Hi! Thanks for visiting my desk:
Another Wednesday finds me still art journaling. On my desk are some of the items I have been using to create pages: gesso, spray bottle with water, stamps, water color shimmer paints. I did the background about two weeks ago when I first got started so the background is a little timid. I went back and added the flowers and the swirls last night. I left some room to write but I will do that in another step.
Here is a close up of the ( almost) finished page:
Thanks for stopping by!
So here is my mess:
I have not blogged nor posted a WOYWW in a few weeks because I have been creating stuff! ( That is the way it is supposed to be , right?)
I have recently “discovered” art journaling and love it! So that is what I have been doing. I have been pulling out tons of supplies that I don’t normally use just to see what I can create on my journal pages.
The photo above shows freshly gessoed pages, ready for the next “experiment” and a bunch of stuff I have not yet put away from the last set of pages: homemade pearl-ex mist, glimmer mist, fireworks spray inks ( see my review here: https://artfulaccidents.wordpress.com/2012/05/09/fireworks-spray-ink-review/ ), stamps, staz-on cleaner, etc, etc. It is a mess, I know!
Here is an almost completed journal page. It is still a work in progress:
Thanks for visiting. Have a great Wednesday!
What is on my workdesk?
Sadly, not what should be there. As you can see there is nothing on my desk. ( Just the remnants of my latest spray ink experiments) In fact, my desk has not seen much action in the last two weeks. I SHOULD be working on a Mother’s Day card since this Sunday is Mother’s Day in the USA. It astonishes me that I probably have what amounts to thousands of dollars in stamps, paper, embellishments and other card making supplies yet for the past few years I have been unable to find time to make a handmade card for my mom for Mother’s Day. The problem is that I am so intent on creating the PERFECT card for my mom because she deserves nothing but the best – that I get so paralyzed that I cannot create anything. Arrrrgh! It looks like once again I will be at the local cardshop this week purchasing a card for my mother. I am so disappointed in me!
I tried out some new to me spray inks called “Fireworks” that I purchased at Joanns. They are vibrant colors with a shimmer. I really like them Check out my review below:
Thanks to everyone who left a comment on my blog from WOYWW and for my card posts.
I ran a Welcome May! contest to celebrate May with a crafting goodies give-a-way. See the goods here: https://artfulaccidents.wordpress.com/2012/04/24/welcome-may-goodies/
Anyone who commented was “entered” in the contest. I used random. org to randomly genrate a numer and the associated poster was the winner!
So, “Weekend Artist” ( http://theweekendartist.blogspot.com/) , please contact me with a mailing address so that I can get your goodies in the mail.
Thanks again to everyone for commenting!
(Keep posting – I will be doing more give-a-ways so you never know when you might be picked to win a great crafting goodies just for leaving a comment on my blog!)
For this card I dug into some of those DCWV patterned paper packs that I seem to collect but not actually use. The dashed lines were hand drawn with a marker to add faux stitching. Thanks for looking!
Since April showers bring May flowers I thought I would share a sunny, cherry, floral card in the sprit of May!
It needs a greeting but I did not want to ruin it!
I love purple. I don’t use it enough. The background is patterned paper embossed with an embossing folder. Thanks for looking!