i can not believe i have made and almost completed the whole year with the art journalling challenge with Kate Crane (http://thekathrynwheel NULL.blogspot NULL.co NULL.uk).
here is my December calendar in a none traditional colour. i used a couple of new products that i had not tried before and that is Art Anthology (http://www NULL.artanthologyinc NULL.com) sprays and Lumin Arte (http://www NULL.dreamingcolor NULL.com/radiant-rain) radiant rain shimmering mists. i am just saying i am a huge fan of both products and can’t wait to play a bit more with them!
i also used a bit of embossing paste and enamel accents on my girl and of course grungeboard for my D in december.
thanks for dropping by. let me know what you think!
til next time
okay so this is a very cool, oh i can not stop, kind of technique
who would have thought after all these years one would enjoy playing with chalk!
up until a few months ago i didn’t even know where one could buy it!
so here is my take on this months challenge for 2013 over at tim hotlz (http://timholtz NULL.com/12-tags-of-2013-november/)
i do hope you are taking the opportunity to play along as well!
let me know what you think!
do you remember when tim (as in Holtz of course) said in this post (http://timholtz NULL.com/italy-blog-journal-part-1/) the phrase “remember the now” it jumped out to me as i am sure it did many of thousands of his peeps. but it really jumped out at me.
i try to really focus on my ‘now’. on the important things in life not on the drama and trivial things that we are faced with each day.
this past week, this weekend, today, NOW is one of those ‘remember the now’ moments for me. we lost one of our sweetest uncles this last week… it was so very hard to say goodbye from afar. today is my son’s birthday and anyone who ‘knows’ me or follows me here know he is a miracle child for me in so many many ways. he literally saved my life 23 years ago… and to top it all off he was born on my sweet departed mom’s birthday.
so my project i am sharing with you tonight is a very special one to me. so on with the project
what does one get when they cross Wendy Vecchi (http://studio490art NULL.blogspot NULL.ca) Art Parts (both the leaves and the creative cover), Tim Holtz grungeblocks, distress paints and inks, some eclectic elements fabric and a really catching tim holtz phrase….
yes, preparing to sew yet again…and yes for someone who doesn’t sew i find myself ‘sew’ addicted to the new tim holtz eclectic elements fabric (http://timholtz NULL.com/eclectic-elements-fabric-inspiration/)
i love love love grunge anything and these blocks are no exception!! a very very important message to remind me of my now i love how the leaves art parts, grungeboard and cork all work as one in my flower.
well that is it. that is my NOW. that is what i want to remember each and every single day that i am blessed to be on this earth.
thanks for stopping by and please do let me know what you think!
so i am beyond excited to be able to announce that i am a brand new member of the Snazzy Design Team (http://snazzysdesignteamblog NULL.blogspot NULL.co NULL.uk)!!!
i couldn’t believe it when i was floating through my email and came across one from Val inviting me to join their team!!!
this last week Snazzy has introduced their design team starting with Minxy (http://thealteredinker NULL.blogspot NULL.co NULL.uk) who is the fabulous creator found at altered inker, Claire (http://clairescraftymakes NULL.blogspot NULL.co NULL.uk) who can be found at Claires Crafty Makes, Lucy (http://lucystruecolours NULL.blogspot NULL.co NULL.uk) of Lucy’s True Colours and then lastly myself.
Val asked each of us to pick a project that we felt best represents us or one of our favourites. that was a hard one for me as my style, if i was to have a style, switches quite frequently but with that said the one project i have chosen to be one of fav’s is this
I am am very excited to get started with my very first DT kit!!! i do hope you take a couple minutes to say hi and introduce yourselves both here and come on over to Snazzy and say hi there!!
i have been sewing!!! nothing too fancy mind you but i am so pleased with how it looks
so it begins with me ordering the Creative Chemistry 102 apron. i was so tickled to get it but then was scared to death to wear it because i know in a heartbeat i would get ink on it….yes i know that is what an art apron is for but i just couldn’t do it.
so it brought me to yesterday pretending i was going to clean up my art room only to discover the fabric that i had to have but didn’t know what to do with…. it got me to thinking…
who says i need to wear my new apron in the art room. i do love to bake and always wear an apron in the kitchen but as much as i love my CC102 apron it just isn’t kitchen ready…
so without further ado here as some pictures…if you follow me on Facebook or on instagram you may have seen some of these already..
for my heart i even managed to stuff it with some foam to give it a bit of dimension.
same here. i wanted to balance out the heart being on just one side of the apron so stuffed an stitched a triangle here
the ‘remember the now’ is so from one of tim’s postings on the recap of his fabulous journey to Italy. i, as i am sure most everyone else, fell in love with this simple thought/phrase.
i love how tim’s trimmings fit so perfectly with his fabric but really did we expect anything else!!
now this is donna (i am not sure why her name is donna but that is the name!!) and here she is wearing my new apron which i will promptly hang in my kitchen to wear the next time i bake a pie!!i am so very excited to have had an opportunity to use my new material yet again. i can’t wait til i get brave enough to actually make something with it…
hope to hear your thoughts. i will be linking up to tim’s eclectic element fabric post here (http://timholtz NULL.com/eclectic-elements-fabric-is-here/).