Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Art Journal Week: Day 3

Thanks for stopping by! Today I'm sharing the next two spreads in my art journal. The first one is based on the children's book "My Many Colored Days" by Dr. Seuss. It start with "Some days are yellow, some are blue. on different days, I'm different too. you'd be surprised how many ways I change on different colored days" (by the way... I remember the whole thing by heart, at this point LOL). I just love that book for kids - it goes through all the different feelings and normalizes them, and also has the most gorgeous illustrations.

I used BoBunny "Genevieve" collection, and BoBunny stamps and stencils. If you want a step-by-step guide on how to create this, you can check out This Post on the BoBunny blog.

This next spread is a little darker. I created the background by using s scraper to add black and white paint. I then added Prima silver crackle paste over a stencil, and painted the girl. The dots on her body were made using a Tim Holtz stencil and the black paint drips were made using a Crafter's Wrokshop stencil. At the end, I added some background print using a stamp.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Art Journal Week: Day 2

Hello! Yesterday I shared the cover of my August 2015 art journal, and today I will share the first two spreads in it.

The first two pages were made using gelatos, paint, a Prima stencil, and molding paste. The stamps are by Stampotique and I stamped them on tissue paper with Staz On ink, cut them out, and added them to the pages. I also used stamps for the lettering and crackle effect, Tim Holtz tissue paper, and Pitt Big Brush markers to add some coloring and details. The white marker I used to write with is by Sharpie.

The second spread above has the lyrics to "The Logical Song" by Roger Hodgson of Supertramp (you can listen to it HERE).  I used BoBunny paper on both sides to represent the two parts of the song - the "Enchanted Garden" collection on the first page and the "Pop Quiz" collection on the second page. I used Crafter's Workshop stencils for the trees, large numbers on the 2nd page, and the black dots. I tore up papers and pasted them on, and then added gelatos on top for color.

Well, I hope you guys enjoyed the first to pages. Come back the rest of this week for more of the art journal.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Art journal week! Day 1

Hi guys, this coming week, I'll be sharing my August 2015 art journal. I completed all the layouts this month, so the title for the journal was a no-brainer :) There are 14 two-page spreads in the journal, so I will post 2 a day. So I hope you stop by this week to check out the inside of the album!

I used an old "Storybook" by Fancy Pants. I tore out a few pages and glued some together so it wouldn't get too bulky since the spine was designed for something small and flat.

Mixed Media Art Journal cover by Ilene Tell

To create the cover, I dug up some old Thickers that had fallen off the sheets and were waiting to be trashed, and tore off the sticky backs (since they had gotten dusty and dirty). I glued the thickers down with gel medium and then gave the whole cover a couple coats of gesso. I then prayed it with BoBunny gold and bronze mists and a couple other colors, and then went over it with metallic gelatos.

To make the title stand out, I painted the word "August" and the date "2015" with gesso again, and then painted over that with gold paint. I also added an old Maya Road chipboard word "imagination" and painted that with some gelatos just on top, so it would stand out a little bit from the rest of the cover (but not as much as the main title).

Mixed Media Art Journal cover detail by Ilene Tell

Here's how the album looks inside... stay tuned for a look inside coming all this week :)

And here's the back of the album - it's hard to catch on camera how beautiful the gold and bronze really look. There's some shimmery blue there as well.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Mixed media canvas

Today I'm sharing a mixed media painting called "Time Flies". It's a 6x8 canvas panel.

Paint, PITT Big brush markers, BoBunny jewels, BoBunny foil rub ons, BoBunny "Penny Emporium" collection (papers and layered chipboard), BoBunny "Romance" stamp, BoBunny stencils, glossy accents, sharpie pen

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Happy news :)

Just wanted to mention that I'm staying on the BoBunny DT for another fabulous year... which means a lot more BoBunny projects coming from me, using their gorgeous collection and mixed media supplies. Yay! Here's the announcement.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

New Cards!

Hello, today I have three new cards to share, so let's get started. I drew the images for these cards myself, first with pencil, and then traced the images with an ink marker and then erased the pencil lines before coloring them in. All three of the papers were cut out using the BoBunny "Lattice Frame" die.

The first card is drawn on smooth Bristol paper, which is perfect for colored pencils. I use Prismacolor pencils. The collection I used was BoBunny's "Juliet" for the papers, die cuts, letter stickers, and buttons. As always, I also decorated the inside of the card. The flower is a BoBunny daisy.

The second card is also done on smooth Bristol paper and colored with pencils. I used the "Juliet" collection for the paper, sentiment sticker, cardstock sticker, and the little banners. The cut out on the side is the BoBunny "Elegant Border" die, and I added little BoBunny pearls to the inside of the banners. I made the little dots around the edge with the chocolate Pearlescents.

The third card is done on watercolor paper and colored in with watercolors. Here, I used BoBunny jewels and the "Sweet Life" collection.

I hope you liked my cards! It's actually a lot of fun to draw and color your own images and adds an even more special touch to the card - they're truly one of a kind :)

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

True Beauty

Hello, today I have a layout of Morgan, using the new BoBunny collection "Penny Emporium". I also added some of the wooden BoBunny embellies that I heat embossed with bronze thick embossing powder. I also used the BoBunny stars stencil and BoBunny jewels to add some of the little details... since it's all in the details :)

Morgan graduated from 5th grade this year, and is off to middle school for next year!

Friday, June 26, 2015

"For You" card

Hi guys, today I wanted to share a card I made using an adorable stamp from ppinkydolls and the beautiful brand new "Juliet" collection by BoBunny. I also used a BoBunny die to cut the stamp out. I made this card for the ppinkydolls June challenge on their FB page - to us pink colors... well, this is as pink as I get :)

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Scrap Africa Challenge!

Hello, today I'm going to share the LO I created for Scrap Africa's 

Challenge no.53 - Planes, Trains & Automobiles Mood Board

I was excited to be the guest designer this month, and this challenge was right up my alley since I have a little Dexter to scrap :)

I used BoBunny's "Souvenir" collection, the brads that went with it, and BoBunny's stars mask for the background.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

A beachy BoBunny LO :)

I used the new Boardwalk collection by BoBunny to create a LO about our trip to the beach last year. I really love this beach collection - the colors, the distressed peeling paint prints and weathered wood and vintage little kids - it's totally up my alley.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Scrap Africa Guest DT!

Hi guys, today I'm guest designer for Scrap Africa and they have a really great mood board challenge up, so stop on by to see the challenge and the LO I created for it!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Gift sets!

Hello, today I wanted to share tow gift sets I made of a gift bag and a card to match. I used the wonderful new collection "Penny Emporium" by BoBunny... I just love the vintage elements with a Steampunk flavor and the most gorgeous colors of blues and purples.

Here's the first set. I also added a little something to the insides of the cards. The cards are 4x8 - they come from a pack of card bases that I had, so they have envelopes that go with them.

And here's the second set. Again, I decorated the inside of the card and used some layered chipboard on the bag and on the card for a little detail. The intricate flourishes on the bags were made using a BoBunny die (see below for list of products).

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Penny Emporium
Layered Chipboard: Penny Emporium
Noteworthy: Penny Emporium
Die: Elegant Border

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Somewhere in Time

The new "Heritage" collection from BoBunny has really great fall colors and images, so I used it to scrap this "vintage" pic of Morgan when she was just a toddler. She's almost 11 now, so it's been a while. I just love this sweet picture of her. I also used some BoBunny blossoms for the flowers. The flourishes are BoBunny laser cut chipboard.