Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Lavender and other shades of purple are very difficult to find in scrapbooking supplies. So I did my own background for this page with a gelli plate and several paints. I raided my mixed media supplies for a few embellishments.
The photo array at the top of the page flips up to show the journaling underneath. See the video for more on this page:
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017
The theme here is stolen moments between caregiving duties which have increased quite a bit lately. Having little things like a good book or my knitting helps tremendously. Watching something on Netflix takes my mind of things for a bit. And I'm grateful for friends particularly one who has been there as the only child of an elderly parent.
So that's my page for today. Hope you are having a good week!
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
A few weeks ago I got this idea for a decoration for my mantel. I started the project and did it in bits and pieces. The large accordion designs went very well and I like how the birdhouse came out. This weekend I finished it but not before I almost threw the whole thing in the trash. Do you ever get so frustrated with something you just want to chuck the whole thing?
My issue was connecting the pieces on the left. I knew this was going to be challenging and I thought I had it all figured out. Hot glue can do wonders but it and my attempts at engineering weren't enough. Finally I went back to an earlier idea to 'hang' the birdhouse from the top of the design sort of like it were hanging in a tree. The project is still held together with odds and ends that balance the pieces. It's been on the mantel now for 3 days and it's still there so I think we are good. We have never had a fire in our fireplace and don't have gas logs. If you create something for the mantel of a working fireplace be sure it is secured fully.
I'm glad I stuck it out as I'd put a few hours in by then and it does look pretty as a little change for summer and early fall. I love birds. The Basic Grey papers and embellishments were given to me by my friend Mary and I'm enjoying them thoroughly. There are also some October Afternoon and other papers from my stash. The bookpaper is available on my Etsy shop: Lovely Layers Art.
Here's a video that shares the project with a few brief instructions on some of the pieces:
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Thursday, June 8, 2017
My hubby's birthday is coming up and I wanted to use some bookpapers with sketches and such on them for his card. I had those pulled out and this morning's Splitcoaststampers challenge is to use duct tape on a card.
I used the duct tape for stamping part of my greeting. The Enjoy stamp set is an older one from Stampin' Up! The stenciling is done with Distress Oxide inks on various bookpapers. Find more bookpaper options in my shop: LovelyLayersArt
Here's the process video for the card:
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