Saturday, November 22, 2014

Art Journal Saturday


I sat down to work on my art journal without any particular vision. I just wanted the  joy of playing with color and texture.

I started by adding texture with The Crafter's Workshop/Jenni Bowlin North Star stencil, then layered color with some old Folk Art acrylic paint that I wanted to use up.

Would you believe that I started with yellows and greens? I didn't like how it was coming out, and toned it all down with a layer of white.

Then I decided to draw the stylized circles. I liked how those came out, but didn't like the background.

I started doodling, but I didn't like that.

I added some Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabio in Rizzo's Rowdy Red and Tears on My Pillow Tangerine to brighten things up. I didn't like that either.

I tour strips of K & Co. paper to add more red.  It still wasn't quite right.

On and on I wandered directionless.

Finally I grabbed my black acrylic paint and started painting over everything and, finally, it all came together.  I'm calling it Celestial Bodies.




Thursday, November 20, 2014

Celebrating Family

I ended up with a lot of delightful scraps left over from my last layout (Scrap Gals), including a number of rosettes.  Rather than returning everything to my stash, I decided to go ahead and plan another layout using (mostly) the same supplies.

P.S. I'm glad to announce the little guy is here now and is beautiful and healthy.



Supplies: Paper: Lilybee Designs (Memorandum), Echo Park (Dots), Bo Bunny (Back to Basics), Crate Paper (Maggie Holmes, Baby Bee); Alphas: American Crafts Thickers (Rockabye); Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (broken china); Spray Ink: Heidi Swapp Color Shine (teal); Copics: BG10, BG13; Dies: Tim Hotlz/Sixxix (rosette), Simon Says Stamp (leaves, banner), Spellbinders (journaling block); Punch: EK Success; Stencil: Simon Says Stamp; Enamel Dots: Doodlebug; Twine: Lawn Fawn

Process video (direct YouTube link here):



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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Scrap Gals

Scrapbooking with friends (or scrap shopping with friends), makes it that much more fun.  This layout was inspired by Sweet Snapshots by Adriennealvis at Studio Calio.


Supplies: Paper: Crate Paper (Maggie Holmes and Baby Bee collections), Echo Park (Dots), Lilybee Designs (Memorandum); Alphas: American Crafts Thickers (Rockabye); Dies: Spellbinders, Tim Holtz (flower), Simon Says Stamp (leaves);  Punches: Stampin' Up! (scalloped circle), EK Success (banner); Doily: Bo Bunny; Enamel Dots: Studio Calico; Ink: Tim Holtz (tumbled glass); Spray Ink: Heidi Swapp Color Shine (gold, mustard, teal) Copics: BG10, BG13

Process video (direct YouTube link here):



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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Art Journal Saturday

Just playing with color and texture today.  The face wasn't intended to be anyone in particular, but since I always go for blue eyes and a reddish hair, it somewhat resembles me, even if the features aren't accurate.  For texture I layered some old tags and die cut butterflies under my layers of paint. A Crafter's Workshop stencil adds a bit of energy.




Thursday, November 13, 2014

JBS November 2014 Papercrafting Kit Part IV

It's a bizarre thing. You're walking down the street in Washington Heights in New York City and a wizard walks by. He's followed by some steam-punk goth type. Then there's a hoard of Vikings.   One day a year my neighborhood suddenly becomes the it place for people watching as everyone heads to nearby Fort Tryon Park and the Cloisters for a renaissance faire. This was the first year we were home the same weekend, so we decided to wander up for a bit and check things out.  I think I need a costume for next year.


Supplies: Jenni Bowlin Studios November 2014 Papercrafting Kit (Paper: JBS, Amy Tangerine (Stitches), Echo Park (Made from Scratch); Stamp: JBS); Non-Kit Stamps: Maya Road (alphas); Stencil: Jenni Bowlin for the Crafter's Workshop; Ink: Tim Hotlz Distress Ink (chipped sapphire, evergreen bough); Markers: SU! (night of navy, sage shadow); Spray Ink: Mister Huey's (navy); Flair: A Flair for Buttons; Enamel Dots: Doodlebug

Process video (direct YouTube link here):



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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Bad Girl

I know, I should stop her when she drinks from our glasses, but I couldn't resist getting a photo first.


