Well, I am sliding in under the wire with my May Altered Book Pages Challenge. We were suppose to use shades of purple and throw in some red, as the red hat society does. I did not get any red in but I am tickled with my pages none the less.
The cow saying is a copy from a old book and looks it too. I was so surprised at the number of purple cow images that could be found on the internet. What a marvelous tool the internet is, how hard would it have been to come across these images without it?
The pictures of Lavender are just wonderful, what a great place to be standing for the woman in the pictures. It must smell terrific! The saying was written by Alice Walker a black author supporting the rights of black women and all women. I liked it. I believe it was first published in a book written by her in 1983.
Ok, it was suppose to be a sticky journal but I spelled out the word “sticker” on my journal. What is the difference you ask? Marcia Beckett, a mixed media artist and elementary art teacher is doing a challenge. Here is an excerpt from her blog, Dabblings.
There will be weekly link-ups for you to add your sticky art journal pages!
I figured a blog series challenge would keep me focused and might create some excitement for the summer months! Plus, stickers are so much fun. When I was a kid, I even started a club called “Sticker Maniacs”. That didn’t last very long, because the other members weren’t as enthusiastic as I was.
Here is where I need your help:
I would like to include guest journalers in this series. If you keep an art journal (or want to start) and you like stickers, then YOU are the person I’m looking for.
“What I will do: I will send you a small packet of random stickers (free of charge). I have border stickers, labels, cute stickers, letter stickers, more cute stickers… All you have to do is use a few of these stickers in an art journal page (or ATC.. or whatever) in a creative way. Then, you will send me a photo (or write a blog post) and a few sentences about this artwork. I will include your photo and description in a blog post for this Sticky Journals series (plus a shout out to your blog, of course). The rest of the stickers are yours to keep. Would you like to do this? If so, send your email address and blog address to email@example.com. I will send out 5 packets of fun stickers.”
I was lucky enough to be one of her five and I think she still has a spot or two open, email her and join in the fun. Here is a picture of the journal I have dedicated to this challenge.
In my Paper Traders group I joined a ATC swap. The focus was birds, nests or eggs. These were my offerings. I had a lot of fun with this swap.
On my Paper Traders group we have a word prompt challenge each month. Aprils challenge was “Choose Love”. This is my offering for that challenge. We had to add tissue paper or napkin and a button.
Here are two old photos I had of brides and grooms. Feel free to copy the pictures and use them in your art.