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Mixed Media Canvas "laugh"

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We're having a fun contest at Outlaw Women Artists Emporium /Facebook Page Things that make you smile.
I've layered all my favorites on this canvas.
Tim Holtz products, lace, ribbon, Wild Orchid flowers, butterflies, pearls, buttons. Of course, Brianna makes me smile the most!
 I love doing mixed media.  It just opens up a whole new way to display your pictures.



Support American Cancer Society ***SALE***

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Welcome!  

Your efforts will help the American Cancer Society fund groundbreaking cancer research, provide up-to-date cancer information, advocate for all people to have access to screening and treatment, and offer free programs and services to improve the quality of life for people facing cancer. By being a part of Relay, we are joining a worldwide movement to help defeat cancer for future generations.



Each piece has been assigned a number under the picture followed by a description.
I've posted a set price on each piece.  If you are interested-please pay at my relay site & add a comment which one you'd like to buy. I will ship to you as soon as I receive a confirmation email from ACS.












 *Thank you from the bottom of my heart ladies for your art pieces.

Last artist for Art Auction

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Hi! My name's Karen Conner & I''m an 8 year cancer survivor!   I'm the last artist for the auction. The reason I do Relay For Life is to make a difference in someone's life. I was diagnosed with osteosarcoma 1/17/05. Bone cancer in my right bottom jaw. I spent the next 11 months having chemo treatments and surgery. During that time I met a lot of kind  and wonderful nurses, doctors, CNAs, got closer to my family and friends and made new friends.
The money that is raised from Relay For Life is used to fund many different programs. Research for new types of treatments, the Look Good Feel Better program, pays for transportation to and from treatments when needed, housing for family members while patient is in hospital, just to name a few.
I so appreciate my friends for donating their art work for this special auction.  
The bidding will begin tomorrow at 6PM and end Sunday at 6PM
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KRC Masterpiece: Meet the generous Artist #3

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KRC Masterpiece: Meet the generous Artist #3: We only have a few more days till the Art Auction starts to benefit the American Cancer Society. I'm truly blessed to bring you ...

Meet the generous Artist #3

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We only have a few more days till the Art Auction starts to benefit the American Cancer Society. I'm truly blessed to bring you two more of my sweet friends that have donated. Karen Letchworth and Wendy Pettifer.
******************************************************************** My name is Karen Letchworth, and I am a crafter who LOVES and LIVES FOR the Lord, Jesus Christ.  I am blessed far beyond what I deserve, and give God ALL THE PRAISE AND GLORY for the every good thing in my life.   I am currently the owner/administrator of a challenge blog called Word Art Wednesday where everyone is welcome to share their art projects.   I also design for three great craft companies:   The Kraft Outlet, V's Sweet Ideas, and Eureka Stamps.  I have been happily married to a wonderful Christian man, and police officer, for over 28 years, and am blessed with three wonderful children who are living their lives for the Lord.  I am blessed, quite simply, because of the goodness of the Lord…

Meet the generous Artists Day 2

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Welcome to day 2 "Meet the generous artists".  We're leading up to our online art auction.  We're trying to raise money for the American Cancer Society. 
Please meet Diana Rast and Cassandra Cushman
************************************************************ #3 Diana Rast
I have always been into the “Artsy Fartsy” stuff as my husband calls it, and began my career in Jewelry in 1986 at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. After four “interesting” years I received my BFA in metalsmithing in 1990. Soon after graduation, I found job with a Jeweler in Philly, but wanting to see the world, I left the trade to travel.

After several years in non-artistic jobs, the opportunity to explore my creative side presented itself again; in which I found beads and it just steamrolled from there.

Initially I started buying lamp work beads for my creations on eBay, I just loved the look and feel of them but hated…

Meet the generous Artists

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In one week I will be hosting an online art auction!  The proceeds are all going to support the American Cancer Society.
I want to share with you the wonderful artists that have donated. Today's featured artists are Robyn Ann Weinrib and Rita Zengoteta. You'll be able to start the bidding on their art Friday, May 17th at 6PM.
*********************************************** #1-Robyn Ann Weinrib. Hi, My name is Robyn and I'm a Mixed Media Artist.. I live in Indiana with my Hubby and 9 fur babies. Two of them great big St. Bernard
Clowns. LOL
I got into Art after I had a horrific motorcycle accident. I was a
professional dancer and was consumed by dance .. It was my life's
passion. After the accident I was in a wheelchair and could not dance
any longer. Heck I couldn't walk let alone dance.. It was such a life
changing event for me. I went into a three year depression. Never
leaving my house.. I lived 50 miles from any other person and knew the
pangs of Loneli…

With all my heart

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A close friend got married Saturday.   Who doesn't love spring weddings? I jumped at the chance to use the sketch at Mojo Monday #291

 I used Close to my Heart Valentine's stamp set.  I stamped the biggest rose on cream cardstock using versa mark and clear emboss powder.  Then I sponged/rubbed TH berry distress ink on top of it to make it pop.

The rose embellishment was embossed with cherry cobbler.  I colored it with aqua painter and markers.

The sentiment was also done with cherry cobbler emboss powder. 

The beautiful vintage lace I get from a friend.


Unity Friends with Flair & OWSE

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This started life as a tree. LOL Then became cardboard. Then became a wall hanging!  I've used a variety of mediums. acrylic paint, distress ink, fabric paint, modeling paste, rub and buff, colored pencils.  Embellishments: button, twine, raffia, lace.

My image is from UNITY STAMP CO.  Her name is Angie girl and I love her!
I'll be entering Friends with Flair which they host every Friday.
My other main love is Crafting with OWSE
We have a art technique chat every Wednesday night.  I'll be teaching the technique every other week.  It's a great group of women.  I have learned so much!

Sentimental Sundays #152 is doing  Mixed Media this week!! 

I also want to give a huge shout out to Word Art Wednesday.  Challenge #78 is anything goes this week!  Go see what those talented ladies have done!

 I hope your enjoying your Friday!  I'm vacationing in my craft studio!! Loving it!


Trash to Treasure Mixed Media

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Every week at OWSE on Wednesday night someone (usually the one of the owners-Robynann) does a tutorial on a technique.  This week I'm doing a  tutorial. I was inspired by Lin Browns tutorial on Paper Artsy Here
Started with a piece of cardboard 6x8.  I tore a couple of pieces of book paper and glued it in a couple of spots on the cardboard. I ripped the top layer of the cardboard to show the inside texture. I wanted a flower back ground, but didn't have a stencil to use. So I had some extra die cuts from a project I just finished and glued them using glossy accents to create the raised texture. Get some baby wipes ready..... After it dried, I used 1 inch wide brush and painted the whole top with linen acrylic. Wiped the paint off the area with the words & blended around the edges-dry well.  Blended in golden harvest acrylic paint-using baby wipe to blend and smooth the edges. Dry well.  Using a stencil, I added some spots using vintage white acrylic paint-dry well.

Stil…