Thursday, November 19, 2009

**~Frosted Gingerbread House~**

Hello to those of you who like gingerbread!! I just finished 'frosting' the house and wanted to share it with you! I found this little birdhouse in a junk store and it was in need of a little TLC! I went to work with paints, papers, and other special 'finds' and then I mixed it all together! I came up with this little house that I just added to my Etsy! Just in time for the holidays! Hope you like it!!

**Jolly Old St. Nick**

I have been working on a few more Christmas cards! I have some postcards and sheet music that I have used in the making of this one! I just love postcards, new and old, and I am always on the look out for them in junk stores, (otherwise known as treasure stores for me)!! So be careful, after the turkey comes by next week, Jolly Old St. Nick will be on his way and he is watching!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

**CHristMas is ComINg!!!**

I have been working on a few more Christmas items! Getting ready for 2 craft fairs tomorrow, one is over in Scottsdale at Angel's Serenity, and then it is off to the Fall Fest in Glendale! It is supposed to be a gorgeous day out here, in the high 60s to low 70s! Here's wishing all of you a wonderful weekend wherever you may be! Enjoy those Holiday craft shows!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

I had the most beautiful shaped wine bottle to work with on my latest 'rekindled' project! I just loved it and wanted to try my hand at a table lamp. I used tissue papers and napkins to decoupage the base, then painted over it with a mixture of transparent acrylics and powdered pigments. I just love the shine that this added to the piece! My husband helped out here by drilling the hole for the cord and, as you can see in the pictures, it works! This lamp uses a 4 watt night light bulb. I added the finishing touches of lace, ribbon, grapes and leaves, and a lovely little lamp shade and here it is, ready for a table!! I can't wait to work on my next lamp!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

**So Much to be Thankful For**

Fall must be in the air for me, and in my art room!!
I just returned from a trip back home to Nebraska and I absolutely love this time of the year there! The colors, the smell in the air, the coolness in the wind! Love it!! It also must have inspired me to get into that artsy, craftsy mood! I completed these Autumn Greeting Cards and will be listing them on my Etsy site soon!! As you can tell, I found some silk leaves, which I embellished with glitter, and added to the cards. I love to use different textures, I think it adds a little 'punch' to the mix!!
I hope you are all getting in the mood for Turkey Day! It will be here soon!! Gobble, Gobble!