"My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue?
It rather denotes a lack of courage."

~Practical Magic~

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

February Projects of Love

February projects have been a labor of love for me.
Each one is an outward expression of my month of Love.

I like to use challenges to help keep me motivated. Making sure bits of time are in the day for a creative outlet.
 Which is very limited these days !
Combining a "Catch Light" photo challenge and a challenge by Helen to use four different types of stickers inspired this fun project.

A canvas (Dollar Store) and Crackle paint for my background
 Poppies and a beautiful little girl (one of my Granddaughters) helped to inspire!

Pleased with finally using up stickers that I have had around for some time.

Art Journal Project

I really wanted to slip in some time to work on my Art Journal this month and again used a Word challenge for creating a scrapbook page .
Sadly, I thought I had saved the link to this challenge site. So sorry :(

The word to inspire was "Drama"
My art journal is based around trying different techniques and mediums.

Using Plastic Wrap and acrylic paints to create the background.
Clear Acetate Sheet used to create the wings with a touch of "Dollar Store" Glitter Glue.
Stenciled in the stone wall onto black Card stock.

Part of the Challenge... use journal on your page.
 I thought it might be fun to push myself and use symbols for what I was trying to express.

Clear Crackle Glossy Accents add both a smoky glass effect to my door and age to my hand Silhouettes.

Quote by Erma Bombeck

When I stand before God at the end of my life,
I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say
"I used everything you gave me."

Love the Time Piece from Tim Holtz Collection!
Thank you Paper Secrets for all the hardware!

             The  "Sisterhood of Scrap" Hosted a Month Long 
                               "Your Crop Your Way "
                           for the month of February.
      Sisterhood Feb "Your Crop Your Way" Challenge
     Jackie's Challenge /  Love, Acetate and Hidden Journal 

      Paper Secrets /  Feb Technique Challenge
Two very loving people I know...my DS AND DIL.

I loved seeing you both over the Holidays, thank you for the Christmas memories XXOO

Sisterhood Feb "Your Crop Your Way" Challenge 
Lindy's Sketch Challenge using a Sketch found on Page Maps.com

My youngest Granddaughter ,DS & DIL celebrated her first Christmas this year.
What a happy little baby ! XXXOOO

Sisterhood Feb. "Your Crop your Way" combined 2 challenges

Tabitha's Challenge / Journal Strips

 Jo's Challenge / 3 different ribbon used 3 different ways.

My 2 little Granddaughters and (Grand niece in the middle)
A special little moment they shared together at their Great Grandmother's house over the Christmas Holidays.

Silly little girls... :) XXX OOO

And my contribution challenge to the "Your Crop Your Way Challenges"  Create an ATC Holder.

The SOS is also hosting an ATC Swap for the month of Love,
this little project could come in handy for those of you who like to create and trade those little pieces of Art.

Will post my ATC once the swap is complete.

Here are a couple of videos to help along in creating these
  little holders.

Last, certainly not the least  this wonderful Art Inspiration piece contributed to the "Your Crop Your Way" Challenge by Gail D.

Also, my inspiration came from two very special friends in my life.

Will post my finished project in the next day or so.
There are photos, links and details I would like to share with you for this project.

This beautiful piece of Art Work inspired me in so many different ways, one of the favorite ways I like to challenge myself.

Thanks so much, Gail for sharing this lovely and serene art work.
I think I would like a copy of this for my home!

And to my long lost friend.  Laurie...it was a lovely surprise to reconnect with you after so many years!
Enjoyed our visit very much.
Happy you liked and could use the "Paper Bag Wreath"  

Thanks for stopping by ... it's always a pleasure to see you all  :)


Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [27 Feb 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Jackie said...

Jean Marie, you have created some beautiful works of art, your talent is amazing.

Helen said...

WTG Jean Marie! LOVE all your creations!!!! And especially the art journal one! So cool!!!!!!!!!!!!