Posts Tagged ‘art card’

Quoting Jane

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

I adore Jane Austen, the books, the movies, the BBC miniseries, all of it! I have a wonderful Jane inspired stamp set from Oxford Impressions that has Regency style images and quotes from Jane’s books and it’s quickly becoming one of my favorite sets. It so much fun to color, especially the womens dresses. I recently made a set of 3 Artist Trading Cards (ATC’s) using them. I stamped the images with black Memento ink on cardstock and colored the images with Spectrum Noir markers (I can not stop using these markers!) and then stamped the quotes onto clear acetate and attached them over the images with brads onto coordinating colored cardstock. I also added a charm to each one that went along with the theme.

Jane Austen Home Quote ATC

Jane Austen Heart Quote ATC

Jane Austen Reading Quote ATC

These are currently available in my Etsy shop.  These have now sold.

Gears and Cogs and Watch Parts, Oh My!

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Here’s a couple of Steampunk themed collages I made recently. They both use a cool steampunk girl stamp from Sweet Pea stamps. The larger collage is on a vintage Bingo card with metal gears and cogs, move-able clock hands, it’s hanging from wire on metal grommets with a key charm.

Steampunk Bingo Girl Collage

The Art Card is on a reproduction small Bingo card that says Woman’s Auxiliary Air Force, it also has a metal gear.

steampunk art card

They are both currently avilabe in my Etsy Shop.

Caged Cards

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Here’s a few Art Cards I made with a cool new bird cage stamp. In the first two I used a template and patterned paper and cut out the bodice of a dress and added it to the top of the cage so it would look like a vintage “cage” dress form. I added a bird inside the cage and a tiny wire hanger to hang it from.

Red Cage Dress Art Card

Yellow Cage Dress Art Card

This card uses a quote from William Blake and I added a blue bird and some tiny black alphabet beads.

Blue Bird Art Card


Beware of Black Cats

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Actually I love black cats, I’ve had two in my life and loved them both so much!

Here’s a Halloween stamped ATC. The cat is stamped on pattern paper and I’ve layered a sheet of mica on top, holding it down with photo flips. I added rhinestones for his eyes.


Black Cat Art Card

I’m FOLKsy

Monday, September 12th, 2011


I’m so thrilled to have my little Witchy collage art card in the first issue of FOLK magazine!! This is a great new magazine featuring recipes, decorating, history, craft ideas and articles on the small town country lifestyle. My collage is on page 23 in the “People, Products and Places to Love” section. For more info about FOLK click here to visit their website.


I’m melting………..

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Melting wax that is. I decided I hadn’t played with bees wax for awhile so I got my little crock pot out and played around with it the other day. I made some more captured fairy in a jar art cards, like I did in the past, dipping the collaged jars into the bees wax, they always turn out cute. I also did a bird collage I’m really happy with. I started with a wooden tag and collaged vintage music sheet and images of a bird and egg and the word “fly” cut from a vintage book. Then I took a brush and covered the tag with the melted wax. One of the cool things about wax is it can be remelted. So in a couple spots were it was too thick and cloudy I used my heat tool and melted it a bit to thin it out. You can also use a mini iron to melt the wax as well. I then added some game pieces that spell “egg” and faux grass for a nest. I covered a 5 x 7 canvas board in vintage dictionary paper, mounted the tag in the middle on cardstock and then added a few vintage buttons.

Here’s a couple of my fairy art cards:

doesn’t he look shocked to be captured?:

and this is my bird and egg collage:


Come to My Garden Party

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

I belong to a Yahoo group devoted to Artchix Studio, they sell wonderful collage supplies, check them out of you are not familiar with them: . The yahoo group does a bi-monthly lottery with a theme using at least one Artchix item, the theme this time is Garden Party. Here’s my entry, an ATC. I used an image from an Artchix collage sheet, added color to the flowers with colored pencils and framed it on scalloped pink cardstock. It’s popped up on a background of patterned paper from Close To My Heart that is black, white and gray, so I colored some of the flowers the same pink color and added a paper flower with a rhinestone flower in the middle. I cut out the words “garden party” and free hand cut a crown from an old dictionary and added them to the picture. (The lotto winner gets all the art work, hope it’s me! :) )


Jars Full of Fairies

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Here’s a group of Art Cards I did last week. I used my canning jar stamp and stamped it on transparency sheets and put a captured fairy underneath on the base of vintage book paper and cardstock, attaching the transparency with tiny brads.  I also added an old fashioned label to the jars and stamped “found object” on the label. Simple but cute I think:)


Alice in Gameland

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Several years ago before I taught myself how to solder I used to make alot of jewelry with dominos, so I thought I’d try them again. Dominos are fun to work with but it’s important to remember that not all mediums will “stick” to the slick surface of a domino, some people soak them in bleach and/or sand them to give them a “tooth” to help mediums stick better but I guess I’m too lazy for that :) and have never found a need to do it. I try to use permanent inks and markers such as Staz-On ink pads and Sharpie markers. Chalk ink pads work well too but need to be heat set (with a heat gun) to be more permanent. Dominos are inexpensive so it’s nice to play and experiment with them to find out what works well and what doesn’t. I also like to seal mine just to make sure all my hard work will stay for a long time since it’s something that will be used and worn. A clear spray sealant works well or any type of clear dimensional liquid (like Liquid Glass, Dimensional Magic, Crystal Lacquer, etc) works nicely too, they will give a nice shiny look over your artwork. Using permanent mediums also helps when you go to seal your domino because they will not react and possibly bleed when you apply the sealant.

Here are a few pins made with Alice in Wonderland characters, I added alphabet beads along the domino edges and large pin backs on the back of each.


Also here’s a few more art cards using small bingo cards and those same fun black alphabet beads. This time I made them with Alice, the White Rabbit and Alice dressed as the Red Queen.


Challenged to Fly

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

I belong to a mixed media artist group on Etsy called Melange and each Wednesday we have a challenge word and everyone makes an art piece based on that word. This weeks word is “Fly”, which happens to be a favorite word of mine, I use it often in my work. I made two pieces for the challenge, both Art Cards, using some really fun small bingo cards I bought at a convention a few years ago and some cool black and white alphabet beads. Be sure to visit the Melange Team blog :  and click on the comments to visit my fellow artists blogs and see what they made for the challenge. Also please feel free to participate in the challenge yourself, you do not need to be a member, just link to your artwork in the comments section too.

my first card is a cute fairy flying a butterfly:


my other card is a bird inside a cage: