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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Second Journal Page of the Day

Second post of the day...the story continues.....

I created a couple of new things with the latest releases from Imagine That! digis by Kris and am hoping to share them now.  See all the design team makes at the Creative Playground.

These are digital journal pages 5.5 x8.5 " for my art journey journal.  This month's topic at Art Journey is Tell Me A Story. 

using the new release Snappy Sandy from the store HERE
















Also using the paper from Selfie Sandy and from Argyles and Plaids

Check out this special:HERE


Digital Journal Pages

I'm doing this blog post remotely so I hope it works.  I created a couple of new things with the latest releases from Imagine That! digis by Kris and am hoping to share them now.  See all the design team makes at the Creative Playground.

These are digital journal pages 5.5 x8.5 " for my art journey journal.  This month's topic at Art Journey is Tell Me A Story.


The first story is about social media and how we all need to be cognizant of what we post.




For this composition I used the new release, Selfie Sandy which can be found in the Imagine That! store HERE.


The second story will be posted at 8 pm.


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

A New Year, A Blank Page

The Art Journal Journey challenge this month is from Erika, Tell Me a Story.  I have at least 5 ideas swirling around in my head at this very moment.  Perhaps I can journal them all throughout the month!

On New Year's Eve, I saw a few FaceBook posts with this quote from Brad Paisley, Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book.  Write a good one.  


Materials Used:
Several script papers torn and collaged as base
STAMPlorations script stamp from Mixed Media Elements stamped with Archival Tree Branch (directly above book)

Liquitex Clear Gesso used to thin down: Pro Art Gesso, Dina Wakley Heavy Body acrylic Paint- turquoise, Daler Rowney simply Acrylic crimson.
USArtQuest Vintage MicaColor watercolor paint: Sepia Veil as top coat to unify page

Stencil Girl: for words "This Life" using black acrylic paint and sponge
Tim Holtz products: rub-ons for numbers and pen nibs, story ticket, chit chat stickers, number stencil (365)
Sharpie black marker (to outline stickers and write words "blank pages")
Crafty Secrets stamps (cherub and ink bottle)
Copic markers to color cherub

Spellbinders Nestablilities Labels 7 dies to create blank pages of book
thin leather from old baby book
thread
Ranger Distress Ink Vintage Photo (to distress book pages and ticket)

Entering these challenges:
Country View Craft Challenges:  January Anything Goes
The Crafter's Cafe #164 Monochromatic
Rhedd's Creative Spirit:  January Challenge (no theme this month)

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Be The Light

1) I have on my playlist Kathy Troccoli's song, Go Light Your World.  The lyrics were the first thing I thought of when I saw Valerie's December challenge, light and darkness, at Art Journal Journey.  (I'm #128)

Carry your candle, run to the darkness....light up your world.





2) This also fits well for the December challenge (until January19) at Mixed Media Place, having chosen the center photo from the mood board for inspiration:  your true nature is luminous. I'm #22




3) Lastly, when I read Karenkia's blog post, one paragraph in particular struck a chord, about letting your light shine and being a reflection for others' light.

It is a good way to start the new year, don't you think?....

I wanted to find a luminous "face, and ended up using a rather large copy of this Facebook freebie from Moonlight Journey.  In PSE software, I made the hue as yellow as possible for my printer.

Other Materials:
Daler Rowney Simply Acrylic Lemon Yellow Paint 
Liquitex Basics Acrylic Cadmium Yellow
Art Alchemy Metallique Ancient Coin Acrylic Paint. 
STAMPlorations script stamp from Mixed Media Elements
Red Lead Paperworks stencil 
trim from stash (I think the mini roses are Maya Road).
The beautiful butterfly that matched perfectly is a gift from a craft friend.

(I apologize for the wonky photo--indoors with Ott light with a journal page that wants to curl.)

I'm entering this also here:

STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge (anything but a card, must use a stencil) I'm #9

Thursday, December 29, 2016

New Year's Party

A little Thursday inspiration from this Craft-astic Connoisseur of the Imagine That! digis by Kris Design Team....

Be sure to visit the Creative Playground blog for more inspiration and details about the current sale...HERE



Party Cows #3                                                  Summer Fun Digi Paper Pack                            














Entering these Challenges:

Through the Craftroom Door: Anything Goes Week of Dec 27 #30

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge:  Party Time  #129 x

Pile It On:  #123 Celebrations  #225 x

Outlawz:  (ning site--must sign in) site-wide entry #165; also these 2 groups:
Twisted Thursday December 29 Anything Goes  TT122916
Saturday Paper A La Mode:  Dec 17-until Dec 29: Anything Goes  PAM12172016

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