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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

Monday, 26 January 2015

Inspiration Wednesday - Go confidently in the direction of your dreams

Anyone else participating in Inspiration Wednesday with Donna Downey? Well week 2 brought another fabulous journal project for us to try. Unlike my first IW project, I LOVE how this one turned out. It's an extravaganza of mixed media supplies and a whole lot of getting messy!

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Supplies

Dylusions art journal
Gesso
Super Heavy Gesso
Fluid Matte Medium
Acrylic Glazing Liquid
Stencils - Tim Holtz and Dina Wakely
Paper and Bits - Aitoh Company Origami Paper, Hot off the Press Stamps, Tim Holtz Tissue Paper
Making Memories  Alphabet Stickers
Stamps and Ink - Stampin Up and Stazon
Various acrylic paints
Dylusions ink

Monday, 19 January 2015

Winter Queen

Okay, confession time - I'm struggling a bit with this style. I wanted to try and emulate a style I see a lot of people creating some beautiful work with, but I have yet to master the technique to my satisfaction. Perhaps I should be trying to stick more to my style and adopt smaller elements of new ideas, rather than biting off more than I could chew from the start. I'm a big paper collection user so my preferences tend to lean more towards brighter, busier layouts. I'm not giving up....just trying to figure out the best approach.

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The picture I printed from Pinterest, and I thought it was beautiful, and perfect for this white space layout. But I have a love-hate relationship with this layout. I like the left side...I think....but I think there's a design disconnect between it and the bottom right corner. I went wrong when the glitter ritz I used on the bottom layer was darker than I thought and the color blue didn't match up. And again, I'm new to this whole "spray splatter" idea. While I love the concept and a lot of people produce some beautiful work, I have yet to master the technique to my satisfaction.

Supplies:

Cardstock - Bazzil and DCWV
Patterned Paper - Bo Bunny Powder Mountain and Hot off the Press Color Me Music
Martha Stewart Doilies
Metal Dies - Die-namics
Darice Embossing Folder
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Sapphire
Glitter Ritz - Canadian Blue
Molding Paste
Stencils, Mosaics and Ribbon - Unknown
Dollar store extra embellishments

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Don't Let Life Ruffle Your Feathers

This was a challenge art journal page - the goal was to use "Wings". I really like the way this one turned out, but I'm pretty new to this art journal work. The embellishments on the left side might prove to be a bit much - I'm still trying to balance the art journal/painting work with my scrapbooking tendencies.

Hope you like it, and I would welcome comments/feedback!

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Supplies:

Art Journal - Dylusions
Acrylic Paint - Accent and Americana
Stencil - Folkart
Flowers - Prima
Dylusions Spray Ink
Die - Die-namics
Hot off the press - stamp
Memento Black ink