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
 

Monday, July 04, 2016

7 Dots - URBAN


Good Morning all!

Today I am sharing with you my interpretation of an "URBAN" theme.

That was challenges to us by 7 Dots .  I love 7 Dots paper, but unfortunately there are not any suppliers in the area I live... so I used a few bits and pieces I have hoarded away!

The challenge is to use an urban theme, and this inspirational board...


Urban is usually something I don't do, but this inspired me to do a layout, that I have not done for ages.

I used a page from a colouring book I have, Fantastic Cities.... using houses as a background, how urban is that!


I used 7 Dots - Wonderland Quadrille paper (love the 4 squares), and 9th wave alpha stickers.
I also used Tattered Angels sprays, TH Dots Fade stencil, and Magenta brick stamp.. plus an assortment of metal bits and pieces I have stashed away! The photo is one I found on Pinterest by the artist Charles Leval.... he has some very interesting street art photos!




I painted all my metal embellishments black, and added some bronze to highlight them. 
I have to say, I am pleased with how it turned out... and thanks for the awesome challenge 7 Dots!



Thanks for taking a peek at my creation, and if 7 Dots wants a supplier in southern Ontario, they can call me! I love their products!!

((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