Thursday, September 13, 2018

My Renaissance Girlfriend and On-Line Published

Here is a journal page featuring my Renaissance Girlfriend that I made for a Wanderlust 2018 lesson hosted by Eliza. Background is a Gelli Plate pull using gold with a stencil. The two brads indicate her legs move.  

I went with a cup to represent my daily coffee and tea rituals, and leggings with tennis shoes which are my daily wear now that I'm retired.  I fussy cut the design of the pillow from a magazine ad for her skirt.  It reminds me of the Polish paper cut work from my heritage.



Sharing this with Art Journal Journey where hostess Yvonne has chosen  The World of Fantasy as the theme for September.  

AND A BIT OF NEWS

Gecko Galz just debuted their quarterly on-line inspiration magazine.  They asked if they could include my work in the GECKO GALZ Fall Inspirations issue----of course I said yes!  They chose my Day of the Dead card I made when I was on their design team.  It's in the Halloween Tricks and Treats section.  


Because it comes as an email, I can't give you a link.  But I copied for you some information:
TO SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PUBLICATION
If you enjoyed our publication and would like to receive the next issue email us at GeckoGalzIspirations@gmail.com to get placed on the list and in the subject line put "Subscribe"
See you in December!

Monday, September 3, 2018

Encouragement Tag



I started with a digital composition, printed it out and made it into a tag.
Gecko Galz Lemonade digital Paper Pack and Woman's Work digital collage sheet.
PSE2018 photo mat and black labels --added words in white
Ribbon from stash

Entering:

Gecko Galz Papercrafting FaceBook: September: Make a Tag

OUTLAWZ site wide #28
Festive Friday August 31:  Anything Goes 

The Paper Players PP408 Lunch Box Love Notes Words of Encouragement #3 x

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Lavender Journal Page

I'm taking a few classes in medicinal herbs.    In addition to my class notes, I decided to add some art journal pages.

The first one is on lavender.




I started with The Graphics Fairy free digital images of a lavender plant and a lavender seed packet (the packet was distressed with Ranger ink and propped up with foam tape).

I tea dyed a teabag, then cut a piece for the top left corner and added some washi tape.  Looking incomplete, I randomly stamped with small acrylic stamps from STAMPlorations and 7 Gypsies. 

To the bottom right seed packet, I wrapped around it a tea bag string and label.  I placed behind it a torn dictionary page.  In front of it, I added some dried lavender buds from the class and a stamped bird from Darkroom Door Rubber Stamps Love Birds set.

Entering this journal page here:

Frilly and Funkie Challenge Back to Nature til Aug 28 #2 x
Let's Craft and Create #140 Anything Goes and Lots of Layers (I did do the twist)  #59 x
613 Avenue Create Challenge: #212 Anything Goes (didn't do optional twist) #93x
Rubber Dance Blog August theme Nature #14 (feeling guilty I didn't use one of their stamps because I own several) #14


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Beach BINGO digital composition

Today I'm a happy camper.  When I upgraded to Windows 10, my PhotoShopElements 7 no longer was compatible. I was without my program for over 7 months.  I finally bought PSE 2018 and, after many hours of tech support, I am back in the business of creating digital compositions!

I played with cropping, layering, color, erasing, and shadowing.

Composition is 5x7 for my journal page and a card topper.


Digital files:

Gecko Galz BINGO card, female figure from Splish Splash college sheet, cropped crab from Seaside Memories collage sheet, brown strip from La Isla Bonita paper pack

PSE2018: letters to spell BEACH, beach ball, background paper

ENTERING THIS TOTALLY DIGITAL COMPOSITION HERE:

Gecko Galz August Customer Challenge (until Aug 30) Beach Blanket Bingo #4
Designers' Choice Winner!!!!

OUTLAWZ site-wide #150 WINNER!!!
Twisted Thursday challenge:  Anything Goes (did not do twist)  TT080918
Festive Friday: Summer  FF081018
Saturday Paper A La Mode: Summer PAM08112018

Back to Basics and Beyond: #9 Use a Digital Image #54 x

Creativ Fusion Arts and Crafts (fairly new site) Challenge 3 Four Seasons x

Country View ChallengesSun, Sea and Sand #43 x


Tuesday, July 24, 2018

First Face

I mentioned in my last post that I've been doing some mixed media play.  Here is a recent two page journal.

