Monday, August 28, 2017

3rd Annual Art Sisters Retreat - Part 1

It's been three years since Jackie invited three strangers to her home to create art. We knew each other online but never met in person. I had friends asking tons of questions like this one, why would you go meet someone from online?  In truth you never know who anyone is online but I love their art how could they be so bad, right? Well, I found a loving second family in my art sisters and wouldn't give them up for the world. 

Jackie and her husband, Riley, spoil us rotten with fresh vegetables from their garden, delicious soup, breads, fruit, etc. 

You don't want for anything even our home away from home was nice and comfy. Our home this year was a bigger. So roomy and comfy especially my bed. I was worried because of my bad back but my bed was perfect! 

Jackie and Riley's property is gorgeous and inviting. Although the end of summer flowers there were still some gorgeous ones around. Natures art and a fairy garden too.

It's a magical place. Jackie is even a bird whisperer. It hit her window and with her magic got it to fly again.

There were even baby birds in a tomato plant too. 

She even has turkeys and they have a little bicycle. Maybe they use it for exercise!!!! 

I drive to Jackie's which is about six hours. I wish I was closer!! So the first afternoon we're just playing in our art journals. Here are few of my pages using new TCW  summer stencils, acrylic paints and Distress Oxide Inks. 

I will say they are all enablers and most of these journal pages were created with stencils and oxide inks. I must buy them now.

We all bring supplies to share plus a project to teach. Jackie shares so much as you can see by the piles on the her tables.

Chum loves his momma and loves to be with the girls. Guarding us and all our supplies!

If you stayed this far I'm thrilled and thank you!!! I'll have more on the art retreat in a few more posts.

Thank you so much for stopping by!!! I can't wait to show you  more about the 3rd Annual Art Sisters Retreat!

Wait until you see one of many projects we created!!!!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Wild Bloom in Black and White

I created these two canvases for a design team post for The Crafters Workshop. I'm loving black and white right now.
These are 8x8 cradled wood boards. I'm loving the hard boards because I find sometimes the canvas stretches out or if I want a clean stamped image on a canvas I have to stamp it on tissue paper first then add it to the canvas.
You can see how I created them by clicking HERE!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Don't forget to check out all the other design team projects for The Crafters Workshop while you're there.

Friday, August 4, 2017


Hi Everyone!
Today I'm showing your one of The Crafters Workshop new 2017 Summer Stencils called Canna Lilies designed by Carmen Medlin. It is one of my favorites this summer.

My favorite substrate to use is Yupo. It's a nice smooth surface and it also has its challenges too.  First I added the stencil to the Yupo with acrylic paints.
I continued to add the stencil to the Yupo. I used both the 12x12 and 6x6 size. I also flipped the stencil and used the other size so the flowers are going in different directions.
Here is a close up of all the layers.
I dropped a stamp on it which left a black mark. With the Spring time colors it was hard to cover up so I decided to had a few words with black archival inks.
This was my Design Team Post on August 1. You can see it here.
The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with stencils and mediums to create this project.
The opinions I share are solely my own because I do love to use them.
August was also the start of a new Design Team. Head on over by clicking the link below to see what they've created. Don't forget to leave them a comment!! 
The new 2017 Summer stencils will be available by the end of August.
Thanks so much for stopping by!!!