My Paperchase Adventures

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Gothic Arch project, parts 1 & 2

Roni at Inkstains is such an amazing wealth of information and talent! I found her when I purchased her book on altered art.

She's doing a series of technique tutorials in a 10 page gothic arch shaped book.  Check out her blog for details and to join in.

Real life got in the way so I'm a little behind but am moving right along.

Arch #1 is a segmented collage...

Arch #2 is inchies...
One of the great things about Roni is that she encourages you to use what you already have-no need to go out and try to find products that nobody local carries-and she encourages you to do your own thing to make the project your own.

I've got #3 to work on it :)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Thank you card

Just finished a special thank you card for my sister...Peg, if you're checking in-click off until you get this in the mail :P

Sister, Peg, and her husband, Ralph, were my wonderful hosts for a visit to their home in the freezing state of NH.  Peg and I grew up there but it's been many, many years since I've been back.  Now that I've been in FL for over 30 years, I can't handle the breath-taking cold of the north and don't understand why/how people live up there.  Bless all of you that do!

I was lovin this card until I decided to go overboard and add the sunshine - now I think it looks like an elementary piece. Oh well - learn and move on :)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Arden's Mini

I needed to work in bright, happy colors so I decided to do a girly mini for a friend's baby girl.

I tried some new products and techniques and am fairly happy with the end result.  I learn by doing and from my mistakes so I have to embrace them and push my type A personality aside sometimes :)

It was hard not to grunge and be messy but Arden's mom isn't the grunge type so I had to pull myself back.

I have loads of ideas floating around in my head but have to do 2 more quickie cards first....