Sunday, August 31, 2008

Mixed Media Monday - Nature


The theme this week was nature so I chose to do a tin with Mother Nature and the birds as my submission. Please check out all the wonderful submissions at: http://mixedmediamonday.wordpress.com/

Sunday Postcard Art - Wings & Crowns

http://sundaypostcardart.wordpress.com/ .....to see all of the amazing submissions this week

Gothic Arch Challenge - End of Summer

http://gothicarches.wordpress.com/ .....to join in on the fun and to see all the great submissions this week.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Stampin' D'Amour's A Year of ATCs Swap, August, '08

(***Click on pictures to see the ATCs close-up!***) Group 1:
Kris Dickinson, Julia Ziemann/Alice Hyde, Alice Hyde;
Lyneen Jesse, Sarah Hemphill, Linda Freeman;
Louise Granlund, Pam Sparks, Julia Ziemann.

Group 2:
Kris Dickinson, Carrie Rees, Pamela Jin;
Eileen Sterba, Kim Andersen, Lyneen Jesse;
Carolyn Utter, Julia Ziemann, Sue Dally.

Group 3: Laura Van Vleet, Alice Hyde, Cindy Dorr;
Paulette Akagi, Louise Granlund, Jan Larson;
Liz Ketter, Dena Sawka, Robin Woodward.

Another amazing month from these very amazing artists. Thanks ladies for an wonderful swap!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Stampin' D'Amour #48 Color Challenge, Black/White and a Bit of Color


http://stampindamour.com/messageboard/viewtopic.php?t=1508 ...to check out the challenge this week. Please join in on the fun!

Winged Children Gothic Arch ATC Swap - Yahoo Group

I rec'd these gorgeous ATCs in a private swap this month. From left:

Carrie Rees, Brenda Smith, April Dudko
Heather Bloom, Vonda Roberts, Pat Blackwood-Condra

Thanks ladies for an awsome swap!

(My ATC for this swap was The Tiny Beekeeper, already posted on this blog...)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Art Nouveau Wedding - Mata Hari

Mata Hari is my third subject for the group of (7) 5"x7" cards....

Art Nouveau Wedding - Klimt

This 5"x7" card was created using a copy of a dramatic piece by Gustav Klimt...

Art Nouveau Wedding - Mucha

I am creating (7) 5"x7" Cards for an Art Nouveau-themed wedding in October to be used as framed table cards. With my first card, I used a very famous illustration by Alphonse Mucha.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

This Thursday Challenge - Colour/Monet

http://thisthursday.wordpress.com/ This week our challenge was to use colour or to channel Monet in our work. I chose to do both. I wanted to recreate one of his water lillies painting but this time with a little guest. I call this card The Fairy of Giverny...

***Background was created using alcohol inks...

(The tiny fairy is by our wonderful sponsor this week, Patti from Lisa's Altered Art)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

1 to 1 ATC Swap - Laura Carson

Let me introduce an artist extraordinaire....Laura Carson. We did a 1 to 1 ATC swap and these are the fantastic ATCs I received. So much beauty, depth and interest in each one. Thank you Laura for swapping with me, I'm tickled pink!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Created By Hand Challenge - Journey

http://createdbyhandchallenge.wordpress.com/ ....to see where everyone's journey takes them this week. (Large 6"x6" Chipboard Heart)

TMTA - Dogs (....and Bingo was his Name-O!)


http://tmta.wordpress.com/ ...to see all the wonderful dogs this week!

SDA Challenge #46 - China

Sarah Hemphill is the host for this week's challenge at Stampin' D'Amour...to make a card or ATC with the theme China or The Olympics.

