Flip Envelope Journal

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4 or more envelopes

attach your envelopes  spray stamp or paint.

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flip envelope book you can make into a SCRAP BOOK or a JOURNAL.

I used this beautiful paper from Recollections signature paper pad collection…. then used some decorative tape on the edges. and added paper snaps and string to open and close it.

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stamped the env and added papers

I add some paper for either photos or journaling.. I plan on adding photo card and placing it in the envelope with the bike photo.flips open left to right.

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Memories has an envelope slot to add more fun items………

Also added papers to the inside of env…..  LOVE THE LIVE SIMPLY… statement

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more pockets ….

I have a thing about feathers , its a sign of angels watching over us. so I added a plastic window with Feathers made of paper in it…. I still have so much more art work and things to do.. but thought Id share this now…

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Recollections signature paper pad collection

valentine journal spread

I was playing around with ink sprays, and texture magic. I am running low on that stuff so I decided to make my own. with the baby powder…….Its like a cross between spackle and mud… I must have had been holding my tongue wrong , because it s working more like quick sand then a medium , and  When it finally dries  . It cracks and falls off what a mess. I think I’ll just buy it instead… LOL… 50 percent off  coupons are needed… well I scraped it off and started it over again. so the  dimension isn’t quite what I wanted on the cupid angel. but shes good  for now until I get more texture…

 
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Can I have some more petite marshmallows in my hot cocoa?

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Week 6 Prompt: Window

For this week’s prompt, think windows of opportunity, the view from your window, beautiful stained glass windows, quotes about windows – whatever resonates the most with you. You can paint, doodle, draw, collage – or a combination of all of the above – whatever you are most comfortable with!

this one was different it was a start of a winter photo taken by one of my sons and I printed it in black and white . then used my water color pens and white out for snow and water colors for my raccoon, layered the windows wit double sided sticky tape to give it the depth. and added plastic from projector sheet for window..  its so cold out and stormy the poor raccoon’s looking for pietie marshmallows for his HOT cocoa… {from running Scared….. Mama. Mama! Out here! Hey, Gonzales. ….. Can I have some more petite marshmallows in my hot cocoa?

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Leave a little SPARKLE where EVER you go!

I finished another journal page , I wasn’t sure about adding it to the Journal52  Faceboook group , but decided to add it..  .And  Wow was surprised at how many comments I got there, And likes. I am thinking no one reads blogs any more that facebook is where everyone is now a days. but I am keeping this account , I am too old to learn any more new ways. LOL… Hopefully I can get more people back to my blog so I don’t need to link and chase.. I am using TLC CREATIONS  I love the freebies and so happy I get to use them.. Thank her whenever you can.. they are wonderful…

This piece of art was a lot of fun I finally got some new Dylusion’s INK SPRAYS!!!!! I love Christmas money… LOL… anyways I used the words quote from tlc , my new sprays,magic marker {black} for the stars, and then Crystal lacquer.. OH I DO LOVE THAT STUFF!!!

And HERE it is…………What do you think???????????

 

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working on Fairy home made from bamboo and paper clay

started off with a bamboo place mat….

about to be a fairy home, for the yard....

about to be a fairy home, for the yard….

with some cutting and gluing.. then I made a paper cone and added paper clay to get the cone shape.. and glued it to the house.a paper cone then add a paper CLAY cone on it.And then came some paint…… paint paint … some  Grandchildren helpers gluing leafs and pink rocks…grammy waiting on the jems and more rocks for the helpers who want to make this with me. TOO CUTE , gotta take photos of them helping….

 Don't you love the drop paper to protect table..LOL.

Don’t you love the drop paper to protect table..LOL.

butterflies ,leafs, rocks, a Gem.

butterflies ,leafs, rocks, a Gem.

And now this is as far as we got.. we have more to do , so the house will get updated…..

mean while I am working on some small parts of the home stuff…Like wall paper and flooring.. Rug.. table with small basket of {paper clay fruit} and a knife made from a Barb-q stick. and a   popsicle  stick ladder,stool for siting. more things coming soon… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

 

scratch napkin torn art off the list of things to try…..

