Thursday, May 28, 2015


In the last month or so, I had started several journal pages and just left them unfinished.  Over the last few days, I have finished up several sets and this is the last one.  This one is done all in black and white.  I used one of the lovely napkins I purchased for the focus.  I thought about putting them on a red background but decided against that.  I was going to add texture and stamping as usual - but then decided I really liked it just as it is.

Journal Pages:

Mediums:  Prima/Finnabair Art Basics Clear Gesso; Prima/Finnabair Art Basics Soft Matte Gel (transparent)
Black Pearls and Quote and Butterflies from an Authentique collection

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015


I can't seem to get motivated to do a lot of anything.  This is just a couple of journal pages that I had been working on now and then and finally called them finished today.  I decided I need a smile and pulled out 2 fun quotes - one from Mae West and the other is unknown.

Journal Pages Recipe:

Stamps:  Tim Holtz Bird Crazy
Paint:  Tim Holtz Distressed Paint Dusty Concord, Seedless Grapes and Cracked Pistachio
Ink:  Staz-On Black; Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads: Spiced Marmalade, Weathered Straw, Bundled Sage, Victorian Velvet, Spun Sugar, Seedless Preserves, Tumbles Glass and Stormy Skies
Mediums:  Prima/Finnabair Art Basics Clear Gesso, Prima/Finnabair Soft Matte Gel Transparent; Prima/Finnabair Art Basics Texture Paste
Stencil:  Crafters Workshop Mini Specimens

I start several pages in my journal and then I go back and pick up on one to finish it - and these crazy birds waited long enough.

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Monday, May 25, 2015


This layout is for the 7 Dots Challenge for May-June titled Trees.  I started on the reverse side of this paper and hated it - so, I turned it over and began again.

This is the mood board for the Trees challenge - you can check out the rules at the link directly under the 7 Dots mood board.

Layout Recipe:

Paper:  7 Dots Thoughts Keeper by Olga Heldwein and 7 Dots Thoughts Keeper #3
Mediums:  Finnabair/Prima Art Basics Clear Gesso; Finnabair/Prima Art Basics Soft Matte Gel Transparent
Ink:  Staz-On Black for stamping of Trees and Peeled Paint
Stamps:  SU Lovely As A Tree; Finnabair/Prima Peeled Paint
Metals:  Flying Unicorn Country Garden and Envy
Stencil:  13 Arts Mental Vacation - Tattered Grid
Beads/Mica:  Finnabair/Prima  Turquoise Glass Beads and Plum Glass Beads;  Finnabair/Prima Gold Mica Flakes
Colors:  Shimmerz Coloringz Moody Mauve and Shades of Gray
Misc.:  Prima Say It With Crystals

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Hope everyone is having a peaceful Memorial Day week-end.

I have just a couple of journal pages today.  I received a package of cute chipboard houses and decided to play with them.  I used Ranger Dylusions paints and Ranger Distress Paints to create my background.  I found an old Stampin' Up set of background stamps - and used all 4 of those stamps to add dots of color all over as well.  I cut out a tree with my Silhouette and colored it up with bright colors.  The last thing I did was to use Tim Holtz alpha stamps for my title.


Paint:  Background:  Dylusions Squeezed Orange mixed with some Tim Holtz Distress Paints Scattered Straw and Wild Honey
Stamps:  SU tiny background stamps (sorry don't have a name); Title:  Tim Holtz Work Text Alpha Stamps
Houses:  Painted with Dylusions Crushed Grape and Vibrant Turquoise and Holtz Distress Paint Cracked Pistachio
Tree:  Silhouette

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Flying Unicorn - Mojo Monday Challenge for week of 5-18-2015

Happy Wednesday!  Today, I am sharing a layout for the Mojo Monday challenge at The Flying Unicorn blog.

Below is the sketch drawn by Alda, owner of The Flying Unicorn.  I tried using my photo box, moving the page every which place - but for some reason - could not get a decent photo.  The colors all around the edges are blue and the stenciling is paste mixed with a pretty blue acrylic paint.  IRL it is a combination of lovely blues.  I even used my new camera.

Below is a picture of the sketch by Alda.

Layout Recipe:

Paper:  13 Arts Mental Vacation - Forever Skies (from the Flying Unicorn May Main Kit of the Month)
Bird cut from Monsieur Charles Collection from Flying Unicorn April Kit of the Month)
Medium: Finnabair/Prima Art Basics Texture paste mixed with Steel Blue acrylic paint
Stencil:  13 Arts Mental Vacation Tattered Grid (from the Flying Unicorn May Main Kit of the Month)
Smile from the Dear Lizzy Watercolor Words Collection (Flying Unicorn April Kit of the Month)
Flowers:  Petaloo - Painted with Steel Blue and Winter Blue Acrylic Paints
Mulberry Paper Frames also painted with acrylic paints and (from the Flying Unicorn March Kit of the Month)
Butterflies from stash

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


This is a 6x6 card I made for the May 2015 Prima's Product Pick Challenge.

You can use the link under the picture to check out the challenge.  I pulled in all of the colors of the Product Pick Challenge.  I used some old Prima papers on the card.  I cut several strips of different card stock to go behind the frame and flowers - all from the collections noted below.


Paper:  Prima Sweet Fairy Collection; Prima Annalee Collection; Gold card stock from stash
Flowers:  Prima Pura Adelfila White; Prima Pura Adelfila Berry; Prima Pearl Penache Blue Moon; and Prima Avante Blue
Medium:  Art Basics Soft Matte Gel
Other:  Prima/Finnabair's Art Ingredients Glass Beads Plum
Miscellaneous: Pink ribbon frame from stash

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Prima's Archivist Set

I had some scraps of Prima's Archivist papers and decided to create a tag.  The Archivist is a set designed for Prima by Frank Garcia.  

