{Little Cabinet Card Journal}

Hello! I was just testing a few things a few weeks ago, and this was a little cabinet card journal I made. Not real fussy, water color paper for inserts, vintage lace, and sari ribbon with tags/wooden spools. I listed her in my Etsy shop: Sugar Lump Studios.

The past few weeks I have had little time for creation. It seems there are stages in my recovery where I will average seeing doctors, specialists, etc. twice a week for weeks…and then I get a break again for many months. Even 2.5 years post stroke recovery is an every day word. This usually results in a 2 hour (there and back) car ride as I live further from my specialty doctors now. I wouldn’t change them for the world, and feel very blessed to be under the best care.

I am thankful for the sunshine and 50 degree weather we are having in Michigan right now. I don’t think I EVER remember this in February! :-)

Now, I have a break in seeing doctor’s…so between the weather being beautiful I hope to spend more time creating again!


{A Thousand Dreams Altered Dress Canvas}

Today, I completed a mixed media canvas I had been working on for a few days. It gave me great pleasure to incorporate some sewing into the piece as well. The little dress, was made from Vintage fabric that was sent to me from an art friend last summer…Stephanie aka “Queen of Dreamz” and her blog is here: queenofdreamsz.blogspot.com

I selected a 12 x 12 canvas as the background. The paper is old sheet music, which was lightly washed with bisque color craft paint. I then added little bits of lace using matte gel medium. I also printed some favorite lyrics (Enya) on paper and added with matte gel medium to the side.
The dress really makes my heart happy! I love the vintage fabric so much with the beautiful shades of blue and cream. There are little bits of antique lace sewn to the front, and a bit of seam binding with roses. On the bottom, more layers of lace and hand sewn buttons. I glued everything to the 12 x 12 canvas, and added a dusting of mica chips. I hope you like it too! :-)

{Floral Seed Tag Chipboard Journal}

I made this chipboard tag journal this past week. The chipboard tags I purchased at Michael’s, and then used my Zutter Bind it All to add the binding to the side. I painted each tag and added little circles along the edges with the end of my paint brush.

My pages were then covered with French dictionary pages, old index cards, Red Lead Paperworks collages images (vintage children and various people), K and Co. monograms, Paper Whimsy collage sheet (flower postage stamps), old postage stamps, mother of pearl buttons, label stickers, wooden close pins that I painted to match the pages, sari silk ribbon.

I don’t usually create with colors that are this vibrant, so that was a challenge for me! But, I am happy with the end result.

{Little Rosebud Cabochon}

Hello February! I am so happy to see you! One of my favorite months during the year because it is my birthday…

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