Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Mixed Media Play

Ohhhh what fun I have had playing with paint and mixed media! I think I have found yet another passion! I have been intrigued with the art of mixed media for the past few months and have watched some inspiring videos on Youtube,  SuzibluWillowing and Shonna have such a fun and whimsical style! I was totally inspired by these three artists and after playing with some tecniques and colour, I discovered that I adore drawing portraits, whimsical doll faces and magical sparkly things! I have so many things that I want to create! For now, I'd like to share with you my very first dolls. I made Lucy first and then decided she needed a best friend who I named Betty. Next, I have plans to create a very wise cat named Whiskers that will go on many adventures with them. I will make a very special crown for him to wear! lol Stay tuned for the adventures of Lucy, Betty and Whiskers!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

And Yet Another Mini to Share

What did I tell ya? I'm lovin the minis! This one below I made for my dad's 80th birthday. We had a little surprise party for him up at Bowen Island back in May. It was a lot of fun! I made an acrylic album for my mom's 80th birthday and I feel so lucky to be able to have made one for my dad's 80th birthday too. He'll keep it on his boat and share it with his sailing buddies I'm sure. Thanks for stopping by to visit! I'm off to visit all the amazing creative spaces that participated in Karen Valentine's 3rd annual blog party Where Bloggers Create. Check it out! You'll most definitely be inspired!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

A Little Mini To Share...

So lately I have been totally hooked on making little mini albums. At first I thought, I would need an event or something to make them, and I suppose in a way at least a theme. And, then I thought, could I ever have enough photos to fill one up with? lol Of course! What was I ever thinking! It's funny, when I first started scrapbooking my pages had at least 4-8 photos on them but lately I've been scrapping just 1 photo layouts. Maybe that's why I thought it would be hard to make a mini. Well not so! I'm all over the place these days, playing with a little mixed media art, journalling, scrapbooking, altered items and minis. There's no rules. Just have fun! I've tossed my "chronological scrapbooking" habits to the wind. It's more fun to be free!

Thanks for stopping by and visiting! Here's my latest mini. I'll have another to share with you over the weekend :)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Where Bloggers Create Blog Party

Welcome to my Studio! Today I'm joining Karen Valentine of My Dessert Cottage for the 3rd Annual Blog Party to Share Your Creative Spaces. I created this little slideshow a while ago and decided to use it to invite you into my space where I create. It's just a tiny little space but it's my space and I have everything I need here. Well almost everything! lol  Be sure to check out all the other wonderful studios here. You can also click on the Where Bloggers Create 2011 badge on my side bar to your left. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my little tour and are inspired by all the amazing creative spaces out there!