Thursday, June 26, 2008
But I just wanted to share a little epiphany I am having.I am loving Art Journalling.
Ok, ok, so no great big fantastic shockwave type thing here..but...its so relaxing!!!
Sometimes..your pages turn out like something threw up on them...and sometimes theyre gold....and i started scrpbooking for the Creative process...so this is no different...but its allowed to be as radical and unbalanced as you like..and you dont have to be so nice all the time!! LOL..(I just feel its ok to vent a little more honestly in your art journal.
So...I have found the Teesha Moore site...
her work is truly beautiful..and I must admit..her rubber stamps are way cool!!!
You know how much I love Viv Bonders work...her use of paint and fabric are to die for!!..
and there are countless others I love to visit....all in the name of expanding my love of the ol'art journal.
So.. I am now taking part in Creative Therapy..the cheapest ,and most satisfying therapy aound...LOL...each week there is a new catalyst....and there is no right or wrong!!!Its not a competition..its just about expressing yourself.
So...go on..have a bash.Try something new every week....write down your hearts desires...or that which makes you mad...or sad....its totally cleansing and uplifting of the spirit.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
....LOL...Halens Body is Mr Incredible, Montana ia Jade Bratz...and I, with the short legs, funny shoes and stripey pants...am Jo Jo( Jo jo and the circus).....stole the bodies from colouring books.hehehehe...good for a giggle.
This week,( because my DH will not ever allow me to take his photo)..I begged and pleaded with him to let me get some good ones....as long as I promised not to scrap or blog them...(whoops)..agreed..
This is my favourite....
Doesnt he look great???..and then..he took some of me... I like this one...
Can you tell I have been playing with photoshop?? LOL....
anyhoo.. I worked out there is 67 sleeps until Keepit Scrap Camp..time with my girls...and my best GF...Bin...Can. not. wait... In neeeeeed of hours of general silliness and giggles......
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
"death is nothing at all...I have only slipped away into the next room..
I am I and you are you...
whatever we were to each other....that we are still.
Call me by my old familiar name..speak to me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no difference in your tone;wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
Let it be spoken without effect,without the ghost of a shadow on it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was;there is absolutely unbroken continuity.
What is death but a negligible accident?
Why should i be out of mind because i am out of sight?
I am just waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner.
All is well.
Poem by Canon Henry Scott Holland.
We will see you soon our old friend...enjoy your rest. We love you and miss you.....xxoo
Monday, June 16, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
This week at Shop and Crop we had to "lift" Jen Halls ' style....and i cam eup with these.
Jens style is sooooo hard to copy...because she is a self confessed embellishment junkie...and her mix of papers is truly masterful...I just hope i did her work justice......oh, and i should say that for "Mini Mums"...I actually lifted the design from sketching out her plan for her layout "Tree Hugger"...which is gorgeous.
This was my mixed media piece for BB's Mixed media challenge for this month..we had to use metal. The piece is actually quite dark..and photgraphing it just doesnt do it justice...but I am stoked with it.I love to play with like minded people!!!!
...and when I wasnt making stuff..... I was spending money..ahem....
"ON THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!>>>>>>> (squeal!!!!) I have been waiting for this..and anyone who knows me ...knows I am impatient. I could not wait......It should arrive this week....(yay me!!!!!)..........along with this little beauty!!!! )))))))))))) AAAARGH!!!!!! iM SOOOOOOO EXCITED!!!!!!
...AND THEN.... i joined Etsy..and i went to Viv Bonders Etsy Shop.....mY bad......
and I have bought this:
Recycled Silk Ribbon...OMIGAWD..how beautiful......*sigh*...if you want some...go see Viv now..before its sold out.(Cant wait to put some in my art journal...and while youre there....have alook at the beautiful other things in her store!!!)...
I HEART ETSY!!!!
Anyhoo...as you can well imagine...Im not allowed to buy anything now for a while...LOL...and we arent eating this week..LOL..( I could do to lose a few kilos anyway!!!).....
But...its all in the name of Art.... and thats a right and noble pursuit...yes????
Well...we are having a casserole and damper tonight..best go cook it!!!
Bye fer now!!! But not fer long!!! MMMWWAA!
