Friday, March 27, 2015

Paper and Stitches

Little bits of paper 
and a stamp or two
with added stitch lines
joined up on larger size paper for these collages

Friday, March 20, 2015

Collages Take 2

Collages Again!

Handmade paper and tea bag paper that I have decorated, 
is still capturing my attention.   

Also using some of my hand carved stamps.

Small Collages.....
 but not as small as the little ones I have been adding to cards

There may still be some more collage creations.....

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Little Bits Collages

I have had only little bits of creative time lately.

So I have been using little bits of the paper  I decorated

to make little bits collages.

Which I have then been making into cards. 

To give them a bit of dimension,
I have also added little bits of stitching to them.

And as you can see I can't seem to stop making them!

A perfect way to spend my little bits of creative time! 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

New Journal in Green

I used some of my collection of hand decorated bits of paper 

and my flower drawing, to decorate the cover of this new journal.

I enjoyed the process of making this journal even more than normal,
as I made it while showing my sister how to make a journal for herself. 
(sorry, no pictures of that... we were having too much fun to think about taking pictures)

The inside pages are made of watercolour paper.

The back cover  was also decorated with bits of torn paper, and a flower drawing. 

Green is not a colour I usually work with but is my sister's favourite colour
so perhaps why I decided on these colours. 
(The beautiful journal she made is burgundy and gold.)

Friday, February 27, 2015

A February Day

The sun has returned to my Northern home

and my daughter and I went out to enjoy it

We sat

on the ice

of the frozen lake

and enjoyed the perspective we  never get in the summer. 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Drawing Challenge - VEIN

Veronica has kindly hosted our drawing challenge this week
and has provided us the theme 'VEIN'.

As I have studied more botany then anatomy, 
I associated veins with leaves. 

"Veins provide support for the leaf 
and transport water, minerals and food energy 
through the leaf and on to the rest of the plant."

I created a miniature book 
with pages covered with paint and ink
and leaves covered with veins.

I hope to find the perfect quote
to write a few words
on each of the pages. 

To see more interpretations of 'VEIN' be sure to visit Veronica.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A New Book Just To Play In

In my last post I mentioned that I had a new sketchbook that I have been having fun with. 

It is a smallish book that I made, 
and is bursting with pages ready for creative play.

I tea stained the pages before putting the book together. 
I decorated a few pages a bit using my typewriter and some handcarved stamps.

I also decided to make some pages smaller then others.... this may have been a mistake. 

Some of the pages turned out so beautifully just as they are
that I may have a hard time adding to them.

My plan is to add little bits of paper or stamps or ink or paint
that I am using in different projects, 
or that are on my desk and I don't want to throw away.

Once the bits are added I will go back in
with pen or pencil or paint or paper to complete the page.

I never know who will come to play. 

This page has a small page on the right hand side. 

Which means I need to keep the colour and bits at the top and bottom
of the larger page in mind as I create the next page
..... this is okay, just a bit more difficult. 

This project has been inspired by many different creations I have seen online,
such as the amazing sketchbooks of Lynne Hoppe
and the whimsical work of Judy Shreve

And even though I have only completed four pages so far,
I can't believe how much fun I am having.