Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Creative Escape Journal Pages

I have done some journaling on a couple of the pages in my Creative Escapes Journal. Here is some rather bad poetry and equally bad lettering, but it is my poetry and lettering and my journal so it doesn't really matter to anyone else. At least I got brave enough to put gel pens to paper. I created the poem back in April when the lilacs were actually in bloom, but just got the words into my journal today.For the journaling on this page I covered an area lightly with white gesso then wrote my words with a gel pen on white tissue paper. I tore the tissue close to the lettering and then glued it to the page with matt medium.

Friday, 25 June 2010

Journal Page Background

I couldn't get on the computer for very long yesterday, but I was on it just long enough to play with this photo.
And I turned it into this journal page just waiting.....

and this one too. These are journal pages without a home right now, but I'm sure they will make it into a journal soon.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Cherish All Your Moments Journal

Well I did it again, I made another journal with the Zutter Distrezz-it-All and the Zutter Bind-it-All. This one is made with Deja Views Global Treks scrapbook paper that I found in the clearance area at Michaels and Recollections Spice Market cardstock and is 4 inches by 6 inches. I've added pockets, journal cards and some rubber stamping. After taking the photos I added a few more things, but since this is a gift I will leave that a mystery to be discovered by the recipient. I just love the look of the distress pages and using ribbon to bind after punching holes with the Zutter.

Birthday Card

After doing the card at Cherish The Thought I gave a try at my own version when I got back home. I used Bungalow Blue texture magic for my background and crumpled foil to add texture. The second image is the inside of the card and I used it as a birthday card for my son.

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Greeting Card June 12

On June 12 Andrew was in charge to the card project at Cherish The Thought and had us spread molding paste on glossy cardsock. We then spread crumpled foil over the paste and removed it to make texture. We used craft metal sheet pieces and a metal charm to embossed with the BigShot machine. This was mounted on black paper. We used a Spellbinders die to cut a portion of the texture piece and used the main piece and the smaller label piece on green card base. A strip of the black paper was glued on the larger background and the embossed metal was mounted on the label portion.

Greeting Card June 5 2010

The project on Sat June 5 at Cherish The Thought was using Dreamweaver stencils and molding paste. Jessie demonstrated using the molding paste, but since it takes awhile to dry, we used the stencils for embossing and then used inks to stencil the design. I was lucky to be there near the end of the day and was given 2 of the samples for using on projects. You can see those samples on my Flickr account.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

ATC Book For The Swap at The Grind

Edit: A happy event for me is that this also fits the Byhand Challenge for this week.
Still keeping with the string theme for the ATC swap at the Grind I had some fun with this little book. The front cover is recycled cardboard with a piece of gift bag paper glued on. A small piece of branch from my yard is stitched on with linen thread.

Inside cover and first page and next pages are from a coffee advertising flyer and Kraft cardstock. assorted rubber stamps are used with Memento Potter's Clay ink.

More of the same papers and parchment cardstock with computer generated info.

More of the same papers and the back cover showing the orange waxed fibre used for binding.

ATC String June

ATC String June
Originally uploaded by okanagan_spirit
The design challenges for the June swap of The Vancouver Artist Trading Card Group are Sun, Sand and String. I have chosen string for my cards. The background for these is from a tissue box and the words are stamped on several strips of cardstock, These are cut into one inch squares and glued to the background. The jute string is then tied around.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

ATCs For June "All Stitched Up"

One of the themes for the Byhand ATC monthly swap is stitched.These all have a layer of craft felt cut with the Sizzex ATC die and fabrics from sample books purchase at Ruby Dog's Art House back when they were still on Maine Street. Some have several pieces of fabric and all are finished with buttons.