Summer Swaps - Pam Sparks and Alice Hyde

(***Please click on pictures to see the swaps close-up!***) Pam's Swap:
Kris Dickinson, Alice Hyde, Pam Sparks
Julia Ziemann, Melinda Peckham, Jan Larson
Kelli Breuklander, Gail Kirby, Beth Warner

Alice's Swap:
Kris Dickinson, Beth Warner, Julia Ziemann
Alice Hyde, Heather Robinson, Jan Larson
Carrie Rees, Will Watten, Donna Hansen

My dear friends Pam and Alice both hosted wonderful Summer swaps this year. Thanks ladies for great swaps!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Mixed Media Monday - Fashion

http://mixedmediamonday.wordpress.com/ This week's theme was fashion and I chose to do an Art Deco/Clara Bow chipboard door hanger as my submission. Please check out all the wonderful submissions at the above link.

Sunday Postcard Art - Doors

(Did she get left at the altar, is it simply night on her wedding day, is she contemplating something? I don't know but I call this one My Blue Wedding.) Please check out all the wonderful submissions at:

Gothic Arch Challenge - Royalty/Crowns

I am the host for this week's Gothic Arch Challenge. I hope you will join in: http://gothicarches.wordpress.com/

Thursday, August 7, 2008

This Thursday Challenge - Ribbon

(***Please click on picture to see details close-up!)This Thursday's Challenge was to use ribbon. I created this Fairy House Tag with a ribbon trim. This is a large chipboard tag (3.25" x 7"). Please check out all the wonderful submissions at: http://thisthursday.wordpress.com/

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Gold Card Award

I rec'd this wonderful award from Faye. You can see Faye's amazing blog at: http://hastingshall2.blogspot.com/
The rules are: 1. Only 5 people are allowed to receive this award. 2. Four dedicated followers of your blog. 3. One has to be new to your blog and live in another part of the world. 4. You must link back to whoever gave you the award. I would like to pass this honor on to the following five persons, whose blogs I enjoy. They are:
Fanny: http://www.perlesagogo.info/
Shelly: http://stampwithshelly.blogspot.com/
Susie: http://abittatteredart.blogspot.com/
Robin: http://a-rbnsnest.blogspot.com/
Pam: http://scrappypam.com/index.php

Sunday Postcard Art - Bicycles

This week's theme was bicyles (of any type) so I chose a couple of elephants on tricyles. You can see all the wonderful submissions at: http://sundaypostcardart.wordpress.com/


Birthday Card and Gift Card Tin - Alcohol Inks

I created this set for my brother-in-law's birthday...

Birthday Card and Gift Card Tin - Alcohol Inks

I created this set for my sister-in-law's birthday.

Friday, August 1, 2008

SDA Challenge - School Days, August 2nd thru 10th

I am hosting challenge #45 at Stampin' D'Amour this week. The theme is School Days. Please join in on the fun! The challenge can be found here: http://stampindamour.com/messageboard/viewtopic.php?p=14593#14593

***as always, there is a fabulous RAK involved so you don't want to miss out!

ATC - The Tiny Beekeeper

I created this ATC for a swap I'm in on Yahoo. The theme is Gothic Arch, Winged Children....

Wylde Woman Award

My friend Heather Robinson gave me this wonderful award. I'm very touched. I think Heather is one of our great, mixed media artists and to get this award from her is very thrilling. Thank you so much Heather! To see Heather's amazing work, please check out her blog: http://creativesolace.blogspot.com/. Here are the rules:

1. You can give it to one or one hundred or any number in between - it's up to you. Make sure you link to their site in your post.2. Link back to this blogsite (http://http://www.tammyvitale.com//) so Tammy can go visit all these wonderful women.and remember the Purpose of the Award: To send love and acknowledgment to women who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy.
These women continually bring joy to my life through their encouragement, humour, inspiration and talent. It is with great pleasure that I award the "Wylde Women Award" to:

Carrie Rees - http://www.pinkadoo.blogspot.com/
Sarah Hemphill - http://vintagefigments.blogspot.com/
Sandy - http://stempelchaotin.wordpress.com/
Louise Granlund - http://kardkrazy.blogspot.com/
Pamela Jin - http://www.stampindamour.blogspot.com/
Lyneen Jesse - http://dreamingofcastles.blogspot.com/

These ladies inspire me daily (along with Heather). ((HUGS)) to all!