Friday, May 8, 2009

Art Journal Pages...

I had a lot of fun playing in my scraproom last night! I think I have my SiSversary charms all figured out! Yeayyyyy! When I get a few done I will post them. Can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with!

I got a chance to do The Next Step's first challenge tonight too. I had another art journal page that I started in Dina Wakely's class, and I thought it would be the perfect chance to try out the "painting using stamps as a guide" technique. I had already stamped the eye of horus on the page with this stamp:
so I painted over it with acrylic paint and a tiny brush. So fun! Other materials used on this page include spray ink, magazine images, black oil crayon, colored pencils, and a sharpie. The words are a reminder to myself...

I finally made my "H is for Happiness" page in my "Year in the Life of an Art Journal" project. For this I used my "Oh Happy Day" collection (designed by my awesome sister Renee), plus a paint chip, pom pom trim, a magazine image and a handmade yoyo.
Journaling reads:
One thing I've learned is that I can't expect anyone else to "make me happy." It's too much pressure to put on another person, plus it puts it out of my control. I choose to make my own happiness and I'm loving my choice.

The red dymo labeling is a quote by Melody Beattie that reads:
"each moment in time we have it all, even when we think we don't."

Tonight I am preparing for a 12-hour crop on Saturday. I'm not sure what I'm going to work on - I've got to figure it out quick because if I go to a crop unprepared, I end up getting absolutely nothing done. Either way it's good girl time tho!

Are you getting crafty this weekend? I'd love to hear what you are working on!

8 comments:

Nat said...

ohhh that stamp is so amazing - love what you did with it!

Chris said...

Just loving your art journal pages - I have to admit I haven't done any lately, but last weekend I did lots of layouts for SIS, and I have been doing lots of watercolor painting lately as I am taking a class. Have fun at the Crop!

Anonymous said...

NSD really sparked my mojo battery. I feel charged up. I'm going to do a page tonight for a scrapgal challenge using buttons. And I've got to get a mini in the planning stages for "a day at the zoo". I've never done a mini and I'm so hyper-critical of myself. Gotta work on that! Love your journal pages, they're very inspiring.

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anonymous above is me. kimbo, having trouble signing in.

Lucy Edson said...

Looks great, Michelle - glad to see the blinkie code worked for you. I love your journal page! :)

McMGrad89 said...

Sounds like a good Saturday. Hope it's productive or fun or both. I like that eye.

This weekend I HAVE to finish some inchies. Feeling the crunch.

Annemarie

Marit said...

Hey Michelle, hope your weekend (the crop) was fun! I had a crafty weekend myself, but can't show anything yet... maybe tomorrow (if my mum receives her little book - she reads my blog so I won't put it on yet) Your Art Journal still amazes me! So inspiring, and know what? I sprayed ORANGE ink today!!! Yeah for me and Yeh for you for getting me turned around - I kinda like orange now! (but not for a wall...)

Bethany Kartchner said...

That is really cool what you did with the stamp! So creative! Thanks for playing along with The Next Step!