Wednesday, October 29, 2014

a new old stamp set--What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #282

A bigger view of the table I'm working at this week--it's in the living room, still no carpet, still painting all the rooms in the lower level BEFORE getting flooring.  Makes sense, right?
 That big wooden box, I got it this past weekend at an antique show--it's a hectograph kit, from 1932, used by teachers to make their own copies for their classrooms.  A hectograph plate is, and I find this funny, pretty much a Gelli Plate, but the printing process is a bit different.
True to the time period, there are president stamps of Wilson and Roosevelt, and a streetcar as well.  I'm particularly fond of the alphabet and words:

Happy What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday, everyone--I'll see you at Julia's!  (Oh and ps, that car seat canopy that I posted a couple weeks ago, it may have looked fancy, but seriously, it was extremely easy to make.  The blingy tulle flowers I added to the velcro holds were the most difficult part of the whole thing!)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

an Autumn necklace

At the Leaky Shed Studio blog, you can see a full photo of this autumn necklace, created using the Autumn Leaf Crown, and obviously a necklace chain, some charms, plus the chip is colored with pearlescent and metallic chalks:
Have a wonderful weekend!  :)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

another Alice in Wonderland layout

Today at the Altered Pages Artsociates blog, I'm sharing another layout from the Alice In Wonderland altered book I've been creating in--if you have time, I'd love it if you'd stop by and take a look.  Have a wonderful Thursday, everyone!  :)
You'll find the full layout HERE!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

a bit of sewing, a painting, and Alice--What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday #280

Just so you woywwers know, I do possess basic sewing skills--here is a car seat canopy I finished for a baby shower, it turned out pretty well, and the blingy button accents are fun, right?  They are removable for laundering, and the backside is super soft minky, as the canopy can double as a blanket.

This is my painting for my column today at Unruly Paper Arts--Painted Imperfection.  There is a link at the end of the column to a youtube video, Everyday Is A Good Day When You Paint--if you haven't seen it, and you like Bob Ross, you'll enjoy it.  Even if you don't know who Bob Ross is, if you like painting, you'll like it!

Here's the current desk.  Alice is on hold for a few days, poor girl, too much going on.  The pink book is one of my favorites, I'm leading a study using it.  The small atlas loses pages now and again;  there are currently some in the altered Alice book.  
That's it today for me, I hope to have another layout or two finished and ready to share next week.  I'll be around to visit you sometime in the next few days--my visits don't always coincide with the Wednesday, but you know how that goes, right?

Happy What's on Your Workdesk!  Be sure to leave Julia a comment and tell her thank you for the party!

happy--painted imperfection

The theme for the October issue of Unruly Paper Arts is Painted Perfection.

Personally, I've never known painted perfection, but if you'd like to take a look at my latest imperfect painting, please stop by the blogozine for my current column:  Painted Imperfection.
Happy Wednesday, everyone!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

how late it's getting--an Alice altered book layout

Over on the Leaky Shed Studio blog today, I'm sharing the first full layout of an Alice In Wonderland themed altered book.
It features some great Leaky Shed Studio chip, like this fellow here, the White Rabbit, and some time related collage images from Altered Pages.
Watch Time Fly collage page
The cover has a cut niche full of Alice related items, all surrounded by a beautiful Victorian Mirror Frame.
Victorian Mirror Frame from Leaky Shed Studio
The fabric cover is gessoed/painted, stamped, and crayoned--I shared this Thursday at Altered Pages:
Handwriting Background Stamp from Rogue Redhead Designs
Thank you for stopping by, and have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, October 09, 2014

an altered Alice book

Today at the Altered Pages Artsociates blog, I'm sharing the cover of an Alice In Wonderland themed altered book I've been working on.  If you have time, be sure to stop by and leave a comment for a chance to win some yummy ArtAnthology and Altered Pages supplies!
Victorian frame from Leaky Shed Studio

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

mostly Alice--What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday #279

Just a little different from last week--I've been working on the Alice In Wonderland book, you can see the front cover (but it's sideways).  The frame is around a niche that will be filled with some Alice related things.  I'm awfully late getting this posted to woyww, so if you drop in, please expect me to return the visit sometime this week, okay?  Happy What's On Your Workdesk!  :)

PS---I filled the niche on the cover, it's one post up or at this link:  Cover of Alice

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

mish mash--What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday 278

So last week I was out of town for a conference--one of the evenings we had off, and took a river boat cruise.  This is Cincinnati, Ohio--after the baseball game, there were fireworks, and we were there at the right time to see them:

I wasn't around much this last week to make anything.  Here is a link to my last finished thing, a CAT BOOK--I tried to paint the chipboard kitties to look like cats we've had or have.  This one looks like one of our current feline friends, Daisy: 

Here is my desk, just how I left it last week:
The blue plastic thing is a junction box for a light fixture, the tiny book next to it is the Flower Fairy Alphabetica I'm still filling, with the little collage pics that are in the black bowl.  The blue book is one I'm altering, it's going to be Alice themed.

Happy WOYWW to you, and thank you to Julia!  (Sorry if I sound stupid this week, I've got a cold.  At least you won't be able to catch it when I come by for a visit, right?)