Monday, March 28, 2011

Glitter and a teaser

March has been a month of Lions and Lambs!.
Several days I have felt weedish.
(I have no idea what that triangle shadow is in the scan-a sign? Leave a comment if you have an interpretation)

I've had this image in my scrap pile and with the addition of this Quote, stamped in black and thermal embossed clear and flourish , thermal embossed with a mix I made of green, glitter, black and gold, it fit the theme of Out like a Lamb/glitter, for this weeks Challenge.
Check back here soon for a very exciting announcement about my favorite stamp company and my favorite die company.
Yes there will be prizes.

Please leave a comment and post your own entry.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Fantasia Wheel SOLD

This wheel is SOLD Nice Threads in Black Mountain, NC.

wheel diameter - 18"; double treadle • orifice height - 28"; size - 3/8" • 3 bobbins; will fit all other Kromski wheels • single drive with Scotch tension with interchangeable whorls; flyer has sliding hooks • also includes threading hook, attached Lazy Kate and needlenose bottle of spinning wheel oil; uses an elastic drive band • Ratios: 5 and 8 to 1. • weight - 12.5 lbs.
It is a lightly used demo wheel and spins beautifully. Custom finished with a natural leaf motif. Several hours of finishing went into this wheel and assembly.
Call or email or stop by for more info.
828 581 4664

Monday, March 21, 2011

Under Water?

With everything going on in the world today I'm glad my head is above water. Dry thoughts to Suzanne who had a flood in the Quietfire studio.
Ironically this weeks Challenge theme is Water/Silver.
The background is a piece of postcard- shout out to Diane-BFF-from I think the Outer Banks of NC. Added some silver flourishes and the Quote. Everything had to be thermal embossed and set as the card is very glossy. I think it added to the watery look.
Hop over to Still Waters Refuge for the prayer.
Maybe out of context and still, here is the poem by Mary Oliver that is with me this week.

When I Am Among the Trees

by Mary Oliver

When I am among the trees,

especially the willows and the honey locust,

equally the beech, the oaks and the pines,

they give off such hints of gladness.

I would almost say that they save me, and daily.

I am so distant from the hope of myself

in which I have goodness, and discernment,

and never hurry through the world

but walk slowly, and bow often.

Around me the trees stir in their leaves

and call out, “Stay awhile.”

The light flows from their branches.

And they call again, “It’s simple,” they say,

“and you too have come

into the world to do this, to go easy, to be filled

with light, and to shine.”

Monday, March 14, 2011

How deep is your stash?

Pretty deep here.
Another random scrap collage with stuff out of the bin.
Just added some gluestick, stardust pen and stickles to what was laying around.
Flourish and dragonfly stamps were already and waiting in the bits of this and that pile.
spring cleaning?
This weeks theme at Created Byhand is Green/#4.
Only somewhat random, as it is greening here by leaps and bounds and St Patty's day is right around the corner.
Celebrate by getting outside, posting an entry and leaving a comment.
In your spare time come visit Nice Threads- here or in person if you are lucky enough to be in the Mountains of Western North Carolina.

Monday, March 7, 2011

International Womens Day

March 8th is the 100th anniversary of a day honoring women.
This the the first card I have photoshopped and my guess is PSE8 was not designed by women.
The background started with Distress spun sugar-this weeks challenge theme is Woman/Pink-then thermal embossed the goddess and quote in a shade of pink and clear embossing powder. I like the clear as it covers mistakes better than a color.
The beautiful woman's faces are stamps by Leaf and Lizard. I stamped them in versa mark and a pearl-ex sepia stamp pad and used pan pastels and some new iridescent chalks sent to me by my BFF Chris. If you haven't tried the pan pastels yet- get yourself an IWD gift and get lots of the applicators. They are a softer different type of sponge than cosmetic applicators and they really make a difference in the end product.
These women look to me like wide eyed dreamers.
Join us.
Please leave a comment and post your own entry.
and please hop over to Stillwaters Refuge and read my latest post there.
I don't do art in a vacuum, tho I try to keep Rainbow Weaves rant free and inclusive.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Fiber Gift cards

I'm in love with these fiber themed stamps from artist Julie
Mencher. I'm excited to be carrying all of my favorites at Nice Threads.
Being in knitting withdrawal, i mostly ordered spinning and weaving designs, tho I couldn't resist the sock monkey knitting a sock- not pictured- you'll have to come in and see.
I stamped and embossed a few gift cards so folks could see how fine these are- again you really have to come in and see-
you won't be disappointed, unless the one you want is gone!
We'll reorder soon, and if you must have the knitting ones, we'll get them for you.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Dressing Room Project

I found one of these cards on the ground at my local playground.
Please check out their website here.
the Dressing Room project asks girls to print and post these cards on mirrors in dressings rooms, locker rooms, dance studio's anywhere that girls judge their bodies and may form negative attitudes about their beautiful selves.
The Dressing Room Project is an initiative of Emerging Women Projects
a non profit organization for teen girls’ empowerment.
Please check it out, print and post these beautiful girl created cards.
You are beautiful!