Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A moment in time...

at least for February.
I'll be keeping a small art journal/scrapbook for the month of February. Creating a new page everyday. Now here I thought I was getting away with picking the shortest month, but yep---It's a leap year. Oh well 29 instead of 28.
I made my cover today. Recycled cardboard covered with Golden acrylic paint in Cobalt Teal. Then stamp, layering, tape, more layer, more stamping. On the inside cover I made a heart with tissue paper, stamped on it and then outlined it with a charcoal pencil.

Thanks for looking and have a GREAT day!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Turning scraps into treasures

So I was browsing Pinterest (my new favorite addiction) yesterday and saw a pin where paper scraps were sewn into 12x12 sheets of paper.
I had some free time, Lord knows I have plenty of scraps (that not throwing anything away does come in handy), and a sewing machine begging to be used. Just pulling pieces out here and there without much thought and I had three sheets done up in no time.
I can't wait to turn these into scrapbook pages, or I might cut them down into Art Journal pages. I can't decide yet, but I think I am going to sew more today. It's FUN!

Have a great day!

Saturday, January 28, 2012


My oldest daughter is notorious for taking self portraits. Going through them this one begged to be scrapped.

The paper is Glitz Designs, Creative Imaginations and a bit of 7 Gypsies. All torn, distressed and layered. The flowers are from Petaloo with a Prima flourish. The word strong is made using Tattered Angels chipboard letters covered with Lumiere (by Jacquard) silver paint. I journaled around the edges using a river marker.

This layout was featured in the October issue of Scrapbook News and Review.
Have a great day and thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow....Forever

Just playing around for a few minutes led to the creation of this tag.
Using a plain manila tag as a base I covered it entirely with a script stamp from Kaisercraft using Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Heat set it and the over stamped some flourishes in areas using Versamark watermark ink and covered with Clear Embossing Powder. Melt and cool.
Using my foam applicator I then went over the whole tag with Aged Mahogany, Brushed Corduroy, and Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Added the large collage image to the lower left.
The word stickers were rubbed with the leftover ink on the foam applicator and applied.
A piece of lace on my desk finished it off.
Not a bad use of 15 minutes of free time lol.

Thanks for visiting and as always have a great day!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

This one picture....

Says it all.
The background is masking tape covered with a light layer of Gesso followed up with Pelikan Water Color Paint. I had laid row after row of tape onto wax paper to paint then once dry tore and reassembled onto a piece of Cardstock.
Adding some Rub Ons by Daisy D and Creative Imaginations and a little bit of bling from Recollections it was done.

This layout was featured in the October issue of Scrapbook News and Review.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Saturday, January 21, 2012


I ordered some Gessobord from Ampersand the other day. A rainy Saturday was the perfect day to play.
Several layers of Golden Acrylic paint, followed by some dripping of Liquitex Acrylic Ink created the start of the background. Stamping with paint on bubble wrap for the next layer. Rubbed the whole piece with Neutral Grey Pan Paste. The Acrylic Ink acted as a resist for the Pan Pastel which was really cool.
Some stamping with Pink Paislee & Hampton Arts stamps using StazOn ink in Stone Gray.
The heart was torn from a piece of My Mind's Eye patterned paper and applied with Gel Medium. A layer of Gel Medium was applied ver the whole piece and let dry. The heart was then outlined with a charcoal pencil and smudged.
Finally the word WISH was applied using 7Gypsies rub ons.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Family is....

Family is Something Special!
Done for the monthly scrapbooking challenge over at PAO. My youngest daughter and my niece at Christmas.
The background paper is from Pion Design (a Swedish company) and gorgeous to boot. There is a bit of gesso painted randomly and then some Inka Gold rubbed in for the gold accents.
Just a few snowflakes and ribbon for accent and that is it.

Have a great day

Monday, January 9, 2012

Male Birthday Card

I'll admit it. In a house full of mostly girls with DH as the lone male I am a bit challenged when it comes to creating more masculine projects.
With DH's birthday today though I had to step up lol.
Using Graphic 45 papers I whipped this up for him last night. Had to throw a teeny tiny bit of bling on, just because.

Have a great day

Sunday, January 8, 2012


Layout done for the Jan Round Robin challenge at Swirlydoos.

The second part of the challenge for bonus points was to use a title based on a song (now I lisread and thought we had to come up with our own song instead of seeing it was already posted...oh well)
My song is from Sesame Street called Adventure. Seemed perfect for this. The little one catching salamanders in the driveway. No Fear on that girl!

I used all supplies from past Swirlydoo kits. Prima Printery Paper, Bazzill card stock, Flourish & Crystals from Prima.
The background was misted with Coffee Shop Glimmer Mist and then strips of Gesso painted for my lyrics.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Tis the Season (well it was lol)

Now that thing s are settling back into just crazy instead of insanely crazy I can catch up on my creations.
This was done for the December Round Robin challenge over at Swirlydoos. I used the December kit to complete the layout.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

1, 2, 3 Jump

I love this.
The little one is always in motion, running, skipping, jumping.
Fancy Pants and Basic Grey patterned paper over a base of Core'dinations card stock.
Grunged up a bit with Ranger ink and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.

This layout was featured in the September issue of Scrapbook News and Review.

Have a great day