Wednesday, October 08, 2008

NEW BLOG!!

I have been thinking of doing this for few months and with my wish and hope to open an on-line shop, my DH finally set up a WordPress blog for me.

I can now be found at www.myjourneyintoart.com

Please forgive the slihtly bare appearance, I am still getting used to WP and I still have to move all my links over. I'm hoping that won't take too long. I hope to see you in my new home!

Oh, BTW this one is staying here, I may want to move back! LOL

Saturday, October 04, 2008

OCT 4

Happy World Card Making Day!!!!!!

Hope you all have a chance to participate. I can't as I have to work onight. I will try to do something in honour of it tomorrow.

Happy Day!

Monday, September 29, 2008

The Witching Hour


Gothic Arches has an open theme this week and for some reason I can't get out of the Hallowe'en mode yet. So this is my arch for this week.

I picked up a set of Inque Boutique stamps last week and I just love the lace border and I guess not all witches have to be ugly, gnarly, ill-kempt and stinky, mine is fairly well heeled and well dressed!! LOL Had to use that lace border!!!

here we go, the winners

of my little 2 year anniversary blog giveaway are, according to a Random Number generator ...

  1. Casey
  2. Jodi
  3. Joanne
But in my house no one goes away without something!! Everyone else who wrote me sweet comments on my anniversary will be receiving a little something fom me!

Thanks to everyone, I really appreciate your support! I will try to get ahold of everyone today for their mail info, but if you don't hear from me, please mail it to me through my emil on my profile. Thank you!!!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

apologies

I was to have announced the winners of my anniversary giveaway today but I'm having major issues with my wireless right now and have for most of the day. I promise that I will do this tomorrow! I am very sorry!

Monday, September 22, 2008

favourite movie


is the theme at G.A. this week brought to us by the talented Kristin Long.

I had such a hard time with this one, as I have a ton of favourite movies, most of them the golden oldies, and especially musicals. This is a tribute to 7 Brides for 7 Brothers, one movie I could watch, and have, for hours on end. I love Howard Keel, his voice is incredible, the music just grabs me and I'm a sucker for the dancing. I googled the title and got a bunch of You Tube links and I had to check them out. Some one has uploaded all the songs to the movie and some of the acting acts so I sat there for over an hour watching everything as my copy of the movie is VHS and it's in storage anyway. shoot! I'm going to have to look for all my fav movies on DVD, much more convenient.

I'm not totally happy with the distressing and it seems a bit off centre , I'm tired but i wanted to get the design done before I forgot what I was going to do!!! LOL

Hope you enjoy it..

Please check below for a chance at some blog candy to help me celebrate the 2nd anniversary of my blog, which just past on the 19th.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

a bit of fun




You Belong in 1950



You're fun loving, romantic, and more than a little innocent. See you at the drive in!

What Year Do You Belong In?

You'll have to highlight above the picture. I was born in '56.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

playing



with all the Halloween art I'm seeing lately, I had to do something too. It's like an itch you just have to scratch!! I had a lot of fun doing these tags bt I wonder why my creative juices always start running more freely on the last day of my weekend? LOL

Monday, September 15, 2008

famous people on mixed media monday


This week the wonderful Katrin returns to issue a new challenge to us. Katrin has chosen “famous people”, so there is no limit to who you can chose or what you can do. I’m looking forward to seeing how some of you interpret this theme. Quite a few of last week’s submissions would have suited this week equally as well! Have fun with this one!

These are pages I did in a round robin deco a couple of years ago. The theme was music and this artist chose Marilyn Monroe. I had a ton of fun with all the pages that I did for this RR but this one made me realize I love pink and silver together.!! silly...

Please check out my blog giveaway below. The more the merrier!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

YIPPEEEEEE

Sept 19th is my 2nd anniversary in blogland, I totally forgot my 1st, and I have 3 pieces of art to give away to celebrate. If you'd like a chance to claim the time flies piece, the nature tin or a tag book I haven't finished yet (oops), please let me know by leaving a comment on this post and I'll draw names on Sept 28. Please leave me your email or another way to get ahold of you in case you win.

time


is the theme at Gothic arches this week brought to us by the very talented Dawn Bryson.

