Wednesday, March 21, 2018

A to Z Theme Reveal

Monday was the A to Z theme reveal for the April challenge. Over a thousand people take part in this yearly, daily challenge.
 have participated in the challenge several times now, with both writing and art themes. I had almost decided not to participate this year , but then today I got reminded at just how much I love carving stamps and thought it was time to return to it.

So-----   drumroll please:
 this round in April, I will be carving stamps and creating tags with them. I may include inspiring words - it will depend on the stamp. I just want to have fun with the creating and not feel too much pressure.

The A to Z Challenge takes place in April and is a daily challenge (except for Sundays), requiring one to create a post a day for each letter, moving through the alphabet.

The challenge begins Sunday April 1. (there's still time to sign up).
Looking forward to a fun month of creating and meeting new bloggers.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

ART on Friday

Well, March has begun and soon it will be spring. The weather this week has been a roller coaster - 3 days ago it was 15 C (about 60 F) and then, a day later it was minus weather with 2 inches of snow!

Here are some of the challenges I worked on this week:

Sunday Postcard Art
The theme this week at Sunday Postcard Art was "Altered Mona Lisa"
As I have been thinking spring, I thought this appropriate:

Tag Tuesday
At Tag Tuesday, the theme is "Spring Flowers"

Art Journal Journey
The theme at Art Journal Journey this month is "Spring".  This quote by Bernard Williams made me wish for hope for the world.

Mini Collage Book
Here's a quick collage using painted scraps.

Linking with:

Paint Party Friday

Inspire Me Monday

Bloggers Pit Stop

Friday, February 16, 2018

ART on Friday

Hope everyone had a lovely Valentine's Day.
Here are a few things I made this week. Three challenges I participated in:

Take a Word Challenge
At Take a Word Challenge the theme was "Bird"

Tag Tuesday
For Tag Tuesday this week,we are asked to "use a quote". This is one of my favourites.

29 Faces
Here are a couple of faces I sketched:

Mini Collage Book
Here's a new collage I created this week. They're quick and they're fun - and I get to use up scraps of paper.

Linking with:

Paint Party Friday

Inspire Me Monday

Over the Moon Link-Up

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

ABC Wednesday - F

This week at ABC Wednesday - F is front and centre.

I had started my cards for this week, then yesterday morning, I fell, onto my knee and elbow, tripping over some boots. I feel stiff and sore still today, so I did not finish the cards I have been creating each week. I will share next week.
At least I did not fall flat on my face!
I am glad as well that I didn't make Funniest Home Videos - just me and my son saw me- who had the grace not to laugh.

Be sure to check here to see what others did for F.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

ART on Friday - on Saturday

Time once again to share some of what I have been working on this week -although I am a bit late.

There were a number of challenges I participated in this week:

Sunday Postcard Art
This week at Sunday Postcard Art the theme was "fruits and vegetables"

Take a Word Challenge
The word this week at Take a Word Challenge was TIME.
I couldn't decide on the quote so I made 2 pieces.

29 Faces
Here are 2 faces I sketched for the 29 Faces challenge. I find it easier to work from a model, but using a sharpie doesn't leave room for corrections.

Try it on Tuesday - Love Theme
In a nod to Valentine's Day and the climate of our times, I created this collage, with a quote that really says it all, from Martin Luther King Jr.

Mini Collage
I also added another page to my mini collage journal.

Linking with:

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

ABC Wednesday - E and WOYWW

This week at ABC Wednesday, E gets centre stage.

E is for Exercise - something we all should be doing, at least 3 times a week.

Here are the two cards I made for E - the first I really have to start doing!

Be sure to check here to see what others around the world did for E.


Each week at Stamping Ground, Julia Dunnit encourages us all to share our workspaces and what we are working on.

Making the cards above, involves several steps.
First I painted the background  in my art room.  I used the same colours for both (2 shades of blue and orange) but the colours sure were different.

Then I added some stencil highlights.

Finishing the cards by adding the quote/phrase/ pictures was done at my dining room table.

Friday, February 2, 2018

ART on Friday

Here we are on the first Friday of February and time for ART on Friday.
Here are few things I've worked on this week.

With the full moon on January 31, I created a dreamboard, to focus on what deep dreams I hope will be brought to the surface in the coming month. The power of this full moon seemed to be magnified as it was a super moon, a blue moon and an eclipse. I hope that translates into more power to my dreamboard!

More is my OLW and I really want to do more and be more. May February bring it on!

I enjoy taking part in the many challenges online. Here are several I have participated in this week:

Sunday Postcard Art
The theme at Sunday Postcard Art was travel.

Take a Word Challenge
The theme at Take a Word Challenge was "Just an Old Fashioned Girl. The quote is one I need to remember.

Tag Tuesday
The theme at Tag Tuesday is "Have a heart"

29 Faces
Once again there is a monthly challenge for February - creating 29 Faces.
Here are my first two.

What challenges have you participated in?

Linking with:

Creative Every Day (with Theme of "Heart" all month)

Over the Moon Link-Up