Friday, January 29, 2016

Permission to Play


For all those who love art journaling and mixed media have you should check out Carolyn Dube's blog!  She has wonderful posts and workshops including free ones!  I recently signed up for her Permission To Play workshop and joined her "A Colorful Place To Play" FB page.  She encourages just playing and finding a little bit of time to do so.

I'm going to also link up to her monthly linky party as well!

These are some of my playtime results, none of which are final pieces!

These are some pages I made using a 6x6 Gelli Plate and applying the paint (Dylusions Paints) using a palette knife.

 Starting to play with the first Permission to Play lesson using cardboard pieces.  This "print" in the center is on deli paper and it's mostly excess ink I took off.

My few cardboard backgrounds started.  The wet ink is the Liquitex ink you can see in the picture it was still wet when I took the picture.

I'll have loads more to share!  I have also been playing around with backgrounds alot in a journal I just got so I'll share some of those soon!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Maria

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Art Journal Backgrounds

Hey there!  I wanted to share some in the works journal pages I shared yesterday over at Mixed Media Mojo using Dylusions Paints.  These are the current colors (this is a pic of mine).  Dyan released 6 more amazing colors at CHA 2016 so I can't wait for those!


Here are some backgrounds I worked on last weekend during the East Coast blizzard we had:

 On this page I used a circle stencil to create the colored circles.  Then while watching TV I grabbed a micron pen and add the shapes and doodles.  I'm sure I'll mess around more here but this is what I have right now.


 Yeah I am kind of liking circles and circle stencils.  so here we have more colored circles like above.  Then I thought I can fill in the white with Dylusions black paint.  Well, I did around all the empty spots and then thought it was too annoying to get in between the circles etc.  I supposed I can mask them but just went with it.  Used a white Signo pen to doodle.


On this page (which is the 2nd page in the book because I skip the first page :-) ) I used my fingers to paint.  I was inspired by a youtube video by Maremi.  The circles here are from using some punchenella which is the waste sheets after sequins are punched out.

As you can see these are all pretty simple and basic but just fun to create with no real goal in mind. I'm excited to just keep playing, try out some new ideas and techniques etc. Next up I was checking out some Gelli Plate videos and pulled out my 6x6 plate to create with.  I'll share some pages soon.

Come on over to Mixed Media Mojo and check out our current WINTER themed challenge!   And today on the blog newest Design Team member Jannet shares a technique using Bleeding Tissue!

Till later!!!

Maria



Saturday, January 23, 2016

Just Us Girls - Photo Week

It's photo week with Just Us Girls!  Sharyn is our hostess this week and picked this lovely photo as our inspiration!



Here is what I created:

I used SU papers, embossing folder by Lifestyle Crafts, Stamp by Unity Stamp Co and the die cuts by Sizzix -Tim Holtz Celebration Words.
                                                                                     

Be sure to swing on by the Just Us Girls Design Team for loads of great inspiration!

The Design Team

DEEPTI  - Jan Guest
Vicki  - Jan Guest
Maria

Come play wth us:

Just a reminder: If you win Chic of the Week in any of our January challenges, you are in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of March..

How to play: Please copy and use our graphic on your post. You need to upload your new project [no back dating please] for this week's challenge to your online blog or to a public photo gallery. Leave a link that goes directly to your project in the Linky Tools form at the bottom of this post.  After you post to Linky Tools you may also leave a comment here. We ♥ love hearing what you think of our challenges! Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on January 28th.  The Linky Tools form will close at that time. Our "Chic of the Week", will be announced the following Friday morning. Thanks for playing along. We can't wait to see what you create for Just Us Girls! Please limit your entries to 3.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Mixed Media Mojo Glittery Fun

Welcome!  Have you seen this month's Mixed Media Mojo challenge?  Have you heard of us?  I invite you to stop on by!    I hope that you will come play along with us this month!  I started this blog Mixed Media challenge blog back in May of 2014!  WOW time sure does fly! We host a monthly challenge for your chance to be our Mixed Media Mojo Diva and a guest with us.

Come and check us out share with your friends!  We are working to make it great in 2016!


Today I'm sharing a cute journal page I made a while back that fits in perfectly with this month's theme of Winter and twist of Glitter. 

This is a layout in a Strathmore Mixed Media Visual Arts journal. It's a 5x7 size.  

Come on by the blog and check out the details!!! 


Thanks so much for stopping by today!!!  

Maria

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Just Us Girls Trend Week



This week Sue is our hostess at JUST US GIRLS and came up with this great trend challenge to use metals / Metallics on your card.

I made this card using a new stamp set I got at my LSS from Darcie's Heart & Heart.  I saw this little duck and just thought how cute I have to have him.

My metal is a charm from the Recollection's brand from Micheal's.  I colored this guy very simply using pitt pens.

