Thursday, August 5, 2010

Randomness - Is that even a word?

So the girls are off at church camp and the hubby is working so I have been catching up on my blog reading.  To be specific I have been buried in Donna Downey's blog and all of her beautiful creations.  She is awesome to say the least and I have been so inspired to get out my paints, brushes and canvas and create something.  I have also jumped on the art journal bandwagon.  I just couldn't help I need another craft in my life.  Oh well!  So here are the two projects I have completed so far:
As far as my art journal I made it using a pad of Canson watercolor paper (simply because of how thick it is) and chipboard covers covered in white cardstock.  I used some large eyelets in the ring holes because I figured they would need some extra stability with all the use.  The flower things are hand painted.  The word "journal"  I cut using my Cricut, I handwrote "Art" and the butterflies are a Martha punch.

I also completed the first page in my journal.  It turned out ok I guess.  The birds and branch are Cricut cuts, the words, bubble phrase and swirls are stamps and "family" is handwritten.

Well it's late and I have to go to work tomorrow.  Oh, I almost forgot to mention the newest addition to my scrap space...
My new Cricut Expression replace my Cricut Create and of course my new bug needed a cover so I stitched this one up on my little blue sewing machine.

Good Night and Happy Scrapping!