I have been wanting to try this napkin torn art collaged on paint layers and white napkins . found some perfect ones to use..And like how this one turned out added some white lines with my white out pen.

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Dance of the dragon fly….

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Zentangle white out art

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAStarted out with doing some Zentangle art .    then some white stenciling of different sizes of circles with  paint… and some red script stamped on the white paint. Using regular  ACRYLIC Paints.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANext I stamped a Rose with black paint and let it dry, then out lined it in White using a WHITE OUT PEN.. {LOVE THEM} cheaper then most art markers plus you can refill them… LOVE IT!     The step that I saw on the video was they blacked out all around the rose but I spent so much time on it that I decided to use white and incorporate it into the art.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Yup I like the way this ended up totally different  from what I wanted but loving it any ways………. now for my next art adventure………….. later……….. going to cut out some card stock paper to make  some faux chip board… for the next project…. later………….

 

Using water Color tubes in place of GELATOs

Wanted to play along online with some artist but I had not gotten my hands on Gelatos YET… LOL so went for the next best thing I have on hand….OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI bought these a while back at the Christmas tree for $2.99 good deal, LOVE THESE wonderful colors……….. First thing was doing a photo transfer on one of the double page journal.I spread my Gesso medium on the page not to thick, then put the photo I printed on my computer{ I use Kodak Printing paper for my photos}now I needed to burnish the photo down real well so there’s no air bubbles..

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI used my fingers then a bone folder to make sure. I had a few mishaps .. But redid it and let it dry over night.

Now spray the photo with water bottle so its good and wet, nor rub the layers of paper off. Keep wetting as you go The paper will roll up and reveal your photo, so pretty…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANext I chose red, yellow, and orange. added the colors with my fingers and smeared on the paper, then in water  and spread out till I liked the color strength..

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALove playing in paints with my fingers.. If the colors to dark just use a wet paper towel and dab it it will lighten the color for you. spray more water and dab again if you want it even lighter.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERARepeat  with other colors you can even blend them in to each other.

next I added some texture I wanted it to dry fast… then I used more Gesso just a tiny bit smeared and took newspaper and made a print transfer with it same as the photo only take of while still wet.   And then used my stencils with some Gesso on my fingers.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANext step I cut three hearts out of gift wrap paper glued them down , then stamped butterflys all around the edges.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAthen highlighted the bee and butterfly with black ink and a stencil brush. Also added Dragon Flies and a lady bug with my stipple brush and stencil.

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then added inspire ,giggle ,create….. Hope you enjoyed the process…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

April showers bring May flowers swap…..With Edie Cournoyer

Another fun swap with Edie …I forgot to photo the first half of the swap with umbrella  , but I did get the photos of the 2nd half of the swap…

 

 

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First I folded the mulberry paper in sections. then cut them into squares and then to random shaped circles , some I wet the edges and tore to give it a feathered look edge, then randomly used a pair of scissors and curled the edges of paper to look more like poppies.then used my awl,to poke a small hole in the flower and the paper petals.and cut some green circles of paper, and Crinkled the papers and wrinkled then opened back up.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAnow I assembled then with a dark brad. And it still looked plain so I fluffed the paper with the Awl, and then cut the black flower petal in to small strips so it would look like a poppy flower.arranged the petals and , finished them…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe small Black flower was cut on my Cricut  machine.

 

WHIMSICAL CATS!

oh how fun are these cute kitties Annie  at:       http://craftylink.com/group/annie-s-crafty-adventures

got me so inspired to paint these  WHIMSICAL  CATS! …..  I think hers are the CATS MEOW-……… so I gave it a shot. love the video she did painting her cats, then seeing her live painting the cats on line. well INSPIRING !!!! this is a very funn fun fun group LOV IT……..

okay enough said heres mine…. then run over and check out hers sooo darn cute!!!!!!!!!!!!

