Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Thank you for Barbara

I made this piece for Barbara Winslow as a Thank you for the beautiful necklace I won. This is 3 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches. I usually make ATC's but I didn't want to cut this photo down and decided to make a hanging piece. Hope she likes it!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Ophelia's Adornments

Hey everyone!
I wanted to share what I won from Barbara at her Gypsy House Designs blog!
Isn't it Beautiful!!! I love the colors and the thickness of it. You can sort of see how thick in the photo. She has such beautiful designs. If you want to see more of her work you can pop over to her shop at . You can also see what's new at her blog.

Friday, October 7, 2011

September/October ATC Swap

I made these today for my ATC swap group at Creative Souls. They were both images of statues that I colored with chalks and copic markers. The hydrangeas were scans I did of real ones then cut out and dry embossed to make them look more real. I layered all of the pieces with foam mounting tape.
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

Photoshop Crazy!

Well I have been playing with my photoshop all day! I have had it for two years and just now started using it for more than enhancing photos. It is way too much fun!

Little Venita Photoshopped

I just loaded a bunch of brushes to my Photoshop Elements and tried them out on the photo I recently posted. This is my second attempt at doing this and am now totally hooked! Feel free to grab the image if you like!
Have a nice day!!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Gladys Cooper ATC's

I held an open theme ATC swap on Creative souls this month. I had two partners so I made both cards with Gladys Cooper images. The top image I colored with chalks, copic markers, Faber Castle markers and prismacolor pens. I also stamped the background with a distress ink and added a black paper flower with a watch part to her hair.
The second image I use alot of brown and copper colors. Stamped the background again with the distress ink. I stamped the wing on copper colored c/s with versamark and embossed with Judikins sicky stuff embossing powder. Then I added Nutmeg art glitter. I also added diamond glaze to the edges of the card, her dress and wings. I added a feather behind her wing as well. This one is three layers thick.
I hope you are having a great day!!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Little Venita

Hi Everyone!
I just wanted to leave this cute little photo for you to use in your artwork.
Right now I am busy making Christmas display boards for work and hope to be back soon with some new projects.
Have a great day!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Penny Black Rubber Stamp Auctions

Hi Everyone. Just wanted to let you know I am downsizing my stamps a little! I have so many after nine years of working for Penny Black that I have to make some room. I have started the listings at .99 so if you are interested in any of these my ebay link is on this page below on the right.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Lina Cavalieri ATC's

Here are a couple of ATC's I made using the same vintage photo of Lina Cavalieri. I use her images alot. On the first photo I transfered her onto packing tape and then glued her down over a rust image but only in certain spots because the glue was making her vanish. (happy accident?)
The second photo I used a versamark pen and colored all around her body then embossed with clear untill the powder had just about disappeared. This makes the paper see through so you could see the advertising behind.
Hope you have a great Day!

Monday, August 15, 2011

I am back from vacation. It was alot of fun but I have a ton of display boards to make and no time to play so I thought I would share this ATC I made a while back. The scrolls in the background were stamped on a photo with versamark and then dusted with interference blue pearl-ex powder. The wings were clip art that I cut out and added glitter to. There is foam tape behind the girl for dimension. I made the crown. The flowers are punches that I painted glittered and shaped. I also added rhinestones and wire. I painted pearl-ex pallette paint on her dress as well. She was so fun to make. I haven't made any like this in a while. When I am done working will have to make more!
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Cemetery Angel ATC

This is an ATC I made quite a while ago. I don't remember putting it on my blog so I thought I would share. I have been busy going to family and class ruinions and tomorrow I am going to the coast. Hopefully when I get back I will be refreshed and ready to start some new projects. Hope you are having a great summer!

Monday, July 25, 2011


I made these pins to sell in my booth at the mall. I saw some online and decided I had to make them! I tried to make some of them look like perfume bottles. I went to Michaels and found this wood box. It had dividers that I tore out then I made the panel they are on with a heavy poster board and velvet paper. I added a lock to the side and a hanger on the back.
I hope that they sell but if not, I will have plenty to use for my crafts!
Have a great day!!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

My Newest Engraving Find!

I went to a new antique store yesterday while I was killing some time and found this Fred Millar colored engraving for a steal! I love the petina on the frame and it is my first colored engraving which was cool. It even came with its very own dead spider! Is that exciting or what? I have scanned the print for you to use in your artwork if you like. I hope you have a beautiful day!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Little Laura

Isn't she cute? I wish I could read the date. On the back it faintly sais April 1662 but I know that can't be right! Anyways I thought you would like her. Feel free to use her for your art! Have a great day!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Butterfly Effect

I made this butterfly for the Butterfly Effect Project.

The Butterfly Project mandate is to remember the 1,500,000 innocent children who perished as a result of the Holocaust by collecting 1.5 million handmade butterflies.

If you would like to find out more about this project click here.

Time is running out to send your butterflies so hurry over. I think this is an amazing project. I think you will too.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Another Trolley stop Antique image

Here is another photo I bought at the Trolley Stop Antique store in Jacksonville, OR.
I thought it was a pretty coll photo. Feel free to use it in your artwork. \
Happy 4th of July weekend!

Friday, July 1, 2011


I picked this photo up today at a neat little antique store in Jacksonville, OR. I think it was called Trolley Stop Antiques? I thought this was the funniest picture. I think my Mom has quite a few pictures of me doing the same thing! I hate my picture being taken. (yuck!!!)
Anyways I wanted to share. Feel free to grab the image and use it in your artwork. Have a great day!!!!



I had decided to draw one more name for a little extra prize!
The second winner is .....

Thank you so much everyone for entering and for visiting my little blog!
It is after midnight so I will contact you when I get up ladies, if you don't contact me first.
Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Only eight more days to enter my giveaway! Please click here to enter!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


I bought this ballerina sculpture on Sunday. It was $8. It had some really ugly plastic white rhinestones with glue all over them. I pulled them all out and added swarovski's. I was going to use her for a display to hang jewelry on in my booth but I might keep her here on my desk!
I hope you are having a nice day!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Young Girl ATC Pencil Drawing

Some late night drawing practice. Not bad for just drawing from my head. I need to work on necks and shoulders! Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, June 16, 2011


(I added some more!)

I can't believe that so many have come to see my little blog! As a thank you I am having this giveaway. You don't need to do anything but leave a comment. That's it. If you want to follow my blog that is up to you.
The flat rate box I have is only half full so I am gonna have some more surprises added in later.

You will have untill the 30th of June to leave a comment. I will be drawing  a winner on July 1st.
Please make sure you leave a way for me to contact you. If I can't or you don't contact me within 5 days of the giveaway I will pass it on to another person.

Thanks again and good luck!!!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Vintage Statue Poscards

I found these online and cannot wait to make something with them. I think they are so beautiful. Feel free to use them for your artwork. If you make anything fun with them send me a link! I would love to see.
Have a great Day!
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