Scraps of thoughts, photos and art


So it’s a day late for Santa, but he still deserves a showing! He’s probably wiped out by now and looking forward to a vacation!!

Don’t forget there’s a weekly challenge going on at the Michelle Perkett Studio blog that ends tomorrow. You still have time!

This week’s challenge is “Let it Snow” and you need to use a MPS image. Easy peasy!

Michelle Perkett Studio


Michelle Perkett Studio digital stamp

Copic markers

Jacquard Lumiere paints

Ribbon, eyelet and piece of patterned paper

This assignment from Shimelle’s class was to go to one of your favorite spots and take a bunch of photos. I tried out some of the photo taking ideas that I’ve learned from the Love Your Pictures, Love Your Pages class. Basically how to use the settings on your camera more to your advantage.

The large top photo was done using the stitch assist option on the camera. Looks pretty cool! I just love taking pictures of the sunrise at the beach – only a mile from my house. I am truly lucky to live so close, one lucky thing that I try not to take for granted. The morning was beautiful as the sun peeked above the clouds to light up the world.

The letters were done by cutting self-adhesive foam from Sizzix dies. Super easy. Buy those self-adhesive foam sheets at the craft store when they’re on sale, no matter what the color is. The blue used in this page was white originally that I painted blue to match the surfboards. Paint first then cut – works just fine!

Love Your Pictures, Love Your Pages

My Mind’s Eye paper
Donna Downey foam stamp
Ranger paint
Sizzix dies
Shimelle’s sketch

Otherwise known as Artist Trading Cards. These little 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ babies are a miniature piece of art in the making. Terrific for trying new techniques, using up scraps of anything or simply creating to a theme, ATC’s really get addicting! ATC’s are meant to be traded not sold.

Recently I joined the Oasis ATC Club that meets every other month at Scrapbook Central and I have been wowed at their talent. I’m so tickled to be part of their group! Thanks to Rosanne and the ladies in the group for having me! Every month we have a particular theme to follow when making our cards with usually any technique goes as long as the theme is followed. This month’s theme was ‘sunrise/sunset’, one that I love because those are my favorite times of the day. How could I do it justice? I decided to use 2 of my favorite mediums, paint and glitter, to create a somewhat Impressionistic ATC. Ranger’s Paint Dabbers are my paint of choice and PK Glitz has some incredible glitter as you can see in the sample below. Enjoy your sunset tonight and sunrise tomorrow!

Sunrise ATC



Some Odd Girl

Sizzix Blinkie

Origami Owl anyone?