Monthly Archives: December 2013

Who You Are…

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Who You Are…

I’ve had a busy week of I’m not sure what!!!  I haven’t been down in my studio since last week and I’m here to play along with Sandee over on the Frosted Designs Facebook group again for her weekly Sunday with Sandee.  This week she was mixing sprays to make more of a pastel color using a white linen spray and some ordinary colored sprays.  I didn’t have a completely white spray so I decided to use some white acrylic paint and a few of my Tim Holtz Distress Ink refills.  I used Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean and Picked Raspberry.  For the main sprays on the page I used some of my trusted Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays of Luscious Lime, Hibiscus Rose, Caribbean Blue, Mango Mania and Pineapple Paradise.  I started by spraying the top corner with some of the Mango Mania and Pineapple Paradise, letting it run together a bit and then heat setting it.  I took a small round lid from a spray can and covered up a portion of that area to use as the sun for my final project.  I then alternately sprayed with my other Lindy’s sprays and the mixed ones I did all over the page and used one of my homemade stencils of the honeycomb.  I heat set between coats and added some of the Pineapple Paradise from time to time to fill in and help to blend the colors.  Once all my spraying was done I lifted the cap I’d put down and Ta Daaaa……a sun!!  I took my molding paste and a cloud stencil my Mom found for me at her local Dollar Store and made some clouds over the sun and sky and I didn’t have a leaf stencil so I took a piece of plastic packing I’d saved and actually cut out a leaf design to use as a stencil.  I lightly sketched a branch out in pencil and added the stenciled leaves to the page.  I used my Gun Metal Liquid Pearls and filled in the branch and outlined the leaves.  I cut some white butterflies out from a piece of patterned paper and added some color using my water brush and my Lindy’s Caribbean Blue and Hibiscus Rose.  Added some doodles (dangles) and the quote!

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I found the quote while surfing the internet the other evening and can’t remember where I found it.  The lettering I hand wrote.  I added some Goosebumps for some texture to the butterflies.

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And that’s it!! Have a most wonderful day and thank you ever so much for taking the time to stop in.

Huggss,

Yvonne

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Under Journaling??

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On this weeks Sundays With Sandee over on the Frosted Designs blog, Sandee shows us how to add another level of depth and interest to our journal pages.  Before you actually start on your page, take some time to write down some thoughts.  They could be positive affirmations, negative things you want to let go of….what ever you want.  Then from there you create your page and cover over most if not all your journaling.   Only you will ever know what was written there.  I started out with one page and my background didn’t turn out as I’d hoped and finally gave up and just covered the page with a piece of printed napkin…lol.  This pretty much completely covered up my under journaling and I was kinda wanting some of it to show through.  I was going to give up and just work on another page this evening, but I may have a bit of a stubborn streak in me and still wanted this to work in my favor.  I decided to turn this into a two page spread and started over on the opposite page.  I still used a piece of the same printed napkin, but did a more subtle background before I adhered it to the page.  I quite like how it turned out!  The Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays I used for these pages were: Rusty Lantern Lime, Tea Pot Purple, I’m Late, I’m Late Slate and Toto’s Tornado Black

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I used a few different alpha stamps I have in my stash and like the look of the different fonts.  I really wish I could get better pictures of my projects.  I think I’ll have to get a new light box constructed soon…..my first one was made from a cardboard box and although it worked fine….it didn’t last too long.

Here’s a couple close-ups of each page…

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Thanks again for coming over.  Muchly appreciated.

Huggss,

Yvonne

Monochromatic challenge

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Monochromatic challenge

For this month’s challenge over on Limor Webber’s Facebook group, she’s challenged us to create a monochromatic project.   I’ve made monochromatic cards before….never a journal page.  I decided to use my teal Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays in Time Travel Teal, Shabby Turbine Teal and Jack in the Pulpit Teal. and see what I could come up with. I used a few of my stencils and just started layering sprays and stencils – cut out some hearts from book paper , colored some ModPodge and texture paste with my Magicals and had a blast!

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Here’s a couple of close-ups of the texture I added to the hearts with some micro seed beads adhered with ModPodge.  I also added butterflies created by adding some of the  Time Travel Teal Magicals to the texture paste and for the honeycomb stencil added some Time Travel Teal Magicals to ModPodge.  the drippage at the top of the page and the outlines around the hearts were also created using the magicals in the two colors and adding it to some water sprayed onto my craft mat.  The drippage from the top of the page really picked up on the silver shimmer in the magicals.

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It’s very difficult to capture the actual color of these sprays in a picture and it driver me crazy!!!  Anyway, I’m off to go and post this to the FB page.  Thanks once again for stopping by for a visit.  Always appreciated.

