Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Belated T for Tuesday Post..............






I'm late ...I'm late for a very important date! T Partyers I hope you will forgive me for being a little late.......I've spent the day digging out the craft room from the state i left it in when my company showed up....... I finished up these lovely tags..... Before my company came and we had all our wonderful excursions i had no idea what i was going to do with them...... 


I generally don't make tags........I'm more of a PostCard kinda girl... Next week i will show you just what i did with them..... But for now let me tell you that the substrate is a cereal box or mac and cheese box or a  poptart box..or.......or..... you get the idea :) I used a hole punch to get the hole...... covered it in gesso then used Dylusion's Spray Ink ....and coated the whole thing with a good coat of Plaid Royal Coat Hi Gloss Finish...... and i found these gorgeous stickers ......i wish i could remember where ......i'd get some more..... :)  The ribbon i saved from somewhere........ the Land of Misfit Embellishments...maybe.. :)   Now i 'm telling you the brand names of everything not because i'm being paid in anyway to do so but because i simply LOVE the product.......

The Dylusion's Spray Ink gives fabulously bright colors.... my only issue with them is they are water-soluble and will reactivate if you get them wet again..... So i had a heck of a time figuring out how to seal them......my go to gel matte medium or mod podge was not going to work as they smeared...... 

Enter a very old and neglected spray can of Plaid Royal Coat Hi Gloss Finish....I just pointed the can, closed my eyes and sprayed while praying to the God's of Misguided Crafty Adventures......the very fine spray did not reactivate the ink and gave me a hi gloss ......glass like really finish......... Just thrilled with the results Whew! ......  I had to go to Plaidonline.com to find some more. I cannot remember the price but i remember it being reasonable for quite a good size can...... 

Did you see the Postcards in the header??? Wrapped those up today too! I can see my desktop again! WooHoo!  Again those are the spray inks and finished with the Plaid.   I hope to be a little less scatterbrain next week and actually have something liquid to show you! Happy T Day!! Hugs! deb

Monday, September 8, 2014

Missing In Action.........



..........so much going on this past week or so...its been crazy.... Hubby celebrated a birthday with a little of my Black Magic Cake




Took a friend visiting from TX to every place i have fallen in love with in CA .......well we didn't make it to EVERY place but we gave it a good try....and LOOK she found a banana slug!!!!   The only one but i'm glad she found it and got to see it... :)  All that slug hunting hubby and i did in the rain and didn't find one and then BAM she found one...lucky duck... lol........

A whirlwind tour of Muir Woods, Muir Beach, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe........where we had fool's gold between our toes.....So much fun and i'am just now getting everything back under control .... clothes washed...dishes..... hubby is back at work too starting today...whew...........   My friend and i had our first trolley car ride together......that was so much fun..... Hanging on the side going up and down the hills of SF..... So far she is the only one of friends and family to take us up on the invite to come see us in CA....... I hope we showed her a good time!!   Back to regular posting soon!!!!! Big Hugs! deb 

Whoops ......sorry if the header makes your eyes go a bit wonky...its a little out of focus..... I was watering my plants EARLY in the morning before one of our excursions and i had a 'little' visitor...really though he was far from little...at least the size of my hand! ......such a lovely fluorescent green don't you think......?

Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday Sketches........

.............well i was going to join Dion Dior with her Friday Sketches... but i don't see a post from her this morning.........so.... I will just share whats going on anyway....... :)...Aaahh DionDior is back!!! so here we go! ..... The cat's in the tree sketch is coming along .........albeit slowly...... I think i spend more time 'eyeballing ' it.......... trying to decide where i want the boxes...how i want the limbs to go....... Sometimes i won't touch it for a week...... then i'll pick it up ...eyeball it and add a little bit or take away......... 

This process of pulling an idea out of my brain and putting it on paper is not easy for me...... This tree exists no where else but in my imagination........ thats not how i learned to draw....... I do fairly well when i have a picture in front of me......... I'm a good 'copier'... but to pull something like this out of my imagination...well... its almost like 'giving birth'...... But i LOVE The idea that it exists no where else but in my head...... and that it is truly MINE.....my idea...my concept....... I like the challenge........ Sketches like this of mine don't always work out...... but some do... and i'm still liking this one.... The top of the tree will continue on off the page.... Not sure if thats okay or not but i just can't seem to put a top on it...LOL! 

I'm not sure about the bird but i sketched it and inked it and its a part of it now... The image in the header is the latest one and i where i stand now with it... I don't know about you but i'm lovin' the roots at the bottom.......  Hugs! deb

After some deliberation i've decided to join Paint Party Friday even though there is no paint on the page yet...its still in the sketching stage...........

Thursday, August 28, 2014

On a Road Trip..........



..............to Sacramento a few weeks ago....and we came upon this truck.....what is that in the back????



..........what could that be?????


.......did you guess?????  Tomatoes!!!! Roma tomates i think....We see so many of these trucks! This must be tomato country! I don't know why but they always make me smile... It just seems odd i think not see them in crates or boxes or something......... Soon all these tomato trucks will be pumpkin trucks!!! That is a sight to behold too.  I'm kinda lovin' living in this Agricultural region of the country.  Cherry trees...orange trees... peach trees....almond....walnut....olive trees...grape vines.... fields of stuff i don't even know the name of ...but would like too...... I wish the farmers would put signs out for us ignorant people and tell us what they are growing... Oh i know corn and cotton from living in TX but so much is hard to identify.... Last year i saw HUGE pumpkin field!  I see alot of hay around here too.......  Well i just wanted to show you my tomato trucks! :)  Hope your having a great week!!! Hugs! deb

Monday, August 25, 2014

Is There Anything Better......

 ............than 'tea' and good conversation.....or in my case coffee . :) And you won't mind will you if i continue to work on my current obsession.....?  What a week! The things i could tell you!!!  And on top of all that an EarthQuake!!  that thankfully we didn't even feel...   We had our own sort of earthquake.... or hubby did at least....




I get a phone call what was it? Wednesday...... 'Honey i've been rear ended..........' Needless to say the car that hit him got the worst end of the deal... i think it was totaled.  Ours is about $3000 in damage.......... The collision actually knocked the hat off of my hubby's head and nothing does that...not rain not sleet nor snow or high winds!!  At first hubby thought he was okay then about midnight that night the pain in his neck really kicked in and we ended up at the hospital Thurs. morning....thankfully nothing serious just strained muscles . He took the rest of the week off work and felt much better going to work this morning..... I think he's more upset about his poor baby truck being hurt and that he will have to drive a rental car for about a week..........So all's good......

Remember this???  Well this image was accepted at MisterDressUp.com to be put on tshirts for one week. I thought you might like to go check it out and just see how it looks on a tshirt. Its pretty cool i think........Love to know what you think!

And if we were sitting around drinking coffee....or tea or ........ i would HAVE to tell you about my friend Eileen's GiveAway....You know because i'm nice like that.... :)  .......She is having a relaunch party that includes some terrific GiveAways and i wouldn't want you to miss out (a piece of my artwork is listed!)....... So if you have a minute....after we finish our 'Tea' ofcourse pop over there and show her some love.........


And........since we are spreading around the love stop by and say hi to Kathy who also happens to be launching a new blog AND having a GiveAway......... See !! Look at all the gossip i have to share this morning! :) The kind of gossip that might help you WIN something!! I hope your having a wonderful T Tuesday! I have company coming next week so you KNOW what i will be doing this week! ......drumroll please......CLEANING........... uughh.....Linking with Elizabeth !!  Big Hugs! deb