Tag Recipe:

Wooden Tag by Sa Crafters
Frame:  Prima Resin White Frame
Wood Icons:  Archivist Wood Icons - Black Wooden Eiffel Tower and the Wooden sign at the bottom of the frame - Tomber Amourex - which means "falling in love."
Lace:  Golden Braid from my stash and Ivory lace from The Flying Unicorn
Beads:  Prima/Finnabair's Art Ingredients Plum Glass Beads
Pearls:  Viva Decor Copper Pearl Pen
Mediums:  Prima/Finnabair's Heavy Black Gesso
Inks:  Ranger Stains on frame
Adhesives:  Hot Glue
Twine:  Dyed with Ranger Stains

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Journal Pages - Pink Again!!

Not sure what is going on with the pink lately.  I've always liked pink - but blue is my primary favorite and I've been doing so many pieces with pink -  I think my sweet friend, Shirley, who loves pink - must have been sending pink vibes to me!

So, just a few more journal pages -  using texture paste, stamps and some plum glass beads scattered around the page.

Journal Pages Recipe:

Mediums:  Prima/Finnabair Art Basics Clear Gesso; Prima/Finnabair's Art Extravagance White Texture Paste; Prima/Finnabair's Art Basics Soft Matte Gel
Color:  Tim Holtz Distress Paints Seedless Preserves and Dusty Concord
Paint:  Whitewash Acrylic Paint
Stencil:  Prima Flora Petites
Bird:  Stash

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Lindy's Stamp Gang May 2015 Challenge

It's been a while since my last post - there are so many things I am taking care of right now - so my crafting time happens in short time frames.

This 8x8 canvas is for Lindy's Stamp Gang May challenge.  First let me say that I was so inspired by Elena Zemlyanskya's ( a Design Team member for Lindy's Stamp Gang) - that I just had to try one for myself.  If you click on her name - it will take you to her blog.  If you click on this link - it will take you to Elena's canvas on Lindy's Stamp Gang blog and a video tutorial.  

My canvas is not nearly as lovely as Elena's - and I think I might have overloaded it - but it was quite fun.  I used every single color of the month and each embossing powder from the Mega Set this month.  I used tons of old flowers and even some foam flowers and about 8 metal pieces and a couple of tab tops too!

If you click on the link under the picture - it will take you to Lindy's for the challenge details!

Directly above is the Lindy's Stamp Gang Mega Set and I used every single color and every embossing powder on my canvas.  

Canvas Recipe:

8x8 Canvas
Mediums:  Prima/Finnabair Art Basics Clear Gesso; Prima/Finnabair Art Basic's Heavy White Gesso; Prima/Finnabair's Soft Matte Gel; Prima/Finnabair's White Crackle Texture Paste
Stencil:  13 Arts Mental Vacation - Tattered Grid
Flowers:  Tons of old flowers and a few foam flowers from my stash
Metal Pieces:  Flying Unicorn Eiffel Tower and Limb with Leaves; Metal Crown;Tab Tops; Several old eyelets and a piece in the bottom corner that was in my stash - not sure what it is - but it had lots of texture
Color:  Lindy's Stamp Gang: Frenchy's Pink Pouf; Silver Night Silver; Ocean Breeze Blue; Hydrangea Blue and Clam Bake Beige; 
Embossing Powders:  Lindy's Stamp Gang Gold Angel Wings; Silver Moon Turquoise; Hollyhock Scarlet Plum; Morning Glory Azure; Hydrangea Blue Mauve

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015


Below is the Mood Board for the challenge at Scrap Around the World.  I'm pretty sure you can tell what inspired me - all the pinks and the tulips - and the brown of the basket - which I edged the papers with.

To get over to Scrap Around the World - just click on the underscored title directly above.


Paper:  In my stash
Ink:  Ranger Vintage Photo (edged the papers)
Sprays:  Lindy's Stamp Gang: Pretty in Pink Pink; Plumeria Pink: Magnolia Magenta Gold: Time Travel Teal (Magical); Cotton Candy Pink (Magical)
Mediums:  Art Basics Clear Gesso; Art Extravagance White Crackle Texture Paste; 13 Arts Ayeeda Gesso
Stamp:  Bo Bunny Wall to Wall Textures
Embellishments:  Prima Shabby Chic Resin Butterflies; Darice Pink Hemp Cord; Lace Trim; Cheesecloth
Flowers:  Prima Avante Berry; Prima Pura Adelita; Prima Stationer's Desk - Record; Manor House Oh So Pretty Pink Mix
Splatters:  Lindy's Stamp Gang Time Travel Teal Magical and 13 Arts Ayeeda White Gesso (both mixed with water)

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Steampunk Layout

I wanted to try my hand at steampunk - but it's not really grunged.  I'll have another go at it another time - I have to work up to the grunge aspect.  But - it's a start - and I kind of like the mechanical fish.  I did grunge up the key and cogs though - that's progress.

Layout Details:

Paper:  In my stash
Mediums:  Art Basics Clear Gesso; Art Extravagance Copper Crackle Texture Paste; Dusty Attic Rust Powder; Ranger Perfect Medium
Chipboard:  Um Wow
Ink:  Ranger Vintage Photo and Ranger Black Soot

Thanks for taking a peek!