Sunday, April 12, 2015

A girl can only dream...


That's dreaming about going back to those younger years and playing with my Paper dolls again.  Well thanks to Julie Nuttings we can play with paper dolls again. 

I had the pleasure of getting to take a class with Julie over at Everything Scrapbook and Stamps last month. I took two classes. The first class we used her amoir tags. Loved the size of the Tags and how you can open the doors and hide words inside. 

The second class was a banner class. Perfect for hanging in my studio. Another cool option for the banners Julie shared was to use them to decorate a gift bag. 

I was enjoying my younger self playing with paper, colored pencils, scissors and glue. The perfect weekend! 

Happy crafting!!
Christine

Friday, March 27, 2015

Art Journal Night at Everything scrapbook and Stamps

I look forward to this night out every month. It's my night to hang out with local art journal junkies like my self. The best part Michelle always surprises us with another cool technique. We have been meeting for several years now and she still teaches us something new. For $10 a month its well worth it!  If you local try it out. She offer's the class 3 times a month.

Now here is a peek at my page in progress.

 First we started with book paper then washed the page with watered down gesso. 

Then we added some Tim Holtz paint and added some thick guess to the bottom of the page and sprayed some paint into the gesso and with a knife added texture and drips. 

After lengthy drying time we stamped and used stencils to finish off the page. 

I thought it reminded me of bubbles of thoughts running around in my head. So I added my word FOCUS -listen to your inner voice!! 

Perfect for my DLP challenge for this week. If you are interested in the Documented Life Project , check out  the Art to 5th girls site for this weeks challenge here Week 12 Challenge

Calling it done!! 

Monday, March 2, 2015

Art Journaling night at ESS

Despite my inability to walk for the next 2 weeks as I recover from foot surgery nothing could keep me away from attending Art Journaling night at Everything scrapbook and Stamps. Michelle always has great techniques to teach us and we have the chance to use art medium we may have not played with before. Of course, I usually fall in love and have to take some home. Love that store as her supply of Art supplies is awesome.  Never have to wait for the postman to drop my art supplies.
This weeks page was made with Dina Wakley paint, stencil and stamp! 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Weekend with DJ Petitt


I've been admiring for many years DJ's yummy books and so excited to have finally met her and learn her amazing techniques to creating those gorgeous books.

We spent 3 days at ESS in Lake Worth,Florida learning to paint over a photo image making it look as though we painted it from scratch. Then take bits of fabric, lace and fibers to make signature wraps.  We painted our pages with paint washes and created texture using things like combs. 
Here some work in progress sneak peaks...



Once all the pieces of our book was complete DJ walked us through the book binding technique and Ta Da we had a fabulous book to take home.

Thanks Michelle for bringing DJ to Florida and Nancy for the good food and DJ for sharing your love of art with us! 

Made lots of new friends and look forward to seeing them all again one day!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Document life weeks 1-5


We'll ok so I just can't keep up with my blog but I have been keeping up with my document life project and enjoying it.

Week 1: your front door


For the inside of my tip in I added a quote. Going to use these pages to have fun and possibly try new things. 

Week 2: selfie
I'm not much of a selfie girl but having fun with learning. My daughter is teaching me how. 


Week 3: use mail
This was perfect timing as I received a card from my Uncle. 


Week 4: write words and cover up. 
This was so much fun as I needed to get some things out of my head and it helped. 


Week 5:doodle border
Perfect challenge that aligned with one of my creative goals for 2014.  Incorporated my OLW. 


The back of this tip in has my 2014 goals and little pocket for my intentions for reference.

Well that's it. Promise to be back to share week 6 and 7 as soon as I finish them up. Little behind due to travel. 


Sunday, February 2, 2014

Go ahead indulge


This weeks art journal page is just what I did this last week of January to finish up my birthday month.

My page reads" go ahead and indulge everyday".

It's been awesome birthday!!



Now it's back to reality and back off the sweets!!!  

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Art journaling

Back into the new year continuing to keep pushing myself to work in my art journals. I struggle with bringing images into my pages. 

This month for my big 50 birthday the images I found fell together to make this fun page. 
The caption reads " What I know for sure is the journey is never over it just changed course".  Appropriate as I move into the next 50 years of my life ( oh and by the way I'm living to 100 :))

What my course will be like I am ready to take it on and embrace everyday! 

As the little caption reads " now is the time to stop measuring your life against other peoples milestones and celebrate your own". 

Here's to embracing me!!!