Sunday, January 31, 2016

Challenge Number One

Challenge Number One

I'm on my way with Wanderlust..... I had thought that I would fall way behind as I hadn't had time to watch any videos or craft at all in January. It was on my horizon that Deco Art had set up a challenge that ends 'gasp' today! I dropped my housework, all the laundry and the little voice in my head and hit my studio :). I created a journal entry using Kazia's prompts and the quote "That which you are most afraid of doing may be that which finally sets you free".

As I  frantically tried to clean an area off my desk, moving art supplies, paper, old projects, etc the thought came to me that :( I might own too many things??? Too much artsy stuff??? NO WAY!. but really it's taking up my time to just find a space to put it so I can create...maybe I need to downsize? Or use up? Or share?? It's something to ponder.....

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Poppin' Up Everywhere

Pop it Up!
So in love with how this turned out! I used a Pop It Up from Karen Burniston and started playing. My Nephews birthday is at the end of the week and I wanted to make a fun card for him.
Tims Bird Crazy stamp and die from the Funkie Junkie Boutique. Copics which were dusty on my desk ;) and scrap paper. The trees are left over from my Christmas cards where I used the birch tree die from Tim Holtz. the greenery was just sitting on my desk. Cut from an old book and sprayed with ?Dylusions spray?

A scrap of twine and some stamps from Close to My Heart (all retired). I used my Nestabilities to cut the circle out of black and white paper.
The front of the card was kept simple, so the surprise really wow'ed when  you open it.
This is a take on Shelly Hickox's card from 2012. I had finished it and never shared it. It's another pop up from Karen Burniston. My first one ever actually.
I used a paper collection that I don't remember the name of and stamped from Close to My Heart. The tree is all glittery goodness from Diamond Dust. The 25 is a technique of Shelly's I believe, to make paper look like metal. SO much fun Poppin' Up, I might have a few more of these to make soon :)

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Wanderlust 2016

I joined up to an online art class for the year....sounds funny for a rather busy mother that works full time and just let a year pass without touching my artsy supplies. However, the thought process was something along the line of.....if I invest in this and its fed to my inbox, perhaps it will keep me invested in getting inky. I guess we will see :). The first lesson/challenge was to start art journaling. The topic.....How do I feel right now? in one word. Here goes.....

I followed the lesson rather closely as I have not played at art journaling before and I am a little rusty....I don't like the green blobs of paint on the right, but overall....not bad for a beginner.I used a little of everything, my page is quite shimmery thanks to Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays and old nail polish.

On an crafty man decided to tap in to his potential.....he shot this buck in the fall and mounted it himself. He used barnboards from our dilapidated barn as the mounting boards. Not bad for a guy that doesn't let that side of himself out very often.