Easy DIY Cards

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Recently I realized that I ran out of card! I know, I know, how did that happen? So I need to make some new ones and I thought I would show you what I made.

I am still trying to use items in my stash, so I started with old dictionary pages and went from there.

Handmade cards
handmade cards

I used paper from my stash and embellished with stamps, ink, washi tape, and stickles.

The result is 3 fun, and easy cards to make and to send.

handmade card
Handmade card

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Mountain Art Journal Page

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Today I have another page for the Sisterhood of the Traveling Art Journal. The theme was a favorite word or quote. I really loved this theme, it was fun to look at different quotes and see what I want to represent in an art journal page

The quote I chose was “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” Carl Sagan

This means a lot me because I love to go on adventures and to discover new things. 

I had so much fun playing with my Dylusions paint creating this night sky background and mountain range. 

Mountain Mixed Media

Mountain Mixed Media

I added some washi tape and rhinestones, and a beautiful stencil in the sky to finish out my scene. 

Mountain Mixed Media
Mountain Mixed Media

What is your favorite word or quote that you have journaled or would like to journal?

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Surfing Dinosaurs Collage Art

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I have another page for my sketchbook for the Brooklyn Art library. I started with the woman on the surfboard and went from there. 

In addition to the surfer I had these left over dinosaurs that were perfect for this collage. 

I figure that dinos would love surfing (my imagination can run a little wild, lol) It was fun to put pieces together and create a little scene the makes me smile when I look at it

surfing dinos collage art
surfing dinos collage art

This sketchbook with the Brooklyn Art Library is so much fun! I am excited to continue on with this project. 

If you would like to participate you can find more information here:
https://www.brooklynartlibrary.com/

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Art Journal Tour

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I have this art journal that is getting a little big to work in, lol. It very puffy and unwieldy, so I decided that I am done creating in it. So I filmed an art journal tour so you can see all the pages I created in my journal

Some of the pages I did video tutorials and some of the pages I did not. It was fun to create and explore in this journal, and it was fun to look back at my growth. 

Elephant art journal page
Elephant Art journal page

I explored so many different techniques and styles, this was my safe space. A journal where I could explore and create without always worrying if it was “right” or not. 

Winter page
Winter art journal page

I did have some extra blank pages at the end of the journal, so I removed them to use them later. I really like this journal (it is a Ranger journal) the paper held up to all the different mediums I used. I love the larger size, I will be repurchasing this same journal to continue my journey. 

butterfly art journal page
New beginnings art journal page

I am excited to keep creating and to finish more journals. 

Have you completed a journal and what is your favorite one to work in?

 

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Hibiscus Flower Fabric Mixed Media

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I have another fabric mixed media for you today. I am feeling like I need some spring, so I created this hibiscus flower fabric mixed media canvas. 

It was so good to get back into my fabric mixed medias and this one turned out great. 

I just used pink and green fabric as my base, this canvas didn’t need a lot of fabric colors to make it work. 

Hibiscus Flower Fabric Mixed Media
Hibiscus Flower Fabric Mixed Media

The bold flower in the center works great with the green background. And the gold beads in the center off set the flower perfectly.

 

Hibiscus Flower Fabric Mixed Media
Hibiscus Flower Fabric Mixed Media

I love all the texture and interest you get when using fabric. It makes the flower come alive.

Hibiscus Flower Fabric Mixed Media
Hibiscus Flower Fabric Mixed Media

If you want to recreate this canvas here is the photo I used as my reference, you are able to use it as a reference photo only. 

Hibiscus reference photo copy write Take Time To Create, LLC
Hibiscus reference photo copy write Take Time To Create, LLC.
Subject to terms and conditions of reference photos.

This has gotten me inspired to create new canvases, I can’t wait to show you what I decide to do next!

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Space Beach Girls Collage

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Today we have another collage. I created a fun scene with some some girls on the beach and put them in space.

This was so much fun to put the pieces together. The girls look like they are having a lot of fun on top of the Earth, lol

Space Beach Girls Collage
Space Beach Girls Collage

I added some detail to the collage by using my Prima Marketing Watercolors and some hand crafted watercolors. 

I think that added just the right touch to this piece. 

Space Beach Girls Collage
Space Beach Girls Collage

It is fun to collage and to put two things together that don’t usually go together. Like beach and space. 

This was just a fun, quick collage that really enjoyable to create. 

Link to hand made watercolors (not an affiliate link)
https://www.etsy.com/shop/DesignsbyRachelBeth

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Dinosaur Bird Collage Art

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I just started on my Brooklyn Art Library Sketchbook Project Vol 15 journal. Whew that was quite a sentence, lol. For this version I am going to do collages and just let my imagination flow. 

I will film and document each of the pages I create and take you along on my journey. 

I started with the dinosaur and created the page around him. By digging through my collage pieces I was able to find the elements that complemented the dinosaur perfectly. 

Dinosaur Bird Collage
Dinosaur Bird Collage

I decided to doodle around the sun to create some more dimension and interest to the page. 

 

Dinosaur Bird Collage

Dinosaur Bird Collage
Dinosaur Bird Collage

Dinosaur Bird Collage

This was a fun collage to create and I am excited to create more for this book. 

This project is open to everyone, so if you would like to particpate you can find more information here: https://www.brooklynartlibrary.com/

Are you going to join in the fun?

 

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Beautiful Stranger Collage

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Today I have another collage, this one is titled Beautiful Stranger.

I started with using one of the pages I created for the video how to start a blank journal page. The teal greens and texture just spoke to me and I was inspired to create with it. 

Beautiful Stranger Collage
Beautiful Stranger Collage

The girl is from an old pattern and the balloon behind her is from an old magazine. I found the text in magazines as well. 

Beautiful Stranger Collage
Beautiful Stranger Collage

To finish off the collage I used Gelatos to highlight areas and then I outlined parts with a brush pen. For the last step I took a bottle cap and stamped circles all over using acrylic paint. 

I love having are ready created backgrounds in my stash, it helps with the creative process and keeps me inspired. 

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Cat and Butterflies Art Journal Page

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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?

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No Sew Junk Journal

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In a few months my husband and I will be taking a short trip to Las Vegas! It will be nice to get away and have a small vacation. Since I was so excited I decided to create a no sew junk journal to put all the tickets and postcards and other goodies in. 

I used an old text book as the base and added some fabulous purple Elvis fabric and glitter paper for the spine

Las Vegas junk journal
Las Vegas junk journal

For the papers inside I used Vegas maps, glitter paper, holographic papers, and other random paper I had in my stash. It was fun to pull out some fun papers and adhere them into to the book in preparation for my trip. 

Las Vegas junk journal
Las Vegas junk journal

What junk journals have your created for your travels? 


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