Thursday, December 18, 2014

1 background 2 collages

I'm playing in Photoshop Elements again. Created a background and with some alteration, used it for two collages.

Protection: digital collage

Fashionistas: Digital collage
what do you think?

Saturday, December 13, 2014

3 journals

I bought this.

And I've just made these.

A sample of inside pages
These notebook/journals are mostly plain pages with copies of original art and personal photographs. A few gelli print pages are added. The covers are chipboard covered with scrapbook papers with flower, ribbon and button embellishment. I think they turned out well. These are gifts - I don't think the recipients read this blog :-). I will definitely make more of these!

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Dare to Dream

Having fun with photoshop - I can spend hours on this! In class we learned how to make our own brushes, which is like stamping on paper. Love it!

She Dared to Dream: vintage photo, digital collage
Now that I'm creating these, I'm not sure what to do with them. I think this one would make a cool postcard.

Thursday, December 04, 2014

working in black and white

I've always loved black and white with a touch of red. It's visually pleasing to me for some reason. I loved creating the journal below (post yesterday).

Here is a piece I did recently. The paper is Strathmore Artagain drawing paper coal black. Penwork is mostly uni-ball signo, which is my favorite white pen. There is a little Sharpie white pen, but I don't like the effect on this paper. The size is approximately 6x6. It was a fun way to spend a couple of hours.

I may take all of my black and white doodles and create an art book using Shutterfly. Perhaps add some quotes.  Hmmm.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Black and White Journal

Black and White with a Hint of Red Scrappy Journal

This is a one-of-a-kind handmade journal. The pages are a variety of papers, including cardstock, music sheets, wrapping paper, and scrapbook papers. On most pages you’ll find machine-stitched scraps of papers and tape to decorate edges and create pockets and tucks. Copies of original art are included.

There are six signatures, each with 4-5 folios creating approximately 122 pages to use. The size is roughly 5.5 by 9 inches.  Covers are recycled chip board covered with fabric and scrapbook paper. A red flower adorns the front cover. The book is bound using sewn tape method with waxed linen thread.

This journal is meant to be filled with your own photos, journal writing, quotes, and whatever you wish. 

This is a beauty and ready to go ... a perfect gift for a friend or for you!
Please contact me if you are interested. The price is $60.00 plus shipping.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Holiday booklets

Here are some booklets I've made and added to my etsy shop. You'll find more photos there. I've made these booklets or mini journals from scrap book papers. They can be used for planning or documenting your holiday. You can add ephemera and photos. They are "scrappy journal" style. Most pages has some embellishment. There are pockets and flaps. Most are bound with pamphlet stitching; a few have ribbon binding. They have 7 folios for a total of 28 pages to work with. Large 5.5 x 8.5 are $10.00. Medium 4.5 x 6 are $9.00. The small one 4.25 x 4.5 is $8.50. 


Please let me know if you want one (or more).

Thursday, November 13, 2014

I can't stop myself

from playing with my photos in photoshop!
"Yellow roses". Altered photos digital collage

"Shall we take a walk?" Altered photos digital collage
The background for this one is a photo of a section of a quilt I made years ago. I'm having a lot of fun going through my photos to find background for digital collage play.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The quote continues ... 

The fight for free space - for wilderness and public space -
must be accompanied by a fight for free time to spend wandering in that space.'

I'm into a few days of musing ... deciding on my next project(s).

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Playing with Photoshop

Misty Day - Digital collage
Playing with Photoshop Elements. The background was a detail of a large painting from a gallery (taken so long ago I don't even remember where and unfortunately have no way to acknowledge the artist.) I wanted to alter it and make it mine, so I added tree and flower shapes. It reminds me of a misty day. Love playing with PS.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Two Journals off to new homes

These two journals are off to Texas. I thoroughly enjoyed making these (as I do making all of my scrappy journals).

The covers are fabric that I have machine stitched. Decorative stitching is added for texture and interest. The inside pages are a variety of papers, including cardstock, painted papers and scrapbook papers. On most pages I machine-stitched scraps of papers and tape to decorate edges and create pockets. Some of my photos are included. There are two hand-sewn signatures, each with approximately 10 folios creating approximately 80 pages to use. There is a pocket sewn into the inside front cover, as well as a wrap-around tie enclosure. The size is roughly 6 by 9 inches.