Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Art Gives Me Balance

Some time in my art journal to reconnect with my inner self and find my spiritual balance.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Pink and Red Gouache Painted Pages

Some final Valentine journal play.  Valentines weekend is coming to a close but I am still feeling the love. As in December when I have grandiose crafting expectations that are never met, so is the Valentine season for me. So, here are some remnants.  Gouache painted pages and stamping with dye ink. Oh my, how I do love stamping and painting with gouache.
It started out looking like this. 
I painted the pages with red and pink gouache and was in no way concerned about the direction of the paint or the strokes of the brush. I knew I was going to alter it. When it was dry I added stamped some hearts and swirls to give it a valentine feel.
Feeling the love..........stamping love  ;D 


When I was done this above turned into this below. It is a subtle difference but it does soften the whole page. 
I did this by moving a wet brush around the painted surface and avoided the stamped areas. This gave the layout a blended look and the pages are less frenetic.
I like the swirly vines hanging down and the floating hearts. Next I will write my personal feelings about love. I hope you found some special time for whoever and whatever you love this weekend. 
Thanks for stopping by and one more thing I love..... comments and followers.  :)
Oh.......and, if you didn't see my video last week showing some Valentine books I made a few years ago...then click here to see it now.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day

Hi there everyone, I just wanted to share some Valentine & heart stamping designs.





 I hope you all enjoy some time with the one you love and have sweet treats and sweet sentiments..or maybe even some crafting time as well. I know it might be asking too much. 
But homemade Valentines are so much fun to make.
If you need some ideas, check out my video from earlier this week. See it here
Happy Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Valentine DIY

Here is a quick video about how to make a fun Valentine booklet for your loved ones. 
*sorry about the orientation of the video....I spazzed. :/
I hope you get the idea. 
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Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Valentine's Style

Well, it is that time of year when I can reconnect with my creative expression after the new year. Christmas is just so darned busy that I don't get to make all the things I dreamed of months earlier. But with stamps and paint I can quickly get into the spirit of this sweetheart season in my journal. 
While working with my gouache colors of pink and red, I set my brush down and when I picked it up, I had a sweet little volunteer heart. 

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