Monday, July 30, 2012

I have finally decided to try creating an art journal. I know that it will be a journey filled with trial and error but it will be fun!
Here is my page that I am willing to share. I did have fun with this page. I had a few mistakes that I tried to cover up lol. I know that it will be a challenge for me, but I am okay with that.
I painted first, then I used gesso on a butterfly stencil. Distress inks; archival inks and watercolour crayons were used, and I also used a charcoal pencil to outline the butterflies. Whew,  I was one messy gal when I was done! :)

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2012 July

The technique is using alcohol inks and a can of air. I just happened to have a can of air on hand so it was easier for me to follow along rather than having to blow through a straw. I really thought I was going to have to use a straw!
For the base tag the colour kraft was used. Once again I used my good old colour kraft  file folders and my tag die :) I then white washed it with the picket fence distress ink. The alcohol inks that I  used were raisin, sunset orange, sunshine yellow and  butterscotch. I should also mention that the inks were used on Inkessentials specialty stamp paper. The edges were sanded, distressed and then inked with distress ink vintage photo. I layered using the Coredinations ColorCore Cardstock scattered straw and victorian velvet.

Whew it was fun!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Karen's birthday card

This was a fun card to make! I think this is called a gate fold with a twist  :)

This was not my original idea. I had seen a utube video and this was my take on it. The utube version  has a lot more detail.

Karen's  birthday was on the 14th of this month so she has it already. She LOVED it ! such a sweet sister :)

Sunday, July 15, 2012


I managed to make a mini clipboard using the stamp set turtles2love from The{Stamps} of Life
I was watching a utube video on how to create a mini clipboard using a wooden clothespin and thought it would be great to use this stamp set on it.
I made the hanger big enough so that if I wanted to I could hang it on a door knob. I love how this turned out and I know that i will be using it. I need reminders all the time :) It is just so cute!

Just as soon as I find the link to the video I will post it here.