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Water Color Bubble Fun in my Art Journal

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Water Color Bubble Fun in my Art Journal

Was totally inspired by Donna Downey’s Artist Gang Tuesday a while back. Love the stencil the artist was using. I used water colors to add color to the music page background. Added some Prima text stamps that were circular, some embossed butterflies and a fun Dylusions stamp. Then to add a little interest I added a coordinating tag and some 80’s style black paint splatters. 

    

  

In gratitude, Trish’s Tuesday Tag

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In gratitude, Trish’s Tuesday Tag

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.

   

Trish’s Restrained Tuesday Tag 

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Trish’s Restrained Tuesday Tag 

Show a little restraint, will you? I did in February. It was my word for the month. It’s a good word to keep top of mind for someone like me…someone who needs to  keep her cards a little closer to her chest. 

I created the tag as part of the art to the 5th, Documented Life Unplanner 2016 project. Week 2 of February’s challenge was create with variations of one color.  What a perfect challenge for showing some restraint. 

I used a black tag. Sprayed Dylusions White Lined spray over a stencil at bottom right and top left of tag. Spray is awesome but provides very little control. Be prepared to surrender perfection. Loved the shades of white on the black tag. Splattered some ink randomly on the tag.  Printed “restraint” on white copy paper. Layered a titch of white polka dot paper and almost called it done. But it seemed a little too restrained. Added a silver flower from a bracelet and some sheer white ribbon.  The icing on the cake really turned out to be the large tag I adhered it to, another shade of white ribbon and some white uniball pen doodles; I was struggling with how to store the tag in my book without putting holes in the actual tag when I decided adhering it to another tag created the same way was the perfect layered piece. 

  

Trish’s Tuesday Tag: Right Now

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Trish’s Tuesday Tag: Right Now

“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.

   

 

Tag it Tuesday: You Can’t Fix Crazy

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Tag it Tuesday: You Can’t Fix Crazy

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. 

 

Christmas in July Tag

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Christmas in July Tag

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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!

Trish’s Tuesday Tag: Scrapped North Carolina Family Tag

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Trish’s Tuesday Tag: Scrapped North Carolina Family Tag

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.

Cheers,

Trish

Family Tag

Trish’s Tuesday Tag:

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My new New Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 May Challenge inspired tag!  I finished before the end of the month–wahoo! I am very pleased with the layout of this tag.

I started by following Tim Holtz’s instructions found here: http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2015-may/

…then when I discovered the stickers that said, “pieces of life” I knew I wanted to create an old timey scrapbook tag.  Very inspired by Tim Holtz’s tag but with some actual vintage items that have been collected over time including the key, the bracelet fragment, the button, the buckle and some of the charms dangling from the buckled ribbon.

I am reminded of pieces of life.

Cheers,

Trish

Journal Page: A Jean Pocket is a Unique Element

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Journal Page: A Jean Pocket is a Unique Element

Hi.  So my favorite Documented Life Project art journal page thus far is my jean pocket page.  I love the texture, depth of layers, color and of course my unique element.  If you don’t know it already, I am a lover of blue jeans.  I wear them as often as I can.  Some weeks I wear them all week, some only once or twice as work and weather permit.  There is nothing in the world like a pair of well worn jeans.  So when we were challenged by the girls at DLP to incorporate a unique element I was prepared.  I have been saving pockets from old jeans for years.  Typically, I use them to hold utensils on a table top around July 4th.  Check back around then and I will share a denim table top with you.  After all, what’s more American than jeans?  I digress…

So below is my DLP, week 13 (March 28, 2015) challenge art journal page.   I used a ton of modeling paste, some crackle paste, stencils, acrylic paint, distress ink, Distress stain, a jean pocket and a tag with the saying, “Ride the energy of your own unique spirit” Gabrielle Roth.

Unique Element Journal Page

DLP Unique Element Journal Page

DLP Unique Element Journal Page

After the page had “cured.” I say cured because it really only sat out overnight.  I covered the page in a semi-gloss gel medium.  This helps the page from becoming brittle and flaking as the substrate (the journal page) is flexible which isn’t always good for modeling paste and really not good for crackle paste. I also like the sheen and depth the gel medium gives the page.

Cheers,

Trish