Monday, January 6, 2014

Happy New Year!!

Hi Everyone!! I feel like I haven't blogged in forever!! I finally got to my desk yesterday, to sit and create.  It felt good.  I got messy and used new art supplies.  I also got to drool at my Altered Angel gift card . . . ahh, I am going to try and wait for the new CHA stuff ... try anyway!! I hope to get there this week since the girls will be back to school!

So , this is what I did in my journal yesterday for my ePaperie Post. I saw a picture of a party scene like this on pinterest and decided to recreate it. I love looking on pinterest or craftgawker for inspiration photos!! I take my sketchbook and draw what inspires me, then I seem to always find an idea that means something to me later on!  This party scene spoke New Year's!

I started out mixing blues and grays to create the background color.  I thought that I would like a polka-dot background but instead I pounced circles, as randomly as possible, onto the outside edges of the page. (My art journal is an old cookbook, so you can kinda see that I am just about to enter the bread recipe section through the paint!)

 I pulled out my Fancy Pants Collecting Moments 6x6 pad and started cutting!! Actually, before I cut my final paper shapes, I used some scrap paper to cut out shapes.  By cutting out practice shapes, I get the right sizes and placement without getting frustrated ruining my favorite papers. 

I used an old Wendy Vecchi Art Part for the cake stand.  Again, I had to mix paints because I didn't have the exact color that I wanted for the blue stand! (I am not picky about colors at all . . . haha!) 

This New Year's quote covered just about everything for the new year.  And I really didn't make any resolutions this year, I just want this to be a really Happy year!! 

I hope that you all have a wonderful artsy New Year filled with lots happiness!! Any of these amazing supplies you can get a the best online store around - ePaperie!!  Happy Shopping too!!  -  Karen

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