Digital Elements in the blog header from Hidden Vintage Studios and Holliwood Studios @

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Moving Toward Christmas

The winner of the caged raven necklace is.......... Noah! Congrats Noah and thanks to all who entered and took the time to leave a comment.  Thanks to the new followers who joined this week as well.  You are all great!  Honey Girl Studio has put away the black and orange paper and paint and started to break out the red and green, yes it's time to start Christmas projects!  Have you started your Christmas projects yet?

This is a digital collage piece I did entitled "The Deer Sisters".  Aren't they sweet? Jingle bells.......jingle bells........

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Caged Raven Necklace

It's a Halloween giveaway!!!! This handmade necklace is made out of leather, yes leather! The cage, the raven, the background, all leather.  The metal chain measures 19 inches long and there are 4 glass and lava beads dangling from the bottom.  The cage measures about 2 inches long.  The necklace would look great with a black turtleneck!

So how do you win this baby? Just leave a comment for this post about the craziest Halloween costume you've ever worn.  I'll pick a winner on Wednesday and send it right out to you after I contact you for your address.  Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Poe in Paris

Just a book I altered and entitled "Poe in Paris".  What if Poe met the Raven in Paris on a rainy October evening?  What if the Raven befriended him and then slowly drove him mad?  That's what this book is about........

All of the pages are original digital artwork.  Some of the pages were covered with fabric, lace and burlap.  Silver and orange glitter leaves have been glued between the pages.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Black Glitter + Chipboard = Hallowornies

What in the world is a "Hallowornies"?  Well that would be a small Halloween ornament of course!
These ornaments measure 3 inches by 3 inches and are made of chipboard, layered with images and peppered with black glitter around the edges.  They would look great on a Halloween tree.

She was toil and he was trouble....together they had a lot of fun and ate a lot of candy........

A Southern Halloween Belle...........

How cute is this little guy's illuminated face?

More "toil and trouble"............. as if you really need more of those things in your life!
Spooky Cat, don't you must love the 1950's-60's graphics?

"Boo", said the Pumpkin girl.......

I've named these 2 moon brothers, Marvin and Darvin.  They're ready for trick or treating, are you?

For a good time just add glitter!

I really like how these glass balls turned out.  The glitter is in the inside so there is no glitter floating around. Sometimes after crafting with glitter I feel like a fairy godmother because I have glitter flying off of me with every step!   I created tiny tags which are tied on the tops with ribbon and black and cream strips of tulle.

Whew, I know that's a lot of Hallowornies to view at one time and right about now you have an intense craving for candy corn so go feed your inner candy monster and stop back soon to see my next posting of my Poe In Paris altered book!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Golden Glow Peoplekins

Margot grew the most amazing Golden Glow Peoplekins in her Victorian greenhouse!

This digital collage was created with the "Slightly Sinister" digital elements kit and the Pumpkin Patch kit by Tumble Fish Studio over at Deviant Scrap.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Poe and the Crow.......

H is for Halloween! I created this tag with chipboard, Photoshop (the hat on Poe as well as the witch hazel label is from Tumble Fish Studio), die cut suede flowers and a green leather leaf and glittery "H".

Call him a raven or a crow or a black bird but wherever you call this guy just remember he's also a dreamer!  Isn't he hilarious with his top hat?  This pendant is 2 inches by 1.1 inches and is about 17 inches long.
Keep on Halloween decorating my little pumpkins!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Spooky Librarian Decor......

Over the years, since I've been blogging, I've met and made friends with some truly amazing artists and more importantly, amazing people.  There are those of us who consider ourselves "artists" at heart, even though our careers are not as full time artists.  One such person is named Heather and she's a librarian by day and artist by night.  Although I've never met Heather in person, I feel like I know her though our emails.  She's an old literary soul with an artist's heart.  I was thinking about Heather when I bought a few books at my local library's book sale to alter.

Don't worry no books were hurt in this altering process.  Just the front of the books were altered.  For this one I used some Tim Holtz paper along with black Core Cardstock which I distress, I think it looks like old worn leather.

This one says "Queen of Strange" in French.......

How about a Halloween Paris theme?  This book was really a good read! It's by Doug Preston and Lincoln Child entitled "Book of the Dead"......what an awesome murder mystery set in a museum!

While I know that ebooks are popular, there is no substitution for the feel and smell of paper!  So here are the books together in a little vignette.  These books are going to a local gift shop to be sold.

Now, onward to a real artist, Catherine Holman.  Cathie creates the most amazing folk art paintings.  I always comment on her blog about her paintings......I tell her I want to walk into the paintings and live there.  Her autumn paintings are especially beautiful.  Well, Cathie paints these cute little cupcake paintings so I thought I'd try my hand at one, although it pales in comparison to hers!
Hey, keep that Halloween decorating going!  BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!