The Documented Life Project - Week 30

Welcome to week 29 of The Documented Life Project !

July 19 - Add Receipts, Labels and Business Cards Smashbook Style.

This week's challenge was super easy for me. I always save all of my receipts and what not until the end of the week, when I go through them and determine which ones I need to save and which ones I can toss. I sorted through some of these, cut some apart and added them to a painted glassine envelope that once held stamps. I used this as my tip in for the week.

After sprucing up the envelope with paint and some wax paper from a local restaurant, I added some hand cut pieces of this art journal paper to the receipts scraps. I also tossed in some pops of color with paint pens and my favorite white pen. Super easy. Super fast. 

This week's supplies: Uniball Signo White Gel Pen,   Washi Tape similar to this oneWhite Gloss PaintTwo sided tape,  Art Journal Paper, Pink and Purple Paint Pen, Sharpie Mean Streak, and a UHU glue stick.

Paint colors used: Diarylide Yellow,  WhitePyrolle Orange, Ultramarine Blue, Quinacridone Magenta, Teal,  and Green Gold.

Enjoy this week's challenge and I can't wait to see what you create!

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a tiny little giveaway

Because  I like to take the time to let you know how much I appreciate you all stopping by the blog I am doing a tiny little giveaway. I am going to send one lucky winner THE ALL NEW Collection Card Pack!

I am loving using these in all of my mixed media projects and hope you will too! Don't forget to leave a comment along with your email address so that I can contact you when you win!

Enjoy and happy creating! 

Painted Pouches

Made a bunch of these this week!

I made TEN of these and not one made it to my Etsy Shoppe! Thanks to everyone who commented, emailed and spoke up about wanting one! More will make it into the shoppe next week, I promise!

sketchbook peek

I think this is my favorite peek so far. It is just me. I love the big crazy flower and the funky doodled words. 

15 minutes of mixed media

This week my background is really different. It started life as a testing ground for a hand carved  stamp. I then covered up the images with grey paint before beginning my exercise. I have never started with a dark background before, so this is a first for me. It was a bit more difficult to work with, but I am glad I gave it a try. I am still working in this journal.

This week's supplies used: Dina Wakely Paints in Ruby, Apple Barrel paint in White, Grey, China Blue and Jack-o-Lantern, Folk Art in Neon Yellow and Pink, Painters Paint Pen in Neon Pink, Black & Teal, Uni-ball Signo White Gel Pen, Stabilo Marks All in Black, White, & GraphiteWater Brush, Pencil, Pilot Multiball, Old Gift Card & Paint brushes, Sharpie Paint Pen in Green, TearDrop Stencil similar to this oneGelli Printed Deli PaperDeli Paper, Hand Cut Stencils, Circle Stencil similar to this one,  UHU glue stickheat gun and Scissors.

Enjoy the Process!

The Documented Life Project - Week 29

Welcome to week 29 of The Documented Life Project !

July 12 - Make a Wish List. Draw Pictures or Cut Out of a Magazine.

This week I really wanted to list fairy worthy wishes. You know - Like a NEW CAR. But then I started making a list and that "you are so much luckier than most factor" kicked in and I knew what I should really wish for...

...more time at the beach. This is, after all, one of my favorite places to be. Ever. And I would wish for more family fun time. Time that wasn't rushed or scheduled or squeezed in. And I would always wish for more date nights with my guy. He is the best. Truly. And we definitely do not get enough date nights. So I wish for more of those.

Since I wanted to use a separate tip in for each wish, I grabbed a few of my Collection Cards and glued them some of these. On the front I doodled around the edges and filled in with color, adding some white circles for a pop of contrast. On the back I added some paint swatches and doodle marks before attaching my photo.

These cards are bright and colorful and busy. I added some words using old sticker letters I had in my stash and saved my wishes for the reverse side of each card. I don't keep a lot of magazines on hand, and I have't perfected my drawing skills, so I chose to use some tiny photo strip photos. I cut some letters for words out of another set of Collection Cards and took a photo of each to document my wish! 

