Friday, October 13, 2017

Counting Crows

In the spirit of this month....I will be 'Counting Crows'.
This project began when I first read the poem....thinking plotting.... In order to make a book to illustrate, I needed some....Crows, or Ravens if you will. Page 4 just happens to be the page I started on. I think because it is the center fold and the back was dry. This is going to be a fun project, check back for more!
See the 'die' and some more ideas at the bottom of this post. First I cut the Raven's from several layers of tissue. Next I sprayed them with a solid black mist. You can see that right now there are some solid, and some 'pied'
Being well enough satisfied with the look overall, I moved on to the journal pages while they dried. NOTE: Often I will spray over the images on white art paper. The shadow figures will find their way into another project, I am sure.
This book will be a total so far of 7 double sided pages. The first thing I did was create a moon effect for each page. I will make a separate post about that in the near future. Then I did the lettering in a resist type product, so it will stay in tact under all the layers.
In order to make a wood like background, loose pallet effect I got out the pastels. Keeping with what was to look like boards, I scribbled in various shades of brown, keeping the strokes vertical to the page.
Then I went in with TH picket fence and blended it all together.
For a plank visual, I used a ruler to draw lines and simply dotted in nail heads with a felt tip marker.
The trees are just scribble type with markers and pencil. This is the page so far, there is a space for some personal journaling. I may add some stamped images as well. Check back for the 'moon' process photos.

I am always playing around with old torn book images. This one will be another starting point for more art journal pages. I thought it looks interesting with text behind the cut out....Hmmm always plotting the next page!

This is the TH die I used for the Ravens/Crows
Just received it in my latest order from
Scrapendipity store HERE

Friday, October 6, 2017

Thanks Giving Fun

And a tiny Shadow box. Made with Graphic  Master Detective paper pack. This little wooden box is only about 5 inches wide and 7 inches tall. I did a lot of fussy cutting. Inked all the edges. Added some glitter to the skulls on the sign on top.  

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Simple cards

These simple stacked cards are made with the Bo-Bunny 'Live Life in Color' paper. A bit of inking edges and some glitter and they were done!
 Shhh they are a secret!
I used a stamp from the stash for the sentiment and envelope decorating.
The Ninja is from free online graphic embellished with glitter and colored to suit the paper.
thanks Pinterest for the funnies

Friday, September 22, 2017

"Altered Alice Tags"

Not a lot of time to make things...late for so many important dates! This is a  set of trading tags. The call was for 'Altered Alice'. The center is the back view, the tiny book has pages that actually open. The cut outs are from a random deck of cards and G 45 papers.
Some glue book swap pages made with napkins over an old text background with reprinted vintage photos and other stash bits.

Thanks Pinterest for the smiles


Friday, September 15, 2017


So, I was tidying up the 'stacks'.....
I know you know what I mean, and what to my wondering eyes did appear? An entire 6 x 6 pack of Bo Bunny and two full size sheets. I am sure I was going to make cards. But I just had to do a 12 x 12 layout.
I did some fussy cutting and you can see how the cut up small paper pack meets exactly in the middle of the page to extend the background.
Thanks Pinterest for these funnies.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Where's the Goat?

This was a fun layout to do. The lettering and logo is all hand drawn and cut from plain card stock. Just stacked for effect. This process took me way back to when all I had in my stash was basically glue, cardstock, basic pens and a few sheets of pattern paper.  I made it specifically for the call out for the fall issue of Creative Scrapbook magazine. 
While on vacation, I like to take photos of whatever comes into my vision that is interesting to me. Well the goat above really caught my eye early one morning. He was tethered just behind the kitchens....
In my mind I saw the goat from Jurassic Park ....
After that I would look for him. He just seemed so out of place on the resort. I was a little worried he might be on the menu.....
Finally I saw the real reason he was hanging around. LOL
Thank you Creative Scrapbooker for publishing this LO in the fall issue!!

Not sure that is the same goat? Hmmm....
Thanks Pinterest for this bit of fun.

Friday, August 25, 2017

A Caring Card

Working on my card making non skills
Grabbed this piece of tulle from table scrap to help embellish the inset
 Played around with making a matching envelope too.
 This is the inside bit, it is a secret so SHHHHH the recipient can't know who sent this. Pretty sure she won't be reading my blog
so this won't jeopardize the outcome.
Speaking of Caring...... 
Thanks for the laughs 'pinners' and 'pinterest'