Tuesday, December 4, 2012

By the Light of My Laptop

My goodness where has the time gone?  I really don't like how fast time seems to be moving lately!  But some good news...there's still time to enter my Negative Space Sketch Challenge over at Soul Scrappers.  Entries need to be posted by 7pm ET on Monday, December 10th.

This LO captures part of my daily life....my laptop.  Technology is part of our everyday lives from smart phones, tablets and computers to our MP3 players.  So why not document it?

I'm still playing with blending modes in PSE7, trying different lighting effects.  I did finally buy PSE11 when Costco had it on sale.  It was necessary if I wanted to continue to take classes and I do love to take classes! I've loaded it onto my laptop, but haven't  had a chance yet to play.

For this challenge I used digi elements from Captivated Visions and from One Story Down Collab called Being Me.

I hope you'll join in the challenge.  Until next time...Happy Craftin'! 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

If Not Now - When? A Snapshot Challenge

Snapshot 19 is all about Values.  You can read the post here.  I wasn't sure how to go about this page.  I knew I wanted to represent values I thought were necessary in a person and if we all had them what a wonderful world we'd live in.  I saw these theatre masks in a kit by Rebecca McMeen over at Scrapbookgraphics.  I still wasn't sure where I was going. 

I've been practicing with blending modes, trying to understand how they interact together.  I copied the hand with the masks a couple of times and then started trying out different blending modes.  When I used a multiply and color dodge combo I had an "AHA" moment and could see what I needed to do for the rest of the page.  And here it is...

Digi credits: Digi Credits:
Viva Artistry-Celestial Paint, Renaissance, Illuminated Journal II, Gearhead Alpha
Studio Rebecca-Grotesque
Studio Tangie-Inktastic 02, Paperworn action, AJFs:TweedleDee, Orange Marmalade
Capivated Vision- Wiser not Older
Studio Wendy-Subway It action
Beth Rimmer-Grungy Overlays
Well that's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by and Happy Creating!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Outside The Box Design Studio

There's a new art journal forum from Outside the Box Design Studio.  I discovered them during Digital Scrapbook Day this past weekend.  They ran a contest to win a seat in one of their upcoming art journal workshops.  The catch-you had to use their products, but they did give you a coupon; oh and you had to use the word "art" on your page.  So I purchased the starter kit using the coupon and made this page.  Received a message a short time ago that I was one of the winners...Woohoo.  This is the page I created.  Hope you get a chance to create :-)  Until next time...Happy Craftin'!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Snapshot 2012 #18 - I Believe

Digi Credits: Studio Viva Artistry-Fairy Tale-Virtuosity, Penmanship, Le Reve
Beth Rimmer: Grunge Overlays
I finally made it to another Snapshot 2012 chat.  Although you don't have to go to the chats to participate I find the discussions help me focus on what I want to do for a page. Snapshot 18 is about our beliefs.  What beliefs do you hold dear, or perhaps what beliefs have changed over the years.  It's a pretty broad topic.  I chose one of our family beliefs.  We are strong proponents of the "Each new day brings new possibilities.  Yesterday is a lesson learned, let it go, move on with no regrets."  Our teenager especially embraces this...lol.  For this page I worked a lot on blending the background papers.  Underneath the ink and gesso there are 3 different papers with different blending modes applied to help create the look I wanted.
 I've been playing in PSE7 for 10 months now and am still discovering new things to try.  I haven't even started playing with brushes.  Of course PSE11 has now been released.  It looks like a great program, but I don't want to upgrade since I'm still learning PSE7.  Unfortunately many of the new classes coming out are for PSE9 or higher so I may not have a choice if I want to take any classes.
Oh and before I sign off I wanted to share that this piece was selected as a WOW layout over at ViVa Artistry.com and as a GSO (gallery stand out) over at Scrapbook Graphics...Woohoo!  It was a wonderful surprise and I just had to share it with you all since you are kind enough to visit my blog and look at my creations :-).
The weekend is almost here and I hope you find time to create...until next time...Happy Craftin'!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Art Journal Caravan Rolls On!

It's been a while since I did an AJC page.  I was looking through old itineraries that I haven't done (and there are many!) and came across a prompt about actors you think are hot.  Well, big fan of The Vampire Diaries here so I had to do a page on Ian Somerhalder!  You can find the credit details here in my SBG gallery.

 Can't wait for the season premier on October 11th!

