Earlier this week my friend LuAnn and I got together for a day of chit chat, a stop at Hobby Lobby, and a few hours of arting together! We made lots of background papers using new stamps and techniques we got from a recent stamping/scrapbook/ paper arts convention we went to. I'll have more pics to share next post. But here are cards I made using two of the stamped papers I made:
I used this week's sketch design at Freshly Made sketches:
Products used on my cards: ivory, blue, light green card stock; greetings (Papertrey Ink-Mega Mixed Messages); background stamps (Cover a Card series by Impression Obsession- Lotus, Wavy Lines, Scattered Dots, Flower Burst, Small Quatrefoil); Colorbox Fluid Chalk Inks ( Aquamarine, Lime Pastel, Sea Crystal, Tangerine, Rouge - Clearsnap); Class a Peels stickers (Stampendous); paper flowers (Studio G); sewing machine and thread.
Linking to Freshly Made Sketches, and the Simon Wednesday Blog Challenge for the theme this week of " make your own background".
Another love of mine is Ireland. I've never been there. There are no family connections that I am aware of. Yet, the people and music and land are etched in my soul for some reason. I recently attended yet another Celtic Thunder concert-one of THE BEST ever and just had to create a journal page.
It began like this:
The finished page:
Ireland... I kept dreaming it, and one day I really was there...
A detail pic showing some of the texture:
This was painted using techniques by Serena Barton from her book Wabi-Sabi Art Workshop-which I have mentioned many times. It truly was an eye opening look into a special place for my art that I hadn't known existed. So, my sincerest gratitude to Serena! Materials used-magazine cut outs, reinker glazes, acrylic paints, molding paste.
Linking to Art Journal Every Day, Express Your Creativity, and Paint Party Friday.
Another question to ponder-have you ever felt a connection to a place not knowing why? Have you done any art to reflect it? I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Of course, I couldn't end this post without this beautiful song of Ireland done by...Celtic Thunder!
"Find out where joy resides, and give it a voice far beyond singing. For to miss the joy is to miss it all." Robert Louis Stevenson