Saturday, June 30, 2007

Happy Audrey

Here is another layout I made with my BamPop. This one is a sting of action shots of Audrey running to us when we went to pick her up from doggie camp. I love that dog!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Chickie Day

I just completed my first art piece utilizing fabric and I am super excited to hang it up on the wall! It makes me smile... I used vintage fabric, vintage clothing, felt, ribbons, trim, fibers, ric rak, old iron ons, hand beading on the ground and around the sun, and some patterned paper from the Crate Paper Crush line. I free-style embroidered the sun and the background fabric and quilted the ground fabric. Chickie was hand drawn and cut. Something to make me happy!

Saturday Six

Here are some photos of this very crazy Saturday:

I was up at 2 am to drive August to the airport. He's going on a road-trip across the country with his old college buddy who's moving from Washington State to Connecticut. The airport is 2.5 hours away from our house. A very groggy start to the day. This photo was taken as we were driving into the airport and I like the way the words look like they are flying away. I didn't get back to the house until 7:30 when I passed out until about 10:30.

I finally got my order in from I ordered one pound of fabric scraps. I had no idea what I would get, but I was not disappointed!!! My favorite is the red mushroom fabric. Too cute! It is a very good assortment of styles with each piece about 1/3 of a yard wide. I think the total yardage was bout 4 yards.

I went to a couple of vintage stores here in Tallahassee and found some treasures! It is hard sometimes to find vintage fabric scraps, so I find vintage clothing and then cut them up. There are so many "loud" shirts (the yellow flower's) and pants (believe it or not the peach fabric on the top right are mens pants!) that will probably not be worn all the time, so why not repurpose them? I'm excited to use this for fabric art and mini quilts. The glass owl is just too cute and I have filled it with yellow buttons.

I am extatic!!! My BamPop order arrived today and I squealed the whole way back to the house! I got all the papers from both of their lines as well as the Hello Robot and Journaling Bubble acrylic stamps. YEAH!! I've got some great photos of Audrey and Windom that will work great with these papers. I also ordered the little birdies too and they are on their way...

LOVE me some BamPop!!!

I watched Paris, Texas a movie directed by Wim Wenders. It was excellent! Basically it's about a man who is wandering the desert unsure of who he is. His brother finds him and brings him back to an understanding of who he is and where he belongs in the world. Very touching and amazing cinematography. I just hung up the art print and this scene of the movie fit really well with the print.

So, along with a great meal and a fantastic movie, I had enjoyed a few glasses of wine. Toward the end of the night, when the wine was doing its trick, I snapped this picture of sweet Cooper through the wine glass. Needless to say, I slept pretty good...

I do miss August already and really hope he has a fantastic trip with David.

So, there you have my Saturday Six.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Mrs Sad Face

I got a much needed piece of humble pie today.
Funny how things can be put into perspective so quickly when the cloud you're floating on disappears.
I guess a disappearing cloud only leaves sunshine behind.
I'm trying to find the positive.
It's hard sometimes, though...

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Create Create Create!!!

OK, so I feel like I'm going through some crazy phase right now. I'm starting to find my style and it makes me so happy! The pages I've created lately have all been my favorite. Granted, it is now taking me longer to complete something, but that's OK when the end result is something I'm going to cherish!

Here's my latest page.

I was not a big fan of the colors in the original patterned paper:

So I crumpled a little, sanded a lot, mixed yellow acrylic paint and a glazing medium and painted over it, once dry I stamped a birdie with brown ink, wiped it off to fade the stamp a bit, painted gesso over some places, then put another layer of yellow glaze over the top. Next a stitched various horizontal lines over the LO. I took two index cards and layered them on top of each other, sewing again in various horizontal lines. I took the photo and hand-stitched it on top of blue felt, and cut around it with pinking shears. I took an existing copper circle embellishment and put some vellum on top, stamped the date of the photo 1974 and wrote out the place: Kampen, Holland. There was actually a little something on the table by Tante Co's arm and the paperclip embellishment covers it up . I made a mini vignette inside the small charm, added some ball trim, the title, and other little touches to complete the page. So I started out with a piece of paper I wasn't all too fond of and ended up with something really beautiful (in my opinion of course)!