Thursday, April 21, 2011

Life is Good

I found out this week when trying to get my MOJO back that all I need to do is play with new stuff (and yes I am guilty of buying new stuff that I just have to have and some of it never sees the light of day). So more new ISC images, Tim Holtz products and sticky back canvas today!

Life is Good:

The main butterfly image is clear embossed in sticky back canvas using Delicate Swirls Butterfly (butterfly = good) and then colored with Vintage Photo Distress Stain (Distress Stain = good). I removed some of the canvas thread to give the panel a frayed edge (frayed edge = good). The flower and the background panel is from the Crowded Attic paper (new paper = good) and there is a layer of Glassine (Glassine = good) on the flower. Vintage dictionary definition ($1 find at a thrift store = good) and Butterfly fragment charm (charms from stash that never seen the light of day = good). Finally some sewing, inking, more stamping and distressing (that's all = good)!

Side view:

Be sure to visit the other ISC Architect’s blog/gallery:

Kathy Tucker
Julie Warner
Karen Dunbrook

Today = good - last night not so much! My Mom fell twice last night and every time it's a miracle that she has not really hurt herself. Life as a care giver and stroke patient = NOT so good.

Creating = Good! Have a great day!


The Stuff:
Stamps - all ISC - Delicate Swirls Butterfly, Artful Decor
Other - Tim Holtz and Ranger


Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great piece, love the dimension and the butterfly with the added fabric, great. Tracy x

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Wonderful, Kat! Love the vintage/distressed look you do so well. Great colors!

Lori said...

This is gorgeous Kat, glad to see you creating, and take care of yourself, too! I hope your Mom continues to improve!

Sarah Raines said...

oh Kat, it's so good to see you back and creating beautiful things again. I follow your blog and was concerned over your absence in blog-land. I'm glad you're able to find some time to craft now and am praying for you and your mother that she improves. It's wonderful to view your artwork again!