I havent posted in a little while so thought I would add a couple art journal pages I did a few months back. I find that like my big paintings I like to have inspiration from a quote or words to get me started on what im about to paint or draw. Or I just am in that mood of happy, sad etc...and need to get it out on paper/canvas . There is healing in art! Anyways hope you enjoy them.
Monday, February 23, 2015
6 handmade heart shaped gift tags. Pretty Sunshine in my Soul papers by Glitz
2 tags are printed vellum pockets with sequins behind for some fun, 2 are "embossed" and glittered, and 2 are modeling paste stenciled, so fun for the texture. All machine sewn, all have lace accent , and a flower accented eyelet where the hemp string goes through. 3x3 in size.
Back side is also done up with machine sewing and matching papers. I listed these in my Etsy store, besure to stop by and see what is new!
Friday, February 20, 2015
Special Order Finished!! I LOVE how this tin turned out, and the paper combo. I think it is so dang cute! Love the burlap flowers and the ribbon to set it off!
Fun sticker letters to use on the tin. The tin has been sealed so it will be durable.
Inside covered as well all in she same paper line Ruby Rock-it Country Cookin
Keep Calm and Cook On accented by another burlap flower!
Divider Cards hand made in matching colors and tabs in matching papers. Hand stamped Catagories, leaving her to add her own as well. 6 Recipe cards per section. I got those online via A Cherry On Top my favorite on line shop. One stop shopping...but they are Simple Stories Legacy Recipe Cards. I hope she will love this tin and get lots of years out of it!
Monday, February 16, 2015
Did a quick drawing and watercolor for my DLP journal . I am doing another Documented Life Journal this year and I doing it may way once again. I will look at the challenges offered through the group but I just want to fill my book with things that are me...and that fit the mood Im in at that moment in time. I dont want to be forced to create, I want to feel what Im doing. This pic is on the back side of my calander to fill in an empty space. I love pinterest and love all the quotes that are available. I just find one that speaks to me and then put it with a drawing or draw something and find a quote to go with it!.
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Retro colors in this album with Farmhouse Paper Pack. Aged pages, machine sewn through out. This is a fun album. Would make a great Valentines gift for a dear friend.You can purchase it HERE in my Etsy shop! Front cover layered with Rolodex card, and true story journaling tag. pretty flowers and stickers spelling out "friends" A cute brad with a old fashioned police officer running holding on a quote tag that says, " there is a certain happiness in being silly & rediculous."
Page 1 and 2 on the inside are a picture page, you can tuck a picture in behind the lace and quote tag. It says, "I like you just because you join in on my weirdness." Page two is a pocket page made out of another rolodex card..with 2 tags tucked in behind. Another quote tag says, "My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me."
Page 3 is a big journal page that you can add a picture to as well if you want. Page 4 has a scalloped edged tab that you can slide a picture into. With a quote tag that says, "If plan "A" doesn't work, the alphabet has 25 more letters."
Page 5 is another journaling spot but again you can tuck a picture in behind the 6 pints tab, and pull out the journaling card from behind the today tomorrow and always card. Page 6 has a place for a picture you slide behind the tape measure. a cute price tag for jounaling and another of the cute quote tags, "Im not weird, I'm a limited edition" (my personal favorite! lol)
Page 7 has a cute pocket envelope with the string closure, inside is a journaling card and you could even tuck in a picture or two in there! Quote says, "When in doubt, dance it out." (good advice for anyone! )Page 8 a picture placement spot, again slide in behind the lace and quote tag. Quote says, "Life is better when you're laughing"
Page 9 is another picture placement, with paper and lace picture holder...and and cute brad No.1 holding quote tag, "life is better with friends." Page 10 is a page with a file folder sewn in..a journaling card on the top and a pretty brad holding the tag , that says, "friends don't let friends, do silly things....alone. " The file is being held closed with a mini clothes pin.
Inside the file folder are 2 picture placements one with tabs one with lace.
The back of the file folder is another place for a picture with the lace from the other side of file going all the way around. The last page is cute envelope sewn on...the tab of the envelope is tucked under the tab that says, "you are my happy" inside the envelope is a journaling card. Fun little album.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Well it's a new year....I have found myself less motivated for the last 6 months and its just been hard to get anything done in my art studio. I have a painting that I have been working on little by little and that really isnt like me. I usually get in get out a canvas and draw and paint it up in a day or two. But this canvas is huge. I was intimidated by its size 3x5. I am slowly making progress and I hope to be showing you it in the next month.
I ordered Jane Davenports new book Drawing and Painting Beautiful Faces and I anxiously waited for it to arrive. I received it a few days ago and I just love it. It is so beautiful and so inspirational. I decided to draw up a face in my art journal and maybe get back on track to being creative once again. We will see how it goes!
So being my first drawing/painting of the new year and inspired from Janes book, I decided that the quote would have to be about Beauty. I dont just write down any thing, it has to touch me. And this quote does just that. I used watercolor pencils and pit pens to color up this face. Just a quick sketch and some quick painting...trying not to over think things and just go with it.
Hope you like it, stop back again and see what I have been up too. Have a few upcoming projects for orders as well that I will be doing soon!
Friday, December 26, 2014