Monday, June 28, 2010

More evidence!

Evidence of summer - Milo and Chiquita enjoying summer's hot weather!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Grid journal page

I went for a walk on the first day of summer (June 21) and took pictures of flowers along the street. Then I used some scraps from my table and cut them all in squares. I added some stamping to a few squares, some yellow Evidence ribbon and inked the edges of all the squares.
This is for Michelle Ward's GPP Street Team Challenge (see previous post).

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Evidence of Summer....2010

I am very excited because I'm starting a new project just for myself! I'm calling it Evidence of Summer....2010.
It is going to be a combination scrapbook/journal of this summer. Michelle Ward, one of my favorite artists, always talks about evidence and collecting evidence of your life and art.
My first page is going to be a grid. Michelle does a monthly challenge called GPP Street Team Crusade and this month the challenge is to make a grid.
Here is the link to her blog -
where you will find information on the crusade.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Altered spools

This is an idea I saw in Somerset Memories and just loved it! I have made several of these and they are fun to do.
First, I got some old spools. I cut off the thread and inked the edges and tops with chalk ink. I measured the spools and used scraps of scrapbook paper, paper bags or old paper to cut strips to fit around them. I added text and pictures with rubber stamps, magazine pictures, collage bits and rub-ons. I inked the edges of my decorated strips and attached them with a dab of glue at one end. I let the strips dry and then wound them around the spools. I tied them shut with yarn, fibers or ribbon. I glued buttons, bits of old jewelry or metal charms to the tops of the spools.