Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Mermaid Tags

 I got my new Stampotique mermaid stamps at my wonderful local store Dangerously Crafty! 
I wanted to get some ink on these stamps right away, so I made a tag with each of them.  
I love these creepy mermaids!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Mermaids Out for a Stroll

The mermaid paper dolls are now in my art journal.  Just their main bodies are glued down so their movable parts can still move around, after all they are paper dolls and moving them is part of their charm!  I can hear you thinking "But what about when you shut the journal?! Their tails will get folded or stick out of the book!"  Do not worry, I figured out how to have them in my journal and not get hurt!  Just flip up their tails before closing the journal :)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

WOYWW Apr20/11

Today on my desk is a new page I am working on in my art journal.  I have made a background with watercolour crayons and then stamped acrylic paint with bubble wrap to create an ocean-like setting.  And now I am stenciling some underwater plants.  This is going to be the new home for my mermaid paper dolls that I made a couple of weeks ago.  You can sort of see them sitting up at the upper left corner, waiting to go for a swim.
Why am I posting what is on my desk, do you ask?  It is for WOYWW, which is hosted by the wonderful Julia over on the StampingGround every Wednesday!  Pop on over and you can see many many other creative spaces and even join in if you wish!  Happy WOYWW everyone!


Note to self:  do not make your background the same colours as your subject.  
My petite doll in my art journal.  That's her there on the right side of the page but she blends into the background too much.  Oh well, lesson learned :)
And over on the left side is a pocket full of wishes that I sewed into my journal.  That was fun!  And inside the pocket are little tags with various wishes and a tarot card too.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

WOYWW Apr13/11

Wednesday already?!  Where does the time go?  At least that means it is time for WOYWW, where you can get a peek at crafters and artists desks from around the world, simply by going to the Stamping Ground.
My entry this week is short and sweet.  I am drawing a Petite Doll girl from the on-line Suzi Blu course to put in my art journal.  
Thanks for dropping by and Happy WOYWW!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Art Journal Cover

I  finished my art journal cover.  For now anyway :)   I am tempted to hang some ribbons from one of the top corners but that might be too much as it is already pretty bright and busy!  Now I just have to actually fill the journal!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

WOYWW Apr6/11

Another week has flown by and it is time for WOYWW!  Hop on over to the Stamping Ground and see what other crafters and artists have on their desks too!
Today I am decorating my art journal cover.  I am not 100% where this will go but here is the beginning of it!  Check back if you want to see the finished project, it shouldn't take too long ... especially since I have my heat gun out!  I am not going to wait for each layer to dry on its own, I am too impatient for that today :)
Happy WOYWW everyone!