Thursday, June 28, 2012

Faux Mail Art

Another swap at Your Paper Pantry, this one was for Mail Art. The theme (why a theme? Sometimes I really hate themes) was "gone postal" so I used a bunch of images from the internet and no real "art" at all. The first group I made was done on white envelopes, and they came out looking really cute...until I grunged them. It must have been late at night, in the dark, without my glasses, because in the light of day they looked horrid! Recreating them on regular brown envelopes certainly didn't improve things. I didn't feel very creative on this round.

On a happier note... I ordered some Dylusions ink sprays by Ranger, and I LOVE them! The colors are SO Vibrant! SO bright and cheery! It's remarkable stuff. You can ghost images into the ink just by using water...very cool. Watch a video from Ranger, or Dyan Reaveley and you'll see why I love these sprays! I plan on playing all weekend with these beautiful colors, some stencils and stamps, and hope I actually journal a page or two!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Upcycled Lunchbags

I joined a couple swaps this month at Your Paper Pantry. One is Mail Art which I'm still working on, and the other is for these cute little altered lunchbags. I'm stunned at what I've seen so far, and thrilled that five new bags will be returned to me! What fun!

Come on over and join us!    Your Paper Pantry

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Marion Smith Journals

I downloaded Marion Smith's hybrid Journey journal because they're popping up everywhere and I HAD to try it! It was SO simple to put together. Even though I did a lot of things wrong, I learned so much! I have her Primrose journal as well and can't wait to put that one together! The cover really does look like leather!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Working on a Canvas

Oh my goodness, I did it again. One of these days I'm going to look for my blog and I won't be able to find it. It will just disappear into the vast wasteland of cyberspace, poor ignored blog.

I've been busy! Finally getting caught up on real life stuff and getting back to my paper and crayons. Even when I'm not scrapping or journaling I manage to put in a few good hours on the internet, so I keep my love for paper alive! I'm always amazed by the talent, the beautiful art pages and journals, and the fantastic ideas out there. I always WANT to create, but I don't always feel like it...if that makes sense.

So life marches on and I've been playing with a canvas. Just throwing some paper down and loving how it looks.

I didn't want to do anything further and cover all that gorgeous paper but you know what? I did. And it doesn't look anything like this now. I'm anxious to see how this ends so stay tuned.