The Road Less Traveled


Friday, July 26, 2013

Genuinely Jane shines with Viva Las Vegastamps!

Viva Las Vegastamps and Genuinely Jane are doing a blog hop!!

Comment to WIN lb. of rubber for Viva Las Vegastamps, or $20.00 Gift Coupon from Genuinely Jane Studios!!!

Genuinely Jane carries WOOD board books in many shapes and sizes.  Several pages hooked together by a jump ring.  I love all of the designs so while I have finished just 1 page of my examples,  each book comes with several pages!

A little bit of Steampunk going on with a walk to shop, art, and having a libation!!!

VLVS Images:

190503 - Couture by Brian Kessinger
190508 - Ink, Drink, and Be Merry

VLVS Partner:
Sakura of America - Florescent Gelly Roll Pen
Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive

Deocorative paper was adhered with the Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive.  The edge was sanded with fine sand paper, along with the wood side.  This insures a smooth surface for adding paint.

Florescent Gelly Roll pens were colored in a circular motion, then I "swiped" my finger over the surface to spread out the color and mute it a bit.    Do this randomly over the area to highlight and add color.  A stain dauber was used to age and edge the art.

Dots of pigment ink added using the end of a pen cap! 

Florescent Gelly Roll pen in blue used full strength and swiped on the lady.

Ink, Drink, and be Merry stamped.

I fell in love with this fence!  So many possibilities.  At first I thought, flowers and spring...but then I received the new Halloween Plate from VLVS, and I knew what I wanted to do!!!

VLVS Supplies:
19209 - Kids with Giant Jack-o-Lantern
19212 - Frightful Fun and Folly (cut off the "and Folly")
18899- Oct 31
5914 - Moon Circle

Miracle Tape
Kromecote Cardstock

VLVS Partners:
Sakura of America - Gelly Roll Florescent, White Glaze Pen, and Stardust Pens
Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive

Other Supplies:
Acrylic Paint - some USArtquest Perfect Pigment Mica Paint
19 Gauge Wire
Paint Brushes
Japanese Screw Punch

Kromecote is not only to bring out vibrant colors with dye based inks, but takes acrylic and Gelly Roll Pens flawlessly!!!

The fence was painted red-brown, but then black on top.  Then Gold Perfect Pigment is sponged on top.  This is night time, so I want to reflect (ha ha) the moon bouncing off of objects.

I used the Stardust pen on the girl's dress, the moon, and pumpkin.  The Flourescent Gelly Roll was used between the fence, and the pumpkin.  The white Glaze Pen was used on the children in various areas as a different light illuminating.

The grass is a mix of ink and paint to portray realism.  Copics were used for the boy's outfit, and the chlidren's faces/hands.

 Here is a Interstate Highway Board Book that is grunged up like a long road trip makes you feel, and bugs on your windshield accumulate!

VLVS Supplies:
19193 - Large Bullseye - open
19196 - Small Bullseye - solid
19179- The Road Not Taken
19178- You Are Here

VLVS Partner:
UmWow Studio
Sakura of America - Black Gelly Roll Pen
Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive

Other Supplies:
Distressed Ink and Stains
Die Cut Sticker
Washi Tape

Perfect shape for scrapping travel photos!  My son is out in Memphis right now and that is the skyline.  It was a really hot and messy 6 hour drive there to move him for this temporary stint.

A real map was used.  First the top of the sign was painted.  Then I traced around the map and cut the sides out but ripped the top for a more natural look.

Edged with stain, splattered with paint. 

You can stamp with Distressed Paint but make sure you wash your stamp right away, so no paint dries in the crevices.  I use unmounted stamps just as they are so I just drop them in water and clean when I am done stamping.

Accents with Gelly Roll pens, die cut sticker, and chipboard piece from UmWow Studio.

Fri 26 : GJS (
Lea (
Kimberly (
Amy (

Sat 27 VLVS! (
Susan (
Ildiko (
Hermine (

Sun 28 : GJS (
Amy (
Sandra (
Irit (
Karen (

Mon 29 VLVS! (
Glenda (
Lori (
DeeDee (
Natasha (

Cre8tivelea Yours - Lea


  1. Love the pages you did. they are all awesome!

  2. Wonderful pages, so full of detail and color. :)

  3. oh my gosh, all of these are amazing! thank you for sharing! :)

  4. wow, hard to pick a favorite among these, what an awesome job you did on all 3!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  5. I just adore the road not taken piece.. it's total eye candy!!

  6. LOVE them all but the steampunk cover...ohlala!

  7. Awesome projects! I really love the Interstate Hwy. board book!

  8. "The Road Not Taken" really spoke to me. There were lots of roads I would have liked to take even today, but I resisted the urge!

  9. loving These projects! This is going t be such a fun and inspirational blog hop!!!

  10. That Couture stamp is awesome. LOve what you've done with the combination of GJS and VLVS.

  11. FAB projects - I love the quote in the first piece :)

  12. Love the map, and that couture stamp. Both pieces really held the eye, so much to enjoy from each.

  13. Fantastic techniques! I especially love the map!

  14. These are great! I love them both, but that map is so awesome!! Thanks for partnering with us!!

  15. Amazing as always Lea, You always leave me feeling inspired..

  16. great inspirational designs.. love them all.. but the Halloween one is my fav.

  17. Crazy abt that whimsical moon suspended above your Halloween project!! Wonderful pieces you made!!
    <3 J