Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Good Times and Happy Mail!

Well, it seems I've gone from having nothing to share to having so much to share that I've got to split it over a few posts!  I have returned from an amazing, inspiring, fun, and fab-u-lous weekend at Donna Downey Studios.  The journal above was made in her "Butterfly Moments" class, and is a canvas mini album.  We did lots of fun distressing with papers, inks, and paints.  The main butterfly portion is from a 12x12 canvas sheet available here.  We ripped and distressed it, then painted over it with Shimmerz, which is paint infused with mica.  Loooove it!  Here's a close-up:
Canvas letters, Prima flowers, book text.... so many of my favorite things were included in this class!  Here's a peek at an inside page, done by applying distress inks and spritzing them with water:
Okay, so enough about me...... the most fabulous surprise was waiting for me when I got home, from the lovely Linda at My Happy Place blog:
How awesomely gorgeous is this?????  A beautiful layered mini canvas, a gorgeous coordinating card, an adorable little tag, and... hello!...... the envelope was even stamped and painted to coordinate! Wow!  I am so, so very grateful that Linda shared this with me - Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!  I love each and every piece.  How wonderful are blog friends?!?!  I am in awe.

Hope everyone has been having a wonderful summer.  It's been busy around here, I haven't been to your beautiful blogs nearly as much as I would like.  Hoping the pace will slow a little in these last, sweltering days of summer.  I've still got more to post.... but it will have to wait a bit.... ;)

15 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful butterfly album. Sounds like u have had a great time and a lovely surprise on your return, what could be better. Tracy x

Netty said...

Terrific butterfly album, sounds as if you had a fab time. Loving your gift from Linda, beautiful, xx

Talking Horses Arts said...

Love it,gorgeous!
So wish they had classes in my area for this kind of art.
Thanks so much for sharing,
Andrea.

Laura O'Donnell said...

oh wow, what a beautiful album!

can't wait to see the rest!

joy said...

Gorgeous canvas album - Donna is so very talented! And, I love the surprise you received in the mail, too!

Shar said...

Fantastic! What a beautiful project!

Wax Beach Artist said...

Beautiful art and it sounds like you had a great time!

Ana Márquez said...

You're really very inspired :-D Everything is very gorgeous, congrats!!! Hugs from Spain.

Linda R. said...

Your journal is so beautiful. What a fun class that must have been..
You are so welcome.. Thank you right back for my awesome candy.. I am so happy you got your mail and enjoyed it.. I do LOVE making those little canvases..

Hugs, Linda

Terry said...

The album is beautiful and I can see why you love that paint! The butterfly is so slimmery! What a fun time!

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Gorgeous projects....so please keep on posting.
Suzanne
PS...love your latest articles in the Craft Stamper mag.

Lori said...

Love this Jean! So cool with the fabric letters!

Elli p.´s Stempelvitrine said...

Wouw, so beautiful, i love it!
Have a nice day, Sabine

Angelnorth said...

Your album looks fantastic Jean and it looks like you have more fun to come with the inside pages? Lovely gift from your blogging friend, too!

Betty said...

Beautiful album! So inspired by you to create one..