Wednesday, February 18, 2015

I Would Shave My Legs For You! - WOYWW # 298

Hello Friends and Desk Hoppers :)

It is once again Wednesday and time to run around the Internet visiting desks all around the world. If you think that sounds fun don't hesitate to hop on over to Stamping Ground and check it out. Today my desk is a disaster!  I have been playing catch up for all the art things I committed to...Lifebook, DLP, Journal52, 365 Days, etc. I got a bit behind so I have been creating like crazy!


Once of the projects I just finished is my week 7 page for Journal52. The prompt was Valentines. I was thinking about a tag I made for my swap partner for February with the same theme. When I made this tag I was gigglesnorting the whole time (It is a thing!) Then when my person posted the tag a few days ago I gigglesnorted some more! So, I decided I wanted to keep a version for myself and so my Journal52 art journal seemed like the perfect synchronicity.


As I started out my page I didn't have the photo of the tag (found it on my phone after I was done) so I couldn't remember what I did. So I just went with my favorite stand by...collage layering. I used whatever was close by my hand ..as in scraps on my desk. I didn't think about it really..just got out my liquid medium and went to town.


My usual next step of this process would be to even out the layers of collage by brayering white gesso or another acrylic over the top...but I decided instead to use my Gelli plate. I went with 2 colors of pink and then white on the plate and then ran my favorite heart wheel stamp over the plate to make a pattern in it (remember wash that acrylic off your stamps right away!)


Before the acrylic dried I went over the 3 deli paper hearts and removed some of the paint as I wanted those to be eventually part of the design.


Next I was thinking I had used some rectangles on the original tag, so I got out my rectangle stencil and put on some texture paste through it using a palette knife.


While that was drying, I sketched my figure on the opposite side of the page. I painted over her with white gesso and then added color to her using water soluble crayons and blending with acrylic paint. Then I went over the lines again with a black paint marker.


Next I added my saying in the top heart and then went all scribble crazy with my black and white paint pens. To finish off I added some black ink around the edges with a sponge and also drug my pink ink pad across the raised areas of the texture paste. Then I added a bit of stamping using a dark purple ink.


Here are some close ups :)


I hope you enjoyed my project. Leave me a comment if you did!
<3 Shel

60 comments:

  1. Brilliant page, Shel! I love it as much as the tag! I enjoyed the walkthrough of your process as well. That heart stamp roller is awesome! Thanks for the new word too! "gigglesnorting" haha! zsuzsa #25

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    1. Thanks Zsuzsa :) After I found the photo of the tag..I see the girl on it had a much more sassy attitude..lol

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  2. Happy WOYWW. I am loving your artwork - the colours/textures/fab sketching ..... If you are not a professional, then you should be! Ali x #43

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    1. Thank you so much Ali :) No, I am not a professional but maybe someday I will play one..lol

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  3. Amazing! I love the colors and the details of your miniature figure. Happy WOYWW!

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  4. I love both of the pieces they are great layouts, thank you for sharing I so love the colours you have used. Have a wonderful week crafting.

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Eliza & Yoda #2

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    1. Thank you Eliza and your adorable kitty ;) I had fun doing them.

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  5. Lovely pink page! I just had a challenge stress at the beginning of this week, because the weekend flew by unexpectidle without normal crafty time... So horrid! I always have trouble with collage...but perhaps I would find it easier, if I told myself I'll cover it all up with gesso and paints :)
    Thanks for your visit
    Kristiina #10

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    1. Thanks Kristina :) Yes, the beauty of mixed media is that you always can cover up what you don't like and then say.." its layering!" :)

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  6. Wow! Amazing collage! Love your term "gigglesnorting". Made me do it when I read your post! Thanks for popping by! Happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #51

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    1. Thanks Carol..lol..see? gigglesnorting is a thing!

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  7. Ooo, I looked at the page and thought, "how fab!"... then I read through your description of making it - now I think "How Extremely, Very Fab!" WOW!

    (ps. "gigglesnorting" doesn't sound very elegant, but it sure sounds fun!)

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    1. Thank you Lizzie :) I love doing the step outs...I hope they inspire someone to try something..lol

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  8. I love watching the "process" - thanks! And the tag truly is priceless! Thanks for visiting! Lindart #55 (PS- the hearts on my card are actually raised, each one a little higher than the last. So the shading is natural!)

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    1. Thank you Linda and I thought that card was really cool :)

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  9. Is 'gigglesnorting' in the dictionary? If not it should be - what a super word. Sums the action up perfectly.
    Love the page you crated and thanks for the step by step demonstration - might pinch some of those ideas.
    Hugs, Neet 26 xx

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    1. Hmm..I am guessing not in the dictionary but maybe it can make it to the urban one if we all use it..lol..thanks for stopping by and feel free to use whatever :)

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  10. That is so pretty what a lot of detail went into making your page up :) and the pliers are beading ones somehow they always are in use on my desk used them yesterday after I took apart my computer and had to bend back a tab had to vacuum out out the fans, with all the dust from the house reno it sounds clogged. (it was around 12:30 here) when I lucked out on getting number 1 btw

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    1. Ah...ok..not for paper crafting and just a useful item. That computer adventure sounds tiring lol. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my page and lucky you with the #1 :)

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  11. Love it! I'm with you, the saying is gigglesnort worthy! So much went into making your piece--so much detail and layers and it was all worth it in the end! Judy #57

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    1. Thanks so much Judy :) That saying just sums up my idea of romance lol

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  12. What a great new word! Gigglesnorting. Very descriptive.
    Your page is gorgeous! I love it. And of course the sentiment is hilarious!
    Thank you for stopping by earlier,
    God bless,
    Lisca#24

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    1. Thank Lisca..I am still gigglesnorting just thinking about saying that to some guy lol

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  13. thanks for the step outs. i'm not sue i love anyone that much! gigglesnort!
    thanks for visiting, and yes I find lots of uses for my confetti!

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    1. Thanks Robyn :) I do love doing step outs.

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  14. Fabby. I love the colours and it's nice to see how it progressed.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #29

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    1. Thanks Sue :) It will be the last pinkish redish purpleish for awhile..that color pallette is played out til maybe past October :P

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  15. Nope I ain't shaving my legs for anyone it's to cold. The wooly tights are on and so is my passion killer vest
    Lynn 23

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    1. LOL...more gigglesnorting...I can see you standing there is just the tights and vest shaking your head nope nope nope...lol

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  16. Wow lots of fun colors and pretty design. Thanks for sharing your photos. And thanks for the visit. Enjoy