Saturday, May 24, 2014

Hold a True Friend with both your hands

For Retro Cafe Art Design Team, here's a little tag that I made. The inspiration is our beautiful azalea's all around us here in the south! Last weekend we went on a gorgeous house and garden tour in Bluffton and saw such amazing gardens and interiors! Thank goodness by hubbie like to take those tours too!

To make this tag, I hand printed than watercolored the azalea flower background. Of course, it is layered with red Stickles too. The  RCA flower 3d item was painted  green and red then layered on green tulle. The cute little girl  image was put under glass.  A green braid trim piece was tied on top. The hand cut sentiment says " Hold a true friend with both your hands."

Hope you will hold your true friends this week.
Artfully yours,

"Hold a true friend with both your hands"

"Background details"

"Flower Details"

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Sweet Dresser Drawers with a tiny Bouquet

Happy Mother's day my friends. For Retro Cafe Art, here's a little set of dresser drawers  topped with a tiny bouquet for you for Mother's day. I do so like to build tiny things  It is now on my art table and I put  my eraser, pencil sharpener and little tools in the open part.

The  little paper chest of drawers is  covered with the wild flower collage sheet cut for the sides, back and drawers.  I added the swirlie flourishes  and painted them pink. I added a pink Stickle covered knob and some green Stickles accents  to the flourishes for the drawer decoration. The entire piece is edged in pink Stickles. On top I made a tiny bouquet using the paper tiny flowers and put them in a glass vase.

Hope you have a pleasant Mother's Day!
Artfully yours,

Friday, May 9, 2014

It seemed a thrill of pleasure

Recently for Retro Cafe Art I created this bird cage tag combining two of my favorite themes,  vintage Victorian and birds. It also has a bit of everything with china flowers, ribbons, lace and of course a feather!

 I painted and distressed the  Birdcage shape and added the Elegant Background collage sheet with the pretty female image  in the center. The edge is trimmed with ribbon then I added all the embellishments: china roses,Stickles, heart , ribbon and a pink feather. The hand cut sentiment reads "The birds around me hopped and played, it seemed a thrill of pleasure."

Hope your week is full of the thrill of pleasure!
take care,
"The birds around me hopped and played, it seemed a thrill of pleasure. "

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Always in Love

For Gecko Galz in the Month Of May, I just adored this Art Deco image. When I was a teen I loved Art Deco furniture and imagined that my house would all be black lacquer and mirrors. LOL. My home is definitely a lot different than that.

To make this card I started with the purple Art Deco Spring beauty and layered the image on purple fiber paper and a patterned floral paper. The patterned paper has flower stickers, ink dots and Stickle dots added for dimension. The Spring beauty was painted with metallic markers and Stickles. In the corner are big purple fabric flowers with rhinestone centers and sequin leaves. The sentiment reads "Always  In Love".

Hope you can always be in love.
take care,
"Always in Love"

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Sunny Laughter

For Gecko Galz's Design Team this month, I was feeling quite sunny. I kinda had a yellow moment when making this one. I really like every color, so sometimes it's the supplies that talk to me. For this card it was the color yellow!

To make this card the pretty beauty in the yellow flowers from the Spring Beauties sheet called out to me. I layered her on yellow and orange pattern paper on a yellow card. There are floral stickers running down the side  with tiny rhinestones and a yellow ribbon trim. On the image there are additional flower stickers, Stickle accents, tiny rhinestones and watercolor painted to give dimension to the flowers. The sentiment reads "Cherish Laughter".

Hope you are feeling sunny this week.
take care, Gerri

"Cherish Laughter"


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