Saturday, February 21, 2015

It's All About the Love - Make Art Challenge

Hello everyone crafty! Did you know there is a new challenge blog called Make Art??? It's based on all things Wendy Vecchi, one of my favorite people in the crafting industry. This month the challenge is "Hearts", the universal symbol for love. Gotta love that!!! And to top off that love of Wendy Vecchi goodness, The Funkie Junkie Boutique is sponsoring the challenge with a $25 gift certificate to the online store, to a random participant.
If you read my last Bella Crafts post about Uptown Funk, then you know I recently decided to start a new art journal using the theme of music that I love. I needed a wonderful cover for my journal, so I thought this challenge would be perfect to get it going.
I decided to get a background going on the cover by using Wendy's new technique, Splattered Plaster. The lady is genius, and her knack for playing with products always breeds new and wonderful techniques...she is the best! 
Yummy...don't you love that Splattered Plaster look?!! I filled in the areas not covered with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, and then misted with water.
Then came Art Parts...my legos! I tried the Faux Graniteware Technique of Wendy's too, on the heart. I also adhered some sheet music to the wings, and inked the words with Jet Black.
Love that Speckled Stamp!
I added some stenciling with Wendy's new Alphabets Stencil, and some stamping from some very old music stamps in my stash...all using Jet Black. I inked the edges of the journal with it too, and then gave the whole cover a coat of Ranger's Gloss Multi Medium, and then stuck the heart and words on. The cover totally looks like an old piece of wood...I LOVE it!!!
 
 
 
I hope you join in on the fun...I know all of you have a 'heart'!!!!


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I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

18 comments:

  1. Hi Anita x .....love the fabulous background you have created suing WV techniques. Great colours and your heart just sits there perfectly.

    Sending huge hugs Annie xx

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  2. Anita, Wendy retweeted this post! I saw her graniteware at CHA but have'nt tried it yet, love how your journal turned out, I need to try this the effect is awesome

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  3. What a stunning art journal cover, Anita! Love the techniques you combined and that heart is SO gorgeous! Will check out the challenge blog! Happy Weekend!

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  4. Great collage with such nice details Anita!
    Have a nice weekend, Alie :-)

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  5. Looking terrific Anita! This exudes great happiness and movement. You'll have me up dancing next! Nicola x

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  6. The colours look so amazing in the background - love that winged heart floating around in all the music!!
    Alison xx

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  7. So pretty! Your backgrounds are always amazing!

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  8. Wow!!!! This is truly a work of art! Love it

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  9. That is so gorgeous! The background & the heart look amazing.

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  10. You have really mastered that plastered background Anita, it looks fabulous and so does your gorgeous heart. It will be a joy to pick up and use this wonderful journal - and like Lisa above says, it is truly a work of art! Off to pin this beauty... Hugs, Anne xx

    PS - I get to see Wendy this year, here in the UK, so looking forward to it!!!

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  11. I love it! What a perfect way to do a journal cover. Amazing and beautiful!

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  12. That's a fabulous cover, Anita!!!!

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  13. I'm so glad she chose Splattered Plaster instead of 'curdled' for the technique title (gagging)....
    I would just like to say that when my in-laws came to visit our brand new built home and decided to tear the towel rack out of the wall, I too splattered plaster and it looked absolutely nothing like this sensational piece of artwork you've made here. Thanks for the wonderful Monday morning inspiration with WV's new technique. As always, I dig your groovy brain.
    hugs to you chica,
    Lisa

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  14. Gorgeous texture , love your creation with Wendy Vecchi's splatter plaster technique.

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  15. This is a beautiful journal cover..how delightful.I love the background wow. I always love your art.
    hugs

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  16. LOVE how you've altered the outside of your Inky Art Journal, Anita!! It's fabulous!! Love the WV background technique you've used--it was a mess on your craft sheet, but look at what it did to your AJ cover--AWESOME! The flying heart is the perfect centerpiece! Hope you share some of the pages you create! Thanks for sharing! Good luck at the challenge!! XOXO-Shari

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  17. That background is awesome! Love it! and I love the idea for this journal, too...can't wait to see what makes it inside the pages! xo

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  18. Of course! A WONDERFUL funky cover and I am in LURVE with that background! Jenny x

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