I couldn’t stop…..
How to start my post, well my weekend started with me being down in the dumps. You see Dyan Reaveley was in Kansas City teaching several workshops. Yup, she was at Stamper's Ink in Shawnee, Kansas. A fifty minute drive …. but because of hubby’s health issues, I couldn’t. Big sigh! She seems to be so much fun. I can only imagine how much fun the classes were with Tanya, Stamper’s Ink owner and Dyan together. Anyway, I really wanted to take one of the classes because regardless of how much one thinks they know, you always – ALWAYS – pick up something that you didn’t know. At least I always do.
So, I kept myself busy. Cleaned the house, yippee and then instead of cleaning my craft room, I made it messier. Insert cheesy grin here! I’ve been inspired by my fellow DT, Michelle Daigle. I’ve actually been stalking Michelle before we joined the same DT but didn’t make the connection between the name of her blog: The Paper Dog until she joined the eP DT and then it was like, “hey, I know this blog”. Anyway, her Pumpkin Head canvas totally inspired me to try Christy Tomlinson’s technique.
Nope, have not YET taken her online workshop but I tell you what…. that’s about to change!!! Christy has awesome tutorials on YouTube and once I started….. I couldn’t stop!
Ladies and gents….my first SheArt girl…..
There is so much going on here and I was pretty proud of my first hand drawing of a girl. Still can’t get the dang hair right! But it was fun. This is perfect for using old rub-ons, old paints and definitely old book pages.
I’ve also (finally) used the modeling paste which thankfully was still good since I’ve had it forever. I also dug out my old Stampin’ Up! background script stamp, which was randomly stamped onto the canvas in black ink.
And then I couldn’t stop. This one has lots of glitter, papers and again, old rub-ons and more modeling paste.
On this one, I used lots of blues, purples and some greens. Don’t ask me how I did it, but I was having fun mixing paints and I swear it looked like baby poop, which I promptly covered.
Again, used a TCW stencil and modeling paste and found some bubble wrap. Love it!
Added glitter while the paints were still wet and found some old narrow ribbon. The words were generated in Word and printed off on regular copy paper.
The presents…. notice I even did some hand doodling. I’m terrified of hand doodling. Heck, I can’t even Zentangle all that well but maybe there is hope for me on the horizon.
Anyway I LOVE both canvases and love creating like this. And OMG, it’s so addicting. Matter of fact, already started another canvas :-). I can’t wait to see how these will do at the Clarinda Craft Fair next month.
Sadly, since my laptop has gone to the graveyard, it’s been more of a challenge to surf the challenges but I did take the time to peruse a few:
- Fashionable Stamping Challenge#31: Alter Something
- Gingerloft Challenge #49: Stitching – Real or Faux (I’ve got faux stitching as in rub-ons)
- The Craft Place Challenge: Make your own Background
- The Hybrid Chick #28: Use 7 things (paint, stencils, rub-ons, modeling paste, paper, markers, buttons)
- Crafty Mess #18: Distressed/Aged
- Hiding in My Craftroom #65: Freestyle-Anything Goes (oh hiding was about right)
- So Artful Challenge: Magic Garden – Purple, LIme Green, Fuchsia & Turquoise
- Anything But a Card: Shiny, Sparkly, Blingy
I still was bummed about missing Dyan Revealey but I’d have to say I was pretty productive. Except that all this crafting has taken it’s toll on my exercise. I haven’t hit the road walking much less jogging in about a week.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you guys had a wonderful weekend. Until next time….
Rub-Ons = old in my stash and the book pages are from old books