Tuesday, July 17, 2012

cloth paper scissors challenge

Well I summed up the courage to enter a challenge from cloth paper scissors on felted wonders and I was not chosen as a finalist. I am disappointed but I am not going to give up. I heard somewhere that if you never try you can't ever win so try, try, try again!!! I really enjoyed the process of making this.
It took Many hours with many different components-needle felted tree top background to the watercolor paper edge of the journal cover sewn on and all the hand sewn bits and pieces. I love my little owl with his earring jewlery bit for his wing to the cardboard tree trunk. So NEVER give up you may be closer than you think to success!

Friday, July 13, 2012

paint party friday


Wow it has been over a month since I posted! Summer got me  by surprise. It has bee so HOT
and dry here with many fires around the state that it is not fun outdoors right now. Today there are suppose to be some rain storms-yeah! I can't believe I am cheering for rain after living in Washington state for 14 years of non stop rain and cloudy weather.
So back to my deliquent attendance to my blog-friends visiting, reading some great books, went away for a couple of days, house hunting for my married daughter and husband..........the garden....but I am back for a bit working on journal pages on watercolor paper 140 lb cold press which turned out better than I could imagine. I used acrylics, inks, stencils, washes and sealer to protect some of the designs having used some non permanent sprays-I almost had a whole page wiped out trying to spray on top of my stencils work I had done! I am planning to set up shop and sell these OAK original sheets for others to use on their artistic journey-they are double sided and took over a week to work each step.
I am excited to move forward with a plan and continue my journey. Thank you for visiting and just email me if you are interested in some of these pages! ( 10x 14  $20 each) Happy PPF!!!