Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Board Book Round Robin

I belong to a few Yahoo groups, one of which decided to create round robin board books. Last spring I purchased books for each of the eight of us and mailed them out. Sweet Pea made a "flow chart" so that we could send our books to each other in a logical fashion. Three of us live in the USA and the other five in the UK, so it was imperative that we not lose anyone's book if at all possible. I have enjoyed working on this project - each book was a challenge in a different way. The round robin is almost finished, and, of course, I can hardly wait until my book arrives home!
For Adrienne Goodenough
The theme of Adrienne's book is color. Since I was the last one to work in the book, I took the "liberty" of creating a final page about the beauty of all colors, not just our individual favorites. And it was also a chance to use a few lines from one of my favorite songs by Harry Chapin!

For Bren Renouf

Bren asked us create a spread about ourselves. I tried using a number of different images and quotes, but I didn't like the arrangement, so I chose one thing about myself which is important, "Love of Nature."


Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Shabby Chic Gesso

This is the first version of my shabby chic gesso technique. After a discussion on Art-Ventures, I decided to add some Rub 'n Buff. I like the subtle difference in how the finished card turned out.
I guess I need to remember all the "stuff" I have stashed away and get it out!!!!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Up, up and away!

As we were eating breakfast this morning, we saw balloons floating by. It was a perfect summer morning, cool with a bright blue sky. I got my camera and snapped a couple of shots. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Teesha More Swap

One of my internet groups is creating a Teesha Moore journal. Each of us had to create fifteen pages of four 7-1/2 X 10" pages in Teesha's style. I was reluctant to join, but finally decided to stretch and do the pages. It was a big jump for me as I tend to do much more "traditional" creating, but I am glad that I tried.
I created the backgrounds using Aileen's Color Mists (what fun!) Once they were dry, I scored and folded the pages and began to create.
Images from magazines were selected, and I had them photo copied. Some of the gals in the swap did 60 different pages! But that was not for me.
I planned, cut and pasted. The next challenge was doodling, something that I have little self-confidence in. Some of my doodles didn't turn out well, so I had to "repair" the "OOPS!" I also used some clear doodle style stamps. The finishing touch was titles. One was done by hand (Party) and the others were foam stamps from the kids department.
After all of this, I am ready to send out to the hostess and wait, albeit impatiently, to receive the fifteen sets of original art work.