Saturday, February 3, 2024

TJ Goddess Art Journal Completed

Welcome to the final installment of this journal. It has been made with many gifted or found papers and bits of stash. It celebrates the connections we make through our Art. Thank you for being along for part of the journey.


Sunday, January 21, 2024

January Card Chain Challenge

Welcome, today I'm sharing a card I made for Daja in Germany as part of January's CCC. It's been ages since I joined in on a Card Chain Challenge exchange. This card was made using stamps from Paper Artsy and Stampin'Up!. 

I followed the prompt colours magenta, 
agua and gray. Also added paint splatters.
Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, January 15, 2024

TJ Goddess Art Journal-Continued

As we start the 3rd week in January work in the TJ Goddess Art Journal moves ahead 
with pages 3, 4 and 5.
For these I used a postcard I received from Inge, gel prints, tea bag and tag. Rub ons from 49 and Market, magazine images, postage stamp, brass birds and dragonflies. Some shading was added around fussy cuts with a black stabile all pencil.

Thanks for the visit,

Sunday, January 7, 2024

TJ Goddess Journal -Day 2

 Hello friends, today I used more of the papers and fabric gifted to me by Lisa and digitals from Cheran. On page one after adhering some paper snippets I added today's calendar page which fits right in with it's cute little knitted doll. I also added some stiching to the calendar page. Then scrunched and stitched the sheer fabric into a loose bow. 

Page two was a magazine pocket made by Lisa, inspired by Darcy that only needed to be shortened by half an inch. It holds a journal card note that Lisa wrote. And to finish I added the statue. As time goes by I may add a few embellishments but for now these two pages are done.

Page 2

Page 1

Thanks for looking,


Saturday, January 6, 2024

T J Goddess Journal

Hi arty friends today I'm sharing the beginning of my TJ Goddess Journal. Back in November Cheran of Texture Junkies on YouTube invited me to join in a Journal make along. Today as I watched her latest installment I grabbed a used envelope and crafted a 12 page book and cover with it, along with one Journaling card.

The twelve pages have been attached to each other and the cover using Washi Tape which I glued in place with Mod Podge.
On the cover I added one of the statues from the digital kit that Cheran gifted me. It's base is covered by a napkin that I received in the envelope. There are several coats of Mod Podge on the cover. I finished it by dragging a Vintage Photo across it and adding some to the edges also to grunge it up a bit.
I plasticized and painted a gifted paper doily with as many as ten coats of Mod Podge, Gold paint and Izink Coffee spray. Added it as a hinged element to the front cover.
Also made some paper beads to add as dangling elements to the spine later.
The inside cover has words from a magazine that originally said 'Bring your color to life' from a paint advertisement. I like the grey tones of the statue against the colourful back ground. Usually it's the person that has color against a plain background. On the opposite page is a journal card made with a gel print and inkjet print that still needs a home.
My hope is to use more of the lovely gifts of papers and ephemera from my arty friends.
Thanks for stopping by, 


Thursday, June 1, 2023

Mini Image Transfer

Hello and welcome, I'm having a lot of fun mono printing with my gel plate these days. One of the things I enjoy is the unpredictability of it all, each pull is a surprise. I had a few moments yesterday and wanted to give image transfer another try. I'm happy with how it turned out. The ghost pull and brayer off sheet will make nicely  matched collage fodder.
Using my 3x3 inch Gelli Arts plate. I started with Amsterdam carbon black and magazine image. Added Paper Artsy Fresco Finish paints in Agave and Submarine. Let it dry thoroughly then pulled all with Amsterdam white.

 Thanks for stopping by,


Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Fern Field Guide Pamphlet

Hello, I've been wanting to pair my photos with coordinating gel prints for awhile now. So while taking some photos of the fresh green growth around the yard I thought why not do some botanical prints of ferns that grow here.

Bracken fern on the front cover.

Inside right is Horsetail fern.

Inside left is a Lady fern.

