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Sunday, 10 May 2015

Wild about the birthday boy

As a parent of a grade school boy, I end up attending a good number of little boy birthday parties. Well, little boys don't really care about home made cards, if they care about cards at all. So, instead of making cards I decided to keep it simple and just make some cute birthday tags to attach to gifts.

Here's the first:

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Supplies:

Cardstock - Bazzil and Stampin Up
Crafters Workshop Stencil
Stamps and Ink - Stampin Up
Die - Cheery Lynn Dies
Ribbon - American Crafts

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Inspiration Wednesday - Glorious Autumn

Wow, this weeks Inspiration Wednesday project for me was a rollercoaster. When I first watched the video I loved the idea. I fully admit to being a hoarder of paper, so the idea of being able to use some beautiful paper as the main feature was, to me, heavenly.

As I proceeded though I ran into some trouble and thought it was going to turn into a hot mess. But in the end, with some determination and creative thinking, it turned into something I really like :D

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Here is the back of the inclusion, where I added my journal content for the page. It's great because it's hidden when the page first opens, but adds some visuals on the right side of the page when you flip it over.

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Some of you may recognize this tag from a previously posted project. I decided to add it to this journal layout because it is one of my favourite tags and it works so nicely with the layout.

Supplies:

Paper - BoBunny - Forever Fall and Cambridge paper packs
Cardstock - Stampin-up
Stamps - Stampin up, Heartfelt Creations (Script Stamp), Stampendous (Sunflower)
Stampin' Up Blendabilities
Ink - Momento and Stampin' Up
Stencils - Crafters Workshop
Acrylic Paints - Pumpkin, Laguna, Raw Umber
Matte Medium, Mod Podge, Acrylic Glazing Liquid, Light Molding Paste
Dylusions Journal

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Inspiration Wednesday - Music is...

Another Inspiration Wednesday art journal page. Again, this one is quite a deviation from the original, but I really like how it turned out. It's also very personal because around the edge are all my favorite bands or favorite artists from my iPod right now.


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Supplies

Tim Holtz Tissue Paper
DCWV Performance Stack paper
Distress Ink - Tea Dye
Acrylic Paint - Various Colors
Gesso, Matte Medium, Acrylic Glazing Liquid

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Inspiration Wednesday - Triple Crescent Moon

Okay this project completely took on a life of it's own. It's a pretty big jump from what Donna Downey created for Inspiration Wednesday Week 5 but.....I actually really like it.

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Supplies

Dylusions Art Journal
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists
Stencil - The Crafters Workshop
Art Supplies - Molding Paste, Light Molding Paste, Gesso, Acrylic Glazing Liquid
Beads - Unknown
Stamps - Bo Bunny and Unknown Foam Stamps

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Inspiration Wednesday - Passion for Spring

Another Inspiration Wednesday with Donna Downey project. Is there anyone else out there doing IW, or just working in their art journal? We'd love to hear from you!

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Supplies:

Dylusions Journal by Ranger
Paper - Bazzil Basics Antique Dictionary Print
Stencil - The Crafters Workshop
Stamps - Stampendous and Stampin' Up
Prima Flowers
Dylusions spray ink
Art Supplies - Gesso, Glazing Liquid, Light Molding Paste

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Inspiration Wednesday - Shoot for the Moon

I was apprehensive about this weeks Inspiration Wednesday because it is so far out of my comfort zone and style. But I stuck with it and honestly, I really enjoyed the process.

If you haven't already....consider joining up for Inspiration Wednesday with Donna Downey.

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Saturday, 31 January 2015

Dance

I completed this layout for both the Sketchabilities Challenge #132 and the Let's Get Sketchy - January Week 2 Challenge. For this week I tried returning to my own style a bit more, but also tried a new technique I saw where the photo was layered up from underneath with ephemera. I'm not sure I got the result I was fully expecting, but I do like it. Perhaps some more practice in this area.....

And here is my interpretation. I hope you like it....comments are welcome, and if you would like to see more of my work, please don't forget to subscribe to my blog!


Again, the photo is one I found on pinterest that I just really liked and went so well with the "Anthem" paper line from Bo Bunny.

Supplies

Paper, Ephemera and chipboard elements - Bo Bunny "Anthem"
Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Ink and Stampin Up
Stampin Up Chipboard Letters
Stamps - Stampin Up and Heather's Stamping Haven by the Stamp Barn