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Cat and Butterflies Art Journal Page

Hello Everyone!

I am trying something new, and that is doing the art challenge for Oddball Art Co! I am in love with her designs! I just found her (I know, I am behind the times, lol) but now that I found her I want all the digi stamps, lol

I was inspired by the theme, which is “Life Size Leprechauns and Unlucky Clovers.”

I found this fantastic cat on her website I knew that the cat should be on a rock in a field of clovers. 

Cat and butterflies March Oddball Challenge
March Oddball Challenge

I used college elements for the rock and the four leaf clovers. I used dictionary pages for the background with distress ink, paint, and stencil. 

Cat and butterflies March Oddball Challenge
March Oddball Challenge

By adding butterflies and dots and quotes to the page I was able to add a lot more interest. I am really loving challenges, I think it allows me to grow as an artist and expand my abilities. 

Cat and butterflies March Oddball Challenge
March Oddball Challenge

This was such a fun challenge, and I can’t wait for next month’s challenge.

If you would like to participate you can find all the info here:

March Oddball Challenge.

What art challenges have you participated in?

Affiliate links to products used:

  • Finnabair silicone brush https://amzn.to/2CrzgSY
  • Wink of Stella https://amzn.to/2Tho9Sn
  • Heart Nuvo Markers https://amzn.to/2YarplZ
  • Prismacolor Pencils https://amzn.to/2Tk9G86
  • Faber Castel Brush pen https://amzn.to/2Y9f0Pf
  • Tim Holtz Clippings Stickers https://amzn.to/2Odku76
  • Mowed Lawn Distress Ink https://amzn.to/2FkPzSy
  • Salty Ocean Distress Ink https://amzn.to/2FdjnQN
  • Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink https://amzn.to/2CoJZO8
  • Blending tool https://amzn.to/2TYDxaK
  • metallic paint https://amzn.to/2Thvykr

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Watercolor Page and Story time

Hello Everyone!

Today I am painting this Prima Princess water color art journal page and doing a little story time. I wanted to talk about why I started Take Time to Create and what it means to me. 

 

I am passionate about taking time to create everyday and that is what I encourage everyone to do. We are all so busy and running from here to there that we forget to stop and relax and to create. Creating can be anything from art to gardening to cooking. Whatever you need to do to feel creative. 

Prima Princess Watercolor Page
Prima Princess Watercolor Page

Creating everyday helps keep my stress at bay and having a blog and YouTube channel keeps me on schedule and motivated to provide content to you guys. It is what works for me and I love it. I enjoy creating and sharing!

I love teaching and seeing what you guys create. 

Prima Princess Watercolor Page
Prima Princess Watercolor Page

What do you create? What do you to keep the stress at bay? 

Affiliate links
Prima Princess book (this is Vol 2, I couldn’t find a link to Vol 1) https://amzn.to/2Utx6ti
Watercolor pencils- https://amzn.to/2O1JvSD
Prima complexions watercolors-https://amzn.to/2XV4RFN
Prima pastel dreams watercolors- https://amzn.to/2F8naA4
Prima decadent pies watercolors-https://amzn.to/2Fa4bFr

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New Beginnings Art Journal Page

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Today we have a page for the Sisterhood of the Traveling Art Journal and this journal’s theme is New Beginnings.

I love this theme, and it reminded me of springtime and caterpillars turning into butterflies. 

This page is an update to the vintage pattern collage girls that I have done in the past. You can visit that blog post here:

Vintage Sewing Pattern Collage

New Beginings
New Beginnings Art Journal page

It was a lot of fun to revisit this technique and improve upon the designs and add more detail. The traveling art journal is expanding my boundaries and helping me be more creative. 

New beginnings art journal page

I hope you enjoyed this take in new beginnings. What makes you think of a new beginning and how would you journal it?

Affiliate links:

metallic gelatos: https://amzn.to/2TfKUeh
Prima marketing Oil Pastels: https://amzn.to/2EPIZV4
Ranger Art journal: https://amzn.to/2EAWpmh
Faber Castel white Pitt Pen https://amzn.to/2UhBlrH
Stickles https://amzn.to/2TgIJqO
Liquitex Gloss Gel https://amzn.to/2NHBGS9

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Low Buy Challenge Update

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Today I have a video update on my low buy challenge. 

