It’s been awfully quiet around here these past months, and I’m afraid this isn’t going to change any time soon.. We’ve just recieved the keys to our new (new construction) house which is all bare concrete pretty much and will need a lot of work and love to turn it into a cosy home. Apart from the fact most of my craft supplies are currently stored away, there’s not a whole lot of time left after juggling work, study, health, family life and renovating every week. But, once we’ve moved in (and I will have my very own creativity/hobby room, woot!) I’m definitely picking up paper crafting again and there will be new activity on the blog again as well! I hope you’ll stay tuned and will check back sometime in 2013! Till then, happy crafting!
After signing up for the Sketchbook Project 2012 World Tour back in October, and receiving my empty sketchbook somewhere in November.. I actually kind of forgot about it. The crazy of the end of semester at university hit and before I knew it there was hardly any time left to work on it. As I put down a good bit of money ($25 for being in the project itself and an additional $20 to have my sketchbook digitalized in the online library, so I could view it and share it with friends&family since not many of us -hardly anyone heh- will be able to view it in person during the tour or at the library) I really did want to follow through though, and as my last exam at university originally was scheduled for the 16th of January I decided 2 weeks would be plenty of time, right?
As it turned out though my schedule ended up being totally different and in the end there was just ONE day left to work on the sketchbook, as it had to be postmarked by the 31st of January. Eeeks.
I could still send it in after the 31st as well, but then my sketchbook wouldn’t be part of the World Tour. It would just be added to the gallery in the Brooklyn Art Library (and the digital library online). Which would be a shame but nothing earthshattering, so the afternoon of January 31 I installed myself at the kitchentable with some of my craft supplies and set to work. Thinking that if I made the deadline – cool – if not, I’d take my time and finish it to mail in later.
Long story short: I made it. Just barely but I made it.. I popped the envelope into a mailbox about 10 minutes prior to it being emptied. :)
I didn’t have the time (okay it ‘s starting to sound silly now) to make proper scans of the spreads but did manage to shoot some quick photographs before stuffing it into the envelope and jumping in the car to drop it off. So without further ado and rambling, here it is:
Sketchbook Project 2012 World Tour, a set on Flickr.
Woohoo! Today I recieved the latest issue of ATC Quarterly – an Artist Trading card Journal in my mailbox. I’m super excited about this, as I am featured in this issue! Three of my ATCs have been published in a triptych, how awesome is that? It’s such a shame that this will actually be the last issue of the magazine, as after six years of hard work on this magazine the publishers decided it was time to stop.
Here’s a sneak preview of my page..
..but ofcourse you really should be grabbing your own copy of the magazine!;) Even though it’s no longer being published so you can’t subscribe to new issues, back issues of the previous years are still available here!
Earlier this month I worked on a set of bookmarks. It was fun to be working on a different kind of project for a change, after normally mainly creating ATCs! The bookmarks are 6″ by 2 1/4″ in size.
Scrapbookpapers by Pipoos and .. will look this up and add the details!
The trees on the bottom left are dimensional -though that’s a little difficult to see- also there’s little bright red rhinestones on them as ornaments but they’ve almost colored black on the photo for some reason.
Christmas Word Block Stamp by Darkroom Door
Snowflakes by Hero Arts
Holiday Sayings by Hero Arts
Merry Christmas Trees by Hero Arts
Decorative Ornament by Hero Arts
Big Pine Bough by Hero Arts
felt moose and snowflake by Xenos
Hello and welcome to my new blog Craftyvox Creativity. For the past several years I’ve kept a (irregularly updated) blog over at blogspot.com but with the start of Craftyvox Creativity I plan on retiring the old blog and concentrating on Craftyvox Weeklies instead.
I realized it was possible to import my blog from blogspot over to WordPress! This makes me happy, cause I felt a little sad about leaving my older posts&comments behind. :) I’m in process of going through my imported blog entries to make sure they fit the current blogtheme and all, but this is going to take a little while so if things look a tad odd for the time being, bear with me! :)
You can read more about me and this blog here (page under construction, sorry!). I hope you will enjoy my blog, and I look forward hearing from you. I’m still playing around with theme and layout and the sidebar, so do check back in a little while! :) Happy crafting!
A couple of chunkies I made the other day.
And a matching ATC
text stamps by Hero Arts
texture stamps by ArtJourney
stickers by Zeeman ;)
distress inks by Ranger