Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Wedding Album with Graphic 45 Mon Amour Collection

I have been waiting patiently to show you this beautiful album I made for my Niece and her new hubby. I finished it several weeks ago, but I could not share it until I presented it to her because she follows my work too.

Here is the cover ......
I cut the signature page down and glued the edges to the cover.
This allows for tags and pretty ephemera to be inserted.
Of course with this lovely vintage paper I had to add some lace.
I used a tutorial from Paper Phenomenon, the Traditions Genealogy Scrapbook.  This tutorial was very easy to use and makes a great "larger" mini album.  Here is the inside front cover......

This is the inside front cover with Insert #5 tucked in the pocket from the Photo Mats and Inserts #1 tutorial. I added Spellbinders heart die cuts to add the names of the Bride and Groom.

Page 1 front, inside and back.......

This album is perfect for 8x10 and 5x7 photos as well.

Lots of room to add 4x6 photos without trimming!

Back of page 1

Soooo many flaps and pockets!  Lots and lots of room for photos and memorabilia. Here's page 2......

Back of page 2

Inside page 2
This project took quite a bit of paper too.  I used most of two 12x12, two 8x8, and one 6x6 pads. The ephemera pack and Prima flowers rounded out the embellishments. Here is page 3 .....

Back of page 3 is the centre of the book with two facing pages the same.  I slipped in a couple of Photo Mats from Tutorial #1.

This is the back of page 4 and start of page 5.....

Page 5 .....

Oops, this one is upside down!

Look at all those tags for pictures!
This one is the back of page 5 .....

Page 5-6 spread .....

Under the covers of page 6 .....

Back of page 6 and the inside of the back cover .....

Whew! That is a big scrapbook!

My niece loved it and now needs a little help getter her pictures into the book.  I guess I might be persuaded to make it back to San Diego for a visit as long as the weather is nice.  Hope you enjoyed my latest scrapbook project using a Paper Phenomenon tutorial.

Have a scrappy day!

Friday, February 26, 2016

1st Art Journal Pages - Oh My!

2016 is my year for taking on-line art classes and learning new techniques. I want to venture deeper into art and begin to understand the process of art journalling.

After taking Jane Davenport's Supplies Me class I have gathered many of the products that are needed, such as gesso (white, clear, black), gel mediums in both gloss and matt, a variety of acrylic paints and of course watercolour paints.  Thanks to all my stamping and card making years I have plenty of paper, pens, markers and embellishments.  So I am off and running......

I picked up an 8x8 watercolour journal - the hand book paper co (Global Art Materials) from an art store in Nashville (I was just there for a conference).  

  • Started by applying raised sections of wild flowers and random shapes on the page with several stencils and modelling paste (Tim Holtz and Balzer Designs)
  • Added a light wash of three colours.

Okay now the real fun begins....
  • I wanted lots of colourful flowers so I dabbed acrylic paint onto a large Donna Downey stencil in both red and green (then added a little bit of yellow).
  • I outlined all the flowers and stems with a xs Pitt Pen.  I tried to smudge it but it didn't really work.
  • Next I randomly added some stencilled words with Distress Forest Moss and the words Inspire Yourself in black.

My journalling phrase is from Leonardo da Vinci:

"I have been impressed with the urgency of DOING. Knowing is not enough, we must APPLY. Being willing is not enough, we must DO!"

Lastly, I added a few stencilled butterflies and spatters.

What do you think of my first ever journalling page?  I guess all those classes and YouTube videos did come in handy.  I plan to fill the whole 60 pages with art journal spreads so stay tuned for more!

Have a great day!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Tangle Island 2016 Workshops

I am happy to announce that there will be two workshops this year at Tangle Island.  They will be held at the MacMillan Arts Centre in Parksville, BC on June 4-5 and Oct 1-2, 2016.

Check out the Tangle Island website for registration details.

Jerryann Haggart, CZT 12 and myself, Nancy Dawes, CZT 13, are teaching beautiful background techniques with Twinkling H2Os and Tombow Dual Brush Pens, 10 special tangle patterns while we make a hand-sewn watercolor booklet.  You will learn to draw gorgeous butterflies and dragonflies too!

Check out the information on our Tangle Island website and register before it is too late.  Space is limited to 25 tanglers.

Happy Tangling!