Thursday, September 6, 2012

Artsy smartsy

(If you missed my previous post today for There She Goes please scroll down)
     I couldn't help it.  I got bit by the mixed media bug and here's my first attempt.  I nearly drove myself crazy to get this weeks project done for the new "Anything Goes" Mo's Digital Pencil challenge.  This is soooo not what I started out with.  LOL  I was going to do a card with the adorably precious little Odette and try as I might I could not get the card to come together.  I had been wanting to create a little notebook for my daughter that was artsy so I decided to go in that direction.  HA!  I know bits and pieces about mixed media art but this is what I came up with.  This post would be a mile long if I actually listed everything I used.  :-)  There's paint, Distress Stains, modeling paste, chipboard, TH tissue paper,Washi tape, stamping, and doodling besides the Distress ink colored image called "Jo Painting" that you can find in Mo's store.  I was a basket case doing "messy' art, but it was fun!  Here's a close up of the top half so you can see the texture and the letters.

     My chick loves crafting as much as I do, but she goes for everything I don't get into.  LOL  She paints, draws, crochets, and has now started sewing.  So now she has a little notebook to jot down ideas or whatever in.
     Make sure you check out what my teamies have to share.  There's lots of gorgeousness this week and you'll get a chance to win a $5.00 gift voucher from Mo if you play along with our challenge.
     Didn't I warn you that you never know what you'll see here.  LOL
     I'd like to enter this project in the following challenges:

My Mum's Craft Shop--anything goes
Bearly Mine--anything but a card
Jackson's Digital Expressions--anything but a card
Papelitos--anything goes
Twisted Tuesday--labor of love
{Pin}spirational--photo inspiration
Kadooble Doodles--music, dance or any of the arts
Make It Monday--anything goes
Totally Stampalicious--anything but a card
Let's Create....Anything But a Card--anything but a card using stamping
Unique Crafters--anything goes
Anything But a Card--anything Goes

     Have a great day!


65 comments:

Kim said...

what a fantastic mixed media project - don't think I'd know where to start (apart from making a mess!). I'm sure your daughter loves it too!
Kim x

Colinda said...

I LOVE IT!!! Have a sunny day, Colinda

Rita said...

Oh my goodness Tracy, this is fabulous Art. I love what you've done and the colours are stunning. Hugs Rita xx

eba said...

Oh, I love it! Wonderful composition and colours! I've only just begun to try out some paints myself - art journaling - not much to show to the public yet :D Found lots of inspiratons here, though!
E

Audrey Pettit said...

Ooh, how beautiful! Good for you for trying something totally new, Tracy! I think your first mixed media project turned out beyond fabulous! LOVE the rich textured background with the multi-colors, and love the doodled lettering. Fabulous coloring job on that sweet image, too.
Your daughter sounds like mine. She's very artsy, too, but into totally different things than me. She also loves to paint and draw, and she's taken up crochet, also. :)

heidy said...

Wow what a fabolous creation Tracy,bet your daughter loved it!!
XXX Heidy

Anneke said...

Wow tracy! What a lovely notebook :) Love it!! I hope that when I have kids, they are creative like me! So great to create something togheter :)
Hgs Annekeu

Ros Crawford said...

Words fail me ... this is one amazingly fabulous piece of art ... truly magnificent!

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Gorgeous! I love doing messy art but my projects don't end up looking as lovely as this!! Fabulous colours, background, all of it - and perfect image choice too :)

Nancy said...

YAY!! It's fabulous, my friend!! Did you wear gloves? lol Have you started another one yet? It's my favorite kind of mixed media...happy! So often they're dark and gloomy once they're finished! More please! :o)

loz said...

This is STUNNING Tracy. I love how all the colours blend together..Loz

KimCreate said...

Tracy, you did a GREAT job with mixed media! I haven't tried it yet. Love your Mo's image! You cut out those strands of hair? So cute!
Really nice project.
Kim

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

WOAH! This rocks!!! I absolutely love it...how amazing..the background looks fantastic and the whole is rocking. I am too scared to try this but you have absolutely done an amazing job tracy! :)

Carla S. said...

