Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Yes!!! I still quilt!!! 

This is a quilt I started 7 years ago....hand pieced all the star baskets.  Linda Brannock designed this pattern and I have always loved anything my friend Linda creates.  So I decided it needed to be finished...the border and applique were my way of changing it a bit. 

And if you could send up some prayers for Linda, she is having some health fun at all. 

This weekend I am going to a quilt retreat with my friends at the Lake of the Ozarks....yay!!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Playing in my journal

Love cutting out pictures from magazines and pasting in my journal.  Then I get my pens out and doodle!

Isn't this fun?  First I made the background with an acrylic wash of paints, glued the little face on, then doodled away with my acrylic painter pens. 

The lettering is on scraps from an old book that I had painted the pages in a variety of colors...also her little dresss is made the from scraps.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Exciting news here!!! I have been published in Colleen Schaan's new book Card to Canvas.
I am so thrilled to share space in this beautiful book with a very talented, inspiring team of artists.

If you want to dabble with some mixed media fun, and learn some stamping and cardmaking techniques, then you will want to add this book to your library.  With these technique not only will you make beautiful cards, but you will be able to create canvas wall art.

The 80 page book includes a wide range of product information,step by step illustrated instructions for each technique and 26 beautiful full-color projects (with instructions) that showcase a wide variety of products and techniques.  Some of the topics inclue: mark-making, stamping, and doodling, collage, embossing and adding texture, adding color, faux finishes, and creating backgrounds. 

Here is a sneak peak of MY project....big smile on my face!  I promise you will love the rest of the book which is available in either print or digital formats.  It will be available for purchase from your crafting stores or online bookstores.  You can also order it directly from Annie's at :  Annie's

The team of talented designers include:

I hope you will find this book as inspirational and fun as I do.  I plan to try my hand at some of the other projects soon and will share with you when I do!