It's Simple Things time again, and we've been working on the latest prompt, how the word inspires us, and what it sends us off to our craft spaces to produce.
Hiya Claire here, with my interpretation of Create.
This is my favourite page that I have made so far in this project,
I stamped this Stampotique image onto some Canvas (the stamp is called The Crafter)
I also found a Tim Holtz stamp that I did not know I owned that says.... Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. So that also got stamped onto some fabric. I also came across some KI memories stamps all related to creating, that I had forgotten I owned (I'm noticing a theme here)
I used a Sassafrass Lass stamp to create the border & Thickers for the title. I have ripped up the dictionary definition for this one & attached it to the bottom corner of the page with a brad... why? because I like Tim's definition better :D
Have fun Creating...
Hi, Debbie here with my interpretation of the word create. I couldnt find any quotes that I personally liked so I decided to make this page one which shows the things I like to use in scrapbooking at the moment.
I started off by using a mask to paint some white acrylic butterflies, and then when dry I lightly brayered over lime green and pale blue ink.
The bird was cut out in cardstock and inked and stamped. The embellies (wings and butterflies) were made from utee, using my own moulds.
Dolly here with my Create page.
I am sticking witht he theme of flowers and nature for my album and to some extent this month was the easiest and most obvious. The flower I chose this month has to be one of the most outrageous.
I couldn't get the phrase 'creation' out of my mind for this word and so began to search for a quote that said what I wanted.
I used bright papers to echo the showiness of the Psssion flower
Although it is a digital page, now it is printed out it looks very very dimensional.
I have to say I am loving this year long project and am staggered by the different ways everyone is takling it and interpreting it.
Our reader, Cal, from Clearing the Brambles, continues with her loo roll tag book.
Last month her pages for Honesty looked like this:
and she said
" I opted for all journalling again on the tag - to remind me of a valuable lesson I learned about being honest. For my cover I used a green shimmer mist over paint. The photo doesn't pick up the shimmer well, but it's there! That combined with the glitzy Thickers shows how I think honesty is precious."
And then this month, when she saw the word CREATE, she said:
"Wow! There is an amazing amount of depth and meaning behind that one little word. I felt a little restricted by my chosen project format this month (the loo roll tag book) BUT decided to embrace the whole point of this project and get down what meaning I could in my words, colours, paper etc. I am continuing to LOVE this wonderful project!"
Thanks Cal, we love that you are joining in with us all!
Hello, Eleanor here, with my favourite formal outfit for a smart occasion (I just love that red top-stitching on the black trousers):
I've always liked dressmaking, and made many outfits for my children as they were growing up. I still make myself new skirts each summer, aprons and bags too.
Combine that with my 45 year love affair with dress up dolls, and the word of the month, CREATE, and I came up with my quilt square this month. It's a stitched doll with a collection of clothes of printed cotton and felt, and wigs too. Girl or boy, long hair or short, and I can add to them as I have time, and more scraps of material.
(I'll have to make an extra quilt square as a wardrobe, or maybe a backpack, or a suitcase, watch this space...)
I used the basic doll shape from a cricut cartridge, (but I think I would design my own next time. Next time? teehee) outlined in back stitch, and the clothes are all backed with felt (either co-ordinating or contrasting) and topstitched so they can be used on the reverse as well.
My creation this month shows my love of creating clothing, and is part of my art quilt creation, and fits the theme of CREATE.
And it was great fun to make.
Hi from Caz!
I am once again humbled by the abolutely awesome work of my teamies. Aren't they a talented bunch :)
My CREATE page.
I loved creating a background of text, and plan to use this technique on scrapping pages too. You know one thing i've learnt while learning to art journal, is that this is a great format to try out new things. I think if I have tried a stamped 12x12 background I would have been totally overwhelmed by the size.
Thanks for visitng :)
Hi, Mandy here...
This month I got inky & messy in the spirit of 'creating'....
I needed to use lots of watered down PVA glue, applied with a big brush...
I really enjoyed ripping the dressmakers tissue and pieces of medical tape, layering up lots of texture. I found that I really needed to be liberal with the glue as it soaked into the interfacing base like a sponge!
Once totally dry I applied a coat of Gesso...
This is how the page looked once dry...
Then I got to work with Glimmer Mist & Cosmic Shimmer spray...
I used small dominoes (drilled with a 2mm teeny drill bit) for the title 'Create'. I inked them with Alcohol Ink...
Then used rub-ons ...
I strung the dominoes with beads onto copper wire and sewed the wire to the page.
I also sewed a vertical row of beads down the left hand side of the page too ontop of the row of felt triangles. Again using copper wire.
This fabric book has a famous quote for each monthly word and the quote I chose for this month said...
"Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual."
By Arthur Koestler (novelist).
This sums up how I feel at the moment about getting more messy with the things I'm creating.
I printed my quote onto canvas and sprayed it with Glimmer Mist & inked the edges. I hung the tag, and finally attatched the base page into the actual fabric book with staples.
Hi all Michelle here with my take on the word CREATE to add to my little treasure chest of Simple Things.
Whenever I get 'stuck' with my creativity I look to my books, of which I have quite a few!!! As this is so often my point to spark creativity I thought about how I could condense this idea enough to fit inside my treasure chest of goodies and came up with a flash card idea. I use angel cards sometimes to answer questions and this is simply a pack of cards with messages on them and that seemed the perfect way to house my 'create' flash cards.
I made a card box and decorated it with an altered playing card and bits and pieces including a quote stamp from my pack of 'art quotes' invoke art stamps .... perfect for this project!
I then set about altering some more playing cards using my trusty mail file and alcohol inks. I added the music paper to continue the theme of the front of the card box.
On some of the cards I have used more of my art quote stamps.
And on others I have used black and white portraits of some of the artists that inspire me and added a coloured transparency of a piece of their work over the top, creating a layered collage. I then cold laminated each card to protect them and also to disguise them so I really don't know which card I am picking!
The result a pack of cards that I can turn to to kick off my creativity in the moments when the mojo won't play :)
I love seeing how all the creative girls have interpreted this months word and love seeing how this project is growing for all of us ... why not play along and show us what you CREATE!
Love M x
This coming month we will be working on our new word
See you soon.