As time permits I'll add titles and further information about the ferns.
I also hope to add several more types as soon as I find  them.

Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Butterfly Brilliance Card 2 - March CCC

Hello! Today I'm sharing a Slimline card featuring the Butterfly Brilliance Suite from Stampin' Up!. 
This card is on it's way to Elena in Arizona for the March Card Chain Challenge
I am also entering this card in the March Die Cut Divas Challenge.

 All product used is from Stampin' Up!

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Butterfly Brilliance Card 1

     Hello friends! Spring is on it's way and I'm celebrating with the beautiful new Butterfly Brilliance bundle from Stampin' Up! I find it fascinating that the gorgeous butterfly stamp images in this set are sketched from actual exotic butterflies from around the globe. Did I mention I love butterflies. :)

All product used is from Stampin' Up!. 
I started with a A2 card base made from Just Jade CS that I inked around the edge with Just Jade. 

Next I cut the small rainbow butterfly paper from the Butterfly Bijou DSP to 5-1/4 x 4 and inked around the edge with Just Jade before adhering to the base. 

For the next layer I took a piece of  White CS cut to 3-1/2 x 2-1/2 and added a thin bead of Tombow liquid glue around the edge and waited for it to dry before adding Gold Leafing. I then adhered this to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I made a DIY stamp from a scrap of craft foam torn to size to give it a more organic shape and a die from the Butterfly Wings dies. 

I then used it to stamp with Just Jade on the small mandala paper from the Butterfly Bijou DSP giving another layer of visual dimension to the 3-1/4 x 2-1/4 tag. I completed the tag by adding Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon and adhering with Stampin' Dimenionals.

For embellishment I cut the butterfly out of  the Butterfly Bijou DSP with the coordinating Butterfly Wings die. Gave it some shaping and added Wink of Stella glitter pen to the wings. I adhered the body only of the butterfly leaving the wings free. 

I used a sweet sentiment from the Garden Wishes stamped in Just Jade on White CS to match and also adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals. To complete I added a few Pearl Basic Jewels.

If you have any questions about my process please feel free to ask. Also if you live in Canada and would like to purchase any of the above Stampin' Up! products you can find them on my website here.

I leave you today with a photo of some Snow Drops, the first flowers of the year in my garden.

I wish you all a creative week with thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, February 24, 2021

February Card Chain Challenge

    It's time for another Card Chain Challenge share. Today's card is on its way to Suze in New Zealand. I am finding this one a bit funny as I went with the polar bear / winter scene and it's headed to full on Summer at the opposite end of our world. Sending Suze a sampling of the winter weather we endured with the Polar vortex. ;)

    For my card I used all Stamperia product from their Arctic Antarctic line. I started by adding rice paper to white card for the background and adding compass with texture paste. The bears are chipboard and the map is a cut apart. This was matted with SU! cherry cobbler CS on a night of navy A2 CS base. To finish I added a bit of twine that is from SU! and matched very nicely.

    And here is the beautiful card I received from Helen. I love how she used the challenge colours and friendship theme.

Thanks for stopping by,


Tuesday, January 26, 2021

January Card Chain Challenge -Hello Balloons

Hello! This month my CCC card is on it's way to the UK. It's a lot of fun to send and receive a beautiful card each month. If you'd like to find out more please visit the  Card Chain Challenge blog here.

All supplies used are Stampin' Up! For my front panel I stamped the Wild Rose BG stamp in Petal Pink onto White Cardstock. Then I added strips of double sided adhesive which I added gold leafing to. 

For the balloons I used a variety of circle punches to cut out different sized circles from DSP and adhered these cascading down the centre of the panel. I finished the card by adhering the panel to an A2 base and adding the sentiment.

Here is another example made using the same supplies but this time adding the adhesive to the circles and adding glitter to some circles and gold leafing to others. 

Thanks for looking!

TJ Goddess Art Journal Completed

Welcome to the final installment of this journal. It has been made with many gifted or found papers and bits of stash. It celebrates the con...