Thursday, March 26, 2015

We rise...

In my continuing share of Art Journal pages...
This is one I finished up today;
while working on my stove top which I have converted into a workweeks until renovations are finished.
Cooking takes a second to creating!

The background was created with extra paint on brushes from another page.
Just use a blank page to clean it off and you have an instant background.
Modeling paste through a Crafter's Workshop stencil, 
and a little bit of stamping with a script stamp and a Club Scrap circle stamp.

The hand came in a Happy Mail envelope.
I wish I had more of them, it looks so cool in real life.
The heart is cut freehand from sheet music and painted with several colors of acrylic paint

Gesso on bubble wrap stamped over and a Black Soot distress marker and 
White Pitt Pen were used for shading.

My quote I found while searching Pinterest.

It really spoke to me while seeing all the bad things happening in the news.
I'm a firm believer in the whole "it takes a village" concept 
as well as Do Unto Others.

When you do you reap the rewards ten fold.
If only everyone could be a little bit nicer
(my ramblings for today).

Hope you get a little bit of creating in.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Creating...continuing along with Inspiration Wednesday

Sharing another Art Journal page today.

As the craft room is still completely packed I'm finding that my journal 
is the easiest most portable way to keep on creating.

This is another page inspired by Donna Downey's
Inspiration Wednesday series.
I am up to week 3 now and slowly catching up.

The page has layers of Golden Acrylic paint,
Lindy's Stamp Gang mist and stamping with Gesso.
The black scribbles are created with black Gesso & a toothpick 
(making do with what I could find lol)

I wrote 
"Creating is what inspires me"
along the lines of when there are days where I am stuck or in a rut just pulling out paper and paints
and creating for no reason the juices start flowing and I find 
myself inspired to continue on.
I try to do a bit each day.
It's my fuel.

There is some drywall tape added as well just for a bit of texture.
I love the little squares it creates and buy large rolls of it from
my local Lowes.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Take a chance...another Inspiration Wednesday inspired page

Continuing on my quest to catch up with all the 
Inspiration Wednesday videos,
I have created this page using the second video of the series.

With everything packed it is proving to be a challenge but one I am happy to accept.
At least while I hunt for where the next layer is coming from the current layer has a chance to dry...right?

The focal point on here, while it is small,
is a fortune from a long ago visit to a Chinese restaurant.
I found it while packing things up and kept it out knowing I wanted to use it almost immediately on something.

Closeups of the quote:

Some of the texture on the page using layers of 
paper, gesso and modeling paste.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Plan and Inspiration Wednesday inspired art journal page

Sharing a Art Journal page created today inspired 

My entire craft room is packed up awaiting the installation of new wood floors.
Spring seems to have arrived in my next of the woods as well as my mojo, which has been gone for some time.
Now when I want to do a page I'm digging and hunting and then making do with what I find.
I can't wait for it to be all done...
SO looking forward to a "new" workspace.

This page comes from the 1st video in her series.

Golden Fluid Acrylics,
Modeling Paste, several stamps and
a stencil from Club Scrap.

My thoughts for today...
the 2 are not mutually exclusive.

If you are interested in Donna's 
Inspiration Wednesday series check her out.
35$ gets you access to new videos every 2 weeks for a total of 25 videos in all.
Can't beat that price!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Craft Hoarders Anonymous March Challenge...GO GREEN!

     It's time for another challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous, but before we get to it please make sure to read the following announcement from Gloria (our Chief Hoarder)....

    Dear Friends. It's Gloria here. I am so sorry to tell you that this will be the LAST Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge. After the March Challenge ends, we will NOT be posting more challenges. I started this challenge blog as a way to keep busy while I recovered from an injury. Once I started to feel better, I started to take on more design work, and now I am over-burdened (again). I am still suffering pain and lack of mobility due to the injury, and once again, I need to down-size my crafting work. In an effort to make the best choices for myself, for my family, and for my finances, I have decided to close the Hoarders blog. This has been an amazing 14-month journey! I have the best team of ladies to work with! They are all so very talented. I have gotten to know some of our regular Readers and have discovered new artists. It is very painful for me to have to say good-bye. The blog will remain up on Blogger for a time, to allow people to derive inspiration from the work posted here. But, folks, this is our last challenge. 

Please play along and visit with us one last time! We will pick Favorites for March, as always. Thanks to each of you for your support this past year! It has been a blessing! You are all welcome to visit me at my Scraps of Life Blog, where I may have some surprises up my sleeve starting in April. Happy spring!

Go Green
Use this color board as inspiration for your green challenge. Make a challenge which has green as the predominate color. Use the other colors in this color board as your accent colors. You may make any type or theme of project that you wish. You do NOT have to use all of the colors represented here, but green must be the star of your project! There must be some green in your vast hoard...dig it out!

(Color inspiration by Design Seeds)

and now my final DT piece for the blog...

Silks Acrylic Glaze
Tattered Angels Plain Jane mist
Distress Inks
Distress Marker
Paper scraps
BoBunny Stamp

Make sure to visit the Design Team members blogs to see how they have 
Gone Green.