Showing posts with label Inspiration. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Inspiration. Show all posts

Friday, May 26, 2017

Measured Moments - Art Journal Page

Hi everyone, glad to be back with another DT project for Art Anthology. I've decided to create another page for my Vintage Art Journal. My inspiration started with the quote I used, but it was shortly followed by my love for all things vintage. I used a the "scales" stencil, several colorations sprays, a combination of metallic effects and sorbet paints by Art Anthology. Love how all of the colors blended so well together. Below you will find a step by step tutorial.

Please be sure to stop by the Art Anthology blog for more inspiration and tutorials from the design team.

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Have a fun and creative day!!!


Saturday, April 1, 2017

Keep Life Simple... Art Journal

Hi everyone, happy to be back with another DT project for Mixed Media Warriors, as always drawing inspiration from this month's mood board posted below. One thing I found myself really enjoying when it comes to creating an art journal page is using inspirational quotes. Positive quotes are great way in opening our minds to self reflect in everyday life... be it ourselves, family and/or friends. As for the theme, there's always something so peaceful, quiet and soothing about the ocean and what lives within it.

I love to mix and match all kinds of mediums, as it's a great way to see what works best together. Below I used a combination of Tim Holtz Distress Ink and Ink Oxides (love) with the addition to Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals (love) and gesso. Using my heat gun I was able to make the gesso somewhat bubble giving it some awesome background texture. The ink oxides have a beautiful soft chalk texture look without the chalkiness feel and the magicals have certain rough, yet awesome texture when it's not fully diluted, which I found to be a perfect combination, as you'll see posted below.

As for the tag pocket, it's a great way to store a special memory...a trip to the aquarium, the beach or a boat ride out to sea.

Enjoy... 


TH Distress Ink Oxides...cracked pistachio, iced spruce, broken china and faded jeans.
TH "Small Talk" stickers and Untiy Stamp...Quieter You Become. 


LSG magicals...ocean breeze, raspberry lemonade and plumeria pink. 
For the foliage TH Distress Ink vintage photo and Ink Oxide fossilized amber.



Hope you feel inspired to join by referencing the beautiful mood board below!





Have a fun and creative day!!!


Monday, March 13, 2017

"Shine" Art Journal Page

Hi everyone, today I would love to share with you my first Art Journal page. This has been something that I tend to struggle with, so I never even attempted it until now. My biggest issue is getting started, focusing on an idea and finding ways to implement it, not to mention my fear of ruining pages of my mixed media art journals, as these books can be quite costly. Stopping by my local library, I found a section of old books that were selling for a dollar, so I bought several and decided to use one of the books for my practice journal.

I started off by covering several pages with gesso and went from there. I'm still trying to figure out what works best together, between watercolor, inks, sprays, paints an so on. Below I used a bit of everything, soon realizing using the Neocolor water soluble crayon for the hair was not my best idea, but it is what it is...practice, practice and more practice!!! :)

Enjoy...




I covered the pages with a light layer of gesso, some stamping and Art Anthology sprays.

I used Steampendous face stamp "The Look", some stencils and  Dylusions paint.

For shading and highlights, I used various Prima chalk inks and Neocolor crayons.

For definition a Sharpie thin black marker.

Quote... Impression Obsession stamp (E17095) - Shine the unique light that is only yours to shine. 




Have a fun and creative day!!!



Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Mini Art Book

Hi everyone, here today with my first designer post for Mixed Media Warriors challenge, my project is inspired by this month's "Spring" mood board. I created a mini chipboard book that I plan to use for small little works of art. I found this book at Michaels that came with metal rings for the binding, I decided to switch it out with a ball chain instead, it can easily hook and unhook when I need to pull out a page.

Looking forward to playing with it!

Please visit Mixed Media Warriors for more inspiration and hope you feel inspired to join us!


Enjoy...



























 Chipboard pages inside...


