Sunday, July 31, 2011

Christmas in July

It wouldn't be July without working on Christmas cards - everywhere the paper craft artists are thinking about it, if not actually doing something about it.


Thursday, July 28, 2011

I Break for Coffee

Here is another coffee themed Artist Trading Card.  This one uses Rubbermoon and Amuse stamps and is coloured with pencil crayons.


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

With Enough Caffeine

This Artist Trading Card was done with lots of masking and Pan Pastels.  The coffee stamp set is from Amuse.


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Slab Book

You may have heard of Smash Books, released at CHA in January. They are kind of a "junk drawer" journal by K & Company designed to hold ideas, pictures, memorabilia, -- all the stuff that goes in a junk drawer. (Here is a cute, short video all about them.)

I'd heard of them but didn't know much about them, when I saw a video on Journal Artista about her trash books and stash books. These are journals she makes out of papers she would otherwise think of as "trash", and scrapbook papers she has in her "stash". Hmmm. I've done trash books (Papers of My Life), and I certainly have a small stash of scrapbook papers. It occurred to me that some of them were purchased in "slabs", so all the papers are nicely coordinated. The one I used is a Creating Keepsakes slab from Provocraft that I bought at Michaels.


I created a cover and put it all together with my Bind-it-All.


Here I did some stencilling......


and some stamping.


This will be a fun journal to work in. It is 6" x 6"

Friday, July 22, 2011

Orange Rainforest Dreams

The July design prompts for the Vancouver Artist Trading Card group were orange, rainforest, and dreams.  Here are a couple of my ATC's:



Sunday, July 3, 2011

Totally Into Art Journalling

I've been totally into Art Journalling recently and have just watched a Saturday night video over at Journal Artista She's doing a series on stencilling and I thought I'd share a couple of attempts.