Thursday, January 7, 2010

Valentine RAK for Seniors 1 & 2

I posted a challenge of sorts in the general stamping talk forum over at SCS.

The challenge was to make Valentine's and donate them to seniors' homes. Lots of seniors have no family and are forgotten by society and don't get cards or gifts unless the staff gets them for them. My grandmother is in a home right now and my grandfather spent the last years of his life in a home.
I challenged everyone to make 1000 cards between all of us.

Here are my first two designs. They represent a total of 20 cards for a grand total of 20 cards for the challenge so far.

Card Recipes:
Card #1
Rocco (Stampendous)
Valentine Cube (Sunshine Designs)
Be My Valentine sentiment (unknown)
Valentine Row (Michaels $1.50 stamp)
Swiss Dot CB folder
Dollar Store Ribbon
Watercolour pencils
Card #2
Rocco (Stampendous)
Valentine Cube (Sunshine Designs)
Happy Valentines Day (Hero Arts)
Heart Stamp (CTMH)
Watercolour pencils
If you want to join the challenge leave a comment here and let me know how many cards you have made and a link to your card.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Not Sure If I Like This Or Not

I did this from a very grainy photo of wild turkeys and when I took the photo of the painting I had to crop it closer than I wanted too. Funny thing about this is that when I look at it from across the room I really like it ut when I get close I hate it. The turkey on the left has turned thoroughly to mud.... But I like the snow and the weeds they are standing in. I'm considering doing this over a little larger maybe.... Need to work on the turkeys and see what happens. I may start with the turkeys first this time and then do the background.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

After The Storm

After The Storm (3.5 x 9.5 pastel)

It has been realy blah around here. Cloudy, cold and snowing constanly for the last 5-6 days now. I'm not complaining about the snow. I like it. Alot. But it's put a run on the bird seed in the back yard. The traffic has been busy at the feeders. And not only the birds are hurting.

I looked out this morning and, along with all the usual customers - blue jays, cardinals, chickadees, juncos and sparrows - that clean up after our friendly neighbourhood squirrel, I saw an odd shaped grey-brownish blob sitting in the snow. I did a double take and realised that it was a rabbit. We have one that winters in our yard. The snow must be pretty deep for him to be back at the bird feeder. Guess I'll have to go get some pellets and hay for him.

This little painting was done as en plein air as I get at minus 20 celcius - I was standing at the back window. It's a little corny with the bunny there but I wanted him in because he was what prompted me to do the paining in the first place.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year

I took these pictures on New Year's Day. And I'm a couple of days late in posting them but this is the first chance that I've had to get them up here.

We were plowing the snow out of the driveway and I happened to sort of start packing snow with my hands and realised that it was the perfect conditions to make a snow man. I wanted one by the house and one by the road. So I actually made 2 of them. The noses are pieces of slider from my boyfriend's skidoo and the eyes and buttons are golfballs covered in electrical tape. The branches are just good old fashioned branches from the forest across the road.

I love that the one by the road is there to greet me when I come home and same with the one here by the house.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

PTI WCMD India Challenge

This was for the PTI WCMD India challenge - to be inspired by all the bling.

The stamp set I used made me think of henna tattoos and the owl stamp

just fit so nicely with the flower that I had to use both. I put bling (swaroski crystals) on the owl, the flower and the branc as well as on the background.

PTI WCMD Mexico Challenge

This is for the PTI WCMD Mexico challenge and I was inspired but all the lovely pottery I saw. The liszards asa well as the sun and moon images.
This card got a little crazier than I intended.

WCMD Australia Challenge

This is for the PTI Australia Challenge for WCMD - to use dots. I was also inspired by the silhouettes and the spraying and sprayed glimmer mist over a screen and then added the dots.

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