Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Lilyand the lotus and Wings of Desire

Welcome to my blog today. I have been planning my 2014 themes and this one is for January 2014.
Ok my theme now that I have gotten excited for this is Wings of Desire.
What motivated Wings of Desire
As we all do in journal art we express the negative to convert to a positive. I am in a situation where I care for my parents. all in all my Dad does well he has massive heart trouble though and often goes through many physical and emotional days where he is not up to par. My mother is on hospice and has some serious health problems. she is losing weight more and more and has been home bound. she sleeps in a chair they call a lift chair because she does not have much ability to lift herself.Her feet ..no description and she fights infection and amputation  ...so things get very grave here.
The hardest part is the physiological needs and the anguish from their age..and they forget I have my own issues..entirely!That is a daily negative..and in looking at it I think of the Glorious Angels that keep me going daily. I think of lifting myself above a moment or a hard day or a hard week and what does it...wings..butterflies moths angels even the Gothic dark wings they just do something to me where it snaps things into a forward motion again.all of a sudden I had my January theme
Wings of Desire.The desire to fly away or to rise above or to spread your wings and create something awesome beautiful or gorgeous.
well enough .Happy new Year and hope your  shines today.
This is a recycled page covered with scraps before I began anything. Then I searched through my many magazines clipped and glued...I used green Geletos by Fiber castle and water color crayons by reeves . I used parts of a stencil from stencil Girl and Tim Holts dabbers here and there and of course my white gel pen!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Lily and The Lotus and December swaps with Smeared ink Act club

Welcome to my blog today..it is creepy December swap time :) Kapree with http://smearedandsmudged.ning.com/group/swap-shop/forum/topics/december-atc-swap-1
has a theme vintage Christmas act swap...well I thought about it and decided to use the very first red rubber set I purchased with smeared ink and I deemed to call this my vintage Christmas act swap..I had no idea when I started the project they would be for sale this month with Smeared Inks Red Rubber Club let me give you that link...http://smearedandsmudged.ning.com/group/smeared-ink-rubber-club
The set is called Morbidly Adorable Tarot Set 1 by Misty Benson.
well then I got carried away thinking about Christmas and went vintage red and green. and I wrapped her up!
so here she is and Merry Christmas everyone

Thursday, December 12, 2013

allywhitecat and Smeared Inks December Blog Hop

My partner is Kristy Lee how awesome is that.
 My piece is simple. I used manilla folder and a template I have had for a long time for post cards I cut out two front and back.

I made the front first using a image from creative souls and Tim Holts ticket.
I inked with Victorian Velvet stain and Distress picket fence.
I cut the image to where it made a pocket for the die cut ticket.
the stamp was part of the image and i cut it and moved it to where the postage goes.
I used a script stamp and Distress ink Dusty Concord
The snowflakes are from Tim Holts stamps I glittered in Distress clear rock candy.
I added some lace trim blings in green,a rhinestone embellishment and a star pin, with the paper white rose I glittered in Tim Holtz clear rock candy.

The back
I used victorian velvet stain and picket fence again
The die cut is from Tim Holtz collection
Liquid pearls Hydrangea
the small die cut is a ticket with a christmas scripture stamp on it.
and a turn key from a package from Michaels.
Hope she likes it
the back
the front pocket
the postcard

One more I want to show you..the image is from http://www.ikesart.com/#!__digital-art-stamps
This is her Christmas Pixi..love this image.
Ike has challenges and she is so generous always not to mention a fabulous artist you can view her blog http://suzy-ikesworld.blogspot.com/
Happy Holidays everyone.


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Lily and the Lotus and Aurora Wings Heartstrings

Hi there. welcome to my blog. Today we have had wind and threats of fires a cold front is blowing in and we are to have sleet and ice again..so that means color time!!!!
Today I want to share a image with you from www.etsy.com/shop/AuroraWings
She also has some images in rubber stamps at http:sweetpeastamps.com
This digital image is called Heartstrings. It is a image of a Chinese woman with her Erhu in a peony garden.
I colored with prisma pencils and water colors. My ribbon is from Flights of Fancy Boutique. Thank you for stopping in. comments are always welcome.