These photos frames are another Katie Pertiet product - Taped Together Frames No 2. Supplies used: watercolors, pencils, Tim Holtz metal numbers & pen nibs, Dylusions spray inks, Basic Grey letter stickers (Basic's collection), various letter & number stamps.
The little word strips are Chit Chat from Tim Holtz. The washi tape is from a shop called Pretty Tape on Etsy. The Dylusions sprays are from Ranger. The metal numbers are from Tim Holtz. I also used a little ribbon, lace, a few rhinestones, colored pencils, scraps of paper and some Dylusions masks from Ranger to make the patterne on the top and bottom of the page -
Last summer I took an online art journaling class taught by Teresa McFayden. I really like her style and her approach to art journaling. I love trying new things and her prompts were just what I needed to get me playing with paint, paper & pencils again. Here is my first page. I used a variety of rubber stamps, clear stamps, ink pads and colored pencils to make it.
I'll post another page tomorrow.
The photo frames are the Filed Photo Frames No.5 kit from Katie Pertiet at Designer Digitals.
For quite awhile I've been wanting to redo Ski's room and personalize it. I knew I wanted to use maps as he is quite the traveler. He has been to every state but 2 and has visited close to 30 countries. He is also a lover of the written word and has read more literature is his short live than I have in mine. So I wanted to include some sort of text in the room.
I began by amassing ideas - mostly from Pinterest, of which I posted about here. I'm a slow worker as I like to way over think things and that takes time.
IKEA was a great place to get some inexpensive linen draperies. I bought 3 sets of a neutral linen at $19 each. I used 2 on the windows (he has another set of windows that this photo doesn't show) and 1 set to make the stamped pieces on top. The words/numbers I decided to use were bits and pieces of all the addresses where he has lived. So the part stenciled onto the curtain may be a zip code or city name and the part stamped onto the fabric block is usually a house number or street name. I stitched the blocks on over the top of the stenciled letters or numbers so they were partially concealed.
The next project was putting maps up. I wanted to be able to put pins in the maps and move them around as we collected more so that meant covering the entire wall with a layer or cork. I found rolls of cork online that was 3/8 inch thick at Manton Cork and ordered enough to cover the wall behind his bed. My friend Steve cut pieces of thin plywood-type wood about 3 ft wide and the height of the wall and used contact cement to adhere the cork. Then he put the panels up on the wall with 6 screws so that I could take them out later and not have too much damage done to the wall.
I covered the walls with old and new maps using pushpins. I used several city maps that we had picked up on our travels. I made little year flags using stamps and scrapbook paper to show the first year Ski had been to that country or state. The numbered pushpins I found at Utah/Idaho Supply. I am still in the process of making all the flags and that is going to take some time.
A few years ago I found this cool dresser at a consignment shop. I loved the layers of color. The pencil drawings were done my a street artist in Milan of this castle that Mike and I visited. The art piece on top is Pinterest inspired from ancagray and something that I made for Ski this year.
So his room is close to done. I still want to come up with some way to display an artsy arrangement of photos from his life and travels.
I have a copy of Creating Keepsakes Creative Spaces Volume 2 to giveaway. Just leave me a comment and you'll be entered in a drawing. (if leaving a comment doesn't work for you, you can click on the 3-mail link under my photo and send me an e-mail - Please put "Creative Spaces Drawing" in the subject line. I will do the drawing next Friday morning at 10am MST.
Creating Keepsakes Creative Spaces Vol. 2 which has a four page spread of my studio. I just received my copy last night and it's FAB-U-LOUS! Not only does it have my space, but it has Megan Hoeppner's wonderful vintage-inspired sewing space and Layle Koncars gorgeous studio too. It also shows the 7Gypsies office (when it was in SLC) and it's so cool!
Here is a peek at all the designers whose studios are featured:
I'm really diggin' Amy Yingling's clean & modern space. Her studio is featured on the cover:
Here are a few closeup shots of my space that don't appear in the book:
These are two vintage travel Corona typewriters. The black one I picked up for only $40. What a steal! The camera was a serviceman's Kodak camera from WW2 that I got at a Paris fleamarket about 9 years ago.
I got this french school globe at a Paris flea too and the red poker chips which are in Francs.
More Paris flea finds - the cameras and the opera glasses and the books.
I love to display my wood stamps. I have a 14 shelves from IKEA that run along the walls of my studio. On the top 8 shelves I display about half of my wooden stamp collection. I tend to use them more if I can see them out - plus they are so very pretty.
Besides cameras & typewriters, I love collecting vintage metal cars. This old ambulance was a "squeal with delight" find at a local antiques store here in Salt Lake City. The art canvas in the background is a Paula Cheney original.
One of my favorite art projects is this little wire madam that I made in one of Sally Jean Alexander's classes at Art & Soul.
That's all the sneak peeks I can give. You'll have to buy the magazine if you want to see more. Check out Megan Hoeppner's blog for more peeks at the book and ideas for storage.
I love making travel journals but sometimes I need a deadline to actually get them finished. Tim's new travel journal cover was just what I needed (along with a CHA deadline) to motivate me to finish my Normandy journal.
I used one of his Sizzix dies for the tabs on the pages and his new numbers rubons. He has got some really cool new rubons.
Here are a few of the pages:
The Bayeux letters are black cardstock cut using a Tim Holtz Sizzix die. the cabinet card shape is also a die. The hinges are a new product this show.
The white print tissue paper is also a new product.
This large number is a new texture plate he did for Sizzix. Cool huh?
The building is cut from his embossed kraft colleciton papers that were released a little while ago.
The house shapes are another of his dies. The plastic ONE is a new product for this release.
I did a few projects for the Tim Holtz booth this year. It's always great working with Tim and Paula. Tim always has great new products that are super fun to work with. His paper this release was Parisian themed and totally up my alley.
He has these great new enamel tags that I used on this card along wtih his new paper and some of they new distress ink colors.
My very favorite sheet of his new paper pad is this map paper. I wish I could get several pads of just this paper to cover a bedroom wall with.
I have a vintage sign holder that fits perfectly on the bookcase. I used some of Tim's new papers, rubons and ink colors as well as the new bottle shapes and small labels. I adore these new label sizes and shapes. The new tiny black stickers are so fun to work with too. I'm a sucker for a tiny letter sticker.