Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Documented Life Project

Another DLP catch up session!
The challenge for week 28 was to use a small photo.
I was on a Sisters Getaway this week
at a wonderful B&B in Dresden, Ohio.
A FABULOUS place that I recommend highly!
Really...I didn't bring any photos when I packed my things...
I was able to use one that one of my sister's didn't use in her scrapbook layout.

I really DO use a lot of blues and greens in my work!

We did a little sightseeing at Roscoe Village and I found some shower gifts for the new baby.
Every child needs a Clifford the Big Red Dog!
Mostly we hung out at theB&B and relaxed and enjoyed ourselves!

I found some hand crafted bracelets at a really reasonable price, too, and used the tags.
I had taken a small pile of stencils with me...not sure what I would be working on...
I am glad I did! I used the July 2014 StencilClub stencils for the second week in a row!

Gosh....I do love summer!

I used an app called Pencil Sketch Collage to turn my family photo into this sketch.
You remember I had to get a new computer because lightning fried mine???

^These are my hearts.^

My wish list is pretty simple really......
Happy Arting! 
Do something creative today!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Documented Life Project

The DLP challenge for week 26 was to use a scripture or inspirational quote.
The face came first...then I came across 1 Sam.16:7 and it went wonderfully with it.

 It was a total accident that my girl's face has blue blemishes on it!
It happened as I was working on the following weeks' pages. 

Perfectly Imperfect and Loving It! 

Last week (in real time) I participated in a blog hop 
I used this Plate 1430 stamp set and did THIS project.
I have all the extra numbers on tissue paper and I am starting to use some
 in my Daily and this DLP.
A little variety always makes things interesting!!

 Summer is my favorite season!

I used a couple of the July 2014 StencilClub Stencils on this spread.
I wrote about it here on the StencilGirl Talk blog.

Happy Arting Everyone!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

VIVA Las Vegas Stamps and StencilGirl Hop

VIVA Las VegaStamps! sent us each a sheet of their rubber stamps.
I received the December Daily, titled Plate 1430 which is perfect for what I do in my own Daily!

Numbers... Words... A Little Alphabet!!! 
It makes my Heart Sing!!!!

I started by liberally stamping this rubber stamp in its entirety onto tissue paper
using the Stazon Ink Pad in several colors...
Azure, Timber Brown, Black Cherry, and Midnight Blue.
A little variety always adds interest.
And THEN I separated the little alphabets and some of the words to get started 
with a spread in my StencilGirl Journal from here......

I just wanted the cute little alphabet for this one. 
The other parts of the tissue paper are being saved for my DLP for December!

My background consists of some year old gelli plate experiments....
plus the liberally stenciled page of my StencilGirl Book,
Washi Tape, PanPastels, Posca Pens, Distress Inks, paints and markers.

Smack dab in the middle of the left side page is the August StencilClub Swirly Doodle.
One of my favorites....
On top of that is the Bullet Holes Stencil by Terri Stegmiller.
I used this stencil 2 different ways......

I used my VersaMark Stamp Pad and Copper PanPastels randomly...
For a little metallic shine.
Then I thought the opposite page needed a little focal point...
And the little yellow Bullet Holes were made to look like little sunshine flowers
with Posca Pens, markers and paints.

Ahhh...Warm Memories....I used to sing this with my kids....

Check back with the StencilGirl Talk  
and Viva Las VegaStamps! all week long
 to see what each of the design teams are doing.
Leave comments on all the blog posts for more chances to win the giveaway.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Arting!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Documented Life Project

The DLP challenge on week 24 was to use text.
My tip in is an old library catalog card dated 1981.
I used a book page for my larger tree.

Week 25...the challenge is to use hearts.
I used a StencilGirl Stencil by Terri Stegmiller called Inky Hearts.

(insert sad face)
This is when we got hit by lightning and everything went south....

I want to point out that this is where I did surgery on my DLP. 
A few months ago I knew I was going to need more space for expansion
so I slit the book in half and used fabric tape (bookbinders tape)
to tape the heck out of it.
Now I am working in that part of the book and so far so good....

Happy Arting!