Monday, May 30, 2011

Time Fly's

Whew, I have been busy!! Feels like forever since I've blogged!! Happy Memorial Day Everyone!
I was so excited to have 4 days off and DH was going on a fishing trip, WooHoo house to myself and I planned on getting all sorts of stuff done! Ha, I only got this one done!! Fri. was spent mostly in town running errands etc. Sat. I settled in with my Yudu machine and quickly remembered why I hadn't used it in a long time, man me and those emulsion sheets just do not get along!! Another trip to Michael's, and the sheets are not cheap, thank goodness I was able to use a coupon on them!! I fought with that thing all day still no luck finally gave up I was so frustrated! Sun. yep another trip to Michael's coupon in hand, I really think the sheets have been sitting on there shelf to long and they are old!! I finally got it to work and managed to get a t-shirt made and when all said and done it really didn't turn out that good, it will do but not as good as I wanted!! The Yudu is now packed away safely in it's resting place, ya never know I just might get a whim and take it out again sometime but not in the near future!! lol

So today I managed to finish this page for my art journal, I had hoped to have it done and posted for the SSSS but just didn't happen, this will be my entry for MAC #14 on Everything Wendy Vecchi yahoo group. Picture isn't the greatest, indoor lighting as it has been raining most of the day! yuk!

Hope everyone is enjoying their Memorial day weekend!!
Have a good one!

Monday, May 16, 2011


I finally had a chance to participate in the Making Art Challenges on Everything Wendy Vecchi Yahoo Group. Actually got it done last Thurs. but blogger was having issues and couldn't post before I went out of town, grrrrrr!!
This is challenge #12 where the challenge is to stamp on patterned paper and use a bookplate with saying from Wendy's book #1. I will be using this as a page in the Art Journal I'm making.
A lot of fun and I hope I get a chance to participate in a few more of the challenges, Love Wendy's work & products!!

Have a good one!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Umbrella Lady

I was so excited the other day, I received Tim's Umbrella Man die cut in the mail and wanted to play with it right away but had to go to work, grrrrr!! Anyway, I couldn't stop thinking of it all day at work and what I was going to use it on. Then I was thinking of the theme this week on SSSS where the them is buttons. I thought ohhh I could use buttons on his umbrella, then quickly thought no he would not look good with colorful buttons on him. Then I thought wonder if I could make a lady out of him, harder then I thought and this is what I came up with... I think from now on I will leave the Umbrella Man a MAN!!

The canvas I used is a 5x5 that I had been playing around with awhile ago with stains, masks etc. and didn't like how it turned out so it has been just sitting in the craft room. I took it out and I was going to paint over the whole thing with traditional tan paint. After the first swipe of paint I kinda liked the look so I ended up just putting swipes of paint here & there and liked the results!!

Other things I used were Tim's scroll, butterfly & heart die cuts and stamps. A little rock candy on the butterfly and some ideaology pieces.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!!