Friday, January 29, 2016

a little more Glitter

 As I am on the DesignTeam for Gecko Galz,each month I have a day appointed to me as my sample day.
My date is on the 29th,so be sure to stop by on that day each month for a few step by steps as well as inspiration using Gecko Galz products. Also,on that day,I will have a Free Digi Stamp for you to download and use in your artwork-
a thank you from Gecko Galz!

Today's samples are still under the January theme, All That Glitters
 A new addition for my Goddess Journal 

This piece was made awhile ago while playing with new embossing folders so no photos"(
Painted a piece of cardstock with several coats of various blues
Then ran cardstock through Cuddlebug with  embossing folder.
Layered and wiped back several layers of acrylic paint.
Drybrushed with Quinachrindone Gold
Loosely trimmed around scalloped edges of embossed design
 Generously coated both the page and the back of glitter wrapping paper (found at JoAnn's)
Pressed together,smoothed out and let dry
Next,I attached a piece of tulle like material(used old stash)with sewing machine in the center
Also added a few small areas of tac on the corners,using gold thread
The embossed piece was added on top and was also stitched into place.
 Backed my lady image,from the Golden Splendor collection,with black cardstock and fancy cut before placing her.
Added strands of gold thread and a small scrap of same tulle as well.
Next,layered metal embellishments
then placed my goddess image on top using E6000 glue and weighted this till dry.

Next up are a few digital stamps by Gecko Galz that I printed out,colored with metallic pens and fancy cut.
Thinking maybe to use later in one of my journals. 
 still working on this one~he needs more sparkle!
Just look at the details of these digi stamps! Gorgeous!!!!
this butterfly I doubled backed and fancy cut out~ I think I have a place for this in my Art Barn!
 Okay,couldn't resist getting out the Stickles and adding deliciousness to these!
 My last sample today is a 4x4 piece that was created for my Gecko Galz DT avatar
this angel is also from the Golden Splendor Collection
I think I will add her to a page in my Goddess journal!

and now,here is your Digital Stamp!
Have fun with it!!

Products used:
Gecko Galz
Gold Thread
DecoArt Decou page
Glittered Wrapping paper
Metallic Pens
Spellbinders Embossing Folding
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics

Thank you so very much for your visits and comments!! Truly you make my day and fill me with gladness!!
Jackie ")

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

January happenings

Much ado around our homestead as of late.
Busy as bees we are!
My wonderful husband Riley,decided I should have the "Best Art Barn" around!
with lots of space to play and inspiration everywhere!
 So...the barn contents had been packed up,shuffled around,stuffed here and there,
moved,once,twice,thrice,well you get it! building,painting,designing...ugh! 

I'm exhausted just writing this!
 even Chum is exhausted!


How about a few progression photos
 where we started...
 hoarders trying to organize.
I joke about this all of the time,we have lightened the load dramatically since this beginning
 cleaned up enough to have art friends over.
even a new back door and window added to replace the heavy old barn doors.
 A Loft!
 Store it up and out of the way!
 sorry Chum to steep for you!
 this window in the wall may come in handy!
 BTW,this was here when we moved in...
 upcycled fencing used here
 going for the industrial feel
 Even insulation and a new ceiling put up-by us!
Many of the materials used are repurposed.
from projects we built and took down,recycled items from Craig's List or items from our "Farmer stash" out back!
 beginning of a storage bin
 More on the Art Barn another post.Stay tuned!

 On to other fun news...I am a regular follower,admirer,in love her art,and,admittedly, have a girl crush on Tracy Verdugo! ") 
The generous lady that Tracy is,she recently had a giveaway on her blog~and guess who won a spot in her Pattern,Color,Texture Mini Mojo class?!!!

 Yuppers!that's right~it was me!!I am so excited I can't stand it!Hip hip!!Thank you Tracy!
 If you are not familiar with Tracy,do take a minute and check out her blog and artwork~ 
She is inspirational and  amazing!!

And finally,a share of our 1st real snow this season
this was pre-Blizzard 2016
we had no snow during that storm,it missed us completely!

and when it all cleared...

 look! a snow mushroom!
 Thanks so much for your visit
you make my heart smile 
with gladness!!
Jackie ")

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Friday, January 22, 2016

Wanderlust Journey~Direction

Good Morning and welcome!

Something new for me in 2016 is my year long classes at Wanderlust by Everything Art
From time to time I will be showing a finished piece,however,no how to's as this will be up to the individual teachers over at Wanderlust.
 Have a look here at the teacher lineup.
~there is still plenty of time to join in and be inspired the whole year through!
 Kasia,asked us to use the word we were feeling in that moment for our journal spread.
Well at that moment,as you can see on the left, I was feeling Scattered!
  (not really a great starting out word!)
 By the end of my spread I had found my Direction~and my chosen word for 2016!
Interesting palette~do you think as well?
Here's to finding Direction in 2016!
All Good Things~
Jackie ")


 All DecoArt Products~
White Gesso
Americana MultiSurface Satins~
Muted Gold
Lavender Fields
Media Fluid~
Dioxazine Purple
Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide
DecoArt Metallic Lustre~Rose Gold
DecoArt Media Shimmer Mister~White
DecoArt Media Liquid Glass

140lb.Mixed Media Visual Journal~Strathmore
Frantage Embossing Enamels~Shabby White
Lindy's Embossing Powder~Midnight Violet,Prima Donna Purple
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Chipboard

Monday, January 18, 2016

Into The Sea

Today I am sharing a postcard piece of art I create 
 especially for the #TwitterArtExhibit NYC.

 The Twitter Art Exhibit is a foundation which is helping charities and non profits with postcard size art.The proceeds from this auction will go to 

The artwork submitted here is created by artists all over the world. must have a Twitter account and the artwork must be Handmade!

If you are interested there is still time to join in!

 You have till Friday,March 11th if you would like to participate!

Thanks so much for your visit!
Hope your day is full of creativity!!
Jackie ")