Friday, April 19, 2013

Creativity is Contagious

Well, after attempting to do mixed media canvases (with some success), I bit the bullet and started an Art Journal. This is quite fun. I used paint, modelling paste (dyed with reinkers), sprays, stamps, etc....FUN and MESSY!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Live Laugh Love

Here is another mixed media canvas that I did yesterday. Pretty happy with the final project. Now I just have to figure out a third one to hang up on my plate rack with the first two in the kitchen. Hmmmmmmm.......

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

My First Mixed Media I have caved into all the hype about mixed media and let me tell you, it's not as scary as it looks. After spending last weekend in the Scraptures booth at ScrapFest in Kitchener across from the FABULOUS Karen Ellis from The Art House Studio's booth,  looking at all her amazing stuff, and seeing all of my friend, Amy's stuff, I decided to take the plunge. I bought some canvases (on sale), stencils, a few paints, some Gesso and some modelling paste (with a M's coupon).

I watched 2 or 3 of Karen's Ustream videos to get an idea of what some of this stuff is for. So this afternoon I sat down in my scrappy space and got messy! Yes, MESSY!

Without further ado, here is my very first mixed media canvas! (please be kind)

A close up of the flowers that I made after watching Michelle do the (endless) hours of make n' takes in the booth at ScapFest
The canvas didn't turn out the way I initially envisioned it, but I am completely happy with the final product...funny how that happens.


Monday, April 15, 2013

Long Time, No Post!

Wow...I can't believe that it has been 2 months since I last posted. Those 2 months have literally flown by, with no craftiness done what-so-ever!

Hubs and I were in Orlando for an extremely quick trip. He had meetings for work and they invited the spouses along. We flew out on the 25th of Feb and flew home on the 27th....see quick. We stayed at a rather posh, boutique type hotel called The Grand Bohemian. Simply beautiful It was my first time in Florida & we didn't do too much, but it was just nice to be in t-shirts and capris in February! Then he had to go back to the ship the very next day.

March flew by just as fast. Our daughter went to Europe for 10 days. Spain and France to be exact. So the first part of the month was taken up with getting all her stuff ready. She left on the 8th. Hubs got home that night, kinda sad that he missed seeing her off though.

Our daughter (right) and her bestie all ready to go...Mom holding back tears!

Bye girls, see you in 10 days....Mom not doing so well holding back tears!

Then our son had a hockey tourney in Niagara Falls from the 11-13th (which they never won a game~they were missing quite a few players). Then another tourney from the 14-17th. This time in Pittsburgh, Pa. They made it to the semi-finals. It was a fun tourney. He really liked it because there was body contact...Mom...not so much.

Our daughter got home on the 18th from her trip and then we flew out on the 20th to BC for my brother's wedding on the 23rd. We had a blast . Both Hubs and I were in the wedding party. It was so nice to be be with my entire family at one time. That doesn't happen very often. We were back home (late) on the 25th. Man were we tired. Took quite a while to feel "normal" again

Our family shot!
Hubs headed back to the ship Easter weekend and I have been busy with kids stuff. So hoping to get back down to my scrappy space this week.

So that has been my life, in a nut-shell, for the last couple of months...sorry, not crafty posts...fingers crossed they resume again soon!