October 18, 2011

Inside Out

When I proposed the idea to myself to start an art-related blog, it occurred to me that I should include some sort of creation to go along with the introductory post.  Well, the scrapbook page I came up with started out with the intention of "showing" myself, addressing the exposure and vulnerability of opening myself up to critique and comment. 

As I played around with paint, inks, papers and other do-dads in my ever-growing stash of supplies, my confidence bloomed and I developed a different take on my title, "Inside Out." 

Supplies:  Paper by Stamin' Up, DCWV, K&Company, Anna Griffin (thanks Michelle!), Starbucks; Cocoa Daisy tissue; Plaid paint; Adirondack Color Wash; Studio 18 Rhinestones; Button-vintage; DMC embroidery floss

I hand painted the title, then decided to play with the words by recessing "inside" and popping out the word "out".  The corrugated cardboard behind is from a Starbucks coffee cup sleeve. 

I knew I'd find the right place for these two losing raffle tickets that have been floating around my purse for the last couple (5?) months!

These flowers and the one above were made from some tissue paper included as packaging with a kit I ordered from Cocoa Daisy (none of which is actually used on this layout!).  I love the coordinated array of items they pull together from so many different lines and companies.  I am not one to stick to "a collection" and love that they are thoughtful down to the detail of matching the tissue wrapping to the items purchased.


And the journaling.  I'll come out right now and tell you that I am a HUGE fan of journaling, and a VERY nosy person who will squint relentlessly to read the journaling on other people's scrapbook layouts and art journal entries!  You've been warned!  But also know that I will make it a point to give you a close up shot of what I've written or will retype it out so you can read it.  It's the least I could do.


So, there you have it!  My first share!  Hope you enjoyed, and thanks for visiting!

1 comment:

  1. Love the fun bits and pieces on this LO:) Neat that you made a page as an "intro" to your blogging!


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