Friday, December 19, 2014

Daily #16

The cover story....

It all started with Eileen Hull sending an envelope of goodies
when I was participating in a StencilGirl/Eileen Hull Hop....

I came away with this little box of Truths....

Then these Hydrangea Blossoms immediately went onto
 a future Daily cover. 

I love patterns and this gradation of blossoms seemed to come natural.
Gesso as the base...the blossoms remind me of the Quatrefoil 6 stencil,
so I layer some in around the edges...
Some color....More depth for the blossoms with Crystal Lacquer...



Hmmmm....Just not feelin' it.....
Right away I kick that number sixteen to the curb.. 
...pulling out the can of white spray paint!


Hmmmm..........what to do.....what to do.....
How about another stencil in the background.....
since I covered up my quatrefoils...



Maybe if I soften it.....



No...Not feelin' that...
Still love the pattern and design...
not sure about the background or color...


Layer more paints....get more texture...


I kinda like it.
Do you?
I sat with this cover for a few days.....


No. It just didn't sit well with me.
I pulled out that can of  white spray paint again.
It's like an eraser!


 Maybe its the green.
I pour pink and red and orange inks on it and sprinkle salt...
then let it dry for a day or two.
I can't mess it up at this point! 


Hmmmm....


Okay, everything is as dry as it is going to get.
The excess salt and ink gets wiped away and this is what I am left with...
LOVE IT!


I enhance and intensify the colors and textures.
What fun!



I love the subtle addition of one of my favorite stencils...
Damask Medium by Michelle Ward. 


I Love how it finally turned out.

Not all projects are this layered or take this many steps...
but I wanted to share the truth of this one!

Happy Arting!


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Daily

It was simply fabulous!
I stayed with the kids about 11 days.
When my girl was feeling physically better and able to do more....I left.



I kind of went through a baby withdrawl.
I have been told by numerous friends 
that having a grand baby is the most wonderful thing in the world...
When you hold that baby in your arms for the first time
 it takes away all your problems and heals all your wounds.
Euphoria.
I get it now.


So back to the real world!
Laundry and Work and Daily Living.....
I used the October StencilClub stencils in the above spread....


Still playing with the Rose Window Stencil by Lizzie Mayne.


This (above) is also from the October StencilClub stencils....
Okay...Done with the date entries and on to all my experiments and doodles. 



 I had some fun with the Dress-Up Fashions Stencil by Jamie Fingal
in the back of my Daily.
I had thought if we had a grand daughter 
I could use this dress stencil in a birth sampler....
So I thought I would play with color combos....
But No...not this time....maybe down the road! 





One of my favorite stencils is the Seeds Stencil by Maria McGuire.

Okay! Done with Daily #15 and on to Daily #16!

Happy Arting!


Monday, December 15, 2014

Daily


I stayed with my daughter as long as she needed me.
I set up my bag of pens and markers on the kitchen counter
and helped wherever I could.
What a privilege!










Some Teesha Moore stamps.
Again, same as with new stencils I receive.....
they came in the mail and I randomly popped some into journals 
....then fashion my pages around what is started...





I was inspired by the cover of a book my son in law was reading....
but at this point I couldn't tell you what the book's name was...

Still with the baby here...enjoying every minute of it!

Happy Arting!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Daily


Finally...
The long awaited new grand baby post!




I kept saying Any Day Now!
Remember that his due date was August 16...
but he wasn't ready yet!



My daughter was being induced on the 27th...
but even then, Caleb decided to wait one more day!



August 28, 2014


Awwww....
So In Love!

So Precious!
I was just glad everyone is healthy and happy!





I used the Patchwork House Stencil here.
Actually, when it came in the mail I opened my Daily
to a random middle page and drew it in there...
Then I colored and doodled during tv time with the hubby.

Happy Arting!