I took an on-line lesson from Tamara Laporte (Willowing) in order to learn how to make a face.  I followed her instructions very carefully, and this is the end result.  It's my very first attempt at drawing a face!  

Although the face techinique and overall composition is Tamara's, I got to choose my own theme, stamps, and colors.


In addition to the new technique of face drawing, I also learned how to incorporate (blend in) printed computer words.  The lesson was done in water color crayons.  These also were new to me and I discovered that my crayons were less than "art" quality--blending with water was a real issue.

I'm sharing this here:

Art Journal Journey: Art for Art's Sake

Monday, July 23, 2018

BIRTHDAY CARD

Has it really been that long since I blogged?  Lots of exciting family events kept me from entering challenges.  But I've kept busy with the grandkids' scrapbooks and some mixed media fun.  

Here's a birthday card I made for the musician in our family.  My design was inspired by the Rubber Dance Stamps color challenge.



Materials: It felt good to use some oldies from the stash--seemed retro to use core'dinations and stickers. I used to take piano lessons sixty years ago--so this card felt very retro to me--maybe some would say even vintage.

White greeting card
Coredinations black/white cardstock
Darice music embossing folder
Tim Holtz sanding block
scraps of green cardstock for mats
Rogue Redhead Designs, LLC Bits and Pieces: "Happy" rubber stamp
Colorbok mini slim black alpha stickers (35th)
STAMPlorations CUTplorations "Birthday" metal die

Entering:

Dies R Us Challenge #101 Birthdays #45  til July 27 x

Happy Little Stampers July Anything Goes with Dies #72 til July 30 x

OUTLAWZ Festive Friday July 20: Birthday  FF072018  Sitewide #217

Pile It OnVintage/Retro #39 til Aug 4; winner announced August 12 x

Rubber Dance Stamps July Challenge black and white plus green #15 til July 31x


STAMPLORATIONS next 3 challenges as listed:

CUTplorations Summer Challenge  #23


CAS Card summer challenge #30


Never Ending Anything Goes Challenge #2366  winner every 50 entries

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Valentines for Art Friends

I'm happy to be part of a group of five art friends who enjoy getting together to make mixed media art projects, to take road trips to artsy places, and to seek out yummy lunch places.   I made these Valentines for the other four.




I stamped onto deli paper, used liquid watercolor on dress, fussy cut image, glued onto chalkboard heart.  Then I wrote with chalk marker and white pen.
This was followed by layering more hearts underneath.

Materials:
Made for Retail Chalkboard Hearts
Marvy white Bistro Chalk Marker
Uni-ball Signo white pen
Lost Coast Designs rubber stamp
white deli paper
Archival Jet Black ink
Artist's Loft red Liquid Watercolor
Scotch Craft Stick
Red heart shaped doilies
White heart shaped cardstock for base

Entering:

All Sorts Challenge #454 Love is in the Air #135 x

Crazy4Challenges #421 Make a Valentine #29 no winners

If You Give a Crafter a Cookie Challenge #87  #29 x


Try It on Tuesdays:  Love is in the Air #74 x

The Crazy Challenge:  #268 Girl Power #9 x

The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge:  February- Photo Inspiration #27X
Image may contain: text and food

We Love 2 Create:  Challenge 5:  Anything Creative/ Mixed Media Goes #34 x

OUTLAWZ site-wide #104 SITE WIDE WINNER
Sunday Clean and Simple Week of February 11Create a Valentine CAS02112018

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Valentine

Here's a Valentine I made today.  

The cherub is from Heather A. Hudson on Etsy.  Washi tape and other bits from my collection of old papers complete the card.





The inside has a scored and taped edge to create a shadow box.  Prior to taping, a heart shaped cut-out is framed, and an insert is placed on the back card panel.




Entering this card: 

All Sorts Challenge #454 Love is in the Air #34 x

Crazy4Challenges #421 Make a Valentine #10

Cut It Up:  Layers of Love #35 x

If You Give a Crafter a Cookie Challenge #87  #15 x


OUTLAWZ  site-wide #89
Twisted Thursday:  Feb 8-14:  Anything Goes with Twist Tickled Pink

Thursday, January 11, 2018

My Creative Path

I loved the idea of Cat Kerr's Be Authentic journal page on the Stampington blog (free How-To Project HERE).  

Although I own the mini triangle gelli plate, looking at Cat's composition immediately brought to mind Kasia Avery's set of color wheel stamps from Paper Artsy: Eclectica Everything Art EEO3.  

