Thursday, 29 July 2010

art journal - live strong

I have been working on my art journal alot, just havent found the time to share some pages! This is a 2 page spread that sort of took on a life of its own and created its own meaning. It amazes me how sometimes I create something without a lot of thought and it turns out to mean something completely unintended. Does this happen to you? I made the right hand page first. I really just liked the bike on the vintage bag and decided to highlight that. I outlined it with glossy accents. I picked the title "grow strong" for that page. Next I created the left page. I chose a bingo card that says live. It never occured to me that "Live Strong" was an actual foundation. Of course I knew about it and stuff but I didnt relize what I had created... if that makes sence. And with a bicycle on the page too! I cannot belive it! haha
I added paint and ink over the glossy accents for a distressed and raised effect.

I outlined the stamped title with more glossy accents. I really like using this on my pages because it is fun to feel.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

bird album in birdcage

This is just gonna be a quick post using some pictures I had saved as a draft. We are currently at my Auntie's cabin in manitoba. I am sitting by the lake in a lovely chair enjoying the beautiful view! I will return home on the 26th and will hopefull have time to record some vids after that.I got this idea from Bona at LiveLoveScrap on youtube. She is a crafty genius! The birdcage is from Micaels.

For the bird shape I made a template based on the Maya Road chipboard album.
I created the grungeboard wing with my own template, painted it with crackle paint and sewed the layers together with wire.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

skull fragment

A quick project to start off July! I have recently purchased a stazon ink pad and I really wanted to test it out. I stamped the skull on the fragment with the new ink and added a bit around the edges too. I heat set it to make sure it was dry. I used glossy accents to adhere the fragment to some inked paper. The blue paper I used is from Basic Grey and the bit of newsprint (which is actually a tv guide!) is from some October Afternoon pattern paper.
Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians! So proud to live here in this amazing country! I will try to post some in the next while (got a few things lined up) but we will be moving to our new home on Saturday and are crazily packing everything.