This is an ATC that I made way back last November at a scrapbooking retreat. I love the colour of this steampunk-themed paper from Graphic 45 but this little blighter went missing on me. Once I got home and unpacked, I looked high and low for it and could not find it. In the end I thought someone must have picked it up by mistake in their scrapping goodies or I'd dropped it while packing up as it was nowhere to be found. Well, last week, I'm walking past a small armchair we don't use all that often and something caught my eye! It was my darn ATC poking out of the back of it as it had been where I unpacked my bags and had fallen down the back of the cushion! It was exactly the same colour as the cushion so you couldn't really see it and luckily nobody had squashed it when they were sitting on the couch! And I'm so glad I found it because I don't make too many of these and I love this one.
I added a touch of bling with the turquoise gemstones and rubbed some copper foil paper onto the edges and across the card to give it a well-worn look. I also doodled on the card and retraced some of the images to give them a little more depth. The word 'unique' is from Collections.
And here are some of my art journalling pages from my Moleskine journal. They're all still works-in-progress although today I've worked on one and added the journalling so will take a picture of that once I've finished it and it's dry.
Some of the collage pieces including the image of the vintage bride below are from Sarah Barber Design COLLAGE v.1 @ Digiridoo Scraps whilst the others are from my stash. I've added some doodling with Posca Paint Pens. The backgrounds were mainly created with acrylic paint, Caran D'Ache NeoColor II crayons and sprays (Tim Holtz and Glimmermist). The last page below is gessoed first and I've made lots of texture marks in it. Still playing and learning!
Yet again, I'm well overdue to post my layouts before I get too many that it takes all day just to write up this post! So if you want to see the credits for what I've used, just click the images and they will take you through to my Gallery at DST where everything is linked back to the designer's stores.
First up, I did this last night for the font challenge at ScrapbookGraphics this month. Love the fonts that Jessica Bolton chooses and I loved using goodies from Studio Gypsy and some pics of my grandmother and great grandmother.
The layout below was created in Jessica Sprague's DIGI IN DEEPER class which I started this week. I did her advanced class DIGI IN DEEP a few years back I think and what we learnt to do just in this one lesson has been amazing. Love the brushes that Jessica linked us up to and we even learnt to create that starburst in the background along with the mask.
I have also recently joined Paula Kesselring's Creative Team. Paula sells exclusively at Deviant Scrap and the first two pages I have created with her goodies have gotten mentioned on the Gallery Stand Outs blog (GSO blog) which is fabulous! I adore Paula's fun coloured goodies and for this layout below, I scanned in some of my 5 year olds drawings. I had fun colouring them with Paula's new Pop Up Studio brushes.
This layout below is with LDrag Design's beautiful new kit Scent of Romance and I paid tribute to my parents who celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary on the 17th February this year.
This is a photo of my very young grandparents clipped into the mask.
Now Studio Rosey Posey has done it again and released Discovery of the Heart at ScrapbookGraphics and I love how rich the dark colours are and all those amazing vintage goodies in there. It coordinates perfectly with her old Discovery kit and this is my grandmother's debut photo from 1938.
The following layout has been accepted by Scrapbooking Memories Magazine as a maybe for publishing. Next I just need to wait for the commissioning letter and it will be published. So fingers crossed it will make it into an issue soon.
There's a couple of fab freebies from Sarah Barber Design in this self-portrait layout I did for Sarah's February Art Journal Challenge over at Digiridoo Scraps. See details of the freebies in my last post.
Studio Rosey Posey has done a gorgeous collaboration with Trixie Scraps and I also used one of Studio Buttercup's templates which I totally adore too! Lorilei is guesting over at ScrapMatters for the month of February, so go check out her store there.
And how's this for collaboration bliss - Studio Gypsy, Studio Rosey Posey, Flergs and Dawn Inskip! They made the most adorable sweet kit and I've used a mashup of their goodies in this page below.
And it's been a while since I've done much for SherrieJD, so here's a couple using some of her new goodies.
And my time as a VIP creative team member for Tangie Baxter has come to an end after 6 fun months of seeing the goings-on in the creative team forum. I'm still in the Art Journal Caravan for this year and have already purchased some of the awesome new fonts Tangie has released, so I'll be stalking her still LOL!
I adore this gothic arch page below that I have featured in the February edition of The Artisan Notebook. It was submitted with Tangie's AJC in this issue and I adore how it all came together. It's not supposed to have the white in the background but I've given up trying to get it to load properly as a PNG file!
And not sure if this one will go into the March edition of The Artisan Notebook or not, but it's all using goodies from Tangie which I didn't keep a track of, so it's not up in any of my Gallery's as yet. Click the image if you want to see it larger.
So that's about it for the layout side of things. Now to some other news and happenings in digi-land!
Sarah Barber Design is having a creative team call and is also looking for someone to do her marketing for her so check this ad out!
For those of you who can't see the ad, this is what it says:
Looking to add a few new members to my creative team. If you love the quirky and different, my team is for you!