Fabulous altered notebook, Tracy! Terrific job on the mixed media! I'm too scared to try it! I'm sure your daughter will love this!

Sleepy Stamper said...

I've been seeing the mixed media projects around. Yes I do see all the texture and love all the different elements. So cool!

Hugs,
Anitra

Unknown said...

Oh this must definitely be you in your craftroom Tracy! I can see you crafting and creating just like this sweet little lady here. Amazing, crafting holds no secrets from you my friend, love your project!! Hugs, Ira
irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

Sue said...

This is stunning Tracy. I adore that image and the colours and textures you have used are wonderful

Hugs Sue

Chana Malkah said...

Tracey this is fabulous! What an amazing first attempt. I can't wait to see the projects you create in the coming months! Thanks for sharing this stunning project with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions!
Hugz,
Chana

Christy said...

This is ADORABLE and I just loooove the letters :) Thanks for joining us over at ABAC :)

Unknown said...

This is amazing, Tracy!! For your first attempt, you rocked it!! Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

paige said...

What a fabulous art journal - it Will provide lots of inspiration! Thanks for joining us at {PIN}spirational Challenges!

Lisa Minckler said...

It's fantastic that you got rerouted to make this instead. As a mother of crafters, this is such a tremendous idea and I can't tell you how much I adore that image. It's perfect for what you've materfully created here. :)
I bet your DD is beaming!
Nice job there Mom, browine points for you.

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Wow! Gorgeously cute for a 1st attempt. It looks like a pro did it. Wonderful work! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Music, Dance or Any of the Arts” Challenge!

Kath
Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz
http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

Cumbrianlass said...

A wonderfuly constructed card lots to look at and great colours
Thanks for taking part in the Kaboodle Doodles challenge and very good luck
Janet

Pat said...

Hey Tracy! What a fun altered journal...I just love making these! And this is so pretty...I love all of the patterns. And I just decided, I need this Mo image for my art teacher!! Thanks for the fabulous inspiration once again!! Hugs. Pat Frank

Unknown said...

What a fabulous project. I just love this Artsy notebook. Your daughter is going to love it. Isn't it fun using all those different mediums..

Hugs~

Debbie said...

This is just a perfect art book for your daughter. So pretty. Love all the colors.

Hugs
Debbie

Deanne Saunders said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks for participating in the {PIN}spirational Challenge! Hope to see you again!!

~DEANNE~

msafrocentric2012 said...

What an beautiful project. Thanks for playing along at Jackson's Digital Expressions

The Gov. said...

LOVE the mixed media work on this project! Thanks for joining us on the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog!

jimlynn said...

Very useful project and just as cute and pretty as can be! Love the image and your coloring on this. Stunning!
Thanks for joining us at {Pin}spirational Challenges!
Lynn

Margaret said...

Such an inspiring gift for your DD! Love the texture and colors in the background!
Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card Challenges!

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Oh I'm sure your daughter just flipped over this Artzy journal for her creative thoughts & projects. You used some really cool techniques. I love the look of mixed media but have a problem getting my hands dirty. LOL I was just looking at a messy project online & told Frank there's no way I could get my hands that dirty. LOL I'm not really a prissy type person.......just don't like dirty hands. LOL
Happy Huggies coming your way, sweetie!
Sharron♥

Jessica Griffin said...

Wow Tracey! That bug bite did something incredible! Your notebook is absolutely gorgeous! The colors are incredible too! Fantastic job!!

Jessica
http://www.anythingbutacard.com

Amanda said...

Such a lovely journey, your creation for your daughter and it turned out so good, great job!

hugs amanda

Marjorie said...

Oh my Tracy...what beautiful cards you have made while I have been on my holidays...you are amazing...
Love this project, would love to make something like this, but I would need to borrow your brain lol!!
Absolutely stunning!!
Hugs,
Marjorie
xx

Dana said...

