Monday, June 29, 2020

ICAD 2020; Weeks 3 & 4

Still going strong. If you're interested in participating in the ICAD challenge, click on over to Daisy Yellow Art to get more information and the prompts.

Here are my index cards for Week 3 & 4:

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Junk Journal Pages

Have I told you lately that I love working in my Junk Journal? Well, I do! Sometimes I just flip through the signatures just to see what's already been done.  Other times, I'll purposely select pages to work on. I did a little bit of both this past week.

I have containers, baggies and folders full of "junk" for my journal. Many of them are already "prettied" by mopping up excess medium when I'm working on other projects.

I pulled out this beautiful under paper and cut a piece to put in the journal.

The two pages that it's sandwiched between were done by my granddaughter. Check out the post HERE.
I wasn't too concerned of the rip since I knew it was eventually going to be covered.

I cut out the RESET button on this mailer and handwrote the other words.

I added more color, stamps, and marks before calling it done.

Don't you wish we could hit a RESET button for 2020? What a year!

Here's another spread I worked on:

The owl was encouraged by Tamara Laporte of You saw the lion earlier this week. Isn't her work fun!?! I love the bright colors of this spread. I added the verse to the left side with a Sharpie to complete the spread.

Friday, June 26, 2020

TGIF; Thankful Friday #135

TGIF This week flew by. That in itself is something to be thankful for, but this week, I'm thankful for lipstick.

I know, I sounds crazy especially when I rarely wear it anymore, but earlier this week my daughter brought out a big bag of unused and slightly used makeup. Well, my DIL, granddaughter (remember, she's 9) and I were so excited. We all took our turn digging in and grabbing what we wanted.

Such a girlie thing, but so fun!

My mom is a huge lipstick fan. In fact, I can't think of a time when she didn't suggest that we put on lipstick.
How about you? Do you wear lipstick? 

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Kaleidoscope Taster Week

I mentioned before that there are so many free classes, workshops, etc. that I'm trying to take advantage of. Last week, offered a free taster of her Kaleidoscope workshop. The free taster is/was a week long Facebook event that had an art lesson each day along with giveaways.

This Wonky Lion was the result of Day Two's lesson. I painted him on an already started page in my Junk Journal. I just love him!

Close Ups:

Most of the piece was painted with watercolors but I also used white gelato, black ballpoint pen, gold metallic marker and a white correction pen. The background was made by mopping up and wiping excess acrylic paints and stamped images.

I may end up making a card with him.

Check out Tamara LaPorte's to see more about the workshop and to see her art.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Junk Journal Spread

Here's another two page spread in the Junk Journal I completed. I have so many unfinished pages within the six signatures. It's a lot of fun to go through them and complete pages especially when I just want to get messy.

This spread started by writing a personal encouraging message to myself - scribbling it messily across both pages. Then I divided the spread diagonally in half by using acrylic paint.
Most of the medium was acrylic paints, but I did add some pencil and gelato sticks to add some marks and shading.

I have absolutely no idea what encouraged the images on the spread- I just started painting and one thing led to another.

Without revealing what I wrote to myself, it was basically the two roles I play in my life - one as caretaker of our family but also to myself and this symbolizes the two roles and how they interact with each other. Basically one more revealing and the other more personal.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Bitten By The Bug 2; Summer Solstice-Show Me The Sun

The current challenge at the BBTB2 site is...Summer Solstice (Show Me The Sun)! I used cuts from the Splish Splash collection from Miss Kate Cuttables. I love her designs and they are free with Circuit Access subscription in Design Space.
I love these "little mermaids" and I knew the title & sun would be so cute on the layout! I cut the sun at 7.5" and the title at 8.5" wide. It's actually a pretty simple layout with the Cricut cut outs and photos being the main focus. I added those cute acrylic water drops (had them forever!) and some washi tape to complete the page.

Now it's your turn...make something with your Cricut and link it to the BBTB2 site before the current challenge ends.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

STAMPlorations & The Junk Journal; June Stencil Challenge

I created this two page summer spread to enter in the STAMPlorations June stencil challenge. You can get to their site HERE.

I didn’t take a photo of the base pages, but if you look past the red slices, you can see how the spread started. The bright colors screamed summer to me and what better to add to a summer spread than sweet, juicy watermelon?

To finish the spread, I used acrylic paints, brush and fine point markers, gelatos, white paint pen, stamps, archival black ink and two different stencils.

All that to create this:

I love how bright and cheery it is and words to live by, right?

Click HERE to STAMPlorations to check out the entries!

Friday, June 19, 2020

TGIF; Thankful Friday #134

Happy Friday! This week I'm thankful for movies and movie lists. My daughter made a list of 100 Must See movies and this sparked the decision to watch Rocky. Now, I've been trying to get my kiddos to watch Rocky since the beginning of time...I LOVE THIS MOVIE! but for whatever reason, they never wanted to watch it.
On Sunday, we watched it...and of course, they loved it...which means we get to watch more and more Rocky Balboa movies!

And more than likely Rocky IV. I'm pretty sure I stopped watching at that point until Creed came out - which by the way, I LOVED.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Junk Journal; Stop Hate Go Love

One of the only good things about this pandemic is all the virtual events happening and many of them are free. I signed up for a virtual event through Yaymaker (formerly Paint Nite).

The painting is an original piece by the artist, Lorraine Perez-Berger from Long Island. She was a great instructor and hostess. She even had a Spotify play list that we listened to during the event.

Here's the original painting:
And here's mine:
I decided to paint mine in my Junk Journal instead of a canvas. I extended the piece to the left by adding the title of the piece. Don't you love it?!
With the exception of my globe (lol) I love everything about it. It has a street art feel to it which is what she specializes in. So fun!
 I love the symbolism of the street light (red means stop and green means go).
The event was on YouTube. I'm not sure if it's still available, but if you're interested in painting this piece, search for it. I want to say it's under Yaymaker Stop Hate Go Love.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

WOYWW #576

Happy Wednesday!
I'm sharing a snapshot of my desk today as part of the World-Wide Linkage at Stamping Ground called WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday).
I got a lot going on! Here’s a close up of the two bookmarks on my mat:

Click on over to Stamping Ground and check out all the other desk. I get so inspired by everyone and learn so much from all these peeks!

Have a great Wednesday and the rest of the week.