Riding the exercise bike to retreat!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Stretch Your Stamps Day 2

I signed up for an online card class called Stretch Your Stamps and had to jump right in and try one of the techniques from Day 2. This one is focussed on collage stamps. I'm also playing in Club Scrap's summer camp psl and it's stamp week so we get a 2fer out of these. Yeah!
This one uses the Papillon collage stamp from Club Scrap along with some Refresh paper and a Nature's Wonders sentiment tile.

Again, from Club Scrap, I used a Nature's Retreat flower and quote stamp on Milestone's yellow green paper then mounted on the back side of Academy red.

And last, another Nature's Retreat stamp mounted on Nature's Wonders paper and 3 NW tiles up in the corner.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Let Freedom Ring

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope everyone has a joyful time celebrating the nation's birthday. I participated in a challenge titled Let Freedom Ring. The object was to create an art piece using some kind of bird cage, so, of course, I went on a De Paul crawl searching for something that I could alter to use as a birdcage. I found this flower arranging frog and put it up on a shelf to stare at me for a few weeks. (this is often how I come up with ideas) It was brass colored and I immediately painted it white.


After having it stare at me for almost a month, I decided it was going to have a beachy theme. After all, I'm at the beach. So, I took a trip to the beach to look for small pieces of driftwood to poke into the "birdcage" as a kind of nest.

I found some great beach themed stickers from K& Company  to add to the centerpiece, along with a few seashells from my collection.
The banner is some crepe ribbon that I misted with Memories Mists, blueberry and pink lemonade flavors.

And, finally I needed a crab in there somewhere so I created my own sticker with a stamp and dug through my treasure jar of jewelry finds and found this tiny little flag (I think it's an earring), wired up a flag pole and put it in the crab's claw.

Enjoy the holiday!