Thursday, May 31, 2012

Helmar June Challenge...what is it????

The HELMAR June Challenge will be revealed on June 1st. What is it...need you join in? Here's a hint from my projects on the challenge...can you guess what it might be???

Make sure you check the HELMAR blog to see what the multitalented Lydell Quin has up her sleeve!

Helmar Design Team Member

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Helmar 450 Quick Dry & Dew Drops makes me HAPPY!

Here is a project I created that is part of a series I'm calling SEASONS, this is SPRING:) 
Here is how it came together:
1. Background misted & gessoed with Tattered Angels Glimmer mist in various blues & green

2. Golden glass beads and Balzer Designs Rain stencil applied over background

3. MORE Tattered Angels Glimmer mist applied and allowed to drip

4. Prima flowers applied with Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive

5. Dew Drops from The Robins Nest applied with Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive

6. Blue glitter alpha's applied with...Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive

Thanks for dropping by!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Second Floor Challenge take!

I just love this challenge collaborated by Julie Balzer & Nathalie Kalbach...I was able to work on it in between my major studio transformation {which I will share real soon!}. I was working on a project for a class I'm taking with Catherine Matthews Scanlon...Art 2 Journal when I realized I could join the 2 projects together. Here is the progression of my Second Floor Challenge combined with The Art of Subtraction project.

Acrylic Paint Background

The ART of Subtraction
{no it's not Mickey Mouse}

Starting the detail

Detail Close-up

Completed project

Well back to work for all the fun household stuff!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Second Floor Challenge #4: Circles

Today is Challenge #4 reveal from The Second Floor Challenge with Nathalie Kalbach & Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

I haven't been able to start #3 and now #4...CIRCLES. YIPPEE! I love circles and can't wait to do this but everything will be on hold for a while as:

1. I'm getting to retire in 17 days and I have way to much do to fish out this school year {I really don't want to think about it}

2. I'm in the middle of a total studio transformation which is 3/4's done and I will be sharing this!

3. As soon as I retire I have to travel 800 miles to take care of a house sale that has been a long time in the works!

4. 6 blog posts to create and get ready for Tattered Angels and HELMAR.
All of this before the middle of June ;)

How much do I love circles???

Have you joined in on this challenge???

Saturday, May 12, 2012

My Art Studio Transformation

Today is the start of my studio transformation...these are the before pictures.

This is what is looks like right now!

So I have 4 days to complete this transformation...I'm already nervous because I know what is going to be involved and I'm pretty much out of commission! That is very difficult for someone that doesn't like change...but just wait!

Check back later this week to see the altered state of my art studio:)

Thursday, May 3, 2012

HAPPY NSD with Tattered Angels, Canvas Corp & 7Gypsies



Can't get much better than this...but you've got to be in it to win it ;) Here's how:
The other wonderful thing is that Canvas Corp, 7Gypsies and Tattered Angels are all having separate giveaays
for more chances to win!
This is how you can enter:
1. Leave us a comment on our blog and let us know what you like about our product.
2. Leave us a comment on our Facebook page also {link to our FB page}.
3.  Go to the 7Gypsies and Tattered Angelsfacebook pages to leave a comment there
 and say that Canvas Corp sent you.
Here is the Tattered Angels giveaway package...

Here is the Canvas Corp giveaway package...

Here is the 7Gypsies giveaway package...

Giveaway ends Monday, May 7th 11:59pm CST
The winners of the 3 giveaways will be announced on Tuesday, May 8th.

So...what are you waiting for????