My big girl job is pretty challenging right now. I like challenges and overall really like my big girl job but right now there are a lot of ugly issues taking much of my time. I would really like to focus on going forward and am instead spending all my time on issues created by my predecessor. AAh challenges. Well when I found a little time to post and nurture my soul I found this great art journal piece I created while taking Lifebook 2013 with Tamara LaPorte. She is amazing! Take Lifebook if you haven’t. This is piece I very much enjoyed creating then and so enjoy looking at now. I am ready to sail away even if I am only in a tea-cup. A girl has got to “dreame…”
We had a big family reunion in North Carolina a couple of summers ago. Below is a tag I scrapped for the trip. The tag is made with scrap paper, embellishments, ribbon , glitter (I am especially fond of that Martha Stewart blue glitter–I don’t thin she makes it anymore) and ink. No paint. It’s been a long time since I have created without acrylic paint and molding paste as initial go-tos. Maybe I need to spend some time creating like we did during all those scrapbooking years.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy the simplicity of the shapes and the color play from this festive summer tag.
So in March we were challenged by the Documented Life Ladies to use a unique element in our art journal. The quote for the week was, “Ride the energy of your own unique spirit” -Gabrielle Roth. I knew what I was going to use as my unique element, but I loved the unique element Rae Missigman used in her journal page. So like any good artist, I borrowed the unique element technique–okay, I liked it so much and I already owned the stamp so I pretty much used the unique element verbatim. I love how the tag turned out!
Thanks for the great idea Rae Missigman. Check back Friday for the DLP Art Jorunal Page with my actual unique element. It Rocks!
Hi. So, I still know you don’t know what the BIG announcement this week is but you can see a tag inspired by it. Once you read tomorrows post come back and check out today’s tag post. It will all make sense. In the meantime enjoy the spring tag created using fabric, embossing, string, collage, and an oversize tag.
Building the layers of the tag
embossing the tag
Detail of layers including rosette and fabric. you can see the string winding throughout the tag.
Good Morning! It’s starting to feel like a regular occurrence here. It’s my Tuesday Tag. As you may remember I was on a creative blitz last Sunday. It was one of those rare magical days where I accomplished so much I was pleased with. One of my creative successes was the tag below. It was an unseasonably warm weekend in So Cal and I had just purchased a Fiskars flower stamp set that was pretty, flowery and fun but not too cutsey (at least that is my opinion–pretty stamp). so I was inspired to invoke spring–I know that much of the US is currently suffering from unprecedented snow and cold so please use this tag as a bright spot in your cold winter day.
Creative Details: First I stenciled the tag in various citrusy colors with craft acrylic paint. Then I added black ink to the tag. Then it felt a little “hot” so I added so gesso and dabbed it off with a baby wipe. While the tag was drying I stamped my pretty new flower stamps onto a piece of book paper with black archival ink. I fussy cut the flowers out. I messed around with arrangement and added a green geometric shaped scrap on top of the stenciled tag so it wasn’t so busy. I modpodged the flowers to the stamp and doodled with a black ballpoint pen and a black acrylic Sharpie. Then since the tag was so spring like and citrusy I added more green in the form of ribbon. I added a charm from a broken necklace and called my tag, “done.”