Wow! I haven't posted since mid-May. SO much has happened since then! From my trip to France and Spain in May/June, selling my house, buying my condo and moving in July. Decorating and setting up my new place - which I absolutely LOVE! In between I have barely had time to work on Art swaps and round robins, never mind just create for the fun of it - but that's OK! I'm getting back in the groove. What better time to start that than now, since it's too dark to do anything outside after work, I can start playing inside instead. Eventually I'll put together my travel journal from my trip. It's a good thing I took notes! It's gonna be at least 6 months after I'm back before I can work on it. That will be a series of posts later - WAY to much to do all in one post. It was a two week trip of a lifetime with my mom and two cousins, starting in Paris and concluding in Barcelona. Stay tuned!
I thought I would share my two most recent art projects; a tiny house swap and an art journal round robin - both local groups.
For the tiny house swap we used the Sizzix/ Tim Holtz Tiny House die which has two different sized houses. It was a 5 for 5 swap but i went a teensy bit crazy and made 12! You'll be seeing more of these all next year as everyone had so much fun creating them that they decided they want to do tiny houses for all the swaps in 2018. These are all Christmas/Winter themed. I made 6 of each size using the kit for all of the images, some of the embellishments and raided my stash for the rest. The next set for the January swap will be strictly Winter.
Now for some close-up pics:
Next up are images from my pages for my book. This is an art journal round robin. Every player has a theme for their book, plus any requirements. My theme is Holidays and Seasons. Each player picks a holiday and/or season for the time frame they have my book. For instance I prepared my book and created my pages in September & October so I went with a Fall/Halloween theme. Lots of Tim Holtz dies and stamps here! I got the new woodcut owl die for this project. LOVE this die! It's SO incredibly detailed! I cut out 3 of them, stacked them so it was nice and thick then coated it with my own custom heat embossing powder mix. Love how it came out!