 WHIMSICAL  CATS!

WHIMSICAL CATS! rosebudinnh

Annie’s Crafty Adventure challenge at Craftylink

This weeks challenge is called “Mixed Manos Mania”!

1. Use your hand in your piece.  Trace it, take a photo, whatever works for you.  Just go with it.

2. Use a quote that has something to do with hands in your piece.  Here is a ilink to where you can find some: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/hands.html

This is the one I used:

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
Maya Angelou

 

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Use a quote that speaks to you.

3.  Use two of your favorite colors in you piece.  I used pink and blue in mine.  What are your favorite colors?

Can’t wait to see what you come up with!!! As always please share your photos, questions and comments below.

And I  decided to go with earthy tones and  mulberry papers and a tree drawn on a hand.. it took along time to make up my mind  what to do but alas I came up  with this

TREE SPIRT

TREE SPIRiT

A really fun and crafty place I have found………………

Need some crafty inspiration, looking for a challenge?

Love to share with others? Need a place to get some crafty inspiration? You have come to the right place, we have lots of fun groups you can join for free in our community. We love to share ideas, photos, tutorials and so much more! There are even swaps going on every month that you can join in. You can find all the groups at this link http://craftylink.com/page/art-groups

http://craftylink.com/page/art-groups

http://craftylink.com/page/art-groups

http://thingscrafty.com/2013/02/25/join-an-art-group-and-have-some-fun/

The people here are so great , And it doesn’,t matter what level your on because the low cost of classes are great……….like $10.. and up   check it out ..Joining  the GROUPS are  FREE …. Join in on  ALL FREE classes, live on line at  Tuesday Schmooze day!!!!

I love my new found home there………………….. stop by my page there and leave some love…. see you there…………

friendship paper feather greeting card

imgThese are so cute , I just love the paper feathers, I’ll try not to bore you all with a lot of repeats, but sometimes I just cant stop myself.. Ha haha.. I like the sparkle effect on this one.

upgrading or altering a ballerina valentine

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA My grandchildren will be getting valentines mail ..Snail mail…..

 

witches hat paper mache

I have discovered paper mache , I made this hat out of a paper plate and then added strips of napkins and mod podge, and layered it also used strips and made  paper balls and shaped them into pumpkins, by using extra layers and placing to look like the pumpkin layers. I used pipe cleaners for the spider. I then mod podge string and glued to form the spider web. and then added glitter . this was great fun working on this project with My grandson, He thinks the spiders are real scarrrrrry…….

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Have you seen the new Glitterville Book?

I have been goggle happy getting as many views of this book and I found on the Amazon book, sneek peeks……. 

I Saw this witch and thought I SO WANT TO DO THIS!!  I added it to my pinterest so hubby could find it.. LOL…. Under gifts for Rose… Any ways I have made 2 different witches and slightly different from this but still cute !

here’s a link to check it out. some cute projects..

http://www.amazon.com/Glittervilles-Handmade-Halloween-Glittered-Whimsical/dp/1449414524

I will post photos as soon as I get some without glare….. This is too fun, love what I could see of this book….

 

Bought some wonderful tins at Walmart

Went shopping girls day out. HAD WAY TOO MUCH FUN…. thanks Amanda and Elizabeth.. found these great tins full of candy, just begging to be altered….

I have been looking for some tins just for this project, Id just about given up on it.. But here these tins were in the CLEARANCE aisle, how lucky can I get? 

mothers day straw hat gift oh so pretty...........

Poinsettia pattern card { paper and needle}

 
 
Some fun to do while waiting for the ice storms to pass and power to come back. LOL
 
copy and print the pattern on card stock, then pin prick holes, now use threaded needle and follow holes. Do NOT TIE KNOTS… use tape.. tape down back of threads, to help stop tearing later.  glue a paper to back to cover thread and tape.   Fold in half…
 
 SO FUN, eazy to do while waiting for power , to come back on.  Stay warm all.

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