Showing posts from June, 2009

Butterflies, Birds, Backgrounds and A Give Away

I want to show you an atc I made last week. Usually when I make a piece of art I use my own background. When I say my own background I mean I have started with a piece of blank watercolor paper and painted, inked, stamped or distressed it myself. It is one of my most favorite parts of the creative process. Matter of fact sometimes I like my background so much that I have a hard time covering it up to make a piece of art.For this atc below I used a pre-made atc background sheet from Paper Imagery Designs. The title of the sheet is For the Birds. PID offers a large selection of images with birds and butterflies. These sheets are my favorites and you will find the images in a lot of my art.The butterfly came from the Butterflies, Dragonflies and Insects sheet. This was one of the easiest atc's I've ever made and it is one of my favorites.There is still time to enter my atc giveaway here. The giveaway ends on July 3rd. You'll find info on the contest blog post on how you can w…

KC Willis Studio Retreats

Remember when I posted about KC Willis and her online Collage Camp? I am sure you do well now she is offering in person workshops in her Colorado Studio.

I wish I lived near so I could take one myself. So go check out her beautiful art work if you haven't already, on her Lipstick Ranch blog so you can see the gorgeous art you can learn to make. Then when you realize that you NEED to sign up for one of her Studio workshops check out her KC Willis Studio Retreats site and sign up before all the spots are taken!

Want a chance to win a piece of KC's art? The first 100 people to spread the word about her Studio Retreats will receive a piece of her artwork. go to her Lip Stick Ranch blog for the details! You better hurry!!


Contest Update and Using Text

Sorry if there was a little confusion yesterday about my art give away.
Here is an update.

Leave a comment for a chance to win my nest ATC ( on the previous post) and then check out the Paper Imagery Designs blog for info on a bigger give away!

This week I was chatting with Angie about how I have a hard time adding text to my art. So I made the atc below as a way to practice adding text to a piece of art.
I think as with everything else in life the more you do it the easier it gets.

Thanks for stopping by!

Paper Imagery Designs Blog Roll Contest!

Comments are now closed! Contest winner will be announced on July 4th in the Paper Imagery Designs Newsletter!

Paper Imagery Designs Blog Roll Contest!

For a chance to win the ATC above leave a comment on my blog. Then check out the other Paper Imagery Designs Design Team members for a chance to win a piece of their art.

Contest ends July 3rd

Stop by each of the designers blogs listed below for your chance to enter their give away. Leave a comment and a way to contact. Without contact info you cannot be notified of your winnings.

Angie's Art Full Life Linda Cains
Eileen's Art Saves Lives Carla's Collage Cat Melissa's Altered Imagination

Once your done visiting the design teams blog check out the Paper Imagery Designs blog for a bigger give away!

Thanks for stopping by! Arlene

Nest Challenge

This weeks challenge on the Paper Imagery Designs group is nests. I love the PID nests sheet and the atc bird sheet. They are a couple of my favorite PID image sheets.

The above image is of the atc I did for the challenge.

The image below is a 6 x 6 I also did for the challenge. It is my favorite of the two.
I'm going to look for a piece of wood to mount it on.

If you like to use bird and nest images as much as I do in your artwork. Check out the link above. Also check out the Inchie page for a couple of sheet of inchie images.

Thanks for stopping by! Comments always welcome.