"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." -Thomas Merton

Monday, May 25, 2015

As I was organizing my stash of stamps,
I came across a little stash of odds and ends and
snips of fabric with metallic embroidery, beads and sequins.
The snips are small but are very inspiring.

Above is a close up of the inspiring fabric.

Oh, don't I wish a had a larger piece of the ornate fabric.
The above sketch from Scrap Club was the basis of my composition.  The sketch
challenge ended on May 19th.  Too late to enter this page, but never too late
to post on my blog.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Heaven Sent

The trilogy is complete with this last photo.
I love the control you get when using inks and a sponge applicator
over a stencil.  A layout can be completed quickly with just
some stamping and stencil work.

I used my new Fiskar feather punch to create the sweet little feathers above. I wanted something light and lacy to insert under the photo and achieved that with some velum paper, a flower punch, and some silver colored Liquid Pearls to trace around the shape of the petals.
I finally used my LaBlanche scissor stamp!  Here you can see it under the flowers on top of the stencil work placed on the photo. I adore the ornate portion of the scissors, and hope to use it in a different way on a future project.
All chipboard is from Blue Fern Studios.
Thank you for looking.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Second in a Trilogy -- "Even Angels Have Bad Hair Days"

You betcha!
Organizing those stamps really put me in the mood
to create again.

The stamping rendered a digi-like appearance.

Used the material from a cereal box to create the angel wing and then added
some tissue paper and glued it down to create texture and dimension.

I have more photo taken on the same day of this little Angel to create
a trilogy for this subject matter.....just hope the inspiration stays with me
to get the third one finished.
Thanks for visiting.

Angel on Duty

A creative slump
inspired me to
organize my collection of  stamps
which lead me
to create
Angel on Duty.

An old favorite Stampington Button & Lace Stamp
adds an interesting texture with some threaded details.

I had forgotten just how versatile this stamp is
and it's so exquisite too.
Here's a picture of the wood stamp and the item number is S7113, Buttons & Lace, in
case you'd like one of your own.

Thanks for stopping by....