Thursday, January 6, 2011

Today is a dual post....

It is funny how one week I have nothing much to post about and the next...LOTS.

I'll start off today with my Magistical Memories layout.
I ran across this picture of Kayla while I was cleaning on New Year's Day. I couldn't wait to scrap it. I had this great patterned paper from K&C Company's Ancestry.com line so I distressed the edges a little and layered it on top of some Basic Grey Doilie paper and Crate Paper in Pink Plum. Then using some Glue Dots ® Dot N Go I layered the ribbons across the page. It was pretty cold outside that morning but I took my ClearSnap Glitter and headed out with the Magistical Memories chipboard, a touch of spray adhesive and glittered away. My husband DID comment about how sparkly our walkway was! I used two pieces of chipboard, Nicole Lombardo Sitting Pretty and Amy Teets Flouring Flowers and just stacked them on top of each other with a few popdots. Finished the layout off with some Imaginisce flowers and Kaiser Craft Pearls.

And for the second part of this post....I am so excited to share with you several paintings that I completed back in October. I joined a wonderful online message board back in the summer of last year. Fiskateers.com! I LOVE them. They were asking for volunteers for a secret project...well you know I was in! Little did I know it would be painting! woot!  I received a copy of a cool book - DIY Art At Home by French designer Lola Gavarry. I fell in love immediately with this book. The project...to complete a few paintings and then describe what we learned, etc. Well let me just tell you the book ROCKS. Not only did I make two paintings but I ended up finishing three.
 This particulare three canvas painting was done using coffee mixed with the acrylic paint. I really loved the stained look it has.
 I shortened this one down from 3-4 canvases to just two. I used glass beads with texture paint for a fun look.
And finally this cute 6 piece.....where I tried using tape for the first time to line the canvases and then paint/doodle away in the center. I really loved all the textures these paintings have. I can't wait to pull out this book and give it ago some more. If you would like to read the full blog post and the interview I did with the author...please go to Fiskateers by clicking HERE :)

Well that is it for me today. My kitty was finally feeling a little better last night. I didn't give him the antibiotic meds and will just give it to him once a day. Sadly they don't agree with his tummy and a long haired cat with a bad tummy is just not a good mix. I'm happy to see him a little bit back to normal. It was breaking my heart seeing him so sick :(

Hope everyone has a wonderful Thursday.

1 comment:

crazyrunningmama said...

Always gorgeous work comes from you! Coffee mixed with acrylic? Awesome!!!