Saturday, February 28, 2015

ARTFUL JOURNEYS - WEEK #9

Time is flying.  February is over!  This heralds a change in the seasons very soon (and we know not soon enough for those of you still buried in snow).  Someone up there in the north must have left the freezer door open, because you sent cold, snow and ice to north Texas. Who did that?  Ours was short-lived, though and was gone the next day.  (Aren't WE lucky?)  We know you want to SHARE all that white beauty, but  remember turn about is fair play. We'll be sure and thank you and share with you when it is 107 in the shade here in July and August!  hehehe.

Today (I am writing this on Saturday 2/28) would have been my mother's 90th birthday. She was very important in MY life, and not a day goes by that I don't miss her.  She was a lover of life, of people, and of beautiful and creative things. I think I got my creative bent from her, or at least I like to think so.  Mother was an amazing influence on my life, teaching me many things and helping to mold me into a strong, independent woman.  Our lives have many positive influences, and my mother was just one of those beacons of light. ~~ hugs, Betty.

This week at Artful Journeys, we want you to think about something (or someone) that is important in your life and reflect that on your journal page, BY INCORPORATING YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE.


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BETTY RICHARDSON - As stated above, Saturday, February 28th would have been my mother's birthday, so my spread is really about remembering her. Come check it out on my blog here to see the full spread, my processes and materials.




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LYNN JACKSON -  "Go your own way"
This one was pretty simple. Took a art journal page and added under paper to it layered with different stencils and stamps along with my quote in the middle. I do believe in the quote. I go my own way and pretty much have my whole life. Thanks for looking.




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MELODY ELZY - Come check out this luscious page that Melody created. You can see the full spread, and read all about it on her blog here



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TAMIE RODRIGUEZ WILSON -  Come check out how the "madness" in Tamie's head gets translated to the page to make this beauty!  On her blog, here




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We always appreciate you visiting us and seeing what we're up to, and we certainly appreciate it any time you leave us some blog love in comments.  We do read your comments and appreciate your support.

Be sure and show us what you're creating in response to this week's prompt over at Artful Journeys.  A new photo album for March will appear shortly for you to post your images!

Stay artful!
ARTFUL CHICKS
~~Betty, Melody, Tamie & Lynn

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

MARCH IS LOOMING OH SO CLOSE!

It's that time of the month, folks, that we need to be looking forward to a new month, new opportunities for creativity, new things to try and more fun to be had.

Before we post our weekly prompt for this coming Sunday, we wanted to remind you to get your MARCH CALENDARS made and into your journals!

If you are arting like crazy, you might want to skip a couple pages in your journal (if you like things in order) or create as a stand-alone and tip it in when you get to March!

Anway, here's what we did for our March calendars!

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MELODY ELZY - Here is my calendar for March. I love how this turned out. The tag, papers and sticker came to me in a private swap, the paints are the new Dylusions Blendable Acrylics by Dyan Reaveley and the stamps are a set by Graphic 45. Colors used in the background are Fresh Lime and Cut Grass. I TOTALLY misjudged the size of my circles in proportion to how much space I had after I laid down the tag, but I still like how it came out. It's just a little off. Just like me!









                                            


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TAMIE RODRIGUEZ WILSON - Tamie is celebrating her birthday this month -- can you tell?  More lovely madness from the creative mind of Ms. Wilson. Tamie doesn't like calendars, and doesn't particularly "like" to make them, but she is humoring us. LOL  A great page using acrylics, stencils, mono-printing, stamps, collage elements & washi tape.







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BETTY RICHARDSON - Created in my large Dylusions journal this month, with my fantastic new Dylusions Blendable Acrylics that I purchased at Scrapbook Expo in Grapevine. These paints are fantastic -- soft, buttery, & a super smooth finish. They dry quickly, and have a transparent quality to them, unlike other acrylic paints.  I first stamped a script background stamp on the page and I too used Fresh Lime and Cut Grass applied with a paper towel.   I also used some Dylusions spray ink in Cut Grass as well. See that stamp peeking through??  That is UNDER the paint.  Yee haw!  And, just a little bit really goes a long way!  I cut up some "inchies" out of a fabric catalog using all shades of green and all different textures, then added the dates with a white Signo Uniball, then outlined each square with a gold Signo Uniball.  On the sides, I added a place for notes, and made a little flap out of a card I got with an Artsyville order, hiding the journaling lines on the right side.  Some washi tape was added for interest and a little embellishing, and I called it finished.





