Wednesday, September 4, 2013

On Pop Tabs & Art Journals...

Hello, everyone!  September has rolled around, and it is time for a new challenge at the S4H blog.  This month we invite you to create a project that includes a "soda can clip" (or, as we say in Minnesota, a "pop tab").  This is an unusual item to include on a page or card, isn't it?  Have fun with it, and be sure to check out the S4H blog to see lots of inspiration from the design team.

September is my month off from S4H, so I don't have a design team project of my own to share with you this time.  Instead, as I always do when I have a month off, I want to share with you a few of my latest art journal pages.  

I was thinking recently about the different ways that people use art journals.  Do you keep an art journal?  If so, how do you use it?  Do you write your thoughts in it, like this...?
Supplies: all stickers & patterned paper from Bo Bunny; tickets from Jenni Bowlin True Vintage; ribbon from October Afternoon; punch from All Night Media; pens from Zig; paint from Plaid; Distress Stain from Ranger; thread from DMC; mini stapler; used postage stamps.

Or do you just use it as a place to experiment and practice techniques, like this...?
Supplies: paper from Lily Bee; stickers from October Afternoon; ribbon from Scrapbook Fantasies; thread from DMC; denim scrap & button from old clothing; vintage twine from my husband's grandmother.  :)

Or do you just have fun with it, like this...?
Supplies: all paper & stickers from Bo Bunny; pens from Zig.

The turkey page has a fold-out flap, which reveals journaling and a second photo (see below).
Supplies: all paper & stickers from Bo Bunny; pens from Zig; ribbon from Scrapbook Fantasies.

So, how do you use your art journal?  I look forward to hearing from all of you art journalers out there!

Whether you are an art journaler, a card maker, an altered artist, or a scrapbooker, if you make something that includes a pop tab [soda can clip] this month, don't forget to upload it to Scrap for Help!

P.S.  These art journal pages are green because: they use older stash (the Bo Bunny papers & stickers), recycled tickets, and fabric & a button from old clothing.


Patricia said...

what a beautiful album whit a lot of joy ... Bravo !

marie-christine denis said...

Denise thank you for your congratulations about my page for The Color Room. I'm very busy this month, ihaven't enough time for scrapbboking!!!!

Kelly Foster said...

I love each of these pages!! All of them are so fun! I use my journal for all sorts of things, too, and I actually have 3-4 different journals going right now. One for experiments, one for birds, one for gratitude, and another for whatever :)

Lynette said...

I love your fun pages...keeping it light hearted.

Lean de Ruiter said...

Cool work they are great pages and fun to see/read.

Kristin said...

These are lovely! I love all the bits and pieces - and the pop tabs!! There is so much creativity here - and THAT is what I try to do in my journals. I have several - don't often finish one - and really I like to either experiment with them (new techniques, etc) OR make them pretty books, which means I don't really use them as a free journal. I love the idea of doing more of it and on a regular basis though.
Thank you too for your thoughts on homeschooling. It's all so new but so far I'm loving it. AND yes, we are doing a year of dinosaurs. She can school me on that subject too! xoxo

Carol L said...

Fun pages, especially the one that opens up for even more scrapping space! I used to use pop tabs for ribbon slides when I did scrapping. My granddaughter thought that was the coolest thing! You can spray paint them to match too, or even color with permanent markers :)

Denise Price said...

^ Great ideas, Carol! Thank you!!!

Sharon Fritchman said...

What a fun post, Denise! I loved seeing all of your amazing pages! You are so creative, my friend!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Your art journal is so much fun, Denise! I don't keep one, but I do have an "inspiration" journal with layout ideas, titles, sketches, etc.

Denise van Deventer said...

Your art journal is super Denise and good on you for keeping up with it! I keep thinking I must start one, but really don't know if I willo be able to keep it up! Love that you journal your thoughts as well....fabulous!