Treasure in the Cellar

It pays to poke around your basement occassionally... tucked away behind some old paint cans and canning jars was a roll of embossed wallpaper from a long-ago project. I painted large pieces with grey paint that contains iron particles and then covered that with a rusting solution. I love the colors that appeared!
The rest of this 5 x 7 piece is text from an old French dictionary, a daguerrotype image and old butons...

Weekly Challenge

This week's theme challenge for the Art Deck is "Maps". This is a 5 x 7 collage of paper, transparencies and text.


A little laugh... Altered CDV's

Ace of Clubs

Just finished my card for the art deck... this week's challenge was to use the first letter of your name.


An Arty-choke

"These things are just plain annoying. After all the trouble you go to, you get about as much actual "food" out of eating an artichoke as you would from licking 30 or 40 postage stamps. Have the shrimp cocktail instead." Miss Piggy

Played with watercolors (Twinkling H2O's) today. I had to do a page for an accordian book that is being hosted by Hope C. - the theme is "art". Couldn't resist being a bit silly :0)


Queen and King of Hearts

New cards for the art deck (all of which from the participating members can be seen here ). The theme for the Queen of Hearts is "Alice in Wonderland" (of course!) and "Windows" is the theme for the King of Hearts. Went a little 3-D on that one with raised elements (roof and direction signs) and opening windows. And now I am finally caught up to date! Yay!!


Procrastination Payoff

I have been working on this altered book for more time than I care to admit. It has been sitting on my shelf, awaiting that "final touch", so that I could finally declare it "finished". Now I realize that elusive concept of "finished" will never visit my studio! So today I added an old French postcard and pocket and know that I will always be searching for that final perfect touch.



After way too long away from the studio, I finally had a chance to finish these frames for a Paris-themed frame swap. Paper collaged wooden frames wih stamped button embellishment and copper tape edging.
Have a fabulous weekend, all!


An Egg A Day...

Berkshire Reverie