This week's supplies: Uniball Signo White Gel Pen,  Stabilo Marks All Pencils in Graphite and WhiteInstagram Photo, Washi Tape similar to this oneWhite Gloss PaintTwo sided tape, Collection Card Pack #1 and #2, Becky Higgins 3x4 Grid Cards, Pilot Multiball, Dylusions Inks in Bubblegum Pink, Lemon Zest, Postbox Red and and a UHU glue stick.

Paint colors used behind Collection CardsBlackberry Violet, Candy PinkLavenderDiarylide Yellow,  WhitePyrolle Orange, Van Dyke Brown, and Green Gold.

Enjoy this week's challenge and I can't wait to see what you create!

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stencil girl love

I am in love with all stencils lately. It seems they add just the right amount of "something" to whatever I am working on at the moment. So, when Stencil Girl asked myself and the rest of the Art to the 5th Team to create a handful of projects using a few of our favorites from her line I jumped at the chance. 

This painted bag was my first project. I love anything painted and jazzed up with ribbon and flowers, but also like to add a bright pop of color and a bold image or shape for contrast. I chose the 6 x 6  Half Moon Slant stencil and added a fun pocket to the reverse side of my bag. I love that it is modern and funky looking! This is my favorite stencil of all and can see it being used over and over again when I create! 

Supplies Used: Canvas Material, Hand Dyed Ribbon, White Gloss Paint, Black Gesso, Uniball Signo Gel Pen in White, Fabric Scraps, Zipper, Sewing Machine, Thread, Half Moon Slant Stencil, Gelli Plate, Golden Fluorescent Paints in Pink, Orange, Red, Chartreuse and Green.

Next  I created an art journal page. I loved the 6 x 6 Heart & Flowers stencil for this project. It is a big open stencil that allows for tons of options when it comes to adding color and detail. To see a free video on how I created this journal page click here!

I added one bold, bright color to the petals and another to the heart. Once dry I added my detail and marks in layers, building up the original stencil until it jumped off of the page. I love it!

 Supplies Used: Apple Barrel paint in White Gloss, Heart & Flowers Stencil, Painters Paint Pens in NeonsRedand  Black, Hand Carved Stamps, StazOn Inkpad in Jet Black, Uni-ball Signo White Gel Pen, Golden Fluorescents in PinkRed and Chartreuse, Golden Fluid Acrylic in Diarylide YellowStabilo Marks All Pencil in Blue, Liquitex Ink in Naphthol CrimsonWater Brush, Stencil Girl Hearts & Flowers Stencil, Sharpie Paint PensReinforcers, Old Gift Card & Paint brush.

 You can see why I am in love with these stencils! For my final project I wanted to incorporate my Documented Life Planner. I work in my planner on a daily basis and am always looking for new ways to create interesting backgrounds for my pages. These stencils were perfect because they were just the right size for working in a smaller book.

For my planner pages I chose the 6 x 6 Flemish Bond Brick stencil and using white gloss paint filled large areas, overlapping the stencil as I went. The white really made the stencil marks pop off my brightly painted pages! Once the stencil dried I knew the brick look was calling for a Graffiti styled page, so I started adding doodled shapes, stray marks and bits and pieces here and there along with a few contrast details. I am thrilled with this page and can't wait to use this stencil in other projects!

With hundreds of designs to choose from I think everyone could find a stencil or two (hundred) that they love at STENCIL GIRL. I know I will be playing around with more myself so check back soon to see what I create next! 

Supplies Used: Chalkboard Frames, Art Journal Papers, Flemish Bond Brick Stencil, Golden Fluorescent Paint in Pink, Red and Orange, Apple Barrel White Gloss, Golden Fluid Acrylic in Diarylide Yellow, Quinacridone Magenta & Pyrolle Orange, Uniball Signo Gel Pen in White, Xyron, Elmers Two-Sided Tape, Tul Black Fine Tip Marker, Pilot Multiball in Black, Gelli Plate, Washi Tape similar to this one, Hand Carved Arrow Stamp, Black Stabilo Marks All Pencil, Digital Elements Kit, Tiny Type Letters similar to these, and Jillibean Pea Pod Parts.

You can see ALL the awesome Stencil Girl Products HERE. They have a special SALE and GIVEAWAY going on HERE!