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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Got Petite Acrobats?

Tumble Fish Studio's new kit called "My Picks" was released tonight over at and this is my digital creation using the elements from the kit.......

He just looks like a mad know the kind that would shrink people and turn them into tiny acrobats to perform in small venues all over the country!  I borrowed the name "Dr. VanNostrom" from Seinfeld......remember Kramar pretended to be Dr. VanNostrom? :-)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Got Maters?

Well, it's that time of year when the other "fruit of the vine" is ready for picking.  Let's face it if you are a  tomato fan then you know there is nothing better than a matie sandwich on toast with Miracle Whip or Mayo!  

This digital collage has been created from Tumble Fish Studio digital kits:  Etcetera and And So On.

I had an awesome big pot of 4 different kinds of tomatoes and they were starting to get a billion little green tomatoes on them when it started to turn yellow and then I noticed one morning that some of the leaves were totally stripped off of it.  Much to my dismay this went on for a few more days and then I discovered this extremely evil tomato hornworm!!!! EEEEEKKKKK! It was so big and gross!  I had Gary squish it b/c frankly I was afraid of that pointy horn.  My matie plants never did recover.
If you find one of these on one of your matie plants make sure your roto-till the soil b/c they can lay dormant in the soil and hatch out the following summer (or so the internet gardening sites say).

Enjoy your tomatoes!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Assemblages and Don't Call Me Shirley.......

A few months ago I had the good fortune of finding 8 inch by 8 inch shadow boxes at Hobby Lobby marked down to a ridiculously low price so I bought a few.......8 to be exact.

 This one has been down with fabric flowers, a tin box painted with a crown, picture of the Eiffel Tower and black feathers.  The lady in the box is from Tumble Fish Studio's "Diva's Digital Kit" and "15 Dresses Digital Kit".
 Getting into that Halloween/Fall mood with this assemblage.  I used a vintage chocolate label for the background.  The girl dressed up as a clown is movie star from the 1920s and early 1930s, Clara Bow.  She stared in 46 silent films and 11 talkies.  She was known at the "It Girl" because she had it all as a movie star in the 1920s.
 How exciting would it be to celebrate Halloween in Paris?  Clara, the Eiffel Tower and the full moon are all raised from the background at various levels.  The orange leather heart and the black suede flowers and also dimensional.

My crafting BFF, Tracey has a full sized dress form that she named "Shirley".  Inspired by "Shirley" I made these dress form pendants made out of leather, painted and over-stamped.  

 The funny thing is that a few years ago I bought a stamp that said, "don't call me Shirley" and so I stamped it on back of the pendant.
Well, all you Shirleys out there, have a great Monday!