Art Inspiration

Aug 21, 2012

Art Swaps

Be sure to check over there on the right side of the blog for all the new swaps that our group has posted.  Email contacts are provided for each swap if you have questions or need mailing information. Have some creative fun!!

Domino Book Swap hosted by Maura

Check out this link to Suzz's Parisian Domino Book for inspiration on this swap. She gives directions on how to create this little book.

you will create one domino book with your choice of theme to swap, so let your imagination run wild. Domino books will be due to Maura on December 15. contact Maura at for a mailing address if you need it. Mail in a bubble-mailer with a SASE.

Aug 18, 2012

A Bit of Steampunk Inspiration

To get you thinking of joining the Steampunk ATC exchange in September, I thought I would share this Steampunk style tag I created.! Steampunk is often a fantasy of gears, machines, steam, victorian, so a lot of fun to Play with.

Aug 3, 2012

Lori's & Maura's Summer Art Gathering

First, I would like to say thank you to Lori for inviting us into your beautiful home for a summer gathering.

Next, I also want to thank both Lori and Marua for planning such a fun filled few hours of good food and creative crafting. I am so glad everyone was able to make it (Miriam you were with us in sprit, get better soon so you can come to the October Halloween Gathering) it was great to see everyone.

And a Big welcome to our newest member Colleen Dougan.

Love From Doe
 (aka Doris) 

Altered Paper Doll Swap

Thank you to all who participated in the Altered Paper Doll Swap
Very Creative Ladies.

  Designed by Miriam
Miriam recieved Donna's doll
 Designed by Colleen
Colleen received Mary's doll.
 Designed by Maura
Maura received Colleen's doll.
 Designed by Donna
Donna received Miriam's doll.

Designed by Doris
Doris received Maura's doll.

Designed by Mary
Mary received Doris's doll.

Aug 1, 2012

Tim Holtz's Tag

 I have been working on Tim's tags and so far this is what I have finished.....May's 2012 tag

I changed a couple of things from what Tim did, I stamped the dress form twice, once on the tag and once on craft paper I then cut it out and mounted it over the stamped image on the tag, I raised it   giving it deminsion, I also used 3 of his pins as legs for the dress form.  If  I were to do this tag again I would use small paper roses (I didn't have roses at the time)  and  mist color on them instead of using inks. (I still might do this and just replace the flowers as I am not happy with them),
  Now I think I will try and get the other 3 I have started

Tim's Holtz August Tag

Hard to believe that it's August 1st, but it must be because Tim has his tag for August posted. And I think this has to be one of my favorites.

         I have been trying to keep up with Tim's tags, so far I have one completed and three started.  How about you anyone doing Tim's tags?