Sunday, March 31, 2013

March Mixed Media Monday Challenge 2013

The Mixed Media Monday March Challenge was.........Use buttons and lyrics of a song that means a lot to you      Well, I used buttons for my clouds and lyrics to a song  but I don't think I could say that the song means "a lot" to me!  lol  Since I was a teenager I have wanted to someday own a milk cow.  I may get sick of milking her, I may not like it at all, but I at least want to try.  :-)  I did this page for fun and had planned on creating a serious one but life kinda changed my plans. I did get to try something new on this page, though.. I did an image transfer using mod podge and a picture I printed out of my ink jet printer using plain old printer paper. :-) I did brighten it up some with markers and paint but I love the way it turned out.  I used stamps for some texture and the flowers and also more buttons as the flowers. 
It was a fun page and I'm ok with it, that I didn't get another page done.  Maybe April will be a better month for my physically and I can still do that "serious" page.   I look forward to each Monday now and I used to dread them!  Thanks, Tracy!  <3 p="">

Friday, March 1, 2013

Wish it. Dream it. Do it.

I look forward to Tracy's Creative Challenge each month.  I was so looking forward to the Mixed Media Monday Night Coaster Swap but with having to have surgery and Brooke having so many issues with her teeth I didn't think I could swing it. I was really disappointed but Tracy said she'd have more swaps and I was looking forward to seeing all the pictures. Imagine my surprise when I get a package of my own. These awesome artsy ladies have the sweetest hearts!  It was a totally rough day and Brooke and I were heading for her to get her expander put on and she was really nervous.  What an uplift that package was to me!  I already felt that art journaling could help bring healing in it's own way but it also brought some of my most wonderful and caring friends. I'll try to take pics of the soon and share them on the blog.  For now......I'm going to share my February Challenge art journal page.

I used Americana white paint (by Deco Art) in my homemade gesso, script wrapping paper, baby wipe I painted with and dried, paper tape, Basic Grey die cuts and transparencies, Plaid/Folk Art Inspiration stencil, charcoal pencil, a plain old school pencil and a walnut stain Distress Ink Pad.  :-)  The red is just an envelope I put behind it to take the picture. I wasn't real happy with it at first but the more I worked on it....the happier I got.  Check out Tracy Weinzapfel's blog and join in on the fun!