“Inner Whispers” Art Journal Wednesday

“Inner Whispers” Art Journal Wednesday

The last week or so has been pretty stressful. I’ve been very busy in my day job, and I’ve had some testing going on for my cancer screening. It’s just my standard yearly maintenance/follow up, but it weighs heavy on the brain as anyone who has dealt with cancer will know. Needless to say, my mind has been abuzz with those pesky “inner voices”. Those little words of worry and stress. Therefore, I decided it was time to shush them up and turn the negative into a positive.

This week’s art journal Wednesday page was inspired by this. Unlike my typical videos, there is no talking. I just closed my studio door, turned up the toons, popped on the camera, played, and this page was the result.

I used my large Dylusions journal for the first time. I love the paper. I also used Dylusions paints, a stencil from Mike Deakin Art and some digi downloads from Mike Deakin Art. There is also some use of Art Foamies created by Art by Marlene.

Here is the link to the youtube video:

Inner Whispers Art Journal Page

Here are some stills for you:

I hope this page inspires you. It helped to relax me and get those voices calmed. Thanks as always for checking in and happy crafting!

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“Nosy” Cat Art Journal Tag

“Nosy” Cat Art Journal Tag

Last week I ventured into the world of tags. I will admit I wasn’t sure why folks made tags, or what to do with them once done. Then I got my “Nosy Cat” stamp from Stampendous and knew it needed to go on a tag.

I started the project on a Dylusions tag I had run thru my sewing machine to test it. I then added three colors of distress oxide in “Wilted Violet”, “Broken China” and “Peeled Paint”.

Next, I spritzed some water in my hand and threw it at the tag to achieve some large and small splatter marks. I then ran a paper tower over it.

Once the background was done, I was ready to apply my characters. I had already stamped my nosy cat onto some watercolor scrap paper, along with some other cute cat theme images from a Stampin Up kit I had.

On the nosy cat I added some Dina Wakley scribble stick coloring and edged it with black archival ink.

For the smaller pieces I edged them with contrasting distress oxide colors.

To apply all the parts I used foam dots (adhesive) to make them stand off the tag and give it some fun dimension.

When all the pieces were applied, I edged the tag with my black archival ink and tied some sari fabric scraps as ribbon.

I honestly had so much fun making this I can’t wait to do another one. I am currently on the hunt for dog stamps now to make some for the dog lovers out there.

Below is the video from my YouTube channel to see the full process:

Nosy Cat Process Video

Here are some photos of the finished tag.

Thank you for stopping by, and happy crafting.

To find the stamps try these (Note the Stampin’ Up! set I only see on ebay as it is very old 2008)

Nosy Cat (Stampendous)

Meow Meow Set (Stampin’ Up!)

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Happy Mail – Artist Trading Cards – Swap mail

Happy Mail – Artist Trading Cards – Swap mail

Swap mail is a great way to make new artist friends. A quick search on facebook for artist trading card groups (ATC) will allow you to find other artists willing to share these tiny treasures with you.

An artist trading card (ATC) is a small card that is only 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and can be made from any material you choose, but typically it is on paper. Most groups will have a monthly theme to help determine what will be on the card, and then a quantity as well whether it’s 1 or 2. Two people get paired, and there is a deadline you must mail the cards out by.
Now it is not required, but often the traders will put extra goodies in the cards for their partner.

This last month in April I swapped with a friend that lives in Sweden. We met thru an ATC exchange and now swap several times a year. It is always fun.

So our theme for April was Spring and below are the cards I sent her.

They were watercolor paper, with scrapbook paper, Tim Holtz paper dolls and some lovely embossed flowers.

Then I received her wonderful cards and goodies.

As noted in swaps you don’t have to add anything other than your cards but it’s nice to add a little extra surprise for your partner. It can be something from your area they may not have where they live. You can put in scraps of paper or some ephemera from your stash. It really is a great way to share Happy Mail and meet other people.

Happy Trading!

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Art Journal Wednesday Circle Journal Quote Page

Art Journal Wednesday Circle Journal Quote Page

For this Art Journal Wednesday I had fun playing in my 8″ circle journal. I enjoy doing pages that are quick, so I can fit them in throughout the day and get a bit of art and me time.

This particular page revolves around a new stamp I purchased from Darkroom Door. I found it at my local craft shop, and it reads “I am creative, you can’t expect me to be neat too!”. Doesn’t that capture our essence as art journalers? After this page, I was covered in splatter, and it felt wonderful.

So be sure to check out the video here to see all the fun, and I’ll list some of the materials I used it.

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April Mid Month Mission Inspiration Challenge “Move”

April Mid Month Mission Inspiration Challenge “Move”

Hello and Happy Thursday!

Once again this month I come to you with a challenge art journal page from the Facebook mission inspiration group. This time we have the April mid month mission inspiration page. The mid month ones are even more of a challenge because instead of a list of prompts you get one word to use. This really gets the creative juices flowing. With spring in the air I wanted to use some vibrant colors, so with a little collage and some Dylusions paints, this page came to life.

This is what this month’s mid month challenge was:

You can watch how I made the page in my video:

Here are some stills of the page:

 

Thanks as always for stopping by and happy creating!

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