Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A Sudden Loss

Hello creative friends.  The week before last we lost a family member, our beloved pet Zeke.  We are still adjusting to the sudden loss.  My husband is taking it especially hard since he has had Zeke for a long time now, even before we were married.  This past weekend I found a picture of Zeke and painted a picture of him for my husband. 

He was a very beloved pet and he will be greatly missed.  Hope you had a good weekend.  Until next time.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

ATC Cards and Life Book Journal Page

Hello creative friends.  Recently I was involved in an ATC swap and I also completed another Life Book journal page.  Here is the ATCs that I created for the swap.  After creating these I wanted to keep them for myself, but I did send them.  I may have to make a set for myself as well.

Here is the Life Book journal page that I also finished.  I like that the layers underneath show through in the face of the girl, except for a very bright green leaf on her left cheek, which I tried to tone down and cover with gesso but I think you can tell it was a fix/patch, so frustrating, Oh well.  I love the words and the phrase added to it, which were cut out of magazines.  I have a whole box of words and phrases to use on journal pages like this one.

So what have you been up to lately?  I would love to hear about what you've created.  Until next time, happy creating.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Hand Cut Stencils

Hello creative friends.  Hope all is well in your world.  I have not been feeling well lately at all myself.  The weekend before last I suffered from a bout of food poisoning and did not do much by way of art.  I was feeling better this weekend and created more art, however I started not feeling well again Sunday night, have been home for the past two days from work and still not feeling very well.  But I wanted to get this posted since I hadn't posted in a couple of weeks and I'm not sure when I will post again because I am going out of town this weekend. 

So the weekend before last the only art I managed to do was to cut this one stencil. 

And played with it a bit and created this journal background page first spraying through the stencil, then printing the reverse on the other page.

This past weekend I played around some more with cutting my own stencils and created three more stencils.

And played with them in my journals, creating the following pages.  The first one I sprayed through the stencil on a background page that I previously covered with inked up, used paper towels.  Then I used the lion stencil to print the reverse image in another journal.

This was my first time cutting my own stencils and I have been wanting to cut my own stencils for a while now and am pleased with what I have created so far.  I will definitely be cutting more of my own stencils going forward.  Have you ever cut your own stencils?  If so I would love to hear about it and see what you have created with them.  Until next time, happy creating.