March 29, 2020

Find Hope


Another tag made today--it will become #253 on manilaguerilla.blogspot.com. Have you been there? As always, I hope this post finds you well and happy and I appreciate your visit. Until next time, take care.

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.