Tuesday, March 31, 2015


It's time once again to share our workspaces, the meme hosted by Julia at "Stamping Ground."
Stop by there - for a wonderful glimpse of art spaces from around the world.

Here is my work space on my dining room table. I created the backgrounds for these cards (gelli prints) last week and put several together tonight.

In the photo, I have finished two (at the top) and am working on several more.
I have a lot of used stamps - many of which are of famous people. I am taking part in the "A to Z Challenge" and my theme is art cards with quotes by famous people.. (Check here for my theme reveal - I will be sharing at my other blog)

Here are a few of my cards:

Also Linking with:

Paint Party Friday

Express Your Creativity

ABC Wednesday - L

This week at ABC Wednesday the letter of focus is L.

L is for letters - the building block of words.

Here I have created a collage page of letters from different sources - stamps, stencil, peel-off.

Visit here to see what others from around the world chose for L.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Shadow Shot Sunday

I haven't participated in a few weeks - too many dreary days and few shadows. But today, even though it was colder, the sun was shining and I found shadows.

(Love the texture of the wood behind on this one)

Be sure to visit here to see shadows from around the world.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

ABC Wednesday -K and WOYWW

Today is time to share our letter of the week choice for "ABC Wednesday" - which is letter K.

K is for kitchen utensils.

I did not want to use our kitchen utensils, so I went shopping for some yesterday.And then this morning I had fun using them for printmaking. See if you can tell what I used for what making what marks.


I am continuing working on my printmaking course and am really enjoying it. Using kitchen utensils was just a side project for ABC Wednesday.

I used the backgrounds I had made last week for this project.

Join in the fun at "Stamping Ground" - check out work tables from all over the world.Lots of creativity abounds!

Also linking with:

Express Your Creativity

Paint Party Friday

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


It's time to share our workspaces for WOYWW, that fun meme hosted by Julia at "Stamping Ground"

On Tuesday, I had fun playing with paint and created a number of things.
I have started a free art course at Strathmore "Bold and Expressive Printmaking with Tracy Bautista andam really enjoying it so far. (I have her book and enjoy working with it)
I created some foam stamps and then did some stamping with them.

Then I did some backgrounds with the gelli plate.

And finally, did some stamping with junk (for the ABC Wednesday challenge - J was the letter of the week)

(Green was for St. Patrick's Day!)

ABC Wednesday - J is for Junk

Today at ABC Wednesday, the letter of focus is J.

J is for JUNK - that is using junk for printmaking.

Here are a few junk items I had in a tub.

I had already created the background (green for St. Patrick's Day) and then proceeded to use each piece for stamping onto the paper. Some printed much better than others. But, it was fun and relaxing.

(See if you can pick out which junk tool created which impression)

Visit here to see more ways J was chosen.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

ABC Wednesday - I for Inks and WOYWW

This week at ABC Wednesday, I is the letter of focus.

I is for ink sprays.
I have several ink sprays but have not used them very much. I decided to create a background with the ink sprays (on an altered book)

(and journal)

and then I used stencils to spray some hearts.Then added some cut hearts and a quote to finish the page.

The quote is by Ralph Waldo Emerson:

 "Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year."


Time to share your worktable for WOYWW - the fun meme hosted by Julia at "Stamping Ground" Join in the fun.

Here is my work table after I had glued on the quote in the altered book to the left. To the right is the journal with the second layer of stencils only. Still not sure where that is going. I should have included a photo of my fingers - a little pink and purple. Inks stain a bit!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

ABC Wednesday - H and WOYWW

We have moved to H in the journey through the alphabet at ABC Wednesday.

H is for hearts

and for one of my favourite quotes by Helen Keller (that includes the word heart as well)


Sharing our worktables each week at "Stamping Ground" is a fun meme - one that also ensures I actually get down to my worktable to do some art!

Here's the look of it after I completed the above journal page (which I had painted and shared last week). Here is the second layer of traced hearts, with my cut out painted hearts on the right, ready to be added.

Also linking with:

Creative Every Day

Paint Party Friday

Express Your Creativity

Art Journal Every Day