Friday, June 29, 2012

Stamping with Direction...

I thought that I would pop in a quick post about stamping.  Now I am no expert but I just love that with some stamps you can change the feel of the stamp by the direction that you stamp it.  These are two different pages from my art journal where I have used the same stamp but the feeling of the page is very different.

This page gives a feeling of serenity and peace.  The image was stamped with the face pointing up.

With this image I stamped the face pointing downward.  This gives a feeling of blue an sadness.

I love how the two images look just so different.

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Light and Dark...

I love working in my art journal.  I think I have three of them now.  I can be feeling sad and work in my journal and feel much better.  I did this page the other night after a few days of not feeling my happy place.

I thought that I would show you the different stages in the page.  I started with a blank page and then added some dark and light colour.  I also did a shadow effect on the page (one of my favourite techniques).  I just love how Dylusions Ink Sprays work.  The way that they hold their colour is just amazing.

Next I stamped some background stamps and then used a Dylusions background stamp, Background Love to do the flower pattern on the edges.  I then used the Ranger water brush and the Dylusions ink to colour all the flowers.

I then added a little frog stamp and then the lady face from the Bits of This.  I also did some journalling.

I really love this face stamp.

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Donna Downey Vist...

I am so lucky to own Pages 2 Scrap.  For the second year we had the lovely Donna Downey come and teach at the store.  I don't usually do any of the classes myself but this year I decided to do a few.  I have to say that my favourite class was PanPastels.

We created this stunning canvas.  There is so much that you can do with PanPastels.  I love how they are so easy to blend with.

Here is a close up of the heart.  I just love the dimension.

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Loving product...

This photo is my happy place.  

I love sitting down at the table in my craft room.  

This is the view that I have most days.  

These have to be my favourite products right now.  
I love my Dylusions Ink Sprays and you just have to have Archival Ink,
 Gesso, white Sharpie and water spray bottles and water pens.

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