Hope you're having a wonderful crafty day :-)

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Delicious Autumn

Autumn Poetry is a new digital art kit just released by Studio Tangie over at ."Scrapbook Graphics.  I had the privilege of getting a sneak peek and playing with all the gorgeous elements in the kit. 

The journaling is an excerpt from a George Eliot piece and says-

"Delicious Autumn my very soul is wedded to it and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeing the successive autumns"

I had a hard time trying to get the font readable on the dark background.  I finally settled on adding a glow to the text.  Not very realistic, but at least you can sort of read the poem.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful weekend full of creative opportunities!

Monday, September 24, 2012

It's ARTastic Challenge Time

ARTastic Challenge Blog is "a challenge blog with a difference. We find inspiration in works of art."

This month the inspiration piece is:
"The Prophetic Calamity" by Shannon Crees
The criteria to play this month- a black background and a solid use of geometric patterns.  I've been on a roll scrapping pictures of my son and his friend and this challenge was no different (I think this is the 3rd LO this month!). 
I used Studio Tangie's AJC12 Parcel 37-Misty Overlays for the geometric pattern and accents from her Mtreehouse kit.
There's still a week left to join in the fun :-)
Hope to see you there...untill next time...Happy Scrappin'!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

NSC Challenge Time Again

It's time for Negative Space Sketch Challenge #15 over at Soul Scrappers
All you need to do is make a project based on this sketch.  The challenge is open to all crafters: paper scrappers, digital scrappers, card makers, and anyone else out there that'd like to join in the fun.  Complete details can be found here

For my sample LO I used digi elements from Studio Tangie's Mtreehouse kit and some stitching from Studio Rosey Posey's Stitches kit.

Thanks for visiting and Happy Scrappin'!

Friday, September 21, 2012

You're Orginal-A Song Lyric Challenge

Studio Tangie: Splattergrafitti Rhapsody,
AJC12 Parcel 37-Misty Overlays
Jenn Lindsay Template Freebie
Designs by Helly-Ephermal Soul
It's time for a song lyric challenge over at Soul Scrappers. This time it's a Katie Perry song.  You can find all the details here.  As I was reading the lyrics I was struck by the lines "You don't have to feel like a wasted space. You're original, cannot be replaced".  How many of us forget that while dealing with the everyday stuff?  It was a  great reminder to appreciate yourself for who you are, or in the words of Mr. Darcy in Bridget Jone's Diary "I like you just the way you are".  So like yourself today and if you feel like it why not scrap a page about things you like about yourself. Have a great weekend and Happy Scrappin'! 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

FS2S September Challenge

Studio Rosey Posey: Summer Memories
Studio Tangie: Steampunk-Maritime Kit,
Chromicles of Imagination
From Screen to Scrap September Challenge is based on the movie poster "The Last House on the Left".  The challenge criteria calls for a black base, a house somewhere on the page and one word in your title needs to be red.

Being a scary movie I contemplated doing a Halloween LO, but I'm in the groove working on my vacation photos and don't want to interrupt the flow.

The LO was inspired from a sketch that I saw at Get It Scrapped.  I love the layered look, but have a hard time figuring out how to do it sometimes so a sketch is a great way to get me started.

This challenge runs until the end of the month so why not give it a go.

Happy Craftin'!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Gypsy Art Journal Workshop

As some of you know I've started dabbling in art journaling.  Mostly digital with a couple of tries at a physical page.  Well, Tangie Baxter has a mixed media workshop titled "The Gypsy Diaries" that intrigued me.  How can you not be intrigued by a workshop that has the word gypsy?  After reviewing the class materials I decide to try my hand at doing an altered book art journal. 
And here is the first set of pages.  I really need to figure out how to photograph these pages so that you can see the true colors.  The page has a very dark background that made me think of nightime and inspired me to find the quote "and the night shall be filled with music, and the cares that infest the day shall fold their tents.....and silently steal away." by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. 
I used acrylic paints, black gesso and some images that were included in the workshop materials.  I have some fibers that I want to try and incorporate in the diary somehow, I just think there needs to be textures in a Gypsy Diary, don't you?
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a chance to create today :-)

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Resilience Recipe Challenge

Studio Tangie-Librarian, Ink Corporated 33,
 AJF Impossible Things Bold
Studio VivaArtistry-Snaps & Scraps
Anna Aspnes-For Humanity 12x12 Overlay
To celebrate feeling better I tried a new challenge for me over at Soul Scrappers called the Recipe Challenge.  You are provided a list of ingredients that must be in the LO.  This month the recipe calls for 1 photo, wood grain, ribbon, ink splots and negative space.  And this is what I came up with.  You can find all the details here CUCC7 Challenge.  I hope you can join us for some fun challenges this month.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Ahhhh the Beach!