I used these stamps to create a path that indicates my creative journey--it is circular and never-ending, blending together.  This journal page is for our first Wanderlust 2018 class.  

Jamie Avery encouraged us to use watercolors and ink pens.  I used Stampin' Up watercolor pencils and a water brush to pull the colors toward the middle, choosing to create with all the colors of the rainbow to represent the color wheel.  I accented with a black Pitt pen. 

Because this is an art page, I chose to use my cyberspace bonnet photo and 2amscrapper blog name.

For this class, I'm using an old book.  I took it apart, added some art papers, and then spiraled it back together.  I'm discovering the book pages are fragile so I hope the book holds up while I used it the entire year.



Sharing this here:

Art Journal Journey: January  New Year, New Adventures

Entering this here:

Country View Challenge:  January Anything Goes #114 x

Friday, December 15, 2017

CLBH #4

The Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is on its final day HERE.  Just enough time for me to make a holiday bookmark which also serves as a gift tag. And it's tea themed for international tea day!




Materials:

STAMPlorations (blog hop super sponsor)
digital stamp of books and cup; 
Literary Caffeine-ations clear stamp set: Lewis quote
Prima Coffee Break mini paper pack
Loew Cornell Simply Art Colored Pencils
Archival Ink: Coffee
Wilton doily from stash
baker's twine from stash
foam tape

Entering this card here:

Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop #932

Tag Tuesday: Christmas Memories  Each year I give a book to my husband.  This year we're going to add to that memory by starting in our home the Icelandic Christmas Eve tradition of giving a book and chocolates and then spending the evening reading our books.  (Book Flood)

STAMPlorations 
Tagplorations challenge (random winner) #12


STAMPlorations Never Ending Challenge #1984

Tag You're It:  #79 Last Challenge--site closing #3 x

Thursday, December 14, 2017

A Vintage Journey Guest Designer

As a result of my Pinworthy Mention in September, I'm thrilled to be a guest designer at A Vintage Journey for this month's theme, Winter Wonderland.

Sandy is our guide and has offered suggestions for the theme:

For the month of December let's think of the season as well as the holiday with Winter Wonderland.  As the song goes, sleigh bells ring, snow is glistening! Let's see some snow, snowmen, bare trees would be nice or some snow covered pines in the meadow.  Whatever Winter Wonderland means to you in your vintage, shabby, mixed media; art journaling; industrial or steampunk style.




Materials for the snow globe:
Stamps:
Artistic Outpost Snowy Woods
American Crafts Christmas

Die Cuts and Embossing Folders:
Tim Holtz SnowGlobe #2 thinlet die
Tim Holtz snowfall

Misc:
snow netting
wood grain embossed cardstock
Archival Ink:  jet black
Stampin' Up Whisper White cardstock
USArtQuest Crystal Effectz and PPA matte glue





I liked my substrate so much, I hated to cover it up!



Materials for the substrate:
corrugated cardboard peeled back
ProArt Canvas white Gesso
Tim Holtz Birch stencil
Prima Art Alchemy (Finnabair) old silver metallique wax

I finished with quite a few oldies but goodies from my stash including a Stampin' Up snowflake die and frosted finish embellishment.

Thanks to A Vintage Journey for including me in their travels as a Guest Creative Guide HERE.  
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Also entering these challenges:

STAMPS and STENCILS Festive Theme until January 3 #9 x
An Inky Mess:  Challenge 16 Anything Goes #13 announced Feb 1
Frilly and FunkyMost Memorable Gift:  I have a Santa Claus Collection--each one given as a gift to me over the years. #12 x
Country View ChallengesDecember-Christmas #92 x
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge:  Christmas/Winter #245 x
We Love 2 Create Challenge #3 Anything Creative Mixed Media #20 x

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

CLBH #3

The Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is in full swing HERE.  Time for me to get in gear and make some gift card holders.  Here is one to hold a Starbucks tree gift card:




What I tucked inside: 



Materials:
Too Much Fun rubber stamps:  mailbox and sentiment
Prima Coffee Break paper pack
Graphic 45 holiday stamp

Entering this card here:

Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop #647

Mix It Up Challenge #8 Anything Goes with optional twist:Fancy Fold #14 x

Little Red Wagon:  #422 Gift Tags and Gift Card Holders #23 x

Color Throwdown #473 Pink Green Kraft and White  #3 closes Monday Dec 18 x

Monday, December 11, 2017

CLBH #2

The Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is in full swing HERE.  

