Friday, May 25, 2012

Just a Quote for Friday

I know I used this quote last week, but it's been on my mind a lot lately, so here it is again, in another context...

On the front cover of an art journal, altered for the "Your Living Canvas" class with Christy Tomlinson.  Actually, this was a brand new regular journal (lined pages inside) with a faux leather exterior in dark navy blue. I got it free at a legal expo.  It was sitting unused in a drawer for a couple of years.  I wasn't sure how well the paint would take, but I sanded the cover a bit before I painted and the paint adhered flawlessly!

the back cover.  I picked up some great finds at the thrift store last week - including a couple of sheet music books and a book called "Headlines - a collection of historical headlines from the Los Angeles Times" - what a treasure trove of mixed media stuff! And with the half price sale, I got the book for $1.50!

Entire cover opened out.  This is how it was the whole time I was working on it... hence the visual triangle (butterflies in circles) covering the whole spread... which of course makes no sense at all when the book is closed!  I also used a lot of rub-ons sent to me by blog friends when I started in mixed media last year. That was so fun!  Do you recognize anything you sent me???

I made this butterfly embellishment out of modeling paste - one of the new tricks taught in Christy's class this week.

Usually when I am doing mixed media projects, there is a gift recipient in mind. I rarely keep a project for myself. To say that the photos of this project don't do it justice would be an understatement. I LOVE the way this journal turned out.  And I'll be using it for this class to capture my thoughts in art journaling. So excited!

12 comments:

Sian said...

I guess what makes a good quote is that it's willing to stick around! I am delighted this one is for you - after all the beautiful pieces you pass out, you absolutely deserve one to keep

Ginger said...

Ohhh Cheri! This is beautiful :) I take by looking at your work you are really enjoying the class.

I know I sent you some stuff last year - but I can't remember exactly what (I know there were butterflies :)I can barely remember what I put on the last layout I created!! Have a great weekend.

Karen said...

No wonder you're pleased. This is stunning!

Kara Monroe said...

Cheri - this is gorgeous. I hope you enjoy Christy's class. I love her work, but I find her classes don't work for my style since I take a long time to work through the content in them. I look forward to watching your work. I especially love that modeling paste butterfly. The quote is fabulous!

Amy said...

It really is fantastic, I love the aqua base for the background, all your other colours just pop from the page.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Cheri,
This is stunning! I love the colors - so bright and pretty.
Rinda

Cheryl said...

WOW, this is *gorgeous*, Cheri! I'm so glad you're keeping it for yourself.

Alison said...

Gorgeous!-glad you're keeping it for yourself!
Alison xx

scrappyjacky said...

It is truly stunning,Cheri....I'm glad you're keeping it for yourself.

Rebekah said...

Wow, these are beautiful pages Cheri! Awesome!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

This is just gorgeous, Cheri. If I hadn't received that lovely canvas from you this week I might be a little jealous of your journal cover. :o)

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

PS: I hope you took photos of my canvas before you sent it to me. ;o)