We just got back from a wonderful session of beach therapy.  It was so relaxing.  Of course as soon as we got home I got sick (argh!)  I've been sleeping the better part of two days and hope to be all better in time for a long weekend here in the US as we celebrate the Labor Day Holiday.  Hope you find time to craft this weekend :-)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Believe in Afternoon Naps

Digi Credits: "Worn" by One Little Bird & Sahlin Studio
There's a word challenge going on over at Soul Scrappers and this time the word is "Believe".  I wasn't sure what to do so I started to look through some photos and when I saw this one of Scott in his hammock I just knew that was the photo to use.  I love capturing everyday moments and afteroon naps are a perfect example of an everyday moment.

There's still time to enter the challenge.  So why not bop over to Soul Scrappers and check out the challenge and the wonderful inspiration in the gallery.

Until next time...Happy Scrappin'!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

New Negative Space Sketch Challenge is Ready

It's hard to believe it, but it's time for another Negative Space Sketch Challenge  over at Soul Scrappers, but it is!  I figured after the very challenging challenge of hexagons it was time for something a little simpler.   For my page I used Jenn Barrette's "Love You More than Ice Cream" and Sahlin Studio's new "Paper Piercing Stitch Holes-Basic".  Of course, lately no LO of mine is complete without a little digital Gesso thrown in from Studio Tangie!
I hope you'll join me for this challenge.  Until next time... Happy Scrappin'!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Queen and Double Teamed

Over at From Screen to Scrap they have a challenge where they choose a movie poster and then you create a LO based on the poster and a few additional criteria.  This month's poster is "The Queen" and the extra criteria is a cut out picture, two word title, and some pearls/rhinestones.

When you look at my page you won't see pearls or rhinestones. In my head I translated pearls/rhinestones into bling, so when I did my LO I added some glitter (secondary translation from bling) thinking bling, not pearls and rhinestones.  Oops! But I have the two word title and an extracted photo.

After I extracted the photo I thought it might be cool to tilt it and give the impression that he was pushing the players backwards.  I think it worked out well, don't you? 

As you can see my subject didn't inspire the use of bling, but when I looked at the yard marker I thought, why not...lol.  So I used a glitter action to make it all sparkily goodness...heehee.

Digi Credits from Sahlin Studio:Sports Football, Varsity Jersey Alpha, Treasured Moments Freebie; Studio Tangie:Splatter Grafitti Black, AJF Oysters; Studio Flergs Glitter Action; Julianna Kneipp: Creative (collab w/Studio Tangie).

There's still time to join in the fun over at FS2S.  Until next time...Happy Scrappin'!

Friday, July 20, 2012

My Guest Blogger Project

Here's the post I did over at Stamping in Columbus...enjoy.

I know none of us hoard our paper scraps, do we? Ha ha. Okay, I admit it, I can't seem to throw away any scraps, but what's a crafter to do with all those little bits? I've recently started doing Artist Trading Cards (ATCs). These are 2.5"x3.5" cards that you can swap with other crafters or use in other projects. These are a perfect venue for using up bits and pieces.

For my project I took a scrap of the natural white paper and using the water color pencils created a background.

I crumpled it up and then accented the creases with Whisper White Craft ink. Next up I punched various size circles from scraps. I then crumpled them up before layering them to create a couple of flowers. Hmmm, what to do next? Yep, grab some more scraps and this time run them through the Beautiful Wings Sizzlit then layer. Now I have a cute ATC that I can use for a swap if I want. Or....

I could use it for a card. I wanted to keep the scene as the focus, so I just layered, and layered, and layered card stock (and created lots more scraps in the process!) until I was happy and then added a sentiment, a couple of silver brads and called it done.

Until next time...Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

I'm a Guest Blogger Today

Hi Everyone.  Today I'm a guest blogger over at Stamping in Columbus.  Why not stop over and see what I've been up to this week :-)   Here's a little peak.  Until then, Happy Scrappin'!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

The Cows Are Coming! Snapshot 13

Snapshot 13 is up at Scrapbook Graphics.  Details can be found here. The focus is on what's happening in your life right now.  I took this challenge to heart and scrapped this page on the same day the photos were taken.  How's that for fast turn around :-)  Friday the 13th was a fun day.  A group of us from work got together and dressed up like cows and went to Chik-Fil-A for their Cow Day promotion.  If you looked sort of like a cow you got a free lunch. Thank goodness for the phrase " sort of", because we were one crazy looking herd!

