Tuesday, March 22, 2016

She Was Beautiful Art Journal Page

There is a big stack of gelli prints sitting on my desk waiting to be used.  I grabbed one of them to start this art journal page.

I thought I was going to use the print as the skin for my girlie (and then black out the rest) but it didn't work out that way.  I don't typically 'do' drawing and painting so it was good to stretch the ol' comfort zone and try my hand at it.  I found the quote on my Well Said pinterest board.  I love going there for inspiration.

Happy Arting!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Gettin' Jiggy with my Gelli

Last week I saw some cool post in my blog wanderings that inspired me to get my gelli plate out.  The Muse has been a bit quiet and I haven't been 'feeling it' so it was fun to just get messy.

I don't love all of these. In fact I don't love MOST of these.  They will go into my stash though to be reworked at a later date. 

However some of the papers insisted on being reworked immediately.  Inspired by a recent post on Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's blog, I got out my watercolor crayons, some paint and found objects and got to work further embellishing some gelli'd papers.

And now for some close-ups:

I don't use metallics very often but I thought these needed the oomph.  Bronze and gold paints and markers did the trick.

Back into the stash they go until I figure out what the next step on their adventure is.  Have a fabulously creative day!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Tuesday Morning Strikes Again

Today on the way home from work I decided to make a quick stop at Tuesday Morning 'just to see' what they had.  Ai yai yai...good day.  I picked up quite a few little crafty treats.  The first one that caught my eye was the Compass Blueprint stamp & die combo by Sizzix/Tim Holtz.  I've been wanting this for a while.  I got right to work when I got home.

It was perfect for a swap I'm doing that requires a map background.  I'll be pulling this set out a lot!

Happy Crafting!

Friday, March 4, 2016

An ATC with an Unusual Surface

Yep.  Another interesting challenge.  I  looked all over the house and one afternoon I was staring blankly into the corner whilst sitting at my desk and I noticed a USPS Express envelope sitting there.  "Hmmmm..." I said to myself.  I cut an ATC-sized chunk out of it and got to work with alcohol inks.

What do you think? Kinda different, yes?

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

30-Minute Challenge

Holy moly.  Really?  That's the challenge this week over at the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog.  Lesson learned....it's trickier than it sounds.  I just don't work that way.  Then again, that's what challenges are all about, right?  Inspired by the fabulously talented Karen Hayselden I pulled out Roger and got to work on an ATC.

To color him I used Distress inks and stains.  A bag of lovely blue sequins has been sitting on my desk for a few months.  Ripped that open too.  :)  It's a good day.

Thanks for stopping by today!