Sunday, October 27, 2013

Random Stuff...

Hi Girls...

I hope you've been enjoying your weekend.  It's been a beautiful Fall weekend here in Minnesota with temps in the 50's and lots of sunshine.  A very nice change after what seemed like weeks of cloudy days.

The sunshine has made it much easier to get some good crafting done as the lighting is so much better in my craft room.  This is a collage I made on Saturday...


I'm making a point to try and just use leftover scraps of paper in my collages before I start cutting and tearing up any new pieces.  A good way to be frugal and get your money's worth out of your paper.  I probably take it to the extreme at times.  Someday, I'll have to show you my box of small scraps that I just can't get myself to throw away. It's almost embarrassing really, but I just never know when I may need that one small piece to add to a project I am working on. 

 
 

And on a related note about frugality, I've been visiting some local libraries over the past few weekends that have been having their Fall book sales on the hunt for some super cheap and unusual books with foreign language text, unusual fonts and graphics whose inside pages can be torn out and used as backgrounds in my collages.  A few weeks ago I found a paperback French/English textbook  with lots of French script. It wasn't very old, but I was able to age it a bit using some of my favorite Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  You can see in the photos above how I used part of a page from the book in this collage.

And my great find at another book sale yesterday was this vintage German/English readers book published in 1934.  This book only cost me $1.00.

 
In addition to it having foreign language text, it has some very unusual but pretty font. Another major plus.


I've already torn out one page to use in another collage that I started earlier today...


 
I just have the background done on this one. Waiting for the Mod Podge to completely dry before I start playing around and deciding what else I will add to the collage to make it complete.  I'll show you the end result soon.
 
Well, that's it for today... Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!