Digi Credits:
Studio ViVa Artistry-Altered Girl Talk, Life Composition, Misfit, Blocked Masked, Le Reve
Studio Tangie-Cartography Set 11, CartSet 12, Tangible Plans#12 Photo Overlays
Studio Amanda Rockwell-News Transparencies
Jennifer Labre-Doodle It Frames #3

Have an abosulely fabulous weekend and Happy Scrappin'!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

New NSC Challenge for July is Up

It's time for my Negative Sketch Challenge over at Soul Scrappers.  You can find all the details here, along with a .psd template if desired.

I hope you'll join in on the fun.

Until next time - Happy Scrappin'!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Circus ATC Revealed and it's a Hybrid!

ViVa Artistry-Le Reve
Eenas Creations-Circus Adventures
Every couple of months over at Soul Scrappers there is an ATC Swap.  For those not in the know, an ATC Swap is when a group of people (up to 10 in our case) sign up to make an Artist Trading Card based on a particular theme.  You make a card (about the size of a baseball card) for each participant and they do the same and then you....swap!  So if 10 people signed up then you made 10 cards and at the end of it you have 9 original ATCs besides your own that you can use in a project or keep for inspiration.

Our most recent theme was "The Circus".  Being mostly a digi scrapper my paper supplies are a little thin, so some creative thinking was needed.  I have these cute little figures from a ViVa Artistry kit and paired them with a circus background from Eenas Creations.  I brought the images into PSE and duplicated them 6 times (we only had 7 sign up).  I printed them on some heavy card stock and then cut them out.  I sponged all the edges to add some depth and then placed all the pieces onto the background.  This is when a Xyron Sticker maker comes in real handy!  I used some gold stickles on the popcorn to add some dimension and "Circus Love" was created.

I'm really enjoying making ATCs.  The canvas is small so it's not so intimidating.  And of course having a theme helps get that creativity going.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a chance to creat today!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

100 Happy Thoughts

Get a pen and paper and just start writing things that make you happy.  It's a great prompt for a scrapbook page or in my case Art Journal page.  And the best part is when you're done you can't help but feel happy!  It may seem a little difficult around item 20 or 21, but just stick with it and soon your pen will be flying across the page.  Thanks for visiting and Happy Scrappin!

QUICK UPDATE 6/27/2012:  I was notified today that this LO was chosen as one to share at SBG Gallery Standouts for this week.  There were some really cute LOs chosen this week, if you have a moment bop over and check it out.

Studio Tangie-AJC12 parcels 3,13 & 25, AJF Beetle, Gesso Messy
Studio Rosey Posey-Amazing Artist, Blockland
Studio Ztampf-Hipstagramix Painted
Jennifer Labre-Stencil Alpha, Beth Rimmer-Grungy Overlays

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Another Song Lyric Challenge

Studio Tangie: AJC12-Parcel 23, Art Stomp,
Creative (Collab w/Ju Kneipp)
Jen Labre-Doodle Frames
Beth Rimmer-Grungy Overlays

It time for another song lyric challenge over at Soul Scrappers.  This month it's a Kid Rock Song Lyric Challenge.  Click on the link to see the details.

I've been doing alot of hard thinking in Ali Edward's 31 Things class so I decided to take a break from all that and just have some fun with paint and doodles (digitally speaking, of course).The flowers came pre-shadowed, a little heavier than I like, but I think that works on this page.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Scrappin'!

Friday, June 8, 2012

31 Things Share

Here's another page I did for Ali Edward's 31 Things Class. I must admit I have fallen waaay behind in this class.  I'm on Day 6, but the class is on Day 23!  Of course the great thing about Big Picture Classes is that you have forever access to your classes. Which is a very good thing!    I had some comments about the Owl I used.  It came from a postage stamp image from Viva Aristry's "Libris" kit.  I didn't want the postage stamp,, but I loved the owl so I extracted it from the image just like you would do to a photo and voila!  Sometimes it's easy to forget that you can do things like that to your digital embellishments thereby increasing the versatility of you digi kits.  Other digi elements were from Studio Tangie's "Librarian" kit. Well that's it for today.  Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Craftin'!

Monday, June 4, 2012

New NSC Challenge for June is Up

It's time for June's Negative Space Sketch Challenge over at Soul Scrappers.  Below is the sketch and my sample LO.  You have 3 weeks to get a LO done.  If there are at least 8 participants a scrappin' goodie is sent out to a randomly chosen winner!  Hope you will join in this month. 

