Archive for January, 2009

Castles In the Air…

"Castles in the Air"
“Your Work Need Not Be Lost”

Quote adapted from Henry David Thoreau.

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is
where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
~Henry David Thoreau

For the Altered Art Group January 2009 challenge: “Favourite Poets”


Base of chipboard and one layer of plain white cardstock. I blended chalks at the bottom and right edges, then cut a piece of cardstock from the “Old World” stack, slightly smaller than the ATC, to layer over that. I dotted the chalked edges with pearl sage-green fabric paint.

Next I cut a 3″X3″ piece of cardstock and dyed it with Adirondacks: Cranberry, Meadow, and Butterscotch. I stamped it with black ink and a sand castle stamp and tore the edges around the castle form. Then I rubbed the torn edges in gold ink.

Tim Holtz crackle paint on the left and top edges of the ATC. When this had dried, I painted it up with Stewart Gill Byzantia paints (Cardinale and Cerisanctum), edging that with a Krylon gold-leafing pen. I then attached the sand castle, and stamped and embossed the lettering.

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Birthday Card

Birthday card. Completed yesterday.

BDC The Card


I used my glue embossing technique for the hummingbird:
BDC Glue Emboss-Work


Art institute glitter for the polka dots:
BDC Glitter Spots


Stewart Gill Byzantia paints over Tim Holtz Crackle Paint for the lower-right corner. I ran out of bubble-wrap and had to use my finger for the gold ink and glitter spots around the text:
BDC Crackle Paint and Stewart Gill Paint


Some new kitty pics! It’s been so long since I posted any…

Here is one of Elijah. He got to come downstairs for a little while since Ethan was put up and couldn’t bug him. Joe cornered Elijah a few times, but other than that, it went pretty well. : )
Elijah3

And Willow dear, in the bedroom. : )
Willow2

And one of Morgan. She’s been giving us some trouble going into the kitchen at night. :/
Morgan

And Ethan! He’s still having some attitude problems regarding Iris… trying to urinate on everything. He has not succeeded lately, however… we’ve been catching him on time. I hope this works out!
Ethan Napping2

That’s all for now! : )

Secret Sister Swap (Altered Art)

Finally I can post this one! 🙂 This was for the Altered Art Group (Flickr) 1st birthday… it went to Wendy kirk in the UK. Thanks to everyone who participated, and especially to Amberwaves for the lovely card I received. : )

Happy Birthday Altered Art

Happy Birthday AA Bokeh

Happy Birthday AA Detail

Happy Birthday AA Detail