Supplies:
Recollections chipboard album
Prima papers "Royal Menagerie" and pink flowers
Sa Crafter's chipboard - bird and green flowers
Petaloo small script flowers
Hobbyshop Sandra - Barok background chipboard
Michaels chipboard sayings
Craft Embellishments -  metal butterfly
Tim Holtz "small talk" stickers and distress tool
Hero Arts small "script" stamp
Wow embossing powder - Earthtone Pepper
Color Box embossing powder - Rootbeer
Lumiere paint - Super Sparkle
Art Anthology Sprays- Siesta Key, Valentine and Timeless
Tattered Angels glimmer mist - Key Lime Pie
brads and misc. teal embellishments
teal ball chain
lace and cheesecloth
gesso
clear gesso
soft gel medium and 3d matte gel



Have a fun and creative day!!!


Monday, February 13, 2017

Beauty of a White Heart

Hi everyone, in lieu of Valentine's Day, I decided to share a meaningful piece of Art, it is in remembrance of my beautiful mom. Although she passed away many years ago, there are many days I feel as if it were yesterday. She was an amazing woman who had such a pure heart...the Beauty of a White Heart! She was honest, kind and good natured, such a gentle soul to be around, who always tried to see the good in people. She inspired me in many ways and continues to inspire me to be the best person I can be. Life is not perfect, all we can do is try our best to be kind and respectful of those around us. 

Every time I look at this piece, I get a warm feeling inside that makes me smile. I feel blessed to have had this woman in my life. She will forever be missed!

Enjoy...



Whenever possible, remember to...

"Be Silly. Be Honest. Be Kind."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson



I use my phone to record my videos, I was zoomed in and somewhat off camera, I didn't notice until I was finished.
I uploaded it anyway in hopes you will get the gist of it!
If not, sorry! :(





Have a fun and creative day!!!


Friday, January 6, 2017

Life is a gift...Celebrate

Hi everyone, hope you're all having a great start of the new year. It's been many years since I've created a layout, so what better way to start off my year than to create a "mixed media" layout. I love to follow many challenge blogs, as they can give so much inspiration and many creative ideas on what one can do to start off the next project. I have always worked best when challenged, be it home life, work life or just creating in general, for me challenges are a great way to expand my creativity in many diverse ways.

I absolutely love the freshness of a new snowfall, the scenery is always so beautiful. While going for a nice walk around the neighborhood, I couldn't help but stop to take this lovely photo of my husband and our most adorable pup "Dallas". What better way to celebrate...than to celebrate life with those we love and the wondrous beauty of Mother Nature.

Enjoy...


















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Have a fun, be creative and enjoy the new year!!!



Thursday, August 18, 2016

Inspirational Butterfly Tag

Hi everyone, hope you're all having an enjoyable summer. Today I am happy to announce the I am the guest designer for Berry71Bleu's Challenge Blog... it's truly an honor, thank you Denise and the team for having me on.

This month's mood board is "Summer Hideaway" which is posted below...and my take on this month's challenge is more of a last hoorah to Summer. Change is near with the new fall season just ahead and with summer coming to an end, I thought it perfect to create an inspirational tag using some beautiful butterflies and perfect wording from Dylusions stamps... "what appears to be the end is usually the start of a new beginning".

Love these colors, by far my favorite color combo, with my favorite color yellow being at the top... I can't tell you how thrilled I was to use them in my tag. I have a video tutorial with a complete supply list posted below. Be sure to stop by Berry71Bleu's Challenge Blog for much more inspiration and have some fun by joining in on the challenge too!

Enjoy...






Video tutorial...


Have a great day!!!


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

"Inspirational" Altered Mini Clipboard

Hi there, so happy to share my first post as a DT member for Party Time Tuesdays,  for today's project I made an altered clipboard. With a long winter ahead of us, I thought I could use some warm inspiration for those gloomy and cold days. I bought the wooden mini clipboard at AC Moore, the back has a hole for a dowel so it can sit on my desk, then I could hang it later, if I choose to do so.

I love the pretty colors of the blues, tans and whites together, while sitting on a white rustic background. I used the inspirational tags from MME Cut & Paste "Presh" 6x6 paper pad. I added the flowers, lace  and butterflies to complete the project.

Please be sure to stop by Party Time Tuesdays for all kinds of inspiration and join in on their fun challenge every Tuesday "Anything Goes"!!!

Enjoy...




Happy Crafting!!!