Have a great day and Happy Scrappin'!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Hues and a Burlesque Queen

Studio Tangie: Artist Box, Journal Anthology 7,
ATC Requisites collab w/Sherriyd
Studio Rebecca:Elle
Paprika: Venice Masquerade
Fiddlette Designs: Calliope Catches the Moon
Anna Aspnes: Dotted Korners N Edges No. 1
Gina Cabrera: Restoration
Traci Stroud:I am Beautiful
Font: The Alice

It's time to share another art journal page.  Here I played around the changing hues and blending modes.  One of the things I love about digital scrapbooking is that I can change the colors of elements if needed.  The day I worked on this page I was feeling an affinity with the color orange.  If the element I wanted to use wasn't orange then I hit <ctrl>+U and played around with hue and saturation until I got an orangy color.  The eyes were originally a teal blue.

I love these puppets from Paprika's "Venice Masquerade".  I've had the kit for a while and was so happy I finally got to use them.

 Do you have something in your stash you love but haven't used yet?  Why not make today the day you finally use it?

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Scrappin'!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Memento Inspiration

Becky Higgins:Turquoise Edition,
Anna Aspnes:Distress Tools No.10
Pink Reptile Designs: Wanderlust
Over at From Screen 2 Scrap this month's movie inspiration is "Memento", which is one of those hidden gems if you like mystery movies with twists and turns.  I must confess we had to watch it twice to catch some of it, but it was worth it.

The extra criteria is to use a photo in a polaroid type frame, white cardstock and have a black title. Deadline is the end of this month so there's still time to get a LO done.  They're very nice and love seeing new people join in their challenges. So let's do it!

Have a Happy Craftin' Day!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

ARTastic Challenge for May

This month over at Artastic Challenge Blog they are highlighting the painting The Cricketer's by Sir George Russell Drysdale. All you need to do is draw inspiration from the painting and scrap about an outdoor event. I was inspired by the color palette of orange, green, biege, although now that the page is done I guess I leaned heavily on the "green" part of that palette...lol.  I used the kit "Sunkissed-Sunset" by Jennifer Labre and modified a template from Simply Tiffany.  You have until the end of May to get a LO done. Plenty of time to stretch those scrapbooking muscles and join in the challenge! 
 Thanks for stopping by and Happy Scrappin'!  

Thursday, May 17, 2012

My First Ali Edward's Class

Studio Rebecca/Studio Tangie Collab: Steampunk Je T'Adore.
Studio Tangie: AJF Mad Hatter, FiveSevenandTwo,
AJC12 Parcel 12
Ali Edward's 31 Things class started today. The 1st prompt arrived and I started journaling.  But when it came to the LO, I didn't have a photo I wanted to use and was having a hard time with the template for the album.  Anyone whose seen Ali's pages know she has a very clean, linear style.  I was having a hard time trying to fit into that style.  So I ditched the template and went for it. And here's the result.  It will be interesting to see if there are any others taking the class that won't be using the album templates.

Thanks for sharing in my journey!  Hope you have a fun day :-)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Fun Doesn't Stop nor Do the Challenges!

Credits: Paula Kesselring/ViVa Artistry collab-Child Play
Studio Tangie: AJF Oysters, Dream Spilling
Anna Aspnes: Torn Edges-Curled Paper
It's time for the Word Challenge  over at Soul Scrappers. There's also a giveaway this month, click on this link to find out more: May Prize Pack.
And don't forget I have a Negative Space Sketch Challenge going on until May 28th.
For the Word challenge (can you tell the word if Fun?)  I chose this picture of my son in a ball pit.  I mean,really, what could be more fun than that?!

And speaking of fun, I hope you'll join in all the fun we're having over at Soul Scrapper.
Happy Scrappin'!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Snapshot 2012-Week 9

Studio Viva Artistry-Altered Girl Talk
Studio Tangie-AJF Rockinghorse Fly

Over at Scrapbook Graphics they have a Time Capsule Project called Snapshot 2012. This past week was Snapshot 9-  Snapshot 9 Health-Wellness. ViVa Artistry was hosting the chat this week and they are one of my favorite digi designers so I had to be there.  After the chat they sent out a challenge to do a LO about this week's topic.  LOs had to be done by 12pmEST the next day.  Not alot of time when the chat didn't end unitl after 10pm. 

