18 July 2014


My first take on our July 2014 projects from Christy Tomlinson's "The Art Society"  I created this with my 8 year old grandson in mind, McLean lives on a small island north of us.  He and his siblings have lived at the beach since school was out and he loves music, I think he will enjoy this.   I wrote the lyrics of  "When You Wish Upon A Star" all around the outside of the canvas to create a border.  I know he and his mumma will sit and turn the canvas as they sing.

I have used a 6x6" canvas, a lot of different sprays, stencils, mostly Pitt pens for shading, a variety of sparkly products and a white pen for highlights.  I used "Goose Bumps" from Tsukineko  (a clear texture spray) as the final finish.  I am going to be working with the same elements to create a more sophisticated version.

Thanks for looking :)

16 July 2014


Inspired by Lizzy Wurmann's tutorial "Mixed Media File Folder - Scraps of Darkness" which you can find on Youtube.

I'm lovin' the bright cheery summerness of this one!  I pulled the file folder, scrapbook paper for the scalloped border, stencils, stamps, ink, paint, gold and black pens and washi tape out of my stash...that felt so great!  See what I can do with this stuff I collect/store/hoard LOL

My plan at the moment is to use this folder for storing the mixed media sticker labels I have done following Leike Michelow's label tutorial which you can also find on Youtube.   That is one of my labels in the envelope window.


I know that I will discover my own style of creating mail art but in the meantime I am having some wonderful creative time following along with some "masters of mail art".  This piece was created by following Roben-Marie Smith's tutorial "Scalloped Flap Mail Art".

and the back!

So out of the box for me but I can hardly wait to put it into the "mailbox" and surprise someone!

15 July 2014


Another piece of mail art to add to my stash!  Here I applied Christine's techniques and theme to create my own heart themed mail art.  Don't be afraid to take what you learn in one project and make it your own. I encourage you to check out her class "Hearts and Family Canvas".  Incredible opportunity to add to your technique tool box for $6!

and the back

8 July 2014


This is a deal you just can't find elsewhere!  $6 and you have lifetime access to Christine's complete class.  I think this is the perfect opportunity for those of you who have been wanting to try some mixed media and haven't quite made the leap and this is still a great canvas for those of us who have been working in this medium for awhile.

Do check it out!

4 July 2014


Having so much fun playing with new ideas from the 4 incredibly talented mixed media artists who put together the "Create It, Mail It, Alter It" workshop!

My 2nd piece in an underwater theme from Lorraine Bell's module.  LOVE it!

I mailed both pieces today, my "postmistress" hand stamped and enjoyed!

3 July 2014


I have been a member of The Vintage Dragonfly Swap group for several years, Joanne does the most creative swaps!  This latest one is for a domino book, here is what I created for my swap partner.

The front (I forgot to take a photo of the back).  The Garden Fairy image is from Retro Cafe Art.

The inside.  These images are from "Gallery Cat".


I am often amazed when I think about the paths I have taken and crossed in my art journey and where they have led.  And the friends I have met!  Journey is a bit of a buzz word in our community but it "oh so fits".  In the new year I was looking to change things up and joined Christy Tomlinson's "The Art Society".  Christy had  set up a Facebook group for the members, from there a swap group started.  Most of the swap group members were also members of the "Documented Life Project" facilitated by the "Art to the 5th" group which also had a Facebook group.  In that group I found a Mail Art swap group.  Now I am spending a good deal of my art time on a completely different path.   The latest leg of this journey is the course "Create It, Mail It, Alter It" offered by "Art to the 5th".

The front of my first piece from Sandi Keene's module in the workshop

and the back

I'm sending this one off to a crafty friend here in Victoria, I am anxious to hear what condition it might arrive in.  Thanks for having a look.