Jan 29, 2012

Etta James

Etta James (1938 - 2012)

Etta James was born Jamesetta Hawkins in Los Angeles in 1938. Etta James started singing in the church as a child.  By the time she was a teenager she had already been singing on the radio and in singing groups.  In the mid 1950s she had changed her name to Etta James and signed with Modern Records.  One of her first hits was a song entitled "Dance with Me Henry"  also known as "The Wallflower."

Jan 26, 2012

Jan 24, 2012

How to Make a Tear Bear

Recently, I was inspired by a video on youtube produced by scrapbookingwithakic on how to make tear bears.  Tear bears are very popular right now.  In fact, tear bears are one of the most popular paper piecings for making a scrapbook and making scrapbook pages.  I've noticed a lot of people are selling tear bears online and using them when they make a scrapbook.

Jan 18, 2012

Cleopatra / Elizabeth Taylor Mixed Media Painting

Here's my latest piece.  Someone had recommended that I do a picture of Cleopatra.  I found a picture online that I used for a model.  It's not exactly like the picture but I did use it for inspiration.

 This is a mixed media and decoupage piece.   

Items Used 

Acrylic Paint 
Gold Sparkly glue
Gold Decorative paper 
Multi colored flatback Acrylic beads
Large pearl beads 
Scrapbook paper
Decoupage Glue 

Fun Facts About Cleopatra  (69 BC –  30 BC)

Ptolemy XII Auletes, Father
Cleopatra V Tryphaena, Mother (likely)

Husband - Mark Anthony 

Children (4)
Ptolemy Caesar 
Cleopatra Selene
Alexander Helios 
Ptolemy Philadephus 

Jan 8, 2012

Altered Art Wooden Box and Picture Frame from Michaels

Hi Everyone!  Happy New Year 2012!!

This is my latest project that I've been working on.  I had some wooden boxes and frames that I had purchased from Michaels this summer.  I decided to take them out and alter them.  I used scrapbook paper, pearls, acrylic flat back beads, paint, paper roses, and crocheted flowers.  You can alter boxes and picture frames and give them away as gifts or use them for your family pictures.  For the boxes, you can also make little mini scrapbooks to fit inside.  Unfinished wooden items are very inexpensive and great to use for your crafts.