Sunday, October 13, 2013

October Projects and a challenge entry

Hi everyone, time for a few more project shares. Sorry for all the photos...apparently I like to save up a bunch of projects to share all at once :)

1. Two crosses:
I made these as possible decorations for a new church that I am helping to "plant." I had a lot of fun mixing random junk pieces and bought items (like Finnabair's Mechanicals and Vintage Vanity, etc).

I used Luminarte Silks to color them.

The first one is a small 6x8 (?) canvas:

 and then a much larger 16x20in one in the same style:

2. Next, I wanted to use the Finnabair style for a canvas with one of my photos. I don't love the result, but I guess it turned out ok. That's me at the Colosseum in Rome.

3. The other day, I ran across this site: Scrapbook Diaries. I absolutely love the mixed media-style layouts that are featured there, and I am definitely planning on buying a kit at some point. In the meantime, I checked out the Live with Prima section, and this canvas stood out to me: Treasure Canvas with Kasia Krzyminska.

I have a new blog and artist to inspire me now! I have already pinned a lot of Kasia's art journal pages, but never spent a long time perusing her blog until this week. She is one of those artists where every single project of hers, I just LOVE and it makes me want to start creating my own versions right away.

I love her work so much that I signed up for this workshop: Pop and Colours (where she is one of the featured designers). I am excited for it to start next week!

So, I watched the canvas video through once, and then again while creating my own version. Here's my take on it:

 4. Finally, I created an art journal spread for Challenge #9 at A Mixed Media Color Challenge.

I have wanted to enter one of their challenges (since entering the first one) but have always gotten too busy and missed the deadline! Finally I was able to finish one in time:

 Whew, I guess that is it for now! Thanks for stopping by.


Claudine said...

Wonderful love it

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Lynn! What an assortment of amazing projects! I love them all! Your art journal pages are spectacular! Love the background full of so much detail! Great to see you creating again! Thanks for sharing your fab artwork with A Mixed Media Color Challenge!

Sue Lelli said...

LYN, your journal pages have the most wonderful details and textures! So glad you finally had the time to play with us at A Mixed Media Color challenge!

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

All are absolutely gorgeous pages, Lynn :-)

Scraps of Elegance said...

What a treat to have found your blog. I adore your grunge work, fabulous textures and compositions. I'm a new follower now.

lehtipollo said...

Wow, the crosses are gorgeous, the Finnabair-ish style really works well on them! Everything else looks wonderful, too.

Elobibie said...

wow! So beautiful page...