Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Cigar Box

Froggy Cigar Box

Cigar box- altered with Fantasy Film and acrylic paints.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Contest time!!!

Hi, Everyone,

We have gone waaaaay too long without one of our contests. So, here is a new challenge and its different than our usual challenges. This time, I will not be sending you found objects.

I want pieces of art that just happen to tell time - basically, we're talking about clocks - but not clocks - PIECES OF ART THAT JUST HAPPEN TO TELL TIME!!!!!

So, here are the contest rules:

1. You must use some embellishment or something in the creation of this artwork using OPALS embossing enamels and a Krafty Lady Art Mould©.

2. It must actually work and tell time.

3. It must be sent to the Midnight Art Ranch postmarked NLT May 22nd. Zeb will be at the Midnight Art Ranch for the Gourd Retreat in early June, so she can photo the entries while she's here.

That's it!

We'll have a panel of judges to pick the winners. They will not know who's submission they are judging. No names will be submitted to them with the artwork so that judging will be completely objective and all artwork will be judged on its own merit.

All artwork submitted will become the property of After Midnight Art Stamps.

This is a great opportunity to browse thrift stores, flea markets and garage sales. You can start with a basic clock or you can create the entire thing and add clock works.

The winner will receive a $100 gift certificate from After Midnight Art Stamps. Runners up (2nd and 3rd place) will each receive $50 gift certificates. All submitters will receive a package of goodies from After Midnight. All submissions will be displayed at the Midnight Art Ranch with the artist's name prominently displayed once the contest is over and winners have been selected.

All entries will be listed on the web site after the judging with the artists' names for all to see.

If your entry costs more than $10.00 to ship to the Ranch, LMK. I am willing to refund some of the shipping cost, within reason. This means, please don't ship grandfather clocks that weigh a thousand pounds without prior approval, lol.


Denver Rubber Stamp Convention

Hi, Everyone,

We are attending the Denver Rubber Stamp Convention which is being held April 17th and 18th at the Red Lion Hotel, 4040 Quebec St, Denver. We'll be there with all 400+ Krafty Lady Art Moulds©, all 35 colors of OPALS embossing enamels, all the new Spellbinders dies, including the impressabilities and nestabilities, plus some new items.

Jen Lowe of Jen Lowe Designs will be doing make and takes both days using the wonderful Ultimate Crafter's Companion (UCC), the Wizard and Spellbinders dies, plus the Lucy McGoo stamp line. Jen is sooooo very creative and it always amazes me the make and takes she comes up with. Don't miss this opportunity to "play" the Jen Lowe way.

I'll also be doing a 2 hour class using the UCC, Wizard, Spellbinder dies and much more.