Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Years Sparkle

Here we go. The finished chairs. When we went to LA to find the fabric we found this clear fabric with silver stars. $2.50 a yard. Then we had to figure out what to put under it. We looked and looked, when we would find yardage that looked the right color, when we would put this clear fabric over it, it would change color.

We had taken a swatch of aqua paint...so then we had to test and test the fabric, layer on layer

we found it!! $2.00 a yard. Batting 99 cents a yard and padding $5. Each chair. ended up costing $10 including the price of the chair...pretty good


This is what it looked like when purchased
This is the clear fabric
Happy New Year everyone!!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Glitter Love

If you could see the glitter, it might hurt your eyes...so bright, so shiny
All the pictures are backwards, the one above shows it without the handles
Stacey found this rather ugly tray for a couple bucks. she tore it apart...
Primed the wood. the brown stuff in the middle was like burlap
you can see it on the floor here. she painted the burlap turq. the wood was painted white, then with white pearl.
Then....Martha Stewards tinsel glitter "feldspar"was glued down....when that was dry...
RESIN...some of the fine pieces of glitter started floating....
it is soooo beautiful
Went to LA today, we found the fabric for the chairs...Come back
and visit tomorrow for pictures.
I'm joining
My Romantic Home

Retro Chairs

I went to the Goodwill, Whenever I hear Stacey suck in her breath...I know she has spotted something...looking over were these two chairs...we looked all over for a price. Not finding one, I found the manager...before I tell you the price...we played a game in our mind, how much are we willing to pay...how much is to much, what is our top price, how much do we think they'll be...
seems like chairs usually run$20-$25, oh I hope not...$15 would be a good price
so...when she said...$5.99...Yeppers!! We came home with the two chairs.
Stacey got them sanded and painted...off to LA fabric district today. Cant wait to
see what she will pick for the cushions...stay tuned...

Monday, December 26, 2011

Crafting Goodies

I've been wanting some of this putty. I had these two doll faces. After letting the putty dry I put in some paper clay...I cant wait to put some paint on them...do I know what I'm going to do with them??? nope, not yet.lol
oh boy, this picture didn't turn out..anyway it a Tim Holtz LARGE tag die, it works great on cereal cardboard.
I went to Jenny Dohs site...shes having a book signing with some of my favorite crafters, I signed Stacey and I up to go, should be a good time!!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Cupcake Wars Rob Machado Guest Judge

Had such a nice peaceful day. We have no family down here, Dean and I took a very long bike ride with the sun on our back...74 degrees. aaaah. What a winter.lol.
The reason I'm posting tonight...I am sooo excited. I am watching cupcake wars "surfs up" and I got so excited when I recognized the guest judge. Rob Machado. Here's why, a couple years ago when Stacey and I came down to Huntington Beach for vacation. We just happened to hit it when the US OPen Surfing...we were starving, so we stopped in one of the outside restaurants "Longboard" The city was bumper to bumper people. We finally got a table...a table for four..all of a sudden this guy and his son asked if they could join us. We said yes and they jumped over the fence to sit at our table. People were say hi to him...he mentioned that he might be a little famous and we laughed...We never got his name, he did say his picture was on a poster on the surf shop...He is also a Hurly model... anyway...what fun to see him on Cupcake Wars...he really IS famous, computers are great...we were able to google him.
Thought I would share my story

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas from My Birdies

All my birdies sold so I thought I better get busy, it is nice to have them around for the holidays!!

Merry Christmas

How Sweet The Sound
My Romantic Home

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Hand Painted Journal

***SOLD***

I just added this journal to my etsy...I just sold my last birdie and some spoons, I got busy today and finished a couple more...check out ETSY. Its really prettier then my photo with lots of texture

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Am I Up for THIS???

