I seen these on the Artistcellar blog and thought of my friend Elizabeth so I’m doing a post because I know she’ll see it and this scrappy fabric is right up her alley 🙂
You can read more about how these tags were made on the Artistcellar blog HERE
I decided that the birds needed more playtime… I like the page just as it is, at first I thought it might need a quote or something, but the more I looked at it I thought it looked perfect now words needed.
You can purchase the Dina Wakley birds and many other artful goodies at ALLEYSTAMP, the birds are out of stock at the moment but she should have more in stock sometime during the coming week. Don’t be shy about contacting her if you have any questions.
I have been in love with Dina Wakely’s bird stamps for quite a bit now, kept telling myself no, no, no… Well as you can see I did not listen to myself.
I don’t know what it is about these birds that just scream to be played with. And I have had so much fun doing just that… I want to make it known that playing with these birds would not have been possible if not for my friend Janine from Alleystamp on etsy, she has been quite the enabler lately… And she does it so well, as the Dina Wakely quote stamps were also purchased from her as well 😉 So I dedicate these tags to her.
I foresee lots of art using these little beauties. And I’m waiting for a knock on my door from a certain friend who is going to try and take custody of them as well 😉
A few months back Marjie Kemper’s Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge #7 reached out and grabbed me I found the perfect picture frame, grabbed up my metallic tape (I just love that stuff) borrowed all my friend Boo’s embossing folders and set about having fun.
I finished this frame weeks ago, actually I made two. I hadn’t decided what to do with them, both of them were just sitting there waiting for the inspiration of what to put into it. Well that day finally came. This past weekend Plaza Art had their annual Hands On Creativity weekend and I got to play with the new Pebeo paints using a mini gesso board sample as my canvas (I wish I could have made a larger one) But size aside (no comments from the peanut gallery) I started by just adding blobs of different colors on my canvas stirred it together added more color stirred some more until I was happy with my look, since we live in Clarksville and Plaza is in Nashville, I had to take it home with me instead of leaving it to dry and picking it up the next day so we dumped it on a paper plate and prayed the whole way home, besides a bit of drimpi9ng on the sides it made it home safely and in one piece.
Again I had another piece of art I wasn’t sure what to do with, until I looked up and seen the picture frame and being the genius that I am came up with an idea.
Here is the picture frame I made. You can find the details on how I made this on Marjie Kemper’s Blog HERE.
This is what my art looked like before I stamped it. I could have done a design using the liner paint, but I have to tell you some of my favorite actually most of my favorite pieces of art are playful messes.
After Adding on of my Favorite Tim Holtz stamps.
I sprayed it with a clear coat, because I can’t use glass in the frame I wanted to protect it.
I used a flash on the first picture, that is the reason for the more vibrant bright color on the first picture.
For my fellow Recycle artists, the background isn’t metal tape, it is actually the inside of a Vick’s Puffs Kleenex box. I never throw them away, and this worked out perfect as I don’t have the lines from the tape. Think twice before you throw things away sometimes it makes the perfect piece of art later on.
HAVE A GREAT DAY!
Hope you enjoyed and maybe mine will inspire you as Marjie’s inspired me 🙂
I’ve been a bit out of it again, I seem to switch from being into my art and then either sleeping all day or reading, sleeping all day often wins out. I can only tell you depression sucks, I’m not sure if it is a good thing I recognize it for what it is or not but… It is what is.
I spent five days working on this journal page three of those days cutting words from magazines – the idea came from a journal page I seen on on the internet crack site (AKA Pinterest) I only seen the page quickly because as soon as I glimpsed it the idea for my journal page came into my mind and I wanted it to be as much mine as it could be. I am happy with the end result and you’ll see my own handwriting in this one, I REALLY hate my own handwriting, but I’ve been trying to put a bit more of it in my journals… ONLY A BIT 😉