Thursday, September 6, 2012

Artsy smartsy

(If you missed my previous post today for There She Goes please scroll down)
     I couldn't help it.  I got bit by the mixed media bug and here's my first attempt.  I nearly drove myself crazy to get this weeks project done for the new "Anything Goes" Mo's Digital Pencil challenge.  This is soooo not what I started out with.  LOL  I was going to do a card with the adorably precious little Odette and try as I might I could not get the card to come together.  I had been wanting to create a little notebook for my daughter that was artsy so I decided to go in that direction.  HA!  I know bits and pieces about mixed media art but this is what I came up with.  This post would be a mile long if I actually listed everything I used.  :-)  There's paint, Distress Stains, modeling paste, chipboard, TH tissue paper,Washi tape, stamping, and doodling besides the Distress ink colored image called "Jo Painting" that you can find in Mo's store.  I was a basket case doing "messy' art, but it was fun!  Here's a close up of the top half so you can see the texture and the letters.

     My chick loves crafting as much as I do, but she goes for everything I don't get into.  LOL  She paints, draws, crochets, and has now started sewing.  So now she has a little notebook to jot down ideas or whatever in.
     Make sure you check out what my teamies have to share.  There's lots of gorgeousness this week and you'll get a chance to win a $5.00 gift voucher from Mo if you play along with our challenge.
     Didn't I warn you that you never know what you'll see here.  LOL
     I'd like to enter this project in the following challenges:

My Mum's Craft Shop--anything goes
Bearly Mine--anything but a card
Jackson's Digital Expressions--anything but a card
Papelitos--anything goes
Twisted Tuesday--labor of love
{Pin}spirational--photo inspiration
Kadooble Doodles--music, dance or any of the arts
Make It Monday--anything goes
Totally Stampalicious--anything but a card
Let's Create....Anything But a Card--anything but a card using stamping
Unique Crafters--anything goes
Anything But a Card--anything Goes

     Have a great day!


65 comments:

  1. what a fantastic mixed media project - don't think I'd know where to start (apart from making a mess!). I'm sure your daughter loves it too!
    Kim x

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  2. I LOVE IT!!! Have a sunny day, Colinda

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  3. Oh my goodness Tracy, this is fabulous Art. I love what you've done and the colours are stunning. Hugs Rita xx

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  4. Oh, I love it! Wonderful composition and colours! I've only just begun to try out some paints myself - art journaling - not much to show to the public yet :D Found lots of inspiratons here, though!
    E

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  5. Ooh, how beautiful! Good for you for trying something totally new, Tracy! I think your first mixed media project turned out beyond fabulous! LOVE the rich textured background with the multi-colors, and love the doodled lettering. Fabulous coloring job on that sweet image, too.
    Your daughter sounds like mine. She's very artsy, too, but into totally different things than me. She also loves to paint and draw, and she's taken up crochet, also. :)

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  6. Wow what a fabolous creation Tracy,bet your daughter loved it!!
    XXX Heidy

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  7. Wow tracy! What a lovely notebook :) Love it!! I hope that when I have kids, they are creative like me! So great to create something togheter :)
    Hgs Annekeu

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  8. Words fail me ... this is one amazingly fabulous piece of art ... truly magnificent!

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  9. Gorgeous! I love doing messy art but my projects don't end up looking as lovely as this!! Fabulous colours, background, all of it - and perfect image choice too :)

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  10. YAY!! It's fabulous, my friend!! Did you wear gloves? lol Have you started another one yet? It's my favorite kind of mixed media...happy! So often they're dark and gloomy once they're finished! More please! :o)

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  11. This is STUNNING Tracy. I love how all the colours blend together..Loz

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  12. Tracy, you did a GREAT job with mixed media! I haven't tried it yet. Love your Mo's image! You cut out those strands of hair? So cute!
    Really nice project.
    Kim

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  13. WOAH! This rocks!!! I absolutely love it...how amazing..the background looks fantastic and the whole is rocking. I am too scared to try this but you have absolutely done an amazing job tracy! :)

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  14. Fabulous altered notebook, Tracy! Terrific job on the mixed media! I'm too scared to try it! I'm sure your daughter will love this!

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  15. I've been seeing the mixed media projects around. Yes I do see all the texture and love all the different elements. So cool!

    Hugs,
    Anitra

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  16. Oh this must definitely be you in your craftroom Tracy! I can see you crafting and creating just like this sweet little lady here. Amazing, crafting holds no secrets from you my friend, love your project!! Hugs, Ira
    irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

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  17. This is stunning Tracy. I adore that image and the colours and textures you have used are wonderful

    Hugs Sue

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  18. Tracey this is fabulous! What an amazing first attempt. I can't wait to see the projects you create in the coming months! Thanks for sharing this stunning project with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions!
    Hugz,
    Chana

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  19. This is ADORABLE and I just loooove the letters :) Thanks for joining us over at ABAC :)

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  20. This is amazing, Tracy!! For your first attempt, you rocked it!! Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

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  21. What a fabulous art journal - it Will provide lots of inspiration! Thanks for joining us at {PIN}spirational Challenges!

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  22. It's fantastic that you got rerouted to make this instead. As a mother of crafters, this is such a tremendous idea and I can't tell you how much I adore that image. It's perfect for what you've materfully created here. :)
    I bet your DD is beaming!
    Nice job there Mom, browine points for you.

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  23. Wow! Gorgeously cute for a 1st attempt. It looks like a pro did it. Wonderful work! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Music, Dance or Any of the Arts” Challenge!

