Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas...Happy Holidays...Seasons Greeting

I hope everyone is enjoying 
lots of love and happiness during this holiday season!

Below is a multi-media canvas I put together for my Christmas decorations this year... 

Best wishes to you all!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

June DLP journal entry

Hi friends!

I have another 
Documented Life Project page to show you.
This one is from June

The June theme is Travel Journaling
The challenge - Hometown inspiration
Journal prompt - There's no place like home

So thinking about the comforts of home I made this page...

I cut out the tea cups, 
drew and cut out the chair,
painted the picture of a scene outside my window 
of course a book,
 that describes a few of my loves at home.

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

DLP Art Journal page

Good morning everyone!

Today's art journal entry was done for a 
Documented Life Project.

November's Theme is 
Stencils, Stamps & Masks

The challenge for this one was to use hand carved stamps & the journal prompt was tapestry.

I laid a bunch of book page strips on the background then played, 
smearing paints in a plaidish way.
I added a few of my stamps all around the page.

For the journal prompt I went with 
Tapestry, song lyrics by Carly Simon.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Art Journaling with hand carved stamps

Happy Friday everyone!

This past summer when I was lacking crafty mojo I decided to play around with stamp carving.

Here is one of my journal pages using a couple of my stamps...

The background was, 
once again,
 a throw together with leftover paints.
I used an old credit card for some of it and a Tim Holtz stencil for the dotty bits.

The flowers and leaves are all my hand carved stamps.
I finished them off with stems I painted in. 

Hugs to you all!
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Art Journal play

Hi friends!

Today I have an art journal page to show off...

The background was done with a bunch of colors left over from another project, 
randomly smeared all over.
I used a toilet tissue roll for the flower making.
White paint & a white paint pen to highlight the insides of the flowers 
and liquid pearls for the centers. 
For the shadowing I used a black Stabilo pencil and a bit of water on my finger to smudge it.

Thanks for stopping by!
I love it when you visit!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Art Journal

Hi folks!

I want to share an art journal I made for myself.

I used chipboard for the covers,
played with some paints, stencils, stamps, modeling paste 

a toilet tissue roll (for making the flowers)!

On the inside I used some mixed media paper 
so I could journal, doodle or paint.

Hope you all have a happy, wonderful week!
Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Inspiration Wednesday

How are you!
I'm doing ok... 
trying to keep busy...
still looking for a more consistently flowing mojo...
exploring more forms of artsy fun!

I joined Inspiration Wednesday with Donna Downey,
sometime in early 2015,
 and did pretty good keeping up with it for a few months...
now it's catch-up time for all the months I've missed!

Here is the last journal entry I did...

The background was painted with a credit card,
the circles were done with a dabbing sponge & outlined with a white pen
the flowers were done with a painting knife.

Thanks for visiting!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Christmas Canvas

Good morning!

Happy December! 

I'd been wanting to make some kind of Christmas canvas 
but since I never plan any projects out I was having hard time figuring out what to do. 
Going through my scrap papers I thought "collage"!


The background is the last of a paint color I had mixed too much of,
 for another project,
 mixed with some gesso.
I used heavy gesso and glitter for the snow below the tree & gifts as well as up the edges and under & oozing from the top of the mantle piece.

Happy Holiday Season!

Thanks for stopping by!