Sunday, March 26, 2017

Emerald Creek Dares

Well... it has been some time since I played! So today was the day!

I decided to do an art journal spread for Emerald Creek Dares... splatter some fun! And that is just what I did! Splattered, inked, pasted!


Now that I finally broke that creative funk I was in, off to play some more!

((HUGS))

Helen

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Mixed Media & Art

You really need to check out this amazing challenge blog... Mixed Media & Art.

The challenge for this month is to use this mood board for inspiration for your art piece....


I just love all the blues and greens of this board!

I decided to stick to an art journal spread, using a Christmas napkin I had from this past season, I adhered this down with matte medium, stamped, stenciled and painted my way to happiness! I then added some gauze I had sprayed black, and glass gel beads. I finished it off with a tag that I used shimmer paints on, some splatters and a photo of a door (another inspiration from the mood board!). Finally I added some dots I had in my stash from forever ago!


Thanks for taking a peek and if you can, you really need to check out what the DT did for this board... truly stunning pieces!

((HUGS))

Helen


Thursday, October 13, 2016

Pink October

Hello all my friends!

This month is Pink October over at ARTastic challenge, and this month we are to honour those who have been affected by breast cancer...... either directly or indirectly.

To do justice to this challenge, I have made a mini album about "Classy Ladies". On the ARTastic challenge blog this month, we also have a great tutorial on Beyond the Page mini album by Kat Gray

I have always loved doing mini's and thought what better way to do this challenge, than to do a mini about ladies! All in pinks and blacks, with a splash of color here and there!

Take a peek at the pages....







I hope you have enjoyed this mini.. it was fun to do and meant so much to me!

I have also decided that one of you who leave a comment will be the recipient of this mini!

Just leave a comment, and I will put your name in for a draw for this on November 1st!

Thanks for taking a peek and have a fantastic October!

((HUGS))

Helen



Sunday, September 18, 2016

Friends

Happy Sunday all!  

This month's challenge at Anything but Cute , is dedicated to our dear friends. 

We all need friends in our lives.... someone to laugh with, someone to cry with, someone to share secrets with,  someone to go eat ice cream with! 


This art journal spread is dedicated to all my friends who I do the above with.. you know who you are!



Thanks for taking a peek, and have a fantastic day!

((HUGS))

Helen


Sunday, September 11, 2016

Create within a Frame

Hi everyone! It is a gorgeous September Sunday and a 
great day to play.

Today I created a frame within a frame for a challenge over at
 A Vintage Journey .

You really need to stop by and check out the amazing inspiration on their blog!

Here is my little frame on a canvas frame..... loaded with lots of paint, ink, silver rub, flowers, chipboard,  and of course.. 
a little angel!


I hope you enjoyed it!

((HUGS))

Helen

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Dream......

Hi all! It has been a while since I did any art, and this month's challenge at
is just what I needed to kick start that creative side I have neglected for far too long.

 
"Everybody dreams sometimes. Some of our dreams are very big, some of them are tiny, some are common and some are very crazy or untypical."
 
For this challenge I choose to alter a computer board! I love all the texture they provide and the outcome once you cover it with paint and highlights!
 



I made in honour of my youngest son who writes his dreams down all the time and I do admire him for doing this.
 
Made with a computer board, various flowers, and bits and pieces, I had fun creating again!
 
Thanks for taking a peek!
 
((HUGS))
 
Helen
 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

true LOVE

Hi there! It has been ages since my last post! It is amazing how life gets in the way of my creating! 

I made a photo frame for my dear son and his girlfriend for a couple of challenges this month! I love altering items using mixed media and just had to do something with the photo I used....it was just to adorable not to!

First off, from  Mixed Media World, we had to go from Scrap to Masterpiece for this month's challenge..... so I pulled out a frame I have had forever, gessoed it. and added an assortment of bits and pieces I have had for a long time!



After adding layers and layers of spray inks, I finally got the look I was searching for...


I am also using this for the 2nd year anniversary over at Mixed Media Monthly, where we are to use a challenge from the past year. I chose #23, Dimension. 

Using flowers, wood veneers, and random metal pieces, I have added dimension to this frame...





Thanks for taking a peek!

((HUGS))

Helen

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Soul Sisters


Hi all! I have been busy creating some art journal pages and a canvas these past few days! 
Lots of ink, gel medium, and gesso! And mess! I was so happy!!

