Thursday, July 2, 2015


Today I'm here to share a mixed media piece I created for Soul Scrappers Challenge #SSQ - On the Road Again...

How this challenge works is that we are sent an envelope filled with goodiers that we need to use to create a layout, card or off-the-page project. When I do the SoulQuest challenges I always end up opting to do an art journal page.

These are the goodies I received - 

The goodies came with a note that told us that all the goodies were selected in neutral colors so part of the assignment was to use color. I opted to use several bright colors which I did using one of my favorite colorants - Derwent Inktense Blocks. This is how it started off -

I discovered by being stuck in my tent all day in practically a monsoon that a great way to activate the colors is by rubbing them with Lysol cleaning wipes.

And here is how my background turned out -

Here are the items that were in my envelope as I used them - 

1.  A bus/train ticket-

2.  2 pieces of patterned paper - 

3. A piece of plumber's mesh -
(it's funny how in different places things are called by different names - I have this and it was sheetrock tape.)

4. A piece of muslin - 
(and here this would be called cheesecloth!)

5. Some road signs -

6.  A piece of ribbon -

7.  A piece of twine -
(here this would be rope!)

8.  Some die-cuts

9.  Some rub-ons (plus a cute little stamp I cut off the envelope we received!)

10.  Some Buttons 
(and a cute little piece of metal from my stash!)

And here are some other goodies I added from my stash -

Two pieces of chipboard

Two Quotes I like about journeys 
(including that cute little piece of metal!)

And now here is the grand finale!
(oh which also includes a photo I took on a very long walk I took at Lum's Pond last summer!)

I hope that you have enjoyed getting a look at how I used all those awesome goodies!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  
I hope that you will come visit again soon!


Today I am going to start by sharing the layout I created for Scrapping Everyday Miracles July Layout Sketch.

Here's the sketch-

And here is my layout-

Next I have a card that celebrates a good friend of mine's bridal shower.  I am entering this in challenge #90CAS - Clean & Simple over at Creative Card Crew.

The design was simple but the creation really wasn't.  I had found these great little hugs & kisses sequins so I decided to make a shaker card.  In order to do this I had to find a piece of something clear - I ended up using an old page protector cut to size. In order to adhere it you need to use double-sided pop-up tape all around the edges.  I stamped my saying on the background and then dumped in some of the sequins.  I had an umbrella Sizzix die which I cut to adhere to the front of the clear protector. I adhered it and then noticed that as my clear section was the size of the whole card all the sequins ended up at the bottom.  My idea was to have them raining down on the umbrella.  I peeled open a spot and sprayed in a bit of glue spray so that some of the sequins would stay all over.  I put the umbrella on the front and I was finally finished!

I hope that you have enjoyed my shares for today!  I have a great art journal page to share with you next so be on the lookout for my next post!