These stockings were purchased at the Dollar Store and then individually painted. Each member of the family had something painted for their individual tastes and interests. Thanks to the Bass family for letting me help them out. This really was fun. I use paints that came in a set for fabrics. Enjoy!
My sister-in-law had a very ugly phone plate in among some really pretty pictures of old hand painted churches. One of the paintings appeared to be an old Spanish mission so I capitalized on that to paint this phone plate. The plate was purchased at Radio Shack with all the wiring on the back.
Before painting the plate I cleaned it with alcohol and allowed to dry. I penciled in the church and added all the background and trees. Then I filled in the pencil drawing of the church. After all the paint had completely dried I added the limbs on the trees that overlap the church and added the individual leaves on the willow trees. I used acrylic paints and then sprayed with a clear coating so that it can be cleaned.
Have you been to Victorine Originals if not you need to check out their stamps. This Ret Hat set was purchased from them. I love it.
This card is for a friend who has been in the hospital. I stamped the purple background with a shoe from Stampin' Up and the envelope. Used a small punch to decorate the corners for my stamped images. Then I used my Metallic Watercolours from USArt Quest. Add a red ribbon and you are ready to go. Enjoy!
Let me know what you think of Victorine Originals.
I made this card using a technique from the Technique Junkie Newsletter called Outside the Box. I love this lady and painting her with my Metallic watercolors...but she is a pain to cut out. Texture and more texture. I used textured card stock for the base then added a rectangle of orange Vellum. The next layer is a very thick piece of cream Vellum. The edges were dragged along an orange/brown stamp pad.Add the lady and allow the birds and the ribbons from her kimono to extend outside the edge of the inked Vellum. Now let's add some ephemera like ribbon, oriental money and fish. Complete and ready for the mailbox.
Glad you are here to share a part of my life. My artwork and designs are such an important part of who I am. So the time has come to display a few of my projects with you.
Yes I am Eccentric and Eclectic. Old Mr Webster defines: ec-cen-tric: adj. 1. Departing from an established pattern, as of behaviour : unconventional. 2. Not at or in the geometric center. 3. Having different centers. (Chocolate or chewy cream) n 1. An odd or unconventional person
ec-lec-tic: adj. Consisting of components from diverse sources or styles.
Say no more. I am there or is that here or arrived ?
My 4 Youngest Favorites
My 4 Youngest Favorites
4 Youngest Grandchildren
Here they are! My 4 younest grandchildren. Nolan, Michael. Mallori and Aaron. Now aren't they the cutest ever? Can you tell Grandma loves em'? They are 15, 14, 13 and 12. I wish I could stop them from growing up anymore-but time does pass and they will be out of their nests before I know it. Nolan and Mallori are brother and sister-Michael and Aaron are brothers.
Isn't she Beautiful? Our granddaughter and her Adam. Prom in June They both graduated high school and are off to college. Grandma is pretty sad that she had to grow up but she is an Awesome girl.
Heaven is for Real-Todd Burpo
The Velveteen Rabbit
The Last Jihad-Joel C Rosenberg
First Light-Bodie & Brock Thoene
Tuesdays with Maurie-Mitch Albom
In His Steps-Charles M Sheldon
Books I've Read 2010
Three Cups of Tea
Eat Pray and Love
Heaven is for Real- Todd Burpo
Books I've Read 2009
Sisterchicks on the Loose-Robin Jones Gunn Fighting the Flying Circus-Capt. Eddie V Rickenbacker Twilight-Stephnie Meyer Malignant Self Love-Narcissim Revisited-Sam Vaknin The Shunning-Beverly Lewis New Moon-Stephenie Meyer Eclipse-Stephenie Meyer Breaking Dawn-Stephenie Meyer Mistaken Identity-Van Ryns and Ceraks The Confession-Beverly Lewis
Books I've Read-2008
At Home in Mitford-Jan Karon A Lght in the Window-Jan Karon These High, Green Hills-Jan Karon Out to Canaan-Jan Karon A New Song-Jan Karon A Common Life: The Wedding Story-Jan Karon In This Mountain-Jan Karon Esther's Gift-Jan Karon Shepherds Abiding-Jan Karon Light from Heaven-Jan Karon Home to Holly Springs-Jan Karon The Red Hat Society Fox's Earth-Anne Rivers Siddons Escape-Carolyn Jessop The Shack-Wm. Paul Young Deadline-Randy Alcorn Brisingr-Christopher Paolini A Dog's Life-Ann M Martin Stolen Innoence-Elissa Wall