Saturday, February 28, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Currently I only have light pastel colors of the Copic Markers, so the results don't show up the best in this photo. But if you use darker tones, I imagine your results will be deeper. On the example above I used "Ice Ocean - #BG72" on the left tail, "Mallow - #V15" on the right tail, and "Coral - #R35" on the loop at the top.
Now if you are tinting a whole batch of pipe cleaners, then I certainly would use Donna's technique. But in a pinch, if you only need to color one or maybe two, this method will work just fine!
NOTE: I think Prismacolor Markers are alcohol based too, so those might work on the pipe cleaners as well. Give it a try and let me know.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
We are on Week 8 over at 52Q - can you believe that EIGHT weeks have already gone by in 2009? I sure can't! The question this week is, "What was the last thing that made you laugh out loud?" Well, I live in Illinois and although I make it a practice not to discuss politics on this blog, I'm sure you have heard about the political circus going on in our state right now. Between our impeached governor and his newly appointed junior senator, I don't know if I should laugh out loud. . . or just cry!
Sunday, February 22, 2009
I mentioned in an earlier post that I participated in Natalea Kandefer's Vintage Valentine Ornament Swap and I received the most magical ornies in return. I put them all on my white feather tree which I have in my front hallway. I love them so much I hate to have to take it down. So I think I will move the tree to my studio and call it my "Tree of Love" so I can admired the tiny works of art a bit little longer.
Another swap I participated in was Heather Bluhm's Valentine Card Swap. Heather has hosted a couple other card swaps and it's a great way to get some original artwork greeting cards instead of buying store bought cards.
This was a 6 for 6 card swap - you make six and you get 6 back. Here are the creators of the cards I received: Heather Bluhm, Ellen Mueller, Geralyn Gray, Deanna Huggard, Jessica Rodarte and Liane. Hugs to all you gals for playing along!
Friday, February 20, 2009
Here is my tag for week 7 of 52Q - "What would you do if you knew you could not fail?"
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
And it's contents. . . . .
This beautiful box is from Maria. . . . .
And this gorgeous one was created by Joanna. . . . .One is just as lovely as the next, don't you think? I feel so fortunate to have been in a group with such talented artists. I will certainly treasure each of their special little boxes. Thank you ladies! And a BIG hug goes out to Heather for being our "hostess with the mostess!" You always come up with ideas that ROCK!
Monday, February 16, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Angelina has some cute party favors for you over on our Joli Paquet blog here. Speaking of Joli Paquet, we had a nice "shout out" posted over on Scrap Scene thanks to Cindy.
1. Vintage Valentine's Day Card, 2. Vintage Valentine's Day Card, 3. Vintage Valentine's Day Card, 4. Vintage Diecut Valentine--40s?--So I Ain't Good lookin'. So What?, 5. Vintage Diecut Valentine--Come on Big Boy! Elephant, 6. Vintage Diecut Valentine--Love on the Line, 7. Vintage Valentine's Day Card, 8. GC_loving_greetings_valentine, 9. accordvday, 10. Vintage Valentine, 11. Vintage Valentine's Day Postcard, 12. Vintage Valentine's Day Postcard, 13. GC_victorian_teacher_valentine, 14. VALENTINE........1970'S, 15. cutie, 16. vintage valentine