No it does not have journaling but I was thinking of this
more like wall art. I used a 12 x 12 sheet of acrylic from Clear Scraps and LOTS
of artsy products! My little one is truly a girlie girl, so this is perfect for her!
Perhaps you have a girlie girl too?
I left the acrylic areas behind the stenciled heart clear, you could put paper
behind it; because I left it clear it will match any decor.
The stencil , ribbon, paper and flowers are Prima.
To get that dreamy background color I used Gesso and then three colors of Gelatos
(Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft) and blended with a little water paintbrush.
The beautiful lace is self adhesive ribbon tape from Love My Tapes.
Here is another peek at the title, a slightly different angle
so you can see the colors- I love Gelatos!
The title is also acrylic (small clear expressions from Clear Scraps.)
I hope this inspires you to create something pretty today!
give away, surgery and regularly scheduled programs
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Hey bloggers -
If you have been blogging for any amount of time you know that you can schedule blog posts ahead of time. This weeks posts (other than this one) were already scheduled last week. Unfortunately I have not had the time or energy to look through the list of the Faber/Prima blog hop comments to choose a winner. I had planned on adding it to todays post "Grandmas doilies".
Last Friday I was admitted into the ER and ended up having an emergency gall bladder surgery that afternoon! No - I didn't know about any condition before hand, so I guess it was good I went to the doc - who rushed me to the ER. Long story short all my posts have been posting and todays went up without a winner. I am getting better everyday but I am exhausted and am not awake long enough to do anything substantial. Not even scrap! They say I should be more "normal" in 8-10 days ...today is day 6 and I'm not feeling anywhere near "normal". I wont bore you with the painful details. I am hoping to get a winner posted posted by this weekend, please bear with me.
Meanwhile thank you for your sweet comments - especially on Mothers day, I think it was the first Mothers day I have not attended church, I was too sore and sick from the surgery and was feeling quite depressed. I was able to read your comments and will get back to reading and commenting on your blogs as soon as I am feeling better. I hope you are having a great week.
They were stamped & heat embossed on textured black cardstock,
then I colored over them with metallic Gelatos (you didn't think I was going to
make a card with out Gelatos did you?)
I spread the color with a wet paint brush and the embossed sections acted like a resist.
I cut it up and mounted it onto the actual card - easy!
Hey there bloggers. The organization continues...Here is wall number 2.
I just realized I didn't number the cabinets or drawers but I will still try to give you the details.
From left to right - on the top has plastic containers full of papers and embellies by manufacturer.
I don't like the way it looks but it is effective - I have tried several different ways and always come
back to these because they work. In the blue shelves are all my mists. Next , in my printers tray
I have alcohol inks, Paint daubbers, distress stains, glitter, flocks.
I moved my Tonic cutter over here. (LOVE this cutter - seriously.)
My Cricut, Epic Six and the plastic containers on this side of
the room house my current DT products.
(Again - ugly but it works. Maybe I will paint the wood black...
It wont help the plastic containers though...)
I still need to purchase cabinet handles.
Drawer #1 (from right to left) house all my tapes - mostly Love My Tapes of course!
hmm I didn't notice this pic came out on the wrong side. Anyways this is the
cabinet underneath the tapes. All my card stock if filed by color not manufacturer.
It pulls out on a track.
Drawer #2 Stickles, Exacto knives and battery re charger.
Underneath are tiny embellishments, cutting stencils...
You have probably seen one of these before but just in case here is the outside...
Here is the inside - brads, buttons, eyelets arranged by color.
Drawer #3 Misc Pens, Pencils, misc.
Cabinet underneath albums in progress.
Drawer #5 yep - there it is, the Tim Holtz drawer!
Cabinet underneath - empty albums.
Drawer #6 Masks! I tried to everything in sections- this drawer is under the counter where
my mists are. I also have a glass cutting board that I use for inking or misting- easy clean up.
Underneath that drawer are stamps and inks. It looks clean but I am afraid what
lurks underneath is MAYHEM! The dreaded stamp storage dilemma...
Terribly unorganized, I am still looking for a better solution.
Ugly and plastic...gotta work on this, it's an eyesore but effective.
Drawer #6 full of inks and daubers is actually on the next wall,
but right in the corner with the masks drawer.
On the other side drawer #7 house my Shimmerz, Viva Pearl pens and other misc. paints.
Underneath are my acrylic paints, arranged by color.
And lastly my notebooks, hmm...it's a good thing I am doing this
I forgot about this cabinet, these really don't need to go in here.
Definitely a place I can purge- I only need one of these binders for DT contracts and
hard copies of my classes. I can put it in with the albums I am working
on and empty this entire cabinet...Maybe next week I will figure it out and revealed this wall finished.
Thanks for all your comments ans encouragement.
I am determined to finish this before the kids get out of school!
Whenever I have gotten stuck I worked on another part of the house,
watching a little "Clean House" has helped! LOL!
I may show you some of those pics when my scrapbook room is done!