Whenever I here a theme of time I tend to think of the quote in the arch and the White Rabbit as he stares at his fob watch. I remember the quote too as I used to say it as a child whenever I was late getting home from being outside playing. Funny, that just popped into my head. But, I have never read the book! But I have a couple of friends to thank for a very late interest in it. Unfortunately I will probably never have the time to read it now.

weather!

We had the driest month on record, I swear last month, then yesterday, the remnants of an unknown hurricane off the west coast of Mexico made it up to our neck of the woods and dropped 75mm of rain on us. That's 3" in 1 day. Now the remnants of Ike is moving in and we're supposed to get another 35 - 45mm of rain. I think that almost our annual rain fall, in 2 days. I'd better break out the rowboat! LOL

My thoughts and prayers to all who have been affected and those who surely will be, by the crop of hurricanes this year.

Monday, September 08, 2008

pretty in pink


is the theme on G.A. this week and thank you to Susan Hart, the hostess this week. I don't think I have much luck with pink, although 2 of my favourite colour combos are pink and mint green and pink and dark brown, weird but I think both are striking their own way.

I have a stack of 8x8 srapbook paper with the theme of family and friends with pink, brown and green, imagine that!!!! LOL So my arch this week centres around these sisters available at Lisa's Altered Art. The punchinella shapes are done using Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid but when you scan it it looks white due to the shimmer I guess.

Thanks for looking and I hope you like it.

OH, BTW, G.A. has moved due to incessant frustrations the owner had with Wordpress. Just click on the link above to go to the new site. It's a forum format so in order to join, you need to sign up with an email and password in order to be approved. I happen to like this system better than the old. LOL

Friday, September 05, 2008

the glove part 2

I forgot to mention that the glove in the post below is paper, with a very fine texture to it. After I had used the distress inks on it and it had dried, it now feel a lot like suede. So neat!!

Thank you all for your wonderful comments! I so appreciate them all!!!!

Thursday, September 04, 2008

the glove

Last year a dear friend of mine whose blog I don't get to often enough, had a giveaway for these plain white 'gloves' to alter. I was lucky enough to win one. When I got it, I had no idea what to do with it so I put it in a safe place til inspiration struck.

Fast forward to this past weekend when I found it in it's 'safe place'. With Autumn coming and the leaves are already falling here, probably due to the lack of rain more than fall imminent, inspiration finally hit. I used Distress inks to do the background, VersaFine Onyx and Sepia for the clock and I don't know if you can see it in the scans but there's a flower flourish I stamped in Encore gold, LOVE gold!!!! But I attached the 'silk' leaves with Modge Podge which was too wet and messed up the distress inks making them blotchy. Lesson learned. I had a lot of fun doing this. Thank you T for the opportunity. I called it 'The Hands of Time', original huh??? LOL

Monday, September 01, 2008

nature


is the theme this week at Mixed Media Mondays. This is fast becoming a favourite challenge of mine, It makes me think beyond the box that I put myself in and I'm realy enjoying the challenge

This week I altered a gum tin that I've been waiting for an excuse to use, and I also used a piece of twig that I picked up off the ground after one of our storms earlier this season. Bird's have become a favourite subject of my art!!

The light's not the bst right now to photograph this but I wanted to get it up.

Hope you like it

Sunday, August 31, 2008

end of summer



is the wonderful theme over at G.A. this week chosen by Nancy Dooren, the talented hostess of the week.

The end of summer for me means the beginning of fall, relief from the sometimes oppressive heat and humidity we have at this time of year, leaves turning colours, although we don't get a lot of colour here, mostly yellow and brown, and kids back to school!LOL

I walked to a friends house today to try out her Cricut, to decide if I needed one (YES, I do!!!) and as I was looking around I noticed there was a different quality to the sunshine, more fall like, and that leaves were already falling off the trees, probabaly doe to the fact that we have had no rain this month, but I decided the fall fairies were already out and about playing their tricks on Mother nature!! Hence my fall fairie.

I used coordinating paper and vellum in a leaf theme, used a fairie image that I cut off the wings and attached skeleton leaves for them and had her surrounded by leaves.

Hope you like it!