March 31, 2008

37 and still kicking....oh yeah and some art

a huge hug and sincere thanks to all those who emailed me or sent me cards or art treasures for my Birthday yesterday, wow everybody amazing stuff, I am so thrilled to be thought of like that and for those who say I inspire are more than welcome, I hope I continue to do so :)

the pictures I'm sharing here are (in no particular order), a mini round robin book, a stampboard piece that is replacing my canvas class due to the fact that we can't get enough Grungeboard :( , and the 3 owls are from the Collections range, I have shown just the front of them but each one has a different technique on the back...I'll take photos tomorrow when I can turn them over...still wet with diamond glaze.

click on the owls and have a good look at the wings of the one on the far right :)

March 24, 2008

Board book ~ Back Cover...the end :)

well in the words of Porky Pig thththththththat's all folks!
This is the back cover, the end, the conclusion of the board book and Simone suggested that I show my "signature techniques"....sooooo here you go, fusible film and liquid nails :)

Board book ~ Boy page...pre completion

This was the page that stumped me...I changed it so many times, adding different elements to that big open space you see on the the end I adhered a phrase that was printed on vellum, I tore the edges and inked it with some dirty brown simple a solution and just right :)
...and why am I publishing unfinished pages instead of the completed project??? Teasers!!!

Board book ~ Baby Girl page

this is a picture I took of the baby girl page just before I finished it...yes the pictures are of me :)
Final touches include more flowers, bling, stamped words and organza ribbon.

Board book ~ Christmas page

Well the board book was finished Friday night and made it's way to Fred The Needle on Saturday morning, I have to say it was a really fun project (thanks Simone). It is a wonderful conversation piece in the store with product and classes selling as soon as it's viewed. For all the work put into it the project took a total of 14 hours to do...just under an hour and a half per L.O

Seen here is the Xmas hand it looks somewhat different than the picture shown as I added Opal Dust, some silver shim snowflakes (hand punched), gold rope trim around the inside of the red frame boarder, a tiny silver Santa charm, I mounted the stamped images on some of the red velvet paper and added more bling...this all made the Xmas page far more glitzy but very pleasing to the eye.

March 19, 2008

Board Book ~ Girl page

Board Book ~ Mater & Pater page

This is a simple page with simple distressing by inking

Board book ~ Bride page

I love this page, very busy and full of yummy things...TH crackle paint and Jo Sonja crackles worked together over a patterned paper, the crackle was so delicate but I sealed it with a good coat of gel medium before applying some gold rub n buff.
The lace was tinted with a little wash in a walnut ink solution.
The image was originally black and white but has been distressed and tinted to a lovely sepia tone before I applied a smear of Vaseline and did the credit card/peeling paint technique.
The marriage certificate was one printed out from a vintage ephemera book.

March 14, 2008

12x12 board book...possible class (mother page)

12x12 board book...possible class

now I have to tell you I haven't scrapped in a long while except one challenge piece, so when my lovely boss asked me to be the heritage teacher for scrapbooking...well I was terrified, and besides I don't have any vintage family snap shots...lucky for me my wonderful students donated some of their family...of course I was still a bit apprehensive until she said I could do a big board book...yeah yeah it's still scrapbooking but my mind was working on the fact that it was a board book and not a photo worked for me lol
I welcome all scrapbookers to over their insight on my attempts :)

March 11, 2008

RR for PA yahoo group

I got my hands dirty with this RR for the PA Yahoo group, it's off to Trish Latimer tomorrow :)

making people happy

sometimes we do things...or create things that are not our style, they are beyond our comfort zone...different and perhaps challenging, this piece, although made by me is not my style, not my "zone", but in saying that I am sure there are people who will like here I share an altered paint tin....