Saturday, June 30, 2012

Circus ATC Revealed and it's a Hybrid!

ViVa Artistry-Le Reve
Eenas Creations-Circus Adventures
Every couple of months over at Soul Scrappers there is an ATC Swap.  For those not in the know, an ATC Swap is when a group of people (up to 10 in our case) sign up to make an Artist Trading Card based on a particular theme.  You make a card (about the size of a baseball card) for each participant and they do the same and then you....swap!  So if 10 people signed up then you made 10 cards and at the end of it you have 9 original ATCs besides your own that you can use in a project or keep for inspiration.

Our most recent theme was "The Circus".  Being mostly a digi scrapper my paper supplies are a little thin, so some creative thinking was needed.  I have these cute little figures from a ViVa Artistry kit and paired them with a circus background from Eenas Creations.  I brought the images into PSE and duplicated them 6 times (we only had 7 sign up).  I printed them on some heavy card stock and then cut them out.  I sponged all the edges to add some depth and then placed all the pieces onto the background.  This is when a Xyron Sticker maker comes in real handy!  I used some gold stickles on the popcorn to add some dimension and "Circus Love" was created.

I'm really enjoying making ATCs.  The canvas is small so it's not so intimidating.  And of course having a theme helps get that creativity going.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a chance to creat today!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

100 Happy Thoughts

Get a pen and paper and just start writing things that make you happy.  It's a great prompt for a scrapbook page or in my case Art Journal page.  And the best part is when you're done you can't help but feel happy!  It may seem a little difficult around item 20 or 21, but just stick with it and soon your pen will be flying across the page.  Thanks for visiting and Happy Scrappin!

QUICK UPDATE 6/27/2012:  I was notified today that this LO was chosen as one to share at SBG Gallery Standouts for this week.  There were some really cute LOs chosen this week, if you have a moment bop over and check it out.

Studio Tangie-AJC12 parcels 3,13 & 25, AJF Beetle, Gesso Messy
Studio Rosey Posey-Amazing Artist, Blockland
Studio Ztampf-Hipstagramix Painted
Jennifer Labre-Stencil Alpha, Beth Rimmer-Grungy Overlays

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Another Song Lyric Challenge

Studio Tangie: AJC12-Parcel 23, Art Stomp,
Creative (Collab w/Ju Kneipp)
Jen Labre-Doodle Frames
Beth Rimmer-Grungy Overlays

It time for another song lyric challenge over at Soul Scrappers.  This month it's a Kid Rock Song Lyric Challenge.  Click on the link to see the details.

I've been doing alot of hard thinking in Ali Edward's 31 Things class so I decided to take a break from all that and just have some fun with paint and doodles (digitally speaking, of course).The flowers came pre-shadowed, a little heavier than I like, but I think that works on this page.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Scrappin'!

Friday, June 8, 2012

31 Things Share

Here's another page I did for Ali Edward's 31 Things Class. I must admit I have fallen waaay behind in this class.  I'm on Day 6, but the class is on Day 23!  Of course the great thing about Big Picture Classes is that you have forever access to your classes. Which is a very good thing!    I had some comments about the Owl I used.  It came from a postage stamp image from Viva Aristry's "Libris" kit.  I didn't want the postage stamp,, but I loved the owl so I extracted it from the image just like you would do to a photo and voila!  Sometimes it's easy to forget that you can do things like that to your digital embellishments thereby increasing the versatility of you digi kits.  Other digi elements were from Studio Tangie's "Librarian" kit. Well that's it for today.  Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Craftin'!

Monday, June 4, 2012

New NSC Challenge for June is Up

It's time for June's Negative Space Sketch Challenge over at Soul Scrappers.  Below is the sketch and my sample LO.  You have 3 weeks to get a LO done.  If there are at least 8 participants a scrappin' goodie is sent out to a randomly chosen winner!  Hope you will join in this month. 

Have a great day and Happy Scrappin'!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Hues and a Burlesque Queen

Studio Tangie: Artist Box, Journal Anthology 7,
ATC Requisites collab w/Sherriyd
Studio Rebecca:Elle
Paprika: Venice Masquerade
Fiddlette Designs: Calliope Catches the Moon
Anna Aspnes: Dotted Korners N Edges No. 1
Gina Cabrera: Restoration
Traci Stroud:I am Beautiful
Font: The Alice

It's time to share another art journal page.  Here I played around the changing hues and blending modes.  One of the things I love about digital scrapbooking is that I can change the colors of elements if needed.  The day I worked on this page I was feeling an affinity with the color orange.  If the element I wanted to use wasn't orange then I hit <ctrl>+U and played around with hue and saturation until I got an orangy color.  The eyes were originally a teal blue.

I love these puppets from Paprika's "Venice Masquerade".  I've had the kit for a while and was so happy I finally got to use them.

 Do you have something in your stash you love but haven't used yet?  Why not make today the day you finally use it?

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Scrappin'!