It's Friday....and that means it's time for a weekend challenge! This weekend we are going to think back to our childhood. Remember all the fun pop culture phrases you would repeat as a kid....quotes from commercials, or quick come backs, or just silly kid things that really made no sense? When I was little one of the phrases used over and over was "Take a picture...It'll last longer"....which was usually used as a quick and witty come back when someone was staring at you. I decided to use that phrase to make a quick little art piece to display on a shelf in my scrap room.
Materials used: font = Another Typewriter, film ribbon = Tim Holtz, blue camera rub on = Studio Calico
CHALLENGE: Use a popular phrase from your childhood or present day and create something using that phrase as the focus.
Have fun with it....and be sure to share your creations in the gallery in our flickr group!! I can't wait to see what you come up with.
Ok, so granted...I'd rather watch TJ on CNN give me the latest breaking news than read a newspaper, but if anything could pull me in to the world of news in black and white, it would be this rainbow of dispensers.
Happy Friday everyone! I know we already shared some earlier in the week, but there are a few more reader submissions that caught my eye as I was going through our flickr gallery, so I want to share a few more. :)
First up, this photo shared by Maryann. I love that she found beauty in a corner while on vacation in Kurdajli, Bulgaria.
I'm sort of in love with this scrapbook page by Jessi. And if you click on her gallery, you can see that she sort of looks like Angelina Jolie is some of her photos. Which is pretty awesome, if you ask me. Not that I'm a big Angelina fan, but I am a fan of looking like her. :D
And next I want to share the first quilt to hit our gallery. I'm so excited that all of you are sharing more and more and different types of art with us! It's always so fun to peek in the gallery whenever I have a second and see the new stuff that's posted.
This quilt is by username northernmemories (if you know her please let me know her real name so I can give her proper credit) and is so colorful and amazing. Learning how to quilt is definitely on my list of things to do before I die!
And last, I have a little canvas mini-album from Elizabeth Rosemond. I am just loving her style right now, and was really excited to see this new creation in the gallery today. Her love for her family shines through so much in her work...:)
Thanks so much for sharing a little piece of your art with us, ladies!
P.S. Want to see your art on the site? Be sure to share it in our flickr gallery and don't forget to sign your name to it so we can give you proper credit! :)
One of my greatest regrets in life is letting Zach Dobbaleare sew together my backpack for our sewing machine lesson in 8th grade Home Ec. But at the time, I couldn't imagine ever wanting to sew anything in my lifetime, and Zach was not only good at it, but he loved it. But now that I am buried to my nose in art supplies and projects, I feel like not knowing how to use a sewing machine for my projects is holding me back creatively, and I'm SO ready to learn!
Which is why I'm excited to share with you this new online class for beginners by Leigh-Ann, Rachel
and Courtney. Doesn't it sound awesome!? I can't wait to see what everyone makes because I'm pretty sure it's going to be amazing :)
Ec is an online sewing classperfect
for beginners (no sewing experience needed) and those wanting to
develop their sewing skills and create 26 awesome projects! This is a take it at
own paceclass beginning
August 10th that includes 3 Guides, 26 step-by-step Projects with at
least 1 new Sewing
Technique in each, and a tips post on How to Invent &
Adapt projects of your own! Take a look at all the projects!...