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LYNN JACKSON -  March is a month where winter is almost over... maybe.. and daylight savings time begins which I love and my husband’s birthday! I painted the background neon green with some grass green and added the month of March out of a pocket calendar with some punch out flowers and a heart doily that I put a stencil on. Bring on the new month! I'm ready.




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So get busy, make up your March calendars and show us your creations at Artful Journeys.  We are always interested in your art, and love for you to share with us.

Keep it artful!

ARTFUL CHICKS
~Betty, Melody, Tamie & Lynn

















Tuesday, February 24, 2015

ARTFUL TACTICS with Tamie




TECHNIQUE  - MONO PRINTING WITH PLASTICS BAGS 

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I have a step-by-step photo tutorial for you today. It is fun and easy and you will get tons of interesting effects. I found this idea on Pinterest.  This is a great technique if you do not have a gelli plate for mono-printing.  Same basic overall effect.  Try it with stencils, too!




Start off with some acrylics and a plastic bag (YEAH, we get to recycle!!) Since I had a long bag, I just cut it into three pieces.



With a paint brush or even your fingers paint a design or shape.


 Place bag upside down onto your page and rub paint onto paper. Use your heat source to dry.




On another bag do the same thing but different color and different shape. Repeat by placing bag upside down and rubbing a bit. Then dry again.



Look how  cool it is coming out!   Don't stop now, grab another bag and another color and shape.



Look at all this yumminess!!!




I added some Gelatos for a little more color and shape.




Deliciousness there baby!!!! 



To finish my page I used a collage doll from CBD.  You can find them HERE at her store or find her at her Facebook page.


With a black and red wax pencil I drew in my wording and outlined the girl.

Also here are a couple other samples I did and some "Tip-ins" with them.








Have a wonderful day, go get your art on and find your madness!!

(c) ARTFUL CHICKS / TAMIE RODRIGUEZ WILSON












Monday, February 23, 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!!!!!






HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ARTFUL MAIL GROUPIES!

We celebrated our one year "birthday" on February 20th, and what a wonderful and creative year it has been.  There were some challenges, of course, but we have weathered the storm and survived those and are moving forward with great gusto!

To celebrate our group birthday, we're having a big giveway to one lucky member of the group. A present to you, to thank you for your support, encouragement and continued participation on our creative journeys.  Without you, we are nothing, and we know it.  You are loved, valued and you keep our lives filled with love, excitement, ideas and creativity 365 days of the year!

TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS PRIZE:  Prize is only available to current active members of Artful Mail Groupies.

1.  Share Artful Mail Groupies link (( https://www.facebook.com/groups/1399529246976125/ )) {{<<<copy/paste the GROUP link}} to your timeline (not the blog post) and encourage your other arty friends to join us.  Add the hashtag #AMG to your share and tag at least one of the admins (Betty, Melody, Tamie or Lynn)!  You are referring the group.
2.  Sign up to "follow" this blog by either doing so via email or Bloglovin. (see sign up on right sidebar).  By doing this, you will not miss a single blog post or what we're up to in our sister group, Artful Journeys, our Artful Tactics techniques tutorials, or other fun stuff we have going on!
3.  Leave us a comment (blog love) below and tell us what you love about mail art and/or the group.

Every member of our group that complies with the above will be entered in a random drawing that will be held on Tamie Wilson's birthday, March 10th.  Each name will be assigned a number and we will use Random.org to select the winner!

That's it.  I know it is a lot to ask, but it is a big prize!  And we can't grow without your referrals, and we always get the best artist friends by your referrals.

And here's the prize!  It is so big and so great, it takes 4 pictures to show it all to you.  Also included, but not shown in the photos will be a large supply of deli paper (dry wax) and a 6x6" paper pack.

Prize Package Part 1 - Small Dylusions Journal, Lined Moleskin Journal, Custom Altered CD


Prize Package Part 2 - Assorted stamps, flower punch, paper punch


Prize Package Part 3 - Large assortment of Ephemera to include envelopes, tags, buttons, embellishments, journaling cards, stickers, a large stack of deli (dry wax) paper and a 6x6 paper pack


Prize Package Part 4 - Hardcover lined journal, rubber stamps & washi tape


So we know you NEED these things to play with, have fun with and create art with and in..... so get busy telling your friends about how much fun you are having at AMG, and invite them to come play with us!

