sleep is not my friend lately so this morning I decided to get up and make the most of it. I had my challenges tag finished before the Tin Man even got up for work!

I felt a little cheated with this one because I used some paper that already had the background collaging done for me. That's the part I quite like to do the best. Well it did make for a quick tag.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Kard Krazy- "postcards"
CCC- Pg. 56

If you haven't checked out the Challenges on these blogs yet, get over there and enjoy some wonderful creative works.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Friends tag.

Yes another tag challenge over at Kard Krazy for Tag Tuesday. The theme this week is Friends.

I thought I'd try something a little new to me for this tag. I seem to be drawn to a lot of scrap booking blogs and videos lately. Do you think it's trying to tell me something, like get those boxes of photos off the pool table and get scrapping! Oh maybe that's the Tin Man sending me mental vibes again! LOL.

So I decided to try a scrap page layout that I came across recently. It's called the L design because you use some kind of L shape to frame your photo. Of course mine is backwards but sometimes that's the way things work out. It was a quick and easy layout to do and definitely makes me think more about trying to tackle all those boxes of photos. But where to start!!

Hope you're having a great weekend and finding some creative time to yourself.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Angel tag for challenges.

This tag is for the Compendium of Curiosity Challenge over at Studio L3. Another new technique for me on page 59. I don't do a lot of masking but this will certainly make me think about doing it more, it was so easy and reusable.

I'm also using this for the Simon Says challenge which was tag. Kind of a no brainer for me!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

OWOH winners and more red for February

So it's another Theme Thursday over at Sheila's blog. How much red can you find in the middle of Winter. This is one of the first things I thought of when I read that Sheila's theme for the month was red.

I made this Buddha many years ago when I was taking my teachers certificate in ceramics. This may be the only thing I have left of all my certificate pieces, strange what things we keep and what we let go of over the years.

Well the time has come to announce the winners of the OWOH event. I used a random number generator to select the winners and they are as follows.
#85 Maggie from Just between me and you for the earrings
#54 Susan from Threads of Inspiration for tag
#9 Donna from On Honeysuckle Hill for tag
#177 Michelle from The House of Mouse for tag
#8 Brandy from Artbrat's bits and pieces for tag.

I will be e-mailing everyone shortly to get your mailing information.

Thank you to all who entered my OWOH contest, it was so nice to meet so many bloggers world wide. And thank you to Lisa for holding this event and doing all the work involved in such an awesome event.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's art journal page.

Happy Valentine's Day!!
I hope you are having a wonderful Valentine's Day. Mine was more stressful than usual...too much office work with programs not co-operating. But this evening looks better, the Tin Man just called to say he's bringing supper home and he wasn't even suppose to be coming home tonight, so that was a nice surprise!

This art journal page just came about because of all the Valentine's tags I've been doing lately I think. I did the background a while ago with masking tape and Distress ink. When I went back to it a few days lately it was curling up so much I decided to put a layer of gel medium on it and then about a week later I put the hearts on with more gel medium. Once that was dry I used markers to put in grass, leaves and stems. I think I'll probably add some word but I thought it was appropriate for today even if it's not finished.

Oh here's supper, gotta go. Have a wonderfully romantic evening!

Almost forgot, if you haven't entered the OWOH contest there is still time. Check it out here.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tag challenges.

It's been a busy week visiting so many wonderfully talented OWOH participants. I've received so many lovely comments that I've added 2 more tags to win. If you haven't entered yet there is still time to do so here until Feb.17.

I did find a little time to make some tags for a few challenges this week.
The first is a Valentine's tag for Red/Romance Theme Thursday over at Sheila's blog. I'm loving the red theme for this month. I already have next weeks idea ready! Go share your link for something red/romantic.

My next tag I'm going to enter into 3 challenges. First is Compendium of Curiosities (CCC) at Studio L3 blog. This week we were to use the technique on page 41 called Rusted Enamel. This was a new one for me and I think I would use more ink on the top layer next time to give it more of a rusted look but it came out okay anyway.
The second challenge was Simon Says Stamps and show some embossing. Well the stamping is always easy but I just had to go look at it again to see if I did stamp although it's odd when I don't have some kind of stamping on whatever I'm working on but it was there in the background, just a few swirls added. I love to emboss and there is just so many different ways to do it that it was just a matter of deciding which way to go. Well obviously I chose the metal embossing. I used a new mold I got recently for Ten Second Studio for the zipper and dress form. I just love this one and have been waiting for the right thing to put it on.

The last challenge was for Tag Tuesday over at Kard Krazy with the theme "tag on your tag". I had this tag almost finished when I found out about tag Tuesday's theme and I had planned on using a Graphics 45 element so it worked out well to use one of their tags.

So once again I've managed to combine a few challenges into one tag. So much fun.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Theme Thursday.

The theme this month over at Sheila's Theme Thursday is Red/Romance. Well as soon as I read this I had 3 ideas right away. So for this week I chose the tulips that I got when the Tin Man and I went to the opening of the new Lowe's last week. I love having flowers in the house this time of year. I wish this were one from my garden but I'll have to wait a while for that. It's very white out there!
So what does red/romance bring to mind for you. Take a picture of it and link it to Sheila's blog or just go see what she has found that's red/ romance.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

One World One Heart

Welcome to my my small corner of the blog world! I'm so glad to be participating in the 5th and last year of the One World One Heart event. I had such a great time last year and met many wonderfully creative bloggers along the way that I now enjoy following.
For those of you who are visiting for the first time, I'd like to share a little bit about my self. I enjoy working with many different kinds of mediums. As long as I'm creating I'm happy. I love to work with paper, paint, metal etc. But my main focus this year is on my jewelry. Although I've done little bit's of jewelry making for many year, I really got more serious about it around 4 years ago by accident. After some trial and error craft shows with fellow artist and a workshop in making unique jewelry I discovered that there was a real interest for unique jewelry out there. I've slowly been learning different kinds of jewelry making mostly with metal. I enjoy using copper, brass, watch parts, beads and found objects in my jewelry creations. Now the ideas in my head just won't stop.
So it only seemed right to offer a pair of my earrings for the OWOH give away. These are made with a copper frame with old book paper for the background and a shell set in resin.
This tag will be my second giveaway. And for every 50 comments I will be adding another tag to the giveaway.
The winners will be selected randomly on Feb. 17th.

Edit: Here is another tag to win.

Don't forget to check out all the other blog entries here.

Update: I've received over 100 wonderful comments so here is another tag to win.


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