Saturday, October 30, 2010
Here is my very first Art Journal page. (Using materials that I already had on hand no less!)
This is a very different act of creating, not as structured as my sewing or my crochet & knitting and a new process for me.
If I don't draw or paint ("realistically") am I still an artist?
There are many types of books you can use as your journal. I'm using a composition note-book. I found that idea when looking at Junque Journals. Large sketchbooks seem to be the fave but i like the sturdiness of the comp. so am good with that for my first book. I've gone through and gesso's many pages prior to creating a page, other pages have scrapbook papers adhered to them. This adds some weight to the pages. This particular page has a cut up Manila folder with a tab on it.That is the base. (Oh, and that "doodle thingy" in the middle? That's a Zentangle.(Google that one too!) Another page has a paper bag on it. No idea how that one will evolve but I have no doubt that inspiration will hit! (probably at 2 in the morning!)
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Finally finished an afghan for The Linus Project-took me ages because I seem to get distracted by other projects-imagine that.
Quickie weekend project, book bag for a friend. So much prettier than a zip-loc don't you think!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
On May 1st my friend Kim & I attended the 3rd annual WNY Springfest event in Amherst organized through SplitCoast Stampers. What an awesome day. We signed up waaay back in February and spent the next couple of months putting all our projects together. As this was my first event I was very conservative with how many swaps I signed up for and am glad I did that. It would have been easy to over-extend and then not enjoy the projects and that just defeats the whole purpose. But....next year I think will be a different story.
It was mandatory that you sign up for a showbox project: design a card that you could make it 10-15 minutes. Compile 20 kits to make that card (that you can bring in a showbox) At the event you sit at a table with 9 other's. You each describe the card and then we make them all. We did this in the morning and afternoon, so you get to make 20 different cards which was fun. Here are the shoebox cards that I made. (The first picture is the card I designed)
I signed up for just 1 swap, a 3D one as the group number was smaller. Here are pictures of the items that I came home with. The last few pictures are of the project that I made. I didn't think just one of these magnets would be enought so I made 4 for everyone. (Total made-40 sheesh!)
And just a few more pictures for good measure.
This is the name tag I created for the event.
Kim, I know I said I wouldn't do this, but next year I'm going to sign up to do recipe swap, ATC swap and NVR card front. I figure if I start now, I should be done just in time.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
1) Set your wood mounted block wood side down in the microwave and micro on high for 10 seconds.
2) Quickly peel off the stamp and foam together. (A thin metal spatuala works well for this)
3) Peel off the clear image sticker & ahere to the (still sticky) foam.
4) Trim the clear sticker around the foam
6) Stamp it once on the back of your hand and you are ready to store the stamp in one of the new SU DVD case and to use on your acrylic block. You will most likely want to use a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig as the SU rubber is not clear. I made case inserts using Publisher. The one on the left is from SU and the one on the right is one I created (with a little help from a stampin' friend:))
Takes up much less room on the shelf....TA-Da!
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Just a quick update on what's bin' happening in the Pink Room. I made a few scrap busting cards to send to troops overseas. Found some info on the web where you can make cards and send to troops that they can use since there are not too many Hallmark stores close to a front-line. I left the cards blank inside so that the service person could use them for whatever they needed. This was a fun project and a great way to use up all the scraps I keep. here's a link if you're interested. http://www.operationwritehome.org/
Let's see, what else have I been up to? Oh, re-doing the Pink Room. Cleaning out the stuff that really is just taking up valuable real estate. Since I spend my stamping and scrapping standing up, I have (hubby did) adjusted my table. Found this easy idea on Splitcoast Stampers and look at the difference. It is awesome and so much more comfortable than bending over the table. Here is the before picture
And here is the after.