Sunday, January 6, 2013

Happy New Year

Hello Lovelies, I hope you have a very Happy Holiday and a Rockin New year...
It's been a tough month for me here, but that's another story... It has also been a semi productive time since I last posted. I got two online classes for Christmas this year and that makes me very very happy. I am taking the Book of Days class with Effy Wild and Life Book 2013 with Tamara Laporte and a plethora of other teachers!!! I am super excited about that!!!
I wanted to show you what I have been working on since I am going into surgery tomorrow and will not be able to post for a few days.... Well I prolly could but I am not!!!
First I made an ATC. Something different for me. I saw on YT Jenniebellie make a journal page like this and though it was cute so I decided to make an ATC replica of it....
atc Just a little whimsical play going on here!!!
Then I decided that I wanted to make my own journal instead of buying one for Book of Days (BOD)…  So I did it… and I liked it so much that I made a mini journal to carry around with me!!!  They are made from 140lb cold press watercolor paper folded in half (canson brand).  The cover is canvas I bought by the yard from JoAnne craft store… 
journalBig journal for BOD it is 9x12 so the watercolor pad was 18x24!
mini journalHere is the mini journal…. I can’t remember what size the paper pad was for this one but it was like 9x6 or a little bigger, not much though!!
Mostly I have been working on a new look for some of my art work!  I love to go to the thrift stores to find old metal things, anything I think will add textures..The Habitat for Humanity resale store is good for this as well!!!  I found some wicked sweet 2 part drawer pulls for $1 each!!!  I am going to use those on some canvas ideas I have!!!    Anyway, I did a personal swap, a 1-4-1 swap with one other person and so I was working in miniature with this one… I love how it turned out and one day I may do a tutorial on it but not soon… sorry guys! 
mixed media atcThis is just a watercolor ATC blank that I put pattern paper on(like dress patterns) some buttons and lots and lots of different small metal things!! 
I really have been busy just not busy on the computer!!!