Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A New Year

Things seem different this year. Even as it starts I know some things have changed. One of the big things for me is that the Year of Color blog is over. I was able to focus much of my art from inspiration led by the blog. I was also able to participate in several outstanding swaps through it. I hope to be able to find more swaps to be a part of, but it seems I'm always finding them AFTER the deadlines. I also still need to finish one project from Silver Bella last November, and I was inspired and motivated even from sign ups late spring. Hopefully this will return when I see the class list for this year, I truly hope to be able to participate again!

But with the lack of mixed media focus, my attention has once again shifted to the scrapbook paper arena. Basic Grey has always been a favorite line of mine, and I've been able to dabble in color chemistry on two new collections based on "Nook and Pantry" and "Origins". Of course I started with ribbons! I also loved expirmenting with dyeing paper flowers, dictionary papers, and crepe. Both lines are now in my etsy.

Summer Apricot:
Moss:

Leave me a post telling me about your favorite pieces, or what lines you'd like to see next and I'll draw a name next week Friday (Jnauary 29th) for a free set of Summer Apricot ribbons and Paper Botanicals!

13 comments:

Kendra said...

I am loving the Material Girls line by Cosmo Cricket and would love to see some coordinating pieces. I also love the Pink Paislee Bayberry Cottage and Queen Bee. I'm sure I will want anything you create!

Christy said...

My favorite Basic Grey is an old one. I've always loved the baby boy pallette! Thanks for sharing your blog. :)

Karen and Kyle said...

Wow. I am amazed at the beautiful collections of embellies you have put together here. I have always been into flowers, so I'm loving those especially! Love the colors! Can't wait to see what else you do. :D

Cori said...

Gorgeous, Jen! I love the new Sugar Rush and Origins lines from BG. The new Kioshi is going to be one of the first I would like too.

L said...

Ooooo...I like those little embellishments with the watercolored dictionary paper. What a clever idea! I just love to see what you've come up with!

Lu...shiregal

Theresa said...

Sugar...I can not even allow myself to look in your etsy shop. I'd lose all control. Ack. You are just tooo talented. I do like the picture you posted for the nook and pantry line..and I wasn't a fan of that line! So...what are you gonna do now for the 5 new BG lines...I emailed you but you probably smelled them when they posted the pictures. You are quick.

ScrappinKaren said...

I love the embellishments you have created! Basic Grey is my favorite paper line.

Cathryn said...

I think my favorite piece is the rosette (horse show) ribbon. And, I love the little flowers made from book pages. Actually, I love it all! You've really created some gorgeous things!

Mryia said...

Great colors! I really like the trim with the little pompoms attached and the butterfly embellishments (the texture on them looks really cool).

goincrazy said...

I have no idea how you make these things, but theyre beautiful!
I really like the
Ribbon Candy Specimen No. 23 Sleepy Hollow Millinery Blossom

I am into the valentine colors right now :)

GingerB

Laurie said...

I love "That's Amore" by Close to My Heart and am making a huge album by them -- would love to see those colors in your amazing ribbon!

Jennifer Hansen said...

What pretty embellishments! I love flowers and butterflies!

jlh774 at gmail dot com

Scrapbookmom said...

Thanks for sharing you blog. It is wonderful. I can't wait for all these new papers to come out. I am also feeling the need to break out my sewing machine knowing the BG fabrics that could be coming!!