Monday, April 28, 2008

And the winner is . . .

TickledPink said...

Fantastic work, as usual! I would feel privileged to own some of your artwork. Consider me "entered". :-)

Thanks to all of you who took the time to stop by and leave a comment. Keep your eyes open for another blog giveaway in the future, this was alot of fun!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Found Treasures

Look at the goodies I found while walking on the beach the other night!

Instead of my normal walk along the water I decided to walk the top side of the beach, along the dunes to see what inspiring things I could find and this is what caught my eye.

I already have some creative ideas for these and can't wait to see how it all turns out : )

Saturday, April 19, 2008

I won the Spring Lottery

I recently won the Spring Lottery on Altered_stArt so I need to find a new home for my entry. Since I won I don't have anyone to send it off to so I've decided to do my first blog giveaway.

I will use a program I have called The Hat to randomly pick a name from the comments posted below. Drawing will be held on Sunday April 27, 2008

The prize is this cute button doll I made after taking part in a Button Fairy Swap. I had so much fun making them I wanted to use the same idea for my entry in the Spring Lottery. Thanks to all the wonderful people I have met on my art groups and those I have crossed paths with while blog surfing. You have all been so encouraging and a wonderful inspiration now its my turn to offer you all something!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Free Earring Giveaway

Starting a blog was one of the best things I ever did. Not only have I met some wonderful people by visiting their blogs, I've learned alot and I've won some great things. There's been rubber stamps, a tiny fairy jar from Inka and now I won a great pair of earrings!

I never win anything so this has been a uplifting experience for me and I'm going to be offering my own blog giveaway really soon so keep an eye on my blog.

Now back to those earrings. Kolstrom Kreations writes . . .

This week we’ll be giving away a pair of dangle earrings. The gemstones are Garnet. Winner has the choice of leverbacks, earwires, or threaders. The 3 carat total weight stones are set in solid .925 fine sterling silver. Shipping will be free as well.

Enter here:

Now that I have the earrings and I can see that they are top quality and well made. I will be adding Kolstrom Kreations to my list of trusted sellers. They will make perfect gifts if I don't buy them all for myself.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Altered stArt Circle Mingle

My inspiration came from a package of hole reinforcements I spotted at the dollar store. I applied some ink DTP from three stamp pads and then randomly added the hole reinforcements. I then dry brushed the whole card with gesso and then removed the reinforcements to expose the colored circles.

Then I found the center piece of plastic from a roll of tape and dipped that in the gesso and stamped it onto the cardstock around the smaller circles. I loved the way it looked and as always I did not want to cover it up so it has a simple image and a small piece of puncanella. I rounded the corners and finished it off by edging it with more ink.

I may or may not add some text. So far anything I tried I did not like as it takes away from the background. I did just order some small ABC stamps the other day so I might be able to use them on this piece.