Saturday, June 27, 2015

Blog: #90 days of blogging #13 Pocket Letters

This was the a great challenge swap in my group Mixing It Up Everyday.
We swapped Pocket Letters with friends in the group.

What is a Pocket Letter You Ask? 
It is a number of ATC cards  size 3.5x2.5. You start with a card holder binder it can be any amount of pockets.  You make it a Theme ours was About Your Self.
There are many ways to set the front pockets up you can cut up Scrapbook paper to a complete theme page, you also can Gelli plate your cards, or paint your cards the ideas are endless. You Tube has a lot of videos on how to assemble your pocket letter. Inside the pockets you can add small little treasures for the person. and decorate the outside by adding small trinkets, ribbons, trims. 

I received my pocket letter this week from a dear friend Betty Holcomb, and the theme was Garden.  I will showing you in pictures the Pocket letter and how she put hers together for me, and it was just awesome and greatly appreciated.

My Gift of a Pocket Letter.

This was the back side of the package that it came it was all sticker and washi tape.  So cute.
These are all the goodies that were inside my pockets, Coffee, gummy worms, a cute scarecrow, Washi tape, gourd seeds, stamps a personnel note and much more.  

A great surprise inside the package Stickers.
The letter was wrapped up in the lovely Yellow Hand towel with my favorite blue birds. 
 OH My look at all the goodies on the side of  this letter. Baby clothers pins, a cute little birdie
and a bird house and love the beads, and a key.. So much creative fun with this letter.
Thanks Betty Holcomb...

Happy Creating,
Sharon Estes.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Blog: #90days of blogging #Day12 What is happening in Grannys Korner Studio

Work in my Dylusion Journal a little sketching.

It sure is nice to have some time to work in the studio for a while this month.
Things have slowed down in my hectic life.  I am going away for the weekend not phone no internet no laptop. Just fun and games and wine, and food.  With my wonderful husband.

In a group I belong to has been talking about graphite pencil drawing, and I so want to learn to draw my designs I see in my head.  I have been sketching in my journal and these are what I done this week.  It is so much fun to sit in my easy chair and work with my pencil and journal, I was really surprised at the out come.

Grab your pencil and try drawing.  Follow my journey with my sketching.

Happy Crafting
Sharon D. Estes.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Blog #90days of blogging, #11day The Travel Journal by Sandy Beach (Vicki) M

I have had a lot fun playing in the Travel Journal by Sandy Beach(Vicki) for Australia.  Vicki is a dear Facebook friend I met about 3yrs ago and we belong to a lot of groups together.  Mixing it up everyday group the journal was made by Vicki and started traveling around the United States, and Canada.
I am posting my page I did in the journal and it will be going to the state of Washington, and a pocket letter will be given to the friend who will do her page.
Pocket Letter Headed to Mary Kay in Washington.
My Journal Page.
Happy crafting
Sharon Estes.

Blog Mini Watercolor journal #90days blogging # day 10

Why I have been MIA, on the 90 day blog.. The Month of June has been very busy for me It is my Birthday Month and Mom has had a lot of doctor appointments and at the age of 91, she needs me to take her and talk to doctors.
I have been working in the studio and will be blogging some of the projects I have done. So keep coming back for more great art.

This is a Little Watercolor Journal, I did for Helmar Glue and the complete instructions are here on this blog. 

Step 1. I used chipboard for 
and with the Helmar Decopauge Paste I added the scrapbook paper on the inside and outside of the back cover and the inside of the front cover.
 Step2. I picked out my Creative Embellishments in a collection of gears and butterfly, they are chip board and they were gesso and then I used Deco Art Mixed media acrylic and I made a spray by diluting the paint and putting in a mister bottle. I then sprayed the chipboard embellishments.
 Step 3. the front cover was made with a new stencil from decoar and the mixed media crackled paste when that was dryed, I used a stamp from my stash collection. Then I painted the crackle with the mixed media fluid acrylic and wiped with a baby wipe. and the center was painted with the mixed media fluid acrylic and wiped down with a baby wipe.  When dried it was covered with the decoupage paste from Helmar.  This gave it a look of cracked leather. Holes were then drilled thru the heavy chipboard front and back and was ready to assemble.

 Step 4, I cut watecolor paper the size to fit into the journal and punched holes to match the cover. and used a piece of yarn and weaved through the holes.
 Step 5 and final step: adding the embellishments on the front of the cover and I used the Butterfly and gears.
What a great little 4x6" travel journal with watercolor paper or paper of your choice. Enjoy your little journal as you travel outside to paint.

Happy crafting
Sharon Estes