Sunday, December 19, 2010


I think this page is finished. Love all the layers. The upper right is a photo of one of my clematis. The other two I painted using my watercolor pencils, inktense pencils and gesso.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

snowflake fail

I am having fun working in my new journal. Been practicing layers with Paula Phillips. I keep making the mistake of completely covering some layers. Don't think that is the idea.

Now, the quilling is another story. I spent all morning on the snowflake upper right in the picture. As you can see it didn't work out as I planned. I was so sure I could make it better. Ha. The first one doesn't look too bad to me at this point.
My citrasolve paper. I got some good text with ink but I think I would do better with another year of National Geo. These are from the 60's. I have read that the 70 and 80's work the best.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

So sweet

Found this note with a cup of hot chocolate all ready for warming this morning. What a nice way to start the day. :)

Yeah, we made up. He cut me a piece of hardy board for my Christmas tree and drilled it for lights. I didn't get the cards ordered until this morning. Wanted to use the rhinestone tree for our cards this year. A little late but better than never. Won't be posting that shot.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Rhinestone Christmas tree

I'm pretty upset with my husband at this point. Waited for three weeks for him to help me with the substrate on this project. Well, he went back to work today and my muse would wait no longer. I did the best I could. Shit. The holes for the lights needed to be drilled before the velvet. He tried to help me out but it screwed the whole thing up. Jeez. He did not even remember me asking for help. Three weeks ago. Guess you can't say I harp at the man. Just silently...

I worked on this all day and will have to redo it tomorrow.

art journal

Not sure if this page is finished. Really like it so far. This is my 1925 journal.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

1925 kanseer

I'm sure someone somewhere is going to think this is really wrong but...I'm going to use this 1925 yearbook for my next journal. It has such an awesome bookplate on the front. And I love the velum overlay. I used an entire Hannah Montana glue stick and more to stick two pages together. Can't wait to work in it.

Thursday, December 2, 2010


Finally found some Citrasolv at Nature's Pantry. The National Geographic's are from the sixties. Anxious to play with this technique. Hope the ink will work on this age of magazine, if not I know where to find some from the 70's. Also found my Bell jar for only 3.50. The little creamer is cute too.