Saturday, August 19, 2006

My friend Susan and I drove to Bancroft (about 2 1/2 hours from here) for a small annual stamp convention called Stampfest. It was fun to see all the people I usually only talk to online, and a few more personal friends as well. This is a record of what I bought that day.

August -we had a miserable heat wave, as we always do each summer. It's funny how people seem to forget that. All of a sudden its "Global Warming" proof! We did reach a record high for that one day though. With my asthma, I spent most of it inside. A few other days are also journalled. The middle thing is a piece cut from a Dali painting from a calendar (sorry Salvadore!)

Near the end of July, my friend marg and I went back to Toronto for a mini-holiday! We stayed at my favourite place, Holiday Inn on King, and went to see the Lord of the Rings play (musical?). Marg had won free tickets, and we had a ball for 2 days! Bought more stamps! Frodo's pouch holds all the bits and pieces of the trip, including stuff that fell from the sky at the play!

My next entry wasn't until July 2006. I had been very busy working on my Elementary Montessori training, and unsuccessfully trying to open an Elementary class in my school. Oh well, I'll try again next year! I used a new dollar store roller stamp for the edges. The thing on the top left is an experiment - a piece of paper towel I had used to clean some letter stamps, it looked really cool, so I thought I would use Gel Medium to attach it. It kind of muddies everything up. Then I attempted to stamp "JULY" on top, which you can just barely see! I like how the yellow flowers brighten up this page. I used a silver gel pen to write.

My second page about my week with my daughter. You can see my week-long Subway Pass peeking out of the pocket. Also the stamps I bought at the stamp store.

I spent a week in May with my daughter, staying in her new apartment. It was great fun, getting to know her roomate Pat, buying things for the apartment -toaster, couch, animal print carpet and pillows, and red end tables, all Caitlin's choices! It was a fun and tiring week living the student life again! She took me to the ROM, to her favourite hangouts and stores, and I found a few neat places on my own! The central picture is my working page for a Johnny Depp Fat Book.

I spent a day with my friend Marg playing with transfer techniques. Of course I used my favourite subject, Johnny Depp!

Saturday, February 18, 2006

The colours I used on this page were from a challenge on one of my Yahoo groups. The moderator had 100 numbered colors, and we were to choose 3 numbers at random, then look to see what the colors were, and use them in a composition. Mine were lime green, ultramarine blue, and silver. I used the colors I had that were the closest to those colors. I made little worm like people with wings, very wierd! The page on the right used the same colors, but put onto the page with a credit card.

This is a neat page, I love the colours, and the use of the silver pen. Ingrid uses a lot of gel pens in her work, but I can't get them to work for me.The page on the right is from a magazine, it was a kind of striped fabric, I followed the lines of the fabric for my journalling.

I discovered a new artist that I love, Ingrid Dijikers, who has a wonderful website. She is alos on one of my Yahoo Groups. I played around with her style for a few pages. You never know, I may adopt some of this style! I also played around with Photoshop 7 to get the stylized photo of my daughter.

My birthday! I got a giant hole punch, which I experimented with to make a round window through several pages.

The tab turned to show 2006

An experimental page, using a shadow stamp and inks. Again I had a tab to use between the pages.

A neat page, Ancient Egypt on one side, modern technology on the other!

I love this page! I started with black gesso and added the yellow diamonds. Then I just fooled around in the spaces.

One of my favourite pages! I got "Spider Writers" for Christmas, that I used to do the "stitching" effect. This is a combo of mag pics, new stamps, and ATC I did for a swap, and journalling.

My daughter was filming over the holidays!

The other side of the film page

The other side of my Christmas page. There is a tab in the center made from ripping out pages, I inserted tags that I glued ribbons and other things onto You can flip it over and there is something else on the other side..

Friday, February 17, 2006

December 2005. I don't know why I chose this giant foot, it just seemed right at the time!

Christmas Spread 2005

This was the left half of my Christmas Day spread. I got some Twinkling H2O's, but they were the enhancer colours, so they really didn't show very well on my little grid! The ATC is one I made last year.

We went to see Dame Edna - she was hilarious!!!

My trip to Toronto in Nov 2005. I got to visit my daughter - the best part!

The other side of the page

A neat page with pictures of women from magazines

The rest of October

I got a new sheet of UM's that I'm playing with here!

The other side

This is part of my October photo grid filled with photos! Many of the days have several photos, it was too hard to choose just one!