Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Journal Pages

I was mostly just playing with colors and types of ink on my background and ended up liking it - but - as you can once again see - it's blues.  I admit it - I am a blue addict!  So, I didn't really do much to the pages - but added a quote from Shakespeare and a few stickers (which I distressed a bit) from an old Anna Griffin scrapbook kit that's been sitting around for a long time.  But, I liked the result anyway - as tulips are one of my favorite Spring flowers.  I added a stamp from Bo Bunny's set Wall to Wall - it is old wood or barn siding.  I didn't put anything behind the pages when I stamped it - so, it didn't look like old barn wood because the pages are lumpy - but I liked it anyway.  This must have just been a "whatever is ok" day for me.  I did go in after this picture was taken and distressed the edges of the pages.

Journal Pages:
Ink:  Ranger Distress Paints in Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers
Stamp:  Bo Bunny Wall to Wall
Mediums: Art Basics Heavy White Gesso (which I watered down a bit); Art Basics Soft Matte Gel
Adhesives:  Hot Glue Gun and Beacon's Fabri Tac
Misc.:  3d stickers

Thanks for having a look at my "whatever" journal pages!

Monday, March 23, 2015


The challenge at 7 Dots is "Nature."  I used a vintage seed magazine cover, flowers, birds and a bird nest.  I put little birds in different places around the layout.

Paper:  7 Dots Studio Soulmates; Picture Mats Misc. DP Scraps
Ink:  Tim Holtz Vintage Photo; Staz-On Black; Lindy's Stamp Gang: Bouganvillea Fuchsia; Caribbean blue; Frostbitten Fuchsia; A Bit O' Bubbly and Pretty in Pink; Inka-Gold
Embellishments:  Prima Say It With Crystals; Prima Bird Nest; Prima Chipboard Moments; Petaloo Pink Botanica; Roses and Tulips from stash
Stamps:  Prima Vintage Vantage; IndigoBlu Limor Webber's Rugged Edges
Tools:  Big Shot (cut Birds on a Wire Die); Prima Bamboo Stencil; Ingvild Bolme Distressing Tool
Mediums:  Prima (Finnabair)Art Basics Clear Gesso; Prima (Finnabair) Art Basics Heavy White Gesso; Prima (Finnabair) White Cracked Texture Paste; Beacon's Fabri Tac and Hot Glue Gun

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


I don't know if it is because I was in such a crappy mood today that my pages are so dark - or if the pages just turned out that way because of the project.  Either way, I guess it is what it is.  I found my 7 Gypsies Paper - Global - and decided to just make some taps with the old world maps.  I distressed everything because it is suppose to have a vintage feel - but it ended up all dark colors.

Anyway, I made up my mind that I would roll with what I do in the journal - because it is for experimentation.  (However, there were 2 pages I really, really, I mean really - hated).  So, those 2 pages were gessoed over as if the pages were never made.

Items Used:

Paper:  Seven Gypsies Global; Bo Bunny Week-end Market Collection
Inks:  Ranger Distress Vintage Photo; Staz-On Black; Prismacolor Pencil Crimson Red with Gamsol
Mediums:  Art Basics Heavy White Gesso
Stamps:  Limor Webber Rugged Edges
Miscellaneous:  Prima Art Journal (altered); Hot Glue Gun; Beacon's Fabri Tac; Pop Dots; Tim Holtz Swirl Hook; Flying Unicorn Eiffel Tower charm (which is crooked in the picture - which I didn't catch until I'd already loaded them to the blog); Suede Strips for the ties on the tags

And, that about sums up the journal pages.  I need to do something to lighten up my mood and colors!!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Sunday, March 15, 2015


It's Sunday and I finally finished up my challenge entry for the March 2015 Lindy's Stamp Gang Color Challenge.  

Use the link directly under Lindy's graphic to take you to their challenge blog for all details and rules.  

Items Used for Layout:

Paper:  Prima's new release Timeless Memories; and scraps around the focal image to frame it out
Ink:  Lindy's A Bit of Bubbly; South Shore Sand, C'est la vie Cherise; Splattered and sprayed: Frostbitten Fuschia; Ranger Vintage Photo for edgings; Black Staz-On for stamping
Metal Pieces: Flying Unicorn 
Flowers:  Roses in my stash; Prima Brisol Teal Blooms; Prima Coffee Break
Stamps: Prima Finnabair Vintage Vantage; Limor Webber Rugged Edges
Miscellaneous: Prima Gems; Stencils: Tim Holtz Bubbles; Bo Bunny Stencil
Mediums: - Art Basics Clear Gesso; Art Basics Heavy White Gesso; Art Extravagance Copper Crackle Texture Paste; Run 'N Buff Gold

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015


I am really, really tired of snow and ice.  The temperature got up to 60 degrees today - which seemed quite balmy compared to last week!  I want to wear my capris, my sandals, get my pool opened and float around!  (That was my "all about me" needs and wants)!

So, back to my tag.  I was in the mood for some pink and black and some sparkle.  I think I might enter this into the Scraps of Elegance/Scraps of Darkness challenge - if I figure out how to do it - you have to enter through Facebook.  

There is a mood board for inspiration:

You can check out the blog or use the link beneath the graphic to check out the challenge information.  You need to mention what inspired you from the mood board, quote, picture, etc.

Items Used for Tag:
Mediums:  Art Basics Heavy Black Gesso; Art Extravagance Copper Crackle Texture Paste
Inks Used:  Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabio Plumeria Pink; Blazing Sun Glitz; Inka-Gold Magenta; 
Flowers:  Prima Coffee Break; Prima Leeza Gibbons Wishes & Dreams; Petaloo Bontanica Pink; Misc. Flowers from stash
Miscellaneous:  Prima Ingvild Bolme Shabby Chic Treasures Resin Frame; Cheesecloth sprayed with Plumeria Pink; Authentique black self-adhesive letters; Magnolia Vine of Pink Gems

Thanks for stopping by for a peek.