Saturday, June 16, 2012


Welcome to the Scraps to Treasure blog hop.  We have been inspired to use our scraps to create something beautiful.  This hop is for two days and you will find new projects each day.

We have two AWESOME sponsors for this hop offering blog candy.  Shannon Leffew Keith will be donating an item from her Etsy shop and Cori Wagner of Ginger Snap Scraps who will be donating a $10 gift certificate to her store.  In order to be eligible for entries to win you will need to become a follower of the host blog and leave comments on all participating blogs both days.
The hop started at Robin ~
You should have arrived here from Cicily -

I decided to start off by showing you my heap of scraps!

For my first project I decided to do a page in my art journal.  I went thru my scrap basket and chose several different pieces of complimentary papers.  I tore them into different sized and shaped pieces and put them on my page in collage fashion.

Around my collage I used various complimentary colors of gouache paint.

While still a bit wet, this was covered and mixed with gesso.

I left this overnite so that it would be completely dry before adding my next two layers of acrylic paint.
The first layer was put on with a dry brush.

The last layer was put on with a dry brayer.

One of the things I enjoy most about art journaling is that I can do anything I want on top once my base page technique is complete and I often will use an inspiring quote or scripture.  Today I chose my inspiration from a story about a man that hiked the Appalachian Trail.  Although it was about his dream to hike, I felt it applied to making any dream a reality.  The journaling reads:

Make your Dream a Reality.
YOU must take the first step.
Many things will not be as you imagined.
Travel light.
Get up every morning and start.
Valleys come before Mountaintops.
You will meet OBSTACLES.
LIVE in the Shelter of the MOST HIGH.

Thanks for joining me on my mixed media journey from scraps to treasure.  Your next stop on the hop will be Jessi at

Come back tomorrow for a new scraps to treasure project!


  1. Thank you for going through the steps.. It really turned out beautiful! I love it!

  2. This is an Awesome Idea! Great way to use up those little pieces of Scrap Paper! Thanks for Sharing! :0)

  3. Thats on heck of a heap of scraps! I keep mine hidden under my desk sealed so my cat does not get into them! Love your idea of the torn pieces, gives it a great look!

  4. WHat an inspiring post! as is your creative project!
    the finished pages are lovely and i'm loving the DREAM inspy story you've included.. inspiriting ~ TY!

  5. What a great way to use your scraps for your art journal. Love the idea, I may be scraplifting this idea.

    Thanks for hopping along with me!


  6. Very creative and beautiful! I have tried journaling but can't seem to get into it. I'm impressed with your with your work. Jearise in Lorby's World.

  7. Very creative!! I am a new follower from Ginger snaps :)

  8. Thanks for sharing that page is really neat and I love what you wrote on it.

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  9. wow, Amazing, when I saw the first 2 pictures I thought, Man what could she do to make this look nice, and bingo!! awesomeness:)

  10. Wonderful projects with your scraps!!!! *Erica

  11. Wonderful way to use scraps!

  12. how creative. Totally out of the box, I've never seen anything like it. Very inspiring. TFS.

  13. great project, i just can't rip paper i don't know why i have a hard time tarring paper for on projects.

  14. This is really creative. Never would have thought to use my scraps like that.

  15. Awesome project! Thanks for sharing how to do this.

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