I have several autumn inspired projects to share along with cards and stamping to celebrate "STAMPtember". First up is the first part of my September calendar spread (haven't finished the second part yet):
I'll share details about the art in another post.
Both Simon Says challenge blogs are celebrating "STAMPtember" all month long so I have two cards to share with the Simon Monday Challenge (Stamp It) and the Simon Wednesday Challenge (Anything Goes). Also sharing the postcard with Try It On Tuesday (theme is "stitch it"):
Supplies: white notecard and envie; white cardstock;stamps and dies: Label Love, Layered Cupcake- Altenew; Inks: Pink Peony, Turquoise, Buttercup, Leaf Green- Archival, Onyx Black- Versafine; Diamond Stickles glitter glue.
Face ( Jane davenport) stamped on 4" x 6" 90 lb. watercolor paper using Jet Black Staz on ink. Sponge Distress inks (Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint) onto oak leaf stamps (Magenta). Spritz lightly with water and stamp around the face. Add hair strands with a fine Micron pen. Paint in features and background with Peerless watercolors. Add white highlights in eyes and lips with a white gel pen. Stamp sentiment (Stampendous) using the Jet Black ink. Sew around the edges.
I remember a recent blog post by Giggles where she posed a ? on whether you are a prankster or have been the recipient of pranks and whether or not you like it. Well, I said yes. And just the other day hubby pranked me . This is how it began:
I left this tiny dish on the kitchen counter with a bit of wine in it because the few fruit flies there were driving me nuts! I figured this should work since they enjoy getting into my glass of wine now and then. Left a note for hubby as I went to bed before he got home from a late night of work.
This is what I found the next morning when I got up to make my coffee:
T Stands for Tuesday. Hope it gives you all a laugh as it did me:) PS this did not work to catch those pesky bugs!
And for Art Journal Journey hosted this month by the lovely Yvonne (the theme she has chosen is "Colour in My World"); Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge 30; and Paint Party Friday I have this journal page:
In case you didn't notice I also have made it my new blog banner:)
I started the page like this:
The page was gessoed first then I glued down pieces of peach mulberry paper and hand stamped tissue paper. I then painted over it with Masters Touch Olive Green and Americana Desert Turquoise. A bit of color was removed in places using a baby wipe with the Tim Holtz Woodgrain stencil. Blue Pan Pastel was applied randomly thru the Tim Holtz Honeycomb stencil. I set it with a light spray of Workable Fixative by Krylon. Trees Filmstrip (Paperbag Studios) was stamped onto an acetate panel with Staz On Jet Black ink and glued to pg. once completely dry. I glued down a strip of gel plate printed deli paper and washi tapes (Recollections). Stamped circle(Bokeh Dots- Ellen Hutson) then glued a Tim Holtz Ideaology Quote Chip and butterfly to complete the page.
Well, that's it this time around. Are you getting ready for the next season- be it fall in the Northern hemisphere , or spring in the Southern hemisphere? Very soon it'll be time for me to get out the cool weather clothes . But I'll be squeezing in another beach vacay before the flip flops get stored away :)
Thanks for popping in. I'll be around to visit you too!
" By all these lovely tokens September days are here, with summer's best of weather and autumn's best of cheer." Helen Hunt Jackson