Monday, October 29, 2012

ETC journal pages

I have a long, beautiful counter space in my art room that I just love. I can have several projects in various stages of completion at any given time and have room to spare. However, when you have all this space sometimes it's just more area for the clutter to accumulate!

I decided a few days ago that I was going to make some ETC (Eliminate The Clutter) journal pages. The only rule for my ETC pages are that the majority of the page has to be from all the excess papers and images laying on my counter.

This is the first spread I've completed.

 "each has to enter the nest made by the other imperfect birds" rumi
All of the background papers were left over from other pieces. The face, tree  and butterfly were in a pile of extras from ATC trades that I've been saving for just the right piece. The hanging bird nest is K & Company and the bottom right was stamped on muslin and colored with spray wash and marker.
I barely made a dent in the piles on my counter so I will be coming up with ETC pages for quite some time!
Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

the spread has 2 faces

This is an art journal spread from yesterday.

I painted the face on the right and the small face on the left was an extra that I received with an ATC trade or happy mail somewhere along the line that I've been saving it for just the right page.
So happy to have my muse back!


Friday, October 19, 2012

slowly coming around

My vacationing muse is slowly coming back around. This is a spread in a Composition Book Journal. It was inspired by a waatching a video from Roberta Laliberte that I watched on the site.

I'm hoping the muse will hang around for awhile now!
Thanks for stopping by - stay warm and cozy.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Autumn Junque

Fall is upon us. The mornings are frost-covered and chilly. The gardens have all died down. And, as much as I hate to admit it I did turn the furnace on last week! There's no fighting it so might as well just get on with it.

Marsha from Tumble Fish Studio has come out with a new kit that makes it easier to focus on something more fun than the weather.

These are 2 (cut & paste) journal pages using images from the new "Autumn Junque" kit available at

I hope you are having a lovely autumn - thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

October Altered Envelope

The challenge for October's altered envelope is to include 2 flying things and the word 'fly' or a variation of the word 'fly'. Here is my envelope ready for the post.


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

October Green Paper Challenge

I've been busy painting and redecorating bedrooms so haven't spent much time in my art room in over a week and needed a little kickstart for my muse. This month's green paper challenge proved to be just the thing!

This is my mom's confirmation picture along with the images from this month's challenge.