This is the second pull. On the mornings I am not sure what direction I am going to go, this helps to stimulate my creative process, a little morning exercise for my muse, lol. It is almost too hot to think or create but I am hanging in there and moving slow. Happy Sunday, hugs
Sunday, June 30, 2013
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Friday, June 28, 2013
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
As hard as it is to believe the year is 1/2 over and we move into month 7, this is my month to start pulling together elements and papers I have collected since last Christmas for the next seasons greetings. I am working this year with my gelli pulls and other patterned papers printed out on tissue and mounted on chipboard blocks, then embellishing with other wonderful elements. I love the soft yet bold statements they are making.
The background is a gelli pull, I then brought in a Christmas Tree photo and layered it onto the paper with photoshop and then did some masking on the photo to feather out most of the background. Martha Stewart dove and Lori Whitlock bow were the finishing touches.
The cards are 6"X4 1/4" and are the biggest size that will go with a standard 1st class stamp. I found the envelopes at my local paper distributor on clearance for a song. Hope everyone has a wonderful week. We actually have rain falling with cool breezes, love the break in the heat, it is supposed to be back in the 90s tomorrow, LOL. Hugs
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Friday, June 21, 2013
Morning everyone, I have had two amazingly wonderful days back to back this week, I am feeling inspired and so very thankful. This digi page is about my Wednesday. For 15 years I have passed by a resale store fixture warehouse that is open to the public, each time I say to myself, I am going to go in there and just look around one of these days. Well not only is necessity the mother of invention but also the spur to take you were you need to go. I inherited a peg board stand that I have transformed into my paper punch storage, my nemesis has been finding the hooks that would work, as I deleted the primary hardware stores from my resource list, this place came to mind. I was telling my friend and neighbor about it and she said, oh I have always wanted to go there too, so we made a date. Early Wednesday morning we set out, now the funny part is that I chose the day they were in the final day of their move to a new facility, thanks goodness I phoned ahead. We got there and it was a chaos of boxes and bins and in a state of confusion, 1/2 the personnel were at the old facility, so we were left to our own devices, we spent the better part of 3 hours roaming, calling out to each other as a treasure was found. To our delight there were mannequins everywhere, some dressed, some not, in bins and cubby holes, even some in cages, ROFL. I took so many photos I ran out of room and had to use my friends camera and still not everything was captured. We will definitely be going back. I did end up with some wonderful hooks that work for my peg board storage. I especially love the legs hanging out of this bin and as I started to play with it this morning, this digi page happened, it makes me giggle and hope you get a chuckle from it too. Happy Friday, hugs
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Monday, June 17, 2013
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Happy weekend everyone. Our Journal Page Swap shipped out this week and so I decided I would share some of the ones I did for this special swap, it was soooo much fun to do. This is an 8X10 page, the background is layers and layers of color. It was about friends and support, I do not know what I would do in this life without my friends, sometimes in our day to day we forget just how much friendship means. I created a lot of my own elements for the swap and this page is all mine, I learned a lot as I did these, tried some new things that worked and some of course did not but that is the fun of it all. Love your friends today, hugs
Friday, June 14, 2013
Well if you don't it is okay cause these were scary. The tube dress, I don't even like putting on a turtle neck but this was just an exercise in torture. It sure was fun seeing this image though, I was browsing through a Time Life book I picked up at the Library sale a couple of weeks ago. She will definitely stay in my paper doll collection. The background paper was sent to me by an internet friend and I thought it absolutely perfect for this thinking of you card, thanks Katrina. Happy Friday, hugs
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
The paint was still wet so did a second pull on blue tissue.
My neighbor had this stand in front of her garage yesterday, I guess she saw a twinkle in my eye when I saw it cause she said, "do you want it, I don't have room for it", as you can see I did not hesitate. I have been storing my punches in see through plastic boxes, it simply did not work but want for another idea I just kept them there. I hated to go on a search for a punch, even though I kept them some what organized, one would always be out of place or not in its box. I do need to find a better hook but for now it works fine. And by the way, I do think that punches breed in the middle of the night cause some of them I do not recognize, LOL. Happy Wednesday
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
I had some tissue gelli pull scraps and could not toss them, lol. I adhered them to a piece of card stock and then went over it with some gloss gel medium, then layered some string over the wet medium, let it dry and then did another coat, when that was completely dry, I cut the hearts out with an Ellison Die. The background is also a tissue gelli pull and the font is CK Blackout. I am so enjoying our little cooling down period, getting lots done, have a great day, hugs
Monday, June 10, 2013
Sunday, June 9, 2013
I did a triptych for this card using a gelli pull sheet printed on tissue, so the wrinkles and creases you see are printed not actually in the sheet used to cover the blocks. The sentiment blocks are from Barbara Williams and the light house is a stamped image from "Stamps Happen". The card base is a linen cream. Hope everyone has a happy Sunday, hugs
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Another "Hang Out", I found some clothes pins that I had already painted the base ages ago for when I was teaching some classes, I was excited to find these as it cuts my prep time and my minutes have become precious lately. I used an existing die cut from Memory Box "Poppies" and then added a couple of MS butterflies, all coloring was done with NeoII crayons and Tim Holtz Distress markers and used Pan Pastels for distressing.
this is a side view showing the tag, which says, "stories are the building blocks of friendship". Happy Thursday everyone, hugs
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Last week I posted below a Gecko I found in a National Geographic gifted to me by a friend and I love the partial image of it, in fact I love it so much, I wanted my own hand colored image and here it is. I used the below gecko as my template and created a blank, then colored in using Pan Pastels, Tim Holtz distress markers and Copic markers, they blend beautifully and it is such a pleasure working with these three mediums together. The background paper is one of tissue pulls using the tubed water colors and Dylusion inks.
I hope everyone has a blessed week. Hugs