Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Squares and Hearts

I'm trying to sort through all my pictures and it's a long process.
While sorting I found a picture of four small journal pages that I have never posted.
This journal is a small Strathmore journal. I take the paper out of the binding.
I use this small journal to just doodle using stencils.
I use it like a coloring book. Very relaxing.
These pages were made with drafting stencils and The Crafter's Workshop stencil called Mix and Match Hearts.
Thanks so much for stopping by!


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Scrapbook Page: Urban Landscape

I haven't been scrapbooking for long. I started a long time ago but then stopped. It just seemed like there are too many rules. BUT with the magic of stencils and other mediums that are archival safe I found that I love to work on mixed media pages.

Here is a page a I created using The Crafter's Workshop stencils: TCW454 Specimen and TCW342 Urban Landscape. 

My daughter lives in Chicago so I find I have many pictures that I can play with for scrapbook pages. I'm going to resize many of them and either print them myself  or have them printed in smaller sizes. Now to pick up a few embellishments here and there. Hmmm I hear my credit card running away!
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Art Journal: Confidence

I'm very excited to say tax season is over! YEAH!
Well, at least part one. The next big due date is October 15th.
That one is really the worse one.
I did create here and there over the week.
Mostly because I need to get rid of my stress and art has a way of doing that for me.
Here is a journal page I created using The Crafter's Workshop stencil, #448 Four Faces, designed by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer. The page already had a background of paint and I added one of the faces with modeling paste. I let it dry a bit then sprayed it with water and added drops of ink. The inks spreads though out the paste.
I'm going to join in Julie's Art Journal Every Day with this page.
You should click on the link above and see everyone's fabulous pages.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Spring Time brought to you by Stencil Aliens

Hi Everyone!  Tax season is almost over.
Thought I would post something quick before I head into work.
I think I used almost ever stencil I had for the background.
My stencil aliens kept pushing me to use more and more.
I think they must have taken over.
I lost all track of time.
There were stencils on the floor
on my table
on my book shelves
under my table (they are very slippery on a rug)
the list can go on and on.
In honor of Spring and little bit of warmer weather, here is Spring Time.
12x12 cradled wood
Tons of acrylic paints
Butterfly images
Head on over to The Crafter's Workshop to see them all!
I know I'm not the only one with stencil aliens.
Who else out there has them?
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Spring


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Mirror, Mirrow on the Wall

Head on over to The Crafters Workshop
and see what this is!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
I'm currenly up to my neck in tax returns.
Hoping to post something before April 15th.
My stencil aliens are being very unruly and want to play.
If not I will be the one chained to my desk until then!