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.