Sunday, March 30, 2014

Luggage Tags

She recognized her own luggage immediately.
I have those two suitcases and have been wanting to make decorative tags for them.
I love that face stamp but never know how to use it.  I decided to try and figure a way with it.  When I saw the challenge at Dragonsdream Tag It On, I decided to take on the challenge...make a tag illustrating a word beginning with the letter Z and include a face.
My word is ZANY

I was after a bit of a steampunk look for her.  I think zany fits steampunk.  As there are two suitcases I needed a sister tag for the other one.
I always do something with tag backs too.
These were a challenge as well as fun to create.  Not to mention making it easy to spot your luggage.
Now I'll have to think of more ways to use this face stamp.  But not right now.


Saturday, March 22, 2014

Water Colors Envelope Art

I felt like a real artist. 
I don't normally call or categorize myself as any type of artist.  I just play is all.
But while I worked on this piece of envelope art, I actually felt like an artist.  Maybe that is only because I was recreating an artist's paint tin.

I am going to say it out loud.  I'm pretty pleased with myself.  This is SO not me.  And although there are several things about this envelope that I would change, I'm surprised I got this far with it.
I saw some altered paint tins in the magazine, Artists' Café, made by Connie Govea Stuart.  I LOVE them!  And I thought I could maybe make an envelope art.  I started with just dividing the envelope in half.  Then I drew lines and rounded corners.  The lines are not precise.  Shocking for me!
Anyway, the paint pats are too big, the words are too high and I'd like to find a paintbrush ephemera or clip art to add to it, but other than that, I'm so surprised I did this!
I want to mail this envelope, but not for awhile.  I have to enjoy it, as I still don't feel like I made it.  I'd like to try another, but I'm not very good at making some things more than once, and the second usually doesn't turn out better.
Thanks for indulging me with this post and sharing my moment with me.


Sunday, March 9, 2014

Art Journal 2014 - February

February 2014
Art Journal
February is already gone by the wayside and we're well into March.  I considered not posting these anymore, but I think posting them will help me find the creative direction I'm chasing with this project.  Hidden secrets always seem to show up in photos where we see them more clearly than we can in real.
As was the case previously in January, I started the month with an artfully created journal page by chrisg62.  To that side I added loads of little hearts in various sizes and styles and I created that cute little tracing paper house.  I'm very lacking so far with the pages I've done trying to compliment Chris' artwork. 
At the end of the month, I wanted to continue the page with March.  But nothing I could come up with seemed to fit.  So I really junked it up with a bunch of stamping at the bottom to fill in the space.
The only good thing about the bottom of that second page is that I get another chance at it with March.....AND every month following that.  LOL 
Eventually I will find my direction.  Trial and error always gets me where I'm going.