Monday, April 26, 2010

Deli Paper Tutorial

There is a really wonderful tutorial on making background papers by Marilyn Rock that you can find here (part 1) and here (part 2). It's done on deli paper and I absolutely love the finished product. The paper is light weight and adheres to EVERYTHING just beautifully. The paper below will be cut up and the swirls that I drew on it will be used for borders.

This paper will be used strictly as background paper to projects. I always make three of each color combination, so I will keep one the original size and maybe journal on it.
Go check out the tutorial and let me know what you think. Better yet, email me when you make something!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

The #8 Fish

This is for an -a-thon (yes, a-thon) entry. The theme was Sea. Anything, any kind...

Saturday, April 17, 2010

I've had a busy art (& laundry) day!

The weather went from many days of sun and warm temps the past week to cold and rainy this weekend. Since I decided it was a good day for laundry, what better way to pass the time as each load tumbles and rolls? Down to my nice warm studio I went. The Zetti bookmark is for a swap...

and so are these lovely sirens! They are for a "Sea Life" post card swap. This is a 4 x 6 inch postcard. I sure wish my 'girls' were that perky!

Friday, April 16, 2010

A new blog header...

Out with the old and in with the new. I got bored with the other one, Let me know what you think. I'm totally incompetent when it comes to digital art, so please keep that in mind!

Have a glorious day!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Zany Zetti Postcard...

I love vacation. There is nothing better than having no commitments~LOL!!! Oh, how I wish THAT was true! Target, Costco, Joann's, Michael's, post office, bill paying, TAXES, and the list goes on and on. Then I go back to work on Monday and my two younger sons (ages 14 and 18) have vacation. If left to their own devices, they would eat me out of house and home, along with their friends who would come here because I'M THE MOM AT WORK! So off to the grandparents for Tues., Wed., and Thurs. I'm no fool!

With the small amount of free time I had today, I made this postcard for a Zany Zetti Postcard swap. I'm still not nearly as proficient as I would like to be when it comes to Zetti anything. That's why I love this group I'm in. They have the patience to put up with all of us Zetti apprentices. I love learning from the master Zetti Jedi's.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Zetti House Fridge Magnets

I'm in a Zetti Houses Fridge Magnet swap and the whole idea is to make a 'neighborhood street'. I got smart this, eh, eh...I made an extra for myself. I want to live in my neighborhood, too! I'll swap 5 out and get 5 in return. I'm going to keep Mona because she's in my favorite colors.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Another Twinchie and a gift for you

Oh dear...I just could not get enough of these magnets. I realized that the first 2 I made I was going to give away. It feels like I NEVER make anything for myself. So, down to the studio I went. I made this twinchie for myself and when the other two sets come from the swap, I'm sure I'll have a grand ole time moving them around and making new "girls".

I also was on the lookout for striped Zetti legs. I had made myself a collage set of them a computer ago, and somehow, when I moved everything over on my memory stick, the other legs never made it. These legs are from tights adverts online. There weren't any 'copyright' so feel free to copy them and have fun making Zetti art!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Twinchie Magnet Swap

Let's talk about addiction. It is defined as: the condition of being habitually or compulsively occupied with or involved in something. That was me today...making these 2 x 2 inch pieces for a Zetti Twinchie swap. I'll send these to the hostess and she'll send back six 2 x 2's, all from different people. I have to tell you, this is going to be one heckuva sweet swap!

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Angel Bookmark

I love this group that I belong to. It's called Amusing Muses and the people are very active and VERY eclectic in their art media preferences. This bookmark was for a WINGS themed swap, preferably an angel.

Monter ATCs

I've actually had some of these done a while back. But with the school year winding down, I haven't had the time to upload anything. These are for an ATC sized chunky book swap. I had A LOT of fun making these!!!