Saturday, August 31, 2013

another page for Renee's book

My friends and I were unable to meet on the second Wednesday of August for our book page exchange, so we met this past week.  Here is the front of the page I did for Renee:

And, here is the back:

Pretty simple pages using a freebie collage sheet I have had for awhile.  The background patterned paper was purchased at a local craft store along with the fluffy flower.  I love placing a piece of mica over an image.  This time I roughly cut it into a heart shape for this pretty gal.  I used some rubons, a sentiment stamp and lots of glitter on the front page.  On the back, I used a punched fleur de lis, some braided trim and more glitter!!

Have a great weekend!

Monday, August 19, 2013

a journal spread and an ATC

Over the weekend I had a chance to make an ATC for the Paper Traders monthly lottery.  I didn't start out with a Paris theme in mind, but this is how it ended up:

I used Faber Castell gelatos on a watercolor ATC base to make a background and added some rubber stamping.  The image of the girl is from ArtChix studio and the washi tape is from Cavellini.  The transparency over the image is also from ArtChix. A red heart and some red Stickles glitter added some extra color and bling.

Here is my latest journal spread, which was actually done a couple of weeks ago. 

I disliked the background but I continued on and added the various butterflies.  Still not crazy about this!  :(

I am hoping to work on two more upcoming swaps this week if I find some free time to do so!

Hope your week is a good one!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

a fish out of water

for the Sunday Postcard Art:

It has been a LONG time since I played in the SPA challenge, but it sure was fun to create this postcard.  The fish were cut from a piece of gift wrap, outlined and detailed with a fine tip sharpie.  Red sequins for the eyes.  Polka dots punched from some red foil.  Moon and stars stamped with frost white ink.  Crystal glitter added randomly and used to edge the whole card.  Computer generated words.

Have a great week!!

Friday, August 9, 2013

ATC's using maps

is the theme for one of the Paper Traders current swaps.  Here are mine:

These are a bit different than my usual style of making backgrounds and then adding my collage elements over them.  I kinda' like the way they turned out.  I used rubber stamps, an apple from a cookbook, the heart from a Crafty Individuals collage sheet, a postage stamp and lots of glitter.

I never know what the end results will be when I am working on any collage.  I just start assembling things and it somehow falls into place!

Have a wonderful weekend.