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Inspiration Wednesday - Glorious Autumn

Posted by Susan on Sunday, April 12, 2015 in ,
Wow, this weeks Inspiration Wednesday project for me was a rollercoaster. When I first watched the video I loved the idea. I fully admit to being a hoarder of paper, so the idea of being able to use some beautiful paper as the main feature was, to me, heavenly.

Now my art journal doesn't include any inclusions, so I decided to try and add my own for this weeks project because I really liked the effect. Well, that proved a bit challenging, and ended up being crooked. And then my paper didn't apply correctly toward the seam of the book. And as things progressed I started getting worried that this was going to turn into a hot mess.

So, I grabbed my matte medium and fixed the paper application issues. Then I made the decision to cut the other half of the inclusion so it too was not symmetrical, like the paper application behind it. And as I worked on it, and came up with work arounds to things I didn't like, it began to take shape, and in the end I really like how it turned out.

Here are some pics of all the various "states" and pieces, including a few close up shots. Hope you like it!

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This shows the layout with the inclusion open inside. For this I used another BoBunny paperline - Cambridge
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Here is the back of the inclusion, where I added my journal content for the page. It's great because it's hidden when the page first opens, but adds some visuals on the right side of the page when you flip it over.
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Some of you may recognize this tag from a previously posted project. I decided to add it to this journal layout because it is one of my favourite tags and it works so nicely with the layout.
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Supplies:

Paper - BoBunny - Forever Fall and Cambridge paper packs
Cardstock - Stampin-up
Stamps - Stampin up, Heartfelt Creations (Script Stamp), Stampendous (Sunflower)
Stampin' Up Blendabilities
Ink - Momento and Stampin' Up
Stencils - Crafters Workshop
Acrylic Paints - Pumpkin, Laguna, Raw Umber
Matte Medium, Mod Podge, Acrylic Glazing Liquid, Light Molding Paste
Dylusions Journal


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Inspiration Wednesday - Music is...

Posted by Susan on Sunday, April 05, 2015 in ,
Another Inspiration Wednesday art journal page. Again, this one is quite a deviation from the original, but I really like how it turned out. It's also very personal because around the edge are all my favorite bands or favorite artists from my iPod right now.

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Supplies

Tim Holtz Tissue Paper
DCWV Performance Stack paper
Distress Ink - Tea Dye
Acrylic Paint - Various Colors
Gesso, Matte Medium, Acrylic Glazing Liquid

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Inspiration Wednesday - Triple Crescent Moon

Posted by Susan on Sunday, March 08, 2015 in ,
So this page started out as my Inspiration Wednesday Week 5 project. Now if you look at the project Donna Downey created for IW5 you're probably wondering how on earth I got from there to here. Well....it's a bit of a journey, so let me tell you.

I made my molding paste skins (the moons), but then they were just too small, and I didn't really have another stencil large enough that I could use for this technique. So I kept them. Now I could have added an inclusion to my page, but without skins large enough, the effect wouldn't work anyway, so I kept my page as is. I wanted to add a textured bottom, like Donna's, but I didn't want to re-create the "nest" idea, so.....I tried beads. Well, they sort of worked. They were larger than they should have been for what I was trying to achieve, but I rolled with it anyway.

From there however, I think the page began to take on a life of it's own and well, a bunch of ink spray, molding paste through a stencil, more seed beads, some stitching stamps and a tag later and voila!

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It's really interesting how this worked out though. I chose to use my three moon skins in the shape of the Triple Crescent Moon, which symbolizes the maiden, the mother and the crone. But what I didn't realize until I was almost finished the page was that today is International Women's Day. So all in all, I think it's a rather fitting layout for the day.

Thanks for reading!

Supplies

Dylusions Art Journal
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists
Stencil - The Crafters Workshop
Art Supplies - Molding Paste, Light Molding Paste, Gesso, Acrylic Glazing Liquid
Beads - Unknown
Stamps - Bo Bunny and Unknown Foam Stamps

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Inspiration Wednesday - Passion for Spring

Posted by Susan on Saturday, March 07, 2015 in ,
Another fun week at Inspiration Wednesday with Donna Downey. It's never too late to join and I admit I'm learning a lot of unique techniques.

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Supplies:

Dylusions Journal by Ranger
Paper - Bazzil Basics Antique Dictionary Print
Stencil - The Crafters Workshop
Stamps - Stampendous and Stampin' Up
Prima Flowers
Dylusions spray ink
Art Supplies - Gesso, Glazing Liquid, Light Molding Paste

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Inspiration Wednesday - Shoot for the Moon

Posted by Susan on Thursday, February 19, 2015 in ,
I was apprehensive about this weeks Inspiration Wednesday because it is so far out of my comfort zone and style. But I stuck with it and honestly, I really enjoyed the process.

If you haven't already....consider joining up for Inspiration Wednesday with Donna Downey.

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Dance

Posted by Susan on Saturday, January 31, 2015 in , , , ,
I completed this layout for both the Sketchabilities Challenge #132 and the Let's Get Sketchy - January Week 2 Challenge. For this week I tried returning to my own style a bit more, but also tried a new technique I saw where the photo was layered up from underneath with ephemera. I'm not sure I got the result I was fully expecting, but I do like it. Perhaps some more practice in this area.....

And here is my interpretation. I hope you like it....comments are welcome, and if you would like to see more of my work, please don't forget to subscribe to my blog!


Again, the photo is one I found on pinterest that I just really liked and went so well with the "Anthem" paper line from Bo Bunny.

Supplies

Paper, Ephemera and chipboard elements - Bo Bunny "Anthem"
Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Ink and Stampin Up
Stampin Up Chipboard Letters
Stamps - Stampin Up and Heather's Stamping Haven by the Stamp Barn


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Inspiration Wednesday - Go confidently in the direction of your dreams

Posted by Susan on Monday, January 26, 2015 in , ,
Another fabulous journal project for Inspiration Wednesday with Donna Downey. Unlike my first IW project, I LOVE how this one turned out. It's an extravaganza of mixed media supplies and a whole lot of getting messy!

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Supplies

Dylusions art journal
Gesso
Super Heavy Gesso
Fluid Matte Medium
Acrylic Glazing Liquid
Stencils - Tim Holtz and Dina Wakely
Paper and Bits - Aitoh Company Origami Paper, Hot off the Press Stamps, Tim Holtz Tissue Paper
Making Memories  Alphabet Stickers
Stamps and Ink - Stampin Up and Stazon
Various acrylic paints
Dylusions ink


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