I created this 12 x 12 canvas using lots of old papers I had, lots of modeling paste, lots of flowers, metal bits and a few chipboard pieces and gems! And of course.. lots and lots of different ink sprays.

I usually don't do this color scheme, but it actually turned out better than I hoped!

I also am using this piece for a couple challenge blogs I follow...

The first one is over at ARTastic. We had to use this piece from John Miels for our inspiration, as well as typography somehow. 


I took inspiration from the colors used in this piece for my canvas. Typography are the words on my base paper as well as these alphabet chippies I have had for forever.




The next challenge I used was from Mixed Media Mojo where we were challenge to recycle and use metal. I recycled the flower sprig at the far right.. it was on a piece I tore apart ages ago but could never find the right project to use it on. I also used a ton of metal embellishments on this too.



The last challenge is for Mixed Media Monthly Challenge where we were challenge to use dimension on our projects, which I think I achieved!





Thanks for taking a peek at my project!

{{HUGS}}

Helen






Sunday, April 10, 2016

ESCAPE


Happy Sunday everyone!  It is suppose to snow again today in southern Ontario, 
so I decided to spend the day playing!

I made this art journal spread for a challenge at More Than Words challenge blog! 
Most of the entries are layouts, but I wanted to use this amazing mood board 
for an art journal spread!


Here is what i created... 
things that make me happy when I want to escape to my happy place!


 I love the colors in this mood board.. and this is how I am feeling today!

Thanks for the great challenge and thanks for taking a peek!

{{HUGS}}

Helen

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

April Challenges!

Good Morning all! I finally had time to play a bit in one of my art journals!

I decided to combine a couple challenges for this spread...



Mixed Media Place Has an amazing mood board for inspiration...




Creative Artiste blog has a challenge this month.....
                                              "Anything Goes" 
                                             with an option to use any of
                                 "Chipboard, Stencils or Flowers"

and

Altered Eclectics challenge is Anything Goes!

Here is my art journal spread for these!





I used a ton of different sprays, some glass beads with my stencil, some patterned paper, chipboard and flowers!

Thanks for taking a peek!

{{HUGS}}

Helen

Sunday, March 13, 2016

I WON!!


I was browsing through some blogs I follow this morning and came across an announcement from 



I won for February with my altered computer board!!


Just had ti share! Have a fantastic day!

{{HUGS}}

Helen

Sunday, February 14, 2016

A Vintage Journey - February challenge


At A Vintage Journey this month the gals have an amazing challenge...

Welcome to a our new challenge for February 2016. Our challenge this month is :

INDUSTRIAL

"Use your foil tape, metallic card stock along with your Texture Fades/Embossing Folders to create an industrial creation all your own.

Whether it's a background or bloom or metal embellishments; don't limit your paint colour to black..... industrial can look great in all colours!
 
The Creative Guides have created a wide array of industrial projects to inspire you on your journey.
 
You really need to check out this Tim inspired blog! Some amazing talent there for sure!
 
I did another art journal type page for my Tim Holtz art journal!
 
 
As today is Valentine's Day, I made this to honour my dear husband!
 
I first used TH tissue, and painted over it with black soot and peacock feathers distress paint. I used some foil tape and ran it through my bigshot using TH honeycomb embossing folder. I then found a piece of silver plain cardstock and ran that through my bigshot using a new die set I got, TH thinlits. added some molding paste using TH stencils, added a photo from TH found relatives cards, added a couple tickets, a couple little words, edged the page in black soot distress paint.. and voila! Done!
 
Oh.. and a little side note.... I was one of January's pinworthies too! 
Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments!  Check it out here.
 
Have a fantastic Valentines Day!
 
{{HUGS}}

Helen

Anything But Cute - Challenge #10


Happy Valentines Day to everyone out there!  Love yourself today!!

Today I am spending the day playing and getting messy!

The first challenge I worked on is on at Anything but Cute challenge blog!  This month we need to show our interpretation of Grungy Love!

 
What a challenge.. as I don't do grungy too well!  So here is what I came up with..
 
 
I also happened to be ABC's runner up last month and one of DT Favourites!!  I was truly surprised... you can check it out HERE if you would like to! Thanks girls!!
 
Hope you all have a fantastic day!
 
{{HUGS}}

Helen