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.

Saturday, 7 August 2010

home decor canvas

I made these 2 canvases to hang in my new room. We have recently moved (I may have mentioned this... not sure) so I get to decorate my new room! I have painted it bright green and I love how it looks. I have black ikea furniture and am using black and cream/white accents to tone it down. I will definately share some pictures as I get more set up. These are both 6x6. I started by painting them black and went from there. I added some dictionary paper, masking tape, brown paper bag, paint, ink, vintage tickets, TH lost and found paper, 7G tape and an ornate plate on this one.
I also stamped some french script with Stazon ink. I used an adage ticket behind the plate.
On this second canvas I did the same background techniques. I added more metal TH embelishments including the lock and key, swivel clasp and philosophy tag.
I have created about 8 new layouts recently! I am working on my cruise album from a couple years ago. Still need to finish all my travel albums. Also I have new art journal pages to share. I will hopefully be posting a bit more frequently this month but I am still super busy with the move, work and all other summery activities. Thanks for reading!