Thank you again for being a part of our artful family, and good luck on the giveaway drawing!

"Your" ARTFUL CHICKS
~~Betty, Melody, Tamie & Lynn










































Saturday, February 21, 2015

ARTFUL JOURNEYS - WEEK #8

Whew!  The month of February is almost over. Some of us created a ton of art with lots of love and hearts and red and pink paint.  We're looking forward to spring and a rebirth of color into our worlds...  Some of you will be long-covered in snow after we are having hot days here in north Texas, but you will be laughing at us all summer while we are sweltering in the heat.

This week's prompt:  Things you think are beautiful

Maybe you are dreaming of an early spring, maybe big splashes of color in your journal.  Others of you may include pictures of your grandchildren, your pets, your home, a beautiful sunrise or sunset. Whatever you think is beautiful is fair game.  Think about a collage page with a whole bunch of things you love and think are beautiful, expressed in a new and creative way.  There still may be some of you who live in warm climates who think snow is beautiful (yes, some of us do).  Or those of you living in the frigid northern climates and being bombarded with blizzards are dreaming of warm, sunny days and sandy beaches.  Express beauty in your own way, and then show us what you love.

Here are our interpretations of this week's prompt.  We hope we can inspire you or get you enthused about this week.  Nothing prettier than what we think is beautiful!  ~~ see ya, Betty~

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TAMIE RODRIGUEZ WILSON - Tamie's spread this week is her expression of what is beautiful, and what a bang-up job she did.  Tamie's style continues to amaze and delight us all every week.  Her "madness" can be contagious!  You can read all about her process here on her blog.




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BETTY RICHARDSON- This week's prompt was created as an "inspiration" page in my large Dylusions journal.  Come check out the back-story and my inspiration behind this page, and my process here




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MELODY ELZY -  This week Melody is loving all of us with her spread. You have to read about her inspiration!  See the full spread and read about the process here



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LYNN JACKSON"What I think is beautiful" - Besides my number 1 grandson, Jackson, what I find beautiful is all my fun happy mail swaps I have gotten since being involved at Artful Mail Groupies. I have an art journal FULL of all my fun mail that I just keep adding to. I flip it open a few times a week and it just make me happy to look at all of it.  Knowing that these fun things all come from my friends far and wide is truly beautiful in my book and one of my most fun life blessings!



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We hope you enjoyed looking at our interpretations of this week's prompt, and we look forward to seeing what you create this week at Artful Journeys!

And if you leave us some blog love in comments, we would really appreciate it!

We're keeping it artful!

Betty, Melody, Tamie & Lynn
ARTFUL CHICKS

Sunday, February 15, 2015

ARTFUL JOURNEYS - WEEK # 7

MARDI GRAS, FAT TUESDAY, CARNIVALE -- the final last big hurrah before Lent for many people.  Another reason to party and celebrate for others.  A time when many cities come alive with people, events, parties, parades and debauchery.


Mardi Gras begins on or after the Epiphany or King's Day and culminating on the day before Ash WednesdayMardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday", reflecting the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season.
Related popular practices are associated with celebrations before the fasting and religious obligations associated with the penitential season of Lent. The date of Fat Tuesday coincides with that of celebrations of Shrove Tuesday, from the word shrive, meaning "confess".  (courtesy of Wikipedia)

You guessed it.  This is our prompt for this week.  Mardi Gras.  We want you to express Mardi Gras in your journal.  Make it bright. Make it bold. Make it colorful.  Use all the greens, golds & purples you want since these ARE the colors of Mardi Gras.  The gaudier it is, the more it becomes about this event.  Collage some costumes.  Make a mask. Represent this huge international event however you please.  Many people, in many cultures celebrate the last day before the Lenten season.  Maybe your celebrations are quiet and reserved, feasting, sharing time with friends and family and not filled with quite so much of the rituals that have become these wild Mardi Gras celebrations.  However you choose to intepret it is strictly up to you.  After all, it is your journal.

Please take a moment to visit the blogs of Betty & Melody to see their creations and processes, and leave some blog love while you're there.  Tamie's blog is still down and of course, Lynn says she is not blogging. Ever.

