Water colors and sheet music and blue embossing and ephemera…oh my! Yup, I was inspired by Donna Downey’s Artist Gang Tuesday. Bubble fun with water colors on sheet music from finish to start (almost) below. Enjoy!
Still playing in my “unplanner” with the lovelies at documented life project/art to the fifth. This is my PAC, mine is a tag, for the third week in February. The theme was gratitude. I am so grateful for so many everything’s. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you! And I love my tag!
Check out the lovely layers of mixed media: acrylic paint, ink, modeling paste, stickers, water colors, collage ephemera.
“Do what you can with what you have right where you are.” Don’t know who said this or why, but it is a great reminder to me right now…In my professional life I am part of a company turnaround, most days it feels pretty impossible but I do what I can. I need to feel good about that so I made a tag. Love the colors–fuchsia, teal, turquoise and dusty blue. Love the texture. A little acrylic paint added in layers with stamps and stencils. Then a dusty blue flower and a reminder quote. Perfection. Did what I could, with what I had…and the results were mahvelous daaaarling.
It’s true…you can’t fix crazy. Sometimes, it’s your crazy that can’t be fixed…most of the time it’s someone else’s crazy that can’t be fixed.
It’s a little manila tag layered with acrylic paint, ink, a stitched frame stamp. The butterfly is glittered with Tim Holts’ delicious picked raspberry and purple glitter.
So…like many I am participating in the documented life project 2016 –the unplanner. Having a blast with the no-pressure creating concept–part art journal, part planner, part scrapbook, part documentation, part smash book–all crafty fun.
Last week I made the “loved” collage as my February un-planner divider page.
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…”
I was tidying up my studio space. (I know, right?); getting ready to sweep a pile of odds and ends, scraps, buttons, etc into the bin. instead I created a few tags. These tags certainly will not win awards but they brought me joy in creating. I hope they inspire you to save your trash next time you’re getting ready to sweep it into the bin. Enjoy!
It was Christmas in July last week at my home. I was inspired by Tim Holtz July tag with the plaid but wasn’t feeling like I really wanted to create a summer tag. Then when I was searching for a piece of scrap of paper for another project I came across this plaid paper. I decided it was going to be Christmas in July. I hope you enjoy a little holiday in your hot summer. I hope you enjoy a little holiday in your hot summer. Thanks!
Hi. Happy Friday! Today is all about Words with Friends. I don’t play the online game, but my husband does. I play the old school Scrabble game so I found this Document Life 2015 art journal challenge to be great fun. It is a mixed media art journal page filled with love and happy memories. I created a collage from various notes, cards, letters and envelopes from friends and family. With the notes I included some other ephemera like a vintage bingo card and some other graphic text. I also included a middle insertion–an envelope that has a favorite note from a friend. After I collaged down the various ephemera I added a layer of gesso and some glimmer mist transparent shimmer color– just to add some shimmer. I also stenciled alphabet letters in various places with Glimmer Mist grey. After both were dry I added some Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. I let the distress ink meander its way through the lows of the collage. I then made copies of Scrabble tiles. I would have loved to use the actual tiles but since this is a piece in my art journal I wanted it to remain fairly flat. A girl has to pick where to add dimension if she wants to ever shut her art journal.