Tuesday, August 20, 2013

New pictures of our adorable grandson with his 2 new teeth and it looks like there will be more teeth soon.  He will be 6 months old in another week.  Time is sure flying by fast!  

Good evening everyone.  I did have a little time to create this week with Gelatos from Faber Castell.  I cannot tell you how much I love working with these, they are amazing, so creamy and easy to blend.  There are so many ways to use them. I hope you enjoy and please leave a comment.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

August submission for Limor Webbers group

The challenge for August is to use the colors red, orange, yellow, dark green, light green and gray on an art journal page. I knew I wanted to use the fish that I got from a magazine so that was the beginning. Added texture with dry wall tape and stencils. Thanks for looking and please leave a comment.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

submission to July's Limor Webber's challlenge

The challenge for July was to use a canvas and create a mixed media project about hopes, dreams, fears, etc. I love how the Tim Holtz paint flowed when mixed with water, leaving some darker and lighter areas. I have to say that these colors are my favorite right now.  I was thinking about how I want to wake in the morning like a child as far as looking at the day filled with fun and surprises and how God's beauty shines through in everything if you open your mind up to see.  Never forget how to imagine, dream and see the beauty in everything!

Please leave a comment after viewing. I truly want to know your thoughts.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Monday JULY 1, 13

Wow it's July already. Time goes by too fast for me!  I have been busy this week doing some more organization in my studio but did get some time to make my "t-shirt" page. I found a t-shirt at Goodwill with these colors and just adore it so decided to do art journal page with the same colors.  I like how it turned out and hope you do too.  I may have to take a little break from journaling, as I am behind in Christmas card making, I usually start in June.  I also want to finish my organization so I won't feel so lost in my corner of the world. :)  Thanks for checking out my blog and be sure to leave a comment. 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Mixed media submission for June

Something new for me, to create on a canvas. I also went out of my normal color scheme but I do like how the colors go together. I used Lyndys Stamp Gang sprays, Panpastels, Washi Tape, a scrapbook kit and some other embellishments I had lying around the studio. 

Friday, June 21, 2013

Good morning!  It's Friday and almost the beginning of a wonderful weekend. My niece Amber is getting married to the love of her life tomorrow and it will be such a happy event. I have been working on an altered canvas and will be posting that soon. Working on canvas and a little different than paper but I am beginning to enjoy it. My clean studio is once again a BIG MESS.  LOL.  Have a glorious day and I will be blogging again soon.  

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


I know I have been missing in action on my blog but am back.  I still make cards and have gotten into scrapbooking, even made my new grandson a book for his mommy to add pictures to for his first year. Now I am into art journaling. I started this about 2 months ago and absolutely love it. I have been experimenting with different products and watching videos and LEARNING a lot.  

I am going to share my newest page with you now and this page will be submitted to a contest for Design Memory Craft. It will be my first time submitting any of my art work. Be patient with me as I go through the process of posting pictures and explaining steps to make this 2-page spread.

First I put Gesso on my pages. I then did transfers of this flower I found on the net. To transfer you print out the photo you want, spread a medium coat of Golden Gel Medium over your pages, put photos printed side down and wait about 50-60 seconds and then pull the paper up and your image will be left on the page. As you can see I neglected to cut around one of the flowers but that is okay cause there are more layers being put on the pages. 

Next, I used Faber Castell gellatos in Buttercream, Lemon, Tangerine and scribbled them all over the pages and then blended them together with Faber Castell water brush. I love gellatos...... you can blend them with your fingers with or without water, can brush them on, apply them to your project and then watercolor.  They are awesome!  

Now I used Dylusions Letter Jumble stencil and added texture with Faber Castell PITT artist pen big brush in green olive. 

More stenciling with Studio 490 Polka Dot Party and Faber Castell PITT artist pen big brush in scarlet red. 

I then did a little stamping in spots, add some gesso to give some white. I then fussy cut some flowers and added them and journaled on them. 

I then made a border around the pages with Green Tea gelatto and rubbed it in with my finger. 

Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope you learned something new too.  Happy crafting my friends!