Monday, April 8, 2019
This Week's Musings
Hello Lovelies! It is truly looking and feeling like Spring and I couldn't be happier. We just had a glorious three days of sunshine and temps up to near 80 F. And so as not to miss it, much time was spent outdoors walking, cleaning the yard, washing windows, and meals on the grill. Our outdoor cushions are out again, and I even had my first breakfast at the picnic table this season:) I hope wherever you are you have been able to enjoy some nice weather too.
The above circle art is from an Instagram Challenge I am participating in hosted by Birgit Koopsen- "Everything Circles" so I chose to use actual circles. I die cut 30 circles from watercolor paper (one for each day of the challenge this month). They are 3 1/2" wide. I am also going to join Moo Mania and More (theme is polka dots) and Try It on Tuesday ( use a stencil or two). The background is a gelli plate print using a circle stencil and bright paints. The paper dolls and sentiment are Tim Holtz, the fabric tape is Recollections. The heart was punched from blue cardstock and lined with black ink. The rim of the circle was edged with a bright pink Posca Pen.
These are some of the backgrounds I prepared. Top left is mop up paper towels, gift wrap tissue (feathers), and patterned paper. Top right is Tim Holtz collage tissue papers. Bottom right are gelli plate prints, and on the bottom left I stamped sentiments and will watercolor a floral wreath around them. Actually I did post a few of those on IG and will post them here next time:)
Here is a Spring tag meant for Tag Tuesday (birds,nests, eggs); Moo Mania and More again; and the Simon Wednesday Challenge (Animal Antics):
Products: large white tag; duck (Simon Says Stamp Showers and Flowers set); sentiment (Simon Says Stamp Choose Joy Set); alcohol markers; Archival Jet Black ink; washi tapes, paper flower, large brad (Recollections); tiny hearts (Doodlebug Design Inc); white gel pen.
For T Stands For Tuesday I'll share the lovely lunch I had recently with my Mom:
We went to Jumbars - a quaint café nearby especially to have their delicious quiche. This one was asparagus and mushrooms. Along side we had a nice sized salad with their homemade raspberry vinaigrette. Our drinks were water with lemon. This is another place I love to go to for lunch when out with a friend. Hubby prefers much more substantial meals;)
Let's see, in keeping with the circles theme here I have this abstract journal page to share with Art Journal Journey for the theme of "Having Fun"-oh- and this actually works also for Try it on Tuesday (use one or more stencils:):
I was definitely having fun trying out some of my new Dina Wakley paints (Blushing, Peacock, and Penny) by finger painting with them. Have you tried any of her paints? I LOVE them!! Then I added the stencilling - Altenew-Half Tone stencil, and Dylusions - DYS34018. The die is Tim Holtz/Sizzix Thinlets from this set: 660222.
Joining in at Paint Party Friday too:) Have a fantastic week everyone!
"Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty." Albert Einstein