Sunday, November 27, 2011

Ghirardelli Chocolate Boxes

I wanted to share with you a little something I put together yesterday for the volunteers who help at the After-School clubs. 

They'r little Ghirardelli Chocolate Boxes.  There is a great tutorial on the  Splitcoaststampers website.  The flower on top is made from scalloped circles.  Let me know if you would like to know how to make these. They're lots of fun to make and really add a lot of Wow! 
Let me know what you think.  I would love to hear your comments.
Until next time....

She Art Girl-It's Me!

I have learned so much from Christy as she has taken me through creating my own SheArt.  I have learned techniques and tried a few things that I probably would have never thought to use.  If your ready to try a few new things, highly recommend her Christy Tomlinson.  You will not be disappointed. 

During week 4 Christy takes us through how to personalize our girls.  This girl is me as a child. 
Christy challenged me to think back to my childhood and those people who influenced me and create a piece based on that.  Well, that was easy for me....I can't think about my childhood without thinking of my Mamaw Mattie. 
When I was about nine or ten, Mamaw made me a red poncho with tassels.  I still have it today!  Also, going to Mamaw's was always an adventure, she had a garden full of flowers and yummy things to eat.  And I also knew that I was special to Mamaw.  I have fond memories of spending the night with her.  I would always sleep with her and to help me relax she would rub my back and tell me to listen to the sounds waaaay off.  We always slept with the windows open and I could hear crickets, cars and they would lull me to sleep. 
Here's a close up to get a look at a few details.  I really like the way her hair turned out. 
I added orange paint to modeling paste to create the pumpkin.  Sorry it's so fuzzy. 

Well, I hope you've enjoyed looking and I would love to hear your comments

Until next time...


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

She Art Doll - Artsy Girl

I just realized that I haven't posted on my blog for a while.  I thought, while I'm up @ 4:30 in the morning with nothing to do I might as well do it now :)  So here goes...

I wanted to update you all on my she art doll art.  Please meet Artsy Girl....I know it's not very original.  This piece is all about texture, texture, texture! 
During the workshop, Christy took us through how to add layers of clothes and hats!  And take a look at that skirt...don't you love it?!  It was created by crinkling strips of paper and laying them on a skirt base.  I just love the way it turned out. 
 I can so relate to the quote on this piece.  As I was creating this I did feel as if my inner artist was free to go wherever it would take me.  In the end, I'm very please at how it turned out. 

Can you see the texture on the sun?  I did that by mixing yellow acrylic with modeling paste and spreading it out through a stencil.  Nice! 
Ok, enough of this...time to get creative.
Until, next time...


Saturday, November 12, 2011

An Award! Thanks Pam!

I was honored that my good friend and paper crafting companion, Pam Thorn, gave me the Liebster Blog award.  So sweet!  Pam is one of the most talented artist I know and I am always checking out her blog to see her latest for can check it out too at PJays Corner.  I know you'll be inspired. and Pam, thanks for the inspiration and the award!  Becca

Here's the award, and the rules for accepting this honor.

Liebster is a German word that means beloved or favorite. This award is only for blogs with fewer than 200 followers, so up-and-coming bloggers are recognized for their creative works!

Here are the rules to accept this award:

1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award and rules on your blog.
4. Have faith that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers.
5. And most of all - have fun!

My Top 5 Picks, in no particular order are: 

Studio Scrapping  - if you've ever wanted to learn how to use Studio J, here's the place to be!  Lots of great techniques!

Cre8n Memories- Lots of great ideas and inspiration!

Angela's Art Journals  look here for lots of great techniques and wonderful inspiration.  Angela has great prompts to get your creative mind working

Its a Work of Art- wonderful works of art for lots of inspiration

Miraculous Mosquito have you wanted to learn how to doodle?  Check out this site to learn how.

I hope you check out all of these wonderful sites.  Until next time..

Happy Scrappin'