Monday, April 22, 2019
Going In Circles and Having Fun!
It's been such fun making circle art each day for a 30 day Instagram challenge and I love when I can link to blog challenges too. So here are a few more. This one and my next one are dedicated to Earth Day (today, Monday, the day of this post). Of course every day should be considered Earth day, right? I just want to mention here that the bit stuff that looks like filament behind the words is from a recycled dryer sheet. I use them quite often but have not considered dyeing them which is what Elizabeth of Altered Book Lover brilliantly shared here. Sadly her original blog is locked so she has had to recreate a temporary new blog. Please do visit her special recycling posts, and wish her a very happy bEARTHday too! Happy birthday dear Elizabeth!!
This is my Earth Day #2 circle:
My next circles have a Spring theme going so I will be joining Moo Mania and More (Spring Fever); The Simon Wednesday Challenge (Spring Mood board); Try It On Tuesday (Springtime); and the Simon Monday Challenge (Going Around in Circles):
The chipboard violets and girl are Tim Holtz as is the sentiment sticker. Moonshine sequins are Simon Says Stamp. The background for this circle and the previous one were made by applying reinker colors to the backs of Dina Wakley white printed collage tissues then gluing to watercolor paper once dry.
Tim Holtz chipboard, circles die (behind the flower basket) is Simon Says Stamp.
The following card is meant for a challenge I am entering for the first time and is inspired by this card created by Lorraine of Lorraine's Loft. I guess you can say I "cased" her card but mine is much simpler looking and not near as beautifully detailed as hers. And her coloring of the House-Mouse stamps is fabulous!
The dragonfly wings really aren't that blue but I was unable to get the right angle for the glitter glue no matter how I tried. Funny thing about this stamp:
I had almost forgotten this was originally a stamp made many years ago and that I still had it!! This series of adorable designs are now owned and made as cling stamps by Stampendous. The sentiment is an old stamp made by Stampendous. Other products: large notecard (Recollections); Neenah #110 Smooth Solar White card stock(Simon Says Stamp); Jet Black Archival ink; patterned paper(?); Wonky Rectangles dies (Simon Says Stamp); colored pencils; Stickles glitter glue (Ranger).
Joining in at House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge (theme is Anything Goes + the option of Spring). Check out the fab DT inspirations and if you have any of the House-Mouse stamps do join in- there are great prizes to be had!
Break time, so I will share my meal and drink from a recent revisit to our favorite hibachi restaurant Komé:
Of course we had a blast and the food-SO good! My salmon dinner gave me a big meal for the next day as well. Water and warm sake were my drink choices. Joining Bleubeard and Elizabeth and peeps for T Stands For Tuesday.
One more bit of art, a journal page meant for Art Journal Journey (theme is Having Fun):
This page is in my Creative Dyary Journal inspired by the Dina Wakley Collage Collective Book as well as her collage tissue papers.
Joining Paint Party Friday as well. Happy week everyone!
" Nature never did betray the heart that loved her." William Wordsworth