Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Boots and Guns

I did this card for a friend that is going through a South West phase.  Could not help myself, inside the card says, "I don't think we are in Kansas anymore, Toto".  These are all pretty much new elements for my stash, colors are Intense Inks and Micro Pens, background done with gesso and corrugated cardboard, font is traveling typewriter, Silhouette Cameo.  So much fun so little time.  Hope you are slip sliding safely into your week, we are getting ready for a rainy weekend beginning tomorrow, Hugs

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Lovin Paris - Still

oh boy, new background and photo corners, love, love this Eiffel shot.  "love" one of my words turned element via Silhouette Cameo.  Happy Saturday, hugs

Friday, January 15, 2016

Take a Paris Day

 Oh here we are at the end of the full second week in January, I have a lot to show for the two weeks but I am exhausted, lol.  So last night as I was musing through what I have done and what still needs to be done, I thought, okay, enough is enough, I need some breaks here.  This morning having partially forgotten my promises to incorporate some fun break times and going through the pictures from my friend that went to Europe last year, I came across a gorgeous Eiffel Tower shot, I wanted that tower, it took me well over three hours to finally master it into an element and then I paired it up with my new "love" word and my new hole re-inforcer, a stamp I created from a wine cork and inktense pencils.  The heart from another years labor.  I have vowed I will take a Paris Day twice a month, I will and beside that I am going to encourage some very hard working friends to do the same with this fun card.
this is the inside of the card with a little bit larger Eiffel Tower.  Have a great week end, hugs

Monday, January 11, 2016

Paris Time

A smidgen of play time this morning.  I wanted a thank you card for a friend who recently went to Europe and took some photos with me in mind.  This weekend while knee deep in a project, I notice I had a heavily distressed cutting mat and then wondered if I could do a background by applying some distress stain and then transferring it to card stock.  I used Ranger Peacock blue, Spun sugar and Vintage photo.  I am missing my gelli plate, but no where here for my paints, I really do like the way it turned out.  This morning I did a Silhouette Mint Stamp with a clock face and the rest just sort of happened.  I printed out the background twice cut 2 squares from the second one to write paris time with some splat and stamped a white cardstock circle with my clock stamp and wrote "Viva la france.  That is all the play for today, I must now get my nose to the grindstone.  Have a good one, hugs

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Some 2015 Reflections for my 2016 year

This is an Art Journal Pocket I did for a challenge over at Tangie Baxter and Co.  Had some fun with Ranger Distress Inks, IntenseInk Pencils, Micro Pens and white acrylic.  Last year around summer I came across the word Emoji, since I don't interact much on social media I did some research and found out it is a Japanese word loosely translated meaning "picture".  So I decided I wanted a 2016 Emoji to go with me on my travels through 2016.  I decided on a worker bee as 2016 will require some hard work from me.  The bee has its head down and eyes are focused on the task at hand and I will probably share him often this year,  He was drawn with a micro 1. pen and Intense Ink pencils, some white ink and a calligraphy pen, then scanned it in and turned into an element with my Silhouette Cameo..  The stamp on the first card was done using a drawing and my Silhouette Mint,  Through out I used some thoughts from my jounalling in 2015.  It now hangs on the wall behind my computer so I can reflect on what I did last year.