A woman who works with her hands is a LABORER; a woman who works with her hands and head, a CRAFTSMAN; but a woman who works with her hands, her head and her heart is an ARTIST. ~ St. Francis of Assisi

Friday, July 31, 2015

Note card with mainly office supplies

A cute (in my humble opinion) card I made with office supplies.

So the only thing I didn't have at the office was the green ball point pen

There is card stock in the office and black ink pens but to be honest I did use my personal stash for those items as well but I had my own stash with me and I love my supplies so i used a card I had cut down ages ago ready to be turned into a note card.

So the supplies I used were 1 pink hi lighter 1 green hi lighter 1 red ink pen 1 green ink pen 1 copic multiliner 0.5 black and 1 piece of card stock cut in half

I doodled the flowers with the copic marker

I colored in the edges with a red ball point pen

I colored the flowers with pink hi lighter

I redefined with the black and red pen

I did the same with the leaves a green ball point ink pen and then a green hi lighter and redefined with the green and back pen

I did stippling (sp) around the flowers

Now the question of the day is where did I put it lol

I wrote a note in it to go with the art journal swap.

Its sad to admit but im digging the note card a little more then the art journal pages I did

Found it... its ready to be sent off

Art journal swap

Well I got mixed feelings about this one.  I like it then I think its silly then I like it again.
So since this was a swap and wasn't sure I made a second one.  I think I like Billy Joel's better lol.
I used the scratch paper I made in the tutorial I posted a few days ago.

I edited it similar to above but I did a bit more cutting.  I got rid of all the black.  I didn't save it but this is sort of how it looked.  Just imagine the background white instead of black


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Did I post this one

Based on fireworks at Disney world.   I know I posted the original but not this one.  I changed it up a bit

Did I share this doodle?

Made this while at myrtle beach.  Its based off of a photograph I took many years ago at the Charleston Battery

Monday, July 27, 2015


This has been my evening with only 3 hours sleep...

cute cats right... notice the sheet missing off the bed.  One of these cute cats who had the whole run of the house by the way left a hair ball on said sheet.  Its in the wash.

I am betting its Singapore (the tuxedo cat)

Then this beautiful embellishment shelve fell...

Thank goodness none of the glass broke.  So I sat down and if you know AJ like I know AJ he had to sit in my lap and you can hardly pick up markers, eyelets, pencils, hooks and beads with a dog literally sitting in your lap.  One day I will have to set up a tripod and demonstrate the pow wow of dog sitting in my indian style floor sitting lap

It took less then an hour after I screwed it into the wall so it should not fall off  the wall ever again.

Then I tipped this over

do you know how hard it is to pick up kibble bits off the floor, and where is AJ who is usually stuck to me like velcro?  No where in sight that is where he is LOL.  He could have helped by eating the dog food.  

Thanks pal ... ha now he is sleeping at my feet next to Tobie.  SPOILED CRITTERS.

So that is my night.  I am tired to the point I am feeling really really bad but I have to force myself to stay up for two reasons
1. my sheet to be cleaned.  I only have one
2. If I go to sleep early I will wake up at 3 am and who has time for that nonsense.

What is on my art table this past week...

Well I started on my stamped image swap.  Here is what the image looks like.

I changed it to only two colors and then I got rid of the noise and enlarged it and here is what it turned out looking like...

I colored it with my prisma pencils and glued it onto a mini album.  The prisma color is just in case some of the image doesn't get covered all the way up (excluding the face, I left the face alone)

that is when I realized my awesome prisma color pencil set up isn't so awesome... 

here it is

Yes I know they are not prisma but its for demonstration purposes only.  

The reason why I disliked it?  I had six drawers of prisma pencils so if I wanted a selection of colors I would either have to keep walking over to the box and pull them out or carry six drawers over to where I was working and who has room to stick six drawers of anything on their desk?

So I went backwards and put them back in the original box...  Um correction not the original box they came in... I didn't go all away backwards but my original storage.  I don't know why I changed.  I loved the colors and the display but I thought the drawers would be oh so much better. 


