Friday, June 8, 2012

Gee Gee’s Book Club

We are doing a Circle Journal Swap this quarter.  Here are some of the pages from our first night.  Look at the talent we have at book club.  This is going to be fun! 

View the slide show.

Does anyone know how to fix the orientation of the pages?  They shouldn’t be sideways.



Glenna has fallen in love with She Art!  This style of art is inspired by Christy Tomlinson

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Here is some more of Glenna’s beautiful She Art.  Gorgeous colors and tons of texture!



Glenna decorated her Book Club bag.  This is adorable!




Marlene’s pretty Tissue Paper art! 


Marlene made a cool collage for her friend who has a dog like the one in the picture.




Marlene has a natural gift for color theory.  Beautiful!




Marlene took a class at Gee Gee’s from Georgia Lichon and created this wonderful Black, Red and white collage.  She says it matches her room.









This adorable princess kitty canvas was made by Cynthia. 

We love cats.




Check out the beautiful bracelet made by Kam with Shrink Plastic. 


Kam also made this seasonal canvas.  So creative!



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Multi-talented, Cheryl, created both of these gorgeous designs, and was published in two different Stampington Magazines. Wow!  We were all so impressed!




A finished canvas from our canvas swap.  Lola added the very sweet birds on a wire.




Here is another canvas from the canvas swap.  Nanci added the bottle cap girl to the wings.  Perfect!












Lola has been busy creating 600 bottle cap awards for her child’s Olympic event.  What an awesome mom.











Nanci made these chip board boxes fabulous with Terri Sproul’s Mixers by Sakura. 


Nanci is taking a lesson from our current book Mixed Media Girls by Suzi Blu.  Here she created a cute tag using a Suzi Blu stamp and shading with colors.




This is a picture of Jeannie’s super star Siberian Husky.  Jeanie says he doesn’t like Halloween much, but I think he look pretty snazzy.



Jeanie created this fun papers by using markers.  Wow!



Pam is breaking in her new sewing machine by make this sweet little tote our of a leg of a pair of jeans.  Clever!!



Wendy created this beautiful picture around the little girl with the tutu and this awesome quote.



Kat created a totally mixed media ocean scene.  The yellow fish are made with Bead Gel by Golden.



Kristal spent a week at CREATE in Orange County.  She had the good fortune of taking so many classes that she forgot who some of the teachers are and the names of the techniques they taught.



However, she did bring in some fascinating artwork. 

This is on plexi-glass.



And, this beautiful piece is plexi-glass.



Kristal is so talented and we all ooed and aweed over her pear.

Her response, “It’s just a pear!”

Yeah right! Huh!



Kristal made all of these fun fabrics in Alisa Burke’s class at CREATE.



Elena made this cute pendant in an ICE Resin class at CREATE.


And, this is vintagy, mixed media bracelet was a gift for Elena.


Elena’s cousin created this fabulous wing art for Charity Wings.  Incredible talent!


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Here is an example of our make and take.  It’s Cool2Cast from Cool2Craft. Here’s a video.


More Cool2Craft info.



While having fun at CREATE, Elena found this coaster in a coffee shop in Orange County.  She brought some back for our club.

Should you choose to enjoy the challenge, please take pictures so we can post them here.



This is our kit for this month.  The top three metal pieces were flat.  We ran them through a Big Shot to create the embossed look.  The next step is to add the Patina by Ranger, and sand.  I’m looking forward to playing some more with this technique.


Gentle Reminder of items you may want to bring next month:

  • Circle Journal Swap (See below.)
  • Show and Tell art
  • Art from the kit and/or current book
  • Current book: Mixed Media Girls with Suzi BluIMG_0597
  • Tool kit, including scissors, glue, a pen or pencil.
    • A snack to share
    • Camera


    Things to remember:
    • NEXT MEETING IS THURSDAY, JUNE 28th (which is different from our regular schedule), and is the 3rd meeting in a 4-month cycle.  The meeting is at 6:30, at Gee Gee's Stamp 'n' Stuff.
    • Our current swap is a Prayer Flag swap. Check out The Prayer Flag Project for information and ideas. Here’s a couple of tutorials. Our only parameter is, finished flag should be 5x8”.
    • Our current passing project is a Circle Journal. Start with a 6x6 chipboard journal and do the first page with your preferred theme. Put your journal in a zip lock bag for protection. Add a note about your theme, favorite colors, favorite techniques, etc. The point of the note is to give the next person an idea of what you might like in your journal.

    Gee Gee’s: (760) 729-1779




    1. Such gorgeous art ladies! Kat I love your ocean scene!

    2. So glad I could be there to share the night with this awesome group of gals !