Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Here is one more of my vintage gluebook pages for Mary's swap.

The image of the cute little girls was given to me by a friend to copy.  The sisters grew up to be two of his aunts on his mother's side.  The printed paper was provided by Mary in one of her classes.  I tore the alphabet from an old dictionary and the butterflies are from the same plate I used from an old encyclopedia.

Have a great day!

Monday, September 26, 2011

two more pages

Here are two more pages that were sent off to Mary at Green Paper for her swap:


For the first one, I used an image and some background papers that Mary had provided in one of her online classes.  The map of Paris and the Grand Opera House ticket were in my stash.  A bit of wallpaper again.  On most of my pages I made use of  butterflies cut from a papillon page gleaned from an old encyclopedia.  The colors are soft and I could match them to the colors I was using on my pages. 

The background for the second page uses wallpaper samples, an old book page and some old music. Don't remember where the image of the pretty lady is from.  I fussy cut some wallpaper flowers to "sit" her in and to embellish the page.  Word phrase was cut from an old children's book.  The postage stamps pick up some of the colors from the rest of the page.

I really enjoyed the process of making these pages!  I had forgotten just how relaxing it is just using scissors, glue and odd bits of papers to create an interesting scene. 

Thanks for visiting.  Will be back with the other pages later in the week. 

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Green Paper Glue Book Page Swap

Mary Green is currently hostessing a swap of vintage glue book pages.  I decided at the last minute to join in with the fun.  Here is one of my pages:

The pages are required to be 5 x 7 inches.  I was given two old wallpaper sample books awhile back and decided to use some of the papers on my pages.  For this particular background I used a portion of an endpaper from a discarded library book that looks like spider webs. Then I added some strips of a light blue wallpaper.  The image is one I have had for a long time.  She looks like a "housewife" to me.  I also used an old handwritten recipe and some milk coupons.  So, she likes to cook, save money on milk and dust away the cobwebs in her house!  LOL 

We had to make six pages for the swap; I made seven so that Mary could have one too.  I will be posting the others every other day or so.

Thanks for visiting.  Have a great weekend.

Friday, September 16, 2011


Another spread finished for the Sketchbook Project 2012

I am showing my age here - I grew up with Elizabeth and she was so very beautiful as a young girl and woman.  Glamour, fame, happiness, sadness, marriages, divorces, good health, bad health - she experienced so much in her life!

First I adhered old book pages down and added some gesso over the text to tone it down a bit.  A small picture of Liz clipped from a newspaper was added.  Then I used several rubber stamps to create a background, using violet ink to reference her eye color. 

Thanks for visiting.  Have a wonderful weekend. 

Saturday, September 10, 2011


Another spread for the SKETCHBOOK PROJECT 2012.  A mix of collage images, patterned paper, rubber stamps, watercolor crayons.

This is something I need to do on a weekly basis now.  Don't want to be rushed at the end!  I really like how colorful this turned out. 

Thanks for the sweet comments - they make my day! 

Have a wonderful weekend!