Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Alice in Wonderland Art Challenge

Well finally I am a bit ahead of the game and got my Alice challenge done for Lydia's Reveal Art Challenge Blog!!! Whooo Hooo!!

Created on an 8 x 10 artist canvas, I painted it coral. Then using a variety of design papers, a reproduction image of Alice that I digitally colored. some funky paisleys for embellishment and it was just too cool that I had this teacup magnet (Avon) to add a little bit of dimension to this piece. The finally was the trim around the outside edges.

Titled: Just say "NO" to tea parties, I kind of took the approach for Alice based on the song by Jefferson Airplane called "Go Ask Alice" (one pill makes you larger and one pill makes you small)

My apologies on the "not so great" picture.

Thanks for looking


My Studio what a mess!!!

Okay here it is but I am warning you now, this could be harmful to your eyes.
My studio is a huge mess because I really haven't been working in it except to throw something together or dump things into it. I am really hoping to get it back in shape over the next few weeks.

To me it looks a little bit like John and Kays but add a touch of tornado/hurricane and a sprinkle of always in a hurry and maybe a flock of about 50 fluttering Cathy birds and you may come close to understanding what a mess.

I would also like to add that this is absolutely NOT a reflection of my everyday housekeeping skills, in fact I have been told many times that this side of me is the evil inner child to the always extremely Anal Kim when it comes to housekeeping. LOL

View at your own risk
This is the long view 25 x 8 feet

This is sort of my art shrine that includes some of my collection from other artists, but it has become a dumping ground.

My table top, it's actually pretty clean right now LOL 4 x 6 feet

Rubber stamping, painting, staining, hot gluing, rivets, grommets,eyelets hole punching

embellishments, dimensional parts and weird other bits and pieces, you can see I am a little behind in putting stuff away.

Boxes above contain lace, buttons, specialty papers etc. I will take better pics when I get this cleaned up.

Beads Jewelry findings wires and more junk (okay I think I am getting really embarrassed now)

This is the far end of the studio where I do major cutting. You can see my chop cutter and sizzix machine (gosh I love that tool)

I try to keep ahead with cutting and die cutting for my kits, hence those little baggies of precuts on the wall.

Vintage books and more paper

Fibres and trim, and I still never have the right colors for a project.

Card stock and chip board, hmmm looks a little bit bare I think I have to stock up again

I really haven't shown you but half of it all but again I am embarrassed by how messy everything is so I will give you better pics next time.

Cathy, this is such a great and fun topic, I think I will move it to a permanent spot under Link Loo Loos very soon. This way we can all do updates and watch this grow. LOL

In final note, I hope this doesn't change your view of me too much LOL remember I did warn you....


Monday, June 15, 2009

Mini Paper Packets available on Etsy

Mini Paper Packets

This is a fun collection of paper ephemera.

You will find an assortment of vintage image reproductions, ephemera bits, background pieces tickets tags etc.

50 piece assortment for only $3.00

Plus as a bonus, I will include some vintage book pages 6-8 and a few other goodies for a surprise.

At this price, it is a fun way to have variety packets for a collage art day with the gal pals, or pick up a few for gifty envelopes for friends. Send one to a secret sister, a craft buddy or stash them for your own projects. I will drop ship for you with a gift card if you like!

For each one you purchase I will add the book pages and other goodies for each one.

You can purchase these in my Etsy shop called PDAimagesbykim

Kim and Lydia went Garage Sale'n

Yes it was our second weekend in a row going to garage sales.
Lydia has posted pictures of her loot on PDA so I figured I would post the images of my loot here and just link from PDA

A huge collection of doilies. I often add these into my large ephemera kits, it is always so pretty to work with real crochet doilies.

For those of you that are familiar with Pocket Packet Fridays, you know that this is hard to pass up. And that just makes more opportunity to win a pocket packet! This package had around 50 pockets, for $2.00 wow thats alot of cheeks!

Lace trim and more doilies

Two very lovely vintage books, with many antiquarian book art pages. These will be scanned and uploaded to the free images on PDA

Fun colored dominoes, these are going in my personal stash but I think I will add a few to the tin box going to the winner of the Alice in Wonderland art Challenge on Lydia's Reveal Blog.
Deadline to post your entry is June 30th so you still have lots of time.

I couldnt resist this wonderful find. Anyone up for a game of old maid, barrel of Monkeys, bowling or playing store? A great find of faux coins and wooden numbered blocks.

Another steal at $1.00 for this wooden shelf. It stands about 18 inches high. I am going to use it for some very large rubber stamps I have so they are decoratively displayed in my studio.

My prize of the day! I guess I had been deprived in my hippy girl days cuz I didnt have a lava lamp back then.

I was excited to find this because it will match nicely in my livingroom when we are finished renovations and painting. My livingroom is going to be in very bright shades of green with a little bit of burnt sienna and white trim.

I know, I know it sounds super duper ugly but it really looks sharp on the swatches we created.

For a second my hubby did think I finally lost it in my garage sale treasures with this lava lamp but he just raised his eyebrows, shrugged his shoulders and smiled. I think he thought it was pretty cool too. and I dont think he had a Lava lamp either when he was a hippy. LOL

So there you have it, aside from that I found a huge ugly black plastic CD rack for all of my computer cds. Yeah it's kind of ugly but it outta hold everything now and it wont look so bad once it is full. Sorry no pic of that one cuz I forgot.


What an embarrassment

Hi Everyone,

It has been a ong time since I posted to this blog. But I have been busy with college courses, and creating the Paper Digital Art network that I kinda went on Hiatus with this blog.

But on PDA we have links to members blogs and I used mine as an example so I thought it best to revive this blog and try to keep it up to date again.

So there will be several posts today and hopefully many more to follow.

Hugs to all of you out there!