Monday, December 20, 2010

December Skinny Book Page

I can hardly believe that I have my December skinny book done in December! I'm usually behind in my art committments. I couldn't find any mermaid images I really liked, so I ended up buying a mermaid tail collage sheet and adding my own top of the mermaid to the tail. It's not a great graphics editing feat, thank goodness! I've been worrying about doing this mermaid page for months. ACK! It's not a theme that I work with very often and I didn't have any mermaid images I really liked. I like the green page the best. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Completed Calendar Swap

Here's a slideshow of the completed calendar. I am short one photo - the first September page by Lori. As soon as I get this photo, I'll update the slide show.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wrapping up the 2011 calendar

This weekend, I'll be finishing up the Collage Stuff 2011 calendar swap. I previously posted a calendar cover. I did nine of those and couldn't do 4 more. I came up with this design for the remaining 4 covers. The background is a vintage dictionary page sprayed with some gold glitter spray and overstamped with a background stamp and blue ink. The waves are from the October Afternoon Seaside paper pack. The memorandum background and the bingo card are from a collage sheet I bought on Etsy. I changed the bingo card to say "2011" at the top and tweaked the blue color a bit.

The mermaid... I have to do a mermaid skinny book page this month too. I couldn't find any mermaids anywhere that I liked. I made my own. I bought a collage sheet of mermaid tails on Etsy and combined it with an image from my Starlets collage sheet. She's highlighted with a yellow Spica glitter pen. The white fish German scrap is also highlighted with the yellow Spica glitter pen. I used glue dots to glue down the Yellow Iris Shell Sequins. I colored the clear jewels at the bottom with a blue Copic marker.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Another variation

I had to go to Hobby Lobby to pick up matboard and the scrapbook papers were on 1/2 off! Woo hoo! I picked up this sheet music paper and some pre-folded "note cards" for my Christmas cards. Here's another variation on this Christmas card design. The Christmas floral Victorian scrap used on this card is in stock at Collage Stuff. I switched from a red German heart scrap to gold as the red papers I used are a darker red than the bright red hearts. This is my preferred design. I don't send many Christmas cards, so it won't be hard to get a few of these done.

Friday, December 3, 2010

A variation

After I finished the card in the previous post, I stayed up later and worked on this one for a few minutes. It's the same basic design, changed up a little bit. I cut the girl out and glued her to a vintage German/English dictionary page and then glued the German scrap heart over that. I cut one of the new red medal German scrap pieces in two and glued one half right above the heart. The scroll stamping was done at the end as an after thought. It would look better doing this first.