While my friend, Carolyn, and I were at CREATE Chicago together we had an idea. I could explain it to you, but instead, here is a poem that Carolyn's fabulous husband wrote for us to explain it to you...our hope is to inspire you and show you how we both use the same elements to make something completely different.
Artsy Fartsy Friendly Fun
A story of friends, two young artists at heart
Inspired together, though so far apart
Maria just loved to Believe Dream Create
A Colorful Journey was Carolyn’s fate
They arted their artiness each other week
And found that a challenge is what they would seek
So then they decided that it would be fun
To both do a challenge -- and do the same one!
A painting palooza! A stencil sensation!
A wonderful, colorful, co-llaberation!
The challenge was chosen and neither could wait
To see what their wonderful friend would create
The paint started flying; the spray-ink did too
And stencils and pencils and glitter and glue
And when it was over, I’m sure you can guess
That one thing that both of them made was a mess
A beautiful mess, which is how you can know
You’re properly using your art studio
So please check it out, because now that they’re done
It’s artsy and fartsy and friendly and fun!
We each bought the Dancing Girls Stencil from Coffee Break Designs and our idea came alive!
Then two more elements were added.
Carolyn added ribbon and I added music...
As you can see from the above photo, I decided to re-purpose an old book for my journal for these challenges. I used some Golden Gesso and then painted the page blue. With the Crafter's Workshop Layered Beads Stencil by Balzar Design's I sprayed the page with spray ink from Lindy's Stamp Gang.
Next, I cut a piece of patterned music paper into a circle and using the Coffee Break Design's Dancing Girls Stencil as a mask instead of a stencil, I randomly placed each of the girls around the circle.
I then hand cut a circle into the paper and added some ribbon (which I will be talking about in a future post) to the main base so that it would show through.
I then used the Dancing Girls Stencil as a actual stencil with black paint to put a focal image into the circle.
After adhering the music paper to the base page I again used the Layered Beads Stencil to add the red circles around the image. I used some masking tape on the stencil so I only got the images I wanted.
Then, for me, the fun began--the details. This is the part I love to do the most.
I hope you enjoyed how I used my supplies.
Please leave me a comment if you enjoyed it and would like to see more of these challenges with Carolyn.
She has her project all ready for you.
Please go HERE and see the fun she had with the challenge.