Saturday, August 2, 2014

Many Thanks

This is the first page in my travel journal, which is an old book titled "Poor Richard's Almanac (Selections)" by Benjamin Franklin and printed around 1937-1940. It's a small book and perfect for traveling... hence why I've been chilling in it while I travel. :)

This image is Many Thanks from Stampendous and is suited for the many thanks I'm sending out to Jane for helping me with watercolors! I stamped on the book directly with black ink and colored this one with watercolor tube paints. The paper is thicker than a normal book would be so it handled the water just fine. So far so good. :) I hope to try a variety of things with the book but the best pay is to have fun.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tress Winking

This is one of the most recent page I've colored in my travel journal but is the first one to be shown on my blog.  The stamps I used are Tress Winking and Spring Swing from Make it Crafty, both rubber stamps available at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  I stamped then masked Tress Winking first before stamping the Spring Swing.  However, I wasn't able to match up the swing very well so she was floating.  LOL  But I added some extra width to the swing so now she sits well.

Make it Crafty:

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Swings 'n Slides Little Miss Christmas

Here's another page I've added to my ATC Journal book, this time using Swings 'n Slides Little Miss Christmas in a Christmas theme, of course.  This is a rubber stamp from Little Miss Muffet Stamps

The image was colored using Copic markers then cut out and popped on the project.  The papers in the background are from a Christmas themed stack and I was lukcy enough to have some ribbon to match.  I think ribbon was very "IN" a while ago because I seem to have a huge quantity!  LOL  Now I hardly use it so it feels good to use some of my stash once in a while.  :D

The rest of the page was decorated with a paper doily (thank you Faye!), some metal snowflakes and a few chipboard corners (from Make it Crafty).  Lastly, I tied a little piece of string at the top of the ribbon to keep all those layers together.  I wasn't sure if the layers of ribbon would show up in the picture but it turned out ok.  :D  I hope you enjoy this project and thanks for coming by to check it out!