Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Getting buggy...

Hi there!  It's time for another awesome challenge over at Wicked Wednesdays!  This week we are sponsored by Dilly Beans.  I just LOVE Megan's art.

It's going to be a short post today...crazy busy!  But, make sure you stop by Wicked Wednesday here to check out the rest of the DT's awesome creations.  Come join the fun!
Thanks for stopping by.
peace and love,
Mary xoxo

Friday, April 6, 2012

If Jeremy was a bunny...

Hi there!
If Jeremy (my best friend's son) were a bunny, I pictured that he would look like this:
He's a happy baby boy who does this really cool thing with his feet.  He rolls his ankles in opposite directions while reclining in his seat.  It's actually quite calming to watch :)  And to boot, he's born during the year of the this is my CUTE "nephew" in bunny form.  So, thanks there peanut for being my source of inspiration.  This is only a preliminary sketch...I haven't decided what I'm going to do with it yet.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Easter!!!
peace and love,
Mary xoxo

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Off with their heads!!!

Another awesome challenge over at Macabre Monday!  I am a HUGE Alice in Wonderland fan...however....I'm taking a different spin on this one.  I don't know what to call it.  It's not a card, it's too big to be a chunky page...meh, who cares?  I had FUN making it!
I LOVE cupcakes! I used a mish-mosh of stuff here:
1. Friday by Dilly Beans
2. Cupcakes by Marisa Hopkins
3. Cupcakes on stand by Impression Obsession
4. Prismacolor markers
5. DP from my stash
6. Wineglass charm
So I cropped Friday and glued her head to cardstock and drew her hair and then cut her out again...I fashioned her to be Marie Antoinette - zombified!
Her dress is a combination of chocolate covered strawberry and chocolate raspberry cupcakes (I cropped it and used the frosting only) I drew her victorian collar and added a wineglass charm as her necklace.
close up of her zombie makeup
Thanks for stopping by and happy creating!
Mary xoxo

Recycle, Re-Purpose and Reinvent!

Hi everybody!
I came across this awesome challenge blog that encourages us to be eco-friendly!
This is an awesome place to share your creations and ideas; you can make anything you want, the sky's the limit!
Yup, you read it right...I found a way to make chocolate guilt free.  
I really like how this one turned out.  It looks like it has a rock sugar edge :)
Dark chocolate and orange bon bon - yum!

1.  Recycled chocolate box
2. Left over mini cupcake liners
3. Scraps of ribbons pulled from old barrettes and left overs too short to make bows
4. Strand of glass beads from a broken necklace
5. Mini foam balls left over from a Christmas project

OK, so I took a mini foam ball and wrapped it in ribbon and secured it with sewing pins.  I made ribbon flowers on the bon-bon tops and secured with more pins.  I used the beads as sprinkles.  I just put each bon-bon in a mini cupcake liner and before you know it, I have a box of sweets :)
I really had fun with this one!
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you join in on all the eco-friendly fun :)
peace and love,
Mary xoxo
Oops...totally forgot about the Bonus question.
What's the strangest thing you have been hoarding for the purpose of using it in your art and how do you plan to use it?

Guitar picks.  Yup.  Clear, plastic guitar picks.  I feel a mosaic coming.... :)

Stop and smell the roses...

Hi there!
We are sponsored by All that Scraps this week for our Woodland Nymph/Forest Fairies challenge at Wicked Wednesday!

DP by K&Company
Flower punch by EK Success
Butterfly brad by Recollections
Paper Flower from my stash
This is Bloom.  Isn't she just adorable?!  Make sure to stop by Wicked Wednesday and check out the rest of the DT's awesome creations.  Come join in on the fun for a chance to win this cute lil fairy :)
Thanks for stopping by!
Peace and love,
Mary xoxo

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Flowers and Skulls

Hey there.  I woke up with what seemed to me like the world's most blinding, brain exploding headache.  I heard every single heartbeat in my temples.  So I slept in today and even after the headache was over, I was in a fog.  The rest of the day went on as usual, just peppered with a lot of naps in between.  Sheesh, every little thing took 10 times longer to do.
My art time consisted of wrapping up a couple of projects I started on Friday.

Close up details: I "popped" Friday's head and her skellie barrette
First up is my card for this week's Dilly Beans challenge.  I absolutely adore Megan's artwork.  I paired Friday with some sugar skulls (both colored with Prismacolor markers) from Wonderstrange.  I used up some DP scraps I had laying around and dug out my skellie glitter tape.

I also recently discovered MilkCoffee.  They have some really cute stuff there.  This is one of their images that I used to make this chunky page.  The sentiment is from Melonheadz Illustrations.  I punched out some mini daisies and put them all over the page.  I really enjoyed this challenge so I'm submitting another piece.  This will also be submitted for Fat Pages with Attitude - Anything Goes.
Well, now that I somewhat have my head screwed on right, I will attempt to read a chapter for my upcoming exam.  But first, I'm going to make a nice cup of tea.
Thanks for stopping by!
Peace and love,
Mary xoxo