... in the depth of the deep freeze this week of single digit and minus temps. I have been taking advantage of staying indoors unless absolutely necessary! I've made a few more Valentine's day inspired projects I will share first.
By the way, my friend Nancy Maxwell James is hosting a special Valentine event on her blog Sugar Lump Studios beginning Feb 1 thru Feb. 14 where each day she will delight and inspire with a free project !!! I'll be there-won't you join in too? You won't be disappointed -her artwork is amazing!!! You can also click on the badge on the right sidebar (the "14 hearts" one).
First up is a very quick and easy tag:
My next set of tags were inspired by a collage sheet from Retro Café Art. You can see what else I made using these images in this post.
Here's one of the tags up close:
I also had to get into my journal and paint. There was a quote that kept coming into my head the last few days so I used it as my prompt.
I started by randomly painting a background using yellow, pink, Cobalt Teal and Olive acrylic paints. See the splotches? That was simply done by splattering some drops of water around, letting it sit a min., then wiping away with a paper towel which removed the paint where the water sat.
I then repeatedly stamped an alphabet image (Stampers Anonymous-Tim Holtz collection Artful Artifacts set) along with background dots (Dylusions Basic Backgrounds set) with black ink. More mark making was done using white acrylic paint and a foam brush, bottle cap and one of my hand carved stamps. The image at the lower right was torn from a napkin. Thank you Patty- I love this napkin! This quote -another fave of mine-was printed out and added. For now I'm calling it finished-not sure if I want to outline the words.
Linking up to Art Journal Everyday , Creative Every Day, Paint Party Friday, and Show and Tell Saturday. Have a fantastic weekend everyone and stay warm.
Oh, a big THANK YOU to all my followers!! It won't be a year of having my blog until mid March and I can't believe I'm at 75 posts and 75 followers-woohoo!!! It wouldn't BE, if it wasn't for your kindnesses, encouragement, comments and inspiration.
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