Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Collage Artist and Fabulous Work!

As I was wandering around etsy the other day, I ran across this new shop which I absolutely fell in love with. She incorporates everything that I love--paper, photos, and other collage elements into fabulous notecards!

The store is The Collagebox by artchicnj. Check out her fabulous cards and hang tags!

Carole Gernett is the owner of this shop.

So Carole, Tell me something about yourself and how did you start with your current craft?

I have always painted. At one time I did only decorative painting on wood, tin and old furniture. I began my collage work when I needed to try something new. I still work on canvas and furniture but not as much. The thing I like about mixed media and collage is that I can combine different mediums including old photos (which I LOVE!) and ephemera. Then I can add my own drawings and 3D embellishments.....I never know what I'm going to end up with and that's half the fun! I don't usually plan out my work unless its for a specific theme or has to meet guidelines.

Do you have a full time job? If yes, what is it?

I do work F/T as a Beauty Advisor for Elizabeth Arden Cosmetics. Being an artist, I love to work with make-up.

Would you like to be a full time crafter?

Yes!! I would love to be a F/T crafter However, I do need a weekly salary and being a crafter does not guarantee that.

Thanks for giving me the opportunity to share a little of my self and my work.

You are very welcome, Carole. Now, go check out her shop and find your favorite items!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Look at the Match!

Jeepers!!! I can't believe that I haven't posted in nearly 3 weeks!! Shame on me!! Lots has been happening, but that should not be an excuse!!

Last week was the first week my son has been home from college, so my husband & I are adjusting to having an extra person in the house. I have to cook more and be on schedule detail.

The good thing about him being home is that he has boundless energy, so he was eager to go and help me buy my easy-up type tent for the crafting season. It is a light brown ochre color. From reading in forums on etsy, I knew I needed a backdrop or sheer curtains. So, luckily, a neighborhood was having a yard sale on Saturday. Ashby, my son, and I went and I was looking for curtains and cookie cutters for papermaking.

I found some natural color curtains for $3 but only 2. We kept stopping and looking and later on, I found the perfect match and with 6- 5 foot panels. There was no price and I asked--$3!! I was estatic. Look at the picture--Can you believe it?

Now I'm thinking that I will use the neutral color curtains as table cloths and then on Sunday, we were in a craft store and I saw the perfect color splash!! A large piece of handmade paper for the table. Those could be changed with the seasons!!!

Wow, I'm really excited about the coming craft season. When I set up I'll post some pictures!



What kind of seeds would you buy in a handmade paper card?