And I feel da MOJO coming back 🙂 I do!!!! YEEHAAAA!!! I made a mess on my table much to Ryan’s chagrin
and this is a “tame” mess..LOL
and I let my collaging instinct go CUH-RAZY! Came up with lots of neat pages you may have seen on my instagram feed.. but will show some goodies throughout the week. I decided that I NEED to be crafty EVERY DAY.. for my sanity.. I can’t recommend it enough.. whether it means sticking something down, scribbling, writing, decorating your calendar… whatever.. one NEEDS this.. or maybe it’s just moi? LOL
Ok this week’s theme for AJ TOOSDAY (on TOOSDAY I might add).. is to make a GRID. Grids are phenom for card layouts, scrapbooking pages, art journaling pages.. as noisy and as messy as I am, I enjoy a clean nice page.. weird no? Sometimes I need the “BUSY” but most times I see myself needing some white space to rest my eyes… whats your style?
Ok here is my page. Have I mentioned I am obssessed with security envelopes and their patterns? If any of my sistahs get some good ones from their bills with interesting patterns, feel free to mail me some :).. I love (1) mail and i love (2) security envelopes (oh have I mentioned that? LOL). So on my grid, I punched out 9 squares of security envelopes that I have collected and purchased for a clean background.. added a vintage foil star, bingo number and vintage image and a wee teeny tiny piece of tape stapled to the top to balance it out… I have really been
interested OBSSESSED with vintage photos.. but not just any photo.. photos that speak to me.. faces that express a feeling I am feeling.. whether it be personal, friendship, family.. This photo just caught my eye.. a page dedicated to my besties :).. clean and simple.
Here’s Mary’s page with a “built in” grid in the background!
Here is Heather’s page
heather’s daughter Emily ‘s (9) page
Here is Heather’s daughter Riley’s (6) page
Aren’t these fabby? DON’ T YOU WANNNNNNA JOIN IN???????? Come on….. ya know ya wanna….
next week’s theme which was something that helped me get my mojo back….
I took some watercolor inks (you can use acrylics, watercolors.. whatevah).. and I made a pattern of hearts on a page
Here’s the full page! I may use this as background paper for a card… stay tuned!
See the red circles on the page? That was torn from one of my patterned pages
Ok so your challenge this week? due next TOOSDAY? Make a page of patterns and then use it as collage fodder on a page…. ok? clear as mud?
Don’t forget bellarific friday this week also.. it’s a sketch which would be perfect for an art journal too! I am gonna play and you can too.. it doesn’t only have to be a card on bellarific friday but it has to follow our theme.. and use a bella stamp
I LOVE THIS SKETCH!
Also don’t forget to leave a comment on the post below (bellarific friday) for a chance to win $10 in bella bucks. And if you contribute you have a chance to win $20 in bella bucks
Have fun sistahs
sorry to be so long winded.. just excited that Im back! LOL