A Post From The Tundra

Snow dancing!

Snow dancing!

I am only half joking as I write the title of this post.  The high temperatures in the last week have been in the low teens to single digits.  I am not a winter person.  No sun = little ambition.  Cold + no sun = no want to do nada.  I’m not a math person either.  Just FYI.  In spite of all these calculations I have been making stuff.  I’ve been making lots and lots of cards.

A pretty and girly card

A grungy card for mom using hand carved (by me) stamps, ball chain, altered ribbon, resin coating, and engraved foil tape.

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Lots of mists, modeling paste, glass bead gel, Twinkling H2Os

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Embossing, inks, and stamping

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Back to the pretty pink and flowers, fussy cutting and ribbon

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A tri-fold card with super patina and distresssed metal (started out shiny brass)–love this card!!!

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Modeling paste, Lindy’s Stamp Gang mists, Inkagold pastes, and Silks

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3D stencil paint, embellished Blue Fern Studios chipboard

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All alcohol ink mixed with different mediums, except for the heart and wings which is colored with Inkagold

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Small sign for a holiday fair booth

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Custom birthday card made for client–antique doily piece, distressed chipboard keys and birdcage, stamping

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Holiday cards packaged for sale

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Custom birthday card for client–distressed barbedwire chipboard, modelling paste heart, bound like a book

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holiday card using stencil cream, fussy cutting, flower and berry pick, ball chain and blingy dangle

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Leftover snowflake die cut, piece of burlap string, stamping, distressing

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glass bead gel on flower, misc leaf and berry pick, glitter smear, Heidi Swapp Color Shine mist

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Stencil cream, doily pieces from stash colored with Lindys Stamp Gang mist, bling from stash

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Non-traditional holiday card–distressing, twine, ribbons, stenciling, feathered flower colored with mists, Stickles touches

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Ferro, Silks, mists,

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Well, that last one is a layout of a most delightful salad I made one day!

I’ve also been working on some mixed media projects

5×7 flat canvas–used my photo

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Wall hanging for a sweet little girl–Silks, acrylic paint, Gelatos, chipboard, lacy ribbon

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5×7 canvas using all kinds of goodness including MuddPuddles–you can watch a video of the making of this piece on my YouTube channel–Katyoparty

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Alcohol inks, stamping, Silks on recycled packaging–check out my YouTube channel–Katyoparty for more info on this project.

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Please feel free to leave me questions, comments, compliments!  Thanks for visiting!

ArtOutWithYourHeARTOut!

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3 responses to “A Post From The Tundra

  1. For someone who doesn’t want to do anything in the cold weather you are mightily productive!! There are so many beauties here I can’t say which is my favourite – maybe #1 and the trifold card…. they are all so different and eye catching in their different ways – you are very talented!!.

    I am very impressed with how well stocked your art room is – and you have gelatos!! I would love a pack but cannot as yet justify the cost – $NZ89.50 for a pack of 25!! Santa isn’t that well off 🙂

    • Hi Pauline! Thanks so much for your wonderful compliments–they are well appreciated! I am all over the place in my art stuff–sometimes I can’t get enough pink and sparkle and sometimes I can’t get enough grungy goodness and I’ve never met an art supply I’m not in love with. My attention span tends to be flighty too…..pretty sure they have meds for that LOL. “See” you soon!

    • Thank you Pauline for your compliments. I do tend to go all over the spectrum when I make things–that’s part of the fun!!

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