Embrace Your Art: Painted Holiday Postcards

Postcard Christmas Girl

It’s Christmas Week!  Woohoo!  I thought, this would be a great time to share the postcards I created for a swap.  I truly love how they turned out.  I only made 4.  Two for the swap and 2 for myself.  Well, actually, I made 4 for the swap and loved them so much that I kept one of each for myself.  LOL!  Although, I have since gifted one to a pal for Christmas.

I really enjoyed creating in this size and creating with a theme.  It easily guided my art.

Postcard Snowman

Supplies used: DecoArt Acrylic Paint, Dylusions Sprays, PITT Pens, Archival Ink Pad, Gelli Plate, Tim Holtz Rub ons, cotton and corrugated card stock for stamping.

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The Art of Weight Loss Begins January 1, 2015

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Reaching your health goals does not begin and end with only healthy eating and exercise, it also includes visualization, documenting your goals, sharing with like-minded individuals, creativity and stress relief..all of which can be achieved through art journaling.  A creative, fun addition to your healthy living regimen.

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  • Support and Encouragement
  • Daily Motivation (Quotes)
  • Weekly and Daily Prompts
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  • Weekly Weigh Ins (optional)
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From Desk to Done 47: 48

FDD 47 48 From Desk to Done #47, 48.   Pictures of my handsome hubby on his 48th birthday.  Such a hottie!
If this is your first time here for From Desk to Done, here’s how it works.  Every Friday, I share a completed layout, along with the supplies I used and an inspiration piece.  You create based on what I’ve shared.  It’s easy and you can do it in 5 minutes or less per day or do it all in one day!  One thing is for sure, you’ll be getting your pages from your desk to done in no time! Here are your 5 minute daily prompts for those of you who only have a few minutes a day:
  • Day 1: Grab your photos.
  • Day 2: Gather coordinating patterned papers and cardstock.  Try to choose colors that match the colors in your photo. Of course you can just grab your mixed media paper, if that is your thang!
  • Day 3: Pick out  matching embellies and/or grab matching paints and mists if you are into mixed media.
  • Day 4: Cut pieces according to the sketch.
  • Day 5. Make your page.  This can really go quickly if you just follow the process, even when using paints and/or mists.

See my sample below (oops…I forgot to take a picture of my page kit):

FDD 47 Sketch FDD 47 48

Another memory saved!  Yay! Inspired by the sketch.  Here are a few steps I took.

  • I let the sketch inspire me.
  • I made good use of the patterned patterns by using for background too.
  • Use a number for your title.
  • Added a little handwritten journaling and a title to finish it off.

I love the ease of creating with a sketch and simple supplies.  Proof that it doesn’t take much time or a ton of supplies to create a great page and save your memories, again!    See ya back here next Friday for From Desk to Done, No. 46!  If this is your first time here, here is how you can continue the fun:

  • sign up here for updates so you never miss a challenge!
  • Visit the blog each Friday for the 5 minute daily prompts and the completed project.
  • Join our From Desk to Done Group on Facebook.  It’s more fun to create with friends, to share, inspire and encourage others and of course, to see their creations too!


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Sparkling Art Journal Page

  Sparkle Journal 52

Sparkling Art Journal Page.

Last night was another artsy, awesome time.  We made another great art journal page.   If you missed the Art Journal Party you missed a night of laughter, fun and creativity!

I want to thank everyone that came out to create with me.  I truly enjoyed making “sparkles” with you.   I hope you did too! Here, I share the glittery art journal page we made!

Quote reads: “When life throws shit at you, put some glitter on it!”  FYI:  I changed the “shit” to brown, glittered Thickers this morning.  The silver did not show well.  This is GREAT!

Sparkle Journal 52 1   Sparkle Journal 52 2

Sparkle Journal 52 3

Supplies used:   DecoArt Acrylic Paints, Stickles, Mr. Huey’s Spray Mist, Thickers letter stickers.

About this page:   We are still following the prompts of Journal 52.  This week’s prompt is “Sparkle and Shine”

Ideas to note:  

  • Find inspiration EVERYWHERE.
  • Use layers of color for a cool background.
  • Use Stickles to add sparkle and dimension
  • Use letter stickers for quick, unique quote ideas.
  • Use your own handwriting for a personal touch.
  • Don’t miss my next Art Party,  Wednesday, January 7, 2015!  REMEMBER WE ARE NOW ON USTREAM!  SIGN UP HERE FOR A REMINDER!
  • If you missed the night, you can watch the replay here: 

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Sparkling Art Journal Party Tonight!

Time for the another art journal class – Art Party Wednesday with Tiare and it’s going to be artsy!    As usual, I will be live-streaming tonight in my pajamas, starting at 8pm est.   I am excited to continue sharing my art with you.   I hope that you are planning to join me.  There’ll be crafting, laughter, chatting and fun! And it doesn’t matter whether you are a scrapbooker, art journaler, mixed mixed artist or card maker, the techniques I used can be applied to ALL!  So be sure to tune in!

  Dec 17 Color Dec 17 Sparkle Dec 17 supplies  

If you are planning to join the party, here is what you will need:

  • The  color scheme, quote and supplies shown above, substitutions are welcomed and encouraged.  Use what you have. 

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Art Party Suggested Supply List (supplies are typically listed in bold.  However, these are the supplies I am planning to use but I could add more as we create. 

  • Gesso (to prime your paper. You want to use this if you are using a thin paper.  You don’t have to use if using a heavy mixed media, acrylic or watercolor papers.)
  • Modeling Paste or Whipped Spackle
  • Gel Medium
  • Acrylic paints
  • Stickles
  • Mists
  • Stamps
  • Corrugated cardboard and aluminum foil roll for stamping
  • Templates
  • Pastel Pencils or Charcoal Pencils
  • Sharpie, Copic, White Paint Marker or PITT Pens for writing/doodling on top of paint
  • Paint tray (I rarely use mine but they are handy…I put paint directly on my mat most often.)
  • Journal with heavy paper to hold up to the painting and misting.
  • Heat tool for quick drying time.
  • Pages from a book and kraft paper or paper bag.

See ya tonight!

Embrace your art, free your soul.