Thursday, August 14, 2014

Diva inspired by Marieke Blokland's LifeBook 2014 class

These special women are so much fun to make. Marieke Blokland has such a colorful influence in her LifeBook 2014 course. As you can see, I REALLY played with colors. I've always thought of myself as a primary color person, but then I find myself falling back on earth tones.....maybe that's a "playing it safe" side of me.

I didn't play it safe here and had to reign myself in to keep from overdoing the creation of my Sparkle and Shine Diva. I really wanted her to look all out of proportion.

Fabric samples are featured in the background. The hats are recycled from the cover of a thank you note I received. Her sparkly pink boots were traced and restyled from a magazine ad. The little dress is based on a Stencil Girl stencil by Sue Pelletier. I dry embossed the scrapbook paper, then used black gesso to outline the stencil before cutting it out.

Her head, eyes and hair are products of my imagination with the influence of Marieke!

Sooooo, Ms Sparkle and Shine Diva is born. She has sisters waiting in the wings.


Saturday, August 2, 2014

Swapping artwork

ATC cards by Jane McMahon Lazenby

I don't often swap artwork although I've always thought it would be fun to participate in a traveling journal event.....maybe someday. 

As part of LifeBook 2014 under the direction of Tamara LaPorte, I did take part in an ATC swap and received the lovely cards from artist and new friend  Jane McMahon Lazenby

This was a good experience and I'd do it again. 
There is a risky side to this kind of event because sometimes people sign up 
and forget they signed up, or decide not to follow through. That becomes a disappointment 
to the other participant, and throws the whole swap out of kilter.

So, if you do sign up for a swap, please participate 
or let someone know that you have to drop out!

Here are the I sent to Jane.

ATC cards by Candice Schwark, Studio-MosaicHAPPY AUGUST!
Blessings to you and yours........