Saturday, April 6, 2013


I'm still working on my granddaughter's album, so you are going to see some really different art styles in my future posts for a while.  I cannot even begin to tell you how much fun I have been having.  First, just working on album pages is a dream come true for me -- don't know why I don't do it more often.  Second, I have found a new art style that I love:  Vintage with Punk Art!!  I really didn't feel like I had much of a choice when designing my pages, based on the pictures I knew were being featured.  I had pretty much decided how I was going to design the pages, but then came across some awesome blogs featuring punk art and found out the style had a name!!  I love it because you use lots of color and shapes -- so it seems kind of weird that I decided to mix it with vintage, but that's just me.  This style is one that you will either hate or love -- but isn't that true of all art????

Here are my next two pages:

I told you it was different!!!  Here is what I used:  Collage Curios, Circle Circus, and (retired) Pick a Petal Stamp Sets; Basic Black, Island Indigo, Pacific Point, Garden Green, and Crumb Cake Classic Ink; Newsprint Designer Series Paper; Whisper White and Crumb Cake Card Stock; Remember This and That Rotary Stamp (love it!!) and 1/2" circle punch; Antique Brad; Sponges; and retired Antique Brass Build-A-Brads.  I also used Acrylic Gesso to paint over the card stock prior to sponging with ink.

Close-up picture of left page (which you can make larger by right-clicking and selecting "open in new window").  This picture is one of my favorites of Holly, it really shows her beautiful eyes.  I added some vintage lace that I purchased quite a while back from the antique store, as it really set this page off by continuing the circle theme along with the vintage look.  You can't tell by this picture, but the lace actually has green in the crumb cake lace.

Close-up of right page.  I actually used the Pacific Point Classic Ink (mixed with the other colors) only on this page because there was so much blue in the photo.  The flower petals were cut using the discontinued Clear Flower Bigz Die and then stamped using the discontinued Pick A Petal Stamp Set using Basic Black Classic Ink, and then over stamped using Acrylic Paint to add dimension.  I wanted to use this stamp set because it flowed with my circle lines.  I forgot to mention that the largest circles were made by inking up the lid of an embossing powder jar in Basic Black and then stamping -- perfect size!!
I hope some of you enjoyed my "experimenting."  I think everybody should just sit down and get crazy once in a while with their art and have fun!!

Until next time,

"Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us exercise them: if ministry, in proporation to the faith . . .."  --  Romans 12:6


  1. Oh my, Sandi, your pages are wonderful. You granddaughter will love her book, I'm sure. Wish we lived close so we could work together and I could absorb some of your talent.


  3. AMAZING as usual!!! These pages are gorgeous!!

  4. Oh my! Your page is AWESOME! I love all the texture.

  5. Your pages are stunning. Your granddaughter will cherish her album.

  6. Love it! So much creativity, as usual. Once again you have inspired me.