Thursday, July 25, 2013

July ARC read

The book I read this month is "The Case of the Ill-Gotten Goat" By Claudia Bishop. It is the 3rd in the series of the casebook of  Dr. McKenzie.

Dr McKenzie is a Veterinarian of farm animals like horses, goats, etc. He is also a private detective.
The story is this book that the milk inspector was found dead in a 400 gallon milk vat at a family run goat farm. Austin McKenzie and his wife Madeline take the case and learn all they can abut the goat dairy farm business, local politics, and how to get through the owner of the dairy, an elderly temperamental woman, Doucetta. There were plenty of suspects in the book. I was kinda not shocked on who did it, but was surprise who else was behind it.

I picked this book up at I think at library book sale. I have not read the first two of the series. It was a very quick read, with only 14 chapters to it, and the prologue which could be a chapter in itself. lol. I thought it was cool that in the beginning of the book that there was a list of the characters in the book and what they did and who they were related or the relation to in the was a good story, but I don't think I'll get the first two book in the series

The journal page I did was playing with my Dylusions sprays that I had just gotten in June. This page I was playing with a transfer technique with craft paint(nothing to do with the book lol). It was somewhat of a fail. then I had some left over green paint from another project. The colors sprays I used were Lemon Zest and Cut Grass. I also used the white linen. Also used Radiant Rain  shimmering mist in lime juice with some punchenilla. Did some drips with water down white craft paint. I had some stickers in my stash of milk bottles and what I'm calling goats. lol (Think they are lambs, but to me they are goats. :P) Also some grass. The last thing I did was spell out the title with the same type of letters I used for last month.(I have a TON of these letters. need to use them!)

The book I'm going to read next month is Skein og the Crime by Maggie Sefton.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

ABAC challenge 24-Christmas in July!

The new challenge over at Anything but a card is Christmas in July. Yes I know its too early to think about that. but its never too early to start on gifts for Christmas or Hanukkah. Though I didn't  make a gift for my project for the challenge.

I did an ATC. My brain wasn't thinking gifts yet. LOL

Paper I used is from Sandy Lion. I glued it to a atc that is already cut to size. I took  plastic canvas circle and sprayed Sugar Cookie Glimmer Mist. I stamped the window with the Menorah on white cardstock. colored it with Prisma color pencils. Glued it to the atc base. with the Helmar craft and hobby PVA glue. I edged the atc with picket fence distress crackel paint. Did it very lightly. Then I stamped the girl onto the window. The window and girl are from Effie Glitzfinger. I had some trim from a RAK that I thought looked like snow so Glued that on top of the window with glossy accents. I then stamped the sentiment from Viva Las VegaStamps! edged it with tumble glass distress ink pad. Glued it with glossy accents.

Hope you play in ABAC challenge!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

ABAC challenge 23 Steampunk

The New Challenge over at Anything but a card is Steampunk. OY! I do not do steampunk! This had me stumped for a while. But I think I manged it.

 This little journal was one of the gifties from the Austin retreat in April. Its a nice size. 4 1/2 by 6. The papers are from DCWV Tatter Times matte stack.  After I glued the paper down I added the rulers so it hide the seams of the papers I used. Next I took a couple of masks from Hampton  Art Graphic 45 sprayed it the Lindy's stamp gang Phathom Fushia Moon shadow Mist. I added some drips. I stamped a couple images of the Brian Kesinger that Viva Las VegaStamps! has of his art. Colored with prisma color pencils.  I then stamped a couple sentiments from VLVS!

It may not be too stempunkish, but its my version. lol If you like steampunk, and I know a lot of you guys do, come play in the challenge!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July. I'm dog sitting at my aunts, But I'm preposting this blog post before I go, since  the pictures are on my desktop. :)

I did the page a while back, in case I made it back to the VLVS! DT and I wanted to get all my would be projects done and pictures taken and all ready for blog posts and videos made, so I had it all done before I left to for my aunts to dog sit. Well... I think I might of jinxed myself by doing all that since I didn't make the team. :*(

Here is the journal page I did.

I wanted to play with my gelatos. I gessoed the page first then I took the red and the two blue gelatos and marked the page with them The I sprayed with water and smeared the color around with a brush. I took a plastic canvas star and painted it with red and stamped it on the page. I did the same with with white and blue. I stamped the arrow and the dandilion stamp by VLVS! with red ink pad and the Jasmine Mix'ed Media ink pad. I did some red white and blue drips. I stamped the stature of liberty stamp on white cardstock. colored her with smooshes and markers. I printed out the quote from JFK.