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!
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!
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...
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 fromMixed Media Mojowhere 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.
Welcome to a our new challenge for February 2016. Our challenge this month is :
"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!
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