Thursday, 30 June 2011

Jordan's Birthday Card

I made this for my amazing friend Jordan (my only non internet friend who reads my blog- thank you Jordan!) She enjoys sewing and I love dress forms so I took the opportunity once again! This card was inspired by a tag I made awhile ago (which also inspired an art journal page) I did an embossing powder resist technique on some cream cardstock and distressed it with vintage photo, walnut stain and aged mahogany distress inks. I also used these colours to distress the stamped image of the dress form.

I covered the maya road chipboard sewing macchine with vintage photo ink and added perfect pearls (which sticks to fresh ink!)

I hope you love your card Jordan and another happy birthday to you! (belated as most things are on the blog, atleast the month is right!)

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Father's and Mother's Day Cards

So both of these occasions have passed and I feel bad for not posting them sooner (especially mother's day!) but here they are, the cards I made for my parents. I used a TH embossing folder on some grey cardstock and distressed it for this card. The chipboard letters were painted with blach acrylic and distressed with rub and buff.

I used paper from the TH lost and found collection too because my dad loves cars (and licence plates are related)

This is the card I made for my mom. I love using dress forms and she enjoys sewing so I took the opportunity!

the Maya Road sewing machine chipboard was painted in white, inked with broken china and then I added perfect pearls.

Hope you enjoyed and thanks for reading. My last Diploma is tomorrow and then I will be done high school forever! Scary. Very scary....

Thursday, 16 June 2011


My poor blog and all of its readers have been neglected lately! I have been so busy with school because of grad (which was amazing!) and diplomas are now here (1 out of 3 are done) and work too (the LSS that I worked at closed down! I was devastated! I recently started a new job as a busser at a local restaurant). Next fall I plan to attend school at Mount Royal University and take a few interior design courses. In the winter semester I am thinking about applying at Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD) because I know I would love everything there but I dont know where I will end up. Life is such a challenge. Today I thought I would share with you one of my happier art journal pages in attempt to cheer myself up :) here it is! First I journaled all over this page using plack ink. This is a fun technique for me because I can jot down all my personal feelings then cover them up with layers of paint. It allows me to express myself in a creative way, yet people cannot read my private feelings. (this is the same idea I used on my previously posted page- "The Unknown") I find this to be a metaphor for myself because often I cover up my own feelings or keep them hidden. After writing everything down I added layers of paint and tissue paper.

Thanks for reading and putting up with my sporadic posting! Hope you enjoyed :)