sketchbook peek

Bright and Bold.

Color was added to this sketch using Winsor & Newton Watercolors in Ultramarine Violet, Quinacridone Magenta, Opera Rose, Cadium Orange, and Green Gold. I added some small detail marks using the Uni-ball Signo White gel pen.

15 MINUTES OF MIXED MEDIA

This week my background started with a ghost gelli print. This type of print is mostly covered by the time I finish a layout, but it seems much easier to me to start with SOMETHING, rather than a blank page. Blank pages still make me crazy nervous when that clock is ticking. To reward myself I alternate using backgrounds and blank pages.  I continue to work in this journal that I love. 

This week's supplies used:  Apple Barrel paint in White, Lavender and Bright Yellow, Folk Art in Neon Pink, Painters Paint Pen in Neon Pink & Blue, Uni-ball Signo White Gel Pen, Stabilo Marks All in BlackWater BrushPilot Multiball, Old Gift Card & Paint brushes, Sharpie Paint Pen in Orange, Golden Acrylic Pyrolle Orange, Gelli Plate, Book Paper, Tissue Wrap, Half Moon Slant Stencil, Heat Embosser, Uhu Glue Stick, Sharpie Brush Tip Marker, Palette Knife, Inkjoy Pen in Black, Dylusions Inks in Bubblegum, Pure Sunshine, Lemon Zest, Fresh Lime and Funky Fuchsia (mixed with water in water brushes)

Enjoy the Process!

The Documented Life Project - Week 30

Welcome to week 30 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!

UPDATE: WE HAVE A WINNER! CONGRATS TO NANCY!

STAY TUNED FOR ANOTHER CHANCE TO WIN SOON! 

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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