Friday, December 31, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
at http://www.morguefile.com/. This turned out to be one of my favorites. The intense rain is fascinating to me if you're not out there in it!
The 2nd photo is of my sweet Dexter in all his glory! He is one stunning bengal boy!
Happy Wednesday to you all!
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
His parents were extremely pleased with this. Have a Happy Tuesday!
Monday, December 27, 2010
I am posting 2 image transfers I did for Christmas gifts. The top dog is Marvelous Maxie....a beautiful white lab (she's as sweet as she is beautiful) & the bottom one is Mr Shadow...one of the largest & sweetest german sheperds I have seen. They are both 12x12 image transfers done with Sheer Heaven paper.
1) I apply art paper to the canvas (12x12 sheets for these.)
2)I print my image on the Sheer Heaven paper
3) Spray the printed image with 70% alcohol
4) Lay face down on the art paper & run your hand over it a few times
5) Lift off the Sheer Heaven paper & you will see your image.
I also transferred some text on these & a bit of rubber stamping on Shadow's.
Anyone that has followed my blog for a while knows I was the image transfer queen for a while. I LOVE SHEER HEAVEN! If any of you are interested in trying it.... here is the link http://www.dotcalmvillage.net/sheerheavenart.html
Have a terrific week!
Friday, December 24, 2010
I have a little clip art pic of Santa this morning that was overlayed on a mosaic type background & altered a bit in PSE. The background was from a Flickr texture group. I hope you all have a beautiful holiday with family & friends.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
The post this morning is a couple of pieces I did over the past month or so. The background on the bird pic was a freebie from a Flickr texture group & the image was a simple clip art freebie from one of my blogging friends. The background is actually different layers of nylon that I tweaked in Photoshop Elements & then did an overlay with the birds. The top picture was a digital background freebie (loved that light shining through)
& the image was another old photo freebie from a fellow blogger. Once again, I tweaked both a bit in PSE & then overlayed the image on the digital background. I love the way the light made her eyes pop.
Happy Tuesday everyone!
Saturday, December 18, 2010
I've been working on a few projects for Christmas but won't be posting them until after the holiday. I have been crafting my little heart out & loving every minute of it.
This morning I am leaving you with a couple of PSE projects from the past few weeks. I still LOVE doing these but somehow it is different when you can actually hold the piece of art n your hands when you're done with it. It's just a different feeling for me. Enjoy your weekend, everyone!
Monday, December 13, 2010
This is a world wide giveaway & I believe Lisa had around 1000 participants last year.
It has to be an enormous amount of work for her. I can see why she's stopping after 5.
Thank you so much Lisa for carrying this on over the past years!
HAPPY MONDAY EVERYONE!
Friday, December 10, 2010
The pics I am posting this morning were a couple of free backgrounds & free Christmas images from another blogger. I believe it was the Graphics Fairy at http://graphicsfairy.blogspot.com/ . Her entire blog is devoted to freebies. Fellow bloggers are so wonderful about sharing their images & I am so grateful to all of them.
Friday, December 3, 2010
I am posting some more PSE projects this morning (the top 2 pics) & a sunset pic out my back door the other night. I am crazy for sunrises & sunsets. It is not unusual to see me out in my PJs at the crack of dawn shooting pictures of the sky! I just love them! The other two are freebie images & freebie backgrounds. The top little girl is so cute but that look on her face is a bit questionable to me.
Have a delightful weekend, everyone!
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
When Gail came to town a copuple of weeks ago she brought some supplies for yet another new project. She took a class with Julia Jae in Everett at http://blackdoorstudio.ning.com/ to learn this process.
These are done by printing your desired image & placing it on your desired background. Brush Polymer medium over the image giving it a good coat. Lay your little plexiglass cover over & apply pressure. Let dry.
Once dried, trim the edges & add whatever little charms you like. I am placing them on 30" ball chains.
I used double sided paper on some & simply glazed over the back side. You can also add the metal dog tag piece on the back. Sorry I don't know all the correct terminolgy for this stuff.
In the pics....the beautiful white lab is Marvelous Maxie, the drop dead gorgeous cat is my Cooper, the drop dead gorgeous child is also mine & the gorgeous german shepherd belongs to a very good friend. She is getting this as part of a birthday present. Hope you all have a wonderful day