Sunday, December 29, 2013

Anything Goes Tag Along

Ha! What fun at the Tag Along challenge ... Here is my tag taking inspiration from a Trader Joe's shopping bag. I made the tag to accompany the gifts inside ...

Here is a larger view to see the shopping bag.

Anything Goes Sunday Postcard

For this week's theme "Anything Goes" of the Sunday Postcard challenge I'm showing a New Year/Year of the Horse themed card I've been working on. I just got this horse stamp from Etsy and added it to a recent inspiration from a Trader Joe's shopping bag ... Viola. Happy New Year!

Here is a tag I made hanging against the Trader Joe's shopping bag inspiration ... Pretty, eh (the shopping bag I mean)? 

I bought the stamp from Pictureshow at Etsy.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Milwaukee ATC live trade & potluck

I embarked out on one of my first art adventures without my dog Snooky by attending my first live ATC trade.

 I had so much fun I forgot to take photos.

When I got home I had to show Snooky the cool ATC's I'd gotten. He asked a lot of questions about each of them ...

There was also a white elephant exchange and here are a few of the cool things I came home with ...

Cool ephemera, little boxes, half of a Vietnamese dictionary. Fun stuff you'll probably see in my art very soon. 

I had so much fun! Thank you to everyone at the potluck for being so friendly and welcoming to me. 

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Winter Wildlife

I'm loving all the foxes that are popular this season and found this great little stamp.

For the challenge: Sunday postcard

What does the fox say

Friday, December 6, 2013

Sunday Postcard Advent

I have a lot of international mailart friends who I want to send a holiday greeting to. I put together a number of similar but different holiday themed but not overly typical cards. 

Collage, rubber stamping, marker and some paint. Voila! Happy Holidays.

I also made this for the Sunday Postcard group - theme: Advent.

Stampotique challenge anything goes

Stampotique design challenge for December is anything goes ... here's what I've got. A tage with a few stamps ... birds, Tim Holtz birch leaf, the dots.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Tag Along #14 Hearts

I adore making art tags - they're sort of like artist trading cards but larger and often include a ribbon or tie. I just discovered this tag along challenge blog by Mandy Chilvers. I'm so excited to participate in the challenges and share the tags I make.

My first involvement is challenge Tag Along # 14 Hearts

An inset of the above

Collage, paint, rubber stamping, heart shaped die cuts, some bling. I love making these and this will make a great gift tag.

With some of the left over supplies and inspiration ... I made another tag.