Monday, September 30, 2013

Haute Handbags Autumn 2013 ... My work got Published!

I am very happy to share the news that my Mix Media Inspired bags were published by

Autumn 2013

Here is the cover:

 Here are "my" pages ... 6 in total!  It is always an honor when I am asked to write an article about my work.  This issue is definitely, one of my favorites.

These mix media bags were inspired by two of my favorite artists...Christy Tomlinson and Jeanne Oliver.  I have taken most of their on-line classes.  Love how these classes inspire and teach so much.

These style mix media bags are available at my Etsy shop,

I am working on vintage pumpkins for A Paris Street Market, this Saturday.  I hope to take pictures and post them on the blog later this week.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Mix Media Halloween House Canvas

These last few days, I was able to indulge in two favorites...mix media and Halloween.

I will have these original mix media canvases at the Checkered Corner on Friday.  Checkered Corner is located at 5650 South Curtice Street in downtown Littleton.

On Saturday, they will be available at the Pink Attic Cat's Warehouse Sale located directly behind the store across the alley... follow the signs. Parking is available on the street or across the street from the shop in the dirt lot. The Pink Attic Cat is located at 2555 W. Alamo Ave., downtown Littleton from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

Small paper-mache Halloween coffins....
A 12 x 12 wooden box now tells a sweet Vintage theme Halloween story....

Scrabble tiles, silver German glass glitter and other decorative elements....

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Re-purposed -- Chalkboards

One of my favorite items on Pinterest are Chalkboards.  Whether it's decorative chalkboard lettering or re-purposing items into chalkboards.  Now, when I am at an estate sale, I look for items I can re-purpose into a functional chalkboard.

I just finished a few new Chalkboard projects.

Vintage suitcase with pristine interior.  As I was drawing this house with chalk, my daughter Laura said it was making her sad.  Why?

It's a drawing of our old house in Houston...17330 was our house number.  After 7 years, Laura still misses her old home.

Re-purposed leather briefcase.  You don't see people carry these anymore.  Another drawing of a House with chalk.

This is a huge clipboard.  I painted it with many layers of chalkboard paint then "seasoned" the chalkboard.  I added pegboard circles/flower along with vintage button pins.

Old wooden clothespins (durable not flimsy like some of the newer ones) PAINTED  with chalkboard paint.

I stamped Halloween images and added magnets to  some of the chalkboard clothespins.

Paper Mache house boxes painted with chalkboard paint.  Stamped with chalk paint and sealed.

All of these items will be available at the Checkered Corner this weekend.  The Checkered Corner will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday - September 20 -22, 2013.  Follow this link for more details on times and address.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Isa Creations at 2 Places this Weekend!

This coming weekend will be busier that usual for me (Isa Creations).

First of all, the Checkered Corner will be open this weekend.  It is located at 5650 S. Curtice Street in historic downtown Littleton.   Check the link for more details on times.  You will find my usual items in the upstairs bedroom, along with a small sampling of new Vintage Inspired Halloween items. 

While Anita and Patrice are taking care of customers at the Checkered Corner, I will be a few blocks away at Amy's, The Pink Attic Cat.

The Pink Attic Cat will be having a special Halloween and Autumn Warehouse Sale directly behind the shop.   The Pink Attic Cat is  located at 2555 W. Alamo Ave, historic downtown Littleton.   Amy asked me to join her at her warehouse sale.  Since we both love Halloween, I will setup my canopy near I will have my items displayed within her warehouse. . I will only have Halloween & Fall Color items at The Pink Attic Cat's sale.

I hope you can come by both the Checkered Corner and Pink Attic Cat's...they are only a few blocks away from each other.

I have had a productive last week.  I am hoping to have some cute felted wool Bat pins along with more felted wool Witch hat pins.  I really love working with mix media and hope to have more mix media projects done by Friday.

Here are my newest items..most just completed over the weekend.

Hand-dyed vintage crochet/lace tablecloths...literally have 3 more in green dye as I type this.
Felted Wool With hats...only have 3 completed

So far my absolute working with Mix Media.  Honestly, if these don't sell I will be perfectly fine with that.  I just have to make myself take them to the Pink Attic Cat's Warehouse sale this Saturday.  I think these are 12 x 16 Canvases.

Will have these at The Pink Attic Cat this Saturday...

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Halloween - Vintage Inspired Halloween Paper Garlands & A Paris Street Market TODAY!

I will only have a few of these Halloween Paper Garlands available today at A Paris Street Market .  I simply ran out of time!

Then I added a more simple paper garland created from coordinating paper.

 It should be a fun and sunny day at:

Halloween - Black Peat Pots ready for Halloween Rosettes

After creating many vintage themed  Halloween rosettes, I decided to create about a dozen halloween decorated peat pots to hold some of the rosettes.

These are created using:

large peat pots painted black

ruffled crepe, purple & green

black rick rac ribbon

white paper doilies

black scallop circle

stamped with white chalk marker

dictionary shredded paper 

 green foam inside peat pot to hold rosettes in place

Dictionary shred paper is the same dictionary paper in the rosette

These will also be available TODAY at A Paris Street Market in Aspen Grove from 8:00a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  (Rain or Shine).

Friday, September 6, 2013

Halloween - New Potion Bottles

One of my favorite Halloween decorations are the various potions bottles.  These were simple as it only required

small "potion" glass bottle



Simple but fun!
This is a larger bottle with a cork....I love it!
These will also be available this Saturday at A Paris Street Market at Aspen Grove from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Rain or Shine).

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Halloween - Vintage Inspired Mix Media Boxes & Houses

One of the many things I love about going to Estate Sales is finding little treasures I can alter.  I have acquired a little collection of vintage cigar boxes made from wood or cardboard.  I have had them for some time and decided Halloween is the perfect time to alter some of these vintage cigar boxes.

Altered Vintage Cigar Boxes

Various Sizes

Vintage Inspired Paper


Black Glitter


Another find at an estate sale were House style shadow boxes, frame and small clipboard. 

Altered Halloween House Frame/Shadow Boxes

Vintage Inspired Paper



Black Glitter

All of these new items will be available this Saturday at A Paris Street Market in Aspen Grove from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.