Ali Edwards Capture life. Create art.

March 7, 2008

Weekend Creative : March #1 : Butterfly Mobile

Yep, more butterflies. The prompt this weekend is to make a spring mobile. Something to brighten things up a bit + celebrate the coming season. This is a great project for using what you have. ...

February 8, 2008

Weekend Creative : February #2 : punch collage

This weekend's project is inspired by Margaret's heart collage (just right for Valentine's Day) and Australian artist Catherine Swan's beautiful paper butterflies (read more of her story + see the size of her art ...

January 7, 2008

Process.

One of the things you will find as you read through my new book is a collection of canvases that open each chapter. While I was working on them early last year I took some photos of the process so I ...

November 25, 2007

Before & after.

This: + this: + a little bit of greens = this: Attended a great wreath-making party this afternoon. Everybody brought a bunch of ...

November 20, 2007

Christmas Project #7 : Initial Ornaments

A few weeks back I was flipping through Pottery Barn's holiday catalog and came across some very simple, beautiful initial ornaments (can't seem to locate them online). What can be easier than rubbing on a single letter or two ...

November 14, 2007

Christmas Project #6 : Framing

One of the things I have enjoyed searching for over the last couple of weeks are cards and smaller holiday paper items from Goodwill + antique stores that can be given new life in a frame. The one above was ...

November 12, 2007

Christmas Project #5 : Button Trees (in progress)

This fantastic idea comes from the very talented Tia Bennett. She created one for Two Peas - I simply printed out the photo + instructions and went to work. Click her name to get to the sample + ...

November 11, 2007

Christmas Project #4 : Word Cards

I picked up these cards from Paper Source awhile back when I began collecting things to use for holiday decorating. You could easily make these at home (they are 2 inches x 4 inches) and add them to ...

November 9, 2007

And they are up.

Decided to go the "tack in the wall" route - using small thumb tacks to attach the boxes right into the wall. The holes will be covered with a large wall calendar when the boxes come down after Christmas. They ...

November 8, 2007

Christmas Project #3 : Advent Boxes

This one came straight out of Martha Stewart Kids and can be seen online here. I picked up the boxes at our local Ben Franklin. I went with three different sizes for variety - each will hold a ...

October 24, 2007

Christmas Project #1: Details

Here's a closer look at some of the cards: the whole idea is to keep it simple (embossing and gloss can be simple once you get the hang of it) + playful + to use bits and pieces of pattern and product....

October 22, 2007

Christmas Project #1: In Progress

On Saturday I had a chance to start working on one of my holiday projects while hanging out at Scrapbook Fever in Salem. This one, a Night Before Christmas ...