Hiya sistahs.. a very happy Passover to all who celebrate with me
So today’s theme for Art Journaling TOOSDAY was a free for all… let’s see what da aj sistahood came up with shall we?
I decided to use our new DUDA stamp YOURS TRULY… I so love that stamp so much!
I also was playing around with my art supplies and found a new technique for colouring in mixed media which I will share at a later date.. so here’s my spread with ribbon and scribble and oil pastels and vintage music sheets…
Here is Christine's page
and here is Violet's page
I just love to peer into other people’s journals.. is that wrong?????
Ok as you may know.. every week is an “open week”… I just want you to play and have fun.. I will assign a prompt and if it inspires you, then use it, if not, just make any page that inspires you and send it in easy peasy n’k?
Next week’s theme is to use the “NEGATIVE” of a punch… so if you punch out a heart, I want you to use the frame of the heart or the “heart hole” in the paper… make sense? or you can draw a shape, cut it out and use the negative…
Hiya sistahs! I was buried under orders and trying so hard to see the light and got a little nudge from our very own sistah pinky saying.. ummmm lady.. I need something to read
I so don’t have any muse but I do want to tell you that the RUBBAH for the new release is being made as we speak! and boyoboyoboy are you gonna LOVE the new images! 9 in TOTAL!! woohoo! Stay tuned for some sneak peeks!
So for AJ TOOSDAY I asked you to make a page with flowers… I need to see spring somewhere.. cuz it ain’t outside
So for today’s theme I took out my watercolors which I have been playing with lately and took out a piece of yummy watercolor paper and went a bit “mental”.. LOL.. But I LOVE the results!
Here’s my page
aren’t the colors so amazing? I could stare at this piece all day LOL!
And here is Pinky’s page
And Violet's GORGEOUS page!
and now for next week’s theme
I bought this today and fell in love.. keep them open as I work just to stare at them.
I want you to get a fresh new box of something crayola… something inspiring.. and I want you to play with it.. find colors you love.. feel like a kid again. k? Doesn’t have to be expensive. You can get the markers and spread with water.. yum.. crayons (even my kids know NOT TO TOUCH MY CARNATION PINK!!).. go crazy k?
Don’t forget about bellarific friday this week.. a sketch you can see above.
How was DA WEEKEND? Do anything exciting? well we are inundated with orders and I am working on our new release (veHerry soon).. if anyone is in an urgent rush for their goodies, please drop me an email and I will dig.. k? We are trying as quickly as we can!
Ok for this week’s aj toosday, I asked you to use TAPE on your page. … let’s see what the creatives came up with shall we?
I decided to stick some strips of masking tape on a piece of wax paper.. then I doodled, stamped, painted , splotched etc on them and waited for them to dry…
I then tore strips and bits and pieces and used them on this page below. I will then keep this in my “stash” for future use! These are great to use on cards, layouts, canvases etc.. had so much fun with it!
And now for da sistahood!
Here is PINKY's page
and here is Violet's page
Just love them I appreciate anyone who participates.. makes me happy shmappy.
Next week’s theme? hmmmm……. FLOWERS.. pressed ones, fake ones, real ones, drawn ones, doodled ones, painted ones… I need a little spring in my step sistahs (get it? SPRING? LOL.. I kill me)
Ok don’t forget to participate in this week’s bellarific friday ANYTHING GOES challenge! Also place a comment on the post above for a chance to win $10 in bella bucks!
Hiya sistahs.. it’s AJ toosday and the theme was to add a vintage photgraph to your page.. either a relative or a complete stranger you have “adopted”….
here we go!
here is my page .. I used lots of elements here including a photo I downloaded of a mother and daughter.. some script, tape, paper.. yum! Jayden and I were going through some homework "issues" that were driving me crazy! So I wrote about them
Here is Pinky's page.. of her grandma's baby picture!!
Here is Violet's page
here's heather's page!
Ok now for next week’s theme? TAPE. I want you to use MASKING TAPE, WASHI TAPE, SCOTCH TAPE.. on your page…
I am SO OFF this week sistahs..LOL. I am so sorry. Ever have one of those weeks?
–trying to deal with HOCKEY ISSUES- can’t even get into it so frustrated!!!
–trying to deal with putting stuff on sale.. YUP on SALE!! I am on the BELLA section so if there ever was a Bella you wanted to purchase? NOW IS THE TIME sistahs! Because most of these will be discontinued along with a lot of the others on sale.. so don’t blink… BUY..LOL. I know that feeling when you really want something and you wait and wait and then POOF! it’s gone . Very frustrating!
