Saturday, May 23, 2015



Damn, I can not believe we are already at week 21, the start of summer. YEAH!!! 
So circles, ahh? A piece of cake!! LOL So you would think, only I tend to go over board a lot.
Here is the full spread
 I really need to write down what I do from start to finish. I started this Monday and played a little here and a little there on it all week. I can tell you I started out with gesso on my pages, I used acrylics from Dina Wakley, Dyan Reaveley and some FolkArt as well. 
 I used a few stencils, inks and stamps too. The body of the strong man was sitting on my desk for weeks. His head is Benjamin Franklin who I ripped off a fake hundred dollar bill I got in a happy mail from, Yvonne. 
 Found the circle quote on Pinterest! 

I do like the way it came out. 

Here are some ATC's a.k.a ACEO I amde and sold over at Artful Express. OMG blew my mind they sold like hot cakes!!!! 

I had tons of fun creating them and will have some new ones posted this week.

If you like Skully's!!! I have some beads and buttons for sale at Artful Express, just look for my folder under "PHOTOS". There are some other goodies too.

So remember last week I mention how I made an art journal pad and posted it for sale at Artful Express, well I had a custom order for one with a little "Detroit" flair and this was the end product.

 I flippin' LOVE how it came out, I had so much fun and joy working on this. Ya know I am a huge lover of my city!! Hope it showed.

I practiced a little Zin, I'm not good at it but love to try.

So that is it for now, Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you soon!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Artful Journeys Week 20 - Use a napkin in your art

Welcome to Artful Journeys Week 20 - Use a napkin in your art!

I decided as of today I will not be name dropping on what product I use, I bought it and I feel I don't have to mention the designer each and every time I use their products. I am not going to be their walking advertising board when you can't even get a comment on your blog from them. I already lined their pockets when I bought their products.  So screw them! Ok off my soap box now.

I really had to rack my brain on this. The napkin are the flower and vases on lower left corner and the trim on right lower  corner. I started my page with some gesso. I painted 2-3 colors, add some flower stamps and different color inks. I also used a couple stencils and more paints.
I used a white pen to outline my stencil to make it pop a bit.

I also outlined my lettering with a white paint marker and then with a black BIC pen. (my favorite pen)
The girl is from  collage sheet from CBD. I doodled a little on her to make her pop too.
The swirls are a mix of paints/inks and paint markers. I really truly love how she came out.

Here are a few projects I did during the week.
These are "Tip-in's" for my journal books, I have double sided tape on the edge. You just un-peel and stick to any page. 

Some times I use them or give them away in happy mails.

Here are a couple ATC's I made using some postage stamps.

Here is one of my favorite Detroit Tiger Justin Verlander!!!! 

Here are a few ATC's I made with a new face stamp I got off ebay for a BUCK!!!

This is an art journal page, I used the other face stamp I got in this. If you look closely you can see her and her wild hair!! The vintage gal is from a paper doll book,.

I am an ARTIST, I sold my first piece of mix media art, woohoo!!!!
I made this art journal note pad. It started off as a doodling project and ended  up into this adorable note pad. I put it up for sale at ARTFUL EXPRESS and it sold within 15 mins. I almost fainted I was so surprised. I never thought of myself as an "ARTIST" I think of me as someone who makes paper look pretty. LOL it was exciting and humbling.

Each page has a front and back with some room to 
journal in. I am really proud of this AND I got a custom order to do another, woohooo!!

Here is the very first one I made and gave away on my facebook page :)
The winner was Nancy a very dear fairyland friend I have known for years. Congrats hun!

And this is a pocket letter made for a private swap. I am very happy how it came out and hope my partner likes it too.

I made an altered key for a swap I am in, yeah yeah the wings are upside down, OPPS!!!
but I love it anyways. LOL

Well that is it for now, thanks for stopping by and hope to see you soon.