Thursday, January 22, 2015

Cute as a Button

I have to admit this was not my idea. The credit goes to an article in the Nov/Dec 2015 issue of "Pages". But it inspired me to dig through the button bin and make my own little button card journal. If you've got the inspiration but are lacking materials, I've got button cards galore over at the store ... and they're 50% off through Jan 31!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Who ate the scones? *

Sunday morning often means tea and scones with Devon cream at my house. So they were the perfect subject for yesterday's drawing with my Prismacolor water color pencils (*it was me!)

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Sharpie love!

This display makes my heart go pitter patter cuz I love Sharpies! Am I alone here...?

Friday, January 9, 2015

50% OFF Sale!

The Paper Flea Market is having a sale! 50% off select vintage paper and other fun old stuff thru Jan 31. New items added daily!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Create a Paper Collage Fox in 7 Easy Steps!

Step 1 | Draw a fox

Step 2 | Trace drawing onto tracing paper, cut out and use as a pattern to create shapes on your base paper. Cut out base shapes.

Step 3 | Select scraps of paper in a unified color theme (I chose shades of orange), cut into smaller pieces and glue onto base shapes. (It's ok if the pieces extend beyond the edges)

Step 4 | Trim any overhanging pieces back to the base shape when you're done collaging. I decided the papers I chose conflicted too much, so I applied a light coat of white paint to unify them (note the difference between the body above and the tail below)

Step 5 | Cut out cheeks and tail tip from a light-colored paper and attach. Cut out legs from a contrasting dark-colored paper and attach. Reassamble body and glue to background (I glued right over my original drawing; I like how some of the pencil marks are still visible) 

Step 6 | 
Draw eyes; cut out and attach a small circle for the nose and two triangles for the inside of the ears. I outlined the cheeks with pencil.

Step 7 | Sit back and admire your darling new fox friend!

Snow day journaling

Love a snow day, especially when I can sit inside and play in my journal...


Collaging paper leaves...

Saturday, January 3, 2015

A party without cake ..

Made a new journal yesterday...planning to post a little video later and loving this page with quote by Julia Child!