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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Much To Share

Hi all!  I should be watching the Blackhawk's game, but I can hear the hubby from up in my craft room, so it sounds like they just scored two goals within a matter of minutes.  Anyway, I just wanted to share some swaps and challenges I've participated in (picture heavy).  Thanks for taking the time to come over and say hi and to leave your nice comments!

Lunagirl Moonbeams Challenge: Black and White.  I used an image from a Lunagirl collage sheet called Civil War Ladies and Gents.  I wanted this mixed media collage to look like someone found this long lost piece of art in their attic.  I pulled out the silver leaf and gelatos, which were both very fun to play with.  I placed the photo on a decorative wood frame from Michael's and painted it silver and then added washi tape, scrapbook paper and embellishments.


Kimberly (ArtJoyStuff) Join the Circus ATC swap.  The first photo is the atc's that I created.


From left to right are the atc's I received from SherrySylvia and Jane Palmer


Two weeks of Tag Tuesday.

Symmetry


Down On the Farm


Pocket Letter Swap hosted by Corinne.  The theme was to make a pocket letter however you liked.  Below is what I created for my swap partner Tamie.  I used the Forever Green collection my Prima.  I absolutely love this line!


Below is what Tamie created for me.  Isn't it beautiful?  I love the colors, quotes and the girl in the middle!


Is anyone participating in the Daisy Yellow 2015 ICAD challenge?  The idea is to create an index card a day from June 1st to July 31st.  The idea is to create a little something everyday to get those creative juices flowing.  You can follow prompts or do your own thing.  My inspiration is Tina Jensen.  She has made the most beautiful index cards. Please go to her blog and take a peek.  Below is my first card.  I titled this card "She Loved Nature."  I'm going with an outdoor, nature theme.  I'm not sure if I'll have time to make one everyday, but I'm going to make as many as I can!






27 comments:

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh my goodness Kelly you have been involved in so many challenges lately and they look amazing. I particularly love your first artpiece with Luna girl and the Icad challenge looks so tempting too. Tina's nature themed cards are lovely aren't they?

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

All so very pretty. Love what folks can do with the humble index card. :)

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Kelly, it's like craft-a-palooza!! Amazing creations, each and every one! hugs :)

Cranberry Morning said...

Nice work, so pretty! I am seeing so many Civil War photos this week. It's always been a special interest of mine. Following along now via GFC.

Dorthe said...

Oh Kelly, so many amazing creations, you are so productive in creating beautiful pieces. The first (black/white) is stunning , I love it ,so much to see. Your ATC for Kimberly`s swap are wonderful and is yout T.T.tags, love the : "Down on the farm" with the nest and little pieces. The pocket letters are gorgeous, too, and so wonderful the ones you recieved .
Happy weekend and hugs.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love what you said about making something that looks like you found it in the attic...antique and beautiful. I was looking back at some of the pockets you've done for trades...they are gorgeous! Looks like such fun! Hugs, Diane

Missy George said...

Love the tags, Kelly.."Symmetry" is my favorite..You've been busy..

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Kelly, what an amazing group of designs by you and the others to you. Your work does have that vintage attic look and you have accomplished that well. Love your index card design. Your talents are over the moon my friend.
Thank you for all the inspiration you share.
Hugs, CM

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Kelly, Your mixed media project is just wonderful, love all the embellishing you did on it. It does look like something you would find in an attic somewhere, Fantastic job!! Fun circus images you had for your ATC's. Great tags, especially love the farm one. The pocket letters are so cool, I haven't heard much about these, they look to be the same size as ATC's, Love the dimension with the butterflies on your index card.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Stephanie said...

Dear, sweet Kelly, there is so much eye candy in this post :) Your talent is beyond beautiful, my friend. You know how to add just the right amount of detail and loveliness to your creations and it truly inspires me.

Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Happy weekend. Hugs!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

I did a lot of oohing & aahing reading your post. Love everything you made (especially the circus cards and civil war image) and received. I'd say your creative juices are flowing very well, just beautiful Kelly!

Laurie said...

What fun swaps -- I especially love the circus themed one and wish I could have participated in it! I have never heard of a pocket letter before!!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

WOW!! So many pretty things to feast one's eyes upon! A true Delight!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Hugs,
Deb

Debbie said...

such beautiful pieces!! i enjoy "picture heavy"...i am more visual than verbal!!!!

Bethany Carson said...

You did an awesome job on the Civil War-themed collage!

butterfly said...

Lots of amazing projects and swaps - what a great post. I absolutely love your "antique" mixed media collage - wonderful vintage image and beautifully distressing for a really aged look.
Alison x

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I just love this media art! So interesting and what fun to swap with others so talented!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I've looked for your blog before and somehow I never found it. But I am finally here and know how to get here, now. You make incredible art. That canvas is stunning. It was overwhelming. I'm still gasping. And your ATCs were the best of the bunch. Seriously.

I'm doing ICADs as well as SOC, so I'm sure I'll be back soon. I post my ICADs once a week on Friday, except for the first one. I would hate for you to see mine because they are truly inferior to your first one. I don't have the beautiful things that seem to be right at your fingertips.

I just learned what a pocket letter was about two weeks ago, and yours is beautiful. I'll admit you didn't get shortchanged on your swap partner either. You can be proud of what you sent and what you received.

Thanks for stopping by. Sorry I've not commented in the past, but now I know how to get hold of you.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Kelly, stopping by to say hi and love seeing your designs again. Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comment. Hope your June is off to a great start!
Have a nice day! Hugs, CM

S. Thomas said...

Wowsa!!! You've got some amazing work here, Kelly. The ATCs and tags are fantastic, but I have to tell ya', your mixed media collage piece is just freakin' awesome. Bravo!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What beautiful work you do, Kelly! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.
I appreciated your visit to my blog.

Michele Murray said...

Kelly
Those pocket letters have me really interested, something I have not seen until now.
I love your index card, so colorful...
I wanted to thank you for stopping by my "summer porch" post, it is always so wonderful to have you visit.
Have a great rest of the week.
Michele

"E", ...Beth... , from VA. said...

you know steven king really ruin clowns for me ... i really am kind of scared of them. creepy to me. i enjoy your war couple. i enjoy that kind of our world. ( :

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wonderful makes Kelly, your civil war collage is wonderful and love your circus ATC's! Beautiful tags for tag tuesday and those pocket letter swaps seem to be all the rage right now, love what you created for Tammie and the page she made for you is fab! Love your ICAD card too, wonderful colours and images. Thanks for sharing all of your great makes and go Hawks go!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

All so very beautiful, Kelly.TFS.
Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs,
Marie

Wen Sylvestre said...

Wow, so many beautiful pieces of art! I'm in love with your stunning civil war era collage, gorgeous! Sending you sunny smiles and hugs

Pia said...

wow so many beautiful things