Friday, October 14, 2016

VLVS! October challenge: we're all mad here

Over on the VLVS! blog there is another monthly inspiration board challenge.  Here is the page I did for the challenge.

The page is from the journal I made form booklets I get in the mail from a local casino here in Vegas. I did 2 layers of black gesso by DecoArt media. after that dried I used a strip stencil from Stampin' up! from back in the day. I used Dylusios paint in Bubble gum pink. After that dried I used the numbers part of the tissue pape by Tim Holtz. I glued that down with matte medium. I was hoping it would melt into the page more than it did.. 

Next I took some rubber stamps that I thought I wanted to use on the age. I stamped one on tissue paper and on dictionary paper. And with various black ink pads to try and get good crisp images. The Memento worked the best. My Verafine is all dried up. :(  I decided to use the images I stamped on the dictionary paper. colored 2 of the images with color pencils. I did add some orange craft paint to the bottom of the page. Glued them down on the page with matte medium. 

I used my white gelly roll pen and outline the pink stripes. I did some splots with black and white Americana paints. Finally I wrote on a price of cardstock "We're all mad here" glued the words to the page. and outlined it with black Bic pen. 

I will have a process video up on this page in the coming days.

Viva Las VegaStamps! stamps used:

Monday, October 3, 2016

more junk journal pages

Here are some art journal pages I've done in my junk journal that I didn't do on video.

Opps,This one is on video

Saturday, October 1, 2016

its that time again!!

Its that time again for a new round of the Secret Sister Swap! I was going to do it next month, but then I remembered when I did the First one that it was around this time too. Hope you join in the fun. these swaps are always fun.

This swap is a one on one swap.  Its a secret so SHHHHH!! No one will get the same person. Example: Lucy and sally won't get each other. At least I hope not I draw names out of a hat. It is open for international people too. If you are in the states and don't want an international partner due to postage. (believe me I understand. ) please let me know when you sign up.

communication is key. Please let me know that you mailed your package to your sister. and once you get your package please let me and the person who sent you the package know you got it.  

As for stuff to send to your Secret Sister.  You can buy stuff for your sister, but since this is come clean in 2016 please let a good chunk of it be from your stash. Making things is also encourage.

Deadline for signups Oct. 31  I will get partners out on Nov 1 . Deadline to mail your packages to your Secret Sister by Nov.30  That gives you a month, plenty of time to do go through your stash, shopping and making gifties for your Secret Sisters. Also this will give you a little early Christmas (or Hanukkah present (that's if the post office does its job and gets it to you on time or coal for them!) LOL I Will be tweeting reminding everyone in the swap to get crackalacking and get those packages in the mail. I am the secretary after all! :D Please no flakers!

 Please e-mail me at with the subject line SECRET SISTER SWAP (this way I won't confuse it with the junk mail! lol) with the following (this will be sent to your Secret Sister. ) Also if you sent me your info for previous rounds, please send it again, as I deleted everything from the previous swaps. :)
Mailing Address:
Social handles
And a little about yourself, to give your Secret Sister some idea, if they don't know you already.
What's your style(s)?
Favorite Paper Line(s)
Favorite Designer(s)
Favorite color(s)
Favorite Candy and or snacks?
What are you into? Do you make cards, scrapbook, art journal, or all the above. I know we are all mixed media artists.
Anything else you want to add to let your Secret Sis to know.
Dislikes? What you DO NOT like, (like for me  I do not like steampunk, or green, )