Saturday, July 24, 2010

Another gorgeous background with my new technique!

So, what do ya think?

For my friend KS!

Hello again,
I'm not sure why spending time with KS made me think of doing this page. Really the only part I thought through was the tear with the broken heart in it. I'm loving making these broken hearts lately.

Also, my first petite doll. I think she's adorable. This is on it's way to the wonderful Jennifer Maroney as she's my partner for a journaling swap! :)

New Page with Brandy New-y Technique

Hi All! Lately, I've been driving myself crazy watching video after video of how to build rich, deep, pretty, inspiring, blah blah blah backgrounds! Well, I think I've finally come up with a solution. I truly wish my scanner was better quality because this is by far one of the best pages I've done in my journal. It's bright, vibrant, fun, and it's easy. All ya need is crayola crayons, matte medium, collage materials and anything else you want to add on top after the background is complete...Interested in learning more?? Just curious....wink wink! Enjoyyyy!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

New Stuff, Info, Pages! Updates in general!

Hi all! I wanted to upload some stuff to show what I've been working on for the past few months. Not much is really going on in my world other than I've moved, been laid off (this is a good thing), school is out for the summer, Corbin graduated boot camp and is now back home, I got to visit one of the places I've been dreaming of since forever (Savannah, GA) and life is now FINALLY back to normal!!!!

First and foremost - here's a picture of my new art room set up. This is the only picture I have of it being clean - it's not great quality but you get the idea!

and this is what it looks like now:

Amazing, right?

I've also been playing around with jewelry making. I bought a huge lot of old crap from e-bay and it came with about a billion pieces of vintage jewelry. Some usable but mostly not so much. I took apart all the pieces that were still usable to fashion into my own jewelry as you'll see here:

The beads are all newish, the pearls are pearls that may or may not be real that were rescued from the older pieces, and the main embellishment in the center are all rescued pieces.

Here are some newish journal pages that I'm really liking and proud of:

Well, that's all I have time for at the moment. I have to go pick my brother up from work. I'll post pictures of my trip later! Thanks for checkin' me out!