Well…a blog post has been long over-due… I know. But I have been sooooo busy. I have been through almost EVERY DRAWER and EVERY CLOSET in my house…..talk about a big clean-sweep. A few rooms to go….a final round on the garage before a “scaredy-hole” gets installed and then maybe, just maybe, I can relax for a moment and focus back on what grounds my soul…CREATING. But in the midst of all the cleaning and organizing and general mayhem of a house with 2 small kiddos and a full-time working mommy and daddy…..I have managed to pull off a few projects……and since I am finding the rare moment to actually up-date my blog….I would like to share the projects I have completed since my last “up-date” 🙂 This is going to be a rather long post…so skim through if you don’t have the time…or sit back and relax. AND anyone who leaves a comment, and is a current blog follower (see the subscribe 2 section on the right hand column if not already), will be put into a drawing to win a box of paper crafting goodies…and if you have ever seen my give-aways, then you know you will not be disappointed……I’ll blog the prize just as soon as I gather it all together…I plan on stuffing a box FULL of goodness 🙂 Here we go…
So I have had a couple family birthdays over the last couple of months and here are projects I created for the special days:
Above is the creation I made for my oldest sister’s b-day….I created this on a 40 x 40 pieced together canvas …. I had to photograph my just turned 5 year old in the photo to demonstrate just how huge this piece actually is. I used some amazing 8 x 8 papers from DCWV….some black yarn decoupaged onto the piece…some title stamps from CTMH stamped and individually cut-out. LOVE this paper!
Above is a 16 x 20 mixed-media canvas piece I created for one of my nephews for his 10th birthday. I used a lot of 7 Gypsies papers, some CTMH stamps….I did a ton of inking, painting, misting, masking, collaging….I just couldn’t keep up with all the supplies I used on this.
The above project is a 11 x 20 canvas project…framed by this amazing frame I purchased at Michaels (hand-painted) for my dear cousin. I was going for a “search-a-word” type feel here… Can you see the saying? 🙂 I used an Oklahoma state map for the background (I am obsessed with maps) and used map paper to create the flowers.
The next 2 projects are art journal type pages, both 12 x 12, that I created with my kits from www.scrapsofdarkness.com – I used some stuff from both my Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance kits.
Next is a photo of the cover I created for one of my art journals (my new obsession.)
I stitched the flourished on this book cover with yarn instead of thread … and I love the added texture and dimension!
The next project I would like to share is another mixed media canvas – 16 x 20.
here are some of my Art Journal pages:
whew! lol…and lastly…here is my very latest 12 x 12 art-journal style page I created with my ver August Scraps of Darkness kit:
and a few up-close shots:
Thank you for taking the time to peruse my latest creations! I appreciate each and every one of you!!! Don’t forget to leave a comment to win a great prize! 🙂 Be in it to win it! 🙂 God Bless!