Tuesday, October 06, 2015


I bought some egg dyes from http://www.ukrainiangiftshop.com/Complete-Set-of-17-Dyes/productinfo/DYESET/

I created a video showing how I use these and doing a comparison to Dylusions.

Egg Dye Color Swatches

Egg Dye Colors Compared to Dylusions 
The Dylusions  are more vibrant but more expensive. The egg dyes are around 10 cents per ounce compared to Dylusions at $1.50 per ounce ($9.99 at Hobby Lobby for 2 bottles, applied 40% off coupon).

Dylusions Swatches raw and over Liquitex Gesso 

In His Hands,

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

watercolor crayons compared

I caught a deal on some watercolor crayons by lyra and wanted to compare them.

In His Hands,

Thursday, August 20, 2015

#‎pawgustart‬ When Pigs Fly

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Palenttini Collection

From my Stampaway haul I have colored up a Palenttini Face It Stamp two ways. A lighter Skinned version and a Dark and Lovely version! The stamp is sold by Technique Junkies.


I used Primacolor and the Lyra Skin Tone set of colored pencils and some Gamsol.

for the whites of their eyes I used  a mix of colored pencil and Signo Uniball gel pen. Tip: put the gel pen down first. To add some more strands of hair I used Faber Castel Pitt pens.

to make the eyes pop I went over the stamping with .03 Acurit Professional Technical Pen.


And then following a Splitcoaststampers Tutorial for double matting layers I created two cards. I used my Misti and some Tim Holtz Runway stamps to decorated one of the layers.


The paper is from PaperTreyInk. The ink MFT Hybrid. Here is a peek at the inside just waiting for my sentiments.

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I had to jump right in and make some things before I put these stamps away!


In the Hands of the Creator,



Friday, August 14, 2015

Stampaway stencils haul

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Stampaway 2015 dies and extras

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Stampaway 2015 stamps haul

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Grid Technique drawings

I have been following an artist on Ustream Dede Willingham and she has taught me to draw using the grid technique. Basically you draw a grid on a transparency and also on your surface. Then place your photo behind the transparency and use the grid to get small portions of your photo and copy those lines to the grid on the your working surface.

I used my grandson from a photo. He is just so cute and I thought his mad face was more interesting to draw.
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I colored him in with Prismacolor and Lyra colored pencils. Not too bad for a beginner huh!
I am having so much fun!

In His Hands,

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Unknown knotting technique

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Mark Montano ATC Swap

I joined a swap with Mark Montano (http://markmontano.com/) yes that Mark Montano. I received some wonderful works of art and I want to show case them here.

First I received 2 from the host Mark Montano:





Next up is one that was finished front and back and I can’t decide which side I like best.

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Winter Love by Patricia Beauchamp



Marta Harvey



Stitch Wink by Bertha Trujillo



Corinne Gutierrez



Family by Jessica V (jlvphotography on instagram)



Word Up by Kim Patrick



Who You Are by Katie Smith


Thanks to all the artists who have now contributed to my ATC Collection.

I leave you in the hands of the Creator.

In His Hand,


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

From A Mess to A Masterpiece

I have been playing with a technique I learned at the Kentuckiana Calligraphy Guild meeting. We do so much more than calligraphy or I could not be a member! It’s a collage technique.


It is an exercise to loosen up your creativity. You use up all your scraps.

It starts out looking like a mess really.

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But from this mess came so many mini masterpieces. I cut it up into ATCs. The pictures don’t do them justice as the metallic paint just does not photograph in all its glory.

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Never give up…if it’s a mess you just might be able to turn it into mini masterpieces.


In His Hand,