have fun shopping sistahs
15% sale applies to all ON SALE items too!
have fun shopping sistahs
15% sale applies to all ON SALE items too!
Aside from stamping.. I love painting, and COLLAGE… oh how I love collage. There is nothing more catharctic than finding just the right piece to fit in just the right place… the thought involved, the colour… the cutting. I really love it. if you haven’t tried your hand at collage , I highly recommend it! From magazines, to vintage ephemera, the process for me is still the same. When I am surrounded with my scraps, I am the happiest .. You can even stamp papers and incorporate that into your collage. Hopefully I will get my act together and create a video for you to see what my bliss is..LOL
So in case you have not noticed, I have put a new tab to the left called “original artwork”.. After much convincing by my supporters, I have decided to post some of my artwork for sale. Please don’t get me wrong.. I don’t want to sell any of it..LOL but on the other side of the coin, I would love to share my joy with others.. and have something that I touched that made me so very happy creating and have someone else enjoy it just as much as I did creating it
I have posted 2 framed collages I have made.. all from vintage ephemera.. all one of a kind, made and signed by me .. A cluster of these on a wall would look phenom…
and “THIS SIDE UP”
anyway just thought I would share, and will be uploading more as the days pass
Also have met the most amazing illustrator on this planet.. I have never been as excited for a release as this one.. I CANNOT WAIT.. will keep you posted on some dates!
Mwah to da sistahs who like to get “sticky” with collage
Hiya sistahs! Long time no speak! Well, I am slowly seeing the light and trying to grab stolen moments to get back into the blog, and creating without paint LOL
would love to see your creations too!
So I took our LIFE IS GOOD stamp by Diane Duda.. I just LOVE this stamp.. makes me happy and sometimes we all need a little reminder
First I got a new AGENDA/PLANNER.. don’t roll your eyes ok? I LOOOVE this one so much and will get into a post on that one too.. but to give you a little taste, you can look at it here.. it’s called THE SUCCESS CHOICE.. LOVE. but more on that later n’k?
I wanted to create a first page in there that would just remind me of the simple things.. of how life IS good and to keep remembering that. So every time I open my binder.. this is what I see I can collage on it, I can write notes on it.. or I can just leave it as is and let it do it’s work and relate it’s message to me
Then I took it a bit further and decided to dabble with what I would give my kid’s teachers this year as gifts.. and I thought little note cards would be so perfect! We can decorate with our stash of washi tape.. we can go to the dollar store and buy a cute binder clip and clip them together… add envelopes.. no envelopes..whatever tickles your fancy . What I also love to do is use parts of the image.. you don’t need the whole thing stamped.. or stamp different angles or portions of the stamp to make a cute little set!
Here’s a closeup of the coloured image… and next I will show you what tools I used ready?
Fun no? Do you like these types of posts? I can do more ya know.. just let me know!
Also don’t forget about BELLARIFIC FRIDAY TOMORROW! Hope to see your creations!
Oh and I couldn’t resist this little funny.. My friend sent it to me this morning and I thought I would share
and Mwah to da sistahs who NEED to go BUY art supplies now
Hiya sistahs! Hope you had a great week.. I am just trudging along.. working.. painting.. organizing.. hmph. It’s a lethal combo I tell ya!
So I am skipping AJ toosday this week but it’s back on next week as a “FREE FOR ALL”.. so you can submit anything at all.. just make it colourful to cheer me up n’k?
This is the latest piece I have been working on.. and by popular demand, I will be starting a section on this website for my artwork for sale.. although I cannot part with any of them.. just sayin’. there are many many layers here.. paint, collage, more paint, penwork.. and more paint etc.. she was an absolute joy to work on.. and there is another one coming very soon
oh and I wanted to mention too that our very own PAULABELLA has FINALLY opened an etsy shop!! you can find her gorgeous work here
And now let’s see some CARDS from our babes they have posted lately.. Honestly I am so blessed to have such a great design team
Are these not STUNNING? They make me soooo happy hope they make you happy too!
Don’t forget bellarific friday tomorrow.. place a comment on last week’s post for a chance at 10$ in buckeroonis!
