Sunday, November 30, 2008
My project is mixed media fabric and paper cards - I scanned in the photos so you can see! They did a great job with the photos and article - I guess you can tell I am a little excited!! ;D This is my first publication!!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
This was for Color Combos Galore - Emma wasn't quite as enthused about trick-or-treating when she realized she had to go door to door. lol The little owls are from my friend, Mahlin! Thanks!
Beauty - is for the November challenge at inspireMe - for non-event journaling. I have written a few of my thoughts on beauty to Emma - mostly about the importance of inner beauty over outer.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
I think this photo is so hilarious!! Emma gave Kholin (her cousin) a kiss and the expression on his face is priceless!! I made this in less than an hour in a crop at SIS this weekend. You gathered a list of supplies and then completed the steps - so quick and fun!
Friday, November 14, 2008
This is my favorite of these LOs - I painted onto the photo and free form cut the felt and stitched the edges to make my own flowers. I love that little dreamy face. :)
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Also I just finshed a new LO for the GDT challenge at CMK - The challenge was to scrap your greatest gift, use red and have a bow on the page. Of course my greatest gift is Em - bet you already guessed that! The journaling is kind of sappy but real: Without knowing or even trying you are the greatest gift of my life - my precious child. You have brought the wonderful gift of joy to our lives - your smiles and your laughter bring sunshine.
My greatest gift. :)
Monday, November 10, 2008
I tried a couple of things that I really liked the results of on my house. The black-brown texture is embossing powder and the gold chandelier is by 7 gypsies - the door is polymer clay with a gate stamp rubbed with stain and then highlighted with some new gold ink I just bought that is wonderful!!! The edge of the house is the metal book edges cut in 1/2 by 7 gypsies - I used a charcoal pencil for some depth and shading.I think I am going to do a little house theme for a while - it was very inspiring! Thanks for taking the time to stop by! Happy Monday!
Sunday, November 9, 2008
My process went something like this - I started by printing the image onto a transparency and then with acrylic paint - back painted the details of her face and then her body to make the woman stand out more. Then I collaged a background on watercolor paper with stamped tissue, book pages and paint - then attached the image to the collage. Then I used gesso to paint around the windows and sprinkled glitter on the window frame and 'icicles for some icy shine. These glittery evergreen branches added the finishing touch of a snowy landscape - in my mind.
I so enjoyed playing with the creative process on this project - if you have time go look at the other entries on the Mind Wide Open site! They are amazing! (you can go vote for the one you like best)
Happy Sunday morning everyone!! Thanks so much for the sweet comments you left for Emma about her bird houses in the previous post! She was so excited when I read them to her and told her about the ladies liking her work! It really made my day and her's too!! :)
Saturday, November 8, 2008
I used some more fun stuff from my BGs kit to make this 6x12 LO - I just added the brads, flowers and trims from my stash. Emma really has a funny sense of humor and likes to make you laugh by being silly and telling jokes - This photo really makes me smile!
Emma requested that I share her latest crafting project, too! She painted these 2 wooden birdhouses at my mom's this week. She did it entirely by herself - I was really impressed! So I will be sure to let her see any comments you leave for her! lol
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
I have been trying to play with some of my photos that I already have printed and used some sharpies to doodle on the photo and layout. I just pulled paper from everywhere - Luxe, Sassafrass, K&Co., Rose Moka and some Melissa Frances, Fancy Pants and Chatterbox embellies. It seem a little washed out to me but I like the doodling and stitching - it was a fun project to play with.
My LO 'Sublime' was just accepted into the Basic Grey gallery, too! :)
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
First a LO - I have some wonderful photos of my great-grandmother that I love to use in vintage LOs - this photo is from the late 1890's and was taken near Independence, Iowa. I made it for the Prima BAP November LO contest so everything is Prima - except for the alphas.
I've been working on a class and some other projects, too - and my little toot - my LO 'Woodland Fairy' was chosen as LOTD at CMK! - I just joined over there where my friend Staci is on the DT.
Have a great week! And don't forget to vote! :)
Saturday, November 1, 2008
I wanted to share one of the LOs I made with the kit. I cut some of the fabric into squares and layered them under the photo. The prima clear journaling blocks are fabulous and I painted under mine so you can read the journaling. I did add the gold AC letters to really pop the title. The journaling reads: I know that look..your head dropps down, your lip pokes out...eyes downcast and not a smile to be seen. You have perfected the girly POUT!