Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Journal of Dreams, Flowers & Flourishes, and a Birthday Gift

Yesterday I completed the last of the three pages I had in my queue for my Journal of Dreams collaborative group.  This one in for my Australian buddy Lee.  Please don't ask what sort of dream conjured this up; I just sat down at my work table and it happened.  All by itself.  Honest. 
 
The background came from a technique class I took at my friend Heidi's meetup group. Tissue paper was covered with stamps in several colors and attached to cardstock.  I added lots more stamping, doodling with glaze pens, sharpie poster paint markers, and bic markers.  The face is an image stamped over watercolor paper that had been previously stamped with text.
As for the crafty old bird (my alter ego in this "dream"), the bird head is a Tim Holtz stamp, embossed with black EP; the wings are grungeboard, embossed and inked, and the skirt several layers of paper, sequin waste and mulberry paper.

At the PID yahoo group we have a monthly lottery, that I moderate.  Because I'm sick and tired of snow, I picked a springy theme for March:  flowers and flourishes.  Check out the PID blog to see how I did the background for this piece:

 

I joined the Birthday Club in another of my groups, EWV (Everything Wendy Vecchi), and we have one birthday in March, Kathryn's.  So if you are Kathryn and wish to be surprised, don't look at the next photo.

 
I made this wall hanging for Kathryn's BD.  The frame was a chipboard piece with a design I didn't like, so I covered it with some text and then added the coaster on top.  All the stamps, including the cool (and brand new) herringbone background stamp are by Wendy, and I even added the one remaining grungepaper rose I'd received from Susan in our GP rose swap.  The metal you see is from Tim Holtz's idea-ology line.

12 comments:

Lori said...

Ok, I really love your journal pages. I want to do some. Artful old bird is really cool, and adding that face image, spectacular. Love the PID project, LOVE the Wendy project, wonderful colors.

Julie Ann said...

WOW. That journal page is Magnificent!!! There's something about it that's just so Grand!

Nancy said...

I have not journaled for soooo long - seeing pages like yours makes me want to get back to it.
Kathryn's BC piece is so pretty!

Elaine A said...

Eileen -

You've been a busy little bee, haven't you? Great pieces, really beautiful and Kathryn will be a lucky girl. I am really intrigued with your Dream Journal piece. I love the way you've written your words seem to take you on a journey. I love this piece!

Elaine Allen

SusanK said...

Coolio beans! Love your artwork and I know I could not come up with anything so wonderful. My dreams can't be put to paper - way too weird!

Nanc said...

Really great journal pages. I love journaling and need to do more in the days ahead. I love the piece you did for PID and your Wendy piece. Beautiful work as always.

Sherry Goodloe said...

everything is just fab *of course*! Love the colors in that bday wall hanging.

2amscrapper said...

lovely pieces.

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh Eileen!!! What a GORGEOUS DAY OF CREATIONS!!! I LOVE them all!!!!!!

Scrapping Mom said...

I really love all of your art. I so totally wish I could just spend one day with you and learn.

Dorothy said...

Beautiful art Eileen!!!

Wanda H said...

Eileen, as always everything on your blog is wonderful!!! The Marie cover and pages... fabulous!!! And your Wendy piece is awesome!!!