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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Many Are Called But Few Are Chosen Redux

I'm excited to tell you that my origami decoupage Easter eggs are featured in First Magazine for Women, March 22, 2010 issue, page 90!


If you missed the original Many Are Called But Few Are Chosen, you'll find it here.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Silver Smack Me with Neon Lights

The gorgeous colors of Neon Lights, a druzy and chalcedony sterling silver necklace from Silver Smack on Etsy, are sure to excite your basic white tee or little black dress. There are three colorways of this peacock titanium druzy bead necklace, and all of them are bold and brilliant!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Digital Collage Sheet - Artefacts Printables for Your Arts and Crafts

I recently purchased an antique images CD from Artefacts on Etsy, and I was delighted with the crisp, clear, 300dpi high resolution images it contained! The CD images are also available for purchase as individual sheets, with a nice discount for the purchase of 10 digital collage sheets. I found the antique graphics, photos, and ornamentals to be extremely versatile, useable on the whole and piecemeal, like I've done with the digital collage sheet below made from Artefacts CD images and parts of freebies from his blog, Artefacts-Antique Images.  I added texture and shadows with Photoshop Elements, but this could easily be done with inks and pastels if you are a print/cut/paste/layer type of collage maker.
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Gary Grayson, the artist behind Artefacts, is a Vietnam veteran and acclaimed graphics designer, now retired. A longtime collector of quality vintage graphics, he has over 10,000 images available - if you are looking for something in particular, he just may have it, and he welcomes inquiries!
This collage sheet and the images within it are for personal use only and available for download until Sunday, when they will magically develop watermarks. Each individual image contains copyright information. Permission to offer this digital download containing my original digital collages with Artefacts images granted by Gary Grayson.

Monday, February 15, 2010

A Hen of a Different Color...


...lays eggs of a different color! I'm up to my chicken wings in decoupage Easter egg orders from my Etsy shop, Catnip Studio Too, and these are just the tip of the henhouse.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Peony Birds


Beautiful songbirds and botanical pink peonies  are harbingers of Spring in my latest digital collage, which I've printed and decoupaged onto a wood plaque that I distress painted in a gorgeous turquoise. Elements of this collage are from Land of Enchantment, FrenchKissed, Vintage Printable, and Cemerony-Share.




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