Some Spring Sunshine… On a Canvas!

For my blog post for myStamp Box this month I thought I would create a little sunshine as we longingly await the arrival of spring here in Alberta, snug up against the Rockies.  It has been a loooooong winter and we are more than ready for some beautiful Alberta blue sky and…  |  read more »

Mixed Media

Hi everyone !
Today I’m sharing with you a mixed media cover for an Art Journal.
For my background I played with inks, gesso and fabrics. I used Mini Alpha – small BOX and stars from Deck the Halls.
To built the flower :
I stamped on an a piece of cardstock a flower from Abundant Blossoms and cut out.
Stamped, cut…  |  read more »

Altered cotton reel

A very very long time ago I visited a craft fair in Wiesbaden Germany and on a ribbon stall they were selling giant wooden cotton reels.  My friend and I just looked at each other and said simultaniously, “we have to get one of those”.  I had absolutely no idea what I would do with…  |  read more »

Junk Journal

I’ve been thinking for quite some time now about making a journal totally from junk.  Junk mail, envelopes, packaging, just about anything goes and as most of us know there’s alot of very pretty packaging out there.  I have a chest of drawers in my craft room full of it.  In fact I’ve become so…  |  read more »

Colourful canvas

Sometimes you just need to create for the sake of creating. I have an art journal that I use for this purpose, but I haven’t cracked it open for quite some time now. I was really beginning to feel a need to play with inks, paints and Glimmer Mists, so I decided that it would…  |  read more »

Show & Tell

Hello, happy stampers!
Today, I want to share a canvas that I created, after reading this quote:
“Every artist was first an amateur.”  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
It felt good to get inky and painty!  It’s been so long since I’ve worked with any mixed media so I eased into it with a small 4″x4″ canvas:

I…  |  read more »

Wearable art.

I’m a huge fan of art journaling and I somehow wanted to try incorporating it into a piece of wearable art.

I adore the Border Lines stamps for their quirky look and I usually use this type of border in my art journal pages.

I came across a piece of canvas recently which was crying out for…  |  read more »

A mixed media canvas project.

I like to think of myself as a mixed media artist, that is to say, I love to combine papers with paints, inks and stamps to create one off pieces of artwork.
Here I’ve created a canvas project around a whimsical painting as a gift for my nephew who turns 3 this month.  I wanted a funky background…  |  read more »