My friends joke that I can’t leave anything alone. I have to alter everything that I get my hands on. This little picture frame was no exception in my “altered” hands. I grabbed this simple black from my the shelf in my art studio with the goal of quickly changing the picture. Well, over an hour or so later…I changed the frame, too. I am still head over heels for the papers and flowers from the Engraver & Zephyr collections from Prima. I picked these up from Your Memories Here and can’t stop using them. I remember picking these out and my husband commenting on how great they would look together. Boy, was he right!!!
I created these little works of art for my nieces to hang on their walls. The circle cardboard is from my collection. You will never believe where they come from! The gourmet grocery store in our neighborhood makes these delicious pizzas. They are wrapped in cellophane and two of these cardboard circles. I can only save one…the other usually has pizza sauce or some other yumminess on it. I love using cardboard in projects and LOVE these circles!
This is one if my latest art journal creations for that cool round robin that I am doing. The theme was loosely kitchen “stuff” and I was in the mood to mess with different mediums. This fun, bright ice cream come was born. Glitter, paints and little sprinkles…oh my! Enjoy it and I hope there are lots of sunny ice cream days where you live!
My desk is covered with tons of Prima goodies from Your Memories Here! I am up to my nose in tons of gorgeous flowers, papers and embellishments. I spent the night working on a special card for one of the most important people in my life. More on that on Monday–stay tuned!
Lately, I have been throwing all kinds of gorgeous embellishments into little baskets on my art table. I picked up this basket recently when I was with my family at Christmas Pines Campground in PA. I got a great bargain on 7 baskets and can’t wait to fill them with pretty items in my room.
A few weeks ago Marty (my love) picked up this little letter H at a craft store. He thought it would be fun for me to alter the H and he was right! I covered it with some text paper that I had from a little bag that someone gave to me. I ripped it up and adhered it with Matte Medium. I had so much fun adding Prima flowers and Trinkets that I picked up at the fabulous Your Memories Here Store.
I have to admit that I LOVE this layout! I had so much fun with the process of this one and when it was finished I just couldn’t stop looking at it! That yellow diecut paper was in my stash forever. I often use those as masks/stencils when I spray but this time tried something different. I have an addiction to washi tape. I have been finding it all over the city in the most random stores! I have it in a pretty crystal container on my art table. I love being able to see all of the designs and colors.
With this layout, I took the washi tapes and ran them in horizontal stripes on a piece of plain white 12X12 cardstock. That looked really fabulous just like that BUT then I added the yellow diecut over the stripes. The pops of color peeking through the dicut were so much fun! From there, I had a blast adding scraps of papers, bling and flowers (of course). This layout is soon going to find a home in a page protector and hanging from the clothesline in my art studio! So, grab your washi tape, try something new and GO MAKE SOME ART!
I LOVE corrugated cardboard and use it as often as I can in mixed media projects. I am so lucky to be involved in a birthday swap with some amazing artists from around the world. Instead of sending out a birthday card to the recipient, we create & mail a 4X4 piece of art. I loved receiving mine and immediately turned them into a banner that hangs in my art studio. For these little creations, I grabbed some fun goodies from my stash like that cute dog stamp, paints, trims, vintage sheet music, Prima Chalk Inks and Prima Flowers that I picked up from Your Memories Here.
How bright and fun is this card? It has been SO long since I have made cards. I jumped right into creating cards for the class that I am teaching in New York City on April 26th. I am head over heels in love with the Zephyr collection from Prima. You can pick up goodies from this collection and TONS of other Prima from Your Memories Here. Check out those gorgeous papers, flowers, bling and YUMMY washi tape! Aren’t they delicious? Now…GO MAKE SOME ART!