Friday, August 27, 2010

Art as inspiration...

New artwork I've hung up in my craft room.

The artwork is by one of my favorite friend Lorrie
of Illusio Creative (Etsy Shop)

My photos do not do Lorrie's artwork justice, but I wanted to show how I framed and displayed the new artwork. The top photo is taken with flash (eek!) and the bottom just with natural light, but lots of reflection from the window.

These two outer ACEOs are part of Lorrie's Sea Theme series

One the left is Sea Theme I - Aceo Print
On the right is Sea Theme II - Aceo Print

The middle print is Sea Life, not currently available in her Etsy shop.

I've backed all the prints with photo real ocean scrapbooking paper.
The openings in the frames are sized at 3.5" x 3.5", so I needed this backing, but I hope it compliments the prints well.

I can view this print anytime by turning my head to the right when I am at the computer
and it's always visible when I'm taking product photos.

I am not sure this will be the permanent location for the framed art.
I'm worried that the color on the prints will fade from being near the window.
But for now, I will enjoy my wonderful new artwork display.

Thank you Lorrie!

Happy Creating!


ACEO introduction...

ACEOs are finally in the Etsy shop.

Part of the profit from these sales goes to help support House of Imagination.

I really do need to work on my photography skills...or lack there of. ;-)

Happy Creating!


Thursday, August 12, 2010

We have a winner!

Giveaway winner...according to is #4!


has won the necklace!

Happy Creating!


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Imagination Giveaway and ACEOs...

Giveaway time...again! :-)

I am a member of Etsy #TeamImagination and a fan of the dream of Alex and Gabi Lamont's House of Imagination!
To bring attention to their wonderful project and more fans to members of #teamimagination
(team members and their shop links are listed on the right-hand side of my blog)
I'm offering this handmade by me necklace as a giveaway prize!

Antiqued copper and reversible necklace! With lovely Czech glass flower beads.
The rings have raised flowers on one side and on the other etched leaves!
Necklace measures approx. 26 1/2" long and has a stamped flower design toggle closure.

The giveaway begins today August 3, 2010 and will run until Tuesday August 10, 2010.
On Wednesday, August 11, I will choose a winner via from the entries.
Since I need numbered entries to use, I will choose the winner ONLY from the comments below.

Choose any of the 5 ways listed below to enter or use all 5!
You can leave up to 5 comments and please leave your email, twitter @ name,
or shop link in the comment so I can contact you as easily as possible if you are the winner!

To enter the giveaway:
1) Go to any of the shops listed as members of Team Imagination on my blog
and tell me your favorite item from that shop in a comment.

2) Become a follower of my blog (or if you are already a blog follower),
leave me a comment mentioning this.

3) Become a blog follower of the House of Imagination blog and come back here and
leave me a comment that you followed them.

4) Become a Facebook fan of House of Imagination and come back here and
leave me a comment that you did so.

5) Become a Facebook fan of my Boutique Kismet and come back here and
leave me a comment that you did so.


Also here is a sneak peak of some of the ACEOs
I will be selling to help benefit the House of Imagination project in my Etsy shop and
also on the House of Imagination website

I have never made ACEOs before and although I do sketch,
I chose scrapbooking and altered art and some felt art
for my ACEO contributions for House of Imagination.
Maybe another time I'll do some sketches. ;-)
Let me know what you think!

Alex and Gabi also just recently unveiled another project they are working on!
This one is being featured on Kickstarter

Yummy, Little, Pretty Things All Artisan Natural
Organic 100% Handmade Bakehouse

Helping them fun this project also gets you recipes for some very yummy looking
organic homemade treats!

Happy Creating!