Gelli Art Journal

I don’t know about you but I’m sitting here wondering when summer will stick around, we are getting glimpses of it here & there but I want more warm sunny days. Oh well yucky weather means more crafty time! :)

As you know  my crafty art is a hobby and I have an actual grown up job, which I will say allows me to be creative in different ways, so I do love it!  But the last few weeks kinda kicked my butt and sucked some life out of me.  Deadlines, staffing changes…and everything that comes along with that.  Things are a little calmer even though there’s still many unknowns, but my mind has had some time to settle enough that I can spend time with my craft supplies again.

I haven’t played with my gelli plate for a while and was itching to pull it out…but I had a big stack of unused prints that I decided to use first!

I cut them down to fit n my gelli art journal, pulled out some stamps and had fun making these pages!

img_2299-950x658

For mother’s day the kids (ok I bought them) gave me a set of water soluble pastels.  I had to test them out and these pages were  the perfect chance!  I also used some stickers I made from scratch on a few of the pages.

img_2300-950x656

Do you see the Heidi Swapp damask stamp….I was inspired by Lori who came across some of her damask stickers.  Honestly can’t remember the last time I used this stamp!

img_2302-950x658

I think these pages are my favourite in the bunch!  The puff ball flower stamp is another long forgotten stamp I dug out.  And I’ve used it multiple times since!!

img_2304-950x649

The bits of yellow & white on these pages are from the pastels.  I combined them with these fun Wendy Vecchi leafy stamps, a Tim Holtz quote stamp and some Tim Holtz washi tape.

img_2307-950x656

This one is kinda out of my comfort zone, it’s the pink I know it! LOL  But the stitch stamps & words stamps make it work!

img_2308-950x650

This last one almost didn’t make it into the book…ok I actually dug it out of the trash & went for it.  The thing I love about working in art journals is really the end result doesn’t matter as much as the process of creating.  So with that little reminder in my head I decided to add these to the journal….and even  braved sharing them!

Putting these pages together didn’t take long, they aren’t masterpieces…..but they were fun and I rediscovered some much loved stamps along the way. :)

We all have stress  and pressure in our lives that hits us through different forms, our art is about us, it’s about letting go, it’s about having FUN!  So don’t pressure yourself to create a masterpiece every time you sit at the table…let go of all expectations and just enjoy the process!

Ok lecture over………go create! :)

Posted under Design Team Inspiration

This post was written by Lisa on June 16, 2019

Tags: , , , , ,

Fairy Playground

Happy National Scrapbook Day…..one day late.  Hope everyone took some time to do something creative yesterday!

Last weekend I was in Winkler for the crop, always my favourite weekend to just get creative, visit with amazing women and enjoy Lori’s cooking!

Another great thing about spending a weekend at the store is getting first dibs on new products, who doesn’t love that!

Some new paper had come in by Canvas Corp which feels like thick watercolor paper, with a printed image.  I choose the Let Tiny Buds Bloom paper for my project.

img_8383-757x950

I cut the paper to size then glued it to a 5×7 canvas board.  Once the glue dried I sprinkled on Lindy’s Magicals in Oom Pah Pah Pink and Yodeling Yellow, then sprayed with water to activate.  I used lots of water and this paper held up really well!

These Tim Holtz mushrooms I can’t seem to get enough of them, yup this is my third project in a row using them.  The are just TOO cute I can’t resist!!

img_8395-832x950

My little garden needed some moss of course to ground it all and give the chipboard pieces and mushrooms a place to nestle inside of.

img_8405-950x950

I used three of the Love Is In The Details laser cut chipboard,  in fact the Thistle pieces came in just as I was working on this project.  Oh my they are perfect!  Each of the chipboard pieces was painted.  The leafy ones I added some Distress Stickles for a little magic, and the Thistle tops were given some Tim Holtz Grit Paste and Stickles for added texture!

img_8403-875x950

The final touch was this pretty die cut fairy!  Because fairies are magical creatures I had to add more stickles to her wings! Good thing I was surrounded by ladies who love stickles and let me borrow them!

If you are at the store you can see this project in person, photos are just never the same as seeing something in person!

Now the ladies at the crop were getting a little concerned with all my bright girly projects lately that I might break out into hives LOL.  That’s ok I’ve already got another project lined up for you all, and no it’s not feminine or bright!

Posted under Design Team Inspiration

This post was written by Lisa on May 5, 2019

Tags: , , , ,


Copyright © 2005-2019 Love is in the Details