Enjoy our creations.  We had fun making them for this week's prompt.

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LYNN JACKSON - I can't lie. When I first heard of this prompt from the other members of this jolly band of chicks, my first thought was that nothing was going to come to my mind with this one but, as it turned out,  I really enjoyed doing it. 

I used Blue Bird acrylic paint for the background, and created some fluffy white clouds.  The south is always clear and sunny, right??   The letters were brown that I used my glaze pens on and found some New Orleans stickers at the local hobby store that represented New Orleans.  I just kinda tried to make a cute page out of it.  Remember, I'm still learning, like some of you, and I am sure having fun experimenting and playing!






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TAMIE RODRIGUEZ WILSON - Well, my blog is still down, and I am really missing it (um, did I say that? hehe).  Bless Betty for doing these posts for all of us. She does her darndest to keep us all in line (most of the time).  Anywho...  for this week's prompt I first started with a gessoed page and used some round homemade stencils for the effects.  I used all Gelatos for background. I also used a new circle stencil with greenish ink and placed red dots with a marker. Then, I glued down some gold confetti I just happened to have. Used apple green acrylic and an end of a pencil to make some more circles.

The dolls are from Xquizart Designs (http://www.mischiefcircus.com/shop/manufacturers.php) I printed out my word art,  drew around them with a black marker and added white dots. Glued some on some neon color butterflies and here you have it!





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MELODY ELZY -
Melody's spread this week leaves lots of room for her to write and journal, as is her style and preference.    Visit her blog here,  to read about her processes and materials. Remember to leave her some blog love while you're there!




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BETTY RICHARDSON - This week was a lot of fun and I think I went a little bit crazy with this thing.  I'm only giving you a little sneak peek here, so hop on over to my blog here to see BOTH things I created for you this week.  And a little blog love would be especially  nice, too.

If you want, you can follow my blog either by email, on Bloglovin or recommend it to your friends on G+1.  If you follow, you will likely see these posts before they are posted to the group, giving you a bit of a head start.  Jus' sayin' .... 




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We hope you all enjoy our interpretations of this week's prompts.  We're getting back on track (with the conclusion of 14 Days of Love yesterday) with all our weekly prompts, pop-up art challenges and our Artful Tactics.  So stay tuned, and keep it artful!

ARTFUL CHICKS
~Betty, Melody, Tamie & Lynn






































Saturday, February 14, 2015

14 DAYS OF LOVE - DAY #14

We did it!  This is the 14th day of love, and if you  have been keeping up and doing all 13 days thus far, you are finally at the end.  Celebrate yourself today!  Remind yourself that you are loved, that you are, indeed, good enough, worthy and talented!  We are proud you have stuck out this little project and have so enjoyed seeing all your work and your creations.

Our final prompt for 14 DAYS OF LOVE is to reward yourself. Write yourself a love poem, or use a poem that speaks to who you are as a person.

You could write a sonnet if you like, an ode to the powerful you.  Or maybe you decide to write a Haiku, or even a little limerick.  However you do it, and however you express it, we know it will be wonderful!

You.  Yes,  you  ARE worthy, talented, creative and all the other very positive things about you that you (and others) love.  Too often we let our inner critic take the lead, and throughout the past two weeks, we have wanted you to focus on your positive, the loving side of your nature and what it feels like to BE loved.

We love that you put your art "out there" for us all to see and enjoy.  We love that you are part of our artful journey and sharing this experience with us.  We love that you embrace our challenges, and take the sometimes difficult steps to get out of your comfort zone with your art.  We love that you inspire us!  We will continue to push you throughout the year to keep stepping out of that comfort zone, but now, those of you who are finishing this challenge can be assured that you have what it takes to see a project through to completion.  You did it!  And we are proud of you!  We're pretty proud of ourselves, with this being our first "series" of  themed art prompts.  It was fun, challenging and at the same time very rewarding in oh, so many ways.

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! 





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Here's our interpretation of today's prompt.  We hope you are able to take many positives away from this experience, either through the process, the experience of discovery and experimentation, or through the comfort in knowing that you don't face those inner demons alone.

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BETTY RICHARDSON - Today's prompt was really fun for me.  I was a little bit silly, and a little bit serious.

