Monday, June 29, 2009

Weekend Marbelling

Last week a friend of mine asked if I would make her some First Communion commemorative prayer pieces. Of course I said yes! And immediately the idea of making them look like pages from an old bible popped in my mind. So that meant time to pull out the marbling supplies and get to work.

I have been wanting to make some marbled paper for a while now and this gave me the perfect excuse.
I was a little rusty but once I got in the groove ten sheets came out satisfactory. I think I might have had a bad spot in the product that keeps the paint from sinking but I'll work around those.

I did a lot of playing with the colors this time. The First communion pieces that I am making 2 are for girls and one for a boy so I needed some masculine colors and two separate feminine color combinations. I have never worked with purple or pink before and quickly learned that both like to sink but after a page or two that was easily remedied.

The red ones are my second favorite and they did not turn out quite as red as I wanted them to but hind site that is probably good because I have a lot of green on those pages also and it may have ended up looking too christmasy.

These are actually my favorites. They are not normally colors I put together, brown, blue and greens. The one on the left I made a mistake and forgot to rake my ink before adding the design but I think it looks pretty cool regardless.

Anyway it was over 100 degrees in my garage this weekend and it took me forever to make these ten pages. But boy did I have fun and I wish that I had more time to play. I think next time I will use the same colors over and over and play with different designs.
Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Roses are Red

This week over at ABC Challenge the letter is R...

R is for Roses

Now I don't have a single rose stamp so I tried to find some paper with roses on it...nope none of that either...conclusion since hubby doesn't give me enough roses I must try to avoid reminders :)

I did find this image from Altered Pages and then everything started to come together. I hope you enjoy my Roses contribution.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Up and Running...Kind of

Well, I am finally back. And the studio is almost completely ready. I say almost because I don't have any off the art on the walls but everything is put up and I was even able to make a piece yesterday.

So on the left is what it looked like once I got most of the boxes from the move unpacked. Below is a photo of the fabulous new tool box that my DH bought me to store all my supplies in. Believe it or not the gigantic tool box is almost all the way full. There may be a drawer or two that is empty but I've got plans for those drawers.

Back in Mississippi I was able to put most of my supplies in the closet. It was a nice walk in with built in shelves. The closet here is by no means small but it is shaped totally different and I did find it a challenge to fill it in a user friendly manner. That's why there is not a good shot of that inside of the closet, I'm still working on it.

The items on top of the desk is the contents of the most recent Paula's Kit Club. She held my May box until I got moved it...I am going to go up and play with it in just a few minutes!

When I look at the clean pictures they don't seem that neat to me, my DD has a bunch of toys on the floor and I think the angle I took the pictures at was not great but I do promise that it is nice and organized.

I mentioned earlier that I was able to put a piece together. Since the start of the moving process over a month ago I have missed out on a ton of fabulous themes at One Powerful Hour.

The current theme is Lace so I decided to make a piece about a movie that I can't even remember I just know that the Title is "Arsenic and Old Lace" it is an old movie that I saw once black and white classic. Obviously it made a lasting impression but I could not tell you if it was a mystery or a comedy. I do however really like my piece and hope you do too!