Friday, January 18, 2013

Sketch And Fall Fearless

Just a quick post today, 
to share some scrapping and art journaling I've done...

To any new visitors here, by way of the Grow Your Blog event: Hi!  And Welcome!  My name is Tina, but many Blogland friends know me as "Beansie"...  a nickname which my mother has always called me; but also the name I chose to go with when I didn't know how private to be when I first started my blog!  I love arts, crocheting, and crafts of all kinds..  Baking too!  You can read more about me in the "About Me" section above; or simply scroll down my right side bar.  It's all there too!

First thing I want to share today is a sketch challenge
hosted by Unscripted Sketches
Here was the posted sketch, #193, for the week.

And here's how I interpreted it and put it together.

I decoupaged pieces of torn newspaper for background, then shaded the border of the page in black.  I had fun making houses in black, and then in bright-contrasting colors. I used acrylic paints, scrap papers, Stickles glitter glue, and a white gel pen for this page; and I thought the quote, by Henry Van Dyke, was not just appropriate, but very sweet.

The next challenge I'm posting for is the last challenge for the Fall Fearless and Fly event at Artists In Blogland.

The themes I chose to participate with were as follows:
Color:  black and neons  -bold contrasts
  Quote:  "Creativity is piercing the mundane to find
the mavelous."  ~Bill Moyers

For this challenge, I felt like playing with something different than just store-bought art supplies.  Inspired by Martha Stewart, HERE, I got out my mashed potato masher and made a waffle-type pattern with it, in green on two corners.  

Martha also suggested slicing an apple the wrong way, so that you can see the star inside; so with the idea of piercing the mundane to find marvelous, I thought that apple stamping would be perfect!  Then I knew that a new stencil I just received from Jessica Sporn would be perfect too!  You can find the stencil HERE, at Stencil Girl Products.  I used it on the opposite corners, in white. 

I did a double set of pockets, made from a business envelope, for tags that I'll be using for journaling.  I used a Crafter's Workshop, 12x12 stencil, Punchinella, for the smaller-front pocket.  Below is a view of both pages together.

All my flowers from both pages are made from scrap papers of all kinds: newspaper, gift wrap, magazine pages or book pages, etc., etc...

The buttons, used for flower centers, were made from chipboard, tissue papers, acrylic paint, and glittery nail polish!  Oftentimes, I like to crochet my own flowers too! 

A couple of nights ago, Dear Daughter and I finally got out to see the last movie of the Twilight saga, Breaking Dawn Part Two!  We both LOVED it; and actually we were sad, much like the Harry Potter movies, to see it all come to an end. It was such a nice "girls' night out" though, and I can't wait to eventually own the whole saga, all on dvd, so we can both watch them again and again, whenever we want!!   

Today, it's just plain ol' nasty cold out there, and I plan to stay in for the rest of the day!  I'll be crocheting tonight, while watching some t.v. I guess.  I'm making some hats for my niece's two kids, so I'll show you those once they're done.

Please don't forget to stop and visit the Grow Your Blog Event, hosted by Vicki, at 2 Bags Full!

I hope you all are staying warm and cozy on these cold and wintery days, and thanks to all old friends and new for stopping by today!


Chatty Crone said...

May I say you seem like a genius to me? I saw that sketch and it would never occur to me to do what you did. Very nice...

Tracy said...

Gorgeous pages! I like the apple thing. I knew about the star inside, but using that with the quote was inspired :)

glor said...

Wow, your pages are magnificent. What creations!

Billie A said...

I love your page and the way you used the sketch for the layout. Love all the details and the quote is wonderful. I love this whole look. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Unscripted Sketches. Hope you join us next week

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Didn't the ending of BD2 totally BLOW you away!?!?!?!!!??!?! Our whole theater was FREAKING out (we went and saw the marathon... all 5 movies at once!) I love love love love love your pages!! Those houses are awesome!!!

Geri said...

I'm so glad that you stopped by to say hello today! I instantly spotted your card in the Unscripted Gallery and scooted straight over to say a loud and resounding WOW WOW WOW! This is so creative, so unique, so 'one of these things is not like the others '...that is why I love it! Beautiful work. Thanks for choosing our Unscripted Sketch to showcase your AMAZING talent!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

magnificant pages Beansie!
I am so proud to see our button from
here on your great blog!
Would be so proud to see your artwork
once on our monthly challenge!
Have a good weekende!

Carolyn Dube said...

