Feb 21, 2015

create pt 2.

week three of inspiration wednesday is in the books.  i love (ok, i really don't...but...) how each week i think it can't get any more beyond my comfort zone. wow! this week took the cake. it all felt so like nothing i have ever done before. and after each step i had to just hope it would turn out ok. i kept taking pictures along to way to remind me how after each layer what it looked like.  because i was convinced it was going to turn out awful!  i'm amazed at the final product.  i only wish i would have remembered i used the word "create" on the previous page.  oh well!  it is what it is!  i definitely created!!

supplies:  gesso, acrylic paint, india ink,
alphabet stencils, crafter's workshop tcw-200

Feb 1, 2015


this is week 2 in my inspiration journal.  i haven't done a ton with collage, so this was a big stretch of outside my comfort zone.  i also really don't love butterflies, but i wanted to use the tissue paper i had because it had cool printed images.  and i have to say i love how the butterfly looks on the page!  i also got to use one of the new totally tracy stamps!  there is a lot going on here, but i'm happy with the result.

supplies:  gesso, acrylic paint, distress ink, washi tape,
india inkbubble wrap, tim holtz tissue paper,
dictionary page, alphabet stickers
stamps:  totally tracy

inspiration journal...

i've been fascinated with the concept of mixed media for a couple of years now.  part of the reason i fell in love with it was watching inspiration wednesday by donna downey.  every wednesday she would post a video of her doing a page in her journal.  her process from start to finish.  (see more here) i've learned a lot and have been amazed at what she can create.  this year, she mixed it up a bit and now it's more a class where you make your own inspiration journal and do a page every other week.

i actually braved it and sewed my own journal.  turned out pretty ok, despite some crooked lines of sewing. but i think it gives it a little character!

this is my first page, which i incorporated my one little word of 2015.  i actually used my silhouette to make the stencil for the word "brave" and the little bird.

supplies:  gesso, acrylic paint, distress ink
stamps:  unity-donna downey, melody ross