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Monday, January 30, 2012

Em-spiration and Winners!

This weekend I had the most wonderful time with some friends of mine that have a bazillion ounces of creativity in them. It was a great time of getting to know eachother better and as we exploded out into all sorts of mixed media fun. I'll show you all my ARTjournal page in a minute, but first I want to let you all know about the winners for our Purge Hop!

Kristen from By the Book Paper

Congratulations Kristen!!!!! Please contact me through email with your shipping information!

Each blog winner will be posted at my friends blogs, but I couldn't help to share in who I know won so far. If one of my friends hasn't posted yet, I've put the friend's blog link so you can hop over there and see who one a bit later in the day. Congrats to you all the rest of the lucky winners!

Tosha’s winnerLots of winners at Stamp Talk with Tosh 
Barbara A.
Connie Crafter 
Andrea’s winner
Maureen’s winner
Sony’s winner Kelly (irishgalkelly) from Molly and Me
Laurie’s winner … see Laurie’s blog at Just Give Me Stamps
Julee’s winner … see Julee’s blog at Poetic Artistry
Janelle’s winner Kristen from By the Book Paper
Betty’s winner
Toni (Ravengirl) of Sweet Peas Story
Jen’s winner Heather from Wire Wrapture
Teresa’s winner Sherry from Life Is Good

Now here is that ARTjournal page that I mentioned. I watched my friend Em for awhile and how amazingly quick she was at getting her page all covered and designed... then I spent the rest of the afternoon on my ONE page while she completed a few more. LOL She's a rock star!

After everyone packed up and left I sat with my daughter as she made her own ARTjournal page. She had a lot of fun and took off with it before I could get a photo to share, but love the memories we created too. : )

I went back to my page to add in some white highlights and grabbed some new stamps and stencils from Layers of Colors. I dabbed some white acrylic paint onto the Elegant Touch Art Stencil and pressed it down on my page. I left it there and put some brown paint on a paper towel to add contrast around the stencil. Touch of Elegance Art Stamp set by its name is a tell sign that it should be used with the stencil, so I inked some of them up with Onyx Black and randomly spread around. I grabbed a black felt pen and started sketching border lines and defining lines on the page until it looked like I better quit! LOL I wanted to add one more thing though... I stamped the scripture from The Love Chapter Art Stamp set (also from Layers of Colors) a couple of times in Brown Bag ink.

One more thing... Layers of Colors is have a huge discount on all their in stock stamps and stencils. 50% off. It's all in conjunction with a new partnership they are revealing at CHA this weekend!!!! I can't wait to hear what it is all about.

Stamps: Touch of Elegance Art Stamp Set, The Love Chapter (LOC Art Stamps)
Paper: sketch book, book pages
Ink: gesso, craft paint, Onyx Black (Versafine Tsukineko), Brown Bag (CTMH), Liquid Expresso black pen (Sanford)
Accessories: Touch of Elegance Art Stencil (LOC Art Stamps), brushes, paper towels, friends and a few sweet snacks

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  1. Janelle, wondered how your mixed media creativity fest went and by the looks of the photo, very well. Hope you can do it again so i can come and learn.

    1. It was a lot of fun and we'll try harder to get you to the next one!

  2. Janelle, Thank you so much! I'll be e-mailing you!! :) :)

  3. Beautiful ARTjournal page........great, beautiful colors
    Congratulations to Kristen


  4. Love how this turned out! And I'm not really a rock star, I'm just a messy messy painter :)


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