Tuesday, October 29, 2013

An Art Journal Page

Well, I have actually completed two challenges in a row! Go me :)

I could not get a good photo of this spread--it just looks like puke in every photo I took, but I do like it much better in person. But, I did it for a challenge so I wanted to make sure I posted it (even if I hate the photos).

(If you are curious what the cover of this book looks like, check here!)

Here's the color inspiration, looks like I took some creative liberties on the shade of brown I used, oops!
Be sure to visit the Mixed Media Color Challenge blog!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Project Shares

Today I have a few more projects I have been working on.

First up, an art journal page! I just love how it turned out. The colors are mostly from Ranger Color Wash, and some Dylusions spray.

And next is something I have been meaning to do for a long time. I have several art journals (like the one above) that are actually old altered books. But until now, I have left their covers blank. But I got bored with that, and am working on altering all of them now. I may end up not liking it (because it means I won't be working on a flat surface), but I just couldn't handle those ugly covers any more.  Here's a look at the first one:

I absolutely love how it turned out! Recently I bought some Cobalt Blue Luminarte Silks Glaze, and it is now my favorite shade, I think. I also used some Vavoom Red, Pumpkin Spice, Sunflower, and Teal on there too.  The stencil I used (Prima/Vintage Vanity) turned out really well too.

Well, that's it for today! I have another altered book in the works, so hopefully I will be back with that soon.

Monday, October 21, 2013

ColourQ Layout - just under the wire!

I made this last Wednesday, but didn't have time to photograph it and post it until tonight! Here's my layout:

At first, it was looking a bit too Halloween-y with the orange and green, so I added the pink heart and emphasized pink and green more.

And here's the inspiration image from the ColourQ Challenge #211.

If you hurry, there's still time to enter!

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.