Monday, August 27, 2012


Hello again!
As you know I have been playing around with mixed media. I joined up with  Limor mixed media group on facebook. She  posts a challenge each month. For this month of Aug the challenge is to make a sunset or a beautiful sky using at least 1 Faber Castell - Design memory craft product.

Here is my creation
I started off with one layer of gesso on my page. I then used Gelatos to create the sunset. The Gelatos is a wonderful product. They are like a creamy water colour crayon. I scribbled on the paper, then spritzed water onto the scribbles, and then I used my fingers to smear. Pretty much like fingerpainting lol.  Very easy and fun to use!
The butterfly was cut from grunge paper then colured in using the Gelatos. After stamping the leaves with black Archival ink, I coloured them in using the black gelato crayon and a bit of water on a brush.
For the border I  used distess black soot ink along with a piece of punchinello ribbon that a friend had sent me.
Once all the inking and colouring was done, I decided to give the page a bit of glitter. I used the lindy stamp gang spray and gave the page a few sprits. Oops I forgot what colour I used. I will post it here as soon as I figure it out.

After looking at my work I felt calm. That is how I came up with my title. I printed the title and words using the stampers Big Brush Pen I love this pen!
Hope you enjoy :)

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2012 Aug

I finally had time to play and made my tag for Tim Holtz's 12 tags of 2012    for the month of August.

 The little time piece is very bright from the light. It really is a lot darker than what is showing. If you look at Tim's tag you will see that I did not use the same items. I did not own them so I used what I had :) I really love how this tag turned out and I am sure that I will be using these techniques in other projects.

The black frame is a CTMH stamp. I created the bird stamp by using the sizzix bird die and cutting it from craft foam. The roses, leaves and branches were also cut using sizzix dies.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

a journey into my new life

 I have been contemplating on  loosing some weight when I came across a utube video.  A video of a girl using mixed media to document her weight loss in a journal.  I had just started to play in this area and thought it would be fun to play along while loosing MYweight!
She has a facebook group called artful weightloss. 

Yes I joined the group :)
Here is my cover
I actually started my weightloss on Aug 7 right after the long weekend :)
I am keeping track of calories through both my computer and an app on my phone. It is called myfitnesspal It is an awesome program and it's free!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

for Brenda and Gary

Here is a special card that I had made for my sister and her husband . They had purchased their new home and now I am on my way to visit! I did not go empty handed. I had to make a card :)

I had made some special paper scented with lavender and a few ground up flower petals to use on their card!
I purposely tore the edges, did some inking and stamping then placed it onto the green card stock.  I also used another of my homemade cold porcelain roses brushed with perfect pearls.
 You can also see that more homemade paper was used on the inside of the card.

I made my visit in July and only now getting to the post. They loved their card and it "works" for their new neighborhood which is in a VERY small town with a view of the fields.

One of these days I will learn to use my camera properly. The colours are a bit off in these photos.

Hope you all are enjoying your summer :)