Monday, August 30, 2010

Busy Busy

Wow! There are so many new things over at DeviantScrap that I have been swamped the last few weeks with CT work.  I had six pieces due this week alone. I'm not complaining, mind you.  In my previous life I would have been stressed out about having to get some giant spreadsheet done or balance the books or something.  Oh no, I'm not complaining in the least!  "Awww poor Amy is forced to make art with incredible resources, awww." ROFL!!

Instead of dumping everything out all at once I've decided to sprinkle my posts throughout the next few days.

I'm going to start with the new mini-kit by Holliewood Studios: Niches.  In this piece, The Farmer, I've chosen to focus on the tree but there is also a house, a bird and a male and female head.  Check them out, they're really fun!

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

There's a New Designer in Town!

Some of you may have noticed that I'm sporting a brand new blinkie in my side bar.  That's because one of my favorite Creative Teammates has decided to throw her hat into the designing ring and I could not be more excited!  Introducing: Finecrafted Designs!! 

What a debut she's made with her kit, Good For What Ails You.  If you're looking for vintage medical items and ephemera this is the place to find it.  There is also an ATC add-on and a really cool FREEBIE!!!  That's right, a Freebie, so you can see for yourself how great these images are.  Of course, you can find them all at DeviantScrap.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A Rose Is A Rose

I'm in love with the new kit, A Rose Is A Rose, by Holliewood Studios.  It's full of gorgeous gardens, flowers, and animals.  Head over to DeviantScrap and check it out!

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Thursday, August 5, 2010


While on our recent trip to visit family in Seattle, my Father-In-Law let it be known that there was treasure in his garage.  That's right, treasure.  I knew that he had been a teacher of visual arts for many many years but what I didn't know is that when his school district closed down the letterpress printing program he was able to rescue the print blocks and now had them stashed away in his garage.

Then he took me to see them.  My jaw hit the floor.  In a dusty corner lay hundreds of metal and wood print blocks.  You know how in the movies, whenever they open a treasure chest, a light magically appears from the depths of the chest?  It was like that.  Really.  Ok, not really, but they were pretty cool!

As I wiped the drool from my chin I heard him say, "If you can use them in your art you're welcome to have them."  Wow! I felt like I'd just won the lottery.  Really.  Ok, not really, but I was pretty excited!

I took a few pictures to show you some of them. :-)

Thank you, Mike!! You're the best!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

My Very First Calendar!

Kate, from The Kathryn Wheel, has been sponsoring a monthly Art Journal Calendar Challenge all year and after months of being blown away by everyone's submissions I finally decided to join the fun.  I know it's a little late in the year but better late than never, right?

Below is my very first calendar created using collage images from Tumble Fish Studio.  Even though the kids will be going back to school in a couple of weeks, August still means "summer vacation" to me and Marsha's vintage beach images are absolutely perfect.

If you are unfamiliar with Art Journal Calendars take a look at The Kathryn Wheel to see Kate's completed July calendar as well as her August calendar.  While you're there check out the rest of her incredible art.  She's one of my favorite artists and a huge inspiration to me.

This project was a lot of fun and I can't wait to make my next one!

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