Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Vacation unplugged and Paloma visits

If you were wondering what happened to me,we left for an extended camping trip where there was no internet-so I was unplugged for awhile,and it was ever so refreshing!
Today's post is photos,and lots of them,so if you dare...
grab a cuppa and relax!
 our set up
 the hill behind our site-filled with glorious pines!
 I did a bit of artwork while away...
 a nature journal I am working on...


 Chum and me hamming it up!

 wind chimes my son,Lindsey sent me for Mother's day
 Chum goes swimming
       Chum and Riley rock climbing!

 love the smell of campfire!

this plant is called a Lady Slipper-just gorgeous!

and finally

 Before we left,Paloma the dove of peace arrived at our home.
Life was a bit upended at that time,so instead of photographing her at home,Paloma came camping with us.
 Paloma was started by sweet Lys in France,as a Peace ambassador to visit the world through blogging friends. 
Lys,Paloma's creator began this journey shortly after the horror of the attack on Paris almost two years ago: in Lys' words...

After the shock, the anger, the nausea ... what to say, what to do?I have only weapons made of paper and words ... I can face violence only with my values ​​and beliefs.Freedom and peace are the ones I Wished to give today.So this is Paloma, my little dove single paper.

 If you would like to be included in her travels, please contact Lys at her blog... ImpressionScrap 
 or to follow her Where is Paloma
 After trying many spots to rest...
 Paloma landed in the soft pines for her final photo before heading out in the post to the UK and to visit Brenda Brown of Bumblebees and Butterflies
If you hung in till the are the best! heehee

Thank you so very much for your visit and comments. 
 I will be back regularly posting and visiting again in a few days!
Jackie ")

Friday, May 26, 2017

Yummy textures and some Fabulous new stamps!

I was so excited to learn,that one of my art idols,
 Lynne Moncrieff ,whom you may know from her beautiful blog Adorn,or maybe from FB or possibly have seen one of the many wonderful pieces she has had published in almost all of the Stampington magazines,(that's alot to say in one breath!) 
Well,Lynne had designed not one,but TWO sets of sentiments stamps...
I just Had to have them and I was Over the moon with excitement when they arrived in my mail from That's Crafty! 

Within another day,another recent stamp purchase, from Chocolate Baroque arrived as well!

annnnnd,lets not forget to mention my recent package of winnings from Emerald Creek Dares~ who just happens to carry some of the most yummiest embossing powders I have ever seen!

Okay,now that you know I had a super mail week,on to what I have created with my new treasures!
Using a piece of cardboard, I tore away parts and applied modeling paste mixed with crackle paste to what was left. Once dry I spritzed a bit of water and added my beloved Infusions,and then more spritzing. 
And when this was put aside to dry completely,boy oh boy!
did that crackle ever do it's job with those infusions!!
Next up was a piece of watercolor paper cut to fit inside of the cardboard piece.
Some background stamping and then more Infusion love using favorite colors.
Now to use my new stamps from Chocolate Baroque~a few background crocuses in the same ink as the background script,then three lovely flowers over the top and brought to life with white embossing powder.
At the flowers feet is deliciously chunky looking and beautiful embossing powder from Emerald Creek~Fractured Ice  this was added to act as the soil for the blooming flowers
Yumminess all over~texture and color! 
What more could a girl ask for right?
maybe more stamping?
On a separate piece of cardstock,I used one of Lynne's new sentiments,oh how I just love this phrase!!
(as well as all of the others Lynne designed) 
Thank you so much Lynne~your stamps are fabulous!
 The watercolor paper was added to the cardboard piece both by securing with glue and by using grommets which were colored with alcohol inks.

After the stamping was dry,I added a bit of color,
using a water heavy paintbrush and spots of Infusion left on my mat-just enough.
 Next,I tattered the edges of the paper and gave them a bit of vintage color


After balling up some string and giving it just the right amount of color it was secured in place using Finn's heavy gel medium and then my quote was added to the center of that.
 The last thing to do was add a few beads and some string to hang with.

and here it is!
Thanks for hanging in there through all the photos and I do hope you were able to feel the excitement I shared with these new products and how wonderful they are!
Jackie ")

Here are the great monthly challenges I am teaming up with!
The Artistic Stamper~May's Creative Challenge~Floral Fantasy
The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge~#36 Put a stamp on it

Emerald Creek Dares~ Fantasy~Dream a little Dream
 I think Lynne's sentiment says this perfectly about Day Dreaming!!

Creative Artiste's Challenge Blog~Challenge #26~Anything Goes

A Vintage Journey~Use A Quote

Chocolate Baroque~Mood Board


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!