Thursday, March 03, 2016

Cropping with Patty

  Well I have one thing I have learned of late...creativity comes slowly with stress!  Life changes have made things crazy...closing the store, loss of a brother that I loved dearly, my daughter and her 2 kids moving in, her moving into my studio space,  it is overwhelming.
    I tried getting a group going at a local antique mall, she has a great space for crops and classes. But having lost so many of my faithful croppers, even that has not turned out well.  So I am in a slump. Or was, that is.  I have been getting out of my house and going to my good friend Patty's house. She owns Keystone German Shepherds in Mannford. It is so fun to see and hear the latest litter of puppies yapping for their momma!
    So  I started a mini canvas before Christmas, thinking I would practice my collaging and playing with some liquid water colors.  Not really impressed with the outcome!  But the nice thing is I can just continue to add more over it!  But the problem with being at someone else's house is that my supplies were at my house.  I dug in my roller bag....a page kit from convention, some travel paper, bling, Christmas ribbon....aha, here it is!
    A mini paper pack G45's Curiosity Shoppe! Perfect!  I think I have had this in my bag for several years, it must be time to use it. This is what I came up with...

I started with a painted 5x7 artist canvas. I wanted to have a dark edge (like a frame) so i cut out part of the paper and pieced it on the edges.  I glued the blueish pattern paper for the background, distressing it with ink and a small stencil work of white. Lots of fussy cutting and distressing!  That  is what I love...a lot!
I only attached the bottom halves when I glued the pig, postcard and framed pieces down. That leaves the top open to slip a picture in!   I love the Maya Road Dress Form Clip and the few words from Tim Holtz rub-ons. Here are some closeups of the detail.  
Thank you for dropping by and staying awhile.  I hope that my craft mojo will be fed by blogging.
      I can't wait to show you what all I did for Evelyn's Birthday decorations and for the Blue and Gold Banquet.  I am already dreaming of the decorations I am working on for Easter...

You keep Dreamin' too.

Pammie Kay


  1. Finished product is great!!

    Looking forward to our crop tomorrow night!! Can't wait to create with you tomorrow night!

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