My sketchbook is getting so close to being done - one more spread and the covers! Should be done in plenty of time for the January 15 deadline, right?...?
Here is my latest spread:
I received some dye cut pockets to play with from an online friend - this is what I came up with:
The one on the right was actually made with ledger paper. All were closed with washi tape - the one on the right is my favourite.
This blog will almost certainly be inactive for the next few weeks. Unfortunately I must give up on the Art Every Day Month challenge - it was fun while it lasted though. Nothing is wrong - life just gives us different priorities sometimes. See you around the Holidays!
Still can't seem to post on the same day I create for Art Every Day Month, but managed to get this done on Monday night. I didn't think I would get anything done but had some bingo cards already prepped laying on the table (imagine that!). This might be what gets done for the rest of this week due to other commitments - we shall see!
First is another spread in the Sketchbook Project Journal.
Rectangle on the right is a window envelope - I cut a window in the pages and pasted the window envelope to it. I then added an abstract transparency, on which my design and colour scheme were based.
I'm going to be in an Altered Playing Card swap this month - I don't have a parter yet but I wanted to get it done so I can focus on my holiday cards next. I will be winding down my swapping activities so I can get them made and finish up the Sketchbook Project before the mailing deadline of January 15 which is really going to be here in a blink!
One of the swap criteria for this one is that you must decorate the "face" of the card (not the back) and must leave at least one number and the suit exposed. I used a playing card that is slightly larger than standard.
I am linking to Art Every Day Month since I am still doing something creative every day even when it doesn't get posted on time!
Well I can say truthfully that I have worked on something every day this month so far - I just haven't been very disciplined with posting. Here are a couple of other new postcards going out today, and I am going to link to today's Art Every Day Month even though I haven't been posting every day.
First is for a friend who kindly gave me his mother's old sewing book to cut up - the images is from the book (and at least one bit of paper under the paint as well).
Next is for a swap - the theme is "she" and we are to use some sort of saying that incorporates an inspiriing "she" (if that makes sense - I hope it does when you see the card). I had so much trouble thinking up a saying for this one!
I skipped posting on Day 9 - yesterday was all about finishing up some projects and getting things ready to go in the mail, as well as catching up with friends and family. I went to a craft fair in the afternoon, which was fun. So I did a few little artistic things (like decorating my envelopes) but just didn't get around to posting. And that's ok!
Today I made a couple of postcards for a swap I'm in. The theme is Song Lyrics. I love being inspired by song lyrics!
The first is from a song by Jamiroquai called Seven Days in Sunny June. I love the concept of the flowers on the dress blooming. I seem to be stuck on silouhettes these days.
The second is based on a song by Sade called The Long Road.