Monday, July 1, 2013

Scrap for Help July Reveal...Plus Art Journal Pages

Hello, everyone, and welcome to July!  It's my "month off" at Scrap for Help, but I still want to share the challenge criteria with you.  This month we challenge you to recycle bubble wrap as part of your project.  You can adhere bubble wrap directly to your page, or you can use the bubble wrap as a stamp.  Personally, I like to stamp with bubble wrap.  Here are some inspiration ideas for you from a few of my past projects.

In the example below, I stamped with ink.
Detail from a layout previously blogged here.

For my next sample, I stamped with acrylic paints.
Blast from the past!!!  I created this card for the first ever Scrap for Help challenge, back in 2011, way before I was on the design team.

And on my final sample, I stamped with watercolors, using oversized bubble wrap.

Detail from a layout previously blogged here.

There is plenty more inspiration to be found on the Scrap for Help blog, where the team members have examples galore for your perusal.  There is even a short (four minutes long) video tutorial by my teammate Elena Olinevich, showing you still more ways to stamp with bubble wrap.

Since I like to include new content with each blog post that I write, I'll close today by showing you three little projects that I recently created.  Two are art journal pages, and one is a mini album page.
Supplies: base paper by Echo Park; label stickers by October Afternoon; faux "Candi" brads by Craftwork; assorted blue paper scraps by various manufacturers (Canvas Corp, FabScraps, Bo Bunny, Lily Bee, Echo Park, My Mind's Eye, & Authentique); white acrylic paint by Deco Art; orange paint by Plaid; blue acrylic paint by Ranger; watercolor paint by Angora; black pen by Creative Memories; white pen by Ranger; decorative scissors by Fiskars; stamps by Stampin' Up; pom pom from my stash; typewriter from the early 1990's.  :)

I have been pretty interested in collage lately, and this art journal page is made with collaged scraps left over from a layout called "Snow Play" that I made last year.

I drew the fanciful girl myself and had fun doodling the details of her clothing.  I also enjoyed layering and painting over the background collage, for an autumn-meets-winter look.

The words of the journaling are very true...but I don't want to think about that right now; I just want to enjoy the short, hot summer.  :)
Supplies: assorted clothing tags; zig-zag paper by Jenni Bowlin; green floral paper by Paper Loft; multicolored floral paper by Basic Grey; striped paper by Fancy Pants; dotted paper by Simple Stories; ribbon, die cut, button, & price dot paper by October Afternoon; burlap tag by Canvas Corp; thread by DMC; ribbons, lace, beads, sequins, & denim scrap from my stash; pen by Creative Memories; wire by Artistic Wire

For my second art journal page, I collaged together assorted clothing tags, along with various items from my scrap box.  These clothing tags actually came from a shopping trip for summer clothes.  However, they made me think of back-to-school shopping, which is what I wrote about on my journal page.

The journaling says: "September still feels like the real start of the new year to me.  And with that comes the time for new clothes.  Most of my life has revolved around the schedule of the academic year.  First as a student, then as a teacher, and now as a mom.  Back-to-school time means back-to-school clothes."

In keeping with the clothing theme of the page, I tried to include as many different types of fibers and notions on the page as I could.
Supplies: mini album page by October Afternoon; word paper, ruler paper, & alphabet stickers by Doodlebug Design; sticker tab by Bella Blvd.; puffy star by Scrapbook Fantasies; colored pencil by Pedigree; ink by Clearsnap; photo corners by Scotch/3M; Doctor Who trading card by Cornerstone Communications.

The last project I'm sharing with you today is not an art journal page, but a page from my Doctor Who Anniversary mini album.  The page was inspired by a comment my husband made about my Summer of Color: Week One layout.  He said that the green inking around the edges of my page looked like an alien glow.  That was not quite the look I was going for with my Summer of Color page, but I figured the look would serve this Doctor Who page well.  :)  I'll post more info about this page--and others from the same mini album--in November, when the program Doctor Who celebrates its fiftieth anniversary.

That's all for this time.  Don't forget to play along with Scrap for Help, if you get a chance.  As an added incentive, I want to mention that the overall challenge winner this month will receive the above collection from Papercraft Scandinavia (Inkido), our generous Scrap for Help sponsor for July.  I look forward to seeing your bubble wrap creations!


Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Very cool effects!
I think the watercolors version is my favorite :)


Love all your new projects, Denise. It is officially my month off too at S4H but couldn't resist the bubble wrap theme :)

IrinaR said...

Очень понравился смеш-бук "Осень в Минесоте" - так здорово сделаны апликации, такие красочные...!!!

Aline Fonseca said...

Hello, Denise!
Thanks very much!
How many pieces of art here! I love them all! You're so great in painting!

Nata I. said...

замечательная подборка работ! Открытка и смэш-бук меня покорили окончательно!))мне очень нравятся все детали ручной работы!

Lynette said...

I love your art journal pages Denise...very creative.

Lean de Ruiter said...

Cool work you have been scrappy

Denise van Deventer said...

Great pages for your art journal Denise...especially like the Autumn in Minnesota page...just super! Love your chatty blog post too...makes me smile! ;-)

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Lovely work!!! Love them all! Great artsy style! :D

Rita said...

So much coolness in this post, love your collages!

Kerryn said...

Loving your art journal pages!