Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Sneak Peak for Scrap n' Art Magazine

Yes, November is almost over, but I still wanted to share some sneak peaks of my projects in this month's issue of Scrap n' Art magazine (see link below).  I enjoyed creating my projects using some really cool products, like Ten Second Studios Verday metal paint and patina, and Indigo Blu's metallic gilding flakes.  Here are a few sneak peaks:

Canvas using aluminum soda cans, die-cut into leaves,
 embossed and painted with Verday patina paints.
Mixed Media scrapbook page using Indigo Blu Mega-Flake metallic gilding flakes on
Creative Embellishments chipboard stars

Art Journal page using Indigo Blu Mega-Flakes metallic gilding flakes

I wrote the Trendwatch article this month about Project Life and more specifically, December Daily journals, which documents the month of December using divided page protectors instead of traditional scrapbooking with 12x12 layouts.  I personally don't do Project Life, but I love the concept of documenting every day events and not just birthdays and holidays.  I did a December Daily a few years ago and documented the month of December.  I'm not good at keeping up with every day, but I think that's okay.  Here is a sneak peak of the December Daily project and tutorial I did for the magazine using Kaisercraft's, North Pole paper line, paints and stencils.

Please check out the magazine here:  There is an annual fee of $24 to join but it's so worth it! Before I joined the team, I was an avid reader of the monthly publication and was always impressed with the articles and projects. You can even submit your own projects for publication in upcoming issues. I've completed lots of new projects for December's issue so stay tuned for sneak peaks. And go join to see everything the talented design team created!  Leave comments below!!  

Monday, November 3, 2014

Finished Junque Journals

I recently took an online class from Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's called, "Make Your Own Junque Journal" .  I mentioned it in a previous post (here) while i was still working on the journals and now that they are completed, I wanted to share them with you.  I made five of them and used up lots of old scrapbook paper and Gelli prints.  I am now working inside one of the journals and taking the next class, "30 Days in your Junque Journal".  I highly recommend both classes if you like art journaling.  Here is the link to both classes:  I love Julie's fun and thorough teaching style.  So here are my finished journals:

Here are more front and back shots of a few of them:

I decided to work in the "make Art everyday" journal.  Although pink is my least favorite color, I liked the inside pages the best in this one.  And I don't mind bright pink when it's paired with orange.  

Here are some of the inside pages.  Not sure which one is from which journal.  

The inside pages were mostly done already but had to be pieced together to make up the right size for each book. I loved matching the pieces up and seeing how they looked when they were finished and sewn into the journals.  This was my favorite part of the process.

So what do you think?  I'd love to read your comments below!