Tuesday, 28 December 2010

art journal - texture

Those of you who have watched my youtube videos may have already seen this. Usually my blog is much more updated than my videos but in the case of my art journal it is not! I created this page probably back in the summer, but for some reason never got it posted.The texture on this page is really much better in person. I love how that element came out.

I mod podged some lace into the paer, very pretty.

As always, this page has many symbols for me. Art means different things to everyone so I will leave you to make your own judgements on what those symbols might be :) Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 27 December 2010

Christmas gift tags

Well I am just on a blogging roll now that the busyness of Christmas is over! I am looking forward to some relaxing and fun days before I have to go back to school.
Today I have 2 different tags to share with you. I like making these for my friends and family because once they open the gift, they can still use the tag as a bookmark or just keep it to look at. I wrapped my gifts in brown paper bags (yay recyling!) and that way all the tags coordinate!For this tag I used a TH stamp (at the movies set) in the background and then inked and glimmer misted over it. I stamped and embodded the wings, then cut them out and inked them.
For a final touch, I added the safety pin with the cross charm on it. Very simple, but pretty.
Here I used similar techniques. I repeatedly stamped "Christmas" in the background, then glimmer misted and inked it.

I stamped the snowflake, them embossed it with gold. The "do not open until christmas" stamp is from Stampin' Up.

Sunday, 26 December 2010

Merry Christmas to All!

I hope you all had an amazing Christmas day! I sure did :) We went to my Aunt and Uncle's house for dinner (it was fantastic and yummy!) and I got to see my cousins and aunts and uncles and everyone else. Had a good time :) Today we are having friends over for supper and that will be fun too. How I love the holidays!
I have 3 cards in this post to share with you. They were all very quick! I used some imaginisce paper and some DCWV paper. I loved the look of the TH film strip layered on the TH paper tape. Super pretty!
This paper is just adorable! All peices were cut from one sheet!
Here I mixed it up by stapling lace onto the card.

Thanks for stopping by! I will have more cards and some christmas tags to share in the near future!

Friday, 24 December 2010

christmas cards!

So I have been putting off making christmas cards this year (mostly because I didnt have time!) but yesterday I finally felt the creativity to get started. These 12 cards came together rather quickly (only a few hours) and I like how they turned out. You are probably thinking "but its already christmas eve!" Do not fret, I will be giving them out tomorrow. Here are all 12 cards. In this post I am sharing 2 and will show you the rest in future posts.
I just got the TH film strip ribbon transparency stuff. LOVE THIS! I am really into anything film strip and this is just great! I love how it fits perfectly with the stamp from Tim's At The Movies set.
I stamped and embossed these wings and handcut them out.
This card is the exact same but with the brown and green reversed. I like how both look but I think this one is my favourite.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

art journal - sew glimmery

I cannot believe it is December already! How the time flies. I sure can't wait till Chrismas holidays, it will be a much needed break.So this is the art journal page that was inspired by the tag I last posted. I used alot of the same techniques. (ex: perfect pearls on the chip pieces) The background was created using mainly paint, distress ink, TH tissue tape, some dictionary paper, glimmer mist and perfect pearls. I stamped some images from Clear Art Stamps' "Material Girl" set (same as tag) using black Staz-on ink and then covered them with glossy accents.
I added some TH ruler ribbon (made from canvas material, super fun!) and I drew some stiches using my caligraphy pen and ink.
More pretty perfect pearls chipboard (pieces from maya road)

I like to stamp the date somewhere on some of my pages just so I can remember when they were created. (yes, sorry, I made this on Nov. 14th and it is just getting posted now... my bad)

Sunday, 21 November 2010

dress form tag

This is just one of those projects that I made and can't stop looking at. We all have those right? The shimmer from the perfect pearls and glimmer mist looks better in real life. I love this stamp from Clear Art Stamps' "Material Girl" set. Super cute! I used the emboss resist technique on this tag. To achieve this look, I stamped and empossed the script with clear ep, then inked (aged mahogany, frayed burlap and vintage photo) and glimmer misted overtop. The splatter you see is actually from my messed up GM sprayer. I actually quite like this look. For the chipboard piece (maya road), I inked it with vintage photo and then added some copper perfect pearls to it.
I liked how this tag turned out so much that I just had to do an art journal page inspired by it! I will be sharing that very soon.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

what I've been up to!

Life has been busy but I do have a couple things to share with you! I have finished a few projects but since it gets dark so early these days I havent been able to properly photograph them. Hopefully it will happen soon! For now I wanted to show you the fimo roses I have been working on. I plan to make a video tutorial and upload it to youtube so keep an eye out for that.These flowers are super cool to make and the look really great on cards, mini albums and tags.

This is a quick bicture of the anniversary album I made for my parents last month. I still need to take some good pictures of it but I will have that up for you to see soon I hope. It is a very interactive album with tags everywhere :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 1 November 2010

art journal - the storm

Sorry for the sporadic posts, or lack of posts in general. Life has been crazy busy... I doubt its gonna get any less busy, but I will still try to post more! I am quite sad about the mere one post last month, but hey, what can you do :) I havent done any seasonal creations yet (halloween was to busy!) hoping for a good Christmas creation turnout. This is an art journal page I made some time ago. I love this quote. To me it means opportunities in life dont always come at a convenient time, they must be taken when you can get them.
I have been trying to upload a journal flip to youtube but it keeps failing. Not sure why! You can look forward to a mini album from me in the near future! I created an anniversary album for my parent's 25th last month.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Cruise layout - cool drink

