Saturday, July 31, 2010

Crafty Blogger Blurbs


Eileen - The Artful Crafter
Learn how to make an angelic mini quilted wall hanging.  

 Mixed Media Artist
Try using your favorite poem as a starting point for your mixed media art!

 Crafty Princess Diaries
Tammy shows you her latest charity crafting project, some crochet washcloths for the Global Knit Haitian Relief Project.
Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi has a Claudine Hellmuth tutorial to share this week!
Alexa Westerfield a.k.a. Swelldesigner
Make a statement with your own customized photo box purse – Swelldesigner shows you how!

About Family Crafts
Learn how you can preserve your summer blooms by pressing, drying, or pounding your flowers.


Artistic Inspirations to help you create!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

For the Birds Videos


 In keeping with my previous post of Christmas in July here's a couple of videos showing how to create your own Tic-Tac-Toe board to give as a gift or to resale in a holiday boutique. 
For the Birds Tic Tac Toe Board Video

For The Birds Creating Markers Video

Enter to win the above Tic-Tac-Toe board

Artistic Inspirations to help you create!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Christmas in July

  Hey did that title get your attention? I thought I'd share what I'm working on....since the holidays will be here before we know it! Yes, I know it doesn't seem like it, but you all know it happens faster then a blinking twinkle light!  So I'm trying to get a head start on projects know that old saying....the road is paved with good intentions! ;-)
 Here's a new mini sketchbook I've added to other ones I've created (see previous posts HERE).  These make great gifts to give or to create and sell if your participating in a holiday boutique.

 Here's a new whimsical drawings for Halloween I've started.  I don't usually show a before picture, but I thought it might be fun for you to see the transformation as I erase get her just right for me to color.  Again, I'm trying to get a jump on the holidays.

Lastly, here's a canvas I'm still working on.  It started out with a paper napkin background and I've since added several layers of glaze and paint and will add several more layers, I'm sure, before I'm finished. This will probably be either a Christmas gift or a piece for resale for the holidays.

Maybe this will inspire you 
to start thinking of gift 
ideas now and you too can 
get a jump on things.

 So there you have
Artistic Inspirations to help you create!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Calendar Grlz July 2010

I feel like I haven't done much art 
lately, but I did manage to get some 
art journal pages finished this month.

Since the round robin I'm in didn't have quite enough people we get to see and work in our calendars midway through the RR. It's has been fun to see what others have done before I send it back off for round 2.
 Water Soluble pastels 
and Color Mists

 Pen and watercolor

Magazine Packing Tape Transfers

Click Here to view my previous pages. 

Have you done any art lately? 
I'd love to see it, leave me a comment 
with your link to it :-)

Artistic Inspirations to help you create!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Crafty Blogger Blurbs

Now is the perfect time to get a jump start on your holiday crafting. Discover how you can make a fun and unique holiday gift for everyone on your list this year. 

Carmi's Art/Life World
Inspired by an antique find Carmi creates a new piece of wall decor.

Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world
Craftside's giving away 2 copies of the new book Sew Retro along with a whole bunch of beautiful fabric from the on-line store Sew L.A., a no-pattern tutorial on how to make a triangle tank top, a free Hennya (devil mask) print download, a how-to on drawing an eyeball and wings and our schedule for Make and Takes at CHA Supershow in booth 324.

Crafty Princess Diaries
It's baccckkkk! Tammy is working again on her new jewelry book doing some last minute tweaking before it goes to press.  

Eileen - The Artful Crafter
The Artful Crafter's motto is "Helping Crafters to Be". To turn a phrase, today we have "The Artful Crafter – and Cyndi – Helping Crafters to Be-ad".

Margot Potter The Impatient Crafter
Kathy Peterson has a new line of Adirondack chairs and five fabulous designers have been challenged to decorate them!

Mixed Media Artist
Cyndi has 4 books to give away this summer on crafting with tin! Book #2, "Tinwork" is up for grabs this week...come leave you comment and you may win!


Artistic Inspirations to help you create!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Pictures of the Day 7-23-10



 Velveteen Rabbit

 Pink Piglets

Artistic Inspirations to help you create!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Teesha Moore Inspired Fabric Panels


 I cannot believe I started these fabric pillow panels way back in May for a swap.  I just now finished them finally...I had like 4 more to do plus some embellishing but I just kept putting it off...not sure why since I really enjoyed doing all the hand sewing on them.   The swap was inspired by some Teesha Moore videos.  She recently posted a cool purse using the fabric panels HERE.  I love this idea so who knows maybe this is what I'll do with mine I haven't quite decided yet.

Artistic Inspirations to help you create!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Altered Embellishments Video

 If your anything like me you have a lot of embellishments hanging around. I try real hard any more to use up what I have. One of the ways I do this is  by altering my embellishments to fit the project I'm working on, instead of buying something new and only using some of it. Check out my quickie Altered  Embellishment video to get some ideas.

Artistic Inspirations to help you create!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Baby it's Hot!


I'm not sure where my art muse went but  
I think she flew the coop with all this heat!  
If you see her please send her home I'm in need of her!

Artistic Inspirations to help you create!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Crafty Blogger Blurbs


 Crafty Princess Diaries
Tammy is crocheting squares and totally missing her old yarn connection!

 Eileen - The Artful Crafter
Here are some more ideas from Eileen for decorating canvas tote bags.
Mixed Media Artist
Cyndi has a copy of "The Fine Art of the Tin Can" to give away! Pop on over and sign up to win!

Stefanie Girard's Sweater Surgery
See how I used the stitch doodle technique from The Big-Ass book of Home Decor to embellish a skirt with a jackalope.
The Crochet Dude
Drew unveils the July purse from his Purse Pattern of the Month club. And it looks like there is still room to sign up!!
Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world
Craftside announces the new along with a chance to win a copy of 1,000 Poses in Fashion, there is also a tutorial on how to make a rubber stamp out of a garden kneeling cushion, and a couple of quilt border ideas.
Cathie Filian
Surf's up and Cathie has a step-by-step tutorial on how to make a beach towel roll up. It even has a secret pocket!
Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi creates some glamorous shaker cards with her sewing supplies.
Sherri has fond memories of making and playing with paper dolls when she was young. Perhaps that is why she was so excited to create these printable paper dolls.

Artistic Inspirations to help you create!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Pictures of the Day 7-15-10

 Breaking Dawn

 Prickly Situation

 Blurred Reality

Artistic Inspirations to help you create!