Art Journal, Collage, Journal page, Mixed Media

Crack of the Month Club

Carla Sonheim sent out her newsletter yesterday with this great link to her Monthly side walk crack of the month. I have never done one before; however, the boys and I have taking her art of silliness class and have her book! Both are fabulous.  Ben’s favorite way to draw is the blob method. Any ways, I have been feeling in a rut lately. Not sure what direction I want to turn …art wise what truly makes me happy. So, when this “assignment” came up. I though well heck yeah, lets do this what do I have to lose???   I really didn’t have a lot of time to work ( 30 minutes) and didn’t want to drag out a hundred supplies.

First let me show you the crack (if you want to try the “assignment” make sure you grab it off Carla site.



Then the supplies I used= pencil, cheap white acrylic paint, a cheap black pen and watercolors.



Here is what I came up with:

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I am not sure what you seen in the cracks but this strange elephant like creature is what I saw. I have to say…that this little “assignment” has put me in a whole new frame of mind. Seems so silly that 30 minutes with a hand full of supplies totally helped me clear my mind. I have committed to 30 days of  30 minute little paintings!

Thanks for stopping in!



Mixed Media

The Greeting Farm- preview of the “DREAMY” kit

Oh my goodness, I can’t tell you how excited I am to be a Guest Designer for The Greeting Farm! The new “DREAMY” kit, which will be released on the 15th and is geared toward mixed media but versatile enough for cardmaking too! It is 8.5 x 11 sheet of rubber stamps. They are just awesome!

We were all given an 5 x 7 canvas panel. Here is what I did with mine:



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Not sure if you are able to tell but I did paper shape the girl so she is puffed out and then added a flower to her hand. You can’t believe all the stuff you can do with this kit! It has so many great stamps for texture as well as a super duper cute girl and houses! The sayings are awesome. I love all the possible thing to do with “DREAMY” kit!

Thanks for stopping and make sure you check out some of the blogs for peeks at the “DREAMY” Kit!!!