Saturday, June 21, 2014

Getting "journal ready" for vacation

Lately I have seen a LOT of posts about taking your journal with you on vacation..what to bring...etc.   I LOVE Ronda P.'s blog and she just did a great post on it.
  I found this reduced price leather covered journal in Hobby Lobby.  The front is plain with "God is Good" embedded in it and the inside is lined pages with a short bible verse on the bottom of each page. Nice cuz I can choose to leave that showing  if i wish.   It is pretty thick too.  I started by gluing several of the pages together through out the whole book.
Then following Ronda's advice I just started putting marks down on each page.  I used some dylusions sprays through a stencil, some acrylics spread on with a credit card and I even did some doodling.  I drew some birds and colored them and cut them out.  Just really getting something down on most of the pages. 

(Stampotique sun and leaves images)

Below is an inked and doodled  paper that i cut in to a large scallop...i did a little water coloring after the acyrlic shmear..

Love to pull out my "roc nicholas" images and add them in too....i can color them or journal on them later...  (squiggle arms and scalloped border

 roc's "stacked cups"

Then...well....yes, I couldnt resist finishing a page!
I used "bunny"  from the Stampotique store (roc nicholas again :)  along with a doodled girl face and a cheap feather image from Michaels i think..the flowers under bunny and the sun image can also be found at the Stampotique store.
Who knew getting a journal "ready" would be so much fun?    I plan on packing my small art pouch with my inktense pencils, markers, pens and some small scissors...oh, and my waterbrush...cant wait!  TFL!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Winner from my blog for the "roc hop" post

Happy Weekend!  I put everyones' name in a hat and picked Sue  !
Congratulations Sue and this pig card ( from the last post) will be flying to you as soon as you send me your address.
Mean time here is a mixed media card featuring "roc's angel" from the Stampotique store.  The back ground is some distress markers and water.  I used a sharpie to make the black scallop border at the top and a white uniball signo pen to doodle.  The image is paper pieced and I also used the sun and leaf images (Stampotique store).  White is just a white acrylic wash thru a TH stencil.  Sentiment is a sticker.  Thanks for looking! 

Photo: roc's angel...thankful for the weekend :)

Thursday, June 5, 2014

the "roc" hop!!

 HELLO!! IF you are a fan of Stampotique stamps you may have already seen some of the roc nicholas rubber stamps that were released in the middle of April.  Today  the (roc ) Design Team and I are having a blog hop to show you some of those new images and give you lots of inspiration.

Join us in our blog hop and you will have a chance to win some wonderful prizes.  Each Design Team member will be giving away of piece of beautiful mail art and I will  also be giving away this card below (with a few goodies in it) to one person who comments on my blog. :) BTW..roc is giving away one of her new stamps!
Details:   image: "flying pig", background: TH stencil, acrylics, TH ink pads, tag and sentiment is computer generated.
REMEMBER...this guy could be flying right to your house!  lolol

To see more Roc Nicholas rubber stamps you can click here.  
Seems I am last on the line up so....
I hope you had a great time visiting all the Design Team Member's blogs!  We will be selecting winners at random on June 13, 2014.

Roc Nicholas
Corrie Herriman
Cathy Parmelee
Renee Stien
Samantha Read
Jane Wetzel = you are here!!    THANK YOU!!