    Kath
    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz
    http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

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  24. A wonderfuly constructed card lots to look at and great colours
    Thanks for taking part in the Kaboodle Doodles challenge and very good luck
    Janet

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  25. Hey Tracy! What a fun altered journal...I just love making these! And this is so pretty...I love all of the patterns. And I just decided, I need this Mo image for my art teacher!! Thanks for the fabulous inspiration once again!! Hugs. Pat Frank

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  26. What a fabulous project. I just love this Artsy notebook. Your daughter is going to love it. Isn't it fun using all those different mediums..

    Hugs~

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  27. This is just a perfect art book for your daughter. So pretty. Love all the colors.

    Hugs
    Debbie

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  28. This is absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks for participating in the {PIN}spirational Challenge! Hope to see you again!!

    ~DEANNE~

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  29. What an beautiful project. Thanks for playing along at Jackson's Digital Expressions

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  30. LOVE the mixed media work on this project! Thanks for joining us on the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog!

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  31. Very useful project and just as cute and pretty as can be! Love the image and your coloring on this. Stunning!
    Thanks for joining us at {Pin}spirational Challenges!
    Lynn

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  32. Such an inspiring gift for your DD! Love the texture and colors in the background!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card Challenges!

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  33. Oh I'm sure your daughter just flipped over this Artzy journal for her creative thoughts & projects. You used some really cool techniques. I love the look of mixed media but have a problem getting my hands dirty. LOL I was just looking at a messy project online & told Frank there's no way I could get my hands that dirty. LOL I'm not really a prissy type person.......just don't like dirty hands. LOL
    Happy Huggies coming your way, sweetie!
    Sharron♥

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  34. Wow Tracey! That bug bite did something incredible! Your notebook is absolutely gorgeous! The colors are incredible too! Fantastic job!!

    Jessica
    http://www.anythingbutacard.com

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  35. Such a lovely journey, your creation for your daughter and it turned out so good, great job!

    hugs amanda

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  36. Oh my Tracy...what beautiful cards you have made while I have been on my holidays...you are amazing...
    Love this project, would love to make something like this, but I would need to borrow your brain lol!!
    Absolutely stunning!!
    Hugs,
    Marjorie
    xx

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  37. Oh wow, this is magnificent!! You look like an old pro! Love it and I am sure your daughter will treasure it always. I know where she gets her artsy talents from =)
    xx

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  38. AWESOME-NESS!!! I love the different lettering. I have not been so bold as to go beyond cards but this gives me inspiration! I love it! Thanks for playing with us at Jackson Digital Expressions!
    Emoniedezigns

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  39. The mixed media couldn't fit better to this wonderful image! Fantastic work, Tracy!

    Hugs, Anja

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  40. Oh, I bet your daughter just adores this! What a great image, too!

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  41. Tracy, this is AMAZING! Love every little detail! So very creative! Hugs

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  42. This is amazing! Love it! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize!
    Rene :D

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  43. What a fantastic book you've made for your Daughter! I totally love all the texture and colour you've incorporated - it gives your work such depth. If this is the first mixed media piece you've done, I can't wait to see your next one! Wonderful work and thank you so much for sharing it with us at ABAC's first challenge and I do hope you'll join us again.
    Juliax

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  44. Great journal! Thanks for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

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  45. I just love what you've done with this! Wonderful image and stunning colour!

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  46. I just love this Tracy!! It is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Bearly Mine! Laura x

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  47. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
    My entries are: #13, #53, # 117, #118, #119, #201, # 258 and # 279.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  48. Stunning creation! So lovely, fun & gorgeous - Thanks for the inspiration, too :)

    It's wonderful to have you play with us at {PIN}spirational Challenges!

    I welcome you to join the ANYTHING GOES challenge here: http://pinandtack.blogspot.com/2012/09/spark-your-creativity-now-challenge-1.html

    Lots of joy,
    Corrinne

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  49. Love your artsy smartsy Notebook!!a great project!! Thanks for joining us at BMC
    hugs
    laney

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  50. Oh my...I'm even more behind than I thought!! This is just too cute though! Wonderful coloring...she fits right in to that artsy paper! And, by the way...in our house it's 'artsy fartsy'! ;)

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  51. What a Stunning Project! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Jackson's Digital Expressions! Come back and Play with us again really soon!

    Many Blessings,
    Tina

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  52. Very CREATE'ive! I love your journal!

    Thank you for joining the Twisted Tuesday Challenge!

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  53. Wow!! Fantastic project! Love the details!! Such bright happy colors too! Thanks for participating at Twisted Tuesdays! :)

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  54. I love it! Great display of color. Thank you for sharing with us at JDE; good luck in the challenge.

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  55. If this is your first.....WOW can't wait to see the rest. Thank you for playing along and sharing your altered art with us at Jackson’s Digital Expressions!

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  56. Oh, how pretty! Love the way your notebook turned out! Thanks for playing along this week at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!

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  57. this is so cute! Great project! Thanks for playing at Twisted Tuesdays :)

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  58. This is a stunning work Tracy, a real piece of art! I love the background so much, really, amazing!

    I'm sure that your "Odette" card would be much better than mine, hun!

    Hugs, Franz.

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  59. Gorgeous Tracy! Its amazing, your daughter will love it, I will have to do something like this for my daughter, I have the image just need to colour her in.
    I love all the details in the background.
    Hugs
    Kat xx

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  60. I love this, Tracy! Your daughter must have loved it, too! It's just wonderful!

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  61. Fabulous Tracy a super image too Hugs Elaine

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  62. Tracy!! Awesome, Stunning. Love it as usual. I enjoy your inspiration.

    Hugz
    Kim

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  63. Awesome!! You are so creative Tracy...I wouldn't know where to start. Bet your daughter was chuffed to bits with it.
    Luv, Babs xo

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  64. gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge this week at My Mums Craft Shop!! Gemma :)

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  65. just loving the texture in the background on this project and your colouring is fabulous! Thanks for joining us on our debut challenge at Anything But A Card!

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