Now I can just take the whole box where ever I want and it's way more compact...

So back to the image piece... I wanted to do a finnabair (excuse me if I spelled it wrong) type thing..

Oh I forgot to mention the rules of the swap.  We were sent an image and we were allowed to do anything we wanted with it.

I found watched several Finnabair style videos and I could have just glued flowers on it and then painted over it with white gesso blah blah blah but I didn't want to repaint and then spray back color blah blah blah LOL  So I used the following embellishments and selected mainly purple, red, yellow, pink and green.

The first embellishments I made myself. 
I had finally found a mold for buttons. I saw it on create and craft, not the one I got but a similar one and wanted it but did not want to buy another item from them.  As you will see that idea did not work out so well.   It was in the cake decorating section at Hobby Lobby.  I bought it and then I picked up some air dry clay.

Oh boy did I have some fun with that!

I even pulled out my acrylic rolling pin, my tissue blade, a polymer clay face mold and the mod melt molds and had a blast making faces, gears, jewels, buttons, bows and flowers.

I let those dry.  The faces took a bit longer.

Oh I forgot about the skulls LOL

While those were drying I finally broke down and bought the cut n boss from createandcraft.com
and the 10 tattered lace magazines.  I can't wait till they arrive.  See what I meant about not working out to well LOL. 

Watching all the demos does me in. 

Anyway I mentioned the demos because I made one this weekend.  I don't know what possessed me to use orange card stock.  Probably because it is not the my most favorite color and if I messed up its only orange card stock.  Anyway I made this basket. 

Its not quite finished but since I used orange card stock I went with a Halloween theme.

I used papers from hobby lobby seasonal paper pad, a Martha Stewart spider punch and a big old glittery spider from the dollar tree.  The punched spiders are out of create and craft glitter paper.  I have ordered way to much stuff from them these past few months. 

I think it needs more but I have time to finish it, after all its only July. 

Here is a smaller version of the basket ... the scores are 4 and 8 if your want a bigger basket instead of the 2  This is not the tutorial I used. I like the metal ring idea though :-)

I also recently got the rosette die from Tim Hotlz (yes it came from create and craft) and I made a bunch of those in red, yellow and purple for the stamp image project. 
I don't have any pictures of those but if you want to see a tutorial on how to use the die here it is... I have the two die one...

 I used the big shot (Yes it came from create and craft) .  I had the larger plates for it.  Not sure if those plates will work in the cuttlebug (No it did not come from Create and craft, it came from AC moore so that shows you I had it for a LONG time since they are no longer in Columbia, SC).  The grandcaliber (Yes I got it from create and craft) was AWFUL for these type of dies
oooh  there was some pretty cool tips for the next rosette making session. 
I put that aside the image project.  I had a bit of a headache yesterday and I was in the dog watching business this weekend.  I took care of two German sheppards, two beagle mix and visited a doxie and a I have no idea what kind of dog pebbles is but he is a mop, that much I am sure of.  My dogs thought I was cheating on them.  Plus I was taxi service to...No wait Taxi drivers get paid.  I was used and abused ha ha just kidding. 
Well I guess I was cheating on my dogs but I always tell them they are the ones I come home too LOL. 
I was watching youtube videos and So I came across this one.  SeaLemon is one of my favorite Youtubers it seamed like an interesting technique to make a journal page out of.
She is was a guest host for HGTV in April

 She must have gone to a rich school cause our scratch art was color with crayon then color over it with black crayon.  Hee hee. No premade boards for us.

So I colored with the oil pastels and NOTE TO MYSELF ...don't do this on your bed again oil pastels are messy ;-)

Then I found what I thought may be tempra paint but washable (it didn't say what kind of paint it was on the bottle, I think it came in a six pack and may have said it on that label) and used the soap and it didn't go on so well so I ran to Walmart and bought some actual paint labeled tempra paint.  They only had the paints that were labeled washable.

