Saturday, July 24, 2010

GPP Crusade No. 42: Strip Ease

Visit the official crusade blog for Michelle Ward's instructions for this month's challenge. I decided to use some left-overs to create my journal page.

It was fun adding layers to the already painted page. It didn't take long to complete.
While writing on the page with a Sakura Souffle Pen, I enjoyed the contrast of white against the saturated colors on the page.
The tissue paper strips aren't obvious as strips, but they added a lot to this page. When I added the bits of orange monoprints, I started to see the hint of flowers. So I took a small paint brush and added the outlines with Liquitex Acrylic Ink.

This page encouraged me to add layers to more of my painted pages.

Friday, July 23, 2010

It was a hot & breezy day...

I had booth #51 at this year's Linn Creek Art Fest.

With much help from Hubby, Sis & Niece - we set up a display of art & jewelry.

The front table featured small paintings and ACEO cards.

My sister & niece did a great job displaying my jewelry.

The earring rack makes a great display, but we rescued earrings several times when a strong breeze carried a card to the ground.

Drapery hooks held my paintings on our home made display wall.

I sewed new black table covers which premiered at this event.

Hand painted totes and hand bags were hung on chains at two corners of the tent. Hubby made sure the tent was stable by attaching the weights on the corners. There is one partially hidden by the bags.

Once again, World Port was playing during the event. Their music is very enjoyable, yet it does not seem intrusive. That's important when you are listening to the same group all day!

I met some very nice people and will share more in a future post.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

ACEOs for Linn Creek Art Fest

This is one of a series of ACEOs that I recently created. They have been mounted to blank greeting cards using temporary adhesive disks.
I hope to see you at the Linn Creek Art Fest in Marshalltown on July 18, 2010!