Sunday, June 8, 2008
LOL...sneaky enough for you??? I cant give away too much..but these may give you an idea of the colours youll be working with.
I have themed the mini album..." My Royalty"..because this is an album I have dedicated to those people from whom I have learnt the most....and drawn the most inspiration artistically. You could do yours about your best friends...the people you admire through history...your family...or change the theme and do it on yourself!!!
For your mini album you will require:
6-10 photos that can be cropped to 3 inch by 3 inch..or use http://www.picasa.com/ and print them up on a 10 x 12 enlargement.( I had to do 2..the top half and the bottom half..because it will chop some of your heads off....at the kiosk.
scissors,craft knife and cutter,
your craft mat
a chocolatey coloured ink( i love jumbo java)
paintbrush ( and baby wipes to clean yourself up with..LOL)
rub on tool
double sided tape, dimensional tape or dots.
spray on adhesive or mod podge..(but I will have some mod podge there)
hole punch....(cropodile is ideal)
black journalling pen.
For the bonus layout..youll need all of the above plus a 5x7 photo, (portrait orientation works best.)..
Because of the way we are putting the mini album together...it is best if you have tyour photos ready to go on the day, (pre-cropped would be ideal!!!)LOL..I have promised Lisa we will get it all done in 2 hours....eeeek!!!!
I hope you are all as excited as I am....( especially now I have designed the class...)LOL....
can. not. wait!!!!
Talk soon !!! Love Debxx
edited to add: THIS CLASS IS NO LONGER SOLD OUT...THERE ARE A COUPLE OF AVAILABLE SPOTS..SO, IF YOURE INTERESTED, PLEASE EMAIL ME AND ILL SLOT YOU IN....LOVE, dEBXX
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Life has been so hectic lately that it seems to get left til last.
But...anyway..here i is.
I wanted to show you a couple of things Ive been doing for Shop and Cropthis week...
Our design team theme was "go glam"...so heres what i did....
I chose to feature the very scrummy and versatile 29th st market papers by My Minds eye for this round.....and a bit o my ol' friend grungeboard..... Ive been sitiing on these photos for a while...so i thought..glam..rock..guitar...LOL..you get my thinkin??? cuz i really dont know how glam this one is......
..This is my favourite one. I used raw Basic Grey chipboard and painted Luminarte paints on...added some kaiser rhinestones..and this one feels glam... I am happy with this one.
..and this one is a vain hunt for compliments...LOL..(not really!!!)..I just have a thing about doing things in 3s..and this is my 3rd one.I actually am stoked to have a do that i like for once..(go Hannah at Belmore cottage!!Youre the best!!!)..so i guess i was feeling a bit glam..... so here it is!!!
...This little number is a layout I designed for this months' Shop and Crop crop kit..... the papers are the nummy Robotics collection by Sassafrass Lass....and the kit comes with instructions for this layout and another one...and its only 29.95.....!!!! Bargain!!! you get stacks in the pack...enough to easily do the 2 layouts Ive included instructions for..plus a heap more....you could even do a mini album..really!! there is that much in it..and you get the cool rocket ship stamps too!!! But...its a limited edition kit so be quick.......
...This is a sneak peak at the other one.....
Now for all the Art Journal fans:
I have cut short the Art Journal classes...there wont be a lesson 6.They were alot of work..and I wasnt getting any feedback..so I guess Shop and Crop isnt the right place for it.....
But..if you have done your classes and havent had a chance to upload them.(.goodness knows I hear you!!!)... please still go on over and do it!!! I just love to see how youve interpreted the class.
Maybe Ill run my own Art journal class here someday...but thats another day.
Ive joined a Mixed Media challenge here..its nice to just play...and its a wonderful cleanser for my creative palette...no strings, no requirements..just play...and create...and express..and get good and mucky!!!
This months challenge is to use metal. Will post when i do it.
Last, but not least...For the ladies who are doing my class at Lake Keepit in August..... your sneak peeks will be up early next week..right here on the lunatics' blog...I will also post your requirements list......
Ive been a busy, busy girl......needless to say...its gonna be fun!!!!
Ok..gotta go do some real work now...
talk soon!!! Love, Debxx