If you change the way you look at things the things you look at change-Dr. Wayne Dyer

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Faux French Country

I love French country the look and feel.  For me it has to do with the colors and patterns that when mixed and matched tend to take on a life of their own.  Since I am working on using up the supplies that I have, I have started making these little piles in my to do box of paper that I have envisioned a  good use for.  This particular pile has been calling my name for quite some time and when I finally sat down to create-out popped these "french country" roosters.  I don't want to offend any decorator with my whimsical rendition, this was my own take on that wonderful artistic style. It is like scrap-booking , after a number of years I found a style that fit me-collage, but neat, orderly, I guess you could say collage for obsessive compulsive disorders...these roosters reminded me of how much I enjoy mixing patterns and papers-backgrounds wings, bodies.  I enjoyed it so much!  So here are a few patterns that I have made so far-I am not done by any means so a trip to the coop will be making an appearance again...

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

How to Decorate???

March is going to be a rough month in the decorating department.  I have super cute St.Paddy's Day and Easter decorations.  So to give each their fair share of time on the front door and fireplace mantle I took down the Valentines right after Valentines and put up the St. Paddy's Day- and unfortunately for that cute stuff it is going  down on the 10th so the Easter will have some time.  Then April will just be-boring. I don't have any decorations that just are.  So for the cards I have been working  on they reflect the same not enough time to give each one it's proper due if you will. 

 It is no secret I love rabbits at least on cards and designed a few  new ones for this new season of "bunnies". I created some eggs to fit in my Sizzex basket and used various flower dies, button and tags to embellish them.  I antiqued all the edges followed by some fine black pen work to give depth.  And of course chalk for pink cheeks!  I used a shamrock stamp from my collection-to stamp a simple Irish greeting card-I added some glitter just for fun and away we go.  I am really having fun going old school with my dies and creating new and fun cards with them-stay tuned there are more to come...