Monday, July 17, 2017
Celebrate Good Times
How is everyone? I noticed a bit of a slowdown in blogland and I hope it's only because many are on holiday. I do notice your absence and think of you.
There is a special anniversary celebration happening over at T Stands For Tuesday hosted by Bleubeard and Elizabeth! So I made a few things to help with the celebration:
A journal page to celebrate 4 years of T Stands For Tuesday. Thank you Elizabeth for hosting, and for sharing all your fun adventures in art and life! Won't you grab a cuppa and join us there? Elizabeth is also having an ATC swap for anyone that wants to participate (not mandatory) where you send out an ATC and receive one in return. The rules are on the blog. I brayered acrylics on my journal page then added the flowers with a stencil and titanium white. I guess most of you are familiar with these cups by now:) Yes, the stamp is from a Darkroom Door set I won- Coffeetime :) I stamped the cup 4 times on 4 different patterned papers, fussy cut each one then stacked them on the page. The checkerboard - like mesh stamp is from Magenta and the letters and number are a foam stamp set from Making Memories. The ink I used is Versafine Sepia.
As I am participating in the ATC exchange I made two ATCs:
Products: vintage book text; vintage images (Retro Café Art); teacup stamp (and OLD PSX stamp); German scrap ( ARTchix studio); inks- Staz On Azure, Distress Tea Dye; gesso; Stickles Diamond glitter glue.
In addition to T Stands For Tuesday I am joining in at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge #28.
For the Simon Wednesday Challenge (theme is plaid) and the new Simon Monday Challenge (Get in Shape) I have this card which I made the other day for a male friend:
I have another journal page to share:
and again a close up:
This is the second page I've done after watching some You Tube videos using household things such as a toilet tissue roll and and this case q tips to make the lavender flowers. So much fun! And lavender reminds me so of summer and of France and so this is for Art Journal Journey for the theme of "summertime love" hosted this month by Elizabeth, along with - as always - Paint Party Friday!
Do you have any fun household items you use in your art? What are they? I use bottle caps and old credit/key cards quite often, along with corrugated cardboard. The tines of a fork make nice marks...
The moving out for son and gf continues in between stays home yet as there was a glitch in that the elevator has not gotten the final inspection (the inspector never showed up for the appt. and until he signs off legally no one can live in their apartments yet although they are able to move things in so long as the agent unlocks and locks the apartments. Many people are having to stay in a nearby hotel as they have no where else to go. At least the apartment owners are footing those bills. But geez...
See you all in between the moving fun as it continues:)
" Life is a celebration. Enjoy it well." Uruj Shahid