Monday, October 16, 2017

Joggles Art Journal Adventure - Week 42 Sneak Peek


Hi everyone! It's my turn to choose the prompt for the Joggles Art Journal Adventure so for Week  42, I  have chosen the prompt Puzzled. I have used puzzle pieces on atcs and twinchies before but have never incorporated them into an art journal background. I also included other types of puzzles as well as a very puzzled looking little guy.

You can check out the full post, photos, and my creative process on the Joggles blog. Hope to see you there!

Life is good; so is art.
Bonnie

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Day 15 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 7 project featuring the image Tangled Witch Hat 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

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Day 11 Sneak Peek - 31 Days of Halloween 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 11 project featuring the image Spell Caster Dark Fairy 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

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Day 7 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 7 project featuring the image Wiccan Moon 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

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Day 3 - 31 Days of Halloween with LeighSBDesigns ~ a Sneak Peek



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 3 project featuring the image Lil Miss Oddleigh Witchiepoo 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 02, 2017

Joggles Art Journal Adventure Week 40 Sneak Peek


Hi everyone! It's my turn to choose the prompt for the Joggles Art Journal Adventure and this week I decided to have a little fun with Triangles. Besides including a bunch of the geometric three sided shapes, I featured the design strategy, the visual triangle, to guide the eye around the page. I use the visual triangle often and in this case created three clusters of elements to make the points of the imaginary triangle.

You can check out the full post, photos, and my creative process on the Joggles blog. Hope to see you there!

Life is good; so is art.
Bonnie

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Rust and grungy goodness ~ another junk journal page


Hi everyone. A while ago when I was rusting some safety pins to use in my junk journals and other mixed media art, I used a couple of pieces of white cardstock to set the pins on in the sun once they came out of the soaking solution. When they weren't rusting as quickly as I wanted (yes, I'm impatient), I spritzed them with more of the solution and let them dry again on this same paper. Well, the pins turned out fabulous and ...Bonus...the paper they were dried on was equally awesome. Its rusty and grungy with amazing texture and imprinting. I just knew it had to be another page in my current junk journal. I folded it in half and then stitched around the edges, punched my holes for the binding, and then waited to be inspired.


The problem was that I didn't want to cover the rust and grunge and I just knew that I would want to pet the rusty rough texture. Yes, I do that...LOL. Anyway, I decided that a tuck spot on the diagonal would leave more exposed rusty paper so I went with that. I tore a piece of black cardstock to the angle I wanted and then tore a scrap of designer paper to fit inside the black one while leaving a border on both sides and inked the edges. These two pieces were then stitched on my machine along three sides  leaving the inner edge free to create another tuck spot. The pockety tuck spot thingy was adhered to the background along the outer edges so now I had two pockets to stash things for the price of one :) A die cut doily was scored and folded in half so that it could be wrapped around the outer edge, becoming an element on the front and back of this page.


Because I wanted to leave the rust as exposed as possible, I chose two skinny things for the lower pocket and one for the top pocket. A rectangle of map printed on kraft cardstock was inked and folded in half. Inside, gesso was spread over the faded floral pattern to knock it back so it could serve as a journalling spot. A Lay-away tag purchased from J9Scraps was inked on all edges and the back left blank for writing. The little envelope was a Graphics 45 embellie, into which I inserted a small printed tag from Pixel Market. The ticket from Vectoria Designs was wrapped around to the back which still leaves room to write.


The other side of the page is where the imprinting of the rusty pins was most noticeable. I added some circle and punchinella stamping with Coffee Archival to add to the texture and patterning. 



A 2.5 inch black band was cut and layered over with a 2 inch distressed rectangle of the same designer paper from the other side. This was stitched around and then the stack was adhered top and bottom to the background creating a belly band to hold ephemera. An accordion folded, inked, and sewn length of vintage book paper was centered on the band and was then topped with a die cut corrugated heart and a vintage button.


Here is the finished page with the goodies tucked under the band. There is a downloaded Western Union telegram form, a post card, and a railway ticket, all with journalling room on the back. This double page went quickly because most of the heavy lifting was done by the random rusting and imprinting done by nature.

Thanks for visiting today. I appreciate that so much! Who knows where this junk journal will take me next. It's certainly a place for experimenting and re-purposing...love that!

Life is good; so is art.
Bonnie