Monday, December 31, 2012

Let inspiration take you wherever it goes

This is how it started.... LiveArtNow's youtube on paper mosaics I just fell in love with the mixed texures and placement...

No, but first, actually, I was so inspired by Rach0113's mixed media canvas and her incredible abstract canvases .... the colors, textures, technique she uses....  and even before that, I loved Kate Palmer's free flowing creative techniques... I actually see myself trying to become free enough, brave enough to try...

but heart and fingers kept longing for just a little more, some medium to create that would make all my senses just come alive...

So I wondered, what attracts me to art? What mediums, what colors, what textures is it that makes my eyes waken all my senses and makes my heart and soul really sing? 

Besides paper and fibers and buttons and colors and textures and metals... what else was missing?  For me it is rocks and glass... my first loves of art have always been glass and rocks...
So imagine how excited I was to travel thru the internet universe and stumble upon this incredible mosaic could I have not known she existed? 

Mosaics...I can use any and all mediums.... just look at what Sonia King  uses in her    unbelievably beautiful mosaics.  AND she's from Texas...Dallas,  right in my own back yard...

How did I not know?  So you can only imagine what my New Year's resolution is and I do mean I am "resolved" to try my hand, open my heart, let go of my fears...and experiment more...experiment more with mosaics.  I can't wait to get started...

I wish the best and most wonderful New Year for all of you. Be safe and happy... and let go of your fears and be creative...

Easy for me to say....know let's just see what happens...

Happy New Year,
Molly D

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas...and here's what I am working on...

    Well I am still having fun, learning how to use photoshop I decided to try my hand at making 2013 calendar cards I can use on my new calendar project.  What calendar project you say??? teehee...well I am not really sure yet.  But I am envisioning a scrapbook page layout type with these cards as part of the embellisment...and it will hang from a stand on my desk....hmmm...still in the imagination stage...but sure having fun playing with these beautiful vintage florals.

    I'll let you know how I am coming along...and feel free to copy and use these in your projects if you'd like.  Again, hope you had a wonderful Christmas and here's to a peaceful, posperous New Year to you all! 

Best wishes and have fun crafting,

Saturday, December 8, 2012

More holiday decor..

This pic is just a little shot of my December and November calendar pages from my calendar video .  Man did the year go by I just have to fill the calendar in with my favorite pictures from this year and bind it...but now I'm just rambling....sorry.  Back to the  holiday decor...  I am having so much fun upcycling and creating holiday decor pieces, like taking the table centerpiece I had made, pulling out some of the roses and other flowers and filling in with balls in the new color theme I have fallen in love with, that coordinates with the K and Co papers.

Okay, this is probably one of those cases "you had to be there" type things.  I swear these are pretty in person...teehee. But my photography is not doing them justice.  Plus, I can't take full shots because I have been crafting all day instead of cleaning house...

 But what these pictures represent is the fun I 've had today crafting and making new holiday decor items to showcase the color theme I am going with this year...thanks again to the destash kit I bought from
Stephanie at stephanied2 on youtube . She is one of my favorite favorite favorite talented AND so funny...perfect!

Now back to the decor...the mosaic idea came from Linda at liveartnow on youtube . I made my first one on a 12 x 12 sheet of chipboard, but this one I decided to do in a frame I bought on sale at Michaels...I just love Linda's idea and think this will be one of my new favorite holiday decor pieces...

The rest of these pics are some more pieces I had fun making to carry the color story from room to room.  Now off to decorate the tree and tryyyyyy to get up the courage to clean the house so I can show you better pics when this whole thing is finished...just hoping it's before Santa pays his visit, and baby New Year says it's time to take the tree down already.... 

Here's the video I made of these items ...

Have fun crafting

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Thank you Liveartnow! My Christmas Mosaic

Well I just love it!  I know art is subjective...but I just love this idea and I love the colors and the paper lines... I just love it!  And boy was it easy to make!  Thanks to the inspiration from
 Linda at Liveartnow's video . 

So I just used 12 x 12 inch chipboard, covered it with a beautiful aqua glittered paper from Michaels and then go busy...I ran scraps of chipboard thru my xyron and then covered them with scraps of paper from my new favorite holiday line from K and Co.  Then I just started "patching" and "piecing" the pieces together to fit the board.  Once I had adhered all the "tiles" I made for my mosaic I just dug into my embelly stash and had a blast just adding some of my favorites to the piece.  And I just love the outcome!

Happy holidays!
Molly D

December Mini with papers from K and Co. and My Minds Eye

Oh my gosh, I knew I loved this paperline and the colors, but man oh man, I really really love it after working with it for a few new holiday projects.  First, I made a little mini to set on our coffee table for the holidays, ( just hafta load it with pics, teehee)  and it showcases the color story and feel I will be using to decorate and wrap with this holiday season ----  I'm calling it Country Estate...taadah....
a rather fancy solid name for the colors peacock, olive, dark reds and metallics.  I have bought some beautiful ornaments and floral pieces in those colors and hope to stay on my crafting kick long enough to get this whole house done up in holiday finery.  I know, I's just that piece of rum cake talking, but a girl can dream....well anywho, hope you like the mini!   Have fun scrapping, and check back soon for my next holiday post...I'm on a rum cake high I think...teehee!  Video is posted below - Enjoy!

Happy holidays
Molly D

Saturday, December 1, 2012

It's beginning, just beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Well here's a little video I did of a few hauls for the holidays!  I was looking for a fresh theme for my holiday decor and thanks to Stephanie at StephanieD2 I found it and I love all I have to do is get going and get it done!  Fingers crossed!  I will keep posting as I get things going...first up will be a mini showcasing the beautiful K and Co.  papers I got from Stephanie!  Love 'em!
 Plus, found a great new ribbon supplier on ebay:  katheysattic .  Bought some beautiful May Arts ribbons from her and was sooooo impressed by the packaging she did, I almost forgot to look at the ribbons. I mean really, each and every piece of ribbon was wrapped on a tag, that had been stamped with a gold crown and laced at the top with gold trim, and then inserted in it's own zip top bag.  and then if that weren't enough, Kathey used the cutest peppermint tissue paper to line the box.  I can't wait to place another order from's simple pleasures!  Well happy crafting to you all and keep on the look out for my newest holiday mini!  And a special shout out to Stephanie for sending me that wonderful collection of holiday goodies! Have fun, Molly D