Wednesday, May 29, 2013

using stampotiqe stamps

may journal prompt - what about summer makes you happy?

this journal page was made using a few collage elements and some flower stamps from stampotique.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

another journal page

here is another journal page from my big dyan reaveley journal.  it started out as a black and white page but i just like color too much, so i had to revamp it a little bit.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

i'm behind

april journal prompt - what three things are you grateful for?
sometimes now matter how hard i try to stay ontop of things, i shamefully admit i just can't do it.  somehow i managed to fall behind on the journal prompts on flickr.  i've managed to get caught up. whew.  that feels good!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

stampotique challenge time

this week, over at the stampotique challenge, sarinda has asked us to create something with text paper, dictionary, book and/or newsprint.  i created a journal page from vintage text and painted, collaged and stamped over it.
i used my rubber stamp flying bird and squiggle arms.  i  used paint pens, markers, gel pens and a little paper piecing.  the sentiment can be found at stampotique as well.
If you would like to join in on the fun you can find all about the details by clicking the above link.  If you play you will have a chance to win a $30.00 gift certificate towards Stampotique stamps, and really, who couldn't use more stamps?!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

journal page

here is one of my finished journal pages from the dyan reaveley class i took a few weeks ago.  i really like her big journal. the paper takes color so well.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

dyan reaveley

i was fortunate to finally have met dyan reaveley and get to talk to her. she is teaching a few art journaling classes at she scrapbooks in the villages.  i'm blessed to be off to another one of her classes this morning. 

stampotique challenge time

this week, over at the stampotique challenge, carol has asked us to create something with a summery feeling.
i used my rubber stamp screaming bunny and stacked boxes.  i colored them with copic markers,  and gel pens.  i used only one of the boxes to make my popsicle and created the popsicle stick with black marker.
other stampotique stamps used in this journal page are the stars which is from the bottom of the stamp called great moon and the grass doodles are created by the stamp called seaweed.
If you would like to join in on the fun you can find all about the details by clicking the above link.  If you play you will have a chance to win a $30.00 gift certificate towards Stampotique stamps, and really, who couldn't use more stamps?!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Join Roc Nicholas for a series of Art Journaling classes... 
She Scrapbooks Roc Nicholas
Art Journal 101 - Getting Started
Saturday, May 11th
1:00 till 5:00
Cost: $40

Call She Scrapbooks to reserve your seat. Payment is due at time of reservation.
Minimum class size of 5 students

Please see She Scrapbooks Newsletters for details for Art Journaling Classes 102 & 103 offered on May 13th and May 25th (102) and May 20th (103). 
Classes should be taken in order to receive full benefit of the elements being taught!

If you have been wanting to learn more about how to journal,  this class will help you get started.  You will start from the very beginning by learning how to create a journal that can be used for all types of media.   You will be exposed to a multitude of tips and techniques to create many of your own amazing collage/mixed media art journals. 
The journal you create in this first class will become your canvas to paint, draw,glue and create works of art throughout the first few classes.  You will be given lots of information about different mediums and brands so you can make informed choices what you'd like to add to your art supply.  
We will begin to explore color and discuss things to do to produce a pleasing page.  You will uncover ways to make the most out of your color palette and learn to create simple, but beautiful backgrounds that can make a strong visual statements.  
Class Supply List:
*water color paper pad - 140 lb cold pressed Strathmore - 300 or 400 series
sizes for pads that will work:  11 x 15   or   12 x 18
if you can't find strathmore look for canson with the same size  that is 140 lb cold pressed.  
*craft mat
*you will need a few colors of paint for your backgrounds.  lighter colors are easiest to use. 
 you can bring either acrylics and/or watercolors if you want to work with 
    both of them - but just one will do. 
          acrylic paints of your choice: 
            craft acrylic any of these are acceptable professional acrylics - bring a few
            colors of what you have on hand
          fluid acrylics
          watercolors (in the tube works better than a pan for backgrounds)
*heat gun
*brushes for the kind of paint you will be using
*water bucket/container
*paper towels
*a few paper scraps - vintage text/light patterned papers are good choices
*one or two colors of sprays
*one or two masks
*a pencil
*a large eyed needle
*linen thread or a heavy cotton thread or unscented dental floss
*an awl or needle piercing tool

Optional to bring if you have it on hand:
(Please don't buy these unless you want to because you do not need these supplies to take this class.  They are listed optional in case you have them on hand and you want to bring them along for use on your pages.)

an old credit card
masking tape
a few colored pencils
black stazon ink and a text stamp
a small piece of bubblewrap
pan pastels and applicators (these can be used with or without paints) 
a spray fixative (if you use pan pastels)

Saturday, May 4, 2013

gosh....i love this man

the love of my life, todd
i recently had a professional photography shoot with my friend, cassandra van curen. she is a phenomenal photographer and i couldn't think of anyone i'd rather have take my photo.  if you are looking for someone to do your photographs you have to check out her work.  i have no doubt you will be amazed by her talent.

Friday, May 3, 2013


i received a little assortment of goodies from tsukineko a few weeks ago, right before i was heading up to pennsylvania.  i was really excited to get to play with them when i returned back home. 

the products i used to help create this envelope were: 
IMAGINE Crafts® Creative Medium™ - vintage
IMAGINE Crafts Brushstix™ - size #4
IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Ink Dauber Delights™ Craft Pigment Ink
IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® StazOn® Solvent Inks - cactus green
IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® VersaFine™ Archival Pigment Ink - deep lagoon
IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® All-Purpose Ink™ - sedona clay

i really love the ink dauber delights. they make the most perfect little, paint-like circles on my paper.

if you haven't checked out tsukineko lately, hop on over and see what they have that you need to add to your stash of art supplies.