Thursday, December 27, 2012

More 2012 Holiday Art Journaling

Acrylic paint, then chalk to outline the template.

More acrylic paint, then stamping.

 Spray acrylic paint using a water spritzer, then dry and stamped over with red and white inks.
Same as above then chalk to outline the swirl. Then inking through a stencil.

While on holiday - 2012

Metallic acrylic paints - gold and brown. Wish you could see the shimmer!

An art journal page or some of this may become a card front. Matte Acrylic paints and black Staz-on ink. Used an old credit card to swipe the pink ink and a flat paint brush to apply the yellow paint. The swirls are a clear stamp only partially inked.
Sketch paper, stencil and grey Staz-on ink. Brown ink applied with a sponge dauber for the soft outline, tore the paper and then inked the edges with black.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Distressed Christmas Card

Using Tim Holtz Distress Inks. I masked off "Merry" on my Merry Christmas stamp and placed it in the loop of the "y" in Merry. The large letters are from the Stampology Cutesie Alpha set, which was clearanced for $2 at ACMoore! I used torn paper to make the borders with the same Tim Holtz distress inks.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Christmas Tree Card

 Make 3 of the same tree, then fold in half and glue together. Cuttlebug a background and wipe some ink 
over the raised edges with a cotton ball.

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Two-color Design

 Multiple Layers of Cuttlebugging.
 Using a dollar item from Michael's as a template and cuttlebugging/inking over it.
 Multiple layers and foam dots to lift them off the paper.
 Distress inks over white embossed snowflakes.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Frameless Mini-Scrapbook Page

Without a frame, this time...I made a cardboard "stand" and attached it to the back.
Such a sweet face!

Framed "Spcrapbook" Pages

I'be been busy making little frame pictures of my new Great-Niece Paige. Isn't she adorable?
Their like making little mini-scrapbook pages. Lots of fun to do and a great way
to use different color variations.

Monday, March 26, 2012

New Art Journal Pages

I worked on the art journal off and on all weekend. These are the three I liked most. My favorite is the "tree" page (top photo). The trees were from a jewelry magazine and the book page was a random selection from a Koontz novel we found that my sister-in-law had before she passed away.

All of these are either painted with watercolor or acrylics and have some ink or stamping on them.

Thursday, March 22, 2012


I made this card for my new Grand-Niece who arrived into the world yesterday! Congrats to her wonderful parents and Welcome to your life!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Watercolor: Blue Hand-Painted Flowers

I thought these came out pretty well for my first water-color flowers!! Using cheap ($3) watercolors, I worked for two hours on these. Time flies when you're immersed!! A friend told me this would make a pretty fabric. I think she's right. She also gave me a great idea: Use these for my Easter cards. Pics of that later! Thanks Bethany!

More Art Journal: Hand-painted flowers

This is really more of a scrapbook page, but I decided to include it in my art journal. I painted the flowers with acrylic paints on grey paper. Then cut them out, stamped all over the page, punched out the little red flowers and stamped them, then covered the whole page with Mod Podge to protect it. These are the flowers that turned out. Most of them were awful!!

Art Journal Page Background

I started an Art Journal and have been playing around with new techniques. This was the weirdest thing...I made a cup of tea using a Cranberry Zinger tea bag which is VERY red when steeped. After it cooled I dripped it down the page thinking the red color would transfer - but NO! Instead it turned grey or actually kind of clear because the paper is grey. Then I mixed an acrylic paint with water in a spritzer bottle to get the blue splashes of color. Even without the red I thought it came out pretty cool!