This summer I was very proud to finally finish my Cruise 12x12 album. I am still working on sharing all the pages so you will be seeing more of these soon. Let me know what you think! I used the reverse side of some very brightly coloured Cosmo Cricket patten paper for the main background of this page. I matted my photo and stamped and embossed the palm tree image. I added the post card piece which I cut from some Making Memories Passport collection paper.
I used some black alcohol ink on the plastic button to give it a more aged look. This layout was finished off with some journaling and a few small embelishments. Overall, it was very quick and easy.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

altered divider

I can't believe September is almost over! What a crazy month! I hope things will slow down for me soon but it isnt looking to promising! Oh well, keeping busy is good for you I guess.
I wanted to share this project with you today! I made it from a little divider thing (these are used to organize recipes or something I think) I altered it by first adding the dictionary paper and then distressing it. I used some white acrylic paint, ink and TH distress tool. I used a little paper tape piece (the blue and red) from the vintage findings mm collection. I added some cute dollar store lace and little letter stickers. I made the flower using a spiral technique (actually quite easy and pretty!) and hand cut the leaves. I added an eyelet to the flower which seves as a spot to clip the little arrow charm to! I love how this looks!
I cut the tiny bingo cards from the TH lost and found paper pad. I added a tiny feather and behind the flower is a found piece cut from some mail (which I distressed)

I glimmer misted and distressed the back of the plain divider. I added a simple paris stamp (used some perfect pearls on it) and the tag/bookmark/fun thing is complete!

Bo Bunny Cambridge - Castle Alcazar

Sorry once again, I have been so incredibly busy there is no time to post! I am hoping to get back into an easier routine soon and share more creations with you. I have a bunch ready to be uploaded, it is only a question of when! This is the other page I made with the Bo Bunny Cambridge collection. It came together quite easilly becuase my pictures were pretty much perfect for the paper!
I cut around the top of the crest on the pattern paper so that the photo could go under it. I added some dimentionals also. There is some glossy accents on the lion images too.
Sorry for the slightly poor photos, taken with my phone again as it was the only option.

Monday, 13 September 2010

BoBunny Cambridge

So sorry I have been MIA for a bit! I assure you I am still crafting away, although not as much as I would like. I have been super busy with school as it is my last year and the teachers are very homework obsessed... I also have been hanging out with friends, working and starting up ringette for the season again. Cant wait to get my craft room organized how I want it! It will be a very long project. I have created this project for a class at the LSS I work at. I needed to used this new BoBunny Cambridge paper because they decided it was "my style". I really enjoyed working with this paper and the pictures I chose fit perfectly! I have done another layout with it and I will post that soon. I used som paint and punched out scallop circles from the patterned paper. I added a mat and some ribbon and it was a really nice, simple layout to create.
I took these photos with my new Blackberry! What do you think?! although not camera quality, I am still very impressed :)

Thursday, 26 August 2010

post card tag

I love making little charms with the tiny fragments by Tim Holtz. I have made a couple projects using them so far and I just love the look of the little plane stamp inside it. I like to create travel themed tags, cards and layouts and this little chrm goes perfectly. I stamped the postcard image using staz on, then clear embossed over it with versamark. I distressed the tag using vintage photo ink and some white paint.

It is super easy to add the charm to a safety pin using a jump ring, then just attach it to your ribbon.

Friday, 20 August 2010

art journal - growing up

We drove down to Montana yesterday for some "back to fall" shopping (I dont like to use that nasty "s" word) and had much success! I like exploring all the stores we dont have here in Canada and the prices are alot better on lots of things. it was a great time :)
So about the project: I have another art journal page to share with you tonight! I did some stamping and collaging in the background of this page. I used alot of numbers on it to symbolize growing up and growing older. This is something I have been thinking alot about lately because I am going into my last year of school and I need to decide what to do with my life. It is a scary thing and this art definately helps a little...
to make this flowerish type thing I used part of a coffee filter. I painted it with watercolour paints and a bit of ink. I tried to capture a childish feel with the primary colours on the page.

I love this quote and I feel like it really relats to my thoughts right now. It is so true, children are always creating beautiful things and as we grow older we become self concious about our art. Maybe we dont share it as much or dont take the same pride in it and lots of people are just not motivated to create anymore. I am so glad I found scrapbooking when I did :)

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

paris tag

I recently bought the Tim Holtz stamp set with this awesome Eiffel Tower image and I thought it would look really cute on a tag (inspired by some of the lovely tags I recieved from Arelene's June tag swap) I stamped the image with Stazon ink and distressed the tag using vintage photo ink and some white paint. I covered the tower with glossy accents and when that was dry I rubbed on a bit more paint.

To finish it off I just added the pretty bling. It was very simple, yet elegant and fun!

Saturday, 14 August 2010

art journal - born to roam

I have several pages completed in my art journal so hopefully I will find time to do a journal flip video soon. I really love the creative outlet this provides... seriously, everyone who tries it says this but its just so fun! For this page I first glued down some dictionary text. The wetness made it tear a bit so I just tore it some more. I added some watercolour, some tape, paper lace and pastels.on top are some 7G stickers and rub ons.
I love the look of the blue pastel border here, just adds another pop of colour. "love the journey, love the adventure, create the art" This sticker is just so true for me because one of the main reasons I love to travel is because of all the photography and scrapbooking opportunities.
The "born to roam" sticker to me, makes me think of traveling again. Mostly I create a page and as it progresses, I begin to figure out what it means to me. The page decides where it is gonna go and it is my job to interpret it.