Saturday, December 31, 2011

End of the Year

Closing up the journals for the year.  One of them is my art journal, the other is my writing one.  That's it.  Time to start new ones tomorrow.  Hope you have everything wonderful that the coming new year can bring you.                    Diane

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Another Christmasy Page

All this month my pages have been very much full of Christmas - except one which was a very bad day.  I've always longed to be able to print beautifully and worked at it much of my life but never got where I want to be with lettering.  I just keep trying and practicing.  I love both of these little children and use them a lot in my Christmas art.  

Have a very, very Merry Christmas!!            Diane

Friday, December 16, 2011

The Ritual

This is where I really enjoy working on my journals every day.  First thing in the morning my husband has the tv on watching the news politics.  I have almost everything in the world I need, coffee, pens, markers, images, scissors, old magazines and catalogs,  tape, and sometimes my little dog near me on the recliner. While my husband cusses the world affairs I'm happily lost in my papers.  What a lovely mess huh??    Diane

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Next Page

This is the page that lays behind the journal page on the previous post.  Many of my images come from catalogs and magazines as well as Graphic Fairy.  The right scissors makes such a difference.  Isn't this green paper pretty?  Diane

Sunday, December 11, 2011

On To Other Things

On to other things.  The 12 Tags of Christmas proved to be too expensive for my blood.  I couldn't stay interested in the project - there were just too many supplies that were suggested for the tags that I didn't have nor could I buy here.     

This is a journal page I created.  I loved the skater on a Victorian Trading Company catalog so she sailed right into my journal.  The two pages behind it show through where I cut it off creating a different creation. 

This I love to do, this I have the supplies for, this is my style.    Blessings, Diane

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Day 8 - 12 Tags of Christmas

I totally veered off and did my own thing for today.  Tim Holtz did Steampunk for his and I had not of those supplies.  This is on paper from Tim Holtz seasonal papers and the little girl is from Oxford Impressions.  The lace is from my daughter, Cathy, who salvaged it for me and I'm careful to use every snippet of it.  Merry Christmas from Tag #8.  Diane

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Day 7 - 12 Tags of Christmas

I used tiny chenille balls for the holly berries and improvised with .......well all of it.  I hope you're enjoying the twelve tags, it is a lot of fun to see how I can learn some new techniques.  Diane

Monday, December 5, 2011

Day 5 - 12 Tags of Christmas

Here's my tag for today.  I wrote out the letters instead of stamping and it was a pretty easy one to do.  Blessings, Diane

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Day 4 - 12 Tags of Christmas

Some of these I had on hand, the snowman stamp which I stamped on heavier paper and cut out, and the numbers which I cut out of old music and used Diamond Glaze on them.  I had one snowflake left which I used  and had been hoarding some of the old fashioned tiny tinsel which I used a snippet of for the tie.  Diane

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Day 3 - Twelve Tags of Christmas

My interpretation of day 3 tag.  It was entirely improvisation, at first I didn't think I was ever going to like it but it kind of grew on me. 

Friday, December 2, 2011

Day 2 - Twelve Tags of Christmas

Finding myself hopelessly lacking in the supplies that were suggested for the tag today I followed the example very loosely and just wandered off on my own.  This is what I came up with.  I made two to see how they would come out.

I had splurged and bought the seasonal distress ink three pack - the festive berries and evergreen bough are pretty but the iced spruce seems a LOT darker than on the video.  Anyway this is my tag for day 2.   

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Day 1 - Twelve Tags of Christmas

Here's my first tag. This is the second year I've participated in this and it does give me a chance to try different colors that I might not think of.  With this tag I had to completely improvise everything.  I didn't want to run out to the store if I could help it because it ends up costing a lot that way.  The paper leaves were one of the things that I had to make and I could have at least had some silver glitter on hand.      Diane