Thursday, June 30, 2011

BLOG HOP over at Viva Las VegaStamps



From Stampo at Viva Las VegaStamps: 
Viva Las Vegastamps! is so excited to be doing this blog hop with Blog Candy. You will be hopping over to each of the Design team blogs and to be entered to have a chance to win the blog candy you MUST





1) become/or already be a follower of each blog (I will be checking)
2) leave a comment on each Design Team blog including this Blog.
It's that easy!
What is the Blog Candy? OH, you are going to love this one... Each Viva Las Vegastamps! team membergot this for the first month we were on the team and we all were so excited when we got it. So we are sharing our excitement with you.
"Pound O' Rubber"
This is a $25 value and you will love it.
Start Hopping HERE!!

Random Hearts - Flowers

The other day I was walking and noticed the centers of these flowers... tell me you see hearts!!!!
I didn't have my camera with me, so I had to make a trip back to get images for my post this weeK!

Look closely at the water droplets... there are some hidden hearts!



I just noticed the Heart droplet on the lower petal in this photo. 



To see more amazing hearts visit RANDOM HEARTS HERE!!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tags for Paris Swap

I participated in a swap with some friends at Viva LasVegaStamps.  The Lady is one of Viva LasVegaStamps newest.  It is included on a plate of Steampunk Stamps #1336.  

The tag was stamped on the top half with script, then layered with Paris pattern paper.  The Eiffel Tower was stamped directly on the pattern paper. The Steampunk Lady was stamped on sewing tissue and adhered to the tag.  Stikles gives her a little bling and shading of the balloon dress was done with colored pencil.  Eiffel charms from Echo Artworks were attached to the bottom of each tag and finished with ribbon. 



Sample of the Cards for Art Walk 7/1

Join us on Friday July 1st for 1st Friday Art Walk at Simply Renewed.

Here are a few of my note cards I will have there on sale. 






Art Walk will feature three very talented Mixed Media Artists. Beth Dayton, Ingrid Jones and Lyneen Jesse. Each artist will have on display and for sale their unique style of Altered Art. Join the fun from 5pm to 8:30pm. We hope to see you there.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Composition for Collage: Week Four Homework 2nd Project

More Grids... Playing with the same photos... Different layouts!

GRID - Enter the Past
Background from Claudine Hellmuth's collection. Doors and windows are a few of the pictures I took last month in the small town of Ritzville. I am having fun playing with photos creating a grid.


Claudine Hellmuth:  I love the doors and windows. I also can't get enough of those when I am traveling!




 

GRID 2 - Enter the Past
Here is another take on my door collage. A more traditional grid! Which is more appealing to you?

Claudine Hellmuth:  I like them both! but for this one I really like the monochrome palette, it really pulls the grid together.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Composition for Collage: Week Four Homework

This is my final collage assignment for the class at Big Picture Classes... GRIDS.  

Click on the image to enlarge.

All images from Claudine Hellmuth's handouts. I digitally played with the photos of men. Working with the grid... hope I didn't create a tangency or two!!!  This was my first attempt at digital art.  I have worked with individual photos before.  It was fun, but I still love cutting, pasting and painting.


You ask what is a "tangency" a tangency is when images just barely touch.



Bad tangencies are well, bad, because they draw the viewer’s eye to the area where the objects meet and touch, they create an unwanted tension. No matter how good the rest of the composition is, the viewer’s eye will always be drawn back to the bad tangency and it will distract from the rest of the artwork.”
- Claudine Hellmuth 

Claudine Hellmuth's comment:  "this grid came out super!! I love how the numbers in the background peek through! repeating all the different photos with the browns and black and white color scheme holding it all together!"

I may have to do one or two more of these this week!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Random Hearts - Foxglove

Foxglove grows wild along the highways.  The birds have been kind enough to bless my garden with a few of the beautiful plants.  If you enlarge the photos you will see hearts sprinkled inside.







To see more wonderful hearts visit Random Hearts HERE!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

WOW I am in "The Best of Stampington & CO HandCrafted"

When I got home today a copy of  "The Best of Stampington & CO HandCrafted" was waiting for me in the stack of mail.... I was surprised to see it.  It had been a while since I had submitted something for publication.   The notice was there right on top.  


Congratulations! 
You've been published in...
HandCrafted


I found my name on page 42!!!  These cute houses were originally published in 2009.  The Stampers Sampler publishes templates that readers can use to submit for future publication.  Below are houses by Carol Trimmer, me and Lynn Stevens!


Click on picture to enlarge
Thank you Stampington for MAKING MY DAY!!!!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Composition for Collage: Week Three Homework

Our homework this week was to create a "Vignette Collage" 

All images used are from Claudine Hellmuth's collection she shared with us during the course.  The cardstock sticker is from Creative Imaginations - Old Guys Rule.  This also doubled as a Fathers Day Card.

Comment from Claudine Hellmuth: what a great father's day card! the vignette composition really works here!

Happy Fathers Day!


Image from my collection of ephemera.

Friday, June 17, 2011

TRADER JOE'S OPENS IN SILVERDALE

Today is the GRAND OPENING of the Silverdale Trader Joe's.  


Last night the balloons were out and the last touches were being made.  I think I caught the first two people to get in line for opening day... at 8PM on Thursday night!  I can't wait to visit the new store, I will wait till the traffic dies down.  The Kitsap Sun was there for the opening... READ ABOUT IT HERE!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Random Hearts - Clouds of Western Washington

This week I am sharing a few more hearts in the sky. 

 Two hearts floating by... 
one is large and the other about one third the size of the first one. 

I played a little with the color of this photo...
in the shadows of the clouds just below the center of the card I see a heart! 


To see more amazing hearts visit Guest Heart Thursday!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Composition for Collage: Week Two Homework

In my online Composition for Collage class that Claudine Hellmuth is teaching we had to do a collage working with horizon.  I am hoping this one passes.  I have a couple of horizon lines!

Click on the picture to enlarge!




My post in the classroom gallery: Horizon did you hear?  I think I may have too many horizon lines? Maybe I should have moved my image of the three of us more towards the middle... Yes that is my brother, sister and me!


Claudine Hellmuth's Comment: "def not too many horizon lines! I think this works really well!! to me the red dots work as a frontal horizon or grounding element and the blue in the back works as a distance horizon line like as if the ocean is behind them!"


Thanks Claudine!


I am taking my class at: Big Picture Class

Ritzville - Signs from Town









Tuesday, June 14, 2011

In honor of Flag Day

I am not sure of the date of this card.
On the back it says it is one of a series. 

Ritzville - Windows of the Past - 2 of 2

Windows of the past... walking around town I took a few pictures of windows that caught my eye.  See the Doors of the Past HERE!









Monday, June 13, 2011

Ritzville - Doors of the Past - 1 of 2

I am not sure when I started taking pictures of doors, windows and architecture... I just love the feel of times past.  Recently, we visited Ritzville here are a few photos of the doors of the past.  Look for the windows next HERE