"My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue?
It rather denotes a lack of courage."

~Practical Magic~

Digital Freebie Update

Just to let you know.
The digital freebies found on the right hand sidebar have been updated and now are ready for downloading.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Under the Harvest Moon

 For the better part of the Month of September, I have been working on ATC's for a RAK Challenge hosted on the "Sisterhood of Scrap" Forum.

I received some very beautiful cards, created by a group of very talented and crafty ladies.
It was nice to be able to touch and see the different techniques and styles in 3 dimension rather than as a photograph.
Thank you so much ladies, I love and appreciate them all.

Thought I would share with you the ATC's I created for the swap.

"Under the Harvest Moon" Series 1-14

Also a  layout of my new Granddaughter with myself and her Grandfather.

And one of her big Sister at the Pumpkin Farm near my home.

Thanks for stopping by  : )
If you get the chance,stop on back by in the next day or so.
 I will have some details for you about a mini crop this coming Saturday.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Art Journal

You may have noticed a New Button on my sidebar, Creative Every Day.

A while back I purchased an Art Book with the intent to journal, sketch or just whatever.

Created a cover for it and designed the front, then froze!
Nothing like blank pages staring at you and no idea to moving on to the next step.

Browsing around the web I came across the Blog "Creative Everyday" and thought this is the perfect jump off point I needed.
I love the Artwork that this talented lady creates.

Though I don't submit my pages to the site. I still enjoy the creative prompts and follow along.

My goal is to use this journal to try different techniques and mediums together.
A way to expand my use of products and widen my horizon when it comes to my creative outlet.

This first page is inspired by the word "Life".

Growing up in an area, that is influenced on a daily basis, by the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Nation. I have always been intrigued by the Medicine Wheel and it's use in one's daily life.
Nothing fancy , just a little personal something for me to go to.

The second page in my Journal , sort of took a life of it's own.
Using only a Versa Mark Ink Pad and chalk.
The principal for this page is based on the game of looking at the clouds and finding an image.
Using chalk and a brush I let the images come forth from the page.
How surprised I was to find ( through my own eyes) what looked to be a young girl sitting on the edge of a cliff watching the sun set.
Using my chalk to bring out the image a little clearer.

This next page is influenced by the word "Fire" and a sketch created by AnnMaree a sister from the "Sisterhood of Scrap" Forum.
Using Gesso and a comb to add texture to my page. Covered over with first water color then Alcohol Ink.
The next step , I stamped with Versa Mark ,using one of my favorite leaf stamps in my collection. Then embossed with Ultra Thick Utee.
Proceeding next to masking my page with a tree silhouette and painting over the top with brown acrylic paint.
Transferring my photo onto canvas.

This page represents the stage I am at in my physical life.

Well, that is it for today , hope you will stop by and check out "Creative Everyday".

As always Thank You for stopping by "Welcome to My Craft World"

Friday, September 3, 2010

A Little of This and a Little of That

Hope all is well in your world.
Has been a very busy month of August for me her in My World.

First, I would like to introduce you all to my new Grand Daughter Sydney Elizabeth.
I know I may be partial but...isn't she the sweetest?
August 29 TH she made her arrival. All is well.

A Primitive Door Hanger I just finished up for the arrival of Fall.

A close up of the buttons. They were my G.G. Aunt Alice's. Perfect for any Primitive project!

A close up of the Sunflower.

Challenges I have been working on hosted by the Sisters of the Sisterhood of Scrap Forum for the month of August.

ATC Card

Summer Sizzle and Sketch Blog Challenges hosted by the Sisterhood of Scrap

Another sweet Grand Daughter of mine.

and another
My Aunt & Uncle when the got engaged.

Summer Sizzle Challenge/ Vintage Images are from old Sheet Music sized and turned to Black and white.

Summer Sizzle ABC Challenge/ tough one here... a list of products from A-Z to be used on One layout.

On the list was to use the Alphabet , I snuck mine in by adding them to my flowers.Hey, whatever works! Right?

Next is a little door hanger for my Grand Daughter's room. As of Sunday she has a new little Sister and will soon be moving into a big girl's room.
Hoping this makes the transition a little smoother for her.

Now this was really a different type of Challenge and I recommend that everyone should give this a try! It will really make you look at your photos in a whole new light.
First take a photo

Next create a sketch based on your photograph.

Then Create a layout based on your sketch! Wonderful way to create those layouts when you are feeling a little stuck for inspiration.
Last , but not the least A layout created from the August One Hour Sketch Challenge. Love this monthly challenge...though my Craft room always needs a major cleanup when I am done.

That's it for now, will be back soon! I hope!
Take care :)