Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Artist Trading Card Ornaments

I love handmade Christmas ornaments. These were made for a swap, create ornaments in an artist trading card size (3.5x2.5inches). I wanted to make each one different, they have German paper scrap and little holly berries on the top. The images came from Ten Two Studios and the Tuscan Rose. I can't wait to get my returns.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Give Thanks 4x4

This week is Thanksgiving and I have many, things to be thankful about. Friends, family, jobs and time to make art. I made this 4x4 using image from Ten Two Studios faux stamps. It is from the "Winterhalter" sheet.  It has a bit of vellum across the front to create a little interest.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

4x6 Maxi card - Theme teapots

This is my second card for the Maxi card swap at Illustrated ATCs. The requirements were to use a postage stamp incorporated into your art or relevant to the stamp. 

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Christmas Microscope Ornaments

 These ornaments were made from microscope slides. I soldered two slides together with the images inside.  I used "Angels and Madonna's Standard Domino" sheet from Ten Two Studios. They are a little shorter than the slides, which gives you room to see a background, add lettering, or some German paper scape.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Green Domino Necklace

This necklace is made from a domino piece and left over beads from other projects.

I used alcohol inks in green and gold for the background. I found a lovely girl on Ten Two Studios "Deco Standard Domino" sheet. I did tear a little away so you can see the background.

I then applied some German scrap border to the edge of the domino. The top has a large long bead that was glued down for the string to go through. Lastly I applied some rub on gold to color the top bead and some extra highlights.

Rather than bead a necklace, I hand tied beads randomly spaced. It uses beads and pieces that would just lie around forever. It also makes for a very interesting look.