Supplies: Paper, Alphas, Stickers, Chipbord: Teresa Collins (9 & Co.);Spray Ink: Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst (T-bird Turquoise); Ink: Tim Hotlz Distress Ink (Pumice Stone); Twine: Lawn Fawn; Enamel Dots: Studio Calico

Process video (direct YouTube link here):



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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Art Journal Saturday

I'm not feeling very chatty this morning, but I did manage to play with paint recently, so I will express myself visually.  Lots of orange and gold for the season, paired with blues and greens for some vibrant contrast, and a little bit of texture underneath.







Thursday, November 6, 2014

JBS November 2014 Papercrafting Kit Part III

For my third layout using the Jenni Bowlin Studio November 2014 paper crafting kit (and artisan add on), I went back to the Echo Park Made from Scratch paper. This paper worked wonderfully with my fall photos.  Here, I'm meeting knitwear designers Alana Dakos and Hannah Fettig at the New York Sheep and Wool Festival. Take a look at the gorgeous hand knit sweaters we're all showcasing:


Supplies: JBS November 2014 Papercrafting Kit and Artisan Add On - Paper: Jenni Bowlin Studio, Echo Park (Made from Scratch); Alphas: American Crafts Thickers (Junebug); Die Cuts: American Crafts Amy Tangerine (Bits); Buttons: American Crafts Elements; Stamps and Wood Veneer: Jenni Bowlin Studio; Non-kit Supplies: Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (chipped saphhire, walnut stain); Spray Ink: Mister Huey's (warm calico); Punches: Fiskars (scallop border), EK Success (banner); Embroidery Floss

Process video (direct YouTube link here):



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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

JBS November 2014 Papercrafting Kit Part II

For my second layout using the Jenni Bowlin November 2014 papercrafting kit, I wanted to do something light. I focused on the Amy Tangerine papers and embellishments and grab a piece of white cardstock from my stash to use as a base:


Supplies: Jenni Bowlin Studios Papercrafting Kit - Paper: Amy Tangerine (Stitched); Alphas: American Crafts Thicker (Amy Tangerine Lucky); Die Cuts and Tags: Amy Tangerine (Bits); Non-kit Supplies - Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (evergreen bough), versamark; Spray Ink: Mr. Huey's (water cooler), Heidi Swapp Color Shine (gold); Embossing Powder: Ranger; Twine: Lawn Fawn

Process video (direct YouTube link here):


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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Jenni Bowlin Studios November 2014 Papercrafting Kit and Artisan Add On

I am super excited to be a guest designer this month for Jenni Bowlin Studios.  I decided to do a video of the kit and each of the layouts I made with it.  Today I will show the kit and my first layout, I will publish more layouts throughout the week, so say tuned!

Here's a video of the papercrafting kit and the artisan add on (direct link to YouTube here):


For my first layout, if used the Echo Park Made from Scratch papers, which worked well with pictures I took at the New York Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck:


Supplies: JBS November 2014 Papercrafting Kit - Paper:Echo Park (Made from Scratch); Alphas: American Crafts Thickers (Junebug & Amy Tangerine Lucky); Die Cuts: American Crafts Amy Tangering (Bits); Buttons: American Crafts Elements; Washi: Little B; Stencil and Stamps: Jenni Bowlin Studio; Non-kit Supplies - Inks: Memento (tuxedo), Tim Holtz Distress Ink (walnut stain); Spray Ink: Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabio (Danny Zuko's Denim, Rizzo's Rowdy Red, Tears on my Pillow Tangerine); Copics: E01, E11, E18, Y12, Y32, R14, R17; Embroidery Floss, Marvy Uchida crimper

Process video (direct link to YouTube here):


Detail shots: