the MMM challenge is “meaningful music” … the TGIF challenge this week is “the color white”
*click for a closeup*
I created fabric paper for the postcard background adding the blackbird image on some white sheer rice paper … touching up with a dry paint brush and white acrylic paint
this Beatles song has always been a favorite of mine … I am often inspired by music
Posted in Altered Art, Challenge, Collage, Fabric/Ribbon/Fiber/Lace, Mixed Media, Mixed Media Monday (MMM), Music, Nature, Paint, Paper, Postcard (4 x 6 inches), Thank God It's Friday (TGIF), TIPs, YouTube
I created this beeswax postcard for the TGIF “it’s magic” challenge
the winged poppet is from Lisa’s Altered Art
still having fun with beeswax … I rubbed metallic acrylic paint on the stamped beeswax to highlight the edges
fun note about playing with beeswax, you can keep adding or take away just by reheating the wax … I had added a pressed Gingko leaf at the bottom but then decided to cover it with the angel … I worked on book board which is nice and sturdy
“For every soul, there is a guardian watching it! ~ The Koran
for more great angel quotes visit “Angels Among Us”
Posted in Altered Art, Angel, Beeswax, Challenge, Collage, Mixed Media, Paper, Postcard (4 x 6 inches), Quote, Rubber Stamping, Thank God It's Friday (TGIF), TIPs
Congratulations to the amazing Sandy celebrating 100 challenges on her Thank God It’s Friday Challenge Blog….that’s a lot of ideas!!!!
I created an ATC, with an image I found when shifting piles (cleaning up) in my studio along with bits of this and that
Congratulations Sandy… here’s to at least 100 more TGIF Challenges!
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two challenges in one postcard, TGIF: A Day at the Beach and SPA: Glamour Girls
junk paper background stamped and painted, along with water soluble crayons and words that popped off a book page
this week’s TGIF challenge is “a piece from heaven”, I did a little play on words for my gothic arch, using a book chapter title “Demand Peace” and a stone angel from my photo collection….our world would be so much more heavenly with Peace!
I would like to share another stone angel with you from my collection of photos from the 160 year old Washington, DC Oak Hill Cemetery
the angel image above is a FREEBIE for you to use and have fun with, no collage sheets or selling of my personal photo please
double clicking on it will enlarge it for your download
did you know my Magpie’s Nest blog has a search engine at the very bottom of the sidebar on the right…..Go to: “TO SEARCH, TYPE AND HIT ENTER” you can type in “Freebie” (or whatever word you’d like) and it will take you to links on that topic 🙂
Posted in Altered Art, Angel, Blog Candy, Challenge, Collage, Freebies, Give Aways, Gothic Arch, Paint, Paper, Peace, Photography, Rubber Stamping, Thank God It's Friday (TGIF)
This lovely lady just happens to have pretty red flowers on her dress which fits the TGIF challenge this week
I used a page from a magazine for my ATC background
The TGIF challenge this week is “Childhood”. For my skinny, I used two Leslie Brier images on a junk paper background that I stamped and added inked highlights to.
“Sweet childish days, that were as long as twenty days are now” ~William Wordsworth
Did you ever have one of those days……here is my gothic arch ATC. I Love the shape in any size. To see more offerings for this fun challenge be sure and visit TGIF.
Coming in down to the wire for playing in TGIF’s theme of “Exotic Birds”. My bird finally got out of my head and onto the postcard.
Had lots of fun with this one, into the wee hours of the night. Our scanner is not cooperating though, so I had to wait for daylight to take a photo.
“My favorite weather is bird-chirping weather” ~Loire Hartwould
Gold is the challenge at Dans ma maison il y a… du doré this week. The Neil Young song, Heart of Gold, is the first thing that came to mind. It’s a favorite and still speaks to me after all these years. Music really does inspire me and has a huge impact on my every day life. House is the challenge at TGIF this week also.
I covered a wooden heart with candy foil and painted it, adding texture with two kinds of mesh. The wings are German scrap and I used a golden flimmersterne for the burst.
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Friday’s challenge at TGIF is Dogs. I had a little fun with this one using a real playing card, covering it with stamped and inked tissue paper.
TGIF has the theme of “Santa Claus” this week. I’ve created a Santa arch using different papers
“Joy is not in things; it is in us” ~Richard Wagner, 1813 -1883
TGIF has the challenge of making “skinny’s” this week. For my 3 x 5 inch skinny I’ve combined paper, paint, book text, lace, satin ribbon and a button.
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