Be sure to swing on by the Just Us Girls Design team to check out all their fabulous creations!
                                                                      Vicki Parson  - Jan Guest
DEEPTI  - Jan Guest
Come play along with us:

Just a reminder: If you win Chic of the Week in any of our January challenges, you are in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of March. How to play: Please copy and use our graphic on your post. You need to upload your new project [no back dating please] for this week's challenge to your online blog or to a public photo gallery. Leave a link that goes directly to your project in the Linky Tools form at the bottom of this post.  After you post to Linky Tools you may also leave a comment here. We ♥ love hearing what you think of our challenges! Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on January 14. The Linky Tools form will close at that time. Our "Chic of the Week", will be announced the following Friday morning. Thanks for playing along. We can't wait to see what you create for Just Us Girls! Please limit your entries to 3.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Maria

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Season's Giving Blog Hop WINNER



Thank you thank you to all those who stopped by my blog for all the wonderful comments and to those who starting following me!  This years Season's Giving Blog Hop was phenomenal.  


The winner of my goodies is:  JENNIFER DELAUTER!  CONGRATS!
Jennifer please contact me riaann at optonline dot net with your mailing info so I can get your prize out to you!

I look forward to sharing more fun and exciting projects with everyone all year long!!!

Maria

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Just Us Girls


Happy 2016!  We are back with a brand new JUST US GIRLS challenge!  This week it's Word Week and our word is THANK YOU!


This is using Unity Stamp Co Stamps

Be sure to swing on by JUST US GIRLS to check out what the entire super talented team did for this fun challenge!  And be sure to come and play along with us!

Till next time!

Maria

Friday, January 1, 2016

Seasons Givings Blog Hop!


I am so thrilled to be a part of this amazing hop once again this year!  The fabulous Latisha organizes this super fun hop each year, thanks Latisha!!

THANK YOU TO ALL who visit my blog, I truly do appreciate it!  I am hoping to post more in 2016 and get on a more regular schedule.  I would love for you to follow me!

You should be arriving from the wonderful BARBARA'S BLOG, if not be sure to start the hop from the top at Lawn Fawn!

This year I want to share a few of my 2015 favorites and I'll include a new one as well!



Finally I want to share a current project of mine for this month's Mixed Media Mojo challenge:


I will be giving away this prize package:



Thanks so much for stopping by!!



THE OFFICIAL BLOG HOP LIST!
Lawn Fawn

Scrapbook Cards & Today Magazine

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Reverse Confetti

Technique Tuesday

CAS-ual Friday Stamps

Verve Stamps

Donna Salazar

Richard Garay

AdTech

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Inchie Arts

Avocado Arts

OHscrap (Bossy Joscie)

Rubermoon Stamps

Latina Crafter

A Jillian Vance Design

JustNick

Your Everyday Stamps

Latisha Yoast

AJ Otto

Kimberly Crawford

Julia Stainton

Laurie Willison

Teri Anderson

Jennifer Gallacher

Vera Yates

Wanda Guess

Nichol Magouirk

Kelly Klapstein

Anabelle O’Malley

Kim Watson

Chari Moss

Laura Bassen

Lydia Fiedler

Lisa Adametz

Alice Wertz

Daniela Dobson

Jenn Shurkus

Lori Craig

Amy Tsuruta

Lisa Henke

Margie Higuchi

Lee Murphy

Lori Tecler

Dina Kowal

Loretta Lock

Darsie Bruno

Marcie Sharp

Veronica Zalis

Barbara Anders

Maria Levine

Dana Joy

Melody Rupple

Keri Sereika

Asia King

Jennifer Ingle

Yvonne Van de Grijp

Beth Pingry

Erica Houghton

Mary-Ann Maldonado

Piali Biswas

Ashley Newell

Nicole Maki

Julee Tilman

Leigh Penner

Christina Griffiths

Lindsay Amrhein

Laura Williams

Debbie Seyer

Christine Emberson

Kerry Urbatch

Linda Lucas

Tosha Leyendekker

Giovana Smith

Bunny Vance

Stacey Schafer

Lee Ann Barrett

Ruby Naz

Julie Dinn

Jill Hawkins

Christiana Reulling

Jodi Collins

Gracie Chavez

Michelle Woerner

Tania Willis

Karisse Schilling

Lori McAree

Ashley Harris

Emily Leiphart

Heidi Blankenship

Coralynn Murray

Tenia Nelson

Pretty Philosophie

Jillian Vance

Misti Oblander

Mixed Media Mojo


I hope the holiday season was great for everyone and let's get ready for a fantastic 2016!

This month our theme is Winter and the twist is Glitter!


Here are some steps and products I used:


Texture paste for snow, Ranger Clear Rock Candy glitter, Blue Ultrafine glitter

Be sure to visit our Design Team blogs to check out their amazing work on this challenge:

I hope you will play along with us this month!  Please link up below a new project created for this challenge and do not combine with more than 6 other challenges.  Limit to 3 entries per person. You can be the next Mixed Media Mojo Diva! 



Thank so much for stopping by! I can't wait to see what you create!

Maria

The Mixed Media Card Challenges


Happy New Year!!  This month's theme with The Mixed Media Card Challenge is Beginnings with the option element of Sequins!

Here is what I created:


Supplies I used:



I have to say I LOVE Ranger Texture paste to use with stencils.  I have and used artist pastes and they work fine but I do love this stuff for my crafty needs!

Happy New Year!!!

Maria