Thursday, February 26, 2015

Not What I Wanted

Not all our stories are pretty, so it makes sense that not all of our layouts will be pretty. This layout is about a scare we had just before Christmas, coming home from work to find the street blocked with fire trucks and the firemen carrying a hose through the front door of our building. Yes, there was a fire. Fortunately, the NYFD arrived before the fire spread beyond the apartment where it started.


Supplies: Paper and Stickers: Pebbles (Home Made); Alphas: Making Memories; Stamps: Ltd. Ed.; Ink: Ranger Archival, Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Black Soot); Spray Ink: Mister Huey's (Real Red, Lucille), Heidi Swapp Color Shine (Mustard);Paint: Liquitex;  Enamel Dots: Doodlebug

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Art Journal Sunday

Another art journal spread inspired by Donna Downey's Inspiration Wednesday class.  After adhering random book pages I chose some words to highlight. The random pages turned out to be about a sailor coming into to port, so it was a bit of a challenge picking words. I found several references to smiling, grinning, and laughing and focused on those.


I used a Crafter's Workshop stencil, Golden fluid acrylic paints, PSX and CTMH stamps, and Ranger archival ink.





Thursday, February 19, 2015

Hello Charlie

Here's a layout inspired by a little prince. In fact, the stars are in honor of The Little Prince, which was the theme his parents picked for his nursery. 


Supplies: Hip Kit Club January/February 2015 main kits (Paper: Heidi Swapp (September Skies), Amy Tangerine (Stitches); Cork (Elle's Studio); Camera Die (Heidi Swapp); Hello Die (Dear Lizzy); Puffy Sticker (Evaliscious); Enamel Dots (My Mind's Eye (Jubilee)); Other: Paper: Studio Calico; Die: Simon Says Stamp; Punch: EK Success; Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (black soot); modeling paste

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Miss Sunshine

I had fun scraplifting this layout by Missy Whidden for the Hip Kit Club's weekend challenge on Facebook.


Supplies: Hip Kit Club February 2015 main kit (Papers: Webster's Pages (Beautiful Chic), We R Memory Keepers (Love Notes); Alphas: American Crafts Thickers (Heirloom), Enamel Dots: My Mind's Eye (Jubilee)); Other: Alphas: American Crafts Thicker (Amy Tangerine Other Half); Punch: EK Success (large scallop);  Die: Sizzix; Stencil: Heidi Swapp; Stamp: Stampin' Up! ("cherish"); Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (pumice stone, worn lipstick); Spray Ink: Heidi Swapp Color Shine (gold); Wood Veneer: Studio Calico

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Red Sky at Dawn (Knitting Update)

I just finished knitting Laura Aylor's Sunstruck.  I fell in love with this pattern when I saw it at a trunk show sponsored by Indie Untangled the Friday of Rhinebeck weekend. While at the New York Sheep and Wool Festival that weekend, I kept and eye out for yarns that I could use on the shawl, and picked Buckwheat Bridge Angoras kid mohair/wool two-ply.  The resulting shawl does shed a bit from the mohair, but it deliciously warm.






Sunday, February 15, 2015

Art Journal Sunday

Better late than never. This week I played a bit with india inks, black and white acrylic paint, a Donna Downy stencil, and some stamps.



Stamper's Anonymous, Stampin' Up, and Unity Stamps
Memento and Studio Calico inks

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Home Made

This is a layout of my family enjoying a home grown and home made Thanksgiving dinner.  It is based on a sketch available as part of the Get It Scrapped membership.  The sketch, and examples of other layouts made from it, are available here.


Supplies: Paper, Chipboard, Brad: Teresa Collins (Life Emporium); Stamp: Fiskars; Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug: Die: Tim Holtz (rosette); Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (aged mahogany, tattered rose); Punch: SU! (scallop circle); Miscellaneous: tags, date stamp

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Photogs

I'm still working on scrapping some photographs from last fall.  These were taken at the Storm King Arts Center.  I had fun exploring a new technique with India ink on this layout.


Supplies: Paper and Die Cuts: We R Memory Keepers (Indian Summer); Dies: Ellison, Tim Holtz (tag), Studio Calico (diamond background); Punch: Martha Stuart (butterfly); Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (walnut stain, evergreen bough); India Ink: Dr. PH Martin's; Twine: Lawn Fawn; Enamel Dots: My Mind's Eye (Market Street); Flair: FindingNana; Stamp: Ltd. Ed.; Other: gesso

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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Art Journal Sunday

Another art journal entry inspired by Donna Downey's Inspiration Wednesday. This week we played with underpainting and overpainting.



I used Golden acrylic paints on the under layer, then over painted with white and black Liquitex paint. I hated to paint over all that gorgeous color! But it's good to push beyond the first stage sometimes. The dotted texture was created with joint tape, and the images are stencils from Donna Downy (flowers) and The Crafter's Workshop (words).





Friday, February 6, 2015

Art Class

Oh, I had so much fun in the art journaling class with Donna Downey. I'm signed up for her Inspiration Wednesday online class and I'm really looking forward to more play time. In the meantime, I'm scrapping about it.


Supplies: Hip Kit Club January 2015 (Papers, Stickers, and Ephemera: Heidi Swapp, Dear Lizzy (Serendipity); Alphas: American Crafts Thickers (Amy Tangerine "Other Half"), Dear Lizzy); Other: Doodlebug enamel dots, Bo Bunny doilies, Tim Holtz Distress Ink (chipped sapphire); gelatos

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