Sunday, January 22, 2017

Just Glue It, Day 10

This photo is from the same ephemera collection as the photo used I the layout in JGI:2.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Just Glue It, Day 9 Basketball or butterflies?

Actual conversation:

"Basketball or butterflies?  Why can't I like both?"

"You can.  But which do you like better?"

"It depends on the situation.  If you're throwing it, basketballs always hit me in the head, so definitely butterflies."

Friday, January 20, 2017

Just Glue It, Day 8: Gelli print tip-ins

Gelli print tip-ins with metallic crayon
The doily on this page was used as the stencil for the next
See, doily stencil!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Just Glue It, Day 7

text papers, metallic crayon, Altered Pages butterflies

JGI 1/18

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Monday, January 16, 2017

Just Glue It, Day 5

Five gluey days.  Let's see if I can make it a week . . . I almost forgot to do it today!!!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Just Glue It, Day 3

Day Three ended up with a theme.

JGI is a personal challenge, so it's okay if you don't get the theme.  It's something I probably don't need to be reminded of, however--smile and nod . . .

Short story time:
One day my Aunt June and I were having a conversation.  I was young at the time, still in school, and I don't remember what we were talking about, but I do remember her reaction.

"Well, you're just like your mother.  You smile and nod and do whatever you want to anyway."

My blog friend of many years, Krisha, has inspired me to join in some challenges:
A Vintage Journey--Going 'round in circles :  pencil circles at borders of pages, mirroring circle on library sign
Creative Artiste--Anything Mixed Media Goes
Frilly and Funkie--New Year's Inspiration (smile and nod, and do what you want to anyway!)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Just Glue It, Day 2

Yes, I named my personal challenge, "Just Glue It," but I'm sure someone else somewhere has used that one before.  Not only that, we all know that at some point there WILL be paint, crayons, ink, etc.  Anyway, did the layouts for the title pages today, and kept the title that came with the book.
"Best Sellers"--I find that amusing, indeed.
 REALLY like the photo, it's an original, got it in a pile of ephemera at an estate sale.

It's a Book-Of -The-Month paper, and it's from 1941!

That's all for today.  If I don't get around to posting the photos every day, I will post multiples during the week.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

a personal challenge--altered book layout a day

 (Pre-P.S.--updated with better photos.)
Well, these photos are from my phone, which I have NOT quite gotten the hang of yet, but today I decided to try and do a layout a day in an altered book, one I began years ago, but never really worked in. No particular theme, just gluing a layout a day.

I like this particular bit, the tape over a piece of old movie film.

These are my great-grandmother's twin brothers, Ruben and Rupert. so my great-great uncles?  I met Rupert on several occasions, but Rupen died in WWI.

Sorry the pics aren't better, but I had to screw my resolve to the sticking point, and it was either get it done or not.  (I chose get it done.  Lesson learned--next time use the camera I know!)

Now I'm going to see that grandbaby of mine. 
Happy Thursday to you!