I finished the pink prayer journal this weekend and am quite pleased with how it turned out. The center picture is hand drawn and watercolored. Faith, Hope, and Love are rubberstamps that I watercolored. The back has a decorative element as well of a cherub faux stamp.
and the back …
I’ve also finished another art journal page with Egyptian make up as my theme. This was a quick project done with sharpies and watercolor pencil. I downloaded and printed some hieroglyphics to spell out the words “Make Up” on the sides of the mounted eye. Next I think I’ll try a different made up eye, maybe a fairy. =) Happy Monday! October is right around the corner and I’m very excited about putting out my Halloween decorations. Stay warm, the air is getting chilly!
This is my first time at this challenge site. Super fun and inspiring. A little art goes a long way! Hope you enjoy.
I’m slowly getting these journals completed and am now working on my 3rd one. The first was the angel posted here. I’ve received the stamped I wanted to use for the words on the hand and have finished off the second journal. The third one will have faux postage stamps on it, and the 4th and final one will have butterflies. I may decide to buy a few more composition journals to add my ideas that keep popping into my head. When I have these completed I will be sending them off to a congregation in southern California. Most of the “art” I need for the third one is complete, now it’s the process of cutting and glueing. Later down the road (near January) – I’m hoping to make instructional videos’s of various projects to share what I’ve learned to make things easier for others who want to try it. For adhering the cardstock to the journal I recommend a healthy even coat of Mod Podge, and a brayer with some muscle behind it to make sure it adheres well and to get all the air bubbles out. After I have gotten that part done I put the journal between waxed paper and put it under a pile of large heavy books to make sure it has even pressure to keep it glued. Thirty minutes is good enough for that. I cut off the excess paper with a “sharp!” exacto knife, then I start my background decoration. I “glue” on any art I’ve made for them with Mod Podge as well and repeat the brayer and heavy books process to ensure solid adhesion. He’re’s journal number 2 in my “series.” These are quite fun to make and it gives me a good feeling to know they are journals for Jesus!
For the next journal – think pink, I’m going with a pink background!
Romance never goes out of style. Candles, wine, fine chocolates, some sliced cheese and some lingerie and you and your husband are set for a night of sharing. Turn off the TV. Light a fire in the fireplace. Lay down a blanket and pillows in front of it and spend some time romancing each other. Taking time away for the daily stresses of life is what it’s all about. Enjoy the company of your true love and your heart will sing and your soul will be renewed.
At last! I’ve completed my piece for Inspire Me Thursday. I had a blast punning this up. Wacky stuff indeed. She’s such a kernel I had to share her. This is done with and inked background using a sea sponge, and a square rubberstamp. Cornelia was drawn first and I used regular colored pencils to color her in. The corn class at the bottom is digital printouts I painstakingly cut out using scissors and an exacto knife. Now I’m off to have some cornbread or corn fritters or corn on the cob, this piece made me hungry! Enjoy and let me know what you think! I’ll be working on my Christian journals the rest of this week. (After a much needed nap!)
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This was created for Make it Mondays. A very fun challenge. Using cardstock I stamped the twig hinges for the door and added layers of printed text papers then washed them with pink paint. The bright flower paper is a napkin. I used a paper punch to frame the flower button that I cut the shank from, and added detail with a mini background rubberstamp in bright pink ink. I topped the rest off with pink acrylic dots. The door is pink and brown washed with a pink brad for a doorknob and a gold heart charm topped with a ribbon flower. /Salute Pink! The challenge this week was doors & windows. This little house will likely end up on one of my art pieces in the near future. =) Happy Tuesday! Go make something!
Here’s my take on the challenge word for Illustration Friday this week. The word of the week is “Clique.” I had fun with this. Let me know what you think. =)
Also with September in it’s last few weeks I’m yearning for Halloween and came up with this journal entry after I recieved my JoAnn’s shipment of The Fall Glitter Stack. I LOVE their glitter papers. Way too much fun and ever so tempting. The papers are gorgeous enough to frame alone! I did a spooky she-ghost ready to chow down on chocolate. What’s your favorite tricky treat?
I finished my piece for Inspire Me Thursday late yesterday evening. This is what I came up with. So much fun! There’s a mini pompom glued to the tip of the hat that adds a bit of whimsy to the final project. The smaller yellow flowers were done with a plastic cork from a bottle of wine, I like the way it put centers in the flowers. I finished them off with doodle dots in yellow ink, and just a hint of orange. I hope to find some mini twigs to add to this so the flower looks more “nested” in. Now I’m off to plan dinner and work on Illustration Friday’s challenge this week – Island.
Inspire Me Thursday – Sept, 15, 2008 – YellowSleep Tight
Made for MIM
– word challenge – Wings.
This ATC was made with a small tag that I stamped so it appears to be a shirt. It was glued to cardstock to make the wings and then cut and glued to a watercolor washed background with more stamps, a button, and some fibers that I dyed with stamping ink. Super easy, super fun! My Inspire me Thursday piece is almost finished, I’m flattening it out now in a big heavy book so I can finish it off with the final touches. I’ll be done with it SOON! =)
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Happy Monday! One week till the first day of Autumn. What’s got you inspired today? I was inspired by a penny and an old, very colorful Christmas card. The richness of the purples and reds in the card together was so striking I cut the card up and collaged it onto this journal page with rubberstamps, and rich colored fibers. It’s as happy as a shiny new penny. I’m working on my Inspire Me Thursday piece this morning. They have chosen the prompt word Yellow for this week. The entries for this are going to fun to view. Grab some coffee, head to Inspire Me Thursday and start clicking! =) See you after my piece is posted.