Time To Play

So there is a new 1-2-3 Challenge that I thought I’d try.  This one requires 1-a line from a song; 2- two musical instruments; and 3- three music notes.

The song line I used is from a Jackson Browne song called The Load-Out.  The song contains a line that reflects how I feel about crafting, and, well, life in general, really.  The line is, “the only time that seems too short is the time that we get to play.”

I had an old issue of Guitar Player magazine, and I was able to use some content from the magazine for this journal prompt.  I found pictures of guitars and a drum set (my two instruments), and I found some sheet music (three music notes).

I used acrylic paints, stencils, card stock, markers, and ribbon to create the following.

Time to Play

I love 1-2-3 Challenges. Not only are they fun, but they stretch my creativity.  What art challenges inspire you?

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The One

The month of February is coming to a close, and that means another monthly challenge at Just Some Lines is closing too.  This month’s theme is Hearts & Love.  The rules of the challenge are simple: 1) stick to the theme and 2) use an image from Just Some Lines. Freebie images are provided (yeah!).

I chose to use this month’s freebie in my art journal for my project.  It’s a girl dreaming of love.  She looks to me like she’s dreaming of one particular love.  I created a background collage from magazine pictures of boys/possible love interests.  I gave the collage a paint wash to help unify the background.  I colored the Just Some Lines image with markers, and adhered it to the journal page.  I added some more paint around the edges of the page to help draw the eye to the digital image.  Finally, I used my new Scarlet Lime pen (thanks, Kerri’s Kreations!) to provide a caption, and colored around the words with a Sharpie.  She knew in her heart she had finally found “the one!”

cindi jslThe Just Some Lines monthly challenges start on the first Saturday of the month.  I hope you decide to give it a try.

Magazine Mondays – Week Thirty-One

Every Monday, PaperCrafter’s Corner posts a magazine cover on their blog as inspiration for their weekly challenge.  Based on the magazine covers, we are asked to create a papercraft project (card, art journal, scrapbook layout, etc.).

Here is the inspiration for this week.

Papercrafting Inspiration: Magazine Mondays - Week Thirty One-Inspiration Piece (image)

I love my art journal, so that’s where I created my project.  The pie on the inspiration magazine cover really caught my attention.  Actually I was thinking about that pie all week long…even while I was eating pie!  I decided to use acrylic paint, stencils, and markers to create this one.

magazine challenge 31 2

I also took the W and the D in Woman’s Day for my Wish and Dream.  If you look closely, you’ll notice that my pie has pi around the crust. I couldn’t resist the pun!

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see you at the next Magazine Monday challenge. 🙂

Magazine Mondays – Week Thirty

Every Monday, PaperCrafter’s Corner posts a magazine cover on their blog as inspiration for their weekly challenge.  Based on the magazine covers, we are asked to create a papercraft project (card, art journal, scrapbook layout, etc.).

Here is the inspiration for this week.

Papercrafting Inspiration: Magazine Mondays - Week Thirty-Inspiration Piece (image)

I decided to create in my art journal.  A little acrylic paint, collaged magazine images (from The Great Courses catalog), stencils, and stamps, and I created this.

Magazine challenge 30

The layout and the geometric shapes are indeed similar to the original, but the images of people are a little different.  For some strange reason, I was inspired to use people whose backs were all turned.  Not sure what that’s all about, but it was fun creating in my journal.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see you at the next Magazine Monday challenge. 🙂