Saturday, November 17, 2012

Wise Owl Canvas

This is a mixed media canvas that I have finished and will be sending off to my friend in New York state. Owls are reemerging as a popular trend again. But in all honesty who can resist a wise owl?
I've been watching a lot of Christy Tomlinson YouTube videos so I have to give her credit for inspiring me.
She has a unique style, her canvases are bright and cheery with a lot going on on them.
I've used papers, collage pauge, acrylic paints, spray mists, Faber Castell India Ink pens, stamps, and I know before I go any further I have to tell you that I miss spelled Ralph's last name and didn't realize it til I got the whole thing sealed. That's just going to have to one little quirk on the canvas that will make it one of a kind.
This owl stamp started life as 4 1/2" X 3" Stampendous stamp, but I blew it up 200%, colored it with Copic markers, cut around very close to the edges and collage pauged it onto the canvas. I traced the had 3 times onto black card stock, glued them all together to make the hat 3D, after all was sealed I added the bow tie and clock charm to finish the 3D effect.
I'm really liking fiddling around with mixed media canvases so you will be seeing some more in the near future. I found some Jolee's owl 3D owl stickers that I'm going to attach to 3 small canvases to go along with this owl just for fun. I also discovered this week how to make a pillow box look like and owl so my friend will be getting one of those in her package also.
So many cute and interesting things to make and just not enough hours in the day.

Happy Creating--
Beverly G ♥

Be Thankful ATC

Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog     WW#58-Be Thankful
We've got some beautiful weather here in N. TX. getting ready for the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend. 
I've got my turkey waiting in the freezer to be cooked up so for this Be Thankful challenge I just had to pull out this cute Stampin' Up turkey and this pretty designer paper. I colored the turkey with Prismacolor pencils and as you've noticed I'm into the little word boxes lately. Those I printed on the computer, popped the turkey and the words up with dimensionals, then I couldn't resist adding the jewels to the centers of the flowers. Every holiday needs a little bling, don't you think?
Join in the fun at Wicked Wednesday, you still have until Tuesday to enter--
Happy Creating--
Beverly G ♥

Monday, November 12, 2012

Garden Snail ATC

Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog     WW#57-Snail/Stripes
I guess I was in kind of a green mood when I created this because after I photographed it and was editing it I wondered why I didn't use blue stripes for a sky. She looks like she's having fun riding her snail in the garden on a pretty sunny day. 
Thanks Wicked Wednesday for giving us lots of days to enter, I'm squeezing in this time.

Happy Creating--
Beverly G ♥

My First Poem

I set this blog up to share my Paper Craft and Mixed Media projects, but I have written my first poem ever.
I have decided to share it here for there may be some others of you out there who are in the same situation that I'm in. We have now become care givers to our parents.
My Mom has been doing really good since she came home from the nursing home last July so I thought I could apply for a design team again and low and behold CS Designs accepted me. It was great while it lasted, but as usual when I think things are rolling along good up came a Doctor's appointment and my Mom has something wrong with her blood. Lots of trips to the Doc and lots of tests, which means lots more time given to care of my Mom.
So in a Doc's office these words came to me:
Care Givers Lament

Diapers, Wipes, and Blood Types
Doling out pills from morning til night
Dressing, undressing, changing the sheets
Cooking, cleaning, making ends meet
Grabbing a nap here and there
A Positive Attitude
Where Oh Where?

If I'm not commenting or making a lot of projects you'll know where I am.
It's taken me all weekend to make 2 inchies and one ATC which I will be posting later. 
If you are a stay at home care giver like me be sure to take some time for yourself even if it's in bits and pieces like mine. Taking care of an aging ill person is even harder than raising kids. 
My Mom deserves the best because that's what she always gave us and I happen to be fortunate to have a supportive husband who helps me to make her last years with us very comfortable. She'll be 88 the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

Happy Creating and Happy Holidays To All-- 
Beverly G ♥ 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Hats Off ATC

Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog     WW#55-Head Coverings

The Red Hat Societies were all the rage for awhile. I don't hear much about them anymore, but I couldn't resist creating this ATC with Red and Purple. The hats are from a Close To My Heart stamp set, the Swiss Dot embossing folder, Stampin' Up Concord Crush ink, my favorite red fiber, computer sentiment with the Curlz MT font, and a red marker to highlight the hats. Kind of makes you want to have a Tea Room lunch with the girls doesn't it? Chuckle, Chuckle--

Happy Creating--
Beverly G ♥

Light Bulb Inchie

Every Inchie Monday 2012      Light

The prompt this week at Every Inchie Monday is Light. As soon as I saw the prompt I thought of these little light bulbs from the Tim Holtz idea-ology line. I used this yellow splotchy paper to evoke the feeling of spots before your eyes when you are hit with a flash of light.

Happy Creating--
Beverly G ♥