Sunday, September 30, 2012

AJ page created for Beth

I just forgot to post my contribution to Beth's AJ. Here it is; for me another challenge to create in such a beautiful journal.

Edited October 1st:
Maybe a bit too excited; already post this page here under:-D

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Last but not least .... handmade postcards

Created for postcrossers:

 Handmade male postcard. Created with my Cricut Expression; sentiment: Hero Arts.

Above postcard and this postcard are created with cardboard, just recycled the cardboard. The image is from   Saturated canary. Such a sweet image! The postcard is stamped with a rubber stamp, embellished with ribbon and a flower gem. Image coloured with Copic markers

My daughter gave me a couple of these postcards. In fact these postcards, as you see, promote a brand. Well, I restyled the card by adding a sentiment to replace the desciption on the postcard. And so another postcard was created.

Original postcard.

Postcard with new sentiment.

Same thing here, but on another postcard.

Not the best pictures, but I like this cute postcard:-)) Most of the time I send these handmade postcards naked, which means without envelope. It is always a surprise if they will be delivered without being damaged... This is another  Saturated canary image coloured with Copic markers. Under the image you see patterned paper, it is not ribbon. The cardstock on which the image is stamped is distressed with a Close to my heart inkpad.

Round Robins, mail art

My addition to Beth's journal titled 'Bygone Era':

Page created in Camille's art journal in the Flower Fairy RR:

Sent mail art.

This A4 page is sent as is. Address deleted.

Front of A4 page.

Mail art envelope filled with other creations.

Once again .... a quick post

Hello dear friends,

Posting on my blog was on my mind for several weeks. Time, time, time .... So again a quick one, more pics, less words☺

Created yesterday for a private swap, will be mailed today to the USA.

One participant did not send her pages to her partner. So I created these two pages for the partner, we call it 'angel' @ swap-bot.

These 5x7 art journal pages will be sent to Australia today.
Prompt: Reap or Sow (Harvest - Plant) ~~ It is coming to the time of year where we harvest what we have tended... or sow in the hopes of a bountiful harvest  ~~ depending on where you reside in this wonderful world of ours. Create a page with this theme and incorporate doodle designs - use 'zendoodle' like designs as pattern/visual texture in your journal page.

Second prompt: 'The Wheel of Life' - create a page that reflects your interpretation of this concept or present the 'wheel' of your own life. What 'wheel' would best represent you?


Saturday, September 8, 2012

Quick post

A quick post of projects created in the month August. Nothing special to talk about. There is a lot going on and I want to keep focused:-) I have some art journal pages. No handmade cards this time; I have my rubber stamps and card stock with me for a while, but I didn't make any progress. I had some postcards which I re-used by replacing the back of the postcard, but .... for me that is not really a handmade card. Quick post, hè?

These pages were a real challenge and you'll understand once you read the themes of these pages:-))

On this pages I had to exprss "Moon Magic: A Tribute to Cycle". Some traditional cultures have special names for the Moon: Grandmother, Mother or Maiden. The question was: "How does the Moon show her face in your life? Do you feel her presence in your life? Do you honour the Moon in her many aspects in some special way? If so, how?
Well, none of the above. I don't have special thoughts about the moon, to give a short answer. When talking about the moon I am more realistic, but I relate the Moon in some way with dreamtime. How??? Well, after the realistic talk, I just think: night, sleep ... dream .... simple as that.

The page is done in acrylic paints with lettering done with a white gelpen. The Moon has a light yellow colour and it is a 3D Moon, drawn on and cut out of card board.

This second page is based on a handmade stencil. Well, my stencil is a nice one, but it didn't do the trick on my page:-( So I used another (letter) stencil to pop the page up a bit. I still like the outcome, since the colour mixed nicely.

This was the first trial of the Moon prompt. I like it so much that I went on and on ... this page is a keeper. Good for my collection of AJ pages. I want to can bind all the pages I received in December, closing this year with a bunch of beautiful art journal pages. I hardly can wait! Used: card board, copic multi-liner acrylic paints, inkpad, prisma color pencils and a white gelpen.

Art journal page swap I host. First theme is to describe a place you have never been before, where would you go and why. The page speaks for itselfs, I think? Yes ...!☺

At last,with this prompt I had to write how I felt at the moment I created this page; colour over the journaling and create a black & white page.

Wish you goodnight and thank you for visiting. Your comments are welcome:-)