My silliness is reflected in this little ditty, that I learned as a child.  Why I learned it I will never know, but it has stuck with me all these many decades.  Created as a 4x6" postcard. Background created with scraped gesso;  Liquitex Basics acrylics in 3 different shades of red; lettered with black Signo Uniball pen.  Stamp is one I received from a friend, colored with Copic Markers, and outlined with black China marker.  Embellished with decorative tape and Special Black Copic marker.  It is silly, isn't it, but I love this old lady with her hat and noisemaker.  That's me. Old lady.  But I like to say I'm old enough to know better and young enough not to care! <hehehe>




My "serious" side takes a more conventional approach to today's prompt.  I could certainly have written a poem, a Haiku or even a Limerick.  I have written many in the past because I do love words (can't you tell) and I love writing.  But THIS poem speaks to my soul, my inner me, the strong and independent me.  To me, it focuses on the positive, forging ahead in life no matter what is hurled toward you.  And this has how my life has been. I was always taught to pull myself up by my bootstraps and move on.  Whether I get knocked down or fall down on this journey we call life.  So here, I recite INVICTUS, by William Ernest Henley. I first read this poem when I was about 14 years old and have kind of clung to it ever since.  If you're keeping track, that's about 5 decades. I hope you like it too.

Hand lettered on black cardstock with a silver metallic Sakura pen and embellished with silver, green & pink metallic and Red Sakura Stardust pens.  Nothing too fancy.  And it is super shiny in the light.It may be simple, but it speaks volumes to me.  I think it is a fitting way to end my 14 Days of Love, by loving myself.





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LYNN JACKSON - Using card-stock painted pink and lime green for the background and added heart stamps and once again colored them in with the glaze pens. I must say these prompts were more fun thAn work like I thought they would be.  I hope you all have enjoyed them as well. Thanks for looking!




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Melody is traveling out of state tonight, and poor Tamie has had her grandchildren all day, so Lynn and I will have to do!

Create something wonderful and reward yourself!  Show us your creations on the group feed at Artful Journeys and we'll keep cheering you on!

We're keeping it artful!
"Your" ARTFUL CHICKS

~~Betty, Melody, Tamie & Lynn


Friday, February 13, 2015

14 DAYS OF LOVE - DAY #13

DIFFERENT.  We like that -- being different.  Artists are different. Our ideas are different on how we interpret things, represent them and our approaches to creativity. Differences in who we are as human beings, our backgrounds, our relationships and our life experiences all affect how we create and what we create.  Our differences make us unique. Our differences can bind us together through our love of art and creativity, and loving one another.

Today, we want to be different.

Our prompt today is to create with METALLIC HEARTS

Maybe your hearts are created with metallic paints, or metallic embossed papers.  Maybe you use something really metallic -- tin foil, aluminum cans, copper sheeting, sheet metal, silver wire, jewelry wire.  If you can dream it, you can do it.  So be different today and think outside the box.

Here's what we prepared in response to this prompt.  We hope you enjoy what we created and perhaps take some level of inspiration from our different approaches.  Enjoy!

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LYNN JACKSON 

This time I selected a tag for use in my journal or maybe to include on another piece of artwork. I used Tim Holtz distress ink in Raspberry then stamped some dots on it and stamped baby hearts and colored them in with Sakura glaze pen in 6 different colors. It's hard to see all the shiny but it turned out really bright metallic looking.









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TAMIE RODRIGUEZ WILSON - You know, I don't have much of a selection of metallics of any kind.  But the one thing I do have is some blue metallic paint.  I created this on a 4x6 index card with blue metallic craft paint, that I stamped some light ink hearts on and applied some yellow-gold hearts that were generously shared with me by Lynn Jackson.  Embellished with some dots around the hearts and some simple journaling with a marker.



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MELODY ELZY -


Amsterdam turquoise blue and Liquitex Basics Titanium White applied in wide brushstrokes on the background in my small Dylusions journal. Gold Uniball Signo pen for the hearts.  You know, I don't create all that many busy pages because I actually use my journal for journaling.  By creating background pages, I have plenty of room to journal about my day or events or whatever I am in the mood to write about.



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BETTY RICHARDSON - I had fun with this page, created on 9x12" 140 lb cold press watercolor paper by Artist Loft.  Back during Christmas, I saved a bunch of foil wrappers off some Cherry Cordial Hershey Kisses (and boy they are good!).  I knew those wrappers would be good for something, and you know how we are about saving stuff for journal fodder, right??

