"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." -Thomas Merton

Saturday, December 14, 2019

What's On My Desk Post No. 2

Welcome back Friends!
I'm making progress with what's on my desk.
While watching a YT video featuring both Sheila, from Bohodaydreams, and
Sally, from Rainy Day Gypsy, these two daydreamers, and oh so inspiring ladies,
had me laughing out loud while viewing their video.
 They inspired me to get out my baubles, beads, and wire cutters
and create a few boho baubles of my own.

The vintage envelope above was converted into EnVe Art 
with some of my sari silk, vintage french papers, faux scotch tape cut using 
a pattern pair of scissors and a rusty good metal flower creating using my
rusty goodness recipe where you can find such recipe here on my blog. 

The above piece of ephemera was inspired by Rachel Tomlinson on YT.
 I used one of my own vintage family photos. 
Some of that yummy sari silk was used, as well as some old vintage tatting too.
Oh look...you can see a better view of the boho beads in the pic above too.
When I see these beads, they make me smile because of Sheila and Sally's funny posts. 

An envelope tea dyed, stamped, some faux scotch tape,
and some messy threads too. 

Thanks for visiting and checking up on my progress.

Saturday, November 30, 2019

What's On My Desk...

Hello....I have been inspired lately by 
Jacqui Chimes' beautiful tags,
 Arty Maze's Digi Kits, 
Sheila from Bohodaydreams, and many others.
While in the mood for warm colors, using some new products, and
wanting to create my own quasi digi papers, I set out to create
some mixed media book pages which were used to create a tag with
some of my messy threads and beads.  I designed a journal page which features
a journal box and is adorned with some messy threads stamping and
faux vintage tape.
I'm sharing some close up of items I have created so far which
will become affixed to a junk journal I am creating for myself. 

Below are some yummy silk ribbons, a bohobead, and some of my messy threads adornment on top of the journal spot.

Jacqui Chimes inspired tag with an inventory tag from A Tattered Dream on Etsy. You will see some faux vintage tape in this picture.  I used some dried chamomille flowers and placed it on top of some book text, stamped around the tag to emphasize the flowers. The dried flowers are protected with acetate. The tag is comprise of ink sprays, stamping, sewing and messy threads.

Below is my attempt of a faux digi paper for my junk journal.  After I designed the book page, I took photos of it and will use prints of the designed paper to add in other parts of the journal. The lovely ribbon on the bottom left is from A Tattered Dream on Etsy. It works beautifully with the colors of the sari silk and silk ribbons that will be included in this junk journal.

To the left of the tag below, is another designed book page. I will print copies of this paper and create other elements for my journal.

Thank you for visiting. I will upload the finish junk journal to share with you when it's completed.