It's here! It's here! The art journal hop is here! Here's the line-up for today's mixed up media hop in case you get, well, miXed uP!
This quote about art seemed very appropriate for the new mixed media maven that I am.
After I did this first page, I got an actual art journal, with thicker paper to work with. I did a 2-page spread in my new art journal. Here's what it looks like:
I used some wonderful Dylusions ink sprays on this page, along with Hero Arts neon inks. There's Unity stamps all over the place, too, including that big beautiful butterfly, called, appropriately enough, "Bold Butterfly". Here's a close up of it.
And, you can see the quote I used on these pages. So true! Art DOES make me happy. And, here's another close up of these pages.
You can see a Christy Tomlinson (Unity) background stamp, and one more quote from the Donna Downey (Unity) 'Art and Possibility ' set. The "I am an artist" quote is a little tongue in cheek on this page. I intentionally got ink on the rim of the stamp so it would stamp "dirty" (leave a mark). Yeah, I'm an artist alright. The smaller butterflies are a Close To My Heart set called "Butterfly Kisses".
Oh, I forgot to tell you the title of these 2 pages. Ready? "Splatter. splatter. art."
That's it for the art journaling. I truly hope that Maria organizes this again. I want to do more of this and try something more technical. I have some ideas in my head. I just have to find time to put them on paper. Deal, Maria? Another hop?
OK. I mentioned blog candy. I've got a giveaway going on this week. I've had a very busy bloggy week of inspiration, posting everyday since Sunday, and participating in 2 hops. To celebrate all this inspiration, I'm giving away a 6x6 paper pad, some stick pins from Pinque peacock, some twine, ribbon, bling, a stamp set, and miscellaneous scrappy goodies. To be eligible for this blog candy, please follow my blog and leave a comment on this post. To increase your chances of winning, comment on my posts yesterday (May 2), Wed May 1, Tuesday April 30, Monday April 29, and Saturday May 4.
And, because I somehow made it to 200+ followers this week, I'm going to choose 2 winners when this is all said and done. Winners will be announced early next week.
That's it for me. If you're participating in any National Scrapbooking Day events over the weekend, I hope for much scrappy mojo for you. Now, hop on off to Chris' blog to see her artsy goodness. I just love her style and so will you!