Hey, Hey, Hey!!! Happy Friday! What a week - it flew by. Hope your Valentines Day was good one and in honor of it - since I didn't post anything all lovey dovey yesterday - I shall do that today with a blast from the past!
One thing I really miss doing in my creative endeavors is stretching myself and doing something different - like with this book project created for the Webster's Pages event at Scrapbook News and Review in 2011. I took an old book I picked up at a thrift store I intended on using for an art journal and gutted some of the pages to create a shadow box of sorts. From there I used mediums to seal/alter the pages and then I scrapped on top and inside of them.
|This sun stamp was one of my first attempts at carving my own stamps - its still one of my favs.|
So what is it that I'm going to take away from this week's flashback? 1. I recall that this creation was made with scraps I had left from the kit I was sent to work with. So wow, look at what beauty can come from scraps. I need to quit shoving them in bags and thinking I need the latest and greatest stuff - use more my stash and put all those out of the box ideas I've got swirling in my head, on stickies, and in notebooks in to action. 2. Trash - to - treasure type projects thrill the daylights out of me and I'm not sure why I don't do them more! This is displayed on a shelf and my husband often grabs it down and can be caught looking at it. Does he do that with albums - uh not so much - so this type of thing catches my family's attention more as well. Hmmmm.
|The hot air balloon is another one of my carved stamps - I couldn't believe I actually got the design in the basket but the strings are a little off :/ All a learning process.|
3. I really need more pictures of my hunni and me to be taken. We are horribly under represented and I adore this picture so much - wish we had more like it.
So for now I'm content with taking those lessons away with me this week - although I must say I also really am quite impressed with all the journaling I managed to get out on this project - go me!! - so perhaps that should be number four. ;)
What are some fun things you've altered?? Got any ideas for me? Now I've got the bug and have a feeling I'll be tackling a trash to treasure item of some sort this weekend!
Take care and hope your weekend kicks off grandly!!