New position available! I don’t necessarily need the most talented person for this job, but someone who avidly loves and has a great passion for this hobby. Must be outgoing, friendly, and a chatterbox, willing to advertise for me on several site forums and social networks. Access to my products is a given, but won’t be under the restraints of the creative team. If this is you, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
It's been ages since I've had a chance to sit down and post the layouts I've been creating as I usually do one or two a day so it builds up pretty quickly. I thought I'd go and try and post them all so I'm up to date but I'm not going to post any credits for them...I'll just link you to my layout in the DigiShopTalk Gallery so you can find out the credits there if you want to see what I have used or read the journaling which I put in my layout credits :)
ummm....it's sort of been a little while since I posted my layouts hasn't it!
PHEW!!! I think that's it!! Obviously there were a few layouts that I wanted to show you so maybe I can now get back into the swing of posting a little bit more often!
I started making some journal pages for my Countdown 2 Christmas journal a few days ago and even got the kids involved helping. DS5 is below making his page which he painted and added marks and texture to and my DS7 did the next page. The others were my ones. They're all a bit of a mish mash and not really all in Christmas colours, but once I add some images and decorate them with journalling, hoping it will all come together. I haven't gone through all of Sherrie's lessons yet, so need to see what else she does and get a move on seeing the 1st of December is today and this is supposed to record what we do leading up to Christmas.
I mentioned the other day that I've joined into the Art, Heart and Healing class that Tamara is running for free over on her Ning site Willowing and here is my art journal spread for week 1. I have never ever drawn a face in my life, not even in art at school so this was quite a challenge to try and do but with Tamara's fabulous video instruction, I was able to get something resembling a lovely folk art lady and not an alien! It was quite fun to do and we will be doing other things throughout the class so can't wait to get onto some whimsical figures.
Tamara is a mixed media artist and she has shown us a lot of different techniques which I've incorporated into these pages. I mainly used watercolour crayons (Stampin' Up and Caran D'Ache Neocolor II) and acrylic paints. The text is made up of various alpha stamps I had and there are also other stamped images throughout the layers. We brayered white paint all over our initial layers, coloured, drew and then brayered some more. It's loads of fun and messy too but so therapeutic all at the same time. This class is still open to join and will be up indefinitely so you will always have access. You download the videos and PDF's to complete in your own time but there are so many fabulous samples being posted in her forum, it's worth joining to learn from if you're a newbie like me!
Check this out! The fabulous SherrrieJD is running her very first online Art Journaling CLASS at Deviant Scrap. With a special emphasis on the holidays, we will COUNTDOWN 2 CHRISTMAS and have fun along the way.
Click on the Pic to take you to the store ;-)
Check out what you will get out of the class.
Love everything about Christmas? Getting in the holiday spirit? Want to document the special season? thought about trying an Art Journal and didn't know where to start? Then this class is for you!
The Countdown 2 Christmas journaling class will prepare you for documenting the upcoming season with a head start in November.
Are you a digital scrapper only? Do you like to make hybrid projects? Or would you like to get your hands messy? Do you prefer to document everything on your blog? No matter what media used or skill level, this class will be packed with fun, colorful and inspirational information for creating a lifetime keepsake.
For $25.00, (but on sale for $20.00 until November 14) there will be an amazing amount of instruction and a huge dose of inspiration. With the amount of digital goodies included and the coupon to my store, the class practically pays for itself!
What does the class fee get you?
* Access to Exclusive Class Forum for C2C classmates
November 14 - November 30 (includes 5 lesson plans)
December 1 - December 31 (daily participation through Jan 1)
Bonus Personal Touch
CLASS registration will remain open through December 31. The forums will remain available for a minimum of one year. BUT, we will have a bunch of interaction, inspiration and fun, so the sooner the better. We're ready to PARTY!
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If you have not registered in the forum yet, please do so - it requires separate registration from the shop.
The Fall 2010 edition
of the Altered Hearts Zine
is out now at Deviant Scrap!
Yay, we've worked mighty hard on this 130+ page issue so make sure you whip on over and pick it up now for 20% off!
If you subscribe to Sherrie JD's newsletter, you'll receive a coupon to pick up the Zine for free for a week. The RRP is $6.00 per quarterly issue.
And to tempt you into taking a peek with us, here's a little bit about what you can find in this issue. I've contributed by writing the article on our Altered Homework - Assemblage Challenge and done a sample for a free collage sheet provided by Christine Honsinger (Fiddlette Designs).
Altered Hearts is here to challenge, inspire, and encourage our readers to experiment and get their physical or virtual hands dirty. Our Team concentrates on a topic or style each month and we search for "how to" books, up and coming artists, and Etsy sellers to inspire our theme and then our own crew creates beautiful examples of art to share just with our peeps. Check us out. Where the new Zine in town.
Our Fall 2010 Issue is well over 130 pages. As Patty Ann says, this is not just "fluff", we pour our hearts into each issue. We delve into topics, bring new artists to light, and share techniques that are new to us and maybe new to our readers as well. Let us inspire you.
Some of the topics we cover in this issue: