Thursday, July 29, 2010

Halloween Cupcake Ornaments and More

I recently painted up a dozen Halloween cupcake ornaments with various ribbons for extra color...

Last year, I made these for Christmas and I'll be doing more this year, too. Place your order early!
cupcake ornaments

Halloween ornaments are now available on my Ebay!

Here's a few other ornaments I've finished up...

Halloween Candy Corn Ornaments

Jack o Lantern Hangtags for Halloween

Halloween Ornaments - Back

Halloween Ornaments - Front

A few mixed media canvas blocks....
Halloween canvas trio

And a new subway art sign for Fall!
Linking this up to Tatortots and Jellos' subway art party!
And do the CSI Project Fall Challenge!

Subway Art for Fall

Friday, July 9, 2010

Tablecloth Before & After Tutorial

I don't have a sewing machine, and it takes a lot for me to need one bad enough to borrow one.  But I did just that when I saw this tutorial on Smashed Peas and Carrots blog showing how to secure a tablecloth.

Yes, it is July and here is my kids indoor picnic table with a Christmas tablecloth (taped underneath with black duct tape).  No hurry, huh?


Here is the after with sewn corners to keep it in place.  Soooo much better than the duct tape which keeps falling off after awhile.

Not too bad for my first attempt...

I liked it so much I did both of my kids' craft desks, too!

And finally, as long as I had the sewing machine out, I did the kitchen table, too...

Thanks for the great idea, Maggie!

Garage Sale Makeover

Check out any garage sale, and I betcha you'll find several framed prints or just empty frames.  I love finding these and re-purposing them with a fresh look!

Take this sad framed picture I found at a garage sale for $1.

After cleaning the sticker off the glass, I just popped everything out and covered the existing cardboard backing with a black and white polka dot wrapping paper. Then I put a new print on top and put it back in the frame.  Here's the after...

Don't you love the print?  It's from Diana Duda and I just love it!  Check out her shop for more great art.  Looks awesome hanging in my little girls' polka dot bathroom...

Happy art makes my heart happy!  And when I can recycle something old and make it new again, it even better!

Linking up to share at these great blogs...


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Hand Painted Brick Pavers

Remember these landscape pavers I made last fall?

Well get ready...I'm working on a series of Halloween ones to be showcased soon!
Also, I'm featuring these at the outdoor party on The CSI Project.


Saturday, July 3, 2010

Mixed Media Paintings - Love & Peace

These love and peace mixed media mosaics are on 11x14 canvases.  Black distressed background with various patterns of paper and inked swirls.  Fun wall art!

Distressed edges...

Find them and more art in my Etsy shop!

Wine & Cheese Wall Art

Wine and cheese art hand painted on 16x20 canvases.

Distressed edges...

Available in my Etsy shop. More to come!


Texas Hold 'Em Subway Art

 Hand painted black with white lettering on 11x14 canvas.

Friday, July 2, 2010

She Should Wear a Crown

I heard this verse in church the other day and immediately thought of a tiara or crown. It is from I Corinthians 11:10 and reads, "The woman should have a symbol of authority on her head because of the angels."

So I've created more typography wall art, this time in pink!

Perfectly distressed for an aged & shabby look...

Hand painted on a size 16x20 canvas.

Currently available in my Etsy shop.