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Saturday, January 26, 2013

More calendar pages....

Here are pages for March.......Happy Easter!  Yes, the last Sunday in March is Easter this year!  Gonna be cold for those little egg-hunters.  :)  Lots more to do on these pages, too.

These July pages are devoted to butterflies.  I love this bright blue accent paper.  I'm going to have to add more of it.  I used some coordinating washi tape around the bright blue piece.  I'll post some more of these pages when they are completely dressed up.  ")

Calendar planning books

In February our Women's Ministry team will host a night of packing boxes for our college students.  Just our way of saying, "We're thinking of you."  I volunteered to make these books for our girls (the guys will receive an organizer notebook).  There will be other items in the boxes:  gift cards, house socks, snacks, pocket kleenex, hat and scarves, etc.  You can see that I used some of my washi tape to adhere the little botanical card to the front of the planner.  There are so many uses for the very numerous washi tapes available today.  Get some!  Play around with it and I am sure you will be as hooked as I am in using it in all your art work.

Here are the pages I made for January......just the bones....lots of goodies to go on these pages yet.  The left has a large pocket for a "dates to remember" card which will be made and dressed up for more of a Wow! affect.  The pocket on the right side will be for those "to do" lists or grocery lists.  I'm going to get all the bones to these books done first and then get down to really dressing them up.  ")

Let the little children come........

This is a canvas I worked on last week for my Sunday School class room.  I had fun painting it and cutting up one of my Mary Englebreit calendars.  After I attached the children to the canvas, I spread some bees wax over them and let it dry and then brushed some yellow ochre glaze over them to antique them.  I love my Golden glazes.  I only have about four earthy colors right now, but I use them alot and so much of my artwork.  This really looks good hung above out little
attendance chart in our room.  :)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Holiday Doll

I was part of Catherine Moore's Holiday Doll Swap in the Character Constructions group on Yahoo!  This is the doll that I made for my new friend Joyce.  I stamped the earth angel head and wings on white cardstock and backed it with a stiffer paper.  I stamped the skirt form 2X.  On the underskirt, I layered red glitter tape and then trimmed it to the form.  For the overskirt, I cut out all the spaces and used my Krylon 18ct. gold leafing pen to color the frame of the skirt and attached it over the red glitter skirt.  I used colored pencils to color in the bodice, face, arms and gloves and used a blending pen when finished.  I attached the bodice with the button brads to the wings.  Then I added a button brad down the front of the bodice and a second one to attach it to the skirt.  I added a gold foil bird to her arm, a gold horn to her hand and the gold swan with wreathe to the bottom of the skirt.  The background is part of Catherine's Nesting Ground papers.  I trimmed it down to be in proportion to the doll's height.  I stamped the ornament several times on vellum and cut them out.  I strung them on red thread and made a swap across the top of the paper.  I used a piece of  green cardstock and wrapped red ribbon around it for a present.  Then I stamped "Be Merry" on the left side of the doll and "Do Not Open Until December 25" on a tag and attached it above the present.  I used a round velcro button to attach the doll to the background so Joyce could remove her if she wants to.   (Stamps used:  Bee Keepers Tea #7 - Earth Angel head and wings; Mad Tea Party #2 - bodice, arms; French Laundry #6 - skirt; Bird and Bee #11 - Do Not Open Until December 25; Bird and Bee #14 - oranment and Be Merry; Mannequin Cafe #9 - wreathe).