Thursday, May 20, 2010

Revolution Art

Hey, girls. I feel like I'm out of the loop. I know it's only been a few days...but yesterday I had another cyst burst and OUCH... I was down for the count. Didn't get to read too many of your blogs till last night. I did get caught up {a bit}...still have e-mails to answer.

So Tuesday I spent a few hours of ALONE time with my art stuff. Ahhh...nothing rejuvenates me more {other than writing a good blog post}.
I told you last week how inspired I was by these two books "Journal Revolution" and "Visual Chronicles". Love them!! You can read that post here if you missed it.

Anyway...I was inspired to create 3 projects from them...and here they are!

In the book "Visual Chronicles" the authors encourage you to make a "personal color palette" to use when creating your journal pages. They stress that color speaks louder than words in some cases, so it's important to choose what "speaks" to you. Here is what I came up with. I used a 12x12 piece of white cardstock, a few Sharpie pens, a large arrow foam stamp and paint. {the cardstock is folded in half}

Here is what it looks like inside.

The book lists several suggestions to use...emotions, memories, etc. For example RED can mean love, fire or anger. PURPLE can mean royalty, whimsy or passion. I did use some of their ideas along with my own. My "happy" colors, for example, are orange, pink, lime green and turquoise. My nervous color is purple.

I really like the idea of having a "personal color palette" and I already plan on adding to it.

Here is an 8x8 page that was inspired my this darling, little valentine from the 1920's.

Notice I added "Dave +Les"? The valentine is even signed by it's original "owner".

Several years ago I purchased an entire box of old postcards...I have dozens! {and can't wait to use them!!}

Here is what I created...

The paper is 8x8 glossy. I put the valentine in the center. The 20 stands for 20 years together. I added silk flowers and buttons. Here is what you see when you open  the card... "Dave+Les forever and eternity"

My last project is poster size.

"Write outside the lines"

Some close-ups...

That's my left hand. The sticker is Making Memories. "Let your voice be heard" was created by mini letter stamps.

The foil stars are what teachers use to reward their students. I put them on my poster to remind of the rewards I get when I dig deep, stay true to me and what I have to say/create. Love this!

Just a close-up of part of the title. I used my fave lettering technique here...foam stamps with paint then outline with a marker. Looks like it was hand done this way. The flower is cardstock that was crumpled and inked with a chipboard flower in the center.

I had so much fun working on these!! Now I know I'm no artist. You may think these things are silly or not very good. And well, I'm okay with that!:) Like the women who wrote "Jouranl Revolution" and "Visiual Chronicles"...it's about what you have to say...you should never create with others in mind {when it's about you!!}.

One more thing...I spent an hour here yesterday.

I will share during my Friday Favs.

Happy Thursday!

Oh and get out there and create something for YOU!

5 comments:

  1. It all looks fantastic! I REALLY love the idea of my own personal color/emotion palette! I'm going to do this!! Think it will be fun to have the kids make their own too! ;) Hope your feeling better- I have no idea how painful it is to have a cyst burst??

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  2. YIKES! Hope you are feeling better.
    Love your art work...SO creative!

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  3. Those are great Leslie! I wish I had time to be more creative. My best friend is an avid scrapbooker and would love it if I started. Maybe one day soon : )

    I'm intrigued by the beautiful outdoor picture. Can't wait!

    Nicole

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  4. Ah, all inspired now! Over from SITS x

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  5. A cyst a burst...Ouch! You are very creative...I really love what you did here...seems tedious, yet rewarding at the end. My pillows where super easy!

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I appreciate your thoughts and ideas...they inspire me!! I will be visiting you soon. Have a CREATIVE day!!

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