Saturday, December 24, 2016

Art journal page: Soar

Happy Holidays! Today is the first night of Hanukkah and Christmas eve. This morning while waiting to for packages to come in the mail, and for something good to come on TV. I decided to play in the Mix Media Moods challenge hosted by DeeDee Catron andMixed Media Jen. Each month they have a mood board to inspire our project. I did a journal page.

From the mood board seen at the link above, I was inspired by the blue colors, hexagons and the birds. The process Video of this video will be up tomorrow. 

products used:
Folk art craft paint Patina
American craft paints Desert Turquoise Bahama Blue
Apple Barrel craft paints: Black and Bronze
Deco Arts 12x12 Hexegon stencil
FaberCastel stencil
Diane Wakley: Flock of birds stencil
Elephant Machine stamps by VLVS!
Girl on hanging swing frm VLVS!
butterfly stamp from VLVS!
Hellen Keller quote from Artistc Outost Quotes and Quotable stamp set

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

NaNoJouMo days 28-30

Here are
the last few pages for NaNoJouMo for 2016. Most of these pages can be found on my youtube channel.

Monday, November 28, 2016

NaNoJouMo days 22-27

Here are NaNoJouMo pages 22-27. Most are pages I did on my youtube channel

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

NANoJouMo days 16-21

Here are NaNoJoMo pages Days 16-21. Most of these pages are up on my YouTube channel.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

NaNoJouMo days 9-15

Here are days 9-15 on NaNoJoMo. Most of the pages that I did are on my youtube channel.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

its November so it means NaNoJouMo

Well its November, and with November comes so many things:  Thanksgiving, election day, Veterans day, My Birthday, and NaNoJouMo!

NaNoJouMo was started by Dawn Sokol. Everyday in November you can do little or as much art journaling everyday in November. Dawn gives us prompts for every day that you can use or go off on your own. This year she listed all the prompts at once. Which I think is great. If I wanted to I can film 2 or 3 pages in a day. And I'll be going away for Thanksgiving so I went ahead and did those pages so I wouldn't be too behind. 

Here are the pages for Nov. 2-8. I have most of the pages, including Nov. 1st page up on my YouTube Channel. I even made a playlist for NaNoJouMo 2016  

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, )

Monday, September 26, 2016

Mission Inspirations: challenge accepted

Mike Dekin on youtube has started a FB challenge group a few months back. Mission Inspiration.  Every month, he puts up a video with a challenge of 10 things you need to do in order for the mission. He then does his art journal page for the mission.

Most of these I've done on video. I think the first one is the only one that isn't on video. i did film it, but I tried to voice over for it, the audio wasn't matching up with the video, so I got rid of it.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Art journal page: You're gonna miss me when I'm gone?

I've been working in my junk journal. Some of the pages I've done can be found on my youtube channel. Then there are some that I didn't do videos on, like this page. I am the first to admit, I haven't been in a happy mood as of late.  Or as my mom puts it "your never happy." There are times I am happy, but there are times I totally put up a happy go lucky front. This page that I did last weekend represents how I have been feeling as of late. And kinda still do.

The page started off with gluing napkins to the page. Next I applied some paint. I used the Distress paint in peeled paint. I used punchenllia with bronze craft paint. I cut out the girl from a magazine. I gave her some butterfly wings. I glued her on the page. The words are lyrics from the song "Cups(when I'm gone)" I used my label maker. I went around the words with the gelly roll white pen. I wrote the other words under it.. I also went around the girl with the white pen too. 

Monday, September 5, 2016

Coffee, coffee, coffee

Yesterday I got a new plate of stamps (plate 1480) from Viva Las VegaStamps! Today I played with a couple of them.

I tused the coffee cups embossing folder from Tim Holtz and sprites some Molted Chocolate Dylusions spray inside embossing folder. then ran it through my big shot. While that was drying I stamped the coffee guy. colored him with Prisma color pencils. I stamped the coffee cup on white cardstock and then stamped it again on Kraft for the sleeve.Once the embossed paper was dried, I used Miracle tape to attach it to the Kraft card base. I taped the guy to the cup with Miracle tape. I put foam tape on the cup and stuck it to the embossed. I stamped the coffee cup again on white cardstock just for the sleeve I then stamped the "coffee,coffee,coffee" stamp on the sleeve. cut it out and used foam tape to attach it to the card.