Sunday, October 30, 2011

October Mornings

This morning when I let the dogs out I could see the mist coming off the lake. I grabbed my Point & Shoot and headed out to take some pictures. While on the shore some geese flew by, it was wonderful.
After I took a few pictures I paused to enjoy God's artistry. It was a truly serene moment.
I hope you have a chance to experience a serene moment today.
Digi elements by Flergs.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Hello - Song Inspired LO

This page combines my love of scrapbooking and my newly discovered love for art journaling. There was a song lyric challenge over at where? yep, you guessed it...Soul Scrappers. The inspiration was the song "Telephone Line" by E.L.O. When I read the lyrics all I could think about was how disconnected my son and I are right now as we start the teenage years. There's no bad feelings or anything like that, he's just not sharing with us as much as he did before and I miss him.
Digi elements from Marta Van Eck kits over at
Thanks for stoppng by and I hope you are crafting today!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Favorite Book ATC Swap

Over at one of my favorite places, Soul Scrappers, they had an ATC Swap based on your favorite book. I decided on the series "The Chronicles of Narnia" by CS Lewis. I wanted to make my ATC look like an old book. I saw Claudine Hellmuth show how to transfer a copied image on to metal and thought I'd try the technique on paper.

First you print/copy your image onto regular copy paper, in this case thinner is better. Use a gel medium to glue it on your base and let dry. This is the most important part. It must dry completely, so put it away and forget about it for a day. When it's dry, spray it with water (I know that sounds a bit silly, but just do it). Then gently begin rubbing the wet paper. The paper fibers will start to breakdown and come off, but the image remains.

For my ATC I gave the image an aged look by rubbing harder in some areas. I then gilded the edges with gold embossing powder and added a thin strip of stamped cardstock for the binding.

It was fun trying a new technique and I was very happy with the result.

Thanks for stopping by and happy scrappin'!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Summer Memories

Well, I've been out of pocket for about three weeks. Glad to be back and scrapping! Here's a LO I did for a Soul Scrapper's challenge. We had to do a LO about the smells of summer. Digi elements are from "Acid Wash" by Melissa Bennett. LO inspired by SimplyTiffany Studios template.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!