The entire background was created with Dylusions spray inks in Bubblegum Pink, Pure Sunshine, Squeezed Orange, Cherry Pie, After Midnight and White Linen.  I used a laser cut stencil I got from free from some wedding invitation samples I wrote away for and cut off a card.  I also used a small heart stencil I got from Rose Cafe Art.  Inks were blotted with a paper towel between each layer, tamped with a stencil brush and then blasted with a heat gun.

The 'central' heart heart was "carved" on a sheet of copper salvaged from my glass art supplies.  I made the swirls with the end of a #4 paint brush and a dental pick. (ha).

I covered assorted sized punch cut hearts (some of which were sent to me by Lynn Jackson), some with the outside of the Kisses wrapper, some with the shiny outside.
I 'aged" one of the silver hearts with black acrylic, and wiped most of it off with a baby wipe, leaving bits in the foil creases.  One silver heart was "colored" with Copic marker, and the 3rd silver one was colored, repeatedly, with Cherry Pie Dylusions and dried between each layer with a heat gun. (not that happy with this, but I had to experiment, right?)

The cherry cordial papers have kind of a zebra stripe in them that I think adds a lot of interest to the hearts.  Basically, I just used some Elmers glue and glued them down, wrapping thinly cut edges over the sides of each heart, and trimming.

Lettering done with some nifty alpha stamps and Adirondack stamp ink in Stained Glass, applied to 1/2" strips of watercolor paper that I colored with Deep Red Copic marker and edged with Special Black.

And here's the finished piece that will be going in the mail to a special friend.  Hope you like it and thanks for looking!



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Thanks for visiting our blog and looking at our interpretations of today's prompt.  Be sure and share your creations with us on the group feed at Artful Journeys!


We're keeping it artful!
~~Betty, Melody, Tamie & Lynn

"your" ARTFUL CHICKS




























Wednesday, February 11, 2015

14 DAYS OF LOVE - DAY #12

I can't believe we're on Day 12 already.  2 days to go.  I hope you aren't getting "loved" out, but rejoice in the knowledge that there are only 2 more prompts after today! <<hehehe>>.  Your journals should be overflowing by now with all kinds of lovely expressions of the heart.  We've been so thrilled with all you've shown us so far, so hang in there!

TODAY'S PROMPT: HEARTS IN A GRID

I love hearts. Doodly hearts. Big hearts, Cut out hearts. Any kind of hearts make me smile.

Perhaps today you interpret this prompt literally.  Perhaps you "hide" a heart grid behind some fantastic images and words and let them peep through.  Draw a grid and doodle up hearts every which way imaginable. However you interpret today's theme, we know it is going to be creative, just like you!

Here's a look at our interpretations.  We hope you find something in our work that inspires you for your own creation.

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MELODY ELZY -  For this prompt, I pulled out my small dylusions journal and decided to use this spread I had started a few weeks ago....The background was done with my gelli plate....I honestly don't remember what colors or stencils I used, but for the tic tac "heart" I used Liquitex Basics in Mars Black and Quin magenta....This was pretty much the only way I could figure to do the hearts in a grid....plus I think it's kinda cute in a cheesy sort of way...lol



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TAMIE RODRIGUEZ WILSON -  I found this cool graphic in an old calender. Painted my index card black. Wrote in white a quote that was in calendar. and added stamped hearts.  Voila! The perfect grid!





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BETTY RICHARDSON - I was running a little short on time and did a literal translation of today's prompt by creating a grid and doodling all sorts of hearts in my Canson mixed media journal.  Watercolor, gouache, Sakura Gelly pen and Signo Uniball pen.  Did I mention I like to doodle?





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LYNN JACKSON - Just a piece of cardstock that I painted with satin blue bird and for the grid I used a China marker. My first time using it and I liked it. Stenciled some fuchsia color hearts and then stamped little hearts over the bigger ones. Added some heart Washi tape for the border and a little heart stencil and I'm calling it good! Thanks for looking.




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Thanks for stopping by the blog to look at how we interpreted the prompt this week.  Can't wait to see your take on it!  Remember to show us your images over at Artful Journeys!

We're keeping it artful!

~~Betty, Melody, Tamie & Lynn
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