Monday, October 9, 2017
When It's Raining...
make art and edit photos! The very warm muggy weather (yes, it STILL feels like summer here despite all the falling leaves; upper 70's to 80's F -yes!) has brought us a few dreary, rainy days (remnants of tropical storm Nate). Perfect for going through our many Cape May photos. So before getting to the art part here are a few more pics of places we visited for the first time. After 25 years of going we can still find new adventures:)
St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church in Cape May Point. Built in 1885 in the "carpenter gothic style" architecture. I love visiting churches and cathedrals. A few photos of the inside:
There is a poem along with this beautiful mosaic on the wall when you first walk in.
Above and below: walking toward the front of the church. And on the right is one of the stained glass windows along the sides.
Services are still held there during the summer.
Besides all the stained glass, the ceiling is amazing! There is an old general store across the street from this church:
Don't know what kind of bushes these are- anyone? I'd love to find one to plant in my backyard.
At the back of the store is a small restaurant and we went there the next morning for brunch:
T Stands For Tuesday.
For Tag Tuesday (All Creatures Great and Small) , the Simon Monday Challenge (Anything but a Card) and Try It On Tuesday (Halloween) I have this:
Large manila tag painted white, then Deco Art One Step Crackle was applied around the edges. After cured, the edges were sponged with black Archival ink. Added materials: bat stickers, spider, boo tag, brad, washi tape twine (Recollections). Felt owl (JoAnne stores). Assorted fibers and ribbons.
My first Christmas card this year made for "World Card Making Day" for the Simon Says Stamp Blog, and the Simon Wednesday Challenge (Christmas):
Products: snow bear rubber stamp (OLD! PSX ); sentiment (Stampa Rosa (another oldie); Neena 110 lb. solar white paper (Simon Says Stamp); navy cardstock; Jet Black Archival ink; alcohol markers; Spellbinders die cut machine; Spellbinders Standard Circles Lg dies; Our Daily Bread Designs Stitched Circles dies; glitter glues (Ranger); Moonshine Assorted Sequins (Simon Says Stamp).
And for Art Journal Journey ( Landscapes of the Soul); and Paint Party Friday I have a journal page:
It began like this:
Art script (Wow! stamps) was stamped repeatedly over the page with Jet Black Archival ink. Dots of baby blue, ochre, and white acrylic paints were added and then brayered over the page with a sponge brayer. A baby wipe was used to remove paint through Darkroom Door Ferns stencil.
Fossilized Amber Distress spray ink was sprayed thru Tim Holtz Mosaic layering stencil then Distress Fired Brick was sponged on thru the Studio 490 Basically Bricks stencil. To complete the page: black paint was sponged thru Home Decor wheat stencil. Circle collage (Studio 490 Stampers Anonymous) stamped on with Jet Black Archival ink. Bird stencil (Stencil Girl) added with black paint. Stitches (Whimsy Stamps) stamped across bottom of circle. Black and white watered down paint was spattered over the page. Computer generated quote by Henry Ward Beecher was glued on and edged with charcoal.
Thanks for bearing with this photo heavy post if you made it to the end here:). Will be around visiting you throughout the week! XO
" To play is to yield oneself to a kind of magic." Hugo Rahner