Exercise: Dylusions Mixing Triads

Monday morning and the kids are off to school. I've got scads to do (who doesn't?), but I like to start out the creative part of my day with a loosening up exercise: either making a little something or getting to know a supply better. Today the supply is Dylusions brand of paints by Ranger Signature Designer, Dyan Reaveley. Sometimes I am lucky enough to have an entire range of color from a … [Read more...]

From the land of Unfinished Projects – an APRON!

Let Summer begin.  Summer is my renewal time.  On a professional level it is time set aside to back away from the business of workshops, and the hectic schedule for a few weeks.  Time to refill my creative tank.  Time to dig out my studio which is becoming a pre-Hoarders marathon!  But first, it is time to spend the last week before school gets … [Read more...]

Time to Airbrush, Glimmer and Sparkle in the New Year

Every year I don't get quite as many Christmas cards out as I'd like to.  So I resort to the week after to make a few cards to ring in the New Year. The New Year is like a bright beacon of *new-ness*.  Recommiting to do certain things.  Resolving to make changes.  Looking back on what has passed and all the layers of family, work, self and reflecting.  And … [Read more...]

Stamped Scrapbook Page with Airbrushing

Tonight I wanted to play with a new stamp set, as well as make a scrapbook page for my little guy.  He doesn't get enough pages just about him.  It's my fault. I'm so drawn to the girly-girly embellishments, and with double the girls in this household he seems to be getting the short end of the pages completed. So here's one for Cameron. And of course, I have to throw … [Read more...]

Tattered Angels – Sneak Peek #2

  We continue our Tattered Angels tour with these fabulous alphabet letters and frames that coordinate, and also work well singly.  In addition on this layout, I've used some Glimmer Chips - Nature as well as Glimmer Mist in Oriental Poppy, Patina and Coffee Shop.   I used the butterfly frame to highlight an element in my picture.  I burnished the top with Powder … [Read more...]