Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Using scraps

I've had the glue stick & scraps box on my desk this week so as to do some catching up on the journal pages....
These are from art prompts galore 

39. red/orange //scavenger List: 2 fall colours / leaves / wavy lines / a childrens book illustration / text in a foreign language / 3 circles cut from paper / security envelope pattern / white paint / black ink / paint splatters (colour of your choice)
I went essentially with the red/orange idea for this one and everything came from scraps!

40. Whimsy// Scavenger:orange, something that says "fall" or "spring" if that applies-something on your wish list-something that starts with an N- 3-5 circles-a phrase or quote, ransom letter style-something white-an image from a magazine-a piece of authentic ephemera -2 stamped images
Another ORANGE page!

41. Scraps // SCAVENGER:coffee or tea stained paper / a label / stamp with white paint or gesso/ add 3 die cut shapes/ use a wax crayon/ washi tape/ some paper pieces cut with irregular scissors/ 2 stickers/ something metal/ lace 
All scraps from our recent trip to Maine including the show we went to see at the Ogunquit Playhouse.

42. Starts with A // Scavenger pick 10 items from your stash this week and add them to your scavenger hunt journal. 
All scraps... Catalogue cover, stickers, stamped images from envelopes & a diecut flower that's been wrapped with metallic thread.

I also got a couple done for journal 52

Autumn / Fall (include the word)

 Distress inks in mustard seed, fossilised amber, spiced marmalade, carved pumpkin, candied Apple, rusty hinge, barn door, fired brick, aged mahogany, shabby shutters, peeled paint, forest moss, won't age photo were used with Rubber Tapestry leaf stamps to create the background. I used a mix of alcohol inks on acetate which I then diecut & embossed using TH layered leaves. I diecut some letters from a scrap of textured wallpaper and added 2 portions of real leaves that I picked up whilst in Maine.

Then I decided to do the "free for all" using more seasonal scraps....

TH stencils/ wilted violet DI, a tyvek strip that was an admission bracelet,diecut spider, bats, ghost, skull, some "talking skulls" that came from who knows whe or when - I think they are from a rubber stamp catalogue, and in the centre a clothing tag from a T-shirt bought in Walmart a few years ago!

Week 40 & 42 remain to be done as do the past 5 DLP !

Thanks for looking and I'll be back soon :-)


  1. Fabulous page, I was really drawn to the Halloween/Autumn pages and the lovely colours.
    Yvonne xx