Monday, March 4, 2013

Little Notebook

Birthday {party hat} blueprint

Birthday {present} Blueprint

Oooh oooh!! New toy alert!!! New Tim Holtz stamps from Stampers Anonymous!!  Gorgeous set of four new blueprint style stamps!  Had to play, couldn't help myself!!

Coloured with ProMarkers... Sky Blue, Artic Blue and Cool Aqua,  and Lime Zest and Lime Green.  The papers are HOTP and the Cardstock is Stampin' Up (Island Indigo & Lucky Limeade).

Birthday Elephant

Sometimes, when inspiration is playing a game of hide and seek you need to just take things back to basics.  I know that style and techniques evolve and it's easy to get into the routine of making things in a similar why.. and I think that's true of this card. I've been kind of stuck for inspiration recently - which is why I've started playing around with Art Journalling techniques - and thats really helped as I've had to look beyond the crafty supplies in my immediate reach..  and in doing so I found an old HOTP pad of paper.. Nice bright colours.. and that's what inspired me to make this card!   I really need to use/donate/sell the majority of my 6x6 and 8x8 pads.. (to make room for new, obviously).. so I will be continuing to search through the mountains of paper I have.. who knows what I will find.. or how it will inspire me?!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

2nd attempt!

Felt a wee bit happier with "random" on this one!   More practice needed!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Art Journaling: First attempt!

I love the look of art journalling but I have a real problem with random and abstract! 
But I'm sure, like with most things, patience and perseverence will win the day!
So here it is.. my first attempt!   Using lots of lovely Tim Holtz goodies I am now well and truley covered in ink and glimmer mist!

The paper is Tim Holtz Travel collection. Inked with adirondack inks and sprayed with Tattered Angels glimmer mist.   Tim Holtz stamps, and Stampin Up white craft ink.  New Alterations "Wanted" alphabet die - you can never have toooooo many alphabets!!
I used my trusty Heidi Swapp edge distresser (what a brilliant little tool that is!) to rough up the edges.. now I just need to make a mini book and make this the cover!

This has been great fun to do.. interesting that you can really do no wrong.. you just keep going until you are happy, remembering that sometimes less is more!! and not getting too hung up about random!  There are loads of new techniques to be learned with art journalling.. loads that would give new life to your existing craft stash!  
So.. watch this space as I experiment some more soon!

Cupboard Trilogy Challenge #9

Hello!  Here is my DT entry for challenge #9 A mothers love.. over at the Cupboard Trilogy Challenge blog.
This is a lovely theme to do a challenge for. What better than to make a card for all those wonderful mums out there! 
I hope you like my card and I look forward to seeing yours over at TCT Challenge Blog.
The flowers are stamped on cardstock and vellum - coloured with promarkers.

tracy brown-scott / blue daisy crafts