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I am a mother, a wife, a sister, a best friend a daughter, and artist.

If there was a way I could spend as much time in my studio creating as I do working my regular 40 hour job I would do it in a heartbeat. I am loving discovering myself through art and I can't wait to see where the journey takes me.

2.27.2014

IT'S OFFICIAL WOOHOOO

Got an email this morning that I have been patiently hoping for....
























Even though I was home sick what a wonderful day it's been to find out that I was chosen for this next year's term on the Art Anthology Design Team...Really beyond excited and honored to be a part of this team and having the opportunity to work these awesome products and other amazing designers...

Stay tuned....I'll be posting here regularly of course and sharing some cool techniques and products with you.

My first post for Art Anthology will be in March. Can't wait to show you all!!!

Have a Great Friday and a FaBuLoUs weekend...
x0x0x
Monica

2.26.2014

FUNKY DREAM FAIRIE TAGS

So I had so much fun with this project.
My good friend Denise Phillips artist/owner/operator of birdnutsmixedmedia.com is hosting a tag swap, being co-hosted by Nancy Baumiller of Crowabout StudioB @ deviantscrap.com and Marsha Slayer Jorgensen of Tumblefish Studios @ deviantscrap.com and the awesome Funky Dream Fairies collaberation kit they did together. Awesome kit and you really must go get yourself one and be sure and check out all of their other amazing kits...

The tag swap is closed for entries now, but hopefully you will be inspired to check out Denise's blog regularly and join in on the next swap. Never know what she is going to come up with next, but I can guarantee you it will be amazing.

 


  


Aren't they fun...I can't wait to see what I get from the swap, and which amazing artist I get artwork from. I love these swaps, they are just so much fun and very exciting to take part in. Denise is an amazing hostess!!!

Have yourself a Funky Fairie kind of day.!!!!

x0x0x
Monica



2.17.2014

Been so busy moving my studio and working on projects lately...I forgot to post this journal page that I finally got time to finish for ME...Using Nancy Baumiller Bit by Bit kit (Crow About StuidioB @ deviantscrap.com ) The journaling says My heart and soul are listening and speaking to each other like never before and because of this I am more ME than ever before, and I love ME...

























Have an awesome Day!!!
x0x0x
Monica 

Make a Dream...Make a Wish

A journal page I finished up yesterday using images from the collab kit Funky Dream Fairies by Nancy Baumiller @ Crowabout StudioB and Marsha Slayer Jorgensen @ Tumblefish Studios. You can get the kit herehttp://www.deviantscrap.com/shop/

I believe in dreams, and making wishes. I have had them come true, so I will always believe.
The background for this page is a gelli print.

Never stop believing....

























Have a magical day!!!
x0x0x
Monica

2.15.2014

I am READY for Spring, with some help from The Crafters Workshop.



Hi everyone, Monica here with a spring filled project for you.

I really try to step outside the box and inspire you all to use products in different ways.

This week I have The Crafters Workshop Mini Bubble Doily (TCW372s) stencil to work with. 




I started by mixing some Liquitex Course Texture Gel and acrylic paint. I used heavy card stock for the base. I applied the colored texture gel with my pallet knife then dried it using my heat gun. I did the same thing with blue paint and the texture gel, and I also did white with the texture gel onto a Gelli Plate background.




















































Once the gel dried I used some Tim Holtz ink over the entire background. Orange with the pink, a darker blue with the blue. I then painted the back of the orange/pink with yellow and the back of the blue with pink.  





























I then, using the stenciled pattern as a guide, cut it into a spiral, while scalloping the edges. I then rolled them into the roses, leaving the textured stencil pattern on the outside...

























The background of the canvas is a Gelli Plate print, the mushrooms are from the Funky Dream Fairies collaboration kit between Marsha Slayer Jorgenson and Nancy Baumiller at deviantscrap.com. The butterfly fairy is from a kit by Kristin Hubick Hello Dollie Nature Fairies available at retrocafeartgallery.com.


The wood tree and birdcage are pieces I picked up at Hobby Lobby  and painted with acrylic paints. 


I had a lot of fun putting this together and love working with The Crafters Workshop stencil.

I'm hoping this project brings Spring a little closer to everyone .

x0x0x
Monica