September 18, 2017

Sunday Night at the Goodspeed


I went to the theater last night. Or rather, I printed, cut-out and pasted together a theater last night. It took a few hours, it was something I always wanted to try and I was thoroughly entertained.

Perhaps you have also been intrigued by the vintage paper theaters posted on Pinterest and elsewhere? I came across a page for one section, then scrambled around to find the rest (a total of six pages) and I've put the links below if you'd also like to give it a go.







I printed the images on white lightweight cardstock but if I had to do it over again, I would use ivory to give it a more aged appearance. The instructions are printed on the pages and it was a bit like working a puzzle.  The only hard part was the fussy-cutting but that has never stopped me before.

I admire the person who designed this, the artwork is nice and I learned a few theater terms in the process. Do you know what a proscenium is?

September 16, 2017

Praesepe



Back in 2011, Tim Holtz introduced a paper stash called Kraft Resist--it's printed on pure kraft cardstock in black with an accent image printed in a clear raised enamel which resists inks, paints, and sprays.

One of the page designs features a map of the world with a resist design of a star-shaped compass and that's what I used to create this tag for Simon's Monday Challenge Blog. This week's theme is "It's Written in the Stars."

I used Seedless Preserves and Mowed Lawn distress stains for tint and embellished it with dots of three different 3D paints in off-white, rose and copper.

The face is a stamp from Paper Artsy and the text was clipped from an old dictionary.

September 10, 2017

Beyond Measure


Mother Nature is reminding us, once again, how important family and friends are and that we must watch out for one another especially during the hard times.


The tag was made with Sideshow stamp, Chatter design tape, Distress Oxide inks, and Correspondence paper stash.

I'm linking to the Monday challenge blog at Simon Says Stamp where they are celebrating Stamptember and this week's theme is Stamp It.

September 04, 2017

Deacon Blues


A two-page (large Dylusions) journal page to share with you today, made on a badly needed day off appropriately called Labor Day (a national holiday here in the States).

While working, I listened to a band I haven't tuned into for many years, these songs of my youth, my oldies but goodies; they are called Steely Dan.

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The page was made with paper scraps and stamped tissue paper, some Paper Dolls, and a cut-out from the Wallflower paper stash.




This is the day of the expanding man
That shape is my shade
There where I used to stand
It seems like only yesterday
I gazed through the glass
At ramblers, wild gamblers
That's all in the past

Rest in peace, Walter Becker, this journal page is for you.