Monday, November 27, 2017

Drink the coffee! - inspired by Bloobel Stamps images


Hi everyone! This is the first art journal page I have created in ages and the first colouring I have done in a couple of months. I thought I would have to retrain myself but it all came back...LOL. A while ago, I  had a great "enjoy every day" chat with my sister over a yummy cup of coffee at Timmy's. The idea for this page and the quote came from that conversation and was just what I needed to make me want to return to my art. I knew just the images I would choose to illustrate it: Tea Break and Cake Break by Lisa at Bloobel Stamps.


The images were coloured with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils, fussy cut, and matted with black before being popped up on foam tape. Diamond Stickles was added to the coffee steam because coffee is really magical...LOL. The 6 x 8 inch mixed media paper was spritzed with one of my favourite Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Spray combinations: Yellow Rose of Texas, Hottie Patottie Hot Pink, and Marigold Yellow Orange. Once the background was dry, I added pattern with Tiger Lily Archival Ink and Kaisercraft Criss Cross stencil. Additional  detail was added with Jet Black Archival Ink and one of Ellen Hutson's Bokeh Dots stamps plus a TH dotty stamp.


Checked Washi Tape was applied to white cardstock, fussy cut, and then adhered to the bottom of the page to ground the pair and create a floor for the cafe. Scraps of drywall mesh were layered over the background in three places to add a little texture without adding busyness. The sentiment was printed on white cardstock and the open letters were filled in with markers. The strips were then matted with black cardstock and popped up on foam tape. Black Big Brush Pen was used to edge the page before it was matted with black cardstock to frame it.

Thanks so much for popping by today. The three of us appreciate it. Now go and seize the day...and the coffee...and the cake :)

Life is good; so is art.
Bonnie




Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Decorating my simple planner with G45

Hi everyone! It's been a while since I posted...been taking a needed break for a little while. In an effort to dip my toe back into the creative pool, I decided to get my planner calendar ready for January. Last year I used one of the Create 365 Happy Planners from MAMBI but I found that I wasn't using much more than the monthly calendar so this year, I decided to simplify and go old school.

I purchased a boring spiral bound monthly planner from Staples and grabbed the Graphics 45 Children's Hour Collection 6x6 pad to see what I could come up with for the first few months. The only things I added besides elements and papers from this pad were washi tape, some punched shapes, and black cardstock.

Here is what I came up with for January until April:





I had so much fun that I will definitely continue with the other 8 months. I haven't decided whether I will do anything with the cover or not...lots of time and months left to decide :)

Thanks for joining me today. Stay tuned for another installment when I get the next block done.

Life is good; so is art...again :)
Bonnie

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Day 31 Sneak Peek - 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop with LeighSBDesigns


Hi everyone! We made it! As part of the LeighSBDesigns DT, I've been excited to be participating in the 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop sponsored by Terra. Above is a sneak peek of my Day 31 project featuring the image Alfred Hitchcock by LeighSBDesigns. To see the entire project, pop over to the LeighSBDesigns Blog

Hey, while you are there, why not join the blog hop. It's your last chance. You can find the hop list in the sidebar on the blog. There are all kinds of prizes/blog candy to be won like a free single digi image for each of the weeks of the hop or Leigh's grand prize of 3 images which will be chosen at the end of the month. Check out the details on the blog. There is also a flash sale at Leigh's Etsy shop for the image featured that day by the DT member.


Sound like fun? You betcha :)

Life is good; art is spooktacular!
Bonnie

Monday, October 30, 2017

Joggles Art Journal Adventure ~ week 44 Sneak Peek


Hi everyone. It's my turn to choose the theme for this week's prompt of the Joggles Art Journal Adventure. I have had this collage idea in my wee brain for ages now and decided that this was the week I was finally going to run with it. The theme which I have chosen for the Week 44 prompt is Eyes. I am always drawn to animal and people eyes immediately. They express so much, and are so beautiful and unique.

Above is a sneak peek of my page. To see the whole page and also read about my thoughts and process, you'll have to follow the link to the Joggles blog. Hope you do!!

Life is good; so is art.
Bonnie

Friday, October 27, 2017

Day 27 Sneak Peek - 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop with LeighSBDesigns


Hi everyone! As part of the LeighSBDesigns DT, I'm excited to be participating in the 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop sponsored by Terra. We are in our final week...hard to believe :) Above is a sneak peek of my Day 27 project featuring the image Tangled Vampire Cat by LeighSBDesigns. To see the entire project, pop over to the LeighSBDesigns Blog

Hey, while you are there, why not join the blog hop. You can find the hop list in the sidebar on the blog. There are all kinds of prizes/blog candy to be won like a free single digi image for each of the weeks of the hop or Leigh's grand prize of 3 images which will be chosen at the end of the month. Check out the details on the blog. There is also a flash sale at Leigh's Etsy shop for the image featured that day by the DT member.


Sound like fun? You betcha :)

Life is good; art is spooktacular!
Bonnie

Monday, October 23, 2017

Day 23 Sneak Peek - 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop with LeighSBDesigns


Hi everyone! As part of the LeighSBDesigns DT, I'm excited to be participating in the 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop sponsored by Terra. Above is a sneak peek of my Day 23 project featuring the image Kitty Luna by LeighSBDesigns. To see the entire project, pop over to the LeighSBDesigns Blog

Hey, while you are there, why not join the blog hop. You can find the hop list in the sidebar on the blog. There are all kinds of prizes/blog candy to be won like a free single digi image for each of the weeks of the hop or Leigh's grand prize of 3 images which will be chosen at the end of the month. Check out the details on the blog. There is also a flash sale at Leigh's Etsy shop for the image featured that day by the DT member.


Sound like fun? You betcha :)

Life is good; art is spooktacular!
Bonnie

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Day 19 Sneak Peek - 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop with LeighSBDesigns


Hi everyone! As part of the LeighSBDesigns DT, I'm excited to be participating in the 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop sponsored by Terra. Above is a sneak peek of my Day 19 project featuring the image Oddleigh Lizard Boy and Spider by LeighSBDesigns. To see the entire project, pop over to the LeighSBDesigns Blog

Hey, while you are there, why not join the blog hop. There is a new project each day from the participating blogs. You can find the hop list in the sidebar on the LeighSBDesigns  blog. There are all kinds of prizes/blog candy to be won like a free single digi image for each of the weeks of the hop or Leigh's grand prize of 3 images which will be chosen at the end of the month. Check out the details on the blog. There is also a flash sale at Leigh's Etsy shop for the image featured that day by the DT member.


Sound like fun? You betcha :)

Life is good; art is spooktacular!
Bonnie