I went to visit Christy Tomlinsons blog and she had been contacted by these people and they asked her to put it on her blog....so I thought a minute...and then I jumped in and contacted them...am I crazy?? I have been working on a "word" for 2012...the word I wrote in my new journal is "TRY" I started a small list of things I want to try...well, I think this ad falls in this category...If I don't try, I wont know if I can. I did hear back from them, they wanted a photo of me and to list the the things I do...I had to laugh, but I started listing, and listing...I'll keep you updated!
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Little Wool Birdie and Tag

I just sold this little birdie on Etsy, yippee, I decided to make a little tag to go with it.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Snowman Watercolor

I know I showed this recently, but I wanted to sign up with Show and Tell Friday. Cindy had over 500 people showing their stuff. You can find it HERE I'm think of scanning it and making cards

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Journal page

Stacey suggested birds on a wire
to put behind the "mirror"
I might go with this one...I need to add beaks.lol
I know this is a bit springy, I started this journal over the summer, lots of sketches. I want to
have it finished up before the first of year. Last night it was fun to sprinkle watercolor and lots of inking...love micron pens .05 and .005

Monday, December 12, 2011

A Couple of Snowmen

I tried something new...I bought some mirror spray paint...and I followed the instructions from JoAnnA.. it didn't go so well, It might look better once I solder it... I don't know, I had to try.
Then I've been following Tim Holtz 12 days of Christmas tags. I don't have a lot of his supplies,
but I took my favorite tag and "made it my own". I painted and cut out the snowman, covering him in the crackle. I used glimmer mist on the tag. I wanted you to be able to see all the shine and shimmer.
I hand dyed the ribbon to match...anyway, if you go to his blog, I took his #4 tag
I get so frustrated with Blogger for mixing up the photos and I don't like taking the time to do one at a time...anyone else have that problem?? I was trying to make the snowman look vintage and then the two pieces of glass I "mirrored" but when I put them together...not a great look

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Shoes Gone Awry

Popped into Burlington today....oh my...the shoes, what a mess
I wasn't looking for shoes, thank goodness!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Journal Page Merry and Bright

Link
Merry and Bright. oops, I forgot to paint the base of the snow globe!
I'm linking up to Pink Saturday

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Watercolor Book

Out of one sheet of watercolor paper, no waste, yep, used it all up. The perfect size for me...8 pages 7 1/2 X 5 1/2. I worked on the first page....aaaaah. Love watercolor paper!


I can't wait for Jan. 1 !! and then Feb. ! I'm already signing up for classes!! I love love love taking online classes, its a place where we can share and chit chat and get inspired and meet new friends. The first class is with Alisa Burke...30 days of inspiration! Check it out...great price. In Feb. she has another class too. Then Joanne Sharpe has a class coming up...$35, you cant pass up on the price!! Love her lettering. Check my previous post if you would like to win my tags, I'll pick a winner this evening
Thats all I have for now....

Giveaway Tags 2


Garage Sale Gal, Deb, you won yesterdays tags I need your address. Here is another set...leave me a message and I'll pick a winner so I can get these sent out.
I'll come back tomorrow with the pages I made out of a big sheet of watercolor paper

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Giveaway Tags

Please leave me a comment, I'll pick a random winner tomorrow eve. This is for all 4 tags.
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Journal Page

This is not watercolor paper, it makes it real hard to move color around, this paper just sucks up the watercolor. Since I know I like this size, I'm going to make my own watercolor paper journal

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Pink Saturday Doodle Page

I played with doodles last night. I'm joining Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Playing in my Journal

It all began with this sweet tree that is tipsy after the storm
Here is the end result, my watercolor journal page



After sketching, I added a mask. When that was dry I put on a background wash then sprinkled with salt

Here it is after the rubber was taken off

I'm really enjoying this Strathmore mixed media book,
it takes light washes well, and the size is perfect for doodling

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Major wind storm in So. Calif


No major damage
Just a broken fix that was fixed today
It was a long day, it took the landscapers 8 hours today and they have another full day of cleaning up...and then they say it is suppose to be windy again tonight!!