I have a deep passion and drive
to create art that will make someone
smile, and my studio allows me
to do this. Having a dedicated studio space
allows me to tap into my artistic side
and provides a refuge from the world. My area of expertise is
making unique cards and tags with a
distressed vintage feel by intentionally fading and marring my work. My
proudest moments as an artist are when
I hear and see how
my creations have lifted other peoples spirits.
April 24th is Momma B's (Marcia Burkett) birthday and I asked her did she want a handmade card this year or hallmark. She said what do you think and to guess. I said a homemade one and she replied yes. She will be 65 years old this year and can finally collect on social security.
Here is a picture of her card that I made and I used my sewing machine to add a standard stitch in the background. The use of a sewing machine is becoming more prevalent in my pieces.
My sister Tami's birthday is April 16th (today) and she is two years older than me. So I remember as we were growing up how I would try to tattle on her. This year she is 44 yrs old but next year she will be 45 and I will be making a really good card then. For now though, I have made the following card and know she will like it.
I mean your sibling is the one to harass you most when you hit those milestone birthdays.
Happy Easter my fellow crafters, friends and artists. For my Easter card this year I wanted to make one that used bright colors. Each time I begin the process to create a card I have to come up with the theme and sometimes I get stumped.
For this year's card I struggled to figure out what I would make. Once I figured out my concept it was then to figure out the color pallet for the project. In this project I decided to use my signature item the sewing machine.
I love how the use of a stitch into your project adds that additional layer of detail. I also wanted the card to be dimensional and colorful. So here is a picture of my finished project and if you have questions let me know.
Glad you stopped by my blog and hope you enjoyed my project.
Good evening my fellow crafters/artists and friends. I wanted to share a project I recently made for a steampunk canvas swap I was in for March.
This style (steampunk) puts me out of my comfort zone but as my friend Michael told me "Swaps are suppose to push us outside of our safe space"; so true. For this swap I decided that I wanted to use a technique that I love to do called "Verda Technique".
In a previous post where I was in a container swap I provided in my post how to complete this technique. So I used this technique as my based to the canvas.
I know that a true steampunk project has a good cross blend of masculine/feminine together with victorian influences (Michael again helped educate me on this). So I decided for this project to use Tim Holtz dies for gears and pocket watch.
I then layered in metal embellishments and finished off with a stamped image.
I hope you like the steampunk canvas I created. This was hard to give away once I completed it.