Another Paper Prompt from Daisy Yellow : )

Another Paper Prompt from Daisy Yellow : )

I combined this prompt with a positive affirmation and worked in my art journal. Actually, first I started outside of the journal, stitching paper onto a plain index card I had leftover from doing the ICAD Project with Daisy Yellow. I chose a variety of papers and then did some machine stitching of some of them onto my purple index card . . . 

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4x4 (inch!) collage for Connie

As part of a year long exchange I'm in, I created a 4x4 collage for Connie Senyitko. We do these on a monthly basis and work on the theme chosen by who we are creating for. Connie requested soft shades of white or neutral with a spot of color. She likes: vintage children images, clocks, birds, nests, eggs, french, vintage, laces, numbers, vintage ladies hats or crowns and flowers, fabrics, stitching, vintage sheet music paper, poetry, and black & white vintage images. Well! It was great to have so many 'likes' to choose from and in that small space I managed quite a few....


For the front I used fabric - an old cloth napkin of my Nonie's stitched all around. I added a fabric stamped image of a Robin that my friend Sharon Borsavage made and gave to me - perfect! Next I layered a vintage text page on top of a 4x4 watercolor card before gluing the fabric down. I also added a bit of vintage music paper, some pretty ribbon, a small bit of a map, a small velvet leaf and gold micro beads. click for detail.


For the back of the card I wanted to include Connie's love of poetry. I had recently picked up a small book of poems by Oscar Wilde and chose this one at random, ripping the edges to fit the card. Then I added a tag to identify the piece and I was done! I believe I have only 4 more 4x4's to create -wow! To see more, go to the flickr photo set I created just for these collages. 

I hope you are doing well and not to crazy with the holiday season. My sister and her family are coming to visit for a whole week, but other than that we are not really doing much . . . not even exchanging presents! Sounds Grinch-like, but it really is what works for us this year. Stay well and happy, I will be here adding things as I can! 

purple section: sketchbook project 2012


I've been working away on my 2012 sketchbook project, finishing up the 3rd section of folded pages (out of 4). This section was painted with purple Lumiere. I cut circles earlier in it while working on the second section and I know some of you wondered what I would do with them? Here is my diary of sorts to show you: in process photos and some notes.

I cut out a vintage postcard image in the same circle size 

I glued it in place and also stitched around it and on the page

I added more rubber stamping to peek out through the circles I cut

Now you see the postcard image with the page unfolded

The page is tucked back in again and more stamping is added

This is the back of where I sewed my images.
I've added a painting of Lenna Glackens, by my great uncle, William Glackens.

This shows the next section coming up, brown . . . I have added the cut out
purple circle to this section of pages!

The purple section folded up, next to the brown section 
journaling in my sketchbook 
more journaling
the cover, with my theme spelled out
Just a couple of more views of the way the pages fold & spread out . . .
That's it for now! I have one section, the brown & gold section left to complete before sending this sketchbook in to become part of the Sketchbook Project 2012 hosted by the Art House Co-op. The 2012 project is closed for sign-ups, but the Special Edition project is OPEN! I would highly recommend signing up. This is my 2nd Sketchbook project and I am already registered for the Special Edition. If you are just joining me or want to look back at what I have done in the 2012 project, use this link to view all of the posts tagged with: Sketchbook Project 2012. This post will be first and then the rest will follow. If you are interested in what I did last year for the 2011 project, just visit my portfolio on the Art House Co-op!

Go make something - anything!!  : ^ ) lenna