My Love for Art!

Hi there, for many, many years I've found art to be relaxing, to be an outlet to express how I feel, or to help me feel better. I love drawing, painting, creating art in one way or another, I love, love getting my fingers dirty with the many colors of paint, with resin, glue, you name it, well except for nail polish, because it always gets destroyed with ink and paints, LOL

Here are some of my art works I've done recently, a FaceBook friend Sandra Strait inspired me to get into Doodle drawing this year, I love her work and well I give her credit for inspiring me to start something new and fun and very addictive.  These are a few of the small Artist Tiles I've done, there's more.  Most of these started in black and white, later on I added color, I have to say my favorite is black ink, really fun to create with black, then see how everything transforms when you begin to add color, you have to know when to stop, sometimes I add a lot, sometimes just a little bit.

I hope y…

A Christmas Wreath!!!

Hi there today I want to share our November Blog Hop using great products from ColoriQue and U-Paint.  You can click here Designer Crafts Connection November Blog Hop to start at the beginning of the hop and see what all the designers have created for you.  I hope this Holiday Decor hop inspires you to create to either decorate your home for the holidays or make some wonderful gifts to share with loved ones and friends. 
I decided I needed a new wreath for my front door. This pretty metal tree was the perfect focal piece.  You can check their website to see all the different metal items you can chose from. U-Paint Metal Holiday Motifs

I chose three colors; Snow Summit, Verdigris and Ruby Slippers, you can check the link ColoriQuehere to get your own colors to play with, this is my first time using this product.
ColoriQue is an ink based product developed by Clearsnap® & jewelry artist Lisa Marie Jimenez. These colors are blendable and can be layered to obtain unique effects.  It&…

Hand Sculpting What I Imagine

Hi there, today I want to share something I love to do. I love working with my hands, and lately I've been sketching out ideas to make into some type of jewelry or to use in mixed media projects.  One of the products I like to use two part epoxy clay.  There are several brands out there and a while back I went to Michael's and found this jewelry clay on clearance so I figured I would give it a try.  It was pretty sticky, maybe it was old product, but at the end it did what I needed it to do. 
This is a self hardening clay, so there's no need to use a kiln or an oven to cure this product.  I got two packages one had black and white parts, the other had white and gray parts to mix.   Just like the two part epoxy clays, you take equal parts and mix them well until you only have one color like in the third photo below. Once the clay is mixed, you have about an hour or so to work with this clay before it begins to harden.  One of the reasons I like using this product is becaus…

MAY Blog Hop - Mod Podge® by Plaid

Hi there today we are having a great blog hop with Mod Podge® by Plaid,  please make sure to start over at the DCC Blog to stop and see what all the designers created with these fun and creative products and to enter for thet giveaway to win your own products, you have to comment on the DCC blog and enter using the Rafflecopter widget, so good luck on the giveaway. 
Now for my project I wanted to make something for Father's Day.  I have a small nephew his dad is about to graduate from boot camp and thought it would be nice to make this project for him to give to his dad when we go see him graduate and become a US Marine officer.  
This foam elephant puzzle had two sides, the front had the letters, so I used that as the back, I didn't want the alphabet to show.

Now let's get started with this fun Father's Day photo frame.  I used some jumbo craft sticks to create a fence and instead of painting it I decided to decoupage the sticks with the  Mod Podge ® Puzzle Saver.
Each si…