Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Art Journal #1: Inner cover pages

I took out my art journal again and painted the inner cover pages at the front of the book. 
I had no plan for these pages.
I just picked colors and a few matching papers and started painting.
I had a lot of fun making this.
It was very relaxing.

Here it is:

Monday, October 28, 2013

Moments in time......

Hi everyone,

I made two more scrapbook layouts.
This time I used old family photos.

Here they are:

These were fun to make.
The papers used were all from Stampin' Up!
The stamps, embellishments etc.....came from a variety of sources.

I hope you like them!



Tuesday, October 22, 2013

My Little girl....


I made another mixed media scrapbook page.
This one I'm keeping.
This one was a bit more challenging.
I pushed myself to use much brighter colors then what I normally use.
I really like the way it turned out though.
I'm new at this, so.....go easy on me.

Here it is.
The picture of my daughter was taken in May 2013.

I hope you like it.


Monday, October 21, 2013

Organizing my craft room

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well.
This past week, I started putting my craft room back together.
When my husband had his motorcycle accident last April, 
all my craft stuff was removed from my room in order to make space for other furniture that had to be moved when my husband came home from the hospital.
 Because he is getting better, we have returned a bunch of the medical equipment that he no longer needs. That freed up my craft room again. Yeah!!!
I brought in some new storage units for my craft supplies.
I wanted open storage, so that I could see what I have.   

I got a cube storage unit similar to the Expedit unit from Ikea.
It has 16 cubes in it.
I have four of them organized now.

I made some inserts using foam core board to display my paints and threads.
I used this tutorial for my inspiration for those displays.
I also made an organizer for my ink pads. 
I got the directions from this tutorial.

I also decorated the top a bit.

Don't you just love those hand carved wooden stamps!!

Well, its getting there.
I still have  lot to organize, but it's a start.


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Two Mixed Media Scrapbook pages...

Hi everyone,

I hope you are doing well.

I've been so inspired by the mixed media scrapbook artists out there.
One of my best friends recently had a baby and she sent me all these pictures.
I thought that I would get her baby scrapbook started for her.
You know how busy Mom's with newborns are.

I thought she would like these.
So here they are.

Here is the second layout using a divided page protector.

Paper: "Etcetera" and "This and That" Designer Series Paper(SU)
Embellisments: metal embelishments, pearl and rhinestone accents (Recollections)
Paint: liquitex gesso, americana whispering turquoise, golden light molding paste
Dies: Sissix flourish, Tim Holtz tattered flowers, Chevron die from SU circle thinlit set

I hope you like my layouts.
They were a lot of fun to make.
By the way, this was my first mixed media scrapbook page.
It was so much fun....there will be many more in my future.


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Altered Art Journal

Hi everyone,

I decided to try my hand at a little bit of mixed media art journaling.
I bought an old book from a thrift store.
Tonight I work at the front cover.

Here is the original.

This is how I changed it.

Products Used
paper: Etcetera DSP (SU)
ink: Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Night of Navy (SU)
stamp: Beautifully Baroque (SU)
Liquitex Gesso
ribbons from my stash
Metal Embellishments: recollection
Die: Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers die

I'm going to use this art journal to play.
I want to make something for myself.
I just want to be creative, with no rules, time lines.
Just fun.....

I hope you like it!!