Friday, November 23, 2012

NaNoJouMo Day 13: “Feels Like the First Time” by Foreigner

NaNoJouMo Day 13: “Feels Like the First Time” by Foreigner

Grabbed a few lyrics this time:

Feels like the first time
Like we've opened up the door
Feels like the first time
Like it never will again, never again 

Made in a 8 1/2" X 11" Journal
Started with a magazine page then painted over (and over and over... lol)
Used Acrylic and water color paints, Gel Medium, Sharpie PEN and Sakura Gelly Roll.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

NaNoJouMo Day 12: “Surrender” by Cheap Trick

NaNoJouMo Day 12: “Surrender” by Cheap Trick

More racy lyrics...
Couldn't help myself anymore... time for a racy page! lol

Mother told me, yes, she told me I'd meet girls like you.
She also told me, "Stay away, you'll never know what you'll catch."

Bad Gurl drawn in a 8 1/2" X 11" Journal
Pencil sketched, outlined in Sharpie PEN, journaled and then guides erased.
Colored with a variety of markers and pencil crayons. 

NaNoJouMo Day 11: “Wish You Were Here” by Pink Floyd

NaNoJouMo Day 11: “Wish You Were Here” by Pink Floyd

Another one stuffed full of lyrics..
Bit sad though... 'funned' if up with the picture.

We're just two lost souls
Swimming in a fishbowl...

Made in a 8 1/2" X 11" Journal
Pencil sketch, outline in Sharpie PEN, erased guides.
Image colored with Caran D'Ache pencil crayons.
Lettering with Staedtler Lumocolor and Sharpie. 

NaNoJouMo Day 10: “Sweet Emotion” by Aerosmith

NaNoJouMo Day 10: “Sweet Emotion” by Aerosmith

The Princess's of Gab...
We all know one. ;)

Lyrics used:
Wearing other things that nobody wears…
 Talk about things and nobody cares…
Made in 8 1/2" X 11" Journal
Pencil sketch, outlined in Sharpie PEN, lines erased and colored with Stampin' Up! Markers.
Also used a Silver Sharpie Marker. 

NaNoJouMo Day 9: “Imagine” by John Lennon

NaNoJouMo Day 9: “Imagine” by John Lennon
Soooo many good lyrics to pick from, snagged a few from here and there. 

Made in a 1/2" X 11" Journal
Paint and printed lyrics. 

Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one…
I hope someday you'll join us.

ATC Meeting: Blizzard

Yesterday I attended the monthly ATC Meeting this month's theme was: 
Missed quite a few due to transport issues, timing and pain days, SO glad I dragged my achy self out yesterday though. 9 ladies sitting around (figuratively... 8 present and one away but she sent ART) table crafting away and then swapping some mini art at the end... my MUSE battery is fully re-charged now. :) I sat and worked on a page in my Book of Legends for the Red Key, all done minus journaling. 
but... I digress... SO Blizzard... er, ah... I drew a blank. lol
Did some quote searching, images etc... then I ran across a wee snippet about the Snow Goddess and that tickled my Muse. So I added it to the back of the card and drew my own image.

KHIONE (or Chione) 
Was one of the nymphs, a daughter of: 
Boreas, god of the north-wind, 
and Oreithyia, the lady of mountain gales. 
Khione was herself probably the goddess of snow (khiôn).

Image pencil drawn, outlined in Sharpie Pen and then guide lines erased. 
Colored with various markers, Uniball Signo and Pen-Touch white.
Also added 3D Crystal Lacquer and Glitter.

Group Shot: 
There are some awesome shots on Wendy's Blog:
Which I used for  'crib notes' on people's names
 I'm still learning and my brain in sieve-y. lol
This is the lil'beauty I got to take home!
Sarah... mine:

Monday, November 19, 2012

Scrap Our Stash Design Team: November 'TEAR IT!' Challenge


Breakout the scraps of paper and start tearing!  
Create a layout using those torn papers in small amounts or abundance. 
You choose!
Head on over and check out join the Challenge:
Great idea... LOTS of scraps here! 
Had several pieces of red and pink partial sheets of paper left from making October Breast Cancer Awareness Month cards so... that's what I reached for. Used a photo I've been itching to use too of last February's Starbucks LOVE Cup. Lurve the Love cup and I love coffee... so a page theme was born. Page base is a piece of black cardstock layered over with torn strip of red and pink paper layered over each other, edges all inked. 
Here's a secret: 
Under the photo the strips are NOT connected.
There wasn't enough paper to reach right across so I had to cut the shorter strips in 2,  lay them across from each other and then cover the gap with the big photo.
Letters, hearts, gems and coffee stickers are leftovers from other projects. 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Steampunk Mixed Media Canvases

 Playing Project Catch-Up...
These are the 4  pieces of Art that were created for and donated to Steampunk Ottawa. 
Had scans done of each one so that they can be made into notecards/postcards... vat'eva for future donations. The originals headed off to the Ottawa Geek Market back on October 14th.

