Tuesday, November 01, 2016

PINK October WINNER!!!!!!!

Good Morning everyone! Happy November 1st!

I want to thank all of you who left so much love in the comments... I really appreciate you all!

I have added all the names who left comments on my blog or FB page, put them down according to when they were posted, numbered them, and then used Random.org to generate a winning number....

so... I had 16 comments left, and the winner is #13 on my list....


Congrats! You can PM your address to me at helenhollinger@yahoo.ca 
and I will send this classy little book off to you!

Thanks again everyone.. and happy creating!



Thursday, October 13, 2016

Pink October

Hello all my friends!

This month is Pink October over at ARTastic challenge, and this month we are to honour those who have been affected by breast cancer...... either directly or indirectly.

To do justice to this challenge, I have made a mini album about "Classy Ladies". On the ARTastic challenge blog this month, we also have a great tutorial on Beyond the Page mini album by Kat Gray

I have always loved doing mini's and thought what better way to do this challenge, than to do a mini about ladies! All in pinks and blacks, with a splash of color here and there!

Take a peek at the pages....

I hope you have enjoyed this mini.. it was fun to do and meant so much to me!

I have also decided that one of you who leave a comment will be the recipient of this mini!

Just leave a comment, and I will put your name in for a draw for this on November 1st!

Thanks for taking a peek and have a fantastic October!



Sunday, September 18, 2016


Happy Sunday all!  

This month's challenge at Anything but Cute , is dedicated to our dear friends. 

We all need friends in our lives.... someone to laugh with, someone to cry with, someone to share secrets with,  someone to go eat ice cream with! 

This art journal spread is dedicated to all my friends who I do the above with.. you know who you are!

Thanks for taking a peek, and have a fantastic day!



Sunday, September 11, 2016

Create within a Frame

Hi everyone! It is a gorgeous September Sunday and a 
great day to play.

Today I created a frame within a frame for a challenge over at
 A Vintage Journey .

You really need to stop by and check out the amazing inspiration on their blog!

Here is my little frame on a canvas frame..... loaded with lots of paint, ink, silver rub, flowers, chipboard,  and of course.. 
a little angel!

I hope you enjoyed it!



Saturday, September 10, 2016


Hi all! It has been a while since I did any art, and this month's challenge at
is just what I needed to kick start that creative side I have neglected for far too long.

"Everybody dreams sometimes. Some of our dreams are very big, some of them are tiny, some are common and some are very crazy or untypical."
For this challenge I choose to alter a computer board! I love all the texture they provide and the outcome once you cover it with paint and highlights!

I made in honour of my youngest son who writes his dreams down all the time and I do admire him for doing this.
Made with a computer board, various flowers, and bits and pieces, I had fun creating again!
Thanks for taking a peek!

Monday, July 04, 2016

7 Dots - URBAN

Good Morning all!

Today I am sharing with you my interpretation of an "URBAN" theme.

That was challenges to us by 7 Dots .  I love 7 Dots paper, but unfortunately there are not any suppliers in the area I live... so I used a few bits and pieces I have hoarded away!

The challenge is to use an urban theme, and this inspirational board...

Urban is usually something I don't do, but this inspired me to do a layout, that I have not done for ages.

I used a page from a colouring book I have, Fantastic Cities.... using houses as a background, how urban is that!

I used 7 Dots - Wonderland Quadrille paper (love the 4 squares), and 9th wave alpha stickers.
I also used Tattered Angels sprays, TH Dots Fade stencil, and Magenta brick stamp.. plus an assortment of metal bits and pieces I have stashed away! The photo is one I found on Pinterest by the artist Charles Leval.... he has some very interesting street art photos!

I painted all my metal embellishments black, and added some bronze to highlight them. 
I have to say, I am pleased with how it turned out... and thanks for the awesome challenge 7 Dots!

Thanks for taking a peek at my creation, and if 7 Dots wants a supplier in southern Ontario, they can call me! I love their products!!



Tuesday, June 28, 2016

true LOVE

Hi there! It has been ages since my last post! It is amazing how life gets in the way of my creating! 

I made a photo frame for my dear son and his girlfriend for a couple of challenges this month! I love altering items using mixed media and just had to do something with the photo I used....it was just to adorable not to!

First off, from  Mixed Media World, we had to go from Scrap to Masterpiece for this month's challenge..... so I pulled out a frame I have had forever, gessoed it. and added an assortment of bits and pieces I have had for a long time!

After adding layers and layers of spray inks, I finally got the look I was searching for...

I am also using this for the 2nd year anniversary over at Mixed Media Monthly, where we are to use a challenge from the past year. I chose #23, Dimension. 

Using flowers, wood veneers, and random metal pieces, I have added dimension to this frame...

Thanks for taking a peek!