Monday, February 22, 2021

T Stands for Spring is on the Way!

John 13:34  "A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another." KJV

 We have been so cold this past week that today feels like Spring!  Last Tuesday morning it was minus 17F. Today it got up to 62!  I even got out for a walk. I am so ready for Spring after a week or so of sub freezing temperatures!  But I did stay in long enough to play in my craft room, which I cleaned up a little during our freeze.  I happened on to a  Tim Holtz Facebook you tube video on alcohol inks and lifting.  I have done this before but decided to try it again as I watched.  I put on some inks and then used the lift pad to ink up some Tim Holt stamps.  I think I like the result and it should make a nice card.  My alcohol inks are very old, some of them from RiverCity Rubber Works that was here years ago.  Do you remember them, Elizabeth? 

Here is my photo of my Tea in my Christmas Starbucks cup in my photo of my project, with Tim Holtz in the background.  The cup of tea is so I can join the T Stands for Tuesday over at Altered Book Lover.  The lovely Elizabeth is our hostess along with Bleubeard.  Check in and see what it is all about. 

Below are the two panels I did with alcohol inks, alcohol blenders and Silver mixative on Yupo paper.

Below I stamped with Alcohol Lift ink.  After you stamp, then you dab with a paper towel and it takes the ink off where you stamped.  Then the stamp has ink on it, so you stamp that on something; I stamped on watercolor paper.  Now I have two panels for cards.

Also for the last few weeks I have been working on another junk journal.  They take so much time.

I had made four as gifts at Christmas time and since have made two more.

Here is a couple of photos of my journal I made for the February Dear Julie Junk Journal Challenge.

We were to make a fabric cover.  There were items we had to make, such as fabric flip, fabric pocket, flip flop pages, etc.  We were to have at least one signature ( a group of pages sewn together), 50 pages.  Mine had one signature with 52 pages, that is 13 pages, but each is four, counting each side and front and back.  We were to use a paper pad we had on hand, a no buy challenge.  This is first time I used a hard book cover.  In other words I took a book a part, then covered it and sewed my signature into it.  I covered the stitches with the lace.

The digital pages I used were Julie's .  I earned them for finishing the December Challenge.

I am just showing you the cover and some of my favorite pages.  I spare you looking at all 52! LOL

Thanks for stopping by!  Stay warm!  Happy T Day!