So because of these two little things called sleep and work I only had about 20 minutes to do the LO.  I decided to do an art journal page.  I went to my ViVa Artistrry folder and they have a kit called "Altered Girl Talk" that featured these ladies.  I knew I had to use them. I played around some with blending modes and opacities and then added my journaling and called it done.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Craftin'!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Think Postive about the Negative

Space Sketch Challenge that is :-)

Yes, it's time for May's Negative Space Sketch Challenge over at Soul Scrappers . Here's the sketch.  And here's the link to the challenge info NSC10 Challenge Info . It's a very versatile sketch and if you are a digi scrapper there's a .psd file available when you go to the challenge link.

Hope you can join in the fun.  Until next time....
Happy Scrappin'!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

and the Party Rocks On!

Credits: Creashens-Krafternoon Delight
Studio Tangie: Dost Love Life, AJF-Momeraths
Baers Garten-Fridays
Fun is still going on, in fact the iSD challenges are going until May 13th!

Challenge #5 is to use non-tradtional colors on a boy/girl LO.  So for this picture of my son I used pinks and oranges.  I even added a flower <gasp!>.

Here's the link to all the challenges: iSD Challenges at Soul Scrappers . Let the Party Rock On!

Happy Scrappin'!

Friday, May 4, 2012

iSD Challenge Sneak Peek

Happy International Scrapbook Day Weekend :-)
Although the official day is Saturday, we're kicking off the celebration today over at Soul Scrappers, today, as in right now, as in get on over there and check it out!

We have posted our challenges here:  iSD Challenge information and can't wait to have you (yes, you!) join in the fun.  I provided a technique challenge.  When I paper scrap it is an imperative that I get ink stains or paint splatters on me. So be prepared to get a little messy :-)

Hope to see there!  Happy Scrappin'!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Happy May!

Digi Credits: Jennifer Labre-Wicked Cool, Just Chillin
And what's better than starting the month off with a scrap challenge? This LO was done for the Cooking Up Creations challenge over at Soul Scrappers.  Details for the challenge can be found here Cooking Up Creations Challenge.

You know I'm usually all about the journaling, but this photo seemed to speak for it self so I let it :-)

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Scrappin'!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Over The Fence

Credits-Studio Tangie:Being Me,
Splatter Grafitti-Daydream,
Mixed Media Buttercup and Cobalt,
AJC12 Parcel 11, AJF Momeraths
Studio Lorie: Hoppin' Frog
Rucola Designs: Spring Forward
Altered Emporium:Sachet 1-Silhouette
Anna Aspnes:Artplay Palette Ablaze

Time for another Art Journal page.  I've been having a hard time with my art journaling lately. I think I was getting so hung up on the techniques that I forgot the purpose. Granted one of my goals was to learn PSE, but the main reason was to rediscover me through journaling and exploring my creative side.

So for this page I went back to the basics.  I wrote my journaling first and then extracted photos, creating the visual story to go with my journaling. It just seem to flow together and I was very happy with how it turned out.

And then I was notified this evening that my page is going to be included in the gallery highlights feature at Tangie Baxter.Com this week.  Woohoo! You should click the link and check out some of the amazing art journaling pages people are creating.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Love Today at Soul Scrappers

Suzy Q Scraps-Beep Beep Boop Beep Kit
It's time for a Song Challenge.  This time its "Love Today" by Mika.  Details for the challenge can be found here Soul Scrappers. I chose the words "shock me" from the lyrics.

I wasn't sure where to start so I found a template by Jenn Lindsey and began creating the LO.  If you're new to digi scrapping templates are a great way to learn how to layer and get a feel for embellishment clusters.  Although I have a long way to go for clusters!

Why not bop over to Soul Scrappers and join the challenge.  C'mon, I know you want to!  :-)
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Scrappin'!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

A Change of Pace

Credits: Studio Tangie-Buildable Art Journal Workshop,
Wishing & Waiting, Ethereal Flowers
Viva Artistry-Blue
Hollywood Studios-Art Journaling 2
Font: Studio Tangie AJF Mad Hatter
I've been having so much fun doing scrapbook challenges that I've fallen behind in my Art Journal Caravan assignments (oops!).  I was finding it difficult to transition to art journaling so I followed some advise Tangie Baxter offered in one of her videos.  I picked three random papers and started playing with some blending modes until I liked what I saw.  After doing that I was definitely in an art journaling mood and here's the result.

Do you have something you do as a creative jumpstart?  I'd love to hear about it.

Thanks for stopping by and happy craftin'!