Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Documented Life Project

Week 18 - Add an inspiring quote to guide your week.

I love this quote from Martin Luther King, Jr.  It is so true. Hate is such a burden on not only a person's heart but also the soul.  I try to always give a person the benefit of doubt and believe only good about them.  Yes, sometimes I get burned but for the most part people are really good at heart.  There are those in the world that aren't but I find that they are the exception rather than the rule.  

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Catching Up

After Easter and a bout with some illness, I have finally worked on catching up on art projects.

Journal 52 Challenge

I am really behind on Journal 52 weekly challenges.  The Journal 52 Week 13 challenge is How does your garden grow?  

I started with my 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch ATC from 90 lb watercolor paper and inked the background with Dylusions inks and then added some pretty flowers and a butterfly.  I stamped some leaves with a leaf stamp and black ink then went over the lines with a white pen.  I added the little knot of ribbon just because it was sparkly and I liked the look.
It makes me happy because it looks so spring like.

 Week 14 of Journal 52 challenge is Rain or Shine.
Again started out with my ATC sized 90 lb watercolor paper inked with Dylusions inks. I stamped my little guy with his umbrella onto a piece of white cardstock and cut him out.  I cut out some raindrops and inked the edges then covered them with Ranger's Glossy Accents.  I also put some Glossy Accents raindrops directly on the paper.  I found the quote on line and wrote it using a white pen on the dapper fellow and black pen on the background.  I liked the look.  The Glossy Accents "droplets" look like real water drops.

The Documented Life Project

We are working on Week 17 in The Documented Life Project.  My planner grows fatter each week.  Not sure if it will make it for the full year without some surgery.  I've seen a few blog posts from other participants that have done some major planner surgery.  Might have to check those out a little closer. 

For this week the challenge was to "Photograph or draw your favorite shoes."  I am not a "shoe" person.  However, my favorite shoes are any kind of Flip-Flop.  In the summer I live in them except when at work.  Since I work in a hospital and am on my feet 8 to 10 hours a day a sturdy, comfortable pair of shoes is a must.  At one of the uniform sales I bought a rather expensive pair of shoes but, they have to be the most comfortable shoes I have ever worked in.  They aren't the prettiest shoes but the older I get the more I lean toward comfort. 

But I also wanted to incorporate a picture of my favorite pair of flip-flops.  Unfortunately that meant painting my toenails which haven't had any color since last year.  So I had to do that little chore first.  Then I could photograph my less than pretty feet in their great flip-flops.

For the background of my page I used my new 6" x 6" Gelli Plate.  I'm new at this but I wanted to get a some good play time.  I chose my colors and played with the plate and got a good background.  I added the pictures with the great stamp I already have with the quote "Life is better in flip flops." because it is oh so true.

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Week 16 Documented Life

The challenge for week 16 is to use a cardboard food box in a creative way.

I had just made some treat for stamp club which I am the hostess of this week when I saw this challenge.

I made  brownie nests with chocolate eggs.

So I cut out some of the things from the brownie box.  I also used my new Gelli Plate to make the background.  Then added my picture and the parts of the box.  Added a few doodles and there you have it.  Creative use of a cardboard food box.

Then Miss Lydia came to visit.  We enjoyed some of the sunshine with her.

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Documented Life Project - Week 15

Monochromatic:  use shades, tints, and hues of one color.

Wow this was really hard.  I chose shades and hues in the golden warm orange-ish yellow shades, tints and hues.  I know that isn't really one color but they are sort of in the same family.....right?

I saw a lot of people doing faces this week on the Facebook group so I decided to try my hand.  I've never done faces.  So this was a whole new thing.  I didn't just go out of the box, I went out of the box, around the corner and down the street!  But I am kind of happy with it.  I love the colors.  I punched some tiny hearts from scrapbook paper in shades of orange and found three buttons in my stash with orange and yellow on them so I decided to glue them in her hair.  I did some dotted outlines through her hair and along her neck.

I love the colors.  Not sure about the outline of her face but not bad for a first try.  What do you think?

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Birthday Box Card

My mother's birthday was March 29th.  We are going to visit this weekend and I wanted to make a special birthday card since it is her 82nd birthday.  I have seen so many of the box cards and thought I might try one.  So here is my attempt at a box card using a great tutorial I found on YouTube.

I used a flower theme.  The butterfly seems to float over the flowers but is actually attached by thin wire that is attached to the little ladybug clothespin that I clipped to the edge of one of the flowers.  I think she will like it.

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