Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Small Journals

Small journals I created recently. Using rubber stamp quotes from Quietfire Designs! A Friend Is, I Write You Letters and my favorite, The Face is the Mirror!


Sunday, June 21, 2009

Diaphanous Wings

Diane's theme at Mixed Media Monday (Monday in Aussie ) is 'tell me a story'. My story is about Diane....a woman who has through her many years of art contribution helped to continuously draw many of us out of ourselves. The creative journey and process can be difficult at times but Diane always manages to impart a level of relaxed freedom...and yet still always challenged ;]

Thanks sweety!

gabrielle

Self Portrait for fun!


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Whispers Softly

I for some reason thought the theme was flowers at Wednesday Stamper! Turns out it's purple and green.........so I have pink and green, lol! Turns out it was ATC Wednesday that is flowers......so here's my torso tag for for half of each theme ;}

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

fleur fille for Art Creations Friday


Apple Blossoms

I love the magic of how our apples begin..and I wait very patiently every year to once again enjoy the delicate beauty of this unique pink and green combination.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

for Mixed Media Monday

she seems to fit the theme of altered people..

Friday, May 22, 2009

Catching Up! Cracked for IF

I realize that many may find this rather somber and perhaps not typical......but I completely find the beauty and the symbolism of the 'empty nest' quite fitting. I promise to post pretty, happy things next.......but as I always say........this is the result of my inspiration......and if I allow myself for one moment not to honour my true heart........well what's the point?
g........




Thursday, April 9, 2009

Bella Italia

Lovely Cherry Pie Art Stamp Venere 'Venus' by Botticelli for the theme at Wednesday Stamper this week. More rub on transfers from SU!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Mixed Media Monday theme Fly

This is my first MMM challenge piece in some time! I was determined to get a little something completed. This Rolodex card (my newest addiction) is layered with map paper, gesso, a gel medium transfer little Tessa from PID (that I had issues with) and glitzed at the left side with micro beads and embossing powder. A blue bird transfer, ribbon and a paper flower with the word fly and inked edges.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Art creations friday ~ challenge 19!


What a great challenge blog! I just found it today.......where have I been, lol?

Transfer for Wednesday Stamper

For the transfer technique I used the gorgeous flourish rub on transfers from Basic Grey.......collage image from Paper Imagery Designs. Quote stamp from SU!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

mon jardin for 'Joy' theme @ Step Outside Your Box Saturdays!

Shh! Don't tell me them at 'Step Outside Your Box Saturdays' that there's a flourish here............I just couldn't help myself. It's a flourish free zone but the theme this week speaks to my heart "joy". mon jardin fills me with great joy and creating with beautiful images, ink and paper does too ;o} and yes this kind of cheekiness has me completely 'outside of my box'

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Beauty is God's Handwriting

This is truly my most favorite Emerson quote of all time.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

And the Winner Is............Shariyah & Anji!


A special thank you to all of the wonderful comments left by so many!!!


Did you all enjoy yourselves? I wanted to enter at many more than I did.......but the muse called so I've been working. I did save almost all of the comments and will try and get to all ;o} for a visit in the future.


The first winner is Shariyah Congratulations!


All posts are officially closed and the random # generator selected 431 so I counted 20 back and after finding Shariyah I discovered that I counted wrong.......so as a bonus I will select an additional # ..........that # is: 350 and I counted back 104 and Anji in Alaska is the second winner!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Last Summer


When the winter gets as cold as we've experienced this year, not to mention the snow; it's hard to imagine that in a few short months I will be able to enjoy this glorious rose again....this is a David Austin own root rose. The only rose that is really impressive in my garden, year after year, despite many years of periodic neglect ;o}

Monday, January 19, 2009

Bakers Dozen Moo Cards for OWOH!


Please be my guest, sign up here for the OWOH event! What a terrific experience for all. I am sending a gift wrapped package of hand finished Moo Cards to one lucky winner! I welcome you to view my Moo Blog here to learn the story behind the little cards but please comment on this post in order to have a chance at winning ;o} Contest Closes Feb 12/09 and winner will be determined with a random number generator.



Sunday, January 18, 2009

Art In Sepia


Just a little share from some of the inspirations that have been my pleasure this last few days. There is something quite special about getting ready for OWOH! While completing prep's today I played a little with some of my photo editing options ;o}

Friday, January 16, 2009

Paper Imagery Yahoo Group Challenge


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Love Theme at Created By Hand Challenge

This is a little something I came up with last night for my young niece who has taken up scrapbooking and would like to try some cardmaking. The theme at Created By Hand is Love

Friday, January 9, 2009

Moo's for OWOH Preparations!





What I've been up to, lol! This is just a sampling of the moo cards I have been creating......100 + in total. All unique with about 24 different designs. I have been getting ready for the beginning of the OWOH event! I so loved that last year meeting other art loving, creative, like-minded bloggers !

An Award


Well I received this award from this dear (co-designer) Eileen and I am very happy and flattered but I am guilty of receiving a few others and being unable to respond in kind.......I apologize to those that I have been unable to reciprocate.
Having said that, I would like to pay this one forward to the following people because they inspire me in art, inspiration and kindness and, once again, I must apologize because I prefer not to follow the rules......so none of these inspirational bloggers need do anything but know that they are special ;o}

#1 Sandie from Sandie's Sanctuary
#2 Sandy from Stempelchaotin
#3 Linda from Friends In Art
#4 Marilyn from Outside the Lines
#5 Nellie from the Dutch Stamp Tramp
#6 Kelly from Artsy Visions
and finally #7 is Sherry from Esprit d art
All the blogger's I have selected share the one strongest common element........they are inspirational in their artworks and their continued commitment of sharing something of themselves is very much appreciated!


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Dream With Your Eyes Wide Open

The collage images are from one of my first digital collage sheets Angels ATC Collection # 501 available here. I adore creating with both mediums ;o}