Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Beware of the Birds

Hi all, I'm a little late today, I was thinking tomorrow was Wednesday. I went on a mini vacation this weekend, got back on Monday and went to work for a few hours, then yesterday I was working all day, so my time's a little off.
So, what's on my workspace today? The finished result of those little Maya Road bird pages. Sorry, about the blurry pictures, I didn't realize they were so blurry when I was taking them.
I thought a swirly would look nice about where the wing would be, only I didn't have a scrolly stamp, I did, however have a chipboard swirl, which I traced around in black and then colored the shape in in brown. You can't see it, but you can still see the words through the brown, and it's a little sparkly due to being colored over the 'glimmer' mist. I also added a piece of lace for the tail, and a very light gem for the eye.
I also mod podged over the flat parts, so the brown ink kinda spread out over the bird, and you can't quite see the sparkly mist anymore. Here's a close-up (which is also blurry). The back is painted green and has the Yahoo! group name, swap name, hostess name, my name and date. I thought they turned out rather well.
In that first photo you can see a snippet of another chipboard book I'm working on. It's a squareish shape covered with green tissue paper and some brown SU ink swiped over the top.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

What's on Your Workspace Wednesday

It's Wednesday again (OK, not quite), and here's what I've done in my artsy space since last week. I hope the picture's ok, when I woke up this morning, I had no power, so I had to open up my shades and take the picture.
I have been trying to get a shift off at work, and this is my thank you card to my co-worker for filling my shift.
I love using old book pages in my work lately, so I layered one onto a piece of green cardstock (why green? I have no idea). I searched through my papers and finally found this woman, and then added the buttons in the corners (I'm trying to use my buttons as well, if anyone has any suggestions, I'd appreciate them). The one on the bottom is brown, the one on the top is green, if you can't tell.

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

What's on Your Work Space Wednesday

Welcome to What's on your Workspace Wednesday, my 2nd week. I finished my charms the other day (so I'm kinda cheating, but I knew I wouldn't have anything out for today) and found out the bird book isn't due until the 20th, so that will be another week. If you don't know what this is, hop over to Julia's blog.

I had a hard time figuring out what I wanted to do, I started by laying buttons on the charms, because I originally thought I should do something with buttons, because I have a lot, but they covered up the holes, so that didn't work. Then I thought of putting book pages on the green backgrounds, so that's what I decided one. I have a math book, so I started leafing through that and found some problems, cut them out and stuck them on.

For the other side I chose a bunch of nice words. If you can't read them here they are: bravely, confess, confidence, duty, estates, feel, proprietor, purchase, question, relieved, smile, sold, trumpery, value, wages. I tried to find money words because of the problems on the first side.
So that's what I ended up with, I hope the other ladies in the swap like them.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Artsy Garage Saleing

A few things in today's post, first of all, my garage saleing finds from yesterday, which all ended up being art related.
This is a plastic storage container with 4 drawers that I plan to use for storage, got it for $1.00
Brads, and stickers. The top brads were $.50, the silver colored ones have gems on the heads of them, got them for $.10, the purple ones were $.10, and the little smiley face stickers were $.10
A couple of Christmas cross stitch patterns for $.25 each. I don't know who will be receiving them, but I've found cross stitch is fun to do while watching TV, and maybe (no guarantees) I can get some presents done early.
The full picture of my finds. The background is a wool sweater I bought for my friend, Loretta, who's been looking for wool sweaters to felt, found it for $.50. The leafy garland, I bought to pick off the leaves and make something fall-y out of, found that for $.10 The cross stitch patterns and brads are above.