Stamp Carving · Videos

Carve December

If you’ve seen my Insta account, chances are you know that I was carving up a storm last month as part of Julie Fei-Fan Balzer’s Carve December challenge. I had a blast and now have a bunch of new stamps to play with! I wanted to take a minute to share the results with you.

Did you play along? I would love to see any stamps you created!

Happy arting!

Melita

Art Journal · Videos

Shabby Fabric Journal Video

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A few years ago, I started making this shabby fabric art journal, and now it is finally finished! It’s been tucked away in a basket, just waiting to be bound & loved. I still have no idea what project I will use it for, but it sure is making me happy regardless. Check out this fun little video I created.

It’s a quick vid, so I thought I would share a couple of my favourite pages here too.

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The pages are made by piecing together a bunch of fun ephemera, scrapbook papers, serviettes, and vintage papers. I added in a few pockets and tags, and the end result is pretty fab, if I do say so myself hehehe

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I love the messy stitching and ragged edges, and cannot wait to put it to good use!

Have you recently finished any long overdue projects? They do tend to pile up, don’t they?

Happy arting!

Melita

Art Journal · Classes/Demos · Videos

A Look At My Finished Junque Journal

I’m so excited to share a little video with you today, showing my finished Junque Journal! Julies class has been so much fun, and I doubt I’ll ever buy another boring old journal again!

My voice sounds weird to me, and the vid is upside down but hey, you still get a peek into my world, imperfect as it is lol

 

And here is a better look at the covers, and my favourite endpaper – the huge crab!

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Now to wait for the second part of the class – 30 Days in your Junque Journal. I’m just a bit excited lol

Have you taken a fun class lately? Tell me all about it!

Happy arting!

Melita

Art Journal · Videos

Behind the Art Video: Hold Fast

I managed to get a little art time in today and decided to hit record and see what I came up. So if you want to see my random, messy process, scroll down and check out the video :)

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Melita Bloomer: Hold Fast Art Video

Melita Bloomer: Hold Fast Art Video

Supplies: kraft cardstock, Liquitex Basics gesso, Adirondack Colourwash in Sunset Orange, vintage sheet music, shipping tags, Golden Open Acrylic in Nickel Azo Gold, stencils, Autumn Leaves clear stamps, rubber alpha stamps, Archival ink in Jet Black, charcoal pencil.

Thanks for stopping by, happy arting!

Melita

Videos

Top 12 of 2012 Daybook–& video!

I have fallen in love with Amy Tangerine goodies this year, but was collecting rather than creating, because I just didn’t know what I actually wanted to do with the daybooks lol I came across an awesome FB group (courtesy of Amy’s blog), called Daybook Delights. There are just so many cool ideas floating around that I took the plunge and finally completed my first daybook. It was so much fun, and came together so quickly, that I can see me making a bunch of these for sure!

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I made a little vid to share here, because it seemed better than a long post with a ton of pics lol So if you’d like to see what I did with Amy’s gorgeous Sketchbook range, check it out!

I apologise for prattling on, but really, it’s just a part of who I am lol If you’re a daybooker, be sure to hook me up to your blog, projects or vids – I’m a nosey rosey and love to check them out!

Til next time!

Melita xo