I like mixed media, to a degree. I'm not much into mess. ha, ha I like looking at the work of folks like Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, but haven't really gotten into art journaling, as at this point I really don't have much in the way of skill. But I'm going to play more in 2013. I fell in love with this great notebook that Lori Vliegen has used to great effect on her blog this year and my Mom bought it for me for Christmas. I think it's a sign. I don't think this will hold up to much more than pen, pencil, ink, markers, so I've decided to use it to record quotes I like and will illustrate/decorate as the mood strikes me.
Here's my very first page (and I noticed I was writing too fast and left a couple of letters out of the word possibilities. When my gesso arrives, I'll white it out and fix it.)
What I learned: distress inks work well on this paper
What I'm liking: the white paint dots for stars
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This is my tag inspired by Tim Holtz's first December tag. I used the Broken China distress stain, but didn't have the metallic one, so used Picket Fences instead. I didn't have the snowman stamp, so used a Hero Arts set. I did have the Rock Candy Distress Stickles to add at the end as an accent. I wish I hadn't gotten adhesive on the front of the shiny letters -- oh, well! I had used my Cuttlebug to cut them and didn't feel like getting everything out again. I just ordered an adhesive eraser, so perhaps I can fix it!
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Happy Boxing Day and happy day-after-Christmas to those for whom the first phrase causes puzzlement. :-) I will be linking up to Julia's blog as soon as I've put this post together -- do join us, won't you?
We had a really lovely Christmas. My husband still has a respiratory thing going on and I lost my voice partway through the Christmas Eve service, but kidlet is healthy. She let us sleep until 7:00 AM, which was much appreciated, since we were putting final touches on her giant Barbie house until 1:00. At age 8, she still plays with dolls regularly and we decided to go for it. She was thunderstruck and thrilled when she saw it. :) So we opened gifts here in the morning, across town at my parents' house mid-day (along with Christmas dinner -- yay, Mom.) Then my folks came over here to hang out for a while. All in all, it was fun and relaxing. Hope yours was the same.
And now, more DD pages not yet posted:
Basic Grey paper, paper tape, Cosmo Cricket sticker, little ornament sticker from a Christmas card envelope, clear "jewels"
To embellish this page, I made a "mess" with glitter, inspired by Shimelle's latest Glitter Girl episode. It's lovely and sparkly. I need to stock up on that useful super-sticky tape -- the tape runner on the right side is a little wonky. ;-)
Gold foil paper from a Christmas card envelope, BG paper, Freckled Fawn washi tape, CC sticker, and used a Hero Arts background stamp (masked with Post-its)
More foil from an envelope, CC stickers, and paper from DCWV (I think.) Tim Holtz music stamp.
Thanks for looking, sorry for babbling on, and hope you're having a nice day with either more family/friends time or some time to do your own thing.
Good morning, afternoon, or evening to WOYWW friends near and far. Hope today is a good day for you. (Look closely at the 12/12/12 page below -- see what's on my laptop screen?)
Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas next week! WOYWW 186 will likely be a bit sparse -- I'm not sure I'll remember to visit, but maybe! [I was forgetting that this is the last WOYWW before the holiday and jumped back in here to add this note!]
Here's my desk, which looks almost identical to last week's picture, except that I've taken away the small bin of used stamps and cleaned them and have added a very useful Cosmo Cricket word/phrase sticker sheet that will feature prominently on the rest of my DD pages.
The shiny red paper under the photo and under the journaling are from a mylar gift bag and the gems are from the dollar spot in Target -- no time to hit the craft stores this time of year!!
Just punched snowflakes and two of the Cosmo Cricket stickers added here.
I used a piece of an envelope here (um, obviously, since it's in a triangle, right?), plus a scrap of ribbon and paper tape.
Thickers, washi, and a CC sticker for embellishment here. The pictures are so colorful that I don't feel the pages need much else.
Washi, "gems," word stickers, and another scrap of that pretty envelope; I did warn my girl that her tummy was sticking out -- she didn't care. ;-)
Behind this page I placed a copy of my Letter to Newtown post. It really isn't a letter that I think anyone in Newtown will read . . . more just my response. This event is much narrower in scope than 9/11, but nothing since then has affected me so.
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I made three priority lists for 2013 over on my other blog and thought I'd cross-post here. This blog is primarily for crafting/photography/scrapbooking/cardmaking and the other one, honestly, languishes. But this post seemed to make more sense over there.
Good morning WOYWWers (and other welcome visitors), or afternoon, evening, as the case may be in your corner of the world. It's cold enough to snow here this morning and I see we got a very light dusting. It's not been a snowy season here yet <knocking on wood lest we get a blizzard>, which makes husband and me happy and disappoints snow-loving daughter.
On the table this morning is the background paper and journaling card for a December Daily page. I put the foundation together and add the pictures when I can get prints on the weekend. I'm keeping it simple and having fun with it. I like finding bits of ephemera to add from mail and packaging, etc., pretty bits that would otherwise be tossed.
Thanks for visiting during this busy festive season! If you're in the mood to hob nob with a friendly bunch of crafters and artists, click that WOYWW link at the top of the post to visit Julia's blog.
P.S. Edited to add: I've visited and commented at all the blogs whose owners have commented here. Sometimes it is not clear whether the comment has gone through, but I did try -- honest! :)