"The more you trust and rely upon the Spirit,
the greater your capacity to create."

~Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Altered Puzzle Pieces

I am hosting an altered puzzle piece swap on Paper Traders - the theme is Four Seasons and these are my entries.  I followed Barb & Bevlea's technique and it was a ton of fun!  I love the glassy finish you get from the Dimensional Magic - pretty cool  =)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Yippee for Me - A New Book!

Today my mailbox held a fabulous prize... a new book, Stitch Alchemy, that I won from the beautiful and generous Kim!  I am so excited about this book because I have been wanting to learn these techniques of combining paper and fabric collage.  Thank you so, so much, Kim!!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Be Happy

This is my entry for this month's winner-take-all ATC lottery on Paper Traders - another fun and funky collage a la Teesha Moore!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Renaissance Women

On Paper Traders, Connie is hosting a Gothic Arch swap - the pages will be added to the deco books we made last year.  The theme this time is "Renaissance Women" and I wanted to use works that were a little lesser known.  I chose women who where all painted by Il Bronzino - in most cases, these women were background characters in his works.  For example, these women...

...can be found in this fresco:

And these two women...

...are found in this painting:

The backgrounds on these arches have more texture than really shows in the scans.  I glued down torn vintage (gothic) texts and then covered with napkins or tissue paper.  I used my gold leafing pen to finish the edges of each page.  On each of them, I added accents with metallic & pearlescent paints and more touches with my gold pen!

Here are the rest of the pages I made...

Congrats to my OWOH Winners!

Using the generator on Random.org, I have picked 3 winners for my paper giveaways.  Drumroll, please...

Congrats to -

Cathy Horner
Anji Gallanos

Please send me an email with your mailing information so that I can send your goodies right away!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by to visit.  I hope you'll come back soon  =)