Sunday, January 18, 2015

Art Jounaling 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

True value of a moment ...memory Album

 Pretty pretty colors in this album. lots of embellishments, and pretties throughout. Machine sewn, ring binding. This album is listed in my Etsy Store Here
 Two tags in the first pocket page for adding a picture and journaling picture placement on the smaller page, just tuck  in behind the tab.
 Another picture placement and then a larger pocket with journaling places.
 Another picture placement on the back of the big pocket page, a large pull out page pulls out of the pocket , room for photos and journaling. lots of cute flowers, rhinestones and lace thought out the album. A rounded pocket page follows with pretty embossed papers and a pull out tag with a little clothespin to hold the picture!
 Again another embossed papered pocket page wtih tag. large tag on following page for a picture to tuck a picture behind the scalloped edge and journaling spot.
 On the back side of the large tag is another pocket with a journaling card. Followed by and large picture placement page made out of a bag with wooden heart embellishment.  A pull out page is tucked in behind.
 Tuck a picture behind the butterfly strip and journal about it below. pretty flowers and rhinestones though out. Smaller embellished tag with pretty bird and fruit i added some glitter glue to the fruit to give it some sparkle!
Te back side of the smaller page is an embossed paper with a sentiment and journaling spot.  Followed by a pretty fussy cut pocket for another larger tag for a picture or two!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Altered Book Art Journal Listed in my Etsy Store

New Listing in my Etsy click here
This is an old book 9.5x7 in size. Altered to 34 usable pages to alter with your art (16 pages total with tabs) there are 2 pages glued together out of the book to make on page, so nice sturdy pages. Each page has a base coat of gesso. Ready for you to add paint too! The cover has been painted, and lace and ribbon added to shabby it up. I took an old metal frame and aged it with paint and spray. It frames a title page that says "from my heart" in assorted metals and mixed alphabets. And a golden glittered heart. The album is closed by a sheer ribbon tied on the side. A pretty floral ribbon runs down the spine. This book will be fun to start filling up with your art and journaling! Great gift idea!!!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

My Favorite Things Journal

I made this album for a dear friend, we exchange happy mail of some sort each month. She has always been so good to me and always sending me little somethings all the time that just make my day. So I wanted to do something special for her  to say thank you!  I took an old book from the recycle center and  took out every few pages , then glued  every 2 of the pages together, then painted with gesso the whole thing...inside and out. (not all at once of course!) Then I took some of my prisma color bloom tea stain spray mist which really is more of a shimmery gold...and sprayed on the cover etc. and every other couple pages in the inside of the book.  I have a bag of large lace that looks like it came off a wedding dress that i like to use for bigger projects and glued it across the front and back covers. I used hot glue, then covering the edges with a piece of cream broadcloth that I added mod podge and gesso too and stuck it to the binding and over the edges of the lace. I took the cream material again and cut out circles and then spiral cut into the center of each and then rolled up into roses, and hot glued together. tucked in a few pearl pins behind for a bit of fun. I found the little metal frame at the thrift store and I put gesso on it to age it up a bit. I used a scrap of one of my favorite paper packs in the background DCWV La Creme' matstack. Then added in my metals and 3d letters and stickers to say "my favorite things"

 Side view of the album, I alternated pages sets with the spray, then a set of pages with lace. All tied up with a sheer bow!
 I made tabs out of the same card stock as the background to the'creme' they say, Faith, for her favorite scriptures etc. Family...Friends, Furry Friends, she has a love of animals, Flowers, and she is an avid gardener. 
I added some pictures I printed off  into each catagory to get her started!I hope to make more of these and list them in my etsy shop...just have to go "shopping" up at the recycle center! lol
Thanks for stopping by! Hope to be adding more things to my blog soon!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Handmade Vintage Style Recipe Journal!

Whipped up this Recipe journal with the left over papers I used with the paper bag scrapbook recipe album.  These are so fun to make and really handy to use when writing down or gluing in  some recipes you found on pinterest!
I added divider tabs on the sides for you to add in your own sections.  8 total. Great gift idea!
You can find the Journal listed HERE on etsy.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

New Recipe paper Bag Scrapbook Album

 Its been a while since I have made one of these recipe albums! I used to sell them like crazy on Ebay and Etsy.   They are fun to make. I saw this paper and was excited to make up an album out of it. Its called Country Cookin.  I machine sewed it through out to make sure it was durable. I have always sewn all my albums.  I cut out the flowers with my die cut rolled flower die made those up to go with the album. You can find this album on Etsy HERE 
 All the pages have pockets with recipe cards, on the pockets I added lace and flowers and word cards. 
 There is a total of 23 recipe cards.  some are front and back so you can have 2 recipes on each card!

Love all the vintageness of this album! 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

We go together like Winter and a Sweater Paper Bag Album

NEW Listing HERE

 Handmade paper bag album. 6x6 in size. U & Me theme. Machine sewn. Lots of glitter! Burlap ribbons, glittered bells.
 The first 2 pages, page one has a placement for  a photo. Second page has a large pocket for adding pictures , memorbilia too, 2 tags also to journal on . 
 On page one lift the page up and behind is a journaling spot!
 Page 3 is a cute owl page with a quote card on the pocket. inside the pocket is a journaling card. page 4 large picture spot with a cute banner on a hemp string. 
 Page 5 and 6 are large pocket pages. with a punched out snowflake, and doodling. Two large tags for adding pictures and journaling, two more smaller cards for journaling as well.
 Page 7 and 8 are large picture areas, with cut out tabs, and vellum swags to tuck a picture behind. A large pull out tag in between pages.
 The two photo pages open up and large snow flakes adorn then backs of the pages. Two journaling spots added to the back pages. 
The last 2 pages , hold a large pocket made from a quote  paper i added a large photo tag and 2 smaller quote tags that can be journaled on the backs. The last page has a large picture area with cute hat paper, I added the come in & warm a picture can be placed behind that and tacked to the page. 
Fun little winter album.