Monday, June 25, 2012

From the debris...

 Well, THAT was embarrassing!  Like coming out of the women's room with your skirt tucked into your underwear while you glide across the restaurant floor to your table.  Well, maybe not quite that bad.  But I shared my messy art space and the only comment made was that my art table compels readers to clean!  Glad I could be of help.

Maybe only one person read it....

My space is MUCH cleaner today. My family can breathe a sigh of relief.

Birthing a new artistic creation is a messy process- just like birthing a baby.  But at the end, it's all worth it.  I want to share what I made from that cosmic disaster.

I just bought the Sizzix spinning pop-up platform.  And so these are my first cards I made with it.  I LOVE them!  I am thinking about loading some into my Etsy shop this week.  So stop by GryphonWylde.

I used some of the mixed media techniques I have been practicing on the second card.  I used a little glitter in the flower center.  It was a way to cover some excessive glue that squeezed out, and I love the way it turned out.

Another technique I am transferring into my stamping is doodling on the finished image.  The girl needs a little doodling and texture, but I am restraining myself.  After all, she is on a greeting card, not a wall hanging.  So I am trying to keep it simple.

Back to that messy space.  Anybody have any awesome art spaces they would like to show off?  I am always looking for ideas.  One of these days I am going to overhaul- get rid of the "temporary" storage and work stations and put in something more efficient and permanent.



  1. Beautiful cards. Your work always turns out wonderfully!

  2. I just love the mixed media feel to these cards...Hallmark should take note or better yet hire you! As far as work spaces go mine is a total disgrace and quite frankly a danger zone. I've been meaning to clean it while hanging on to hope that magic elves will appear in the night and put everything back in it's place...or better yet maybe my crafty godmother will bippity boppity boop it into one of the coveted craft rooms I have pinned on my creative spaces pin board :) No such luck...dang! Your posts always make me smile...your witty writing is as magical as your art!


  3. OOooooh - I LUV that little doggie on the Thanks card :-D Where is he from please ???? xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  4. The doggie is from Inkadinkado, item # 97620. They have so many wonderful sets!

  5. I loved my card! Sooo's still up on my shelf. :)


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