Art Journaling

I have neglected this blog for awhile. I admit grad school, working full-time, and maintaining a blog was not that realistic but since school is done and we hosted that blog hop through SkrapnChat  I've had a renewed interest in paying more attention to posting my projects.

Tonight I spent a bit of time in my scraproom and worked on a page in my art journal. It was a lot of fun. I didn't start with any end in mind other than to have some fun. A song was on my Songsa playlist about the sky so I decided to start with a blue glimmer mist background and build from there.

I pulled out a couple of stencils that I've had for a while and just started making dots in orange paint and then built up with the three blue stars in paint. I then flicked some orange glimmer mist and sprayed some yellow.

Black sharpie around the stars along with gold gelato added a lot of depth to the stars. I finished with black gelato around the edge to frame my page. The arrows are acrylic stamps and the destination is an old (like 6 years old) Heidi Swapp Stamp.

Here's the final product. I am quit happy with how it turned out! Thanks for popping by and have a great day!


Thank you everyone for playing along with SkrapNChat's first ever blog hop! We had a blast and I hope you did too. If you were inspired why not pop by our little piece of heaven on the internet and play along with us on a regular basis. And I'm not talking out of class when I say that we had so much fun that we'll likely be doing this again in the near future!

So now time for the big announcement!

I used a random number generator and the winner of the $10 Michael's gift card is:


Number 5 wins! Congrats Kelsey!!!!!! Thanks for playing along!

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SnC Spring 2013 Blog Hop

I've never participated in a blog hop before so this is pretty exciting for me to welcome you to this blog hop!

If you are coming directly to my blog you may want to start at the beginning at Karen's blog. Basically the low down is that some of us gals over at SkrapNChat  decided to host a blog hop. Our theme for the hop is stencils or masks. I cannot wait to see the other lovely creations the other girls are posting on their blogs and was really excited to play with masks/stencils for my post!

I LOVE stencils and have amassed quite the collection over the last couple of years! I usually use my glimmer mists or other inks with them although I would like to try some modeling paste one of these days.

 This was actually a perfect challenge for me as I have had this (see below) sitting on my desk for sometime now just waiting for me to do something crafty with it.

The bird cage image was produced when I used the white paper as a scrap while I was spraying the bird cage resist canvas (from Prima) that ended up on the LO below.

I loved the stencil image that had been left behind on the scrap paper and decided to keep it thinking that I could use it in the future some time. I think we often think that we have to buy fancy tools to create the effect that we want when really a lot of the time our scrapbooking supplies can do double duty as is the case with my misted image. Now I am sure that I could go out and purchase a bird cage stencil or mask but why not use the image that was created by spraying the resist canvas? I mean the image was completely free!

I knew as soon as I had lifted the resist canvas off the paper that I wanted to use the left behind image on a card. It was WAY too cute continue using the paper as a scrap paper and or to let the paper go into recycling. So I did exactly that on Sunday night in prep for this blog hop and the image below is what I ended up making.

As you can see I cut the bird stencil into a rectangle, traced around the white image, backed it on some black polka dot paper and adhered it to my card.

Card details: 
Image: stencil of prima resist canvas sprayed with glimmer mist ink, traced with American Crafts journalling pen, backed on older Costco pack polka dot paper (don't know the brand-sorry!)
Backgound:  I used a cuttlebug geometric rings embossing folder like this one  that I recently picked up at Michaels. I inked the embossed image with baha blue Stampin' Up! ink
Embellishments: The doily is actually from the dollar store. I got 32 of these babies for $1.25. Awesome deal. I misted it with glimmer mist and inked the edges with pebbles cream chalk. The sequins are from a the $1.50 bin as Michaels. The flower is prima. The greeting and rinestone in the flower are both from Stampin' Up!

Thanks for popping by my blog and I hope I inspired you to find shapes around your craft area that you can use to make negative images for your next project!

Now you can head on over to Kelsey's blog here: HERE

And for everyone that leaves a comment here I will be drawing for a $10 Michaels gift card. So be sure to leave a comment! The winner will be announced on Friday, April 12th.

Also everyone participating in the blog hop will go into a grande prize draw to be announced on Friday as well.

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