Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Moving On - Art Journal Page

It feels good to look back at something and no longer care or be bothered by it.  Something that consumed so much brain power is now just a twinkling of a thought.  I just had to say to myself
...it's about time!  The weight is lifted.

hidden journaling...

 Have a great Tuesday!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Observations - Scrapbook Layout

This layout is my first design team entry for this week's challenge over on Scrap & Play.  This week we have a word play challenge for the word FLOWERS.  Create a layout and include at least one item on the page for each letter.  

F - flower 
L - leaves
O - outdoors
W - walk (my afternoon walk)
E - enamel dots
R - Recollections 
S - Splatter (paint)

I did go back and add the date at the bottom since I didn't have any journaling.  
Now it's all done!

Please visit us over on Scrap & Play and join our challenge!  
There is a $50 gift certificate up for grabs! 

Products used: Paper - Maggie Holmes/Die-cuts - Brenda Walton/Dots - Recollections

Have a great day!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Painting Blue Skies

This is the painting I gave my mom for Mother's Day.  It's 11x14 acrylic on canvas.  One of my goals this year was to paint a painting for each one of my family members.  My mom is done - six more to go.  There was a lot of problem solving with this painting.  I wanted to keep it simple but not completely boring.  She hung it in the entry way and it looks great.  Every time I come in the house I'm inspired to paint.

I took it step by step and pushed myself to see it to completion 
and not give up like I often do.

Hope you all have a great week.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Tim's 12 Tags of 2014 - May

It's May and already hotter than blazes outside.  Here is my interpretation of Tim's tag.  I have no idea where my tags are so I used a small gift bag as my base.  I'm sure I can use it for a gift...maybe Mother's Day.

Tim's 12 Tags of 2014 Mixed Media gift bag

I liked the tiles and layering the embellishments.  My first instinct was to go shopping for more stuff but once I took out everything from my stash I was surprised at how much I had.

I also wanted to share this gift wrap I got from Wal-Mart.  The brand is Soreh Designs.  It was by all of the gift bags and cards.  I love the messages and I plan to use the tissue paper in my art journal.

Have a great Monday!