Thursday, May 27, 2010

Some of What You See…

Today I thought I would share how some of the buttons in my sidebar were made…
This first button is a button I posted at the Flicker site to fight against art piracy. This was all digitally created using the wonderful digital collage sheets by itkupilli. Here it is up close:

You may use the button as long as you link it to the
Stop Art Piracy Campaign.
For my “Create” button, I used a very inexpensive 4 x 4 canvas I had hanging around my studio for “someday”. :) Well, someday finally came and I decided to paint the canvas, print and cut some graphics from the fabulous Graphics Fairy and actually cut letters out of old magazines and used Mod Podge to glue and seal. Then I took it into Photoshop, added a bevel and a light shadow and posted it in my sidebar. I really do believe everyone should create what they dream! Here is a closer look:

Queen Bee Create 22

For my “Thank You From the Bottom of My Heart” I again used a 4 x 4 canvas, used Mod Podge to add tissue paper for texture prior to painting, cut graphics from the Graphics Fairy, punched a crown from paper, add a few priceless stones (LOL), heavily distressed it with Distress Inks, cut the letters from magazines and finished it with Mod Podge to glue and seal. It was actually sent as a “thank you” gift to a friend. I took the photo before I sent it on its journey, took it into Photoshop, and once again added a bevel and a shadow. I really do thank all who follow me from the bottom of my heart! Here it is up close:


Thank you for looking!


  1. Wow, I love your queen canvas!

  2. Thanks for your visit to my brought me here. I love all these art pieces. And I envy you your Photoshop abilities.

  3. These pieces are so wonderful and creative! Thanks so much for your blog visit! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Terri

  4. This is so great! Thanks for giving us a peep behind the scenes ~ I love that! Your blog is a heavenly spot of sunshine out here in the blog world!


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