"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Recap of DLP September

Catching up on posting the last few weeks' of September's DLP pages.

Fourth Week

I scraped pink and yellow acrylic paints on kraft background, then stenciled the large flowers with yellow paint. The centers of the flowers are messy-painted circle flowers. I used up many random bits and pieces on this page.

Fifth Week

For this background is dry-brushed some white paint lightly and then stenciled the harlequin design with yellow paint. The owls were cut from an old sticky note.

Back of Fifth Week Page

Because there was an extra week in Sept., I was left with a blank page. I glued on some artist paper from the DLP gals (love, love, love this paper) and then added one of Roben Marie Smith's journaling cards to summarize the month - quick and easy.

This is the last week's PAC. The challenge was to use stripes.  When I was thinking about this challenge, I was watching an Illustrated Faith video by Shanna Noel. She was sketching a girl similar to those of Beth Cupitt (also of IF).  I decided to try my hand at it and sketched this girl on watercolor paper. After watercoloring her, I cut her out and glued her to this pretty scrapbook paper which had little tick marks on it, a kind of stripe. I attached a small piece of IF printed acetate and sewed around the card with pink thread. Love it!

And, finally, the Monthly Pocket Picks!

I love doing these. They are part scrapbook, part pocket page, and part cleaning up the bits and pieces I've saved over the month! I used my Fuse tool which I had purchased especially for this project.

I used a black tag again - love the look of photos and white writing on the black.  One fun thing I did - I had an extra space on the page so make a shaker with all the colorful circles left over from punching holes in the spines of my pages through the entire year to date! 


Some of the items I added this month: photos of happy mail (orders and swaps), a movie ticket stub, a card and pin from the Pinners Conference in Dallas, photos from camping in Bandolier and the boys in Albuquerque, and a ticket and photo of the Children's Aquarium where I took Carl and Mitchell while I was babysitting earlier in the month to pet and feed the stingrays.  Love the memories!



Sue Kosec said...

Kraft is always the perfect background. So much can be done with this paper.

LOVE the "be true" one. Perfection, as always.

Happy October

Julie Wicks said...

The "be true" is my favorite also!
I bought a fuse awhile ago and will have to have you give me a tutorial so I don't burn the whole thing into a blob of melted plastic :/
Did you get a new camera for the small pictures you are using? The one we were talking about? I am thinking about asking for it for my birthday but would love to see one IRL and get 1st hand feedback first since it's pricey.
Your artwork is always my favorite...

Team Clark said...

Love your colors and designs for September, Susan! Amazing book, I wish I could give it a flip through for sure! Hugs, Autumn

Rhonda Merry said...

Susan, your pages are great!! love the artwork and memories.