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


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

ARTastic challenge for December

Hello all my friends! I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and hope your holidays were spent relaxing and enjoying family and friends. With the holidays over, I finally am finding some creative me time! I thought I wuld do a quick art journal spread for ARTastic Challenge Blog December's challenge!

We are to use "Neighbourhood" by Lisa Frances as our inspiration and the criteris is HOME.


I felt like spraying and layering, so I made this simple art journal page using a bunch of different sprays inks, stencils, stamps, and a fussy cut house using a stamp set I have had for ever.



I used the wavy lines of her homes to make a back drop for my house and stamped image.
Nothing too exciting.. it was just fun to play!

Thanks for taking a peek, and a Happy New Year to you all!

((HUGS))

Helen

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

PINK October WINNER!!!!!!!

Good Morning everyone! Happy November 1st!

I want to thank all of you who left so much love in the comments... I really appreciate you all!

I have added all the names who left comments on my blog or FB page, put them down according to when they were posted, numbered them, and then used Random.org to generate a winning number....

so... I had 16 comments left, and the winner is #13 on my list....

ANNA UHRAS!!!

Congrats! You can PM your address to me at helenhollinger@yahoo.ca 
and I will send this classy little book off to you!



Thanks again everyone.. and happy creating!


((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