Saturday, February 25, 2012

Postcard Challenge 2012 - Week 8 Cuba

Dance to the music at the
Casa de la Musica in Trinidad Cuba

I used Prismacolor Colored Pencils to draw this card.  Black India Ink stamp pad to stamp the letters and the stamp.  And black Micron pen for the writing.

Thanks again to Darcy for such an amazing challenge!  Check out what she made this week as well as everyone else's cards by going to her blog HERE.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

More Bird and Butterfly Collages

I'm hooked on sewing collages.  My old Singer has a great zig zag stitch and I love the texture it adds to my mini collages.
This time I made folded cards:

You can find them for sale with postcards and mini journals at my Etsy shop HERE.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

Birds and Butterflies

I've become obsessed with sewing on paper.  I have an old Singer my mom bought almost 50 years ago and it has a really nice zigzag stitch.  So I got out some scrapbook paper - mostly 7 Gypsies Conservatory 8x8 paper pad.  And I've been making little 4" x 6" collage postcards.  They are turning out great!  Here are some of them:
I just love the stitching on the cards.  It looks cool and adds really cool texture.  Just love it!
So, some of these I have mailed out, some I have kept for my bulletin board, some I'm sending to Dede to give away on her UStream shows (you can find her HERE, she streams early morn Wed and Thurs), and some of them are listed for sale on Etsy.  You can find my Etsy by clicking HERE.

Thanks for taking a look!

Have a creative weekend everyone! 

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Postcard Challenge 2012 - Week 6 Belgium

 I used Derwent Inktense Pencils and Prismacolor Pencils.  Stamped letters with India Ink Black Ink Pad.

You can read all about the postcard challenge for this week on Darcy's blog HERE.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Bird Altered Book Stitched Collages

It's been awhile since I posted anything from my bird altered book.  I love birds and making bird themed art.  I've been working in this book off and on for a few years now.  Here's the book cover:

Lately I've been using the zigzag stitch on my sewing machine rather than glue.  Maybe that is because (gasp!) I am out of Golden Gel Medium.  I really need to find a coupon and get to a Michael's!  But in the meantime I am really enjoying sewing on paper!  I love the texture the stitching adds to the collage.
I used to work in and manage retail fabric stores and sewed all the time.  But that was before paper arts took over my life!  Now I seldom sew.

So, here's a couple bird collages I made using 7 Gypsies Conservatory 8 x 8" papers.  I love that their paper pads have multiple (I think 6) of each design so I can cut pieces out of the multiples.

The background on the book pages is two shades of craft acrylic paints sponged on.  I did end up using Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive to glue the bird cut outs to the collages and to glue the collages into the book.

Thanks for taking a look!
Have a creative weekend!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A Couple Cool Cats

I found a couple free info cards at a display at the grocery store for pet health insurance with these great cat images on them just beggin' to be fussy cut and used for something.  So I brought them home and made a couple postcards!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The backgrounds are K&Co Tim Coffey paper.  The butterflies were cut out of a gardening catalog.  I sewed a piece of cardstock to the back of the postcards to add stability.

I'm having so much fun sewing on paper!  I'll be sharing more postcards and some collages here soon!

Thanks for taking a look!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Postcard Challenge 2012 - Week 5 France

This postcard challenge is from the wonderfully creative mind of Darcy.  You can read all about it on her blog HERE.