Friday, June 24, 2011

Art Journaling!

I love contests! And I absolutely adore looking at mixed media and people's art journals. So, as I was looking at Journal Artista's blog the other day. I stumbled across an art journal stencil contest. I decided to give it a go, but sadly, I had gotten rid of all of my stencils a few years back when stenciling went out of style.

So what do you do when you don't have a something and you "need" it? Go shopping? Not on Dave Ramsey! I found a card stock cut out in my scrapping supply that had the shape I wanted and used it! This is the page that my 5 year old and I worked on together. I had this little drawing that she had done when she was 4 that I loved and wanted to do something with....honestly, I have lots of little drawings that she did laying around that I want to do something with!

This is the little artist with what I thought was her finished project.....Again, I was wrong! The little artist got my embellishments and decorated a little more!

 Well, since this is easy enough for a 5 year old...I decided to try it! We are leaving later today for a our anniversary weekend get-away, so I wanted to do something about travel and relaxing! I found this super cute word art from Digital Scrapbooking Place.

We are going to the bayou's of Louisiana, Avery Island where Tabasco is made and maybe a little fishing for my husband. I wanted this page to remind me of the bayou, so I picked greens, blues and browns. I used the same chipboard cut-out that we used for my daughter's, but I used a bracket.
I used a vellum butterfly, but had a little trouble with it. For some reason, vellum doesn't seem to like acrylic medium. The butterfly kept trying to fly off the page! Maybe I'll look for something different to glue down vellum. Any suggestions? Thanks for looking!


  1. Your resourcefulness is inspiring especially since you created such great art!

  2. that is great you used what you had and used it well. hope the anni was great