It did the same thing.  So either I put to much soap or not enough,  used the wrong kind or the washable part is a factor.  Do they make tempra paint that is not washable?   This requires another trip to Hobby Lobby.  How awful!  (note the sarcasm)  I could look it up on Create and Craft ha ha ha.

The paint did not want to stick.  I still have some parts not sticking but got it covered for the most part.  Now I have to decide what to scratch...  I'm thinking a mask, carnival type for one. 

 So I went back to the stamped image project.  I wanted my air dry clay elements to be about the same colors as what I colored the image.  So I tried an experiment.

I colored the dry clay with prisma pencils.  The pencil color did not get into the nooks and cranys especially with the flowers. 

So I used odorless mineral spirits, it melts the wax in the pencil markings and drags the color and it was sort of like painting with the colors I did get on the clay.  Most people use blending stumps but I learned from Lachri fine art (youtube) you can use a paint brush just as well maybe even better.

So after I had all the pieces colored I decided I wanted them to be glossy and was going to use glossy accents but I could not find mine.  To be honest I did not look very hard.  I found Mod Podge version of it, so I used that. 

I didn't exactly follow the instructions cause it would have made a big mess.  So I brushed most of it on the pieces.  While I was doing that I found the glossy accents on the shelve.  Yeah (some more sarcasm)

I went to dinner as it dried.  When I came home I gathered the rosettes, some other pieces like flowers, a bird, butterfly etc and started placing them on the piece.

Every time I say or hear butterflies I want to sing the reading rainbow theme... you know the show with Lavar Burton (Gordi from Star Trek the next Generation, just in case I spelled his name wrong)

Butterflies in the Sky I can go twice as high, take a look its in a book reading rainbow, reading rainbow (yes I am a dork and I am proud of it)

I do want to add there is one rosette I did not make.  I think it was on a tag that somebody sent me and it got messed up during the mailing process so I reused the good part.  I don't remember who gave it to me but I hope They don't mind I reused it on another project.   Its the green one.

Here is the finished piece....


So while I was trying to take the pictures AJ was being oh so helpful (there goes that sarcasm again)
He was between me and the camera and I thought I would try to turn the camera around and see what pictures I can get...
here is the foolishness that transpired

haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa OOOOOOPS

Best Dog EVER!
All the art was complete and time for clean up....
So I did another one of the challenges.  But this time it was two rooms...
Here is the before
Singapore was bound and determined to be in the way

haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa  When I saw it on the tiny camera viewer I wondered why it was blurry
That's AJs tail going back and forth LOL

ooooops I told a tail the Halloween basket wasn't done.... you can see it on the table naked LOL
the second room
it may not look all that much of a mess but it was, the pictures did not show all of it and it was two rooms. 
So I noted that the time was 915 when I took the before pictures and off I went....
at 927 I was taking the finished pictures...

12 minutes, two rooms which included one dog I had to tell to move about 35 times (this time its a bit of over exaggeration) and a cat that refused to move so I didn't even bother
My swaps will probably go out Friday July 31.  Pay day I think or August 1.  Its 230 am and I guess I should have been in bed hours ago but I knew sleep would not come so here  I am. 
So night night all

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Another doodle coming at you

Its one of those times when your extremely bored and all you have is a pen and spiral note book available to you.  Napping is definitely not an option lol

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Beach doodle in progress

The subject says it all

Hyundai cockpit

Nothing rivals the Hyundai experience except for watching paint dry ha ha.  Somebody please park a 2015 mustang convertible in my driveway with a big bow on it PURTY PLEASE lol

Monday, July 20, 2015

planning on having some fun with these items

I was reading an article in Art Journaling and an idea popped into my head. 

The article really had nothing to do with what popped into my bead but it was the basis of the inspiration.

Here are the main supplies I will be using

Myrtle Beach 2015

I should be in bed but I don't see sleep coming any time soon so here I am.

