Art Journal: Embrace your ridiculous awesomeness

At Journal: supernova woman

Today I am sharing an art journal collage piece. I incorporated my love for mixed media, collage, random word poetry and fountain pens in one. And I am really happy how this art journal collage turned out.

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The lady is a from a vintage fashion mag and she was holding her hands in a way that I wanted her to hold flowers. Perfect time to use the little prima flowers I have been hoarding. Also the larger flowers on the piece are also from Prima which I glued on flat and drew on.

Art journal page finished. See the whole page in my stories. Used images from vintage magazines my friend @missminoes gave me and FP's from @penworldmagazine  . . . #mixedmedia #artistsofinstagram #artjournalmt #artjournal #colorcoordination #vintage #col
I've used fountain pen images from PenWorld magazine, with the ledger and script rubber stamps I thought it would be a great match. The sentiment is a part from this stamp from VLVS! and it says 

"She chose to embrace her ridiculous awesomeness and shine like the freaking supernova she was meant to be"  

And this my dear friends I hope you all will do, for embracing your ridiculous awesome self is the best thing you can ever do!

I would like to enter this journal page in the following challenges: 

It's often the case we are our own worst enemy, but I wholeheartedly encourage you to befriend yourself in the most compassionate way. So embrace your ridiculous awesomeness :) 

Art Journal Journey - theme color in my world (this challenge site is so wonderful! I keep discovering new talented people all over the world!)

Take It, Make It Challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by and have an ridiculously awesome weekend :)


Back to work, but first... coffee!

Woke up really early today... need some fuel! Artwork by Nikki Smits. _______ #lattecat #butfirstcoffee #coffeelovers #coffeismyfriend #coffee #stickerlove #stickers #wakeupandsmellthecoffee
Stickers illustrated by Nikki Smits
It's been a little quiet on my blog, as you might have noticed. That is because I took a much needed break from the virtual world and was on vacation in beautiful Sweden to visit my in-laws. I could have left some scheduled posts, but decided not to because I didn't want to worry about it... and it felt sooooo good not to worry about it :) I would highly recommend that to everyone, just to take a (little) online break. So I am getting back into the groove of things, taking it slow and steady with stuff to share on the blog. And I'm starting off by telling you a little about my time away.

Sweden 2017
This was my view and we walked in the forest almost daily... and I didn't want to leave it! See HERE for more pictures. Leaving was hard but it was good to come home to my Meesha cat, as she really missed us (and we her!)

While I was away, I did make some things with a huge stash of postage stamps found in a thrift store.
Things to do while on vacay with a limited stash of supplies. Made this journal for my MIL. ________ #postagestamps #upcycle #postage #postzegels #stamps #recycle #upcycle #crafts #craftygirl #craftideas #diary #journal #DIY #makeyourown #snailmailideas #
Made this journal for my MIL with French postage stamps.

back of the journal
The back has different portraits on it. 
My in laws have the most loveliest wooden desk, but I forgot to photograph it in its entirety. It was great to have a desk to work at while away. 

TN notebook insert
This is a small Muji notebook and made for the neighbor there. It's the size of a traveler's notebook.

The postage stamp art is inspired by my good friend Sue of TangleCrafts. She sells her gorgeous collage works HERE. BONUS her books are also fountain pen ink friendly :)

Seasonal colors and Scandinavian scenery. _______ #autumncolors #fallishere #fallinspiration #fall #autumn #leafs #autumnleaf #scandanavia #sweden #autumnbreak #auburn #autumnoak #forestbreak #woodland #swedishwoods #changeofseason
Fall came to greet us while we are there and in two more days, fall will arrive here too... according to the calendar. Cozy jumpers, scarves and beautiful autumn colored (falling) leaves... I feel like I am ready for it!

Sharing this over at Julia, for WOYWW this week - hope you all are doing well and are looking forward to embrace fall as well :) 

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Mail Art Monday: You're awesome! - VLVS!

Hey you all, it's my turn at the VLVS! blog today and I'm sharing a tutorial for this mail art envelope I have made, based on out inspiration challenge photo. We want to inspire you with fall colors and themes this month. So hop on over to my blog post, to see the steps on how to make this cute foxy envelope for your snail mail friends :) 

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Art Journal: Gordon's Eye Roll (Stampotique New Release september 2017)

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Hey lovely friends! Today is Friday and also Word Up Weekend at Stampotique Facebook Group and I'm sharing my last make of my "new at Stampotique week" with Kassa's super cute giraffe friend, Gordon. Kassa's drawing style is always so fun and whimsical and I just love to give color to her drawings to watch them come to life! I made a mixed media background with paints stencils and modeling paste. I colored his eyes emerald and with the same color I underlined Terri's phrase "oops, did I roll my eyes out loud?" which I thought would fit the image.

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You can join in the challenge this week and link your background project with us here or share on Faccebook here.

Thanks for dropping by  and have an awesome weekend!


Art Journal: Harry's heart speaks (Stampotique New Release september 2017)

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Today I am sharing a fun a quick art journal page I made with a super fun newly released stamp from Stampotique Originals. It's the Harry Heart stamp from Kassa Hayselden. Isn't he just precious? I've paired him with Daniel's hearts, France's Upholstered and her when heart speaks quote stamp. Harry was colored with alcohol markers and the background done with distress oxides and watercolor paints. The edges are lined with distress crayon in shabby shutters and smudged out to the inside to create the border.

Like Harry, I hope you'll listen to your heart when it speaks :)

I would like to enter this journal page in the following challenges:
Watercooler Wednesday WWC135 Feminine Anything goes
Simon says Stamp it! - Wednesday Challenge
Happy Little Stampers Water color challenge September 

Art Journal Journey September - color in my world
Another beautiful theme ladies!
My hearts speaks to me in color and I always use color in my art journal pages. My latest "obsession" is watercolors :)

And don't forget you can join in the Stampotique challenge this week and link your background project with us here or share on Faccebook here.

Thanks for dropping by and tomorrow I'll have the last showcase for september's new releases at stampotique.  :)