Well, it's been a really fun Christmas season with the family. Had some good food, fun times, great pictures, and saw a fabulous movie.
I HIGHLY recommend seeing Les Miserables...different from anything I've seen on stage or in the theatre before. Erin and I loved it.
So after all the "together" time, I had some fun yesterday with a few of my favorite products.
Here I used the really great Steampunk Theatre Shrine from Retro Cafe Art, Fresco Finish Paints, Tim Holtz, and Lynne Perrella Paper Artsy Stamps.
IMHO they worked beautifully together!
I know it's a bit large for the blog screen, but it had to be...
The Numbers Border is from Danelle Johnson, Tim Holtz's Mixed Media chickenwire , and the Horse is from Lynne Perrella's 019 Paper Artsy collection.
This starts out as a kit. You can paint, paper, decorate, or stamp each one before assembling the piece. All the Masonite gears come in this kit.
Shown here is after it's glued together. I changed it around a bit.
This shows how the pieces go together easily with a bit of glue...night picture, of course as I can seldom work in the daylight...Vampire that I am.
This is a detail shot of the gears and such. The stars are from the Star Mix Cutouts that have 48 wonderful pieces. I used some in the natural Masonite color, and some painted with Snowflake Fresco Finish...2 coats.
The entire kit was base coated with Snowflake, then I used Autumn Fire, Smoked Paprika, and Mocha Mousse over the top.
Sepia, Venetian Orange, and Jet Black Archival Inks were used to stamp onto the surfaces. Then heat set them.
This shows the Tim Holtz stamp from the Remnants collection, and a Word Band with some white paint to accent the words.
Here you can see the side painted basically with the Mocha Mousse and stamped with the Lynne Perrella 017 image. LOVE that collection!
The Dragonfly inside is from Hot Picks 1104 collection at Paper Artsy.
The gold pieces over the Mini Gears are actually computer parts a friend gave me. Cool, eh?
So I'll leave you with a couple of shots of the kids and grandkids. Funny, talented, and really cute!
The Neavors....son Jeff, Ann, Erin and Emma.....not everyone wanted their picture taken, but we got a few.
Erin doing her Buddy the Elf on Papa Elf's lap impression!
The Haifa's....Britta, daughter Michelle, Alex, and Carlo.
Michelle and Carlo.
Sister and Brother...Brit and Alex.
That's it for today. Have a safe New Years. It's just snowing lightly or spitting snow (ew) as my Mom used to say.
So it should be cold and dreary here, but no 18" of snow like Southern Illinois got.
Be Well......and Big Hugs,