Sunday, April 10, 2011

Dust It Off Sunday - Inspired by an early Donkey photo

This morning for my Dust if Off Sunday project, I was inspired by an early photo that popped up on my computers screen saver. (I just love having all my folders of photos stream across the screen) This photo of Darlene and her "newborn" baby Diego in December 2004 came up. Made me excited all over again, as Diego was our first baby born here at the farm. And then I remembered the stamp I had made of this very photo...

Now this is digging really deep and dusting off lots to find this stamp. This is probably one of the first stamps I had purchased. I was just getting into the stamping "hobby" and ran across an ad for creating stamps out of photos. The quality isn't the best, but I this stamp made me so happy when it came in the mail. And I still love it. A moment in time pressed into acrylic.
So I decided to ink it up and create a page in my art journal with it. I started by using three colors of Pan Pastel paints on the page. (sorry the photo just isn't great today as it was just so dark) I started to use blues and pinks. Then decided to brighten it up and use yellows and greens. Really bright yellows and greens LOL . I stamped Darlene and Diego with Memento ink Cocoa brown. And while digging to find them I ran across my scrap booking stamps from Gelatins. Love these stamps, but haven't used them in forever. And it shows, these stamps have gotten very sticky and gooey. Sad... I got this one to come off the tin, and stamp, but man it was tough. But I totally loved the quote with this photo, so I was determined to use it.

Then for my Lattice and flowers! This was fun to create, I punched the Jumbo Martha Stewart punch on both sides to create the band of lattice, then I punched a couple of lengths of Jumbo MS Vine trim in green. I tore this is smaller pieces and created more of a wave of vine, instead of the straight length. None of my vines here grow so straight, do yours? I punched a bunch of MS Hydrangea flowers, the smallest of the three were the perfect size for the vine. Small dots of a light yellow liquid pearls for the centers -

Hubby asked what is the point of these pages and this art journal. I said nothing really, other than playing with products, trying new things and just seeing what I can make. Some things come out, some don't, this one... well it is still lacking something. I haven't quite figured out what. But I had a chance to try a couple of new techniques and used a couple of stamps that haven't seen the light of day in YEARS!

So have you Dusted off any of your older stamps or crafting tools and made something recently? Link it up and let me come and see it! Have a great Sunday - gotta run, late for the locals breakfast at the cafe down the road!

HUGS and


10 comments:

Pops x said...

Hey gorgeous lady, this photo is so sweet, i am a huge donkey fan too, we sponsor on called tapestry..

It melts your heart to see a baby one so sweet, thanks for sharing...

Your journal looks fab i want one lol, the flowers look awesome like they are all intwined by the trellis...

Big hugs sweetie love pops x x x

Heidi said...

WOW this is so wonderful, and I just love the card and I just love visiting your blog looking at the donkey ♥ they are just so sweet

Hugs and love
Heidi

Helen said...

This one turned out very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

okienurse said...

Beautiful page. I remember the donkeys! So sweet! OBTW! By accident I threw some non-sticking acrylics in the washing machine in an apron pocket. When they were washed and dried off they stuck wonderfully so now I have a pantyhose bag I put them in and throw them in on purpose with a gentle detergent. I think they must absorb dirt/grime from just sitting. Thanks for sharing your wonderful work. Vickie

Niki said...

I think this page is great, doesn't need anything else. Isn't it fun to "dust off" memories?

Kirsten Alicia said...

Terrific page & I love the stamp of the photo. I spent today at a journalling workshop run by the amazing Donna Downey. I had the best time.

Carol Dee said...

What a great idea to have a stamp made to commerate an event! Hugs...

Bettina said...

oooh, i have to say i so would love to come to visit you. it looks so wonderful over at your farm. cant wait to see babydonkey pics when the expecting lady delivers.
hugs

TA Carbone said...

This is just beautiful and the stamp I think is great

:)
TA

Desirée-ScrapDees said...

wow what a great stamp, i love to see the same picture, how cute!