Friday, July 3, 2015

ICAD 2015 creations yet again


Here are more of my Index Card A Day 2015 (ICAD) creations.

Themes; IceCream, Romantic, Education. 
Material Prompts; collage, stamps, washi tape.

Really enjoying this.  Using things I have been collecting for a long time.

Happy Krafting,

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Bookmark Art Exchange and the annotated Alice book


The Bookmarks I made for an Art Exchange have made their way to their new homes.  
I used the Octopode Alice stamps; Lily Chilvers in one talented lady.  Mixing Kraftin Kimmie's Wonderland sentiment stamps helped finish them up nicely.  
 I am loving the florescent Poster Paint from DeSerres.
The photo does not do the colors justice. 

I am currently reading 
The Annotated Alice: "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" AND "Through the Looking Glass"  Thus my inspiration for the Bookmarks.

 I am reliving my youth, and really enjoying the notes that describe where Lewis Carroll got his ideas and such.

What is on your summer reading list?
Happy Krafting,

Monday, June 29, 2015

ICAD 2015 Index Card A Day


I am participating in Daisy Yellow's ICAD 2015  
We are using an Index Card each day, along with a theme and a word prompt. 
It started June 1st, and goes until July 31, 2015.  

 The above are some of my index cards.  
The Exotic one is using crayons and watercolors, beads and brads.  
The Owl was pen and ink.  
The Stampotique Monsters were a "Greeting Index Card" prompt.
The last one was a "treehouse" prompt.  A drawing in pen and ink, colored with pencils.

What have you been up to?
Happy Krafting, 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Stampotique ATC Shiny and/or Metallic Theme


Here are my 2 ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) that I created for the June 2015 Stampotique Swap.  The theme was shiny and or metallic.  I used my DCWV Fairytale paper.  It had shiny sparkly embossed circles on it, in wich I took as bubbles in the Ocean.

I used my Stamptique Octopet stamp, some metalic brads, my touch markers, bling, charms and ribbon.  To top off the cards, I used the small shells my Mother-In-Law brings back from the USA for me, and put a black pearl in them.  The Octopet(s) are protecting the treasure in the sea.

Do you think I succeeded in sticking with the shiny and/or metallic theme?

Happy Krafting,

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

CREATIV Magazine One of the BEST magazines on the market


My name is Tanya and I am a magazine addict!  

I recently had the pleasure of reviewing 2 CREATIV magazines. 
The covers are so INTENSE, that I sat and stared at them for a couple of minutes.  The rest of the pages were just as stunning and intense.  There was no way I was able to  flip through the pages, I had to stop and savor each one.

CREATIV magazine offers you the chance to flip through the May Issue online.  I hope you get the time to do just that.  

What I love about this magazine, is that it is full of inspiring Artists from around the world.  Not just visual artists, but physical, educational, cultural and innovational artists.  People who live their lives with passion, doing what they love.  

Additionally, they make sure to include the Artist's personal website/blog information within the write up.  Providing the reader with the ability to network and reach out and connect with the Artists themselves.  It also allows for the Artist to get his/her name across the world.

Currently they have bi-monthly magazine subscriptions at a cost of $5.00 USD with the option to auto-renew.

I would love to hear what you think of CREATIV magazine.  I for one, am planning on taking some of the pages and framing them, and placing them in my craft room. 

I am also going to visit each of the Artist's websites, to learn more about them.

Keep Reading,

Sunday, May 24, 2015

In the House of Leviathan

Good Day,

I have recently had the pleasure of reading B.D Bruns "In the House of Leviathan".  His book took me on a suspenseful yet gentle adventure from beginning to end.  An adventure that had me travelling to the small fishing village of Amalfi. It all starts in the paper mill. Hauntings, ghastly deaths, and what is believed to be a summoning of the devil himself.  The main character Guiseppe, finds himself doing everything he can to save his family, while working through his own internal demons.  He is determined to save his younger sister,  despite his own handicap.

 The very first page had me wanting to know more. I could not put the book down; all the while muttering "Just one more page", and staying up way too late.

B.D Bruns is not just a writer, he travels and uses real structures, surroundings, as well as cultural and religious influences to create his books. He is quite the adventurer, travelling to over 50 countries to collect material for his books. Winning 19 national and international book awards;  3 national Book of the Year awards!

I would like to suggest taking a look at his Pinterest page HERE.  He has many visual images of Amalfi, and the mill, along with other bits of information that pertain to this novel. 

B.D Bruns Image used to inspire the storm that hits Amalfi in his novel.

This is photo of the drying press; used by Carmelina and Giuseppe Apuzzo

This book is available for purchase at (in Kobo ebook format)

For further information please visit
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Journal 52 Prompt # 15

Journal Prompt # 15 was Collage.  

My girls LOVE to draw and I have a hard time throwing the pictures out.  So what I decided to do was take those drawings, color them in, and glue them into my art Journal.  The drawings had to be cut up in order to fit them in, but I think I did a good job creating a scene for both pages.

 Thank you Miss K and Miss J for always gifting me with your loving pieces of art.

Happy Krafting,