Saturday, February 22, 2014

Blast from the past - Art gives me wings

Today I thougtht I'd share a blast from the past, and an art journal page that I really loved working on.

Putting stencils on paper and spraying vibrant colours sometimes is all I need to get my mojo going and pour out my feelings onto paper. Today I woke up feeling rather down, for no apparent reason, but I decided not to waste my day in negativity.

I put Crafter's Workshop stencils and Dylusion stencils down on watercolour paper. I sprayed with some vibrant Dylusions sprays, and then my muse came out to play. I layered more stencils, sprays, strips of Basic Grey Plumeria papers I had from my Scrap'n with Flair July kit, down on the page. Texture paste ... and of course my trademark canvas and inked paper towels. Add some Prima resist canvas pieces, sprayed lace and I was well on my way. Christy Tomlinson stamp for some texture, dew drops and Prima gems and crystals. I dove in head first into my art journal. Grabbed a coordinating paint swatch and stamped my journalling down.

The complete spread in my Prima mixed media art journal

Left page

Right page

Inked paper towel ribbon and resist canvas stamp

Art gives me wings

Inked lace and gems on Plumeria papers

Inked paper towel flower on Prima resist canvas flower

Inked canvas and texture paste, Basic Grey papers and stamps. Heaven.

Negativity does not live in this mind today, not any more. I cut my paper in half and glued it down into my Prima mixed media art journal. And I am happy once again.

Friday, February 07, 2014

Vacation on the Coast - what a sparkling delight!

This past weekend I finally got around to scrapbooking a family vacation that I took with my husband to Oregon. It was such an amazing trip. I instantly fell in love with the Oregon Coast, with it's rugged coastline, sandy beaches and lighthouses. So when I opened up my Carta Bella Beach Boardwalk collection pack, from Tina's Scrapbooking Creations, I knew that it would be delightful for pictures of the trip.

Of course I had to use some Prima embellishments like flowers, some bark butterflies and sparkling gems.

And let's not forget just how yummy things turn out when you spray them with Lindy Stamp Gang Starburst sprays which give a beautiful two-toned effect. I used it on the title, and also on the butterflies for a little glittery accent.

And I got plenty of use from my Silhouette Cameo as well. So glad that I got it since I can usually find shapes and die cuts I need to go along with things.

I can't wait to share more with you from my vacation album. If you have used any of these products, I'd love to see how you used them. I love learning new techniques and gather new ideas.

Have a great weekend!