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


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


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  #21  WINNER!!!!!

CAS Card summer challenge #30

Never Ending Anything Goes Challenge #2366  winner every 50 entries

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