Saturday, December 17, 2011

Art Journal Progression, and a new blog for Scrapping The Music...

Hi everyone! I'm so excited because our new blog design went live on Scrapping The Music today! It's fun to start the new year with a new design! Click here to check it out! Thanks so much to Linda Phinney (aka Phin) for all of her help with the redesign. It was truly a team effort. Thanks Phin!!!

I've also got an art journal progression to share with you today. This is from December 7 - 10...

I forgot to take a picture after the first entry, but here are the entries for the 7th and 8th...
Turquoise duct tape was first, then I used some Tim Holtz Distress Stain for the background, along with some watered-down gesso. I covered the photo with packing tape, so I could wipe off any drips and make sure the photo still showed.

On the 9th I added some stamping, doodles, rub-ons and more tape...


On the 10th, I was messing around with possible slogans for the STM blog, so I added that here, along with some turquoise paint on the earth stamp. Journaling went around the edge of the right page...

Thanks for visiting and I will see you again soon!

12 comments:

Patricia said...

OMG, Michelle! AMAZING! I have to go check it out! And WOW. Your pages are just incredible. Love seeing the progression too!

Patricia said...

P.S. Did you get your hair cut?! Looks wonderful! And did you take that picture for the header of STM? It looks amazing, really cannot believe how great it looks!

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Patricia thanks so much for all of your kind words!!! Yes, I did get my haircut - I'm glad you like it! And no, I didn't take the STM header photo (wish I could say I did). It's a stock photo I purchased for the blog. I'm sooooo glad you like the new blog!

Sharon (Fritchey) said...

You did such an awesome job with the new blog, Michelle!!!!! It ROCKS!!!!! Oh, I love your new haircut, too!

Alison said...

I always love your pages and I love this sort where you show the start to finish of the page. Its nice to get the progress over the few day. I love your hand writing and wish mine was as neat and tidy as yours

dawn said...

WOW WOW WOW!!! You are so creative!! I LOVE LOVE THE PAGE!! The colors are so bright and fun, your handwriting is always nice.

So happy for you and the fun you will be having with this. CONGRATS AGAIN!!

Amber said...

Michelle! I checked out your other blog and was wondering how I can participate in Scrapping the Music? I really really love this idea! And beautiful pages!

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Thanks everyone!!!

Amber, I am so excited that you want to play along with Scrapping The Music! Just follow the link from my blog to the STM blog, and click on the tab at the top that says "how to play." The instructions are all there. We will be starting up challenges again in January!

Amber said...

Thanks so much! I can't wait!

Marit said...

Oh wow Michelle - the new STM bloglook is gorgeous! That photo shows the exact right feeling I have with music+art - it's perfect! As is your art journal page.... WOWZAH!!! Let the music play!!!! Oh, and I put the new badge on my blog!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for showing how your journal page was made. I am still not happy with my pages, but you have given me ideas that will help me.
I'm glad i found your blog.
Erin

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! I am soooooooooo excited you all are getting her back on track!!! I loveeeeeeeeeee the new pages!!! That dripping look is COOL!!! And glad you liked your Christmas card!! :):):):):):):):):):):)