Thursday, December 29, 2011

More on the calendar

I worked some more on my calendar pages. I added some snowflakes and numbered the spaces. Here's a closer look:
I just used pencil to makes the spaces- I may later go over it with marker. I think I'll leave it for now and mull over what else I want to do. Have a great Thursday!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

I'm back! New pgs

Hello everyone! I'm finally able to start posting again. I hope you all had wonderful holidays.
Here is a background I finished- haven't started adding images but I do have some ideas.
Another idea I want to try is a double page spread calendar for January. I've seen some others doing this and it looked interesting. So I started out painting both pages blue.
I watered down the paint so it would spread better. I picked blue because I want to use a lot of snow images, stamps, stencils, etc.
Then I used my zinnia stencil and glitter paint to do a subtle snowflake in the background... at least that was my intention. I guess I forgot to clean the spray off my stencil so a lttle bit of purple mixed with the paint. Oh well, I actually like it! Here's a picture that shows some of the sparkle.
Sorry about the photo quality- I didn't get a camera for Christmas... but I did get some money and hopefully I'll be able to save up. I have to let the pages dry before I continue these pages, so I have time to think out what I'd like to add. Hopefully I'll get it done before January1.
Have a wonderful Wednesday! 

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

New page

At last another page done! The pictures are some relatives of mine from long ago. The page is of course filled with leftovers in the background and I got a new stencil at a thrift store- can you see it? It's an egyptian head. Anyway it was fun to work on this in spurts.
I won't be posting again until after Christmas because I am SOOO behind in the gift making dept and I need to get done!!!!! So have a Merry Christmas and I will be reading your blogs as I have time.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

New page!

I finally finished a page in my art journal- it feels great to be dabbling with paint again!

This page has the most layers I've ever done. First it's a leftover page, then I glued all kinds of paper images down- words, pictures, tickets, music. Then I stenciled- when that was all dry, I painted over everything with yellow. I wanted to use a light color so the layers with words would show through. Then I stenciled on top of everything with bright pink and added the girls image and a stamp my sister sent my daughter when she was in Germany ( there were 2 so she gave me one). Lots of fun and everything from my stash :) I hope your day is going great!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Sorry :(

Sorry I haven't had anymore art to show. I've been so busy working on craft shows I've barely got to work in my art journal :( But now the craft shows are over, but I got some orders for ornaments (YAY!!!) and I need to get those finished up. I even sold some of my art ornaments and that made me happy. I'm sure you all are busy getting ready for Christmas too so if I seem to be lost,  I'll be back and hopefully soon! Have a great Monday!