My challenge blog for Lunagirl Vintage Images, featuring fun creative challenges with prizes, projects, freebies, holiday and seasonal info, and more!
A place for mixed media artists, card makers, scrapbooking enthusiasts, fabric artists, creators of jewelry, altered art and crafts of all kinds.
Would you like Lunagirl to sponsor a challenge on your blog? Email me at INFO@LUNAGIRL.COM. :-) I'll provide images for your DT!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Artist Trading Coins

You've heard of Artist Trading Cards, and inchies and twinchies and moos and more. Well, now have you heard of Artist Trading COINS? These are fun, shareable, little altered art / mixed media creations on 2.5-inch circles.

The round/circular shape is a subtle shift in how you think about design. And something new is always a nice inspiration.

I've finally got around to creating a few new digital collage sheets with 2.5" circles. These are perfect for Artist Trading Coins, as well as pocket mirrors, coasters, etc. And of course you can also use them in any kind of project ~ fun for altered books and boxes, scrapbooking, etc. 

See 'em all at Lunagirl.com! More to come (and I'm glad to take requests!)








Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Artful Gathering Online Art Retreat 2018: Share the Spirit

Workshop registration is now OPEN for Artful Gathering's 8th annual online summer art retreat! This year's theme is everything Southwestern/Western/Cowboy/Cowgirls/NativeAmerican. So many amazing workshops ~ from painting and journals to jewelry and ceramics and doll-making and textiles/fabric arts ~ it's fun just to browse the workshops. So much beauty and inspiration.... You can sign up for workshops and also enjoy a video hop, prizes, tutorials, chatting... Session One workshops begin June 6!


To celebrate the grand opening day for Artful Gathering 2018, registered attendees will receive access to a three-part video tutorial "Western Girl Leather Bracelets" ~ how to create leather bracelets using mixed media and free style painting :-)

More Steampunk!


Michele Storms Art From The Well
See you over at the challenge!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Steampunk Challenge at Crafting By Designs


Come play over at CRAFTING BY DESIGNS! The theme this week is Steampunk, and you know Lunagirl has lots of great steampunk images to play with. The CBD Design Team used my "Steampunk Girls Ready for Adventure" collage sheet for inspiration, and came up with some fun and beautiful creations. Go check it out, and link up your own!

Below are Michele's gorgeous contributions Art From The Well
See you over at the challenge!








Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Do you like coloring pages? And vintage images?

Wow, pages and pages of coloring sheets created from antique artwork and ephemera! From February 5-9, 2018, libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions around the world are sharing free coloring sheets and books based on materials in their collections. #ColorOurCollections

http://library.nyam.org/colorourcollections/




Sunday, February 4, 2018

Celebrate in February

February means Valentine's Day AND African-American history month... So isn't this perfect?

Michele Storms is a very inspired and very busy lady... She has kindly shared these new creations using images from the newly expanded collection of African-American images from Lunagirl.

I love the combination of silver snowflake and silver heart doily she used... and of course the lovely vintage Paris image.

The one below is a digital piece called "Old Fashioned Girl." It reminds me of old letters and the sweet sadness of time passing.

Share your work celebrating February!



Happy Groundhog Day

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Yellow Roses to brighten your day

The other day in the grocery store there was a bunch of yellow roses discounted at the floral counter... couldn't resist them. They brighten up these dreary days of January. So here are some to share with you! (Freebie!)

All you need is Love

Thanks to Michele for these sweet tags featuring images from the "new expanded" African-American vintage photos collection! The theme is Love... and don't we all need that message these days. Michele does beautiful work.



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