I would love to wander over to England and see a Shakespearean play.
This is a totally digital composition using: Gecko Galz Collage sheets: Shakespeare and Old World Maps.
Entering the July Gecko Galz blog challenge: Wanderlust.
These might look like ATCs, but actually each one is a 5x7 inch greeting card. These cards were made for family members to help celebrate Halloween.
More Mixed Media Challenge October Anything Goes optional orange I'm #46 exp Nov 5
Beyond the Blue #BB39Happy Fall/Happy Halloween I'm #2 exp 11/11 no winners
Here is my offering for some on-line challenges.
This is a digital composition using autumn paper and cat image from Gecko Galz.
Check out those spooky eyes!
Gecko Galz October Monthly Image I'm #8
Gecko Galz Papercrafting Facebook Page October Challenges: I WON THE WHIMSICAL CHALLENGE!
CCC Digi Creations: Challenge #130 Autumn and/or Halloween I'm #63 Expires Oct 31 x
More Mixed Media Challenge October Anything Goes optional orange I'm #28 exp Nov 5 winner announced around the 10th
International Art and Soul #119 Mostly Orange and Yellow I'm #13 exp 10/23
i won DT fav!
The Card Concept Inspiration Challenge #162 Fall Fun I'm #2 exp 11/1 x
Inspired by the fall colors which are easy to use in the mixed media style
This week's Wanderlust 21 lesson was by Carolyn Dube. If following her lead, we were to stamp an image multiple times on our journal page. I wanted to stop there because I have such a difficult time covering things up with paint and then covering up all that paint with white.
However her theme was planned serendipity--see where things lead-- so I decided to SEIZE THE DAY (More Than Words challenge) and plunge right in, using the 5 colors from the Mixed Media Challenge mood board.
I used my new BIC Intense color markers, some new Stencil Girl stencils (loved them and really got lost in the moment when using them), a rubber stamp from Paper Artsy by Kasia Avery. and some new laser cut chipboard from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts which was my prize for More Than Words: Main January Challenge: Regional USA Winner!!! The words are computer generated and cut up with added markmaking. I used my new Posca pens in black and white and a pink Sharpie for my markmaking. Once again, I went with a serendipity attitude when the marks weren't perfect because of the lumpy layers beneath them!
Mixed Media Challenge March Mood Board I'm #2 x
My take on another Wanderlust lesson which involved a dandelion. When I was little, I'd pick those white dandelions and blow them into the wind; I'm not sure I actually made wishes while doing it. I used a vellum envelope and wrote, on the tag inside, my wishes for things I love that I once again will be able to do after I get my COVID vaccine. The wishes range from hugging my kids to getting a haircut.
I had trouble finding a white pen that worked on top of acrylic paint, so I ended up using a fine brush and white acrylic paint. I used a fan brush to make the wispy dandelion tips.
Of course, I had to add a couple of digital printout images from Gecko Galz. And I happened to have washi tape that said make a wish!
Art Journal Journey: February: Heavy Metal (staples and wish charm) #64
Gecko Galz Facebook Papercrafting Challenge Group: Love
Frilly and Funkie February: Groundhog Day #18 x
Things I love to use over and over are my acrylic paints, stamps, black pen, and digital images. I also love digging around in years of craft stash to find the perfect embellishments.
My art journal pages are inspired by a Wanderlust 2021 lesson. However, I created my own take on the concept, using heart shapes, stencils and glitter.
General's charcoal pencil, Signo white Uniball pen, Faber Castell black Pitt artist pen,TomBow Dual Brush Pen botanical green, Crayola Glitter marker red
Glitz Beautiful Dreamer Damask scrapbook paper
Wendy Vecchi Stencils for Art Never Enough Hearts
STAMPlorations ARTplorations stencil Hearts All Over
white and clear gesso; Liquitex white heavy body acrylic paint, Dina Wakley magenta heavy body acrylic paint, modeling paste; PVA and PPA glue
Gecko Galz digital papers and collage sheets: A Rose Is A Rose, Texture Jewels Squares, Beautiful Dreamer, Wild Roses paper pack, Heather Hudson for Gecko Galz Birds of a Feather word labels, Rose stamps
German Dresden Border Fancy Scalloped Red metallic strip
red bread ties with metal strip inside
Stampin' Up heart die
vintage postage stamps
heart doilies, washi tape and red gem strips most likely from Michaels
Art Journal Journey: February: Heavy Metal (bread ties and Dresden) #47
Gecko Galz Facebook Papercrafting Challenge Group: Roses or Music; Colours WINNER
Gecko Galz Blog: February Challenge: Love Through the Ages #4 x
More Than Words February Challenge: Romance and Rose #8 x
Mixed Media Academy: February Challenge: Quote and Colors #4 x
More Mixed Media Challenge February: Anything Goes with Optional Red #6
STAMPlorations: Love Vibe Challenge with Sue #8 x
I shared this with
Gecko Galz Papercrafting Facebook group where one of January's prompts is to make your own flowers. The Gecko Galz images are from Pixie Chicks digital stamps and Butterfly Wings collage sheet. WINNER!!!
Happy 2021 New Year! I'm delighted to put 2020 behind me. The year started out great with many wonderful moments and adventures, but I've been shut at home since mid-March. I'm looking forward to a brighter 2021.
The January prompt at Art Journal Journey is My Favourite Things.
Family, traveling, and art are among my favorite things which I combined into this two page art journal spread. I hope to get back to doing those things in 2021--a new beginning after COVID is under control. And hope springs eternal that I will get to England some day to see where my parents were married.
Inspiration for the layering is from Mary Beth Shaw of Stencilgirl Products who offers " art along" sessions on her FaceBook page which are taped and can be done at any time. You may recognize some Tim Holtz products--tissue paper, stencil, washi tape and paper dolls. I layered in some drywall tape, old sheet music, and a cut up Basic Grey scrapbook paper. Waves across the ocean are a STAMPlorations ARTplorations FOILED stencil.
More Than Words: Main January Challenge: Beginnings and Washi Tape #1 Regional USA Winner!!!!
STAMPlorations January Stencil Challenge #4
Mixed Media Academy Challenge Blog: January: Hope Grows Everywhere #1
My hope is to travel and to hug family again. I took inspiration from 1) the texture of the elephant skin and patterns in the other pictures by using drywall tape and 2) from the sky--thinking of crossing the ocean to England. I used the last 3 colors (no lilac).