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I am a mother, a wife, a sister, a best friend a daughter, and artist.

If there was a way I could spend as much time in my studio creating as I do working my regular 40 hour job I would do it in a heartbeat. I am loving discovering myself through art and I can't wait to see where the journey takes me.

6.21.2014

Metamorphosis

Ok Beautiful's...I have a big post today for my Art Anthology project this week.

I decided to do 3 6x6 canvases. I purchased the new kit Fairy Whispers by Marsha Slayer Jorgensen over at deviantscrap.com and just knew these images would work FANTASTIC with Art Anthology products to create amazing art pieces...and they did, and I LOVE how they turned out...

So here we go...

In order...I am going to show you the backgrounds of each canvas...then I will show you the final results and list the Art Anthology products I used to create them.

Canvas 1

The background was done using Art Anthology Velvet dimensional paints in Lime Aid, Lagoon, Lemon Tart, Aloha, and Fiji. I painted the corrugated cardboard with Art Anthology Sorbet in Chocolate. I added moss to the tree which I sprayed using Art Anthology Colorations Spray in Guacamole, then used some Sorbet Evergreen with my finger tips.






























Canvas 2

This background was done using Art Anthology Velvet in Lagoon and Tango, and Sorbet in Evergreen. I used Colorations Sprays in Glorious and Juicy as well as Studio Blue. For the fence I roughly painted on Sorbet Chocolate, then when it was dry I used my finger to rub some Art Anthology Gesso around to give it an aged look.






















Canvas 3

This Canvas is done completely with the Colorations Sprays in Glorious, Patience, Hottie, Plush Grape Soda Juicy and Studio Blue. I LOVE the water color effect....the butterflies I stamped on with white craft ink and used an irridescent embossing powder.





























Ok...Now for the finished pieces....




I'm really happy you stopped by today and I hope you are inspired to make some unique and awesome canvases with these great products...find them all at Art Anthology Inc. and while you are there be sure to check out the Art Antholoyg Blog and the projects by all of our amazing Dream Team Designers. You can also find our work in the Art Anthology Ideas

Have a beautiful everything!!!
Monica

6.08.2014

Studio Time This Weekend

Hello Beautifuls....

I got to spend some time in my studio this weekend...my intention was to clean up from the projects I have been working on lately...

I was somewhat successful and decided to use as many of my scraps as I could...

It is always so important to me to stay in the positive so this has been reflecting in my art more so than ever lately.

People close to me are on my mind and in my heart and prayers and my art is a great outlet for these feelings of hope and wellness for everyone.




































This entire background is made using scraps I have had laying around...some ink splattered and some washi tape...the black and white border is my favorite duct tape...awesome stuff





































This is a gelli plate background that I have had for awhile...The pink butterfly is cut out from some Donna Salazar scrapbook paper I won a couple of years ago...





































This is another gelli plate background that I did mid week and just got finished up this weekend...those butterflies are from the same Donna Salazar paper and I layered them...It says...Even if you trust nothing else, you have to learn to trust your wings. They are there for you...waiting for you to FLY...





































I did this page while thinking of my husband and kids...This was done on scrap paper, and the heart is actually the negative from the heart I did last week...and the torn strips are from that same paper as well...It says...If you could look inside my heart you would see lots of things. You would see fear, pain, scars, and even some confusion. But all of those things would be over shadowed by LOVE LOVE AND JOY AND HAPPINESS. You and the kids. you bring me to a place in my heart where I wanna stay forever.

Use your scarps, get out your mod podge and just start collaging. Art doesnt have to be perfect and it doesnt have to be for anyone buy you to love.

Thanks for stopping by...Hope I have inspired you to use some of your art scraps you might otherwise discard, and also to stay positive and always have hope...

x0x0x
Monica

6.06.2014

Art Anthology/Basically Bare/May Arts Ribbon Blog Hop



Welcome to the 5th day of the Art Anthology/Basically Bare/May Arts Ribbon Project Inspiration Blog Hop.  We’ve joined forces this week to offer you lots of inspiration using products from Art Anthology, Basically Bare, and May Arts Ribbon.


Today I have a scrapbook page to share with you. I used Art Anthology Colorations Sprays along with the beautiful May Arts Ribbon and Art Anthology Stone Effects in Bone....


Here is the finished scrapbook page. I Carry it With Me...
 

 

The Art Anthology Colorations Sprays are AWESOME for coloring so many different surfaces, and with this project I show you how great it works with the May Arts ribbon.

Here are the ribbons I started with before altering them with the Art Anthology Colorations Sprays. 


 



Here are the links, in the order you see them in the picture, for the ribbons I used in this project.


I used Art Anthology Colorations in Raider to color the ivory web ribbon.






After that dried, I cut a piece of the turquoise lace ribbon and wove it through the webbed ribbon.





I grabbed a piece of cardstock and misted it randomly with Art Anthology Colorations Sprays in Juicy, Glorioius, Patience, Lark, WaimeaBay, Hottie, and Raider.  I used this piece as the background for my picture. I just ripped the edges as I was going for a more grungy look with this layout.





















I used Art Anthology Colorations Spray in Heart to color the Ivory Burlap Ribbon. After it dried, I cut out 2 heart shapes to use on my project.














 
For the base of my project I used a 12x12 black textured cardstock. I used a stencil, and Art Anthology Stone Effects in Bone to add texture to my page. Just use a pallett knife to spread the Stone Effects over your stencil. After this dried I went to my sewing machine and sewed randomly around the edges.

























For some added dimension, I decided to ruffle the black webbed ribbon and turquoise lace ribbon I had previously put together...just did this quickly with my sewing machine. Then I attached the hearts with hot glue.


Here you can see the dimension that is added by loosely ruffling the ribbon.
 




























I used the turquoise ribbon as the base layer for the picture, then the torn misted paper, then the photo. I then added the lace and heart element to the left side and it was done.

























Check back with us every day this week for more inspirational projects! We have an Art Anthology Prize Pack to give away to one of our lucky commenters! 

 Make sure you also stop and visit our friends over at Basically Bare & May Arts for prizes and lots more wonderful inspiration coming your way!   

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