Wednesday, January 29

An Art Filled Weeknd!

Hello bloggers! Hope you are all well and enjoying life. I'm happily off today after a few busy work days. Time off is the only way I can get through the work week sometimes, especially if there is a lot of art involved in my time off! This past weekend was filled with art which makes me soooo happy!  I had the pleasure of attending several classes this past week at Right at Home Scrapbooking. We were very lucky to have the oh so talented Catherine Scanlon visit us for the weekend. Friday night Catherine taught a wonderful watercolor class - I learned so much about using products I already had! Saturday was an all day art journal class and we had the opportunity to use her newly released stamps and stencils. I learned some cool lettering techniques and can't wait to finish my pages. Thanks Catherine for a fun weekend!! Looking forward to your return visit in April!!
 
I also finished up a layout this past weekend using Creative Scrappers Sketch 260. This was a fun challenge for me and I wanted to change it up a bit. Here's the Sketch ...
 

I wanted to replace the triangles with something different so I grabbed my latest
Noel Mignon Kit "Fresh Start" and found these adorable chipboard speech bubbles by October Afternoon. The papers are from the same collection called "Daily Flash". Here's my take on the sketch ...
 

I have a few of the speech bubbles coming off the page. Instead of stitching the lines from the sketch I took an old credit card and dabbed it in gesso to create the white lines ...



I love this picture of Simba sleeping with one of her favorite toys. She dreams a lot and that's what inspired this layout. She is such a sweet dog and is almost 13 years old. I'm so lucky to have her in my life.  I added some gold sequins to accent the frame ...

 
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you find time for your passion. I will be back with projects from Project Life and a cute Valentine's Tag I created for a fun Valentine's Blog Hop with Jenn Shurkus! Details coming soon!

3 comments:

Kathy Skou said...

Love love love!!! Awesome take on the sketch and totally love that pic of Simba!!!!

Julie Bonner said...

Love it!!! Cool effect with the gesso :)

Phyllis said...

Love the design of your new blog, it is very attractive. Keep up the good work.