Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Birthday Card

This is a birthday card that I made by brayering ink on an angle onto a piece of white cardstock. Then I stamped in black and highlighted with a white gel pen. I stamped shadow images onto the bottom of the card and on the side of the envelope. The two tabs on the left side were accented with brads.
Enjoy your day!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sympathy Card

This is a sympathy card that a friend asked me to make. She wanted a card with a sun on it as the friend that had passed away always had a sunny smile. What a wonderful memory.
I used the direct-to-paper technique for the colour on the blue cardstock. That is when you take your ink pad and drag it directly onto the cardstock. I like to use the small stampin' spots inkpads from Stampin' Up when I do the direct-to-paper technique because it gives me more control than a bigger ink pad.
I used the direct-to-paper technique for making the distant mountains on the scene as well. I punched a circle from a post-it note to use as a mask for the sun and then sponged colour over it for the sky. When I removed the mask, I lightly sponged some colour on the sun. Ink was sponged on for the water. Then I stamped the images in black ink and used a white gel pen to add higlights to the water and images.
I tried to make it look like a setting sun.
May your smile always be sunny too.  :D

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Altered History Book Art Journal - Yoga Goodness

I created this mixed media page in my altered History textbook. I used acrylic paints for the background and I stamped some images using inks, painted and stamped some textures, wrote the words with markers, shaded with pencils and collaged the image.

Here is a close-up of some of the details and textures.

I have recently enjoyed getting back into yoga so I wanted to create a page to honour it. Inspiration for your journals can come from everyday life.
Enjoy the creative process! :D

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Altered History Book Art Journal - Big City Scene

This is a collage page of images I found in magazines, on the internet and ones that I drew on newspaper. I thought the model looked like a Big City Girl so I went searching for images to achieve that look. I wanted a real variety of city images to show the diversity and crowding found in a big city.  Big cities can be fun to visit, but I like living in a smaller city.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Winter Snowman Card

Happy Winter!
I bought a package of these snowmen images because I thought they were so cute and I liked the glitter on them. For this card I made a snowy background using a snowy evergreen tree stamp that I stamped several times and a snowflake stamp. I used a Martha Stewart border punch for the bottom and sponged ink onto the lacy punched border. I tried to use the same coloured inks on the card that were on the snowman image. Then I attached the snowman image with pop dots.
Doesn't he look like he's saying "Hurray for Winter!"?
Happy New Year to all and I hope we all have a safe, healthy and happy winter season.