Friday, February 12, 2016

Art on Friday

I am just making it in under the wire for Art on Friday.
I have been fighting a sore throat/headaches all week and today's was wicked. I did shake it but then (since my hubby is home til his pacemaker is put in next Wed.) we were off shopping, then supper and finally a date night of watching "The Martian". (excellent movie!)
So I am finally getting to do this weekly blog sharing of some of the things I have done this week.

Colour Me Positive
At Lulu Art, the new theme is on "Heart" with the additional challenge of using collage. Since I enjoy collage and mixed media this was fun to do.

Art Tags
Since the theme for my cards this month is hearts and love, I made a few for some challenges (check my post here on all of the challenges - lots of great ones to take part in)

Here is the art tag and stamp I created for ABC Wednesday.

52 Card Pick-up
The theme this week for this weekly APC challenge is Believe.

29 Faces
I am still using magazine faces to sketch and watercolour faces for this challenge at  Sojourner . Here are 3 of my favourites from this week.

What challenges have you been working on this week?

Also linking with:

Paint Party Friday

Express Your Creativity

Show Your Face

Inspire Me Monday

Creative Every Day (with the theme of love all month)

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Heart Tags and Challenges

There are a number of challenges this week and month that have the theme of hearts. As I am making heart tags for February, I thought I would join in the fun with these challenges:

Mixed Media Mojo:
Theme of hearts, with the twist of paper piecing. The bigger heart has been pieced from gelli paper scraps.

Try it on Tuesdays
The theme is "A Fine Romance" and I knew my parents wedding photo was perfect for this challenge.

Moo Mania and More
The theme is hearts

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge
The theme is glitter. I overdid it. But since the phrase on the card is "joyful heart" this card does look a bit joyful!

What challenges are you participating in??

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

ABC Wednesday - E and WOYWW

This week at ABC Wednesday, the letter E has centre stage!

E is for elephant

Here is the elephant stamp I carved and the art tag I created with it.

Be sure to check here for what others around the world did for E.


Each week Julia Dunnit of Stamping Ground hosts  WOYWW - where we are asked to share our work spaces and what we are working on.

Here is my dining room table after I carved the stamp

and here is the table after I created the art card:

Monday, February 8, 2016

Through my Lens

When I saw this challenge this morning, it made me realize how much I have missed taking part in photo challenges. I know it is about sharing a favourite post, but I am going to focus on sharing favourite sights and places that I haven't had a chance to share.

Oct 30-Nov. 2/2015 was spent in Lexington, Kentucky for Breeder's Cup Day at Keeneland Racetrack. It had been on my hubby's Bucket List for sometime and with American Pharaoh's return for a last race it was going to be history making.

The Track

 Some of the crowds

American Pharaoh in the Classic - and he wond, making him the first Triple Crown Winner in 37 years, to also win the Classic. An exciting race, an exciting weekend.

We also visited the horse parks around Lexington - some amazing statues there.


Be sure to check here to see what others around the world are sharing Through their Lens"

Friday, February 5, 2016

Art on Friday

It's the end of the first week of February and time to share some of the art I have worked on this week.

Colour Me Positive
The new quote posted for this ongoing challenge is an important one.

It immediately made me think of the book "Wonder" - the amazing book by R.J. Palacio that spawned the "Choose Kind" movement. We definitely need more kindness in the world!

Art Tags
I have started a February challenge of hearts/love for my art tags. Here are the first 5:

(The music tag is for Art Journal Journey's challenge for February)

I also created a tag for ABC Wednesday for D - dog:


52 Card Pick-up
This week the theme was "Smile"
In some junk mail this week I found photos of smiling children - it was perfect for this week's APC.

29 Faces
I have tried this challenge at "Sojourner" before and enjoyed it, so I have taken on the "29 Faces" challenge. Here are a couple of my favourites from this week:

What challenges are you working on??

Also Linking with:

Moo Mania and More - Use Your Scraps - which I usually do, especially gelli papers

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

ABC Wednesday - D and WOYWW

 This week at ABC Wednesday, D is centre stage.

D is for dog.

Here is the dog stamp I carved and the tag I made with it.

(I learned though taht I really need to use different sizes of blades - but it still is cute, just not as accurate as I had wanted.)

Check here for how others around the world are dealing with D.


Each week at "Stamping Grounds", Julia Dunnit encourages us all to share our work spaces and what we are working on.

Here is my dining room table and the setup after I carved the dog stamp from above.

I am using a small journal (to the left) to record the stamps. To the top left are some gelli papers as I was creating some tags as well and wanted some different backgrounds.
Here is the same spot after I created the tag.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Art on Friday

Friday brings the opportunity to share some of the art I have done this week. I find challenges really do motivate me to create - both ones posted by others and ones I set for myself.

Colour Me Positive
Every Friday, a new positive quote along with an additional challenge is posted by "LuluArt". This week the challenge is to make sure we dream big.

52 Card Pick-Up
The theme this week was choice. Here are 2 APCs I created.

Art Tags
I continue to create more art tags - as part of my 366 Day challenge for myself. Here are a few more -these tags were created using gelli paper scraps.

I also created a tag for ABC Wednesday - carving a stamp first and then stamping a tag.

For February I want to focus on hearts on the tags and the theme of love.

I haven't shared any photography lately, so thought I'd share some of the snowy photos I snapped this past couple of weeks.

 and some skies:

What challenges are you participating in this year?

Linking also with:

Paint Party Friday

Express Your Creativity

Inspire Me Monday

Every Day Creative