I did make some purchases over the last 2 months, some were to replenish what I used up and other purchases were new to me. 

This challenge has been a lot of fun for me. I have been using what I own and trying to find new uses for what I already have. 

I am excited to continue on my low buy journey and I will keep you updated throughout the year

Low buy challenge update

Are you participating in a low buy this year? And how are you doing with it?

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Sword in the Stone Art Journal Page

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I have another page for the Sisterhood of the Traveling Art Journal. This theme was a little harder for me, and really challenged me creatively, but in the end I think I found a creative way to approach this theme. 

 

So the theme of this journal is medieval gypsy. I am not sure exactly what that means so I just went with the medieval part, specifically the legend of the Sword in the Stone. 

Sword in the Stone
Sword in the Stone

I love this story, and this page reflect this. I created a rock out of fabric, and the background is textured with tissue paper and colored with dylusions sprays. 

Sword in the Stone
Sword in the Stone

The best part of this page is that the sword actually goes up and down! So much fun! 

Sword in the Stone
Sword in the Stone

I am really loving how this Sisterhood program that I am in really helps me expand my boundaries and stretch my creativity. I can’t wait to see what next month will bring!

Affiliate Links

Dylusions sprays https://amzn.to/2V1O7KI
Ranger journal https://amzn.to/2XlctRU
White gesso https://amzn.to/2NdBUju
gloss gel https://amzn.to/2GRAlXi
Tim holtz grunge board https://amzn.to/2Xcb1B5
Finnabair wax https://amzn.to/2GXo4Rt
Distress ink https://amzn.to/2T3jaZf
Folk art paint https://amzn.to/2TXCpAS

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Mixed Media Collage Art #1

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I have really been getting into collages. It is a fun way to explore my creative process and really stretch me creatively.

I started with a canvas board and added acrylic paint and stencils and stamps and splatters to add detail and dimension to the background.

Collage art
Collage Art- Man in Saturn

Once I was happy with the background I added the collage pieces on top. I like to find images in magazines and catalogs. You never know what can be combined to create an art piece.

Collage art
Collage Art- Man in Saturn

To finish the piece I added details with paint pens. I think that added he detail that the piece was missing. 

This was a lot of fun and I will continue to explore my collage capabilities this year. 

Where do you fine images to use in your collages?

Affiliate links:
canvas boards https://amzn.to/2Ib2evP
metallic acrylic paint https://amzn.to/2X0QcJ1
Circle stencil (similar to the one I used) https://amzn.to/2SGR3zb
white gel pen https://amzn.to/2N108xd
Metallic paint pens (similar to the ones I used) https://amzn.to/2DvkSsS

 

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Paris Art Journal Page

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Sometime things just get lost. That is exactly what happened to my journal that I created for the Sisterhood of the Traveling Art Journal. Mine was lost in the mail! All that hard work gone. But we are only half way though so I created a new one and I am sending it on to the girl that did not get it. 

 

If you are not up to speed with the Sisterhood here is a link to my very first post about it.

Sisterhood of the Traveling Art Journal

Paris art journal page
Paris is always a good idea.

I have been loving the journaling and the themes that everyone is coming up with. This whole journey has been amazing! And I will admit that I even liked creating a new travel theme page, lol. 

And getting out my watercolors was so much fun and refreshing. I need to grab them more often. 

paris art journal
Paris Art journal page

So is this journal swapping something you might do you with your friends? You can even do a version with quilts or crochet. The ideas are endless. 

Designs by Rachel Beth Watercolors https://www.etsy.com/shop/DesignsbyRachelBeth

Affiliate links:
Dylusions journal bundle- https://amzn.to/2AXUwix
Prima Marketing watercolors Pastel Dreams https://amzn.to/2RZAJsS
White gel pen https://amzn.to/2S3gvOO

Mixed Media Photo Shadow Box

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I have always love these pictures of my Grandmother and Great Aunt. They both look so beautiful, so I wanted to honor them with this mixed media shadow box.