Oh wow, this is magnificent!! You look like an old pro! Love it and I am sure your daughter will treasure it always. I know where she gets her artsy talents from =)
xx

HopkinsStudio said...

AWESOME-NESS!!! I love the different lettering. I have not been so bold as to go beyond cards but this gives me inspiration! I love it! Thanks for playing with us at Jackson Digital Expressions!
Emoniedezigns

Anja said...

The mixed media couldn't fit better to this wonderful image! Fantastic work, Tracy!

Hugs, Anja

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, I bet your daughter just adores this! What a great image, too!

Sarah said...

Tracy, this is AMAZING! Love every little detail! So very creative! Hugs

Rene said...

This is amazing! Love it! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize!
Rene :D

Julia S-W said...

What a fantastic book you've made for your Daughter! I totally love all the texture and colour you've incorporated - it gives your work such depth. If this is the first mixed media piece you've done, I can't wait to see your next one! Wonderful work and thank you so much for sharing it with us at ABAC's first challenge and I do hope you'll join us again.
Juliax

Confiseries Papier said...

Great journal! Thanks for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

Jennifer said...

I just love what you've done with this! Wonderful image and stunning colour!

Laura Bradley said...

I just love this Tracy!! It is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Bearly Mine! Laura x

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
My entries are: #13, #53, # 117, #118, #119, #201, # 258 and # 279.
I would love to have you visit my blog!
Hugs,
Julia

Corrinne said...

Stunning creation! So lovely, fun & gorgeous - Thanks for the inspiration, too :)

It's wonderful to have you play with us at {PIN}spirational Challenges!

I welcome you to join the ANYTHING GOES challenge here: http://pinandtack.blogspot.com/2012/09/spark-your-creativity-now-challenge-1.html

Lots of joy,
Corrinne

Laney said...

Love your artsy smartsy Notebook!!a great project!! Thanks for joining us at BMC
hugs
laney

Geri said...

Oh my...I'm even more behind than I thought!! This is just too cute though! Wonderful coloring...she fits right in to that artsy paper! And, by the way...in our house it's 'artsy fartsy'! ;)

Crafty and Green said...

What a Stunning Project! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Jackson's Digital Expressions! Come back and Play with us again really soon!

Many Blessings,
Tina

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Very CREATE'ive! I love your journal!

Thank you for joining the Twisted Tuesday Challenge!

AnnMarie said...

Wow!! Fantastic project! Love the details!! Such bright happy colors too! Thanks for participating at Twisted Tuesdays! :)

Joyce Ann said...

I love it! Great display of color. Thank you for sharing with us at JDE; good luck in the challenge.

Papercrafting Princess said...

If this is your first.....WOW can't wait to see the rest. Thank you for playing along and sharing your altered art with us at Jackson’s Digital Expressions!

Patty Gorka said...

Oh, how pretty! Love the way your notebook turned out! Thanks for playing along this week at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!

Melina said...

this is so cute! Great project! Thanks for playing at Twisted Tuesdays :)

Franz♥ said...

This is a stunning work Tracy, a real piece of art! I love the background so much, really, amazing!

I'm sure that your "Odette" card would be much better than mine, hun!

Hugs, Franz.

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous Tracy! Its amazing, your daughter will love it, I will have to do something like this for my daughter, I have the image just need to colour her in.
I love all the details in the background.
Hugs
Kat xx

Unknown said...

I love this, Tracy! Your daughter must have loved it, too! It's just wonderful!

Unknown said...

Fabulous Tracy a super image too Hugs Elaine

Kim Bell said...

Tracy!! Awesome, Stunning. Love it as usual. I enjoy your inspiration.

Hugz
Kim

Babs said...

Awesome!! You are so creative Tracy...I wouldn't know where to start. Bet your daughter was chuffed to bits with it.
Luv, Babs xo

Gem said...

gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge this week at My Mums Craft Shop!! Gemma :)

Deena said...

just loving the texture in the background on this project and your colouring is fabulous! Thanks for joining us on our debut challenge at Anything But A Card!