Friday, July 1, 2022

What a Wonderful World . . . for More Than Words!

Hi everyone! It's July 1st and time for new challenges . . .

The July Main Challenge at More Than Words opened today:

More Than Words is a monthly art journal challenge site that contains a word inspiration and a creative challenge.

Here is July's Main Challenge:


The word inspiration for July is WONDERFUL and the creative challenge is WATERCOLOR

Here is my finished art journal page:


I am LOVING Lisa Oxley's beautiful pink canvas paper from ArtStacks! I used it as my art journal page background and added a WATERCOLORED sun, clouds, a tree, and a mom holding her baby. My sentiment is one of my favorites from the song "What a WONDERFUL World" that was sung by Louis Armstrong.

I hope that you get a chance to check out the Main Challenge at More Than Words his month. 

I am also submitting my page to Art Journal Journey, Monthly:


The theme for July is "Doors and/or Arches." Their host is the talented Wendy from wendyscraftjournal.  My page contains an arch in the form of a rainbow!!  It's in the right upper corner.

Thank you, AJJ and Wendy for hosting this amazing challenge.

And thank YOU for stopping by my blog today.  Happy July! 

Monday, June 13, 2022

Live on the Edge . . . for ArtStacks!

Hi Everyone!

Today I am sharing a mixed media art journal page that I made for ArtStacks . . .


 

I made this page using ArtStacks new releases from Deb Weiers:  her Wonky Faces and Wonky Backgrounds Artist Series packs.  I LOVE Deb's striking wonky backgrounds and her famous wonky faces just go without saying!


Here is  my completed page:


For all of the details about how I made my project, please head over to the Artstacks blog!
And hank you for stopping by my blog today.  Have a wonderful June. HUGS! 

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Be Colorful . . . for Challenge YOUrself and Art Journal Journey!

 Hi everyone. It's June 7th and time for a new challenge at Challenge YOUrself!

 

June's topic is this beautiful mood board!: 

I was inspired by the gorgeous sunset photo, the beach, and of course, the pinks on the mood board.  Here is the photo that I knew I wanted to scrap when I saw the mood board.  Anne and I were standing on the boardwalk of Atlantic City while John took the photo in August of 2017! 

Here is my completed page:
 
I loved making this mixed media journal/scrapbook page.  As soon as I saw this challenge, I knew that I wanted to make it about a beautiful sunset! I used Vicki Boutin's gorgeous papers and embellishments to make my page. I love that vibrant shade of pink!!!
 
Sharing some different views of my project:

 

 
I hope you get a chance to check out Challenge YOUrself this month. I had a lot of fun using the mood board as the inspiration for my page.

I am also linking my project to Art Journal Journey, Monthly.

 

This month's theme is FISH and is hosted by the talented Mia of Craftartista.  Although my page is not about fish, if you look closely, you can see colorful fish on the card next to Anne's and my photo.  The fish are courtesy of Echo Park paper!  

I want to thank Mia and AJJ Monthly for the wonderful challenge.

And thank YOU for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you have a wonderful June! 

Monday, June 6, 2022

What a Day for a Daydream . . . for More Than Words!


Hi everyone!  It's time for the Mini-Challenge at More Than Words!

The MTW Mini Challenge runs during the last 2 weeks of the month and is for cards, tags, postcards, and ATCs only.  The Mini Challenge requires you to use one specific word and the actual word must be seen on your project.  You can enter the mini-challenge at the More Than Words Art Cafe on FaceBook. 

This month's mini-challenge word is DAYDREAM. It's running a little early because MTW is celebrating their 150th challenge this month! 

I made this fun tag using the lyrics from an old Lovin' Spoonful song:

I used Lisa Oxley's beautiful Floral Fetish papers and Bright and Bold tissue paper scribbles from ArtStacks to make my tag! 

