A Cameo...

I've been thinking on the latest big Moxie Fab Challenge for quite awhile now, you can find it right HERE.  The call was to create a cameo in an innovative way.  Like Cath, I do remember my grandmother wearing a beautiful brooch in which the cameo was two tone coral.  It was exquisite.  I know many people love to collect these miniature works of art. And of course, those of us a certain age probably remember sitting for a silhouette that went home to hang in the bedroom wing hallway.  I pondered on all these ideas before going to my studio to blank paper and inks.  Funny where the muse will lead, if you are patient.

And so here is my take on The Appearance of Cameos Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

I'll bet almost everyone will recognize the silhouette  and instantly have an image of Da Vinci's most famous painting smiling at them.  While my talents do not include carving gems to create intricate portraits, I hope you will see the beauty in your face and let YOUR art wash away the dust.

Thanks for stopping by....


1st Blogged Altered Project for Flashback Friday

hey gurls, I had to dig deep to find my first altered project.. Flashback Friday 8.0 Challenge 

 This was created for an Inspiration Challenge over on SplitCoast Stampers for 12/19/08.  I found the template in the resources on SCS...a very handy place, I might add.   I remember I enjoyed creating the 3D tote.   And now that I am revisiting it, I might just have to 'whip' up a few more for that hearty day comin' up!

Thanks so much to Karin for the challenge and to Amy for this everah so fun Flashback!  Be sure to check out this modern retro challenge...


oh, to be Queen for the Day

This past week I was chosen as the 46th Queen for the Day over on SplitcoastStampers. It's been a lot of fun seeing how people interpreted my style.  I think in all the time I've been paper crafting, my style has ebbed and flowed more depending on my mood than anything.  Most of all, I strive to remain true to my ART.   Don't forget to click to enlarge the photo...I wouldn't want you to miss Maude!

I wanted to create a card to celebrate what it is to be Queen for the Day.  The quirky TV show from the late 50's-60's is considered a forerunner of the 'reality' type series.  I recall my mother watching when I was a young girl...I learned to tie my shoes one afternoon while she was enthralled with the story.  There was an applause meter, a crown, a throne, and prizes galore.  Even as a girl of 5, I thought a washer and dryer was a lame gift, though I did like that red velvet robe with the fur trim!

The I Brake for Stamps Stage Stamp is a favorite of mine.  Here I combined it, again, with B Line Designs 'movie house' image.  Playing on the big screen is Art Impressions 'Maude' and my quip is from
Prickley Pear.

So for everyone who shared their art with me, I thank you very much.  I hope you enjoy my tribute!


EYEing you...

I adore Inkadinkadoo's Kid's Quotes line of sentiments...out of the mouth of babes so to speak.  And this one from Cameron Koch, age 4 paints such a picture in my mind!  Can't you just image a pair of glasses with springs on the lenses, going boing, boing, bong back and forth?  So when I saw the  Moxie Fab World  Tuesday Trigger with it's colors, textures, and shapes...an idea was born.

I used Stamp Francisco's optical lenses image placing tiny hearts over the eyes and then using UTEE to make the 'glass'.  The cupcake liners in the challenge photo inspired me to crimp my pink/orange panel.
along with the white scalloped felt edges.  I added the pretty gold ribbon for a bit of elegance of that scrolled paper.  PTI's Sweet Blush is the card base.

The layout is Card Patterns Sketch Pattern 101.  My friend, Amy Tsuruta  inspired me to give the sketch a try.  I must admit, I find sketches intimidating!  I am thankful for her encouragement.

This card also fits City Crafter Challenge Blog #42  All You Need is Love, to include the word,
 Love or hearts on your project.

Last week I mentioned that my husband and I will celebrate 24 years of wedded bliss on Valentine's Day.  Well, Cameron's quip is exactly right...my husband will look up at me and that connection still
leaves me 'twitterpated'!  MY eyes turn into little hearts for him.

Thanks kindly for the gift of your comments.