Thursday, August 1, 2019

Language Warning...F*@kin' Badassery Art Journal

Yay!!! A new collaboration...this one is more of an ADULT theme celebrating one of the best swear words!  So fair warning if you are offended...

My favorite Creator of Collaborations, Tina Walker, came up with a goodie for a group of creatives that while mostly responsible adults (haha) still find a great pleasure in using the F word.

This little journal for reveal number 1 is made from ONE single piece of paper cut and folder and arted up! 
I used ALL Viva Las VegaStamps! that I got in a very recent order of 2 lbs of RANDOM red rubber.  I colored and scribbled and journaled and MAN O MAN I am so happy with what came out of it all!!!

So on to the magic..I am just going to share some photos of all the pages and you will see how much fun I had.

The cover is all from piece of dyepot dyed fabrics from the Mad Madder workshop with Tina and DeeDee.

If you would like to see some of the others here are a couple of links:

Tina Walker
DeeDee Catron
Sanna Lippert

Thanks for visiting!!!!  See you next time!

Monday, July 22, 2019

StencilGirl® Wish Flag

I am so lucky to be involved in some awesome StencilGirl® collaborations with Ms. Tina Walker!  This time we created WISH FLAGS. These are so much fun and this one does not disappoint!!

My flag doesn't have a specific wish since my hopes and dreams change daily.  But, to me, when I sit outside on a lovely day the wind always whispers to me, reminding me of all the things that are possible.

I used burlap, muslin and canvas for my flag with Distress Oxide Sprays and Dina Wakley paints along with several StencilGirl® stencils:  L635 Winter Trees Bark, L634 Leafy Trees Arch,  L301 Circles Circles, L261 Vintage Typewriter, L605 Soulful Scribbles Dots Dash

I sprayed the muslin in colors of nature and painted the canvas in coordinating shades.

I love loose threads, ragged edges and even some netting for texture and movement.

I can't wait to see how mother nature alters my flag!

I sprayed the flag a few times with Spectra Fix hoping that my colors will not run too much...

Head over to the StencilGirl® blog to see some other fantastic interpretations of this collaboration.

See you soon for the next one!!!

Monday, April 22, 2019

Resketch COLOR Journal collaboration with StencilGirl®-Vintage Blue

Are  you ready for some AWESOMENESS?!!

Tina Walker, the StencilGirl® collaboration columnist, challenged a small group of creators to choose ONE color and create art journal spreads filling up an ENTIRE Resketch journal.  Resketch journals are made with reclaimed paper!!!  You can see her collaboration columnist post over at StencilGirl® Talks for all of the details.

I picked a small sized resketch journal and the color BLUE.  For me, blue signifies openness, it is vast like the sky and the ocean and in my journal I opened up to create with only ONE color. It taught me that there are so many choices EVEN with limitations.

This is going to be a picture heavy post but stick with it...we are having a giveaway that you won't want to miss!!  And you will be able to link to the other AMAZING artists participating and see the beautiful creations they came up with!!

I left the cover as is and just colored the beautiful artwork on the jurnal I received.

Just look at all of this BLUE!!

I am going to zip through all the pages with some quick notes and a link to the StencilGirl stencil used.

Stencil:  Circles circles
Background is Distress Ink and quote is written with Posca Paint Pens (I used these fantasic pens on all pages)

Stencil:  Brick circle
I used watercolor paint on this page.

Stencil:  Ripples
This images was cut from a magazine.  Most of the images I used (except this one) are from vintage magazines-Life and McCalls.

Stencil:  Leafy trees arch
This one has a Tim Holtz paper doll!

Stencil:  Brick circle, Face it small, Double diameters small
Stencil:  Fade horiztonal, Half moon slant

Stencil: Warped holes, Create face

Stencil:   Brick circle
Viva Las VegaStamps coffee stain stamps for this page.

Stencil:  Warped holes
Vintage book pages and some stamping for this page.

Stencil:  Laugh Face

Stencil:  Inky circles, Entangling threads
More vinatge collaging.

Stencil:  Stars inspired by Matisse
This page uses some shimmering alcohol inks by Kristie Taylor designs. 

And lasy but not least...

Stencil: Finding your tribe

Whew!  You made it through all of the pages, thanks for sticking with me!!
We can't let you leave without saying THANK YOU for sharing in our color journal story. And, as a special Thank You, we also have a GIVEAWAY!

We are giving away a random selection of resketch journals AND a $25 StencilGirl® gift certificate to ONE LUCKY PERSON!

Make sure to comment below to let us know you've visited and let us know what color your journal would be. Visit each artist(s) blog for more chances to win! (comments due no later than April 28th midnight EST).

We will pick ONE winner on April 29th, 2019 so watch this space to see if you are a winner!

Please visit our other collaborators, links below.

Marsha Valk
Cynthia Sylveri
Lisa Dobri
Erin Serviss DeCoste
Jenny Pekulik Petricek
Josefine Fouarge
Tina Walker
Anna Friesen 

That is A LOT of inspiration isn't it??!!!  Hope you are inspired and enjoyed our journey!!