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Friday, May 31, 2013

My Altered Art...

Well, I am sliding in under the wire with my May Altered Book Pages Challenge. We were suppose to use shades of purple and throw in some red, as the red hat society does. I did not get any red in but I am tickled with my pages none the less.

The cow saying is a copy from a old book and looks it too. I was so surprised at the number of purple cow images that could be found on the internet. What a marvelous tool the internet is, how hard would it have been to come across these images without it?

The pictures of Lavender are just wonderful, what a great place to be standing for the woman in the pictures. It must smell terrific! The saying was written by Alice Walker a black author supporting the rights of black women and all women. I liked it. I believe it was first published in a book written by her in 1983.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Monochromatic Pages...

I am involved in a 6x6 inch Monochromatic page exchange. I kept the one that didn't print well for myself. I just barely got these out in time, Monday is the last of the month and a holiday so I had to get it into today's mail.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

My Sticker Journal

Ok, it was suppose to be a sticky journal but I spelled out the word “sticker” on my journal. What is the difference you ask? Marcia Beckett, a mixed media artist and elementary art teacher is doing a challenge. Here is an excerpt from her blog, Dabblings.
"There will be weekly link-ups for you to add your sticky art journal pages!
I figured a blog series challenge would keep me focused and might create some excitement for the summer months!  Plus, stickers are so much fun.  When I was a kid, I even started a club called “Sticker Maniacs”.  That didn’t last very long, because the other members weren’t as enthusiastic as I was. 
Here is where I need your help:
I would like to include guest journalers in this series.  If you keep an art journal (or want to start) and you like stickers, then YOU are the person I’m looking for.
What I will do:  I will send you a small packet of random stickers (free of charge).  I have border stickers, labels, cute stickers, letter stickers, more cute stickers…  All you have to do is use a few of these stickers in an art journal page (or ATC.. or whatever) in a creative way.  Then, you will send me a photo (or write a blog post) and a few sentences about this artwork.  I will include your photo and description in a blog post for this Sticky Journals series (plus a shout out to your blog, of course).  The rest of the stickers are yours to keep.  Would you like to do this?  If so, send your email address and blog address to  I will send out 5 packets of fun stickers.”
I was lucky enough to be one of her five and I think she still has a spot or two open, email her and join in the fun. Here is a picture of the journal I have dedicated to this challenge.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Chirp, Chirp ATC Swap...

Happy Spring Everyone!

My Paper Traders group did a 6 for 6 ATC swap. The focus was birds, nests or eggs. These are my offerings for this swap. I really had a lot of fun coming up with the idea and then executing it. I think they turned out pretty good. It is kind of hard to tell but the bird and selected leaves are elevated and then to add more interest I elevated the wing on each bird. 

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Choose Love...

On the Paper Traders Group I belong to on Yahoo we have a word prompt challenge each month. (button on side) April's challenge was choose love. We have until the 14th  of the next month to submit our offering in the challenge so I have made it just under the wire. This is what I did. You were suppose to use tissue paper or a napkin and a button. I used heart tissue paper and a little yellow flower button I had. I used a photo copy of a vintage soldier and bride picture. The pictures are on the previous post, please feel free to copy them and use them in your own art.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Brides and Grooms

Here are 2 pictures (from the 40's I think) of brides and grooms. Feel free to copy the pictures and use them in your art.

Thursday, May 9, 2013