I hope you get a chance to play along with the More Than Words mini-challenge this month.  Not only are there wonderful prizes to be had, but there is so much inspiration, too!  It's going to be a month of celebrating!!

Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog today!

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Open Your Door . . . For More Than Words!

Hi everyone! It's June 1st and time for new challenges . . .

The June Main Challenge at More Than Words opened today:

It's a very special month for More Than Words because they are celebrating their 150th challenge this month!  

And f you don't already know, More Than Words is a monthly art journal challenge site that contains a word inspiration and a creative challenge.

Here is June's Main Challenge:


 

The word inspiration for June is Enchanting and the creative challenge is Botanicals

Here is my finished art journal spread:

When I saw this challenge, I immediately thought of my friend's cabin. My family and I have been going there for years and have always enjoyed the beautiful BOTANICALS that are sprinkled around the yard. There's also a tiny door at the base of the tree that is next to the front porch. It always made me think it was an entrance to an ENCHANTING fairy tale!

I hope that you get a chance to check out the Main Challenge at More Than Words his month and help them celebrate their 150th challenge. 

I am also submitting my page to Art Journal Journey, Monthly this month:


The theme for June is "fish!" Their host is the very talented Mia of Craftartista.

If you look closely at my page, there is a flying fish ready to try food from the bird feeder in "my" enchanted world!!  Thank you, Mia, and AJJ Monthy! 

And thank YOU for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you all have a wonderful June. HUGS to one and all!

Monday, May 9, 2022

I Love Flowers . . . for Challenge YOUrself and Art Journal Journey Monthly!

Hi everyone. It's time for a new challenge at Challenge YOUrself!

 

May's theme is to complete the sentence:  "I Love . . ." 


Spring is just starting here and I absolutely LOVE flowers, so I decided to make my page about flowers and birds.  I found a photo that was taken at Disney World back in 1989 and is of my sisters Patty, Karen, and me.  It was taken just outside of the Enchanted Tiki Room at the Magic Kingdom.  That was one of my favorite attractions because it features flowers and birds!  You can learn more about it here!
 
Here is my completed page:
 
I loved making this mixed media scrapbook page.  As soon as I saw this challenge, I knew that I wanted to make it about John's and my trip to Rhode Island this past summer!  I used Vicki Boutin's beautiful papers and embellishments to make my page.
 
Here is the picture from Disney World of my sister Karen, Patty, and me: 
Don't forget, this photo was taken in 1989!!!
 
Sharing some different views of my project:


I hope you get a chance to check out Challenge YOUrself this month.

I am also linking my project up to Art Journal Journey, Monthly.

This month's theme is "Birds" and is hosted by the very talented Matilde at 100% HandMade.  Matilde says "birds are associated with spring, freedom, colors, nature and so on. It is up to you how you wish to interpret this theme and I look forward to seeing all your pages."

My page is about flowers and birds because one of my favorite attractions at Disney World in the Enchanted Tiki Room at the Magic Kingdom, which features exotic birds and flowers from all over the world.

Thank you so much, Matilde, and AJJ Monthy for the inspiration!

And thank YOU for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you all have a wonderful April. HUGS!

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Delightly Difficult . . . for ArtStacks!

Hi Everyone!

Today I am sharing a mixed media art journal project that I made for ArtStacks . . .


 

I made this mixed media art journal spread using four different CoreStacks  –  I love how all of these stacks go together so well!  I got the idea for my project after I was going through my Stacks and saw how funny the Lorraine Haight Moraine Corestack "Altered Ancestors" images and quotes are!  I knew I wanted to make a 2 page spread using one of the figures and quote.

And the exciting part is that the Lorraine Haight Moraine packs have been newly revamped to have a lighter and brighter look!

Here is  my completed spread:


 

With some different views:


 

For all of the details about how I made my project, please head over to the Artstacks blog. I have a step by step tutorial there!!
Thank YOU for stopping by my blog today.  Have a wonderful April and Spring. HUGS!