Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Abstract - 4 Needle Booklet - Yes, No, Maybe

Did some artwork while I was with the gals BIG GRIN. Played in my Abstract 4 Needle Japanese bound booklet I created in Sherrie Lovler's class.

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Saturday, August 6, 2022

Scribbled Lives 2022 - Wk 31 - odd tools - Foam


Scribbled Lives 2022 - Wk 31 - odd tools. Not my favorite topic... used a foam paint brush, foam applicator and a metal art embossing roller tool and graphite shaded letter

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Friday, August 5, 2022

Some Envelopes for Sept's ATC Exchange


Some Envelopes for our Sept's ATC Exchange. I got the inspiration from our recent "Help For Ukraine" stamps.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

BVCG Sept 2022 Galleria - 3D Ampersand


Our Guild's next galleria is "Ampersands". At our recent garage sale we picked up a craft papered 3D ampersand. I painted mine and embellished it...

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Monday, August 1, 2022

Floral Lettering Challenge Apr 2022 - Slip Knot Bound


I finally bound these pages from my April floral challenge... I love the way it turned out. The binding knot work is so visible and looks so good...

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Sunday, July 31, 2022

Scribbled Lives 2022 - Wk 30 - Motto - Strong & Free


This week's challenge is our country/state/province etc motto. I chose to use my province's motto rather than my country with the Rocky Mountains as a background. Ad I choose a strong/bold lettering style

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Saturday, July 30, 2022

Art Of The Fold - Spider Book #27 - Scrapbook Paper


Our next meeting is on Sept 13th with book structure #27 "Spider Book". Fun structure. I didn't do anything with this one... It's ugly scrapbook paper I wanted to use up... I'll probably make another Spider Book, maybe in mini size.

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Friday, July 29, 2022

And the Last 3 ATC's





And the last 3 ATC's for Julie WIldman's Sept swap (Sorry to see it end, but in life all good things end...

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Thursday, July 28, 2022

Floral Initial ATC's - Next 4


And the next batch of 4 floral initial ATC's for our exchange

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Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Floral Initials ATC Series

For our last ATC exchange I thought I'd do people's initials with a floral background for summer. Here are the first 4 done...

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Sunday, July 24, 2022

Scribbled Lives 2022 - Wk29 - Xmas - Happy Hanukkah - Holly

As mentioned in yesterday's post I had a lot of problems with this challenge. I w/c my design and then tried to add the lettering, but it wouldn't transfer properly and my pens would not write properly... so the image above was easier to accomplish on just line art lettering...

Yesterday's card showed what I had originally wanted to do which was have the painted design show thru the lettering rather than the line art...

I'll probably make it into a card as well eventually...

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Saturday, July 23, 2022

Happy Hanukkah - Leaves


I had a lot of problems with the Scribbled Lives challenge this week...
What I did on this card was what I was trying to do for the challenge (which I'll upload tomorrow) but with more white in the background it worked better and I could see my transferred letters and my gel pen & micron worked without clogging up..

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Friday, July 22, 2022

Slip Knot Booklet - Here & There


And a 2nd booklet I created to test the string I may use in an upcoming class. I'm not really happy with this string...

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Thursday, July 21, 2022

Slip Knot Booklet - Be Happy


I created a couple more of the Slip Knot Booklets to test the string I might be using for an upcoming class. I'm content with this one. It's a lot thicker than I might have chosen but it works and I like the fuzzy tails...

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Playing - Artist & Feather


Just playing in my journal. I came across this "Artist" word and thought I'd try to replicate it. I have a very hard time with majuscules, and I can't seem to get the fluidness of the flourishes. 

Practice, Practice Practice...

Love the feather.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Floral Line Art


I came across (I do that a lot...) some lovely floral 3D embossing folders by Nellie Snellen and had to draw them...

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Monday, July 18, 2022

Funky Alphabet Exemplar


A friend made me aware of Mykolas Saulytis's funky lettering exemplar and I had to play with it...

As much as I LOVE funky lettering I also need it to be readable... so I altered a few of his letters (H, J, K, U, V, Z). I also found a few more that were similar to the alphabet. I changed a couple of those as well... sigh!!

I love the "A" but it doesn't seem to go with the rest of the alphabet. I'll probably change that as well eventually.

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Sunday, July 17, 2022

Blue Flowers - Let The Beauty

I came across this penny Black floral card and wanted to paint the flowers... Love the way they turned out...

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Saturday, July 16, 2022

Flourishing Decorum Practice

I finally uploaded what I did during Syeda Ullah's "Flourishing Decorum" class hosted by Society for Calligraphy. Was a really good class.

I love the floral line work... 

It's really hard for me to do delicate work. I have a tendency to need things larger...

Friday, July 15, 2022

Scribbled Lives 2022 - Wk 28 - Decorated Letters - Y


Decorated Letters is this week's Scribbled Lives challenge. Oh I love this one... I did the Deco Roses one 1st and then wanted to do one with flowers using my triangle brush. Love this one... and then wanted to do one in one of my new booklets... I think I'll stop now. BIG GRIN

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Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Benoit Furet - Lettering - July 9 & 10, 2022


I took another ZOOM class with Benoit Furet this time creating multiple variations of each letter form. Fun class and gives me lots of options...

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Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Slip Knot Booklet - Memories


So after making several of these Slip Knot booklets... .my mind kept looking for OK ideas on how to use just thin papers... and this one uses one sided basic scrapbook papers... I'm content now. BIG GRIN

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Monday, July 11, 2022

Slip Knot Booklet - Friendship HB


And another booklet is finished... and I'm really pleased with the way it turned out... This one is with 3D frames

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Sunday, July 10, 2022

Scribbled Lives 2022 - Wk 27 - Archaic/Obsolete - Zenzizenzizenzic

Scribbled Lives 2022 - Wk 27 - Archaic/Obsolete - Zenzizenzizenzic. This word is right up my alley since I'm mathematically inclined... and I've put into my "Quote Me" slip knot booklet.

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Saturday, July 9, 2022

Slip Knot Booklet - The Blues


After making all the waxed linen bound booklets I thought I'd try one with "Narrow" ribbon. Works but needs more pages in the booklet to really show the knot design. C'est la vie.

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Friday, July 8, 2022

Slip Knot Binding - Let Go


And another Slip Knot Bound booklet, this one holding abstract artwork - just because...

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Thursday, July 7, 2022

Slip Knot Binding - Quote Me


I've been making more of the slip knot bound booklets. They are really addictive. This one holds one of quotes for my Scribbled Lives challenges.

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Monday, July 4, 2022

Alphabet Square Knot Booklet - Letters Q - T


Another 4 letters done in my Alphabet Square Knot booklet. Not that happy with the "T". C'est la vie

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Sunday, July 3, 2022

Scribbled Lives Wk 26 - Ogden Nash- Made The Fly


Week #26 on Scribbled Lives is to use one of his quotes or other words. This one spoke to me...

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Alphabet Square Knot Booklet - Pointed Pen letters - M - P


And the next 4 letters... I think I like the "P" the best...

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Sunday, June 26, 2022

Scribbled Lives 2022 - Wk 25 - Summer - Live In The Sunshine


Scribbled Lives 2022 - Wk 25 - Summer - Live In The Sunshine. This quote reminded me of my PEI days where I totally enjoyed the sea and sunshine and miss it...

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