You are invited to share with me the Joy there is in creating Art. I mean the "I can do it" and "it's fun" and "it's beautiful" kind of art, whether it is "museum quality" or not. Here you will find some of what I like to do and, I hope, share some of your joy, too.

Welcome to my blog, Rae Ann.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

New projects for Paperfollies

I've joined the Yahoo group, Paperfollies, and I've been very busy.  They do a variety of very clever projects in the same styles used on inchies:  ATC's, cards, altered art, etc.  Here are some of my recent masterpieces.

House - 5x7 - Paperfollies project May 2011
This house was a lot of fun to do.  I created a "wordle" on line related to the types of art I do.  My face is peeking through the window and my cat is below it, in the corner.  The decorative circle is a painted button.

This project, called Foil Mail, was fun, too.  I hadn't seen this technique in a long time.

I don't usually make cards so it was a nice change to give it a try.

For the mosaic challenge I tried to use a technique called faux-mosaic that I learned about on-line.  It didn't come out like the example but I like the look.  It reminds me of mosaics found at ancient sites, like Pompeii.

And last, but not least, the ATC's - a pair of Graffitti and a pair of Zetti style.

I HAVE been busy --- HAVING FUN!

Monday, May 16, 2011

My Wordle

I know something wasn't done correctly but by using the link, my art wordle, below, you can see the word cloud I made from words that describe the art I do.

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          title="Wordle: my art"><img
          alt="Wordle: my art"
          style="padding:4px;border:1px solid #ddd"></a>

Monday, May 9, 2011

Busy with Inchies!

I've done a lot more inchies than I've posted recently.  I like to share some of them.

Every Inchie Monday - Pink
The background is made with a soft rose ink pad so it's not a "pinky" pink.
One of my upcoming swaps calls for inchie envelopes:

These were fun to make.

I've also been playing with shades of one color by layering shading and stamping.  Here are red, brown, pink, and blue.

I tried a new technique which I found at Go Make Something.  It's Iris pattern #1; I made it into a twinchie.

With the scraps from this I made backgrounds for these:

That's all for today, although I have even more that I haven't posted.  Have a great day.