Saturday, April 23, 2011

Poppy Love --- In a Sweet Pea Dream --- Favorite Color --- Challenge # 15

Hello again,
    I hope everyone is having nice weather.  We are actually having summer weather already ... too warm -- it has been in the high 80's this week. Hopefully it will cool off a little and we will have a Spring season this year.  For this weeks challenge I chose the color red.  I like all colors but I really do love the color red it is such a powerful color. I chose Ching-Chou Kuik's image "Poppy Love". The first one I did ended up in the garbage, which is unusual for me because I always try to make things work but the hair and red glitter colors I used just didn't work, so I started over and I am glad I did.
~The Details~
 I used my pearlescent chalks to color the background and this time I also used them for the images skin tone... they seem to blend better than my watercolors have been blending for that.  Then I colored in the rest of the image with my watercolor pencils and glittered her.  I used The Art Institute glitters in #1 - True Red, #6 - Dubonnet, # 246 Mardi Gras and #131 - Black Hole.  I also used a black glaze pen to make some of the lines stand out. I added tiny half pearls to the poppies and pulled everything together with the red lace, black beaded pearl strip, corner pieces, "dream" sentiment sticker and tiny pearl accents. I hope you like her and thanks for taking the time to look at my glittery creation ;)

Monday, April 18, 2011

More Hannah Lynn Poker Chips and some Vargas Girls Too ;)

Hi Again,
    I was busy playing with poker chips over the weekend again.  I used more of my beautiful Hannah Lynn images and also my Vargas pin~up girl images.  If you haven't checked out Hannah Lynn's website here it is for you to go to   you will not be disappointed she has such amazing art with gorgeous and vivid colors. :)   All of the crystals added to the poker chips are swarovski crystal... they really are the best and they have amazing sparkle.  These will be either magnets, key chains / purse charms or some I am going to make into good luck chips with a little saying on the back.  They will all be listed in the store shortly... unless a few get chipnapped by friends and family lol ;)   Thanks for taking the time to look at my creations and if there is something special you would like you can e-mail me through the store or convo me here.

Monday, April 11, 2011

A Peek At My Vargas Pin-Up Girl Purse Charms

Hi Again,
   I decided to show you what I have been working on today and yesterday in between cleaning and all that good stuff.  These started out as plain white ceramic hearts and I painted them with acrylic paint and then I decoupaged the Vargas girl images on them.  Next I put the teeny tiny little micro beads on the two you see in the lower corner.  I took a close up pic so you can see the detail.  These are almost done. I had two others almost done, but being a perfectionist I took them apart and will be starting them over because I didn't like the way they looked.  I will share more as I do them. Hope you like my little peek at my creations. ;)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Finished Plexi-Glass Glittered Celestia, Stormy Moon and One and Only Heart

Hi Again everyone,
  I am finally done cleaning up after the small tornado we had come through here this week. We only lost one tree and our roof-over. Very scary but glad it wasn't worse :)  I started these images ~ Elaine Cox's CELESTIA & STORMY MOON and also one of Chin-Chou Kuik's ONE AND ONLY HEART on the plexi-glass in February @ the 18th or so and I finished them about a week after that.  Then I glued everything down and had to wait for them to completely dry.  It takes sooo long especially when it is humid ... but the results are sooo worth it.  I am very happy with these and am going to be working on  more of them the next set will include Elaine Cox's new mermaid images.
I hope you like them and thanks for taking the time to look at my glittery creations. ;)

                                               Here is where I started in February.

                                                           CELESTIA ~ FINISHED


                                                      STORMY MOON ~ FINISHED

                                                                    STORMY MOON

                                                ONE AND ONLY HEART ~ FINISHED

                                                           ONE AND ONLY HEART

                                              BACK VIEW OF ONE AND ONLY HEART