Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Scrappy, Artsy, Hooky-ness

I have some scrappy stuff & some hooky stuff & some artsy stuff that I've been working on & thought I'd share with y'all today.

First off, the scrappy stuff. Just a couple of cards I Mother's Day & one Birthday card.
This was done for a challenge at CUC  ......We're doing challenges this month that have to do with TV.....thus the title of  it's a 'Fact of Life' that we always have fun whenever we're together!!
These snow pictures were done for my challenge this week: As many of you know, NCIS is one of my all-time favorite TV shows & will be the focus of our challenge today. Well, actually more specifically, Miss Abigail (Abby) Sciuto. Abby Sciuto is a forensic specialist at the Naval Criminal Investigative Service headquarters at the Washington Naval Yard, with expertise in ballistics, digital forensics, and DNA analysis. In the first episode for season 7, "Truth or Consequences", Special Agent Tony DiNozzo, while under the influence of a truth serum, describes her as "a paradox wrapped in an oxymoron smothered in contradictions in terms. Sleeps in a coffin. Really, the happiest goth you'll ever meet." Her gothic style of dress and her interest in death and the supernatural enigmatically contrast with her generally hyperactive demeanor and enthusiasm about her work.

So....along the lines of forensics, we often think of fingerprints. Thus, my technique I'm challenging you all to use today is FINGER painting. Yep, you heard me. I want you to get messy. No brushes allowed. I want you to dive right in & use your fingers to paint on your layout. On my snowy layout, I fingerpainted with gesso. It gave a really cool textured look. I smudged alot on the background & on the torn edges, I really gooped it on extra thick. And I didn't do it on purpose.....honest, I didn't.......but when I went to scan my layout, I realized that my title/song lyrics included the word 'Fingerprints'....."His fingerprints are everywhere.....I saw God today." --George Strait. So, I decided that IF you so choose to accept my additional challenge of working the word 'Fingerprints' into your title/journaling.....then I will put your name in the hat for an extra-special little 'Happy' from me.How's that for a challenge?!

This layout of Mema & Chris was done for a challenge to use fussy-cutting on your page. I fussy-cut all those little flowers.....bunches of them.
Now for the art journaling stuff. Sandee got me going again with the zentangles....been looking at lots of cool & interesting stuff on youtube & pinterest.
Just a few samples of my art journal.....alot of these are works in progress. I seem to do a little here & then later I'll come back & add a little more......
And now for the Hooky stuff. I picked up this cool knitting book at the library last week. I really think I might like to try & find this on or something. It's a really good reference book to have.
I thought this 'Four Stitch Check' pattern looked really cool......and simple for a novice like myself. I'm trying to push myself to learn more about knitting.
Basically it's 4 knits, then 4 purls......thought it would make a cool dishcloth.
And lastly, just one of my good ole stand-by, knit-on-the-diagonal dishcloths.


Fatcat said...

So cool. You are SO crafty. I especially LOVE your art journal and the Fingerprints of God layout.

Sandee said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! You are something else. I love your Zentangles. Aren't they just too much fun? I have so many friends doodling away now and they never thought they could draw a thing.
They are freeing because you cannot make a mistake.... no rules ... just doodles! I love your letters in your name too. Very nice.

Cindy Gay said...

Like fingerprints and mema! Hope you had a great holiday!

Mama Teaching 3 said...

I love the pattern on the yellow!! :)