Saturday, August 28, 2010

dream a little dream of . . .

Since Caryl's theme inspired me to "dream" a little, I continued using the Mamas and Papas songs, but chose Mama Cass's Song for these pages. I show the before -- gesso, distress ink and calligraphy ink thru a straw. I actually practiced it here before completing Caryl's pages. Then I added collage elements, stamped some of the lyrics, and added a journaling ticket and technique tag. Once, again, my favorite colors, I seem to gravitate toward pinks and golds.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Feelin' groovy

I recently organized an internal product launch party for our corporate office. The theme was "Feelin' Groovy" which meant I listened to a lot of 60s music to get inspired. After listening to California Dreamin' it dawned on me that my Skinny Book partner, Caryl, had a theme of "Dreaming". So... I spread gesso with a credit card and then when dry, sponged blue and sepia dye ink. I then used a straw and blew around some iridescent brown calligraphy ink, collaged pieces of a California map and a vintage postcard and stamped the lyrics. It was fun to interpret her theme as things were happening in my life -- much the same as journaling!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Love skinny book

After seeing my journal pages, I thought they would be perfect for Lenna's love book. Hearts mean love to me and Lenna loves quotes -- so perfect fit. Here's how I revised the original design to fit the 4x8 pages! I love working in pinks and oranges.