Thursday, January 9, 2014

Mixed Media Challenges

This week I started Journal 52 and the first prompt was "Up, Up and Away".

First I looked for suitable quotes and found two I liked.
I had already gessoed and painted the backgrounds, then added stars with modeling paste and the quote.

The second quote called for a butterfly and I used the paint blot technique to create it.

I am also participating in Daisy Yellow's Creative Experiments Challenge.
I used the journal pages above to:
1. use a technique I am learning (using modeling paste)
2. create something to use in my journal (the butterfly)

Calendar Challenge
I have also decided to take part in the Calendar Challenge at the Kathryn Wheel. I have tried this challenge but did not complete it. I hope to this year.
I stamped snowflakes over the blue background and used handmade pink and lt. blue rectangles for the days.

I also completed some ATCs today for a swap and they fit the challenge at Collage Obsession:

2014 -Year of the Horse

(These horses are the Canadian stamps for Year of the Horse.)


SLScheibe said...

A lovely start to your art journals! The blue background looks fabulous against the bright heart and butterfly :)

Linda Kunsman said...

beautiful journal pages and calendar spread. Fantastic ATCs-love the colors and composition!

jywheeler said...

Love love love your ATCs!

Tammie Dickerson said...

Beautiful pages and the atcs are fabulous!

SCarol said...

Lovely pages, I love the blue and black with the red heart really standing out.

Netty said...

Lots of lovely work here. Happy PPF, Annette x

Giggles said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! Wonderful colors!!

Hugs Giggles

Bestdayblogger said...

Really lovely! Love the quote! Have a wonderful weekend!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Lovely collages

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, Beverly. I had no idea we were in so many challenges together. First Kate's calendar challenge, and now Project 52. This will be a fun year, where we run into each other often, I'm sure.

BTW, those ATCs are incredible. I've just started working on my CNY Year of the Horse. Love those stamps. My kind of art!

my heart's love songs said...

wow! i love everything! your creativity is amazing!