Monday, September 12, 2011
A new challenge at Tiddly Inks: Art journal Challenge
Hola, mis amigos! I took a little blogging break. Did you miss me? HA! I didn't think so ;D Actually, it was completely unintentional. The week was on full-tilt on the "busy" scale and before I knew it, the weekend was here. And speaking of the weekend, I want to say a big "thank you" to the wonderful group of folks who joined me in my Tim Holtz inspired Halloween card class on Saturday. I had a great time and I'm hoping you did, too ;D You rock!
It's Tuesday and that means that we have a new Tiddly Inks challenge up at bat. This time we're asking you to share your Art Jounal inspired projects. Mixed media is the name of the game and there are no rules. Be sure to check out the cool projects created by my teammates over on the TI challenge blog. While you're out and about in Blogland, stop by Christy's blog and see what she is up to, as well.
For my project, I covered a small flat canvas with papers I cut from a book, then I taped off geometric shapes using some Eclipse Tape I had picked up at a craft show many moons ago. Next, I sponged on various Distress Inks to give it some pizzazz. At this point, I wasn't feeling it yet, so I opted to swipe some Faded Jeans DI directly onto the canvas. I still wasn't quite there, so I added drops of Fired Brick and Peeled Paint DI Refill to my craft sheet, spritzed it with water and laid the canvas in this soupy, colorful mess. Finally, it was starting to take shape. Next, I randomly stamped bold dots in Memento Tuxedo Back Ink, then I swiped a bit of gold acrylic paint on the edges and in various spots on the canvas. Lastly, I added some dimensional lacquer to the corners and sprinkled them with glitter. The finishing touches are the myriad of Tiddly Inks images I used to put the scene together. I acquired the house, tree, and moon a while back, and now, for the life of me, I can't find them on the site, even though I know they're still there. I did, however, find a link to the lovely Tainted image. My goal was to NOT spend hours coloring the images, so I gave myself only 15 minutes to color everything.
I have to apologize for the crummy photo. I suppose I have been working my Ott Lite to death as of late, because it finally gave up on life and took it's last breath over the weekend. Actually, I think the bulb just burned out, but that's not nearly as dramatic as thinking that it might have willingly thrown in the proverbial towel. Oh well, time to make a trip to JoAnn's for a new one to get me through until new bulbs arrive via the Internet.
Lots of stuff going on this week, so be sure to check back often. Until then, stay crafty!