This month our instructor taught us about Prima art products. We applied metal objects, lace, sewing pattern pieces, gesso, texture paste and paint to a small canvas. When I saw the model piece, I immediately thought "wedding"! This is how mine turned out! I love how the sewing pattern piece created a nice textured background.
On the left, you can see the sewing pattern piece glued down and other elements assembled; on the right the painting process.
We held our monthly swap. We were to layer stamps since that was our lesson last month. I had fun playing with my old stamps and assortment of various ink pads.
The rose stamp was a Christmas gift from my future son in law. It has meant so much to me and I just love it! Hmmm...I plan on making some kind of collage for Ashleigh's and Kyle's engagement and am thinking that maybe I will use this rose stamp on it!
Here are the cards I received from my friends.
We brought our circle journals with us to swap. Each month we will complete a page in another member's journal. I'm very excited about this. My journal theme is the color green. It's shiny because I had the cover laminated before I used my Cinch machine to put it all together. I like to make my journals myself. These Irish kids are some of my favorite graphics from The Graphics Fairy blog.
The back of the journal has a strip of vintage wallpaper with a vintage bottle label. I didn't realize until writing this post that it had the word Irish on it and really ties in with the cover! I love when things like that happen, don't you!?
|back and front of the journal|
We completed the first pages of our journals as an introduction to the journal.
This Little Miss Sunshine card is one of my favorites I've received from a dear friend. I had been holding onto it trying to find a special place for it.
I love these ladies that are a reprint from an old photo I picked up at an antique shop. They, along with other fun pieces I had, found a special spot in my journal.
I will be working on my partner's journal and will share her page next month. I'm so grateful for this tight knit craft group. I look so forward to meeting with them each month.