Monday, August 22, 2011

The final project - Imagine, Explore, Read e-reader cover

 Here is the finished e-reader cover.  Soon to surprise my good friend out in Wyoming.'s a secret!  As I had posted before, the Chinese writing says Imagine, Explore, Read.  I am so excited for her to get the package!

My Lucky Hat

Late summer, the water is cooling.  Perfect time to head out fishing, but you had better not forget your lucky hat!  This is my entry for The Three Muses "Hats" challenge.

Summer Sun-flowers

Nothing celebrates the cool nights and warm days of late summer like the bright shining faces of sunflowers.  This was made for Inspiration Avenue's Sunflower challenge.  Enjoy the flowers, then go enjoy the rest of the summer!

Custom order

My sister-in-law has been looking for an arm band to wear as part of her belly dancing costume. She saw the picture of the bracelet I made from book pages and loved the look. After a little trial and error I made an arm band just for her complete with a

buckle and eyelets for her to tie on her own conch shells. Turned out quite nicely, if I do say so myself!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Imagine, explore, read

Sunday Postcard Art, and Friday Mash Up thanks for the inspiration!  This card entry for the 'oriental' challenge and the 'Butterfly and Bling' challenge will be incorporated into an e-reader cover.  The symbols are for the words imagine, explore and read.  All of the stamped images are from Close To My Heart, the background is a combination of book pages, shell paper, rice paper and tissue paper with stamped images, the chineese lettering is from an internet translation site.  Thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Enter The Phoenix

Here is my entry for Sunday Postcard Art's challenge "wings", and Take a Word Challenge "Song".  My kids were practicing a band piece called 'Enter the Phoenix', and what better to demonstrate what wings can do than a bird that can rise above even the hot, burning fire below.  All the images used in the collage are flowers and shells and birds I cut out of a magazine then I used paint and acrylic gels to help embellish the picture.  Thanks for looking!