Thursday, May 9, 2013

Thursday Theme: Background Check

More backgrounds for my tagebuch! I've done some on Kraft paper tags now, too. More efficient photos this time - the second photo is the same tags as the first photo, but flipped over. Same techniques as last week, but with some stamps this week.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

It's gloomy outside, but I'm in a pretty good mood anyway. Two years ago, I married my best friend, the most handsome and sweet man in the world. It was a beautiful day and we were the absolute cliche of the blissful couple. So on this gloomy day, I gave him this. The more I look at it, the more I see things I could've done better, but I made it with love and he likes it so that's all that matters. In a way, I guess an imperfect canvas is like a marriage; there are always things you could do better but if you live with love and at the end of the day you're happy together, you're doing pretty well.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Thursday Theme: Background Check

I'm back with a new theme this week!  All week I've been working on incomplete projects.  Not finishing ones that are already around, mind you, but on creating intentionally incomplete projects.  See, Mr. Pocket and I are visiting his family in Germany soon, and since it will be my first trip to Germany, I wanted to keep some kind of travel journal.  And then I got to thinking about the German word for diary or journal, which is Tagbuch, or day book.  And I thought hey, that has "tag" in it.  I'll journal on tags!  But of course I can't just journal on plain, blank tags, and I don't want to have to bring a lot of supplies and start each tag from scratch, so I'm working on a big batch of tag backgrounds to take with me.  I'm doing both sides of each tag so that there's not a front side and a messy back side.  Here's what I've got so far:

This last one is the one I'm least pleased with.  If I make enough backgrounds, I might not use this one.
For all of these, I've used Distress Inks, Perfect Pearls Mist, Adirondack Paint Dabber, and Michelle Ward stencils.  More to come!  I need lots of 'em.

May Day!

In honor of the first of May, I bring you All of the Flowers.