Friday, December 30, 2011

playing with paper day

Hey yall!!  So are ya goin out and celebrating tomorrow night?  WE are doing exactly what we love to do and what we have done for the past several years!!! ..............stayin home with the boys!!  since neither one of us can stay up til midnight anyway it works great to lay around at home.  And I am just not feeling quite back to myself yet still have a stinkin nasty cold but alot better than last week I tell ya!! 
I worked in my studio today, finished painting the large standing sign that is gonna sit on the sidwalk infront of the shop and also a small one to put above the door.  Plus I also finished up a paper banner that spells out handmades and I so ooooooooooo love it!!
I had left over large chipboard letters from a previous project and it just worked out that I had all but one for this banner.  I had to cut a couple apart to make a second a but you really cant tell. 

Vintage seam binding in white and brown are gathered on the bottom edge of each tag, oh and the backround is just old pages from a book added to file folder tags. 

I also added some silver glass glitter along the edges of tags for some paper "bling" ya know, ;) wink wink!!  buttons and some little white flowers I inked with pink. 
  When I put it up at shop I will take a pic of it all together, it is pouring outside so I couldnt hang it on the outside anywhere. 
This is another banner I am putting together but not sure if I am happy with the embellishments so glad I didnt glue anything yet.  My Minds Eye lost and found papers are just my favo favo!!  I bought a bunch of them last week and the 3 oversized tags have one sheet on them.  The back side of this cardstock page is a nice dark red and white polka dot so I cut the hearts from them, have a couple more hearts to put on this.  Edges have been inked with distressing ink by Tim Holtz (another favo favo product) and K&CO paper pack with various ephemera and images.  I am gonna finish this up later. 

it doesnt show too good but the swirls and letters have red glitter on them. 

love the flourishes and also the little red sparkly banner

After inking the edges with antiquing gel I outlined the cut outs in black then also stamped various images on with chestnut brown. 

so that was all I got done today, and plan on a productive weekend.  Painting and playing with more papers!! GLORIOUS!!!  
So hope yall have a very safe and happy new years!! 2012 here we come!! 



1 comment:

Kim said...

So glad you are feeling better. I miss ya when your gone! Beautiful work!