Huggss,

Yvonne

Doodle Mania

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I was surfing through Facebook last night and came upon a page that just caught my eye.  I love to doodle….don’t do it near enough and this lady has seriously got some amazing talent and I just fell in love with everything I saw on her page.  Her page is called Diane’s Mixed Media Art and you seriously need to check out what she does and the things she uses to doodle on…..very impressive!

One of the posts she’d made a few months ago was a picture where she just doodled on a magazine page.  I loved it and went in search of a magazine to doodle on.  I came across an old People’s magazine and a page that was pretty much completely black.  I could see in my mind a page full of white doodles and grabbed my pens.  there were two words at the top of the page in white block text that said CROWD PLEASERS.  When I got to those words I took my black pen and filled in the letters.  I love how they blend in with the rest of the page and you can hardly even tell they’re there anymore.  I love the big arrow too.  It is full of different colored strips of colored pixel dots so I just chose the red lines and covered them with the white pen and left the rest of the colors.  Very subtle.  And the outside edge of the page had some color on it as well so I just doodled over that with my black pen.

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I had fun with this page.  I think this is something I can see myself doing more of!  🙂

Thanks for dropping by and have a most fantastic rest of your day.  🙂

Huggss,

Yvonne

Where will I be 5 years from now??

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Where will I be 5 years from now??

Good question!!  I know where I’d like to be…..retired and spending as much time as I can at the cabin.  This evening on our Mixed Media Monday’s with Tracy she posed the question to us.  She’s recently purchased a book with the same title written by Dan Zadra. I’m not exactly sure what the book all entails, except I do know Tracy is going to be gearing up our December challenge around it and she called me out on the section that was titled ‘Choose Your Mission’ where you write out a mission statement for yourself.  YIKES!!  This could end up being an interesting month…..lol.

Anyway, our painting challenge for this evening was to paint a page and list your top 5 values.  I did my page based on what Tracy did this evening – I just changed up the color palette a bit. I kinda wish I’d followed her lead as I loved her page, but I thought I’d try something a little different and grab some colors I don’t usually paint with.  I don’t love the page…..but I don’t hate it either.  It’s okay….

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I do REALLY love the red tag and how it turned out though!  Anyway, it was hard to narrow my list of important values down to just 5, but there they are.  Here’s a couple of close up views…

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Not sure exactly what she’s going to come up with for a challenge, but I’m ready for it!!

Thanks so much for checking out my post today…..I so appreciate it.

Huggss,

Yvonne

Dreaming Paint Blots…

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Dreaming Paint Blots…

After two pages of paint blots I think I’ll be dreaming about blots!! I had some paint left over from the previous journal page I did and decided I couldn’t waist it and grabbed my mega Art Journal and decided to try another paint blotting page.  This time I wasn’t as pleased with the results and I ran out of paint.  I didn’t want to mix more, so I grabbed a sheet of sewing pattern tissue paper and covered both pages with the tissue paper.  Still wasn’t real happy with it so I grabbed my trusted Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays and went to town!  I used Hibisous Rose and Luscious Lime and sprayed each page and let it drip…..dried it and then sprayed some more.  Yup…..in love!!  Background was completed so I took a sheet of the Madeline Collection by Prima and began fussy cutting out flowers…..and flowers….and MORE flowers!!  Added some bricks with my home-made brick stencil, sprayed it with some Steampunk Sepia, Rusty Lantern Lime and a touch of Time Travel Teal, glued down the flowers with some ModPodge, outlined them in black and stamped my quote.  Done!!

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I really, really like how this turned out!!  Here’s a close up of each page….

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This may be one of my new favorite pages!

Thanks for checking out my post……I appreciate it!!

Huggss,

Yvonne

What’s in a paint blot?

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What’s in a paint blot?

I just spent some time playing along with Sandee over on the Frosted Designs blog for her weekly Sunday’s with Sandee.  This was a fun one and I’ve been wanting to try this for some time now.  I took four colors (prob should have only used three, but oh well) and poured a little bit of paint into the bottom of some small containers I have and added some water to make them a bit more watery.  I poured small puddles on one side of my page in random pools and closed the book and sort of squished it.  When I opened it, I thought the page was very cool and I realized the paint had gone sort of muddy in one small spot prob cause I used too many colors…..ooppsss.  I still loved it and just how the paint formed sort of to the middle of the two pages, it kind of looked like a butterfly to me.  Check it out…

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I lightly sketched a butterfly onto the pages and then went over with a Faber-Castell PITT artist pen and colored in the outside edges of the wings.  I doodled in some circles and decided it was done.  I found my quote and tried my hand at some creative lettering again.   I’m really having some fun with that technique as well…..thank you Sandee!!

Thanks so much for dropping in….I sooo appreciate it!  ❤

Huggss,

Yvonne