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Day 12 - 21? Really MiMi? I know, it's horrid that I haven't blogged since the 11th but I have been creating. I have been fighting off a cold and not feeling great, and also very busy with family. These are in no particular order...so here we go.
I finished decorating one of my daybooks. It's for one of our summer vacations where we stayed on the beach. I didn't make this book. It was a gift from Anne Daly Hotchkiss. Her blog is This blog made possible by Coffee. Check it out. She makes a lot of cute daybooks.
I worked on an art journal page. It isn't quite finished but it was fun. I collaged with some stamped images I was playing with and coloring with my copics. I also used some painted paper towel pieces for collaging and to make a flower at the bottom. The paper towels are left over from wiping up paint. I used my homemade sprays with some stencils and also did some finger painting with stencils and just random spots around the page. Last, lots of drippage. Love it!
I made about 10 daybooks/journals/mini books to put in my Zibbet.
The last thing I've been working on is some Breast Cancer Awareness cards and journals. One of my husband's coworkers was diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Her coworkers regularly give her cards and little gifts to show their support. I helped out by making a stack of cards and 6 journals. She uses journals for meeting notes and I think she'll like these better than the company issued ones for sure.
Big shout out to my friend Terri Surface over at One Crafty Cookie for helping me with this project by coloring these digis for me! Check out some of the cute cards she made with this same Breat Cancer digi.
I have also been having fun putting together a daybook challenge over on the facebook group Scrappy Diva's. I am an admin there and really enjoy the diverse group of crafters we have. Check out the challenge and the group here.
Later this week I'll be posting a new Smash page I have completed and some more pictures of my Beach Daybook I just completed.
Hope you enjoyed the post. Be sure to check out Scrappy Diva's on facebook and Traci Bunkers's blog and her 30 day challenge.
Books, books and more books. I made 4 6 x 6 books and have about 6 or 7 more prepped to be bound.
The two on the top are titled Love and are filled with hearts and potty people. I hate calling them that! The two on the bottom are titled Dream and Believe, and have lots of butterflies.
They are filled with tags, charms, pockets, fibers, fun papers and stamping. I had a lot of fun making these 6 x 6 books and will definitely be making more. These 4 books have been listed for sale in my Zibbet. Check it out for more pictures of the inside.
If you'd like to participate in Traci Bunker's challenge, head over to her blog and check it out.
I belong to and am an admin in the awesome facebook group Scrappy Diva's. We are hosting a Twinchie swap this month so I decided that is what I was going to work on today along with some Inchies, Inbetweenchies, and art tile shapes.
Oh I know what you're thinking...what the heck is an inbetweenchies? Well Inchies are 1 inch square works of art, kind of like an ATC only smaller, Twinchies are the same only 2 inch squares and well, Inbetweenchies are what I call the 1 1/2 inch ones.
Okay enough about the stinkin shapes and sizes and my crazy made up words.
Twinchies and Inbetweenchies:
I used recycled cardboad boxes as my base and cut out the squares using my Sizzix Square #2 die. I first painted them white and used Tim Holtz Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress Ink with water as a background. I then stamped my images with Archival Ink.
Okay now that the boring stuff is over, I got out all the fun mixed media to play with. I colored them with watercolors, water soluable wax pastels, oil pastels and chaulk pastels. Fun right?!!!
After they dried, I sealed them with Glossy Mod Podge.
For the picture on the bottom right, the two on the right are Twinchies. Top one is done with oil pastels and the one on the bottom is done with the water soluable wax patels. The four on the left are the Inbetweenchies and were done with watercolor. These were also sealed with Glossy Mod Podge.
I cut out my inch squares with the same Sizzix die. I used recyled cardboad boxes again but painted them black instead of white. I used a Hampton Art Stamps called Paris Moments to make these. It's a big stamp with 15 different images on it. I just stamped it on white card stock and water colored the images. I let them dry, cut them out and used Glossy Mod Podge to adhere them and seal them onto the black squares I cut out earlier. When they were dry, I added Glossy Accents to the top.
The images are slightly smaller than one inch so there is a black border all round the edge. They are still wet in this picture. They will have to dry over night.
Art Tile Shapes:
I have to be honest, I am not quite as happy with how these turned out. I think it was how I stamped them and how I colored them...maybe the color combos. Not totally sure. I do like some of them, but not all of them.
I first painted them white and then stamped on them with Archival Ink. I used a make-up sponge and pigment ink to color them. I tried to blend it as much as I could with the make up sponge and sometimes with my fingers. I also sealed these with Glossy Mod Podge but didn't use Glossy Accents on them because I wasn't totally happy with how they turned out. To be honest, that stuff is expensive too so I didn't want to waste it if I wasn't going to like them. I will see how I feel tomorrow. I do like some of them so I'll probably Glossy Accent those and use the other ones in my art journal or junk journal.
So that's Day 8 of Traci Bunkers 30 Days of Get Your Art On. It's never too late to join. Hope over to her blog and check it out.
I'd like to enter my Twinchies in the following challenge:
Last week I shared with you the first half of my Camping Daybook that I made for our annual family camping trip to Lake Michigan. You can find part 1 here. This is the second half of the book.
The first sunny day was super windy but that didn't keep us away from the beach. There was a dune that needed climbing.
My niece was really afraid of the water but when uncle got done with her, she was fine.
The next day at the beach was even more beautiful. The boys climbed the dunes several times and we could hardly get the kids out of the water.
We always celebrate Ryan's birthday at family camping.
As always, thanks for stopping by and I'd love to read your comments.
I'll be back later today for my day 8 of Traci Bunkers Get your Art On.
Day 6 and 7 of Get Your Art On consisted of making and filling a daybook for my son to remember his birthday this year.
Here's the front and back covers. I used DCWV Celebration paper stack and bound it with rings.
Here are the inside pages. I used a lot of the die cuts from the paper stack to decorate.
I gave the book to my son and he loved it. Thank goodness! :) I hope you like it too.
Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to stop by Traci Bunkers blog and check it out.
So yesterday on Day 3, I sewed this book together and today on Day 4, I finished it. I added embellishments and bound it all together. It's called "The Two of Us". I made it using the DCWV Vinatge Collage Stack.
There are 9 pages, front and back. The book measures 6 inches by 6 inches. It is bound and tied together with some dyed ribbon.
All of the pages are sewn together. They have lace, washi, tags, pockets, fibers, different sizes and shaped pages, and of course there is plenty of room for pictures and journalling.
Here are some pictures of the inside of the book:
Day 3 was somewhat of a success. I did do art and spent way longer than 1 hours doing it but didn't post about it. The day go too long.
I started an art journal page but had to pause for drying time. I used walnut stain and pooled it so that was going to be an overnight dry. I also used something called Goosebumps Texture Spray . It's clear texture spray. I tried it out and it didn't work exactly like I thought it would but I like it. That also had some longer drying time.
Here is the partially completed art journal page:
I dont' know what this is going to end up being but I think I see a sun, some flowers and a tree possibly.
So while I was waiting for this to dry, I started to work on sewing a daybook//mini book together. I was going to make the book with single sided paper so the plan was to whip out the craft sewing machine and sew the pages together. Well, that was a total disaster. I am pretty sure I broke it. After hours of being annoyed, breaking thread and then giving up, I pulled out the big guns - the Singer! Man did the rest go fast.
Since this is actually Day 5 I am posting this on and I still have to post Day 4 and do Day 5, I better get going. Oy Vey!!!
If you'd like to participate and play along, it's not too late. Head over to Traci's blog for more info.