Tuesday, November 20, 2012

envelope book

Last week I watched a video on making an album from envelopes. At  Follow the Paper Trail  . Most of the stuff she used I don't have so I improvised. I made the cover out of a frozen pizza rolls box. It's really heavy cardboard, and covered it with brown grocery bag paper. I have no clue why I made it. I'll never use it and I don't know anyone that would use it. I worked on it for three days but I enjoyed messing around with it. Here are some photos of the finished product. I took them with my phone so I can use that as an excuse if they aren't so good!

It's hard to see the colors but the pages, flowers and tags are all black, beige, tan and white.I didn't photograph the tags. They are just blank with a small pull tab on them. I made all the flowers and leaves with heart punches and added clear and mirrored rhinestones in the flower centers. I've had this paper a while and never knew what to do with it. Some of the pages have flocking. I think it came out pretty well.

Front cover

I've been working on a few more things but can't show them until after the recipients receive them.
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Last Page

I finally finished the last page in my October Journal. The prompt was to draw the outline of a skull and fill it with things that remind you of a loved one.  This is for my Dad, "Pop ZJ"

October 31 memories of a loved one
My Dad was one of those guys that could do anything he set his mind to, but would rather be fishing. We spent some great times on the banks of  fishin' holes. Most times fishing far into the night and sleeping in the truck or on the ground. He started smoking when he was 9. He died in 2001 of emphysema and lung cancer, He was 79.

My Dad before he was sick.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Two more pages for the October Journal

It's taken me a while but here are two more pages from my October Journal from Blissfully Art Journaling Yahoo Group. I am definitely not a page every day person.

The prompt for October 29th was to use a color that you don't normally use. I finally came up with what  looks like an old green olive that's been lying around for a few days. Although the scanned picture came out looking brown rather than green.

OCT 29 color not normally used

The prompt for the 30th was to describe an October day. Although this October it was mostly 70 degrees F and above the leaves did change. The colors are not showing up as well as I would like on my leaves. Maybe its time for a new scanner.

Oct 30 describe an October day

Thanks for looking.