Wednesday, June 10, 2015

More journaling work

Here are some more pages in my "let's learn to art journal" journal.

Oops,I need to start over

Keep trying

Not as bad, I like the birds

started as a card but too many screw ups

Side by side comparison

As you can clearly see, I have a long way to go. I am learning how to use mixed media and distress ink, stenciling, layering, distress paints, gesso, I figure it is a good way to use all these art supplies I have been collecting for years. I am still watching videos online about mixed media, but you can't learn unless you do it. I mean practice like many many times until you see what works and what you like.

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Art Journaling

So, as I continue to enjoy stamping and paper crafting, I am learning some things along the way. Like I like watching YouTube Videos of new techniques and styles. I have always wondered about art journals. I didn't understand their purpose but liked the pretty pictures.I see people create big messes on paper and use mixed media products, and create all kinds of stuff. It is kinda cool. I'm better at a more controlled design, like seeing something and then recreating it in my own way so it is slightly different. Never really that good at making original art. Even as a kid I would sit and draw for hours, trying to copy pictures from the Sunday comics in the newspaper. I was pretty good at Snoopy! I can still draw him! But, not really an artist. Just like to make stuff.

I have been sick for 2 weeks with a wicked upper respiratory infection. During that time I started looking at pinterest images and looking at many different techniques and art journaling. Then I saw JoAnn's had Tim Holtz Distress inks on sale, 40% off! Wow! I had about 9 distress ink pads already but at that price I went a little crazy. I now have twice that many LOL. Time to use some of that stuff! So without further ado, I made my first art journal page. Don't laugh, I"ve got some learning to do. I am learning and my goal is to use the journal as evidence that I can stretch myself , use those supplies I never use and get artsy! Um helloo, I bought that Tattered Angels glimmer mist 5 years ago and never used it before! I have stencils and embossing paste and distress inks and even a stain to try! I am going for it.

This magically appeared in my drafts LOL...see next post

Art Journaling


Learning to create an art journal. Entry 1

I had written a clever and introspective blog post, pretend it didn't get locked up and have to be deleted to move on.

I'm teaching myself new techniques and stuff. Pretend you are reading all about it here. It involves things like glimmer mist and embossing paste and stuff.

Sunday, March 29, 2015


MFT Sketch Challenge 221, Getting the hang of this again.
Flat surface changes the light and makes it a completely different color.

Standing up

MFT Dies and stamps
My Minds Eye Fine and Dandy paper
Dew Drops spring mix
Ranger Glossy Accents on balloon
Colored with copics

Friday, March 27, 2015

Birdhouse 2

And here I go again. I have 3 of these birdhouses to alter, this is number 2. I used some very old Basic Gray Lily Kate papers from maybe 8 years ago. I might keep this one for myself.

Dies: MFT
Paper: Basic Gray
SU scallop punch
Prima Flowers
Mod Podge
Maya Road button

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Hello 2015. It is already mid March and I sort of made a New Years resolution to start crafting and stamping again. It isn't going well LOL! Oh well. I have stamped an occasional card in the past few months but I haven't really documented them. My blog is really just for me, not looking for recognition or anything like that. I do like looking back at the things I have made just to see if I have improved.

I decided to try altering a birdhouse after hoarding a couple that I bought maybe 4 years ago. About the time my hubby said he was going to throw them away I decided I better do something with them. My mod podge wasn't even dried up like I thought it might be after sitting on a shelf all this time. I started off by looking at examples I found on Pinterest. I didn't want to go buy a bunch of supplies so my goal was to use pre existing craft supplies in my hoard. I had paper, dies, chip board, prima flowers ect... I knew I could do something with all this stuff. I wanted shabby chic for sure, so I found an old paper pack from Crafty Secrets called Earthy from the Heartwarming Vintage Collection. I have had that paper at least 6 years LOL.My second goal was to find colors that might work in my Mother's guest room. She has a bird theme going on in there. So I might give it to her for Mother's day if it looks good enough. Anyway. Here are a few photos of the mostly finished project. I say mostly because I might add a couple things if I look at it long enough and decide it needs more.

Paper: Crafty Secrets
Dies: My Favorite Things, Picket Fence, Fancy Flourish, Butterflies, Leafy Flourish, Leaf Filled Flourish
Chipboard Bird from Stampin' Up
Wooden Button from Maya Road
Flower and Leaf from Prima
Mod Podge
Bling on Butterflies Crystal Stickers

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Well, It's been 8 months or so since I posted to this blog. I think I am over it.I found some things I made on my phone I will share so you 3 people that follow me can see I haven't stopped crafting, just don't need to post them or feel the need for validation this way anymore. I participate in the MFT sketch challenges over on SCS occasionally and still add to my gallery there occasionally. Goodbye for now. I don't think I will be using this blog again anytime soon.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

I decided to shorten the Title of my blog. I started this blog years ago and couldn't think of a name so as a joke some friends and I came up with the bunny rescuing part. I actually did rescue a bunny and she had babies and we still have Sugar. He is a happy little guy that leaves in a condo most of the year outside except when it is 100 degrees outside. Like now, he is in my living room in his old cage smelling up my house. Until I think of something better, I am keeping the Texas Chattin' stamper part. Anyone want a six year old neutered rabbit for cheap? I have been trying to give him away for years and I never get any takers. *sigh*

Friday, July 13, 2012

MFT sketch...sorta

I started this one using the MFT sketch for this week. Umm, it wasn't working for me at all. I had to flip it, then I couldn't use a sentiment on the front. So it's very loosely based on the MFT sketch. I used the Inspired by the Sea set and MME Indie 6x6 paper. A muse ink. PTI Ocean tides paper. MFT sea charms die and waves die.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The other day my husband requested a birthday card for someone he knows that has fallen on hard times. I needed a card with next to no embelishments. Well, that was almost impossible for me. Oh and he needed it that same day. What?!! No warning? Just pull off a man card in an hour? I can't do it! First of all, I have probably a couple hundred cards in my stash. He knows this and says, "just dig through that pile and find one". Ummm, hello, I have no man stamps. There , I said it. All my stuff is girly or cutsie. I have a tie set, and a golf set, and a BBQ set, but none of those would work. The fishing bear was too cute too. Sigh. Texana design to the rescue. Cactus worked. Sorry about the blur, he gave me about 10 seconds to take a picture. I am not even sure the glue was dry when he shoved it in the envelope.