Saturday, June 13, 2015

Scrap Africa Challenge - Whats your mode of transportation?

Hello friends, its that time again for the Scrap Africa Challenge. Whats your mode of transportation? Whether it be planes, trains or automobiles, pick one or pick all and go check out this challenge.

When I saw this challenge I knew I wanted to use Tim Holtz stamp set without a doubt, I just love it and the details are great! So off to my art journal I went and started on my playful journey.

I decided on the kraft paper portion of my journal.  I covered with Tim's tissue paper and Finnibair's Matte Gel Medium to put into place.  I stamped my images on to G45 ATC tags, a little Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Acrylic paint in magenta and that's when it Popped. Don't you think?

 I had some little tickets from Maya Road, stamped with some words from the stamp set, they seemed to go along with the layout, but there still seemed to be something missing...

...I know, every time I look at a map, it make me want to put stick pins in and map out a trip with string or flag pins, lol, so I grabbed some blue stretchy cord and some bright green brads to map out my journey. Of course a few little flower embellishments I got from Miriams Crafting Supply finished the piece perfectly.  Want to go on a trip?  Check it out...

Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind comments.  Here's wishing you all a fantastic day!! TTFN

Friday, June 5, 2015

Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog #3

Well its hard to believe we are already on our 3rd month of Challenge's over at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Blog. Have you checked it out?  We have a great group of artist's trying to get this blog up and running.  We have monthly challenges, great sponsors and fun prizes, C'mon over and check it out!! (here)

So this month we are using a Bingo Card where you get to choose the line with inspirations for your entry...

It was a lot of fun, so I picked twine/string, black, die cut, monochromatic, and a quote and this is what I came up with...

I decided on making a tag, don't you just love tags, its so great to try new designs and techniques, they also make an awesome album when you put them all together.  I used the light blue as my monochromatic color and adhered to the tag. I also put some Finnabair's black gesso and stencil for the texture along the top. The "heart" die cuts" are one of the designs from our wonderful sponsors, Pam from Pickled Potpourri , which I cut out and heat embossed with black detailed embossing powder.  I'm sure you all recognize Tim Holtz man with umbrella (I cut off the umbrella) and attached the twine from the die cuts through his hand and finally added some Prima flowers and some of Tim's rub-ons. 

I think it turned out pretty cute. I hope you all will join us over at Creative Artiste Challenge Blog and thank you so much for stopping by.  Have a great day, TTFN :)

Monday, June 1, 2015

New Challenge over at Scrap Africa Lets Go!!

Good Morning All.  Well its that time again with a new challenge up over at Scrap Africa. I had so much fun with this one.  It taking me time to get my boots wet learning the whole Design Team thing.  There is alot of work to do but so much more fun than I imagined. So kick back and take a look at what I came up with for this challenge. 

This is the sketch by Denise that we got to work with, be sure to take a look at all the entries the Design Team put together!!

I hope you liked my entry. And thanks so much for stopping by.