7" X 4 1/2" Mixed Media Canvases
Each goes on it's own display easel.
LOTS of little details in the backgrounds.
Full Set on Stands

 Fly Girl
In Progress:
 On Stand:

Friendly Pet
In Progress:
 On Stand:

 Tea Cures

In Progress:
 On Stand:

 Timeless Lover

In Progress:
 On Stand:

Thursday, November 15, 2012

NaNoJouMo Day 8: “Tiny Dancer” by Elton John

 Last one for now... 
Heading out to Parent/Teacher interviews shortly, whether my Muse likes it or not

NaNoJouMo Day 8: 
“Tiny Dancer” by Elton John

4" X 5 1/2" Journal.
(My pocket 'travel' journal)
Clip art and a stamp...
Been itching SO bad to use this wee lassie for something! Got her in the Swag Bag at Scrapfest Oshawa. She's only 1 1/4" high so went with a smaller journal page size.
Painted some 3D Crystal Lacquer around her and added some fairy sparkle glitter. 
Colored with Stampin' Up!  markers, journaled in Sharpie PEN. 


NaNoJouMo Day 7: “Who Are You?” by The Who

 ... and another...

NaNoJouMo Day 7: 
“Who Are You?” by The Who

I tried but the lyrics were not tickling my Muse... so I went with the title.
Who Are You?

8 1/2' X 11" Journal
Image is paper-pieced pattern papers outlined in acrylic paint. 
Background is a light watercolor paint wash.
Also used a black marker (Staedtler).

NaNoJouMo Day 6: “Crystal Ball” by Styx

 More Catch-Up...

NaNoJouMo Day 6: “Crystal Ball” by Styx

8 1/2" X 11" Journal

Lyric used:
I used to like to walk the straight and narrow line
Now I do it my way, in my own time. 

Used printed journaling, various ink pads, pens and markers. 


NaNoJouMo Day 5: “Gimme Shelter” by The Rolling Stones

A little behind both creating and posting: 
Life got *BUSY*.  Good Busy,  but busy all the same.
Today I'm going to do some catch-up, starting with...

NaNoJouMo Day 5:
 “Gimme Shelter” by The Rolling Stones

Lyric used:
Oh, a storm is threat'ning
My very life today
If I don't get some shelter
Oh yeah, I'm gonna fade away

8 1/2" X 11" Journal
Background started as a printed off screen-saver image, added watercolor paints and markers wet down. Various inks, markers and more watercolor paints. 'Bubble' is coated in 3D Crystal Lacquer.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Steampunk Family Paper Bag Scrapbook

I need to do some post house-keeping... there are quite a few pieces of work (many donations) that got done then I was onto the next *SHINY!* without sharing. Oooops...
Today I'll start with my newest non-posted, it's not too stale yet... made it on Sunday. :)
Attended a day Crop and there I took a class that was being offered: Paper Bag Scrapbook.
This is not my 1st paper bag book I made 2 a few *cough over 5* years ago and was very displeased with them. Think it had more to do with the subject matter (Museum Trip and Christmas while still married to my EX) and my heart not being in the making. This... this was fun-great-wonderful... and I'm totally pleased with the end result. 
The Book is made from 3 paper bags, eyelets, fiber, papers and bits and bobs from my Embellie Stash.
All pictures were taken at the Ottawa Science and Tech Museum during the time volunteering for the Victorian Christmas Holiday themed events last year... or when we had free run of the Museum during the photo shoot for the advertising. <---that fun="fun" span="span" was="was">
Assembled the 'Book' 1st...
Then went through and 'wallpapered' it with patterned paper...
Made pull-out pages to go in all the pockets...
Added a mini-book inside the book...
Then went through and attached all the photos...
Then went through it and added ripped papers for  journaling...
Then finally went through it (several times over) adding embellies until I felt it was 'DONE.  
Was able to get the book done start to finish at the Crop (minus journaling)... woot!