– trying to keep my creative mojo alive
–preparing a release… yes. don’t know when so keep on checking on da bloggypoo.. The reason why I can’t give a specific date is because I take so much care in the artwork.. so much care in sentiments, and meaning and image perfection that sometimes it takes me a bit longer than other companies who can release as they change their underwearS (don’t you hate people who say UNDERWEARS? I know you’re saying it out loud now..LOL UNDERWEARSSSSSSS).. Ok so enough about my VENTING..
A couple of things to share
So my Tyler is a hockey player as you know.. a goalie.. and his coach recently took a picture of him and unbeknownst to me, the picture made it on a poster for his goalie school! I was so proud OMG. You can tell it’s my “TY TY” (shhh don’t tell Tyler that I called him that in public..LOL) because you will notice the Spider Man helmet .. LOL
it’s him doing a glove “THAVE” (save.. he still has his lisp God bless this child..LOL)
Oh and if you are local and want to enroll your child in this school.. it is WONDERFUL .. just a little pluggity plug (what’s WRONG with me today? I need to get out more..LOL)
Ok and now for our AJ TOOSDAY on WENNSDAY theme.. I wanted you to make PACKING TAPE TRANSFERS.. we only had one entrant and 3 from me..LOL. I just want you to see how easy and what a great element it may be to add to your art.. to your cards.. etc.. and SOOO EASY! and can be done in both black and white and colour!
So Here is Heather G’s entry! She used color photos for her transfers.. GORGEOUS!
Isn’t it FUN???
The one thing I want to try is to use either a MATTE or ULTRA MATTE medium on top of the tape to take away the sheen.. that’s next on my laundry list.
here are mine
you'll notice the tall birdcage.. that is the transfer!
here you will see the vintage botanical image on the left.. that is a transfer!
Here the vintage ladies' face is a transfer
transfers are so nice as they add a layer and allow you to see the layer beneath it.. YUM!
Ok now for next week’s theme… hmmmmm
Use a vintage photograph on your page.. look online for one.. or use an authentic family one.. and write about it… incorporate it into your page somewhere (it’s terrible.. I call these images “DEAD PEOPLE pictures” LOL… )
Hiya sistahs! How was your weekend? I’m telling you.. I don’t even know what day it is lately.. hmph.. been so busy and the weekend that just passed was a whirlwind…
This was my view pretty much for 3 days straight. hmph.. we were all WRECKS by Sunday night LOL.. That’s my BOY with the spider man helmet.. goalie of the stars..LOL. I honestly can’t complain as I REALLY enjoy watching him and cheering for the team.. it just takes the wind out of me… and the politics involved really drive me MAD! Any othAH sistahs involved in competitive sports? Would love to hear your stories..
Here’s another little tidbit of my life..LOL. I pick up the kidlets every afternoon.. and this is what greets me.. a little scary but soooo cute Makes my heart sing! This little girl with the SMOOSHED window nose is a true “free spirit”..LOL.. sometimes a little hard to follow..LOL
Ok Enough about MEEEEEE… What’s going on with YOUUUUUUU?
Don’t forget to place a comment on BELLARIFIC FRIDAY post to possibly win $10 in bella bucks! Also don’t forget this week’s SKETCH due Thursday night! Come on and join us will ya?
And NOWWW for AJ TOOSDAY!
This week’s theme was an ANYTHING goes theme.. Let’s see what everyone came up with shall we?
this is my page where I collaged and coloured and sketched.. I used my colored pencils and mineral spirits.. LOVED EVERY MINUTE making this page!
this is Heather's page
This is Violet's page
and for next week’s challenge?
I made some “PACKING TAPE TRANSFERS” with Jayden last week.. here’s her manicured fingers, showing you the technique
This is a great technique and VERY easy. I would like you to include a transfer in your art journaling page.. k? You with me? Here’s a link to a tutorial and it’s a phenom website to look through.. YUM.. you’ll thank me
On the radio today while driving my children to a program?
yup.. it occupied me for 10 minutes of my 1 hour laborious drive.. I sang SO loud I think the cars next to me heard me.. ECHHHH who cares what othahs think right? LOL
Mwah to da sistahs who sing with da tunes and will TRY AJ TOOSDAY NEXT TOOSDAY!
