Saturday, February 26, 2011

Art Journal Cover

Happy Saturday Everyone! Hope you are feeling good and ready to enjoy a fabulous weekend, whatever you may be up to. I know I have big plans to get creative and pump out some projects this weekend!

I showed you the beginnings of my art journal cover and I had to come back to share the finished result. I am so looking forward to filling this up and just being creatively free in it.

Here's my cover:

I had a lot of fun creating this. You will find, as I share more of my art journal journey with you, I will have lots of these little afro puff girls popping up. This was totally what I looked like when I was little. My hair was always in puffs someway and there are times I wish I could still pull it off, LOL!

Anyways, if you have ever thought about art journaling, are art journaling, or want to get started in it, you should head on over to Scrapbook News and Review. I have weekly posts about art journaling on Fridays and their is a group set up for us to hang out and chat in. I'd love to see you there.

Hope your day is delightful! God bless!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Bottle Cap Art

Do you love bottle caps as much as I do?? I have no idea when I became obsessed with them, but I do know it was a while ago because I have been collecting them for years. So when Maya Road came out with the honkin' huge ones last year, I was in love for real!!

Over at Scrapbook News and Review it's Workshop Wednesday. For my project I chose to create some bottle cap art using a 3" Maya Road bottle cap as my base. I need to order some more of these soon because I am really diggin' making this little works of art. It's quite therapeutic for me and a great way to showcase some of my favorite photos.

Here's the bottle cap I created:

There are complete step x step instructions over at SNR if you'd like to see how to create one of these for yourself. After walking away from it for awhile, I think I may go back and add one more row of trim. I;m not sure I like the space between the words and trim. We'll see. Until then, this is on a little easel in my scrappy space bringing a big ol' cheesy grin to my face. I love my dawgie!!

Hope your Wednesday's been a good one!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Getting My Art Journal On

Hey Everybody! It's been longer than I would have liked since I shared, but much has been going on. My family was bombarded with strep and it pretty much knocked everyone off kilter. I am happy to say I managed to avoid getting it myself, thank goodness and fingers crossed, and just cared for everyone while getting my craft on.

I have created much and I wish I could share, but alas I can't just yet. What I can share is my newest art journal I started. I have been art journaling for over a year now and I love it. Up until this point, I have kept my journals private because I really put every aspect of my life into them, the good, the bad, the's all in there.

Well, over at Scrapbook New and Review Magazine, we have a new blog going. There are daily posts with sketches, tips, techniques, tutorials, and so much more. What I most excited about though are my art journaling posts. Each Friday I will be posting different things relating to working in and starting on an art journal. There will be a group created for us to share what we are doing and challenges presented to keep you moving forward.

On Friday, I posted my cover challenges. You can see all the details of the challenges by heading over to SNR, but I really wanted to share the start of my cover here. It is nowhere near being complete and I have a lot of big plans for the rest of it, but it's not about getting it all done in a jiffy. It's about enjoying the journey.

Here's my cover so far:

I really like my journals to be something I want to get to each day so I always create covers that make me happy. These are some of my happy colors right now along with my happy shape, circles. I created the circles by using some drywall tape we had here at the house.

So what about you? Do you art journal? Are you intrigued by it, terrified of it? Do share. I would also love to see you over at SNR each Friday when I post some new tidbits relating to art journaling.

Hope you have a delightful start to your week! God Bless.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Friday Inspiration

Hey, Hey, Hey! Hope your Friday is going well! Over at A Walk Down Memory Lane, it was my turn to post some Friday inspiration. I had a challenge up for the end of January to use paint in some way on a LO or card, so I decided to inspire by sharing a couple projects I created using a bit of paint.


This LO was published in Scrapbook News and Review Magazine a couple months ago. I used a lot of Sassafras Lass paper and embellishments. I just love their felties! My background paper is from the Basic Grey Basics collection and worked out wonderfully for adding a bit of paint. I used my Ranger dabbers and just sporadically dotted paint here and there. Nothing major, just enough to give a little punch of color.

Be You

This is another project pubbed in SNR and I must say this is a favorite card of mine. I used October Afternoon papers and a recycled glue dot center to paint the circles. To do this, squirt some paint onto your craft mat or a plate, dunk your recycled tape center into it, and then stamp it onto your cardstock. Easy peasy. I like how the circles didn't turn out exactly perfect. I think it gives the background a unique look.

So, I hope these projects inspire you to get a little messy with your next project. Not only does it add a little somethin', somethin'; it's fun too!

Be sure you scroll down and check out my last post where I talk about Paying It Forward. I would love to do this and hope maybe you are inclined to do so as well.

Blessings ~ Scarlett

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Mixed Media

Hey All! Hope you are staying warm and safe in this crazy weather hitting a lot of throughout the states.

So I have been talking a lot about mixed media in the past months and my plan is to do this more and more. It has quickly become a love and passion for me, reigniting things I loved about creating from when I was younger and learning how to mesh that back into what I do with my scrapping and card making. It also has given me the freedom to create art, just for the sake of creating art. No matter how big or small.

My latest little art piece is an ATC I created for Scrapbook News and Review Magazine's front page. It was part of my Workshop Wednesday post and you can find a step x step tutorial HERE. If you stop by to see I would love for you to leave a comment for me there too.

Home is Where My Heart Is

This little creation took me about 35 minutes to create and that was including dry time. can't beat that!! What I really love about creating ATCs is you can easily do one every day to just get some art play in. I am seriously going to start trying to do one a day. How cool would that be to have this collection at the end of the year reflecting different things going on, feelings I had, and just what was in my creative thoughts at the time.

With all this passion in me, I have started seeking out mixed media blogs to visit and be inspired by. One of the blogs I found was Mandy's. She has a fantabulous little spot going on and I just love looking at her creations. While there I found this delightful idea and decided I wanted to be a part of it too!

Here are the rules: I promise something handmade to the FIRST five people who leave a comment on this post. To be eligible, you must repost this, offering something handmade or handcrafted to five other people. The rules are that it be handmade by you and it must be sent to your five people sometime in 2011.

Super fun, right? I hope you think it is and decide to pay it forward as well. Wouldn't the world be a nicer place if we all started doing these types of things more often? I think it would. So leave me a comment because I would love to pay it forward to some of my wonderful peeps that visit!

Have a super day! Find something to smile about and do something to make someone else smile! ~ Scarlett

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Imaginisce is being featured....

at A Walk Down Memory Lane this month! For the entire month of February you can take advantage of 25% off all their fabulous products and yes, that includes all their great tools!

I am still working on a few creations, but wanted to share one I was able to get a decent shot of. The weather certainly hasn't cooperated at all!

Pumpkins Come

This is my DS this past Fall with his carved up pumpkin. He wasn't all that thrilled about the trip to the pumpkin farm, but once we got home and he was able to carve it up he was glad we did! The Apple Cider line was perfect for this photo I had waiting to be scrapped.

Instead of doing a big and bold title, I decided to go with a cutie lil' rhyme. It fit better in my design than a bigger title would have.

To add a little extra something to this LO, I decided to outline the edges with some Gold Mica Flakes made by Golden. These are just fabulous to work with and the sparkle is off the hook! It also gives really great texture. I also added some puffy paint to the dots already a part of the patterned paper. It gave it that extra little touch to make it feel complete to me.

I will be back soon with more Imaginisce creations to share, but in the mean time be sure to head on over to A Walk Down Memory Lane and get your goods while they are still there for the getting!

Hope you have a had a wonderful start to February. It sure came in by us with a bang and just under 2 feet of snow, OY!

Until next time, happy scrappin' and blessings to you!