I will admit I am a picture taking junky ... Hey there could be worse things.

Lets see what was our vacation all about...

Well it started on Wednesday July 15.  The taxi service picked me up and we went to Moes for lunch and then to wally world for some groceries then destination Myrtle Beach.

The hotel we stayed out is the Daylton Resort.  Its about a mile from the board walk. 

I read Divergent while on the ride there.   We made it at the hotel about five and dragged all our stuff in.

Some views of the room and from the room...

this is before we wrecked the joint ha ha ha
a little bit of wreckage was involved LOL

Then we took a walk to Dirty Dons, had dinner and walked to the board walk.  It was a little while for the fireworks to start and the place was packed so we walked back to the hotel. We were able to see the fire works just fine a mile away except picture taking wasn't the best.

Guess who else was at the beach... ELSA and ANNA!

There was one thing we noticed on the walk .....

I invented a new game slug an Aunt Barb every time I see a Mustang, she wasn't to keen on that game!
So we all tumbled into bed and had a nice sleep...
we woke up and while the adults were away I took a ton of selfies of myself for no parent reason except for I had a camera and I had a face ha ha ha ...
we took the free shuttle and went to broadway at the beach.  There we ate at our favorite Johnny Rockets and did a little shopping.  We ended up spending quite a bit of time there and had dinner at Key West where a cheeky McCaw flirted with me and I met a guy there tee heee heeee


The lady dancing was our waitress....

They always give you smilie ketchup which is very amusing since nobody really cares for ketchup.


Here is the handsome dude I met... we hit it off pretty durn good LOL

I wanted a pet dragon... my land lady said NO
oh good gracious golly gee this pictures are AWEFUL but they staying... I bought the
sun glasses cause they tickled me PINK ha ha ha

I really need to get a root touch up and some other things done snort!

Oh they drag their kids all they way to the beach to run thru sprinklers...
why do I have to be all growned up... after all I am a toy r us kid... I
will never grown up LOL  

Don't you just love the colors in a candy store?  BTW I didn't buy a thing here.  Actually the only thing I bought was those sun glasses!

The flirty bird.  Honestly.... I was on the other side and the bird made his way over and stuck his beak in my face
there was a sign that said the birds name and I bite.  I took the sign seriously! I use to have a parrot and his bite
was nothing to sneeze at and this bird beak is three times bigger!

So we ended the day playing in the lazy river until I got talked into going to the pool.  They heated the pool.  I would rather sit in a bath tub so I went upstairs and that ended day two.  Oh I finished Divergent and started on Insurgent ... I think that is the name of the book.

The next day which was Thursday was the least fun day.  I hung around in the room reading and mom and AB baked in the sun.  They came up got dressed we went to Ben and Jerrys for Ice cream.

We then walked to the board walk and went to the gay dophin...

we found ourselves at Fudruckers for dinner Mom and I and that about wraps up that day...

I did finish Insurgent and started on Allegiance.  Which I will not get finished during this trip.

I wont ride it but you can guess I like to take pictures of it LOL

Saturday we went sea shell hunting and then back to broadway at the beach for dinner. 

the heated pool

Doesn't that look fun, only if somebody else is doing it LOL

fish frenzy at broadway at the beach

this bird is watching the foolish people on the zip line

one of the foolish people
Well Sunday we packed up and went home...  This is the first time I got back into the car.  We used the free shuttle the rest of the time, well except AB she left her credit card at Key west and had to go make an emergency run to get it.

We stopped at Barefoot landing on the way hoping to see the tigers but they wouldn't be back till 6pm and so we missed out on those.   As we were leaving we stopped at Sparkys and picked up some yummy treats for a few people...

Yeah know my Aunts husband is named Bruce... makes you WONDER

Well we made it home and my pups seemed to miss me.  If my pups were with me I may have never come home ha ha.

Guess where I had dinner at.. Moes.  So it started and ended at Moes.

I did some doodling at the beach and will post that soon.