Thursday, May 21, 2015

Hello Sunshine

Over at Simon Says Stamp the Challenge is XYZ. I decided to be not so original and go with the color yellow for Sunshine. We have had quite a bit of rain here lately, but when the sun does shine we are taking full advantage of it and getting outside.

I used Dylusions Spray ink for my background, spritzing it and letting it run down the page. I used a stencil to wipe some of the ink up and also spritz through the stencil.

I decided to keep the page nice and simple as I really liked the nature photos I captured throughout the week.

Here's a quick look at my planner page. Again I kept it simple and just added some pen work, journaling, and photos form the week.

And there you have my simple sunshine page. Thanks for stopping by and I hope the sun is shining where you are.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Some see a Weed...

...Some see a Wish I love going for walks around the area and this week while on a walk I came across a large field of dandelions. 

They looked so pretty I decided to create an art journal page. 

I started off with some Distress Paint and water. I let them drip and mix together applying a few layers until I was happy with the result. 

I then used acrylic paint and paint pens to create my dandelions. 

Lastly I added in this quote with a black and a white paint pen. 

I am submitting this to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge May Flowers. As always thanks for stopping by! 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Cigar Box turned Sewing Box

I have been working on getting my sewing tools organized. Not an easy task, but it is getting there. My sewing machine sits on a table that does not allow any storage for my sewing machine feet. My solutions was this cigar box.

I used several layers of White Gesso and acrylic paint to get the worn wood look. I then adhered vintage sewing images onto the box. I used a Tim Holtz distress Stamp on the box to add an even more old, worn look.

I wanted to reinforce the hinge area on the box to make sure it could take all of the opening and closing I plan on doing. I used a piece of muslin that I dyed and stamped with a sewing tape measure stamp. I then used carpet tape to stick down the material. I really like the look of the frayed edges.

I have several Tim Holtz metal pieces on the box. I inked all of these pieces with Alcohol Ink. I added more of the fabric to the corners of the box for added interest.

Here is a look at the inside of the box. I have a few compartments left to add in more feet if I need to. I used balsa wood to divide the box up.

I collaged sewing pattern paper to the inside of the box and to the balsa wood dividers. I added in a few more vintage sewing stamps to areas that seemed a bit empty.

And there you have it my new sewing box. I am submitting this to the Craft Stamper Magazine Challenge Take a Stamp anything Goes. As always thanks so much for stopping by.

Friday, May 15, 2015

A Happy Day

I am back today with a week in Review layout. This was Mother's Day week and we had the entire family over to our house.

Over at Inspiration Journal the challenge is Pasted. So I started my background with a layer of embossing paste on a piece of white cardstock. While the paste was still wet I used an embossing folder and stamped into it. I then misted it with some Dylusions Ink Sprays and some Distress Ink.

I then added some embossed patterned paper and some embellishments.

I decided to add some more embossing paste over my paper and embellishments.

Here's a closer look at the finished page.

For my planner page, I kept it simple. I sprayed some Dylusions Ink and water onto the planner and let it drip down the page. I then added in my photos and journaling from the week. A few more layers of patterned paper and the embossed paper and my page was complete.

Be sure to stop on over to the Inspiration Journal to check out the challenge. As always thanks so much for stopping by.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Be Enough

So I seem to have one million projects going on at once these days and there is just never enough time in the day to accomplish all I want to. Some days I need a reminder that what I have accomplished is enough.

I started out this page with tissue tape, Distress Crackle Paint, and some modeling paste.

I then added in some stenciling with Distress Paint and Dylusions Spray Ink.

I used some Distress Ink and Paint  to add color to the crackled heart and then added in a shadow with a brown Gelato.

I used a small tag that I spritzed and inked for my quote. At this point I thought I was done with the page, but then changed my mind and added in a stamped butterfly. I like how the stamp is not quite perfect.

I am submitting this to the Frilly and Funkie Snap, Crackle, Crackle Challenge. Be sure to stop on over there to see all of the wonderful creations. As always thanks so much for stopping by.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


Over at the Mixed Media Place the challenge is 1 - use one stencil, one stamp, and one color. My favorite color is purple and for some reason I never use purple in my art journal.

I decided to dig out some patterned purple paper. I debated about leaving the background white, but then decided to add a wash of warm gray acrylic paint. I then added in some torn dictionary paper.

I decided to scrape some white gesso onto my page to blend everything together. I used a Dylusions stencil and Dusty Concord Distress Ink.

Next I got out a my one stamp and used the Dusty Concord Distress Ink and some water to create more of a watercolor look.

I stamped and inked up a tag and then printed out the meaning of the color purple onto the tag.

I used some purple twine to spell out a few words from the meaning of the color purple.

And there you have it my purple art journal page. Thank you so very much for stopping by.

Thursday, May 7, 2015


I was not really sure how this page layout was going to turn out when I decided on my theme and color combination. Over at Simon Says Stamp the Challenge is Coral. I wanted to participate in the challenge and complete my week in review spread. So here is what I came up with. 

The dirt theme came to me while I was looking though the photos from the week. We did a lot of outdoor projects this past week, "playing in the dirt". 

I splashed some watered down coral paint on some white cardstock for my background. I picked out several patterned scrapbook papers that went with the coral paint. I then cut these into squares and stitched around them.

I cut the word dirt out of the same patterned paper using my Cricut. I love Florida Georgia Line's "Dirt" song, so I decided to use the lyrics on my page. I added some coral paint around the edges to pop everything off of the page. 

The Dylusions house stamps seem to fit right in with my theme for the week. I stamped them onto white cardstock and patterned paper and then added some coral paint to them. 

Lastly here's a look at my planner page. More coral paint, pictures, and some journaling. 

In the end I was really happy with how all of this came together - although I am not sure how Florida Georgia Line would feel about me using the color coral with their "Dirt" song. As always thanks so much for stopping by!