Tuesday, September 23, 2008

In my Fathers House......

This is my second page in my Art Journal
Twas most enjoyable to create too :)

I used some of my new & older DT supplies from

The Stamping Queen

isn't this little birdy cute it's actually cut from a Collections Transparency
Supplies used are

Paperbag Studio Home - PBS063, Paper Artsy At Home Plate 3, Paper Artsy Kids Plate 5, Paper Artsy Dolls Plate 1, Darkroom Door Little Dreams, Collections 0474 Ephemera Transparency, Deja Views Wonderful Words Stickers, Rubons Elegance- SB537,My Main Stamped piece is stamped onto a making memories Note Worthy page, also used is a page torn from a 1914 Hymnal, Alpha stamps, Month Stamp, versa black ink

Inspiration for this page comes from John 14:2

Brenda Jones asked me in my comments for the post below
I would like to know how you get the great smooth edge when you adhered the old music to the chipboard bird, if you share your secrets.
Sure I'll share with you and everyone who wants to know Brenda
I'm sure many people use this technique,
I use a UHU Glue Stick (the kind that is coloured and then goes clear when dry)
I completely cover the side of the chipboard I want to cover with paper with my glue stick, then place glue side down onto the back of the Printed Paper.
I then take my Brayer (hard rubber roller/ or rolling pin) cover the chipboard with a piece of paper to protect it, then brayer it, this helps seal the paper beautifully to the chipboard.
Next I trim closely with scissors and then I take an Nail File, and 'sand' around the edges. to give it that soft look I then ink the edges lightly with a shade or two darker than the original paper.
I hope that makes sense, It probably sounds more fiddly than it really is....
Have a happy day everyone :)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Fabulously Forty

I Made this card for my Lovely Husband's birthday :)
Using some of my Gorgeous supplies from

some of the lovely supplies I used include Collections Elements Printed Paper, Chipboard Shapes also from Collections, Foam Stamps (i haven't used them for ages) white paint, Versa Ink, Embossing Powder, my sewing machine of course, vintage sheet music, and computer generated wording.
I love this shot of the embossing powder on the wing of the bird, amazing how it just finishes off the chipboard shape, and adds a little bit of contrast of sheen, to the flat vintage music paper.

Have a happy day everyone :)

Thursday, September 11, 2008


I've had the most scrumptious supplies arrive this week from

I love this little chaps face, on this Paper Artsy Stamp, so proud of his enormous fish, ofcouse it appeals to me because the Stamp Plate has lots of text and graphs on it also. I added some 'extra' text & a star using some rub-ons I had floating around ;)

my Background is a Collections Transparancy, which give the card a wonderful feel, and adds heaps of Shine and dimension without the bulk but it makes it a little hard to photograph ;)

To make this card I used - Paper Artsy Kids Plate 5, Paper Artsy Dolls Plate 1, Collections 0474 Ephemera Transparancy, Collections Branch, Collections words, Computer generated words, & Rub-ons

now, incase you are wondering why I am posting this

Fathers Day card a week after fathers day....

it's because we are catching up with my FIL this weekend :)

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Then sings my soul.....

I've been thinking about creating an Art Journal for the longest time
and that's all I've done....
is think about it..
Until today!

When I started this page, using this Gorgeous Paperbag Studios Stamp

How Great thou Art

just popped into my head, and I sang that old hymn the whole time I created this page.

Thus the journaling is the Hymn itself

Almost all of the pieces I have used on this journal page

come from my Design Team packs both new and past

from The Stamping Queen

they are Paperbag Studio Grace, Collections Elements Bohemian Transparency, Branches Chipboard,Collections words,Kaiser Rub-ons, Photo Clip, and ATC Collection Pad