Saturday, October 24, 2015

2016 Calendar Swap

At the Collage Stuff Yahoo Group, we're making a calendar for 2016.  All the pages are hand-made.  They are 4" x 6".  I started on my pages last night.  I have 6 completely done.  I stamped the birds and paint brushes on Ranger watercolor paper and clear embossed the images.  I used my Inktense Pencils and a water brush to color the images.  The background is made with a variety of stencils and acrylic paint.  I outlined the images with a Fude Ball Pen.  The handmade calendar swap is my favorite swap each year.  Thanks for coming by to see my calendar pages!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

December Art Journal Page Swap - Nature

My December person has a nature theme for her art journal.  I used Dina Wakley stamps, tons of stencils from different manufacturers, acrylic paint and Inktense pencils.  I'm done with my pages for the Art Journal Page Swap for this year! Thanks for coming by to view my nature page!

November Art Journal Page Swap - Children

Here is my November art for the Art Journal Page Swap.  The theme is children.  I used images from Hidden Vintage Studio that used to be at the Deviant Scraps website.  I used lots of paint, many stencils, rubber stamps, colored pencils, glaze pens etc.  Thanks for coming by to see my art with children!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Mermaid Art Journal Page Side Two

I had fun making this page!  I designed the mermaids from elements from a Crow-About Studio B digital image kit.  All of the images are from the kit.  The background arches were made with a negative impression of a Stencil Girl stencil on a gelli plate.  The black stenciling was made with some Tim Holtz stencils and the white circles used a Stencil Girl stencil.  I outlined the images with colored pencils and a Fude Ball Pen.  Thanks for coming by to see my mermaids!

"Mermaid" Art Journal Page Swap

This month's art journal page swap has a "mermaid" theme.  I love the new Dylusions stamps that have the cat and dog heads on human bodies.  I used these heads and made the tails from the "Doodle Delight" stamp set. The images are colored with colored pencils.  I used black and white glaze pens on the dog image.  I finger painted mostly Dylusions paints in the background.  I used Dylusions and Stencil Girl stencils.  The vintage dictionary page was cut sort of in a wave fashion. The words are a Tim Holtz sticker.  My take on mermaids is different, but different is good! Thank you for coming by my blog!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Victorian Tea Party Gluebook Page Swap

At the Collage Stuff Yahoo Group, the October swap is a Victorian Tea Party Gluebook Page Swap.  I used images that I purchased several years ago on Etsy from Itkupill.  The background is made up of vintage dictionary pages and scrapbook papers.  The little letter cards are Tim Holtz ephemera. I printed off the definition of "tea party" on my computer/printer.  For this swap, there can be no embellishements, just images glued down on the base.  I'm glad you stopped by my blog.  Thanks!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Easy Halloween Cards!

I just finished up making my Halloween cards for this year.  I used Tim Holtz Halloween ephemera, washi tape, some cool spider webs I found at Michaels, stick-on spiders from Target, and various papers.  Halloween is my favorite holiday!  Happy Halloween and thanks for visiting my blog!