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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Guest Designer for Try It On Tuesday!


 Theme for May "Feathered Friends"
  

  In April I entered TryItOnTuesday and my Muse Journal page was picked for Top 5!
 and so I was graciously asked by Avril to be a guest designer and of course I was delighted to be so! Thanks so much Avril!

 here are close ups  of my spread...

this stencil is from Red Lead Paperworks
I added some found bird feathers
 lots of stenciling, spraying,embossing paste,more spraying
 I am a total bird lover- My husband says he thinks I am part bird,as often he will find me in the yard mimicking the calls and whistles of the birds LOL
(what he doesn't know is that we really are communicating! heehee)
a few feather die cuts from 
and a
 bird graphic atop of a vintage page of feathers
flicking some white  
my photos do not do my pages justice,but hoping you see some beauty here!
I'll see you again soon!
hugs,Jackie

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Art journaling & atc's

  Sharing a page I did recently using my new Andy Skinner stamps I won on a blog hop over at Stampendous
Thank you Fran and Andy!
 showing a bit of texture here
  my graphics are from a LIFE magazine from the 50's lovely way to sell a women's Bra? hmmm? 
Sure makes me want to buy that one-especially if I am going to feel this way! hahaaa

  Next up are my Atc's  with the theme Music.
We have a group on Google+ called Creating &Sharing Mixed Media where we have a swap/trade every 3 months.
Here are the ones I sent



 

  Stairway to Heaven-Led Zeppelin




















 Stairway To Heaven is my partner Kimberley's favorite

 
 
 
 I did this last on by Billy Preston because for some reason,out of nowhere I find myself singing this song on a regular basis!
 and this is one of those songs,that just gets stuck in your head!
Are you singing it now as well? heehee

Thanks for stopping in,no real art details today because these were made a short while ago. 
Life has been a bit upended here as of late,more on that another time. 
As always, your visits and comments,truly make my day! 
Here's hoping your day is a beautiful one! 
Hugs,Jackie ")




















Friday, April 28, 2017

for a friend...


Happy Friday!
 Today's share is a tag I made for a faraway friend,Germany,in fact.
I am speaking of Valerie of the blog,Bastelmania.
Valerie's blog has such inspiring posts,where she shares her artwork and her life travels.
If you have never been to her blog,do pop in to say hello and see what she is up to! 
I wanted to make sure Valerie received her package before I posted,
and so she has and so here it is.


  I am sharing these close ups so you can see all the yummy texture of this background.

DecoArt used to make this product called "Paper Perfect". I have had mine so long I can't even tell you when it was discontinued.
(and,yes! the product is still good!)
It really is too bad they no longer make it,because it is so cool to work with.  

After gessoing the tag I spread the Paper Perfect all over and off some of the edges of the tag. This product is pulpy;if you have ever made your own paper or even left newsprint in water too long,you might have an idea of what I mean.
While the PaperPerfect was still wet,I spritzed my spray colors onto my craft mat,added some water and then painted into the wet pulp as watercolors.
The wet pulp made the colors blend and bleed even more,giving a real neat effect.
 Frida was stamped separately and added when the tag was dry.
To this I added dried flowers and petals,both as her head piece and for her bodice.
Next, I added the perfect (in my opinion)heart and wings piece from RetroCafeArt Gallery. 
Also added,were yarn for hanging and the tiny sugar skull.
 The edges were embossed with a dark purple embossing powder.
At the bottom, I used a couple of skeleton leaves with some vintage flowers, and then finally adding the banner "Fearless"
This tag represents two Fearless women, Frida and Valerie. 
Both women have had many struggles and still lead/lead very colorful lives. I applaud them both!
I am happy to say that Valerie loves her tag as much as I loved creating it for her!
 hugs to you my friend!xx
 Thank you so much for joining me today and hope to see you again soon with some"life around here" posts.
 Spring has sprung and we have been busy!
Jackie ")




Products:
DecoArt Paper Perfect
DecoArt Media Shimmer Mister~Turquoise
DecoArt Media Mister~Primary Yellow
DecoArt~DecoPauge~Matte
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays~Drop Dead Gorgeous Green,Hi Maintenance Magenta,Wild Honeysuckle Coral
Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powder~Midnight Violet
RetroCafeArt~Sugar Skull charm, Heart with wings MDF piece
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~Fearless Banner
Stampotique~Frida stamp
Tsukineko StazOn Ink~Midnight Blue
tag
water,paintbrush
E6000 glue
vintage mini flowers
skeleton leaves
Dried/pressed flowers





Entering in these Fab challenges!

 The April challenge at The Artistic Stamper is Backgrounds






MMW#24: Anything Mixed Media Goes with a Twist-Use watercolors