Thursday, June 13, 2013

fly journal continued

I have been working on the inside of my covers with pockets and tags-bought from nectarscreations on etsy-a really great steampunk journal collection. I used printed tissue paper from michaels to glue down then added on top. The heart( Shari made for me at Primology on etsy) I filled with resin and added the coiled wire on top, inside is a stamped fly on muslin.The other bezel with the key is for my dear friend, she made it and I filled it with resin for her. Oh yes I sewed mica sheets on the top of my tags-love the look! My trim is a vintage wedding trim that was never used from a dear neighbor that passed away a few years ago and had a fabric shop. Most of my buttons and trims are from her stash. I hope I am honoring her with my projects. She was one of the first people to say hello to me when I moved here as a very young and SHY newcomber. She had a HUGE family book with stunning pictures from 100 years ago or more and man did I want a copy of that!!!
Happy PPF this week! So much talent there.

Monday, June 10, 2013

tsunami rose wednesday challenge

 I found an awesome shop on etsy that sells digital downloads of journals and many other items. It is called tsunami rose designs and I found out each wednesday they have an art challenge. This is my card challenge for this week. I used several things, first kraft cardstock, stamped with a Hero clock stamp background using brown staz on ink( love that brand for permanent things) then kc company double sided paper as the bird, the trims are from making memories and hobby lobby. The little micro beads are martha stewart. I outlined with carn d'ache crayons and had old buttons to top it off.  If you want to check out their stuff  here you go: tsunami rose designs. Below is a cute!!! journal that has like 28 pages of things you print up and put together. I sized it in half and added some fun flocked pages and cut outs. I was obsessed and spent all day working on it! UPDATE-won first place on the contest-so fun! get another journal kit and $20 to spend in their shop!!!!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

paint a monet

I LOVE monet and thought this turned out to be very monet-ish. This is a large 3 foot by 4 foot canvas that has been painted over 4 times ( my daughters were upset this last time, they liked the version I had) With spring-almost summer here-YEAH!!! my mind is constantly on flowers. I used golden fluid acrylics which are so pure in color its magical what happens when you paint. I used my hands and fingers a lot for this, brushes bother me to use-maybe I like the kindergartener in me. My journal is coming along I will include that later due to not enough time.
Happy PPF!!!

another version before painted over again