Monday, July 30, 2012

Show and Tell

I thought I'd share a couple of things I made before I started blogging.  Most of what I create is given away but these were made with the intent to keep them.  The first is an accordion fold book containing old photos from my father's side of the family.  It contains pictures of my father, James, his brother, Herman, and sister, Susan, as well as his parents.  My grandmother was called Nana.  I never met my grandfather as he passed away before I was born.  The cover paper set the theme of birds and nests. My first initial, D, is on the brad in the center of the flower on the cover. The "T" on the back cover is the first letter of my maiden name, Turner. Many of the sayings were cut from pages of an old book.

The next is a scrapbook of my dachshund, Sweet William Luvomine, or Willie for short!  I made this while I was recuperating from hernia surgery.  I hauled all the supplies out to the couch and worked on a lap tray.  Should have taken a picture of that ~ NOT!!  I don't do much scrapbooking but I love making memory books.  I had bunch of cute pictures of when he was a puppy and had accumulated dog-themed papers, stickers, rub-ons and magazine clippings.  It was good to have something to work on and I love how it turned out!

The last item is a canvas.  This is actually a duplicate of one I made for someone who had lost a loved one to cancer.  I added a button, with a crystal accent, on this one but the original one had their loved one's initial in place of that.  The canvas was painted with a pale butter yellow acrylic paint.  I then wiped vaseline on certain areas and painted over that with light blue paint.  Once dry I wiped off the areas where the vaseline was and the blue paint came off to reveal the yellow underneath.  Then I dry-brushed the entire canvas with gesso. The images were stamped on tissue paper with archival ink and then applied with Paper Mod Podge.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hey Donna, I love all three projects. Especially the two scrapbooks! The project that you put together for your family is really well done. Love the embellishments that you added. It's a great way to honor where you come from :) Your doggie scrapbook is so original looking! Love the format!

  2. Hi Donna, your doggie book for Willie is just adorable, the Dog Facts on the back was incredibly genius and was so creative and fun!!! My Sister just had hernia surgery and is not healing well...the wound will not heal and it has turned into a nightmare for her, hope all is will with you!!