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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

My Inner Child Is In the Hood

Red for Created By Hand Craft Challenge and Creative Therapy. Joining in the Dia de los Muertos festivities with all of you meant more to me than I ever dreamed it would, and it helped put so many things into perspective. I enjoyed visiting all the other celebrations at Dia de Bloglandia and reading your stories about your loved ones. Today I feel grateful for the memories I have, and new my journal page is another celebration of memories. I made this page by layering a map, a magazine page, and some cigar box labels with an images from Collage Images Not For Posting. I used acrylic paint in layers of yellow, green, and blue and then hand-colored Little Red Riding Hood with Prismacolor pencils and acrylic paint. Then I added a chipboard letter and some doodling with a black Sharpie, a white gel pen, and a little more red paint. This was definitely a fun page, and I really enjoyed incorporating techniques that I learned from different journal artists, such as Nancy Baumiller, Kelly Kilmer, and Teesha Moore. If you've always wanted to try journaling, but didn't know how to get started, you can visit their blogs (by clicking on their names) for some wonderful tutorials and techniques.

21 comments:

Femmy said...

such a happy and cheerful card!! love it!!

Deborah March said...

Beautiful vivid colours...such a celebratory piece!

Kim Mailhot said...

It is such fun to gather techniques and try them out and see how they fit within what you already do or to do something totally outside your own box. I had that kind of fun with the videos that Teesha put on her blog last weekend. Her approach is very different from mine but I really loved her seeing her intuition at play.
Love the pen work on this piece. Gives it that Made by Alberta edge somehow !
You play good, Lady !;)

Terri Kahrs said...

Alberta, this is fun and playful! You can't help but smile! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Sandy said...

Wow this rock of colors.
Amazing piece of art. Love them.

NancyB said...

Damn! Terri took the words right outta my mouth! LOL Hugs to Terri!!! Very fun and colorful...what a wonderful journal page!! So cheerful!! Thank you for the mention! Your so sweet! xoxo

Pom Pom said...

I love Little Red! I posted about RED last night!

Yogi said...

very nice and I love the colors. So bright. Not colors I asociate with times gone by, but work well for your project.

Kelly Kilmer said...

You do gorgeous work, Alberta. Work that's from the heart too...

*jean* said...

oooo so different for you! i love all the color and the vibe...i wish you could come over and play at my house today....

*j*

peggy gatto said...

drop dead gorgeous!!!!!!!!!

BlueRidgeLady said...

What a jewel of a page!! So colorful, and happy! Gosh I just love it, and can tell you had such fun creating it!!

Christine said...

I like this so much. The colours are amazing!

Staci Danford said...

You colors always amaze me.. I just love the way you mix them together into something WOW..
Staci

joyfulploys said...

Great page as always!! I was just checking out Teesha Moore's videos last night. Thanks for sharing your process for making this page!
Mary

Amy said...

Your work always inspires me...I love the fun bright fun color's and cool doodle's..she is so cute

Marit said...

I had some catching up to do... and your post about your father is truly wonderful! Posts like that make blogsurfing worth while for me... learning and reading about other people's lives and get your own mind to think... I find it hard to find the right words in English, but I'm sure you'll understand what I mean. Thank you for sharing this!

Martina2801 said...

What a brilliant vibrant work, Alberta. Fantastic colours and design!

Alexandra said...

Wow what a great art work FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!

Alex

Heather Robinson said...

Oh Alberta, I hope you will forgive me. My computer at home will not let me load your blog so I have resorted to having a peek at it at work. Naughty me but I just couldn't stand to be away from it and you any longer. Love the title of this piece and the vividness of the colours you've used.

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