Friday, May 31, 2013

First Attempt at a Face

Hellooooooooo! This is my first attempt at a face (and maybe my last!) and I'm not very happy with it, but as I said, it is a learning experience! I was going for a softer look, but really botched the lips and she looks a lot sterner than I had intended! LOL Wish I could take a class in drawing, but, alas, I can't even find a tai chi class where I live so I will have to depend on videos............not much fun!!!!!
Would love to know what you think.....I really appreciate constructive criticism! Thank you for taking the time to hearing from you! Hugs, Christina

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Hello Baby!'s been a long time between postings! A lovely gal at the salon is going to have a little girl next month so I thought I'd make a baby card, something I don't normally have occasion to do!!! I used a cute little Magnolia image and the die in the background is one of my favorite Memory Box dies called "Catalina Wreath".

Thank you for taking the time to visit my humble blog............I truly appreciate it!!! Hope you are having a fabulous day! Hugs, Christina

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A new canvas.... a girl!

OMG....I finally did it.........I created a girl on a canvas a la Christy style!!!!!! I got really nervous when I painted her hair, but I think it turned out OK! I used various stencils and rub-ons to create this canvas. Hope you like it!!!!! Would love to hear your comments! Thank you, Kelly, for your input.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Magnolia and Mixed-Media Canvas

Good afternoon everyone! Well, I finally had a little inspiration so I worked on a birthday card for a friend showcasing the cute happy princess Tilda from the "Once Upon A Time" collection. She is colored with copics. All embellishments are from my stash. The inside of the card features two Magnolia tags and the papers are from the MF C'est La Vie Collection, a gift from my dear friend.

This canvas is my continuing journey into mixed media art. Please keep in mind that this is a learning process for me and I have a lot to learn!!!! Definitely not feeling secure in this new endeavor yet!

Thank you so much for your visit and I am especially thankful for your comments. Big Hugs to all!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Little Cute Tilda

Good afternoon.....hope your day is going well! I had a little time to craft this morning and I decided to color the little cute Tilda from the Once Upon a Time Collection. She is colored with copics, inspired by my talented friend Brigitte. I used the same copics, except for one, which I did not have. Thank you, Brigitte, for always inspiring me. The papers are from my stash and the lovely lace is from my friend, Claudi. Thanks, Sweetie! The banners were a gift from the wonderfully talented Sharon. Thank you so much!

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Hugs, Christina

Monday, May 6, 2013

Mixed Media Tag Exchange

Hello everyone.....hope you're all enjoying your day as much as I am. The weather is so beautiful today...really enjoying this!

Have I got something to show you today!!!!! My friend, Dena and I exchanged mixed media tags and I'm going to show you her amazing works of art first because they are far superior to mine. She is such an incredibly talented artist and you will appreciate all the work she put into those lovely tags....THANK YOU SO MUCH, DENA.....I looooooove them!!!!!

Aren't they just the most gorgeous tags you have ever seen????????????????? By the way, this is her FIRST venture into mixed media art!

Now, I will show you my attempts.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I appreciate your visits and your comments. Big Hugs, Christina

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Journal Pages.....continued!

Good afternoon and a very happy weekend to everyone! I am continuing my mixed media journal. I am so grateful to my wonderful friend for giving me this journal and inspiring me to start this fun journey. An art journal is so liberating because there is no can do whatever moves you! I love birds and I love butterflies and I love color!

Thank you for visiting my humble blog.....I appreciate each and every one of my visitors. Love and hugs, Christina

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Happy Princess Tilda

Good afternoon everyone.....hope your week is going well! Had a little time today to work on a new card featuring my favorite image from the current "Once Upon A Time" collection. She is colored with copics and showcased on lovely Maja paper and lace from my stash. The lovely wildflower paper behind the image is also from my stash. I did some frantage embossing around the oval edge.

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and leave a comment. I love reading them and I truly appreciate them. Big Hugs, Christina