I am currently enjoying a wonderful vacation with my family, in the beautiful state of Oregon. I have always heard how lovely the scenery is here, and I have not been disappointed. Today, we visited the Newberry national volcanic monument, and climbed to the top of Lava Butte. The views of the mountains are truly breathtaking.
Although a vacation is great, I am starting to miss my craft room just a little! (Obviously, I brought my latest crochet project with me, but I cannot share it right now as it is a gift for someone 😆). One of my favourite treats while in the US is to visit a Jo-Ann store, as we don’t have them in Canada. Bend, Oregon: you did not let me down! I had a marvellous hour alone, and walked the entire store. I picked up some great bargains, and used my coupon (naturally).
What a great haul! Lots of Tim Holtz stamps, stencils and mini distress inks, plus storage tin. I also found some Fantastix from Tsukeniko, that I have heard great things about. In the middle there is a set of mini lights that go inside a wine bottle; I will definitely be making use of those!
Back at the resort, I opened a few of my goodies and created a very quick art journal page. Bearing in mind I didn’t have all my usual supplies with me, there was some improvisation going on. (Empty packaging became makeshift stamp blocks, for example..)
All in all, I am pleased with the result. Just goes to show that you need to follow your art, wherever you may be. (Next time I travel, I really need to remember to at least pack a set of watercolours!)
Supplies (all purchased from Jo-Ann Stores, Bend, Oregon) :
- Tim Holtz Distress Inks
- Tim Holtz mixed media stamps and stencils for Stampers Anonymous
- Tsukeniko Fantastix
- Dimensions 6″x8″ DIY stitchable journal (with a pierced cover, so you can decorate with embroidery or cross stitch)
- DCWV 8×8 Maps, Text & Ledgers Stack
- Versafine Ink pad, onyx black
- Hero Arts wooden block rubber stamp
- Tombow Mono Glue Pen