It’s been a cuh razy last few days with me hibernating and trying to give the best holiday gift I can to my sistahs. What do I mean, you ask? Well.. I have been FINALLY going through all 600 images one by one , checking inventory, age etc.. and decided to basically “give” them away! LOL. I am in a purging kind of mood and have lots of new ideas for 2012 and, well, I need to get rid of stuff to bring more stuff in.. capiche? the prices are SO good that I even feel like buying them..LOL! So I hope you all take advantage of the slashed prices.. you can find gorgeous stamps for as low as 0.50! CRAZY I know.. but I am a CUHRAZY type of sistah! LOL
So if you want to take a look at what I posted so far.. you can take a look at it here! Perhaps it was on your wishlist and you just needed the final SHOVE to throw you over the edge? LOL.. well here’s the SHOVE.
So have fun shoppin’!
Now a very teeny tiny AJ Thursday… we will resume on Wednesday JANUARY 9th
So this week’s theme was:
Here is my post.. The left side is all my writing which you can't see.. about ALL of my favorite foods, etc.. and these are merle and myrna.. they escaped from my pen the other day and couldn't resist coloring them up with mineral spirits and colored pencils.. and their wings are in a gold sharpie marker.. you can't see how shiny they are in the picture Of course they are drawn in my MOLESKINE SKETCHBOOK.. nomnomnom
Here is Mary's BEAUTIFUL page
Here is Leslie's page using our JAVA SPILLS stamp!
How about some BABEROONI inspiration now?
Danabella used MISTER PENGUIN GOES FOR A RIDE
Amandabella used FUSCHIAS FOR LULU
Angelabella used PIA PUDDINTOP
Carlabella used POLLY PACKAGES
and here's the inside
Kimabella used EVE under the mistletoe
Marybella used UPTOWN GIRLS THE THREE AMIGAS
Vickibella used FROSTIER
So tomorrow is bellarific friday! don’t forget your entry for tomorrow for get well wishes
Next AJ page is a FREE for all.. talk about the holidays, make some backrgrounds.. just find some “me time” and enjoy you and your journal
As promised, here is DA SPLITCOAST CHALLENGE WINNAH! please email me so I can send your vouchah! And just to let you know, Elaineabella will be announcing another challenge next TOOSDAY due in January so you can play through the holidays
Now for ART JOURNALING WENSDAY…. I am gonna keep this weekly AJ day up and I am hoping to get more participants..LOL..if not, it’s a’ight.. we have our little group and will continue to persevere
If anyone has any questions on art journaling, please email me.. I would love to answer you!
Ok this week’s theme was COLLAGE.. that’s my favorite and I think every week should be collage week..LOL
this is my page. When I saw someone post this vintage image on Facebook.. I knew I had to have it. Thew two women in the front row of the roller coaster ar having such a good time with their skirts blowing in the air.. the ladies behind them? not so much..LOL. My motto? ALWAYS BE IN THE FIRST ROW..LOL
and here's my second page. I had some "alone time" and I took advantage .. lots of molding paste for texture and the collage piece here is the dress I cut out of a magazine and worked around it.. I made her fit in it ... LOL
here is Pinky's page all the way from MAUI! See? you don't need your tools with you all the time. just pick up some ephemera from wherever you are!
And here is Violet's page
arent they stunning?! *sigh* you have no idea how “this sport” (LOL) makes me happy
And next week’s theme? well I was cutting up some magazines over the weekend for collage and I clipped some great themes for our AJ WENNSDAYS… here’s the one for next week
are you a chocolate type of sistah? vanilla? chunky monkey? (LOL).. heavenly hash?
Make a page inspired by your favorite flavour… it doesn’t have to be literal.. it can be style flavour, home decor flavour.. whatevah your heart tells you it is
ok and a couple of OTHAH things.. tell me what you think
I just got back from Staples.. I was at the cash (the only one open) and I wasn’t even there 3 milliseconds where this older woman whips around and says to me:
“I smelled you when you came in and it is either perfume or laundry detergent and it bothers me” (CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT?)
me: “I’m really sorry but I am not sure what you would like me to do.. there is one cash open and I need to pay”
her: “oh ok”
another cashier “WE ARE OPEN IN CASH 2″
me: I will go pay at the other cash
Listen, it’s not that I am insensitive.. and if i KNEW I would be with someone who was sensitive to smells, I would not wear anything.. but I’m SORRY… if you are out in public and have no control over what other people wear.. what gives HER the right to make ME feel uncomfortable. ESPECIALLY when she KNEW I had no where to go??? I was so irritated and in disbelief. What would YOU have done? was I wrong to be aggravated at this smiling woman? LOL
Ok I feel better now.
Next. My FAVORITE song for the moment. You KNOW that since it is my NEW FAVE SONG, it is now my ringtone.. so you can call me ANY TIME YOU WANT..LOL
Ho Hey by the LUMINEERS. Maybe I shoulda told the “smelly” woman to HO HEY. LOL (K I really am done now)