Friday, October 3, 2014

Funky Fairy Journal & Tattoo Update!

I'm having so much fun making journals! I used to do collage-style covers with magazine pictures & so on, but being able to use a large image & dimensional items is WAY MORE FUN. Once again I've used a Stamping Chef image, this time Alyce. I'm popping in to play over at The Stamping Chef #49!
Oh, and I had a helper partway through:

Abby is very helpful when choosing embellishments!

(Not really. But she is awfully cute!)

Supplies: spiral-bound journal; jewelry wire & beads; assorted chipboard pieces & patterned paper; gems from the dollar store; home made enamel dots; Liquid Pearls; clear glitter glue; Plaid stencil; Dreamweaver embossing paste; lace from Webster's Pages; Spectrum Noir markers; Mod Podge Dimensional Magic; and Alyce digi from The Stamping Chef

The embossing paste is untinted - it took on some of the paper's dye! Alyce's eyes have Dimensional Magic on them to make them pop. Her wings were painted with clear glitter glue.

The lace is adhered with Scor-Tape, and  then I dusted overtop with baby powder so that any exposed adhesive wouldn't pick up stray fluffy bits. Love the look on this frog's face! The red swirl was off-printed (like it hadn't been cut properly around the design) and so I sanded it & painted it with Liquid Pearls.

And I realized that I forgot to share the latest tattoo pictures - once it's healed I'll get Rob to take a proper picture to show off the whole thing. Right now it's scabby & itchy. The new additions are the leaf under the rose, the 'doodles' peeking out from various spots, and the three forget-me-nots. The double is for my boys, because they are never apart, and the single is for Rob. 



Donna said...

Awwwwww hi Miss Abby!!!!
Your journal is awesome!! Love the image the embellies and the bright colours!
Ohhh Oohhhhh Oohhhhhhh the tattoo arm is coming along sooooooo nicely!!! LOVE IT!!

jimlynn said...

So very pretty! Love the red swirl on this - it really shines. Cute image too.
Abby.....PRECIOUS! What a cutie she is.
Great tattoo too!

Lindsey said...

Didn't Abby bring you a special embellishment just the other day? ;) Your journal looks awesome... and your arm is a work of art, too!

Stacy said...

Hi Jessi! Your tattoo is coming along nicely. And your journal looks like it was a lot of fun to make. It is very chic! Hope you have been well.

Barbara Godden said...

the journal is beautiful, so is the tattoo Abby is adorable and so nice to have a helper (NOT)

Chris Dring said...

Abby is totes adorbs, and so is this journal! Love all the details and layers on it! Your tattoo is looking pretty incredible too! Love the forget-me-nots and the meaning behind them!

walchowDesign said...

How fun is that Abby is helping you to make card! Great journal with so many embellishments and love the border lace and the adorable frog!

Your tatoo is healing very well.

fairyrocks said...

You are a busy lady. Your white companion looks to be very sweet and loving. The journal page is gorgeous. I don't do orange, but you used it here to maximum effects. Lovely tattoo work. Keep smiling and creating. The new blog look is very clean and classy too.

Dana said...

Fabulous journal!! Love the colors and dimension!! Fab updates to your tattoo!!

Amelia Lamb said...

Love your journal cover, a true piece of art!! Thanks for playing along at The Stamping Chef with us this week xx

Peanut said...

I hope you're paying Abby well. She's doing a fabulous job! That project wouldn't look half as awesome without her input! :D
hugs, Asha

Greta said...

Abby is darling & so is your journal, Jessi!