I found these really great square trays in my stash and I thought they would be perfect as a shadow box. 

Mixed Media Shadow Box
Mixed Media Shadow Box

I actually created 2 shadow boxes. One was my sample and practice box and the 2nd one was the one I actually filmed. I love both and I think they will look great on my mantle.

Mixed Media Shadow Box

Mixed Media Shadow Box

By adding contrasting elements like metal and wood you create a really interesting design. I like the worm metals with the black and white photo, the contrast is interesting to look at. 

Mixed Media Shadow Box

Mixed Media Shadow Box

Projects like this are a great way to use up all the little bits and bobs that are in your stash, lol. These would be great gifts or perfect to keep for yourself, lol. 

Mixed Media Shadow Box

Mixed Media Shadow Box

Such a fun project! Do you have any old photos to use in a shadow box? Or have you used any old photos in a project?

Affiliate links
Wooden trays- https://amzn.to/2DgBIwF
Folk art metallic paint- https://amzn.to/2VYVZ0S
Finnabair brushes https://amzn.to/2T1PnwP
Wood letters- https://amzn.to/2FyFJ1I
Finnabair mechanical butterflies https://amzn.to/2MnwLoR
Finnabair vintage sik wax https://amzn.to/2FxlwJF
tim Holtz Found relative (in case you don’t have your own pics) https://amzn.to/2MiQmGv

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Elephant Art Journal Page

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Elephants are one of my favorite animals! Such a wonderful creature! I found a photo from a National Geographic Magazine of 2 elephants and I just knew they would be perfect as a focal point for an art journal page.

I wanted to do a bright and colorful page. This is outside my norm, and it was fun to push my boundaries. I used some Prima marketing oil pastels I received in a goodie bag. I haven’t used them much, you better believe that I will be using them more in the future, lol. 

elephant art journal page
Elephant Art Journal Page

In addition to the oil pastels I used some spray inks, stamps, stickers, and quotes to finish out the page. 

elephant art journal page
Elephant Art Journal Page

This was such a fun page to create! I love the bright colors with the elephants painted in black, it really allows them to stand out. 

Affiliate links to items used or similar
Ranger Journal https://amzn.to/2D3wBj3
Mod Podge https://amzn.to/2VIFV3i
Silicone brush https://amzn.to/2VKTb7F
Prima Oil pastels- https://amzn.to/2VHTekJ
Finnabair Brushes- https://amzn.to/2VKeHJw
Dylusions sprays- https://amzn.to/2RKOOds
Ranger archival ink black- https://amzn.to/2RI2rdp
Clear Gesso- https://amzn.to/2Cidxft
Artist loft paint- https://amzn.to/2RLkxeK
Tube squeeze key- https://amzn.to/2RLlBPM
White gel pen- https://amzn.to/2VKToYv
Mandala Stamp-https://amzn.to/2RMaAgY

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Freshman Year Art Journal Page using HP Sprocket

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This fall we had a momentous occasion, our son started college! We miss a lot, but he loves it and is having the time of his life.

I wanted to create an art journal page of him entering his dorm room. Recently I purchased an HP Sprocket to print photos for my art journal pages.

I like the Sprocket, it is a handy little printer and is fun to use. The quality is not the best, but it is fun to use and perfect for art journal pages.

college art journal

We captured this moment as he was going to his dorm room for the first time and the photos were just perfect for this page.

I used a lot of other elements like stencils, and papers and burlap to finish out the look of this page.

college art journal

Overall I am happy with the Sprocket and I can’t wait to see what other pages I will create with the photos I print

Affiliate Links to products used or similar:

  • Ranger Journal- https://amzn.to/2rwDpiP
  • Crackle Stencil- https://amzn.to/2ry3r5i
  • Modeling Paste- https://amzn.to/2LfI020
  • HP Sprocket- https://amzn.to/2QL3EjD
  • White Gesso- https://amzn.to/2L9CfCX
  • Lindy’s Sprays- https://amzn.to/2EqaIN6
  • Pastels-https://amzn.to/2QLsCzj

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This is not a sponsored post, I paid for everything with my own money. 

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