Also, dont’ forget to post your cards on facebook too and LIKE us if you haven’t yet! I am always scouring and will share yours too
mwah to da sistahs who bear with my lack of blogging
I have to share it with you..
the voices are SO delicious.. and the lip synching is PERFECTION.
and the words are so JOOCY.. like “BANK ROBBAH”.. LOL .. Tyler and I are saying it to each other now.. um at least 1000 times..LOL
Enjoy.. I’m off to watch more..
mwah to all da
let me know if he inspires you as much as he does me. Search OLIVER JEFFERS in pinterest… I promise you won’t regret it
mwah to da sistahs who think he’s cute too
and I wanted to thank all da sistahs for DA overwhelming response to our purge-athon..LOL.. crazy! so thank you
I was commissioned last week to make a painting for a little girls room.. I thought I would share it here.. I LOVE it and my Jayden was extremely irritated that I sold it ..LOL . I then told her the story about the shoemaker and his lack of shoes. She refused to “get it”..LOL.. so now I am painting for her.
here it is and upon delivery, I was advised I had to make 2 more for her wall..LOL So I am very busy! One of my goals this year is to get my artwork “out there”… to share my passion with others and perhaps sell a piece or two even though I can’t part with any of them..LOL. The demand is there so of course my friends and my husband are pushing me to have the courage
So this piece is definitely mixed media.. modeling paste, vintage wallpaper, acrylics, vintage children’s dictionary contents, pencils, pens.. the kitchen sink..LOL. The picture does not do this justice but at least it gives a little idea
As soon as she got home, I got a picture of where the picture was placed.. with a little note saying we need 2 more..LOL
Another thing I wanted to share was a colouring tutorial by Elaineabella! It’s on splitcoast and you can find it HERE. She is using MATILDA ON HER SWING and it is so amazing of her to take so much time for this Hope you like it! you can find it here. If you go, just leave a message for us in there showing us that you were there n’k?
Tomorrow is AJ TOOSDAY.. don’t forget your entry and to post a comment on BELLARIFIC FRIDAY’s post below this one for a chance to win $10 in bella buckeroonis!
Mwah to da sistah’s who like a Monday post
and BABY it’s COLLLD outside… does it make sense that my BONES feel cold? hmph.
I decided because of the weather that we should at least FEEL warm and snuggly inside.. so let’s see some inspiration shall we?
Here are more entries from our SPLITCOAST challenge and a winnah! Get your cuppa joe and chill..LOL I mean REHEAT. (I kill me with my “kneesmackers”
Again the theme was A PICTURE IS A THOUSAND WORDS(no sentiment required)
amazing second batch of inspiration sistahs!
Elaineabella has already chosen a winnah… DRUMROLLLLLL PLEASEEEEEEEE
KATHI R! You Win!!! Please email me and I will send you your $20 vouchah!
and now for the next theme?
the theme is LOVEY DOVEY.. and you can find all the details HERE
just to tease you.. and tempt you…
here’s Elaineabella’s UPTOWN COUPLE EMILY AND RYAN in a lovey dovey card
soooo? you gonna participate???? Lots of stuff to do sistahs… Bellarific Friday sketch this week and the SCS challenge! If you participate I will feature your card here
mwah to da sistahs who need a little kick and shove to start creating! LOL
We have created a brand new “BLINKIE”.. It’s stunning if I do say so myself.. makes me all warm and fuzzy
take a looky at it on the bottom left of the screen.
no not there.
a little lower…
YA RIGHT THERE! With da butterfly flying! LOL. If you read my blog and have a blog, would LOVE for you to share the love
It doesnt take much to make me excited obviously. hmph.
Now just to let you know that AJ TOOSDAY will be back in full swing next week! The theme is anything goes so splash, mark, paint, drip, tear, stick to your hearts content. Let it out sistahs!
If you have sent me an entry already, please email me the entry again if you don’t mind !
Here is one wood panel I have been working on.. just to inspire you a little
Mwah to da sistahs who love inspiration.. oh and blinkies
And I will leave you with one of my most FAVORITEST songs of all time… I heard it in the car while I was doing one of my daily drives for one of my children and was singing it at the top of my lungs!
What’s your favorite song?? I need some new ones on my playlist!
Hiya sistahs! I am typing under a ton of orders.. we are trying to get everything out ASAP!! so please bear with us
Now for some inspiration…
We have our bellaTASTIC challenge over at Splitcoast and hoping you will join us. We have GORGEOUS entries so far which I will share with you just to motivate you too! The winnah will receive $20 in bella bucks to spend.. how’s DAT for motivation?
this challenge is called “A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS”… NO sentiment.. let the image do the talking!
Let’s look at some entries shall we?
How fun are these??? i KNEW you would love them
If you would like info on this challenge you can just click here and go to our forum
Don’t forget Bellarific Friday this Friday using this inspiration sketch