Thursday, May 28, 2015


In the last month or so, I had started several journal pages and just left them unfinished.  Over the last few days, I have finished up several sets and this is the last one.  This one is done all in black and white.  I used one of the lovely napkins I purchased for the focus.  I thought about putting them on a red background but decided against that.  I was going to add texture and stamping as usual - but then decided I really liked it just as it is.

Journal Pages:

Mediums:  Prima/Finnabair Art Basics Clear Gesso; Prima/Finnabair Art Basics Soft Matte Gel (transparent)
Black Pearls and Quote and Butterflies from an Authentique collection

Thanks for taking a peek.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015


I can't seem to get motivated to do a lot of anything.  This is just a couple of journal pages that I had been working on now and then and finally called them finished today.  I decided I need a smile and pulled out 2 fun quotes - one from Mae West and the other is unknown.

Journal Pages Recipe:

Stamps:  Tim Holtz Bird Crazy
Paint:  Tim Holtz Distressed Paint Dusty Concord, Seedless Grapes and Cracked Pistachio
Ink:  Staz-On Black; Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads: Spiced Marmalade, Weathered Straw, Bundled Sage, Victorian Velvet, Spun Sugar, Seedless Preserves, Tumbles Glass and Stormy Skies
Mediums:  Prima/Finnabair Art Basics Clear Gesso, Prima/Finnabair Soft Matte Gel Transparent; Prima/Finnabair Art Basics Texture Paste
Stencil:  Crafters Workshop Mini Specimens

I start several pages in my journal and then I go back and pick up on one to finish it - and these crazy birds waited long enough.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Monday, May 25, 2015


This layout is for the 7 Dots Challenge for May-June titled Trees.  I started on the reverse side of this paper and hated it - so, I turned it over and began again.

This is the mood board for the Trees challenge - you can check out the rules at the link directly under the 7 Dots mood board.

Layout Recipe:

Paper:  7 Dots Thoughts Keeper by Olga Heldwein and 7 Dots Thoughts Keeper #3
Mediums:  Finnabair/Prima Art Basics Clear Gesso; Finnabair/Prima Art Basics Soft Matte Gel Transparent
Ink:  Staz-On Black for stamping of Trees and Peeled Paint
Stamps:  SU Lovely As A Tree; Finnabair/Prima Peeled Paint
Metals:  Flying Unicorn Country Garden and Envy
Stencil:  13 Arts Mental Vacation - Tattered Grid
Beads/Mica:  Finnabair/Prima  Turquoise Glass Beads and Plum Glass Beads;  Finnabair/Prima Gold Mica Flakes
Colors:  Shimmerz Coloringz Moody Mauve and Shades of Gray
Misc.:  Prima Say It With Crystals

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Hope everyone is having a peaceful Memorial Day week-end.

I have just a couple of journal pages today.  I received a package of cute chipboard houses and decided to play with them.  I used Ranger Dylusions paints and Ranger Distress Paints to create my background.  I found an old Stampin' Up set of background stamps - and used all 4 of those stamps to add dots of color all over as well.  I cut out a tree with my Silhouette and colored it up with bright colors.  The last thing I did was to use Tim Holtz alpha stamps for my title.


Paint:  Background:  Dylusions Squeezed Orange mixed with some Tim Holtz Distress Paints Scattered Straw and Wild Honey
Stamps:  SU tiny background stamps (sorry don't have a name); Title:  Tim Holtz Work Text Alpha Stamps
Houses:  Painted with Dylusions Crushed Grape and Vibrant Turquoise and Holtz Distress Paint Cracked Pistachio
Tree:  Silhouette

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Flying Unicorn - Mojo Monday Challenge for week of 5-18-2015

Happy Wednesday!  Today, I am sharing a layout for the Mojo Monday challenge at The Flying Unicorn blog.

Below is the sketch drawn by Alda, owner of The Flying Unicorn.  I tried using my photo box, moving the page every which place - but for some reason - could not get a decent photo.  The colors all around the edges are blue and the stenciling is paste mixed with a pretty blue acrylic paint.  IRL it is a combination of lovely blues.  I even used my new camera.

Below is a picture of the sketch by Alda.

Layout Recipe:

Paper:  13 Arts Mental Vacation - Forever Skies (from the Flying Unicorn May Main Kit of the Month)
Bird cut from Monsieur Charles Collection from Flying Unicorn April Kit of the Month)
Medium: Finnabair/Prima Art Basics Texture paste mixed with Steel Blue acrylic paint
Stencil:  13 Arts Mental Vacation Tattered Grid (from the Flying Unicorn May Main Kit of the Month)
Smile from the Dear Lizzy Watercolor Words Collection (Flying Unicorn April Kit of the Month)
Flowers:  Petaloo - Painted with Steel Blue and Winter Blue Acrylic Paints
Mulberry Paper Frames also painted with acrylic paints and (from the Flying Unicorn March Kit of the Month)
Butterflies from stash