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Monday, September 26, 2011

Choose to Shine

   I fell off the blogging-planet for a few weeks due to something sad and then something "most inconvenient" happening.  I think we have life sorted out a bit now and are back to normal day-to-day again.
   I had hoped I would be at my 100th post and blog candy give-a-way by now, but that will probably be another month away until I get back to regular posts.
   My MOJO had escaped for awhile to since I lost my stamping room Muse, Trevor, to diabetes around Labor Day weekend.  When I found myself wanting to be creative I could only slop paints and inks around a bit and went off in a collage direction for a bit.  I've actually made four pieces and created lots of backgrounds on canvas and in art journals.

   My offering today is an Art Journal piece I made yesterday using Dylusion paints and inks and collage pieces from TumbleFish studios.  The stamped words are from Dyan Reaveley also.
   I hope to be back soon with a whimsical piece I did on Saturday and some of the canvases I completed about two weeks ago along the "She Art" lines.
   Thanks for coming by!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

SHE Was A Girly-Girl!

   OK - what can I say but I am hooked on "She Art" at the moment!  I've been needing to work on some cards and a challenge this week, but I am guilty as charged and messing about creating different background canvases when I get home.
   Oh well - it's important to do what makes you happy, right?!  
   The idea for her came together quickly after I prepped the canvas with a tissue napkin I had that had lipsticks all over it.  I sprayed various mists in pinks and light reds on top.  Then I started planning her outfit and putting on rub-ons.  I used the Pitt Artist pens for her hair.  Her lace collar was creamy vintage and I dyed it with Distress Reinkers from Ranger-- I started with Milled Lavendar but then changed it to Tattered Rose.
   I usually finish the last coat of decoupage with a matte look, but I had a small bottle of Mod Podge Sparkle finish which is available from Simon Says Stamp.  
   And somehow for THIS Girly-Girl it just seemed the right way to finish!
    Thanks for stopping by!
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