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!!! 


aisling said...

Love that textured ATC! I'm looking forward to your tutorial, for it sounds great. Good luck with the surgery, hope you'll have a quick recovery!

Sparkly Engineer said...

Way kewl atc's. Please, do a tutorial on the second one. I love it.

Good luck with your surgery. Take care of yourself.