Tuesday, December 23, 2008

More Christmas Cheer...

I finally finished all the ornaments that I soldered, and its time to move on.


I took a class with Stephanie Rubiano at Art & Soul in Portland and the class was incredible, but I thought that I would never do it again...until.......

I found this picture of my daughter in the coat that my mom got for her a few years ago.....
So, here is the present for my mom. The photo and "stuffs" are placed in a shadow box...my daughters name is Madison...which you can't tell from the photo....sorry that the picture is not very well, but I was up to my ears in glue and paint trying to finish this before we head out of town today...
Lesson learned.....go back and revisit a technique you learned and see what you can make of it. I'm happy that I did, and I encourage you to do the same.
I hope you all have the best Christmas holiday ever.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

We Have A Winner...or 2!!

Hi you all,
Didn't realize how late its getting....
I've been working or more ornaments and shadow boxes as gifts which I'll post pictures of later.
So, my winner is...Sissy923.

And....lets have another winner as well....why not, its Christmas right...
so, Dia...you're also a lucky winner..

So Chris L & Dia, would send me your address, and I'll get you some goodies in the mail asap!!

Thank you all for playing....and keep checking back....you just never know what you'll find around here.

Until next time,
Ophelia

Spreading Holiday Cheer!!!


I wanted to share some of the ornaments that I am making as Christmas presents this year. These are the four that I'm giving to the girls that I teach with. They have come to realize that this is my most favorite image that I use in so many of my show & tells for them at work. I made atc's, then did soldering to make ornaments for their trees.... hope they like her!!

I'll pick an winner for my blog giveaway a bit later today...now, to wrap these guys....and, only about 18 more to make :)

Until next time,

Ophelia

Monday, December 15, 2008

You GOTTA Love a Give Away!!!

Melissa over at http://www.alterediva.blogspot.com/ is having a great give away for her 4th anniversary.... WAY COOL stuff...go check it out..
I have noticed that there have been a great deal of give aways going on on different blogs. What a great, easy way to get some really cool things to add to your stash of collection. Hey, all you have to do is leave a comment...so there really is nothing to lose...right.

So, in the spirit of giving....well, why not...
Just leave me a comment...and lets see what I can drum up around here to add to your mixed media arsenal!!
I will pick the winner on this Thursday, December 18th...so I can get it in the mail to you and maybe you'll have an extra little giftie to open under your tree...
Won't you join me???? Leave a comment...
Until next time.
Ophelia

Monday, December 8, 2008

LUCKY ME!!!

I just found out that I'm the LUCKY winner of a blog giveaway!!!
This was done on Sharon's where you left your Holiday Memory...
Oh, how wonderful it was to relive holiday memories of my childhood...gosh, I'm lucky in both ways.
Until next time.
Ophelia

Good Morning....

I wanted to introduce you to someone...
She actually comes from a challenge on Jennifer's blog. If only I could draw a bit better, but I'm learning....or, should I say, its on my list of things to do before I die. But this is a futile attempt at drawing...
Anywho....meet my DIVA...

She speaks to me....letting me know that I AM AN ARTIST. That I should trust myself and my artistic ability...no matter my level. She lets me know that its time to spread my own wings... and well, FLY!! OK, so she is a bit puddgy around the waist...her lips and lipstick are way out of wack...but I"m quite proud of what I did... Right in the midst of doing this spread, I almost ripped it out...well because of the obvious...but I kept going...only really because the page right behind her I was fond of...
Anywho....she is my art DIVA...my muse...my cheerleader...no nasty words from her...NOPE!!
She just says "YOU GO GIRL" Where ever it be.....YOU GO!!
Until next time.
Ophelia

Saturday, December 6, 2008

A Few Things I Learned...

I wanted to share with you a few things I learned today....

First....I won't die without having Diet Coke with my lunch....(we were out)


Second....it is pretty fun to go through all of the stuff you have stashed in your studio and just play with something you haven't touched in a while.


That's exactly what I did today.... I pulled out my Twinkling H2O's and had a little fun.



I took an ATC blank (white card stock measuring 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 and went to town with my watercolor brush....layering color....

Here's more play...


And Finally, I stamped an image on my cardstock, embossed it, and colored inside the lines...



I encourage you to go on a dig in your own stash....It really is very inspiring.



Until next time,

Ophelia

Thursday, December 4, 2008

12 Days of Christmas

Hi you all...
Check out Tim Holtz as he does a tag a day for 12 days...
It really cool, plus, some fabulous giveaways.
www.timholtz.typepad.com
Hope you have a great day!!
Ophelia

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

If It's Meant To Be....

Good Morning...
First, I'd like to thank all of you who have signed up for the paper swap. This promises to be a lot of fun. From the papers that I have seen so far, its going to be a great deal of fun. Somehow, I have a brand new obsession with hand painted paper or altered paper...imagine that.Wanted to share with you another page from my journal.....
I've decided that if its meant to be....it truly is up to me....No more waiting on the sidelines of life...its time to just jump in and, well, live.
Enjooy your day...
Ophelia