Thursday, August 16, 2018

Lavender Journal Page

I'm taking a few classes in medicinal herbs.    In addition to my class notes, I decided to add some art journal pages.

The first one is on lavender.

I started with The Graphics Fairy free digital images of a lavender plant and a lavender seed packet (the packet was distressed with Ranger ink and propped up with foam tape).

I tea dyed a teabag, then cut a piece for the top left corner and added some washi tape.  Looking incomplete, I randomly stamped with small acrylic stamps from STAMPlorations and 7 Gypsies. 

To the bottom right seed packet, I wrapped around it a tea bag string and label.  I placed behind it a torn dictionary page.  In front of it, I added some dried lavender buds from the class and a stamped bird from Darkroom Door Rubber Stamps Love Birds set.

Entering this journal page here:

Frilly and Funkie Challenge Back to Nature til Aug 28 #2 x
Let's Craft and Create #140 Anything Goes and Lots of Layers (I did do the twist)  #59 x
613 Avenue Create Challenge: #212 Anything Goes (didn't do optional twist) #93x
Rubber Dance Blog August theme Nature #14 (feeling guilty I didn't use one of their stamps because I own several) #14

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Beach BINGO digital composition

Today I'm a happy camper.  When I upgraded to Windows 10, my PhotoShopElements 7 no longer was compatible. I was without my program for over 7 months.  I finally bought PSE 2018 and, after many hours of tech support, I am back in the business of creating digital compositions!

I played with cropping, layering, color, erasing, and shadowing.

Composition is 5x7 for my journal page and a card topper.

Digital files:

Gecko Galz BINGO card, female figure from Splish Splash college sheet, cropped crab from Seaside Memories collage sheet, brown strip from La Isla Bonita paper pack

PSE2018: letters to spell BEACH, beach ball, background paper


Gecko Galz August Customer Challenge (until Aug 30) Beach Blanket Bingo #4
Designers' Choice Winner!!!!

OUTLAWZ site-wide #150 WINNER!!!
Twisted Thursday challenge:  Anything Goes (did not do twist)  TT080918
Festive Friday: Summer  FF081018
Saturday Paper A La Mode: Summer PAM08112018

Back to Basics and Beyond: #9 Use a Digital Image #54 x

Creativ Fusion Arts and Crafts (fairly new site) Challenge 3 Four Seasons x

Country View ChallengesSun, Sea and Sand #43 x

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