Monday, November 24, 2014

Collage Crazy

I hope everyone is busy getting ready for the holidays.  Time spent with family and friends are a precious gift.  I know I've been very blessed, and I hope the same is true for all of you!  I've been very busy with collages lately.  Their one of my favorite things to do.  I just get such a kick out of making something so beautiful out of a plain blank canvas.  Sometimes you don't want to try to create for fear that you will mess it up.  I say, go for it!  Sometimes some of my best creations were because of a mistake I made.  It seems to come out so much better than it would have if I didn't make that mistake.

This collage is one that I had a blast creating.  The doll pattern is from the website of  Her work is so amazing, and she has some great videos on You Tube for inspiration as well.  I hope you all enjoy my collage, and continue to do some happy crafting!!!!   Happy Holidays!!!!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Art Show

Wow, do I have exciting news to share.  I know it's been quite awhile, but I really have a good excuse.  I've been working on some new pieces to enter into a art show.  Every year I submit my collages, and I've been lucky to win first place for the last two years.  This year I entered three pieces. One of them is this beautiful collage, which includes one of Julie Nutting's stamps made by Prima.

This collage won first prize!!!!  How exciting is that?  The animal chipboard pieces are by Claudine Hellmouth.  Aren't they adorble!  Then I won second and third prize for my other two collages.   I already posted the second place collage in an earlier post.  Here is the second place collage:

I'll share the third place collage in a future post.  So you see I really had a good excuse for not posting in quite awhile.  I'm busy working on Christmas ornaments right now.  I'll be posting more on these in a later post.  I hope you all enjoyed my fantastic news.  It just goes to show that you should stretch beyond your comfort zone.  I never thought I'd win, let alone first, second and third place!  Now I'm hoping to send more of my work to some magazines to see about getting published.  Cross your fingers and wish me luck!  Happy crafting!!!