One last page in the journal page series of posts sent in Christy.

“The background was created using designer scrapbook paper, sheets of vintage music, and a vintage Bingo card.  Layers of color were added for tinting and texture.

The chair image was stamped on the page directly and then again on a piece of fabric. The image stamped on fabric was hand cut with fine detail scissors and using the “paper piecing” technique adhered to the image on the art journal page.  The fabric gives the chair a very realistic appearance.

The Bingo card was embellished with tissue paper tape and accented the free space with squares of color.  The straight lines created from the designer paper made journaling super easy.”

Thanks Christy. I think a big comfy chair is certainly a nice place to take time to think. :)

christy-time-to-think-detailHere’s a detail view of the chair:

eat cake graphics stamp used:
6004-O Comfy chair

celine-cat-thoughts-smMarmie kitty  reminded Celine of her beloved cat, Kalamazoo, who believed she was the center of the universe. Much like the cat depicted here, she was not a deep thinker, lived to be served, and enjoyed a long nap more than just about anything else.

She stamped the various elements onto different colors and textures of paper, then colored with Prismacolors where needed.  The window is actually a stamp with a bunch of kitties in the window that she cut off so that she could add snow falling outside. The thought balloon is a standard shape in PhotoShop Elements that was sized to fit the cat, then cut out and stamped.  The flooring is scrapbooking paper.  Images were cut out and arranged to fit on a standard 5-1/2 x 4-1/4 card and then glued down.  Celine added a cardstock border in sage to finish the piece.

Seeing her card brought back some lovely memories. When I drew this image originally my kitty Marmie was the inspiration. I found this photo of her…
Thank you Celine.

eat cake graphics stamp used:

  • Design Team Members

    • Alex Menzlewski