Thursday, February 18, 2010

Queen of Hearts - Winner of the draw!

A Huge THANKS to all of you
Queen of Hearts
who contributed artwork for the Queen of Hearts Challenge.

The winner of the draw for $50 in rubber stamps is Tiya-B! Please send me an email with your address!

All the other participants who commented on February 14 will receive a rubber stamp of their choice. Just send me an email with your address and stamp choice and I will send that off to you!

Thanks for playing!! Suzanne

Monday, February 15, 2010

One World, One Heart - Give Away Winners

The winners of the Quietfire give aways on the One World One Heart Blog hop are
(drum roll, please)

Bonnie at The Original Art Studio and

Mallory at This Life

Congratulations! I will be emailing you shortly about your collage sheets.

Happy creating and thanks so much for visiting my blog!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

February 14 Queen of Hearts Challenge

Welcome to the Queen of Hearts Challenge!
Thanks to Judy Lawton for inspiring this challenge!

Leave a comment and include a link to your artwork (from your blog, Picturetrails, Flickr, QF Creations page - anywhere!) with the Queen of Hearts theme. You will be eligible for a draw for $50 worth of rubber stamps.
I won't do the draw till Monday, so you have lots of time! I can hardly wait to see what you've created!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Queen of Hearts Valentine Challenge! Reminder

Just a little reminder about this! On Sunday, you'll add your link in the comments section of my blog post so we can all scurry over and have a look to see what you've made! To give you a little incentive to participate, I'll give away $50 worth of rubber stamps to a randomly chosen participant!

Here are the details;

Just for fun!
byhandartist Judy Lawton suggested we should have a Valentine's challenge with a Queen of Hearts theme. I thought this was such a great idea that I'm sending it out into the world to see what happens! Here is what you do:

Create a piece of artwork using the theme Queen of Hearts. It can be a card or an atc or a calligraphic piece or a tip-in for your altered book or a journal page or a canvas or whatever you are working on these days. Post it on your blog on February 14.

Then go to the
Quietfire Style blog and add a link to your artwork in the comments section! Easy peasy! Don't have a blog? Come join us at Quietfire Creations, create a personal page and add your photo there! (Remember to link your artwork in the Quietfire Style blog)

Create without Limits! Feel free to add this badge to your blog with a link back here to the instruction! Have fun, my Valentines!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Tuesday Created byhand Challenge - Anything but a Rectangle or Square

Well, it's a good thing Robyn is away or she might chastise me for putting these stars on a rectangular background. *Sigh* Forgive me!
Click on the images below to see more detail.

Spellbinders Nestabilities Stars
Quietfire Rubber: Even a Small Star

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Leonardo in Vancouver

"People should come and see this, because it's not going to happen again while you're alive."

The Vancouver Art Gallery knew they wanted something big to coincide with the Winter Olympics and they certainly haven't disappointed!

Congratulations to the Vancouver Art Gallery for their persistence in requesting and gaining permission to show part of the Queen's private art collection!

February 6 and continues to May 2, 2010

"One of the most important of Leonardo da Vinci’s artistic and scientific investigations of the human body was conducted for a planned treatise on anatomy. To accomplish this, Leonardo appears to have worked with a scientist from the University of Pavia to participate in dissections of corpses, which were rarely performed at the time. These direct observations by Leonardo resulted in an exceptional body of work that remains, to this day, one of the greatest triumphs of drawing and scientific inquiry."

Here is the Global news cast with more information -these drawings are way better than the ones in my Anatomy 390 textbook - okay, maybe it's the artist in me. They're certainly much more interesting to look at!

Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Man is organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery in association with The Royal Collection and curated by Martin Clayton of The Royal Collection, Windsor.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Using Spellbinders & Other things

Holy Hairlines Batman! A little too subtle maybe?
The embossed panel was made by cutting a Deckle Mega Rectangle with the Wizard and then embossing the Dreamweaver Heart with Ribbon stencil inside (with a second pass through the Wizard). The decorative paper is 7 Gypsies Notting Hill.

This little offering was made by lettering with Ivory McCaffery Ink (sorry, I used the last bottle and don't know when I'll have it again) using the new Principal nib. Now I'm going to have to try this on darker cardstock to see how those hairline show. NICE combo of ink and pen!

For those of you who have been wondering how to use your other dies with the Spellbinder's Wizard, I've added some things to the Techniques Gallery - several videos from Stacey Caron of Spellbinders which are very informative!

Oh, and I've found a new use for the Removable Magic Tape - perfect for holding Spellbinders dies where you want them and doesn't leave a mark or tear the paper! (My biggest use for this tape is to hold the paper I am lettering on onto the liner underneath)

Don't forget the Tuesday Created byhand Challenge is online: This week it's creating anything but a rectangle or square! (heh heh. Here is the link to the templates on the Techniques page... no rectangles or squares there! - but that's just a suggestion....)

I've created a poll on the Quietfire Design Facebook page about the Queen of Hearts challenge! Please try it! It's a test drive for an upcoming poll where you all get to choose the next rubber stamp quotations!
(when you click the Poll tab at the top, I'm not able to see the question with the poll - another of those quirks of the internet - but you should be able to read it all here.)

And one last note....

ACK! I ran out of paper for the Harlequin Stitched book kit - you can see the new selections on the webpage! The tan leaf version will be back, but not for a while!