March 19, 2020

Strength & Calm


I'm grateful to have an at-home hobby due to the confinement imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic and I've made a journal page which was a good way to channel my emotions and nervous energy.

The elephant and lotus blossom symbols literally jumped right out at me to use here and they are so right for reminding me of how best to handle this adversity.

I'm linking to Simon's Monday challenge, this week's theme is "Stencil Fun."

As always, I hope this post finds you well and happy and I appreciate your visit.

Until next time, take care.

March 15, 2020

Life is Good

(in spite of the chaos...)


I'm finally able to share something for the weekly Simon Monday challenge--A Bit O' Green. I've had a lot of false starts the last few weeks but you can't say I haven't tried☺.

This tag is nothing more than a background made with the Distress ink/oxide splat, drip, smoosh technique (Cracked Pistachio, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Frayed Burlap), lots of stamping with archival inks and a Remnant Rub.

I used a Gelly Roll pen for the light/white details and colored pencils to tint the stamping.


You can see in the close-up shot that I used a very fine line black pen to sharpen some of the lines and add a little more contrast.

I can either spend hours fussing with something that just won't come together or start something on a whim that makes itself in minutes--and I have little control over when this happens or why!

My, how art can mimic life (and today's current events). ☺

As always, I hope this post finds you well and happy and I appreciate your visit.

Until next time, take care.

February 23, 2020

Tell Your Story


I've got this thing about seeing sky inside a frame so I played around with the idea this week and I'm linking this tag to Simon's Monday challenge, "Frame It."

The girl is a Baseboard Doll (Tim Holtz) that I stripped from her backing and you may have guessed that's a flower cut from the Wallflower paper stash.

The frame is a tiny die cut from Stampendous that I crackled with medium, the text is a Remnant Rub and I used Ranger's Liquid Pearls on the inside edge of the frame.


As always, I hope this post finds you well and happy and I appreciate your visit.

Until next time, take care.