Wednesday, January 23, 2019


I have fallen deeply in love with the 6 X 6 format of  "art journal". I am currently working with  just loose paper so it's not a bound book but I take the same approach as I would my art journal pages. Most are inspired by the #artfulevidence challenge by Rachel Black. (Find her on YouTube for videos for some of the challenge themes.)

I find myself doing other pages that aren't based on the challenge. So decided to just share pages as I do them without regard to any "theme".

Here's a few of late:

Bright Colors: Dyan Reaveley style. I used my much loved but little used Gelatos for the background. I need to use them more.

 I was inspired by the photos shared on social media about the "super blood wolf moon" eclipse or whatever they were calling the Lunar Eclipse this time. Particularly this one   by Dick Beery.

I had this idea back when I did my Silhouette ATCs. The silhouette is Poe and he's taking in The Starry Night. The starry night is a stamp (Technique Junkies) as well as Poe's head (Carmen's Veranda). I added the frame and quote from Poe. Not much work on my part but I love it.

See ya.
"Silence isn't empty; it's full of answers."

Friday, January 18, 2019


This post is for a challenge at Lost Coast Designs.
The Challenge theme is: Silhouettes.

I looked through my Lost Coast stamps and realized I actually had a few silhouettes. So I decided to use this tree that's scaled to ATC size. (I may be using the others later. I had a couple different ideas I'm going to explore.)

I used Distress Oxide inks for the blended background. The owl is from Rubber Stamp Tapestry. I just loved how his size fit right on that upper branch.

I love using these types of stamps as I can focus on the background for all the work and then just stamp the image over the top.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Random Art Journal Pages

Trying for a quick photo blog.
These pages are all in a large Dylusions journal that I kinda/sorta dedicated to magazine cut-outs. It's become my top-pick journal...that sits on the top of the blank (half-started) journals so that I can reach for it first.
This is the first journal that I have done where I don't go front to back. I jump around from page to page doing things wherever I feel inspired. Lots of pages were removed to be used as single sheets.

Anyway, photos.

Upon taking photos of this page, I realized that I really do need to outline that butterfly with black. Those poppies are done with Liquid Pearls...I was attempting to use up a bottle. I still have some. sigh

I like this one so much that I'm going to try to replicate the design with other stencils. (It will help me unload that black glossy embossing paste I have.)

 A couple random flower pages. When in doubt...

Back to the original idea of the journal...magazine cut-outs.

Hope you enjoyed the quick peek into the art journal again!