Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Grow Your Blog Update....

January 31st. is the last day to leave comments that will be counted for my give-a-way. However you may still comment if you like, although it will not be entered into the drawing.
Thank you for all comments left.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Winter in a jar swap received

 This is what I received from my swap partner, Paulette. I love this little birdie nestled in some leaves of hollie.  No doubt trying to keep warm.  Thank you Paulette!
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Friday, January 18, 2013

Grow your Blog

Hello, "Grow your Blog" visitors!

Welcome to my art blog. My name is Debbie and I am a self-taught artist of various mediums.  I especially like to create in paper-arts; handmade greeting cards, mixed media collages, digital art using Photo shop, and assemblages to name a few. I also paint landscapes and make jewelry.

I started blogging in 2009 as a logical next step to expose myself and my artistic endeavors to the world.  During this time, I have been exploring how to stretch my artistic wings (and my muse) by sharing my art and participating in various online events such as this one.  I have made some art friends in the blogosphere world and I am pleased to be able to participate in Vicki's event in hopes of making new ones!

With that said, and in honor of this event, I am offering a give-a-way. To be eligible, please leave a comment about this post, be sure to leave your name and email address in the event you win, I can have a way to notify your to get your address. (you do not have to be participating in this event to win, just fulfill the requirement.) Winner will be determined by generator and results will be posted on or about February 1st on the blog.

Thank you for visiting me and for those visitors not associated to the "Grow your Blog" event, click on the link to take you to our hostess, Vicki for more great links to other great blogs. Good luck to you in my drawing!   Debbie

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Winter in a Jar

 For my "Winter in a Jar" swap, I decided to make a frosty Fairy that uses her magic snowflake wand to change the seasons, that gives us that wonderful snowy splendor we think of as Winter. It is simply a snowy scene with frosty glistening trees on a bed of iridescent snow and the frost Fairy herself as she waves her wand over the landscape. I used velum as icicles with a hint of stickles icing. Bleached bottle brush tress, heavly frosted with snow, and faux irridescent snow. I used a Yankee candle jar, upturned and used the lid as the base, (you can still open the jar, if needed) I used photoshop to make the Fairy and she is double sided and suspended from fising line from a giant snowflake glued from the top. I decorated the outside with some irridescent snow flakes from Hero arts embellishments, and topped another giant glitter snowflake on top over the one placed on the inside. I do hope my partner will like her jar. We are to mail our swaps out by February 5, but I now know where I'll be sending mine, so I can mail anytime.  BTW, I will post what I get in return. In the mean time, Happy creating!  Debbie

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