Where to start? So many many great things in this post! The potato masher- love that pop of color and line! The apple stencil! The pockets! The houses! The background! The color on the houses! I could go on and on! Thanks for being a part of Fall Fearless and Fly!

crochetwithtamara said...

Hi Tina!

Oh how I love looking at all the fun things that you create with paper and I can't wait to see the hats when you're done. Stay warm; the temps today in Wichita, Kansas is going to be around 60. :)I'm not sure when it's actually going to be winter here.

Love and Hugs,

Lindsay Weirich said...

wow, love the colors on the journal pages! very cool! BTW Sherlock wil be back on PBS in the fall!!!

Noelle said...

Hi there! Wonderful mixed media! Thanks for popping by my blog, I am following you now, would love if you are interested in following me too:)

EvalinaMaria said...

You have a lovely blog, thank you for sharing. I am a new follower and 'Grow Your Blog' participant. Have fun at the party!

Evalina, This and that...

Terri said...

Hello Beansie, nice to visit you today during the Grow Your Blog party! What fun!
I am truly loving your art work here. Wow! Your blog and art is overflowing with creativity!
Thank you so much for sharing with us all.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i wonder myself what i will do with both Harry Potter & the Twilight Saga over ... what will i read & what will i watch ... when you figure it out please pass it on. i've been looking. seriously looking. nothing as of yet. hey, drop by my blog when you get a chance. take care. ( :

Donna Heber said...

Hi Beansie,

I'm visiting from Vicki's Grow Your Blog party. I love to craft too and your scrapbooks are fantastic. I hope you will stop by for a visit.

Joyce Clark Frank said...

I have become a follower after finding your blog though Vicki's Grow Your Blog Party. I also enjoy card making, crossstitching and many other crafts. Love your work.

doingittheopenway said...

Both of these pages are great! And I love the prints from your masher! D x

Felicia said...

Simply WOW! I love how they turned out!! Have enjoyed wandering around your blog! Hope you had a super weekend! *hugs* =0)

Marlynne said...

I thought the "Unscripted Sketches" a very interesting idea! Enjoyed your blog! I have done some "Zentangle" art in my other blog Thanks for visiting

Crafting Happy said...

I love how you interpreted the sketch layout!! Both pages turned out wonderful and I enjoyed reading some of your blog :) Thanks for stopping by mine also
- Jeanette

Elizabeth said...

I can see that we approach art in very similar ways- we love it all and want to do it all!! Art On!!!

Andria said...

I'm glad to have run across the Grow Your Blog event by way of your site! Great houses...I love a house motif in artwork, scrapbooking, and crafting.

Leann said...

Hey Sweet Friend

I so love your creativity and going above the norm.

Mr Op and I went to see the final episode a few months ago and I LOVED it too. Just watched the first half of Breaking Dawn again this weekend it was on cable - this I had to watch by myself. Mr Op said I it once - that was enough. He indulges me:) But then again I do watch an awful lot of fishing and hunting show too:)

Enjoy your week!

Shari Nelson said...

Saw your page on Fall Fearless and Fly and wanted to check it out. Love what you did on both pages. I'm sure I'll be back to check on your projects from time to time. Joining your site tonight.

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

WOW! Extremely creative...Beautiful pages and great take on the prompt :)
Reached here via Artists in Blogland.

Caroline said...

Loved hearing from you again Tina and absolutely am in awe of your sketches!!! Honker down ans stay warm, I'm home with sick kiddo today!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love, love, love those houses!
Happy FFF,

Ariel said...

Both the pages are awesome. I too love to use found objects for stenciling and stamping.

Mila said...

Hi Beansi I'm Mila from Italy and I found your blog from Vicki's Party nice to meet you!
Love your artwork!
Thanks for visiting my
Mila :)

craftytrog said...

These are fabulous pages, such innovative ideas! I love those bright houses!
Thanks for the sweet comment you left on my blog!
Alison x

Jessica Sporn said...

Oh this is all just too cool for words! Love the contrasts, and how your sliced apple went with the apple and pomegranate stencil! Way to pierce the mundane and find the marvelous! It's been so great to have you participate in our challenges. Stay tuned because fun things are on the horizon at AIB!

missy k said...

Wow what a post!!!!

Love your journal pages...

Your girls night out sounds fun :)

Karen x

Sherrie {Bird Lady} said...

Stopping by from the GYB party. I like how you explain the steps involved in creating your pieces.

~ Sherrie (Bird Lady)

Chan said...

this are beautiful and colorful. very, very nicely done. thanks for sharing