Friday, January 29, 2010

A couple more pages I have done recently:

This one is a remake. I did it a couple of years ago and never finished and didn't much like what I had done anyway so I just started over and I am much happier. Just a bunch of paint, ink, layering. I used paper to make the ribbon and the flower. A lot of glimmer mist and stamping on the ribbon.

This is one of our most recent vacation in Jamaica. The kids had a blast. That is David at 5 months. I misted over a lace piece of patterned paper with some glimmer mists and then painted a matt for te pics. I gave the pics an additional white scalloped border to make them stand out more. I hand painted the title.

This is my all time favorite picture of Stan and Daniel. Daniel must be about 5m here. I just painted and stamped the background stuck on some music paper and put the picture down. This is another remake. I just never liked the first version and given how much I love this picture, I just had to remake it.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Holiday Pages

I managed to get a couple of holiday pages done in the last week. Of course the pictures are from 2006 and 2007, but hey it looks like I am finally getting some of the old events scrapped. The first is Hanukkah from 20006. It was Daniels first Hannukah and or first as a family. A very special night. I brayered white cardstock with blue and white and then wet over it with mesh & white paint. Then I altered some Hambly tree paper and some star paper that I can't remember. I also cut out strips of one of the sheets. I altered some Thickers. I rubbed them with ranger distressed, sprayed with some home made mist (perfect pearls & reinker) and then put some clear embossing powder on it. Then I outlined it messily with a dark blue marker. I also stitched a white flourish that I got from a fancy pants set. To alter the paper I used gesso and oil pastels. I also did a little gesso stamping and used a grunge board star that is covered with home made mist.

This is from my the first Kosher Thanksgiving I hosted for our extended family, we had about 16 people come and just a ton of eating restrictions, some were kosher, one was allergic to fish, another to garlic, another was a vegetarian. We worked so hard and I was so proud of 'my table'.

I altered the patterned paper with gesso, water colors, reinkers and mists. I also used a Ranger mask with red glimmer mist. I distressed the pictures and the title (again with a sprinkle of embossing powder on some inks and paints). I used the Tim Holtz's tape technique on the book page and used distress inks and a fancy pants stamp on the tag. I stamped the flower with perfect pearly ink and dry painted it. then I used some tinkering ink and embossing powder on the flower.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Just some more layouts

So I haven't been scrapping as much as I would like. David is on a rigorous sleep regimen which has seriously affected any free time I might have once had. Here are some ones I did about a month ago.

This one is from when we took Daniel to the circus for the first time. He was 2 and we prepped the hell out of the kid. Read him books, explained what to expect. We even borrowed the flyer so he would know exactly what to expect. He sailed through it absolutely enthralled. The techniques come straight out of Julie Balzer's class. I used layering techniques, gesso, water colors, oil pastels, scraped acrylics and then stitched some fabric on it.

On this one, I brayered the card stock with black and white acrylics and then glimmer misted over some Ranger masks. I crackle painted some grunge board skeletons then stickled their eyes. I stamped and then painted the title. I distressed and inked the photos. My little buccaneer.

Monday, November 23, 2009

So I have finished Julie Balzer's class and it rocked. I love what I have learned and am so happy with the pages I am making. Even though I am by no means an artist, I feel artistic and it feels great.

I pulled apart a page that I had done a few years ago and hated. I felt that it was dull and it didn't do justice to my sister, all that she is and all that she did for us when my first son was born. I love this page now. I used layering techniques with gesso stamping, acrylics, oil pastels, gold foil, water colors and glimmer mist. Paper is old Basic Grey, I don't remember the line. Jenni Bowlin letters with I water colored.

I did this one last night. I finally printed pics of my little one to scrap. Started with a Hambly base page. did gesso stamping, acrylics, water colors and stitching. I added a prima flower, a CTMH tag and some prima bling.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

My scrapping style has changed somewhat and I wanted to share. I took a class with Nathalie Kalbach at the Portrait Bug, an awesome scrapbooking store in NYC. (Portrait Bug). It was a brayer class and now I brayer just about every page I make.

I am also taking a painting/ink technique class with Julie Fei Fan Balzer ( She is an awesome teacher and I have learned so much from the various classes I have taken with her.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Mom's Here

Mom arrived from South Africa yesterday. I can't be happier. She hadn't been here an hour before she tidied up my fridge, and by the afternoon, she had started tackling Daniel's cupboard. It is the only walkin closet in the apartment but there is so much junk on the floor, there was no way to get into it. But that is all going to change now. It feels so good to be spoilt for a change, to have someone look after me, make me dinner, tidy my things. Daniel is already used to her and the two of them are off to the park for an early morning jaunt.