This time I'm using the Brentwood Owl freebie from super sponsor Jessica Lynn Originals.  Brentwood's jersey screamed football to me so I turned him into a Green Bay Packers fan. Coloring is digitally done on my computer. 




The inside says:  
Merry Christmas Cheeseheads!
May your season be full of good cheer

Other materials include:
Graphic 45 paper from my stash
Digital football is from Marisa Lerin at Pixel Scrapper
Martha Stewart snowflake punch

Entering this card here:

Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop #440

OUTLAWZ sitewide #79 x
Dec 8 Festive Friday: Winter Fun--football in the snow OR Winter Bird
Dec 9 Paper A La Mode: Make a Christmas Card

All Sorts Challenge 445 Snowflakes #54 x

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper December #142 random winner x

Mod Squad Challenge What a Flake #42 x

Sunday, December 10, 2017

CLBH Post #1

The Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is in full swing HERE.  Time for me to get in gear and make some holiday cards to send out.

This one is for my sister-in-law and her husband.  They drink tea, not coffee.  Sorry for the photo quality--it's late and the artificial light is bright.

Thanks to super sponsor Limited Runs Stamps for the free digi winter coffee mug (which I colored in my computer software) and warm winter wishes sentiment.  Everything else is very old stuff from my stash.  I popped up the teabag tag (printed it twice) and the sentiment which I punched out with that cute tiny Stampin' Up label punch.




Entering this card here:

Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop #400



OUTLAWZ sitewide #76 x
Dec 8 Festive Friday: Winter Fun
Dec 9 Paper A La Mode: Make a Christmas Card

All Sorts Challenge 445 Snowflakes #44 x

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper December #130 x

Monochrome Magic:#7  Monochrome with Twist: Shades of Blue #24 site closed


4 Crafty Chicks:  #380 Monochrome #14

4 CC Golden Egg Award

Mod Squad Challenge What a Flake #39 x

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Thanksgiving Digital Journal Page

My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving because that is when my entire family comes home.  I'm so thankful that all of us are able to travel and be together.  As the grandchildren grow up and we all get older, I hope we always will find a time to celebrate together.

At Art Journal Journey, Chris' theme is to express ways to keep warm.  Our family keeps that coffee pot going while we visit.



Digital credits:
Gecko Galz: Autumn Colors mini-paper pack background paper and Thanksgiving card from Vintage Thanks Collage sheet
Vero Hello Autumn collection: branch, string, and cup

Entering:
Art Journal Journey101 Ways to Keep Warm #62
Digitally Made Challenges: #7 November:  Thankfulness #1  WINNER--sadly site is closing

Gecko Galz Papercrafting FaceBook Page: November Holiday Happiness: Showcase Your Favorite Winter Holiday.  WINNER!!!!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Happy Halloween

This is an adorable card that I made for my adorable grandbaby.  I can say "adorable" because the creativity comes from Imagine That! Digistamp.  At their store, they have both a regular Ellie's Pumpkin Costume and a 3-D version.  This is a combination--flower paper and sentiments from one and the striped paper and 3-D parts from the other.

Lots of fussy cutting involved--all of which I outlined with a black Sharpie.  Layering was created with foam tape and pop dots.  Everything was pre-colored!  I layered two papers in PSE and printed on cardstock, trimmed and scored.  Then I cut the oval, sentiments and all the tiny pieces and started layering them up.

I was at the post office mailing this off when I realized I forgot to take a photo.  Therefore, you can see only part of the dimension--- if you look closely on the right side of the elephant. I used a sparkle pen on the flower centers.




Entering this card here:

Imagine That! Creative Playground October Link-Up Anything Goes until Nov. 3  ITD #27x

Aud Sentiments Halloween and a Sentiment #57 x

City Crafter Challenge Blog: Challenge Week #385 Jungle Animals #7x

OUTLAWZ site-wide blog entry: #180 x
Thursday Twist:  Anything Goes October 26-Nov 1 TT102617
Festive Friday:  One of Four Themes, I chose Halloween FF102717

Friday, October 27, 2017

So Spooky Mixed Media Shadow Box

I'm thrilled to be guest designer at Fussy and Fancy Friday. I created a So Spooky shadow boxPlease visit their blog for the latest information on the new challenge So Spooky and all the great design team inspiration.



Although I started out thinking this would include totally creepy and ghoulish people, my muse took me in a totally different direction where I concentrated on a  spooky Halloween night scene for us regular folk.  I have to tell you it doesn't take much after nightfall to make it feel spooky for me--rustling leaves, prowling animals, unfamiliar noises, dim yellow street lights.  


Here's a close-up of the creepy cloth, twigs, and spider.   You can see the ghost peering from underneath.


Here's a close-up of the texture on the sky and moon and a better look at the fence.  I like how the different colored layers created a landscape for my scene.  The foreground row of buildings was cut from dark grey Halloween paper that had cobwebs on it--I love the effect.



Materials Used:
Artist's Loft 10"x10" Stretch canvas
Black chipboard haunted house, spider and black sparkle twigs from Michael's
orange/yellow paper from stash to put behind haunted house
Creepy Cloth from the dollar store
Dreamweavers Matte Black Embossing Paste
Plaid FolkArt Black chalkboard paint
circles stencil
Martha Stewart Halloween fence punch

Prima Finnabair: 
Prima black gesso; 
Heavy Black Gesso
Art Extravagance: Stone Effect Concrete Paste, Graphite Texture Paste
Art Alchemy Opal Magic Acrylic Paint: Violet Green, Pink Blue, Green Gold
Art Alchemy Metallique Wax: White Gold, Old Silver

Tim Holtz:
Sizzix Alterations Thinlets:   bats from Haunted House, Cityscape/Skyline
Sizzix Alterations Die: Ghosts (no longer available?)
Ideaology Chipboard: Chip Quotes;  and Paper Dolls Collection

I made a moon free-hand while using a stencil full of circles--creating a cratered moon.  The original is with graphite texture paste.  Then I added Metallique wax in old silver and decided to top it with white gold. I drew in the painted sky as if wisps of clouds were partially covering the moon on the edges.





I'd like to enter this mixed media project here:

TRY IT ON TUESDAY: Oct 24 Circles #18 x

A INKY MESS Challenge 15 Anything Mixed Media #2

A VINTAGE JOURNEY: Crazy for Autumn Color  I love purple as an autumn color complementing the usual Halloween colors. #58x

Cuttlebug Mania:  Spooky #12x

Frilly and Funkie: Trick or Treat  I'm feeling funkie with a trick:  unexpected element is the creepy cloth with a big jeweled spider and the added phrase:  be brave.  #4 Top Three!!!

Paper Play Sketches and Color Challenge:  #54 Sketch #1x


STAMPlorations October Mixed Media (must use stencil)   I used circle stencil to create a moon. #22 Top Pick!


We Love 2 Create:  Challenge #1 Anything Goes Creative/Mixed Media (2nd entry)  #67 x
winner announced Nov. 26

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Dark Side

Journal Pages: I'm still working with Elke's prompt, Landscapes of the Soul.

If only I could draw, this is what it would look like.  
But since I can't (or haven't tried), I came across these amazing digital images which fit perfectly with the song lyrics (by Kelly Clarkson) chosen for my theme:

                        Everybody's got a dark side
                        Please remind me who I really am




Materials:

Gecko Galz Artsy Jewels Collage sheet.  I was looking for something that represented split personality (good vs evil, "our dark side") when I came across this amazing artwork on the collage sheet.  I'm using the jewels (sized for pendant slides) in an entirely different way.  I resized two of the images and printed them on tracing paper. 

Technique:  From lessons learned in Wanderlust 2017, I left a white space on my journal for placement of the face (left) and arm (right).  After gluing down the tissue images, I took artistic liberty to extend with paint and pencil the two rectangles into the painted pages.  I love the black bird on the dark side and the blue bird on the bright side.  Loving the bird feathers in her hair (left side), I continued the theme with a feather stencil.  (Sidebar:  It just so happened that when I photographed my journal on the deck, the left side was in brightness and the right side was in darkness.  A happy coincidence!)

Acrylic Paints: Dylusions blendable Fresh Lime; Dina Wakley Heavy Body Sky, Liquitex Basics Ultramarine Blue

Chalk Paint: American Decor Primitive; Plaid Black

Stencils:  STAMPlorations ARTplorations Feathers and Arrows Large, Dylusions Diamond in the Rough

Entering:

Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Not a Card #61

Gecko Galz Papercrafting FaceBook Group: October Ghosts and Goulsx

Gecko Galz Blog October Challenge:  Bump in the Night #2x

STAMPlorations Mixed Media October Challenge:  must use stencil, not a card #8x



Sharing at:

Art Journal Journey Landscapes of the the Soul (Elke's wonderful theme this month) 2nd share

Half An Hour of Art Facebook Group

Our Mixed Media Moods Facebook Group (October mood board:  human form and black birds)

Saturday, October 7, 2017

October Wind


A digital journal page.  I used a Gecko Galz image from one of their collage sheets.  I deleted the background and put it on this amazing Gecko Galz digital paper which has so many beautiful layers, that I added absolutely nothing. Then I typed in these amazing words from a Dylan Thomas poem.

Entering:

Gecko Galz Papercrafting FaceBook Group: October Orange and Blackx

Digitally Made Challenge #6 Halloween until Nov 4 #2 Top 3!




Sharing at:

Art Journal Journey Landscapes of the the Soul (Elke's wonderful theme this month) #38

Half An Hour of Art Facebook Group

Friday, September 29, 2017

Getting Old and Rusty

Second post for this challenge: 
We're at the end of our second month of our Mixed Media Art Book Group on FaceBook. This group was started by Marjie Kemper.  This month we are absorbing Seth Apter's book, Mixed-Media Artist.  (I cannot say enough about this book!)

Purpose

This time inspiration comes from the author himself, Seth Apter.  On page 81, I find his words profound. I have not been able to stop thinking about this concept since I first read it.




There are as many layers of product on this rusty plate as there are in me.  I love this baby photo of me, safe in my mom's arms and within the boundaries of the car; yet I'm at the window with my arm out-stretched to the the rest of the world, ready to find my destiny. This work represents the process of building up and breaking down the many layers of my life since this photo was taken.

Process

My husband and I went to the Pickers Market where I rummaged through a bunch of automobile license plates until I found one that said Illinois (the geographic state in which I was born) and 1949 (the year I was born). Then I came home and dug through boxes of photos until I found the one of me in my parents' first car.  



I liked the license plate just fine the way it was naturally rusted up, but since this is an altered art project, I randomly added gesso followed by stenciling with Dreamweavers Embossing Paste in black. (The Crafters Workshop, Clarity Clockwork Stencil ) When dry, I carefully painted on top of the stenciled areas with Finnabair heavy black gesso.  I chose black products because the effect of the Finnabair opal magic paints are different on top of black.


I used Opal Magic Green-Gold, Violet-Green and Pink-Blue.  The Green-Gold turned a copper colore on top of the rust around the rim of the plate.  Love! I had worked minimally with these paints and just had fun experimenting, knowing this was just one of the layers



At this point I realized I needed to work on adding my embellishments. 



Next comes the trio of Finnabair rust pastes.



Something wasn't right so I sprayed the plate with Maya Road blue to bring back the original blue under the plate, wiping off the areas I didn't want covered. Layers, just like in real life.



Then I applied the same products to the chipboard frame. I used drywall mesh as another stencil with the rust paint.  I finished with a wash of ARTQuest Vintage Mica Water Color.





I scanned and converted to sepia my baby photo.  I stamped my subtitle: Attitude is the compass of my destiny.




Using Ranger Rusty Hinge distress ink, I colored some beige paper and then stamped my title.




Stamps:  
STAMPlorations Bold Sentiments: Explore  I used the words Go Beyond Boundaries
Paper Artsy: Eclectica (Everything Art) 02  I used only the phrase: attitude is the compass of my destiny

Adding wire, my altered art/mixed media license plate is complete.




Entering:
A Inky Mess Challenge 14 #2 ends Oct 24x

A Vintage Journey:  Altered Art #36 until Oct 4 PINWORTHY!!!

Frilly and Funky:  Show Us Your Stamps #5 x  I used my stamps in a different way in that I cut up and used only some of the words on one stamp and used only part of the other stamp until Oct 10x
Stamps and Stencils: September Metallics #19 until Oct 3 x
Mixed Media World #29 Anything Mixed Media Goes #88 x
Paper Artsy #13 Metallics #14 until Oct 1 random draw x
Try It On Tuesdays Time or Clocks (Clarity Clockwork Stencil and clock face, year, etc.)) #8 until Oct 8x
Simon Says Stamp Heavy Metal #73 until Oct 1 x
We Love to Create#1 Anything Creative Mixed Media Goes #16 until Oct 30
winner announced Sunday November 26

Sharing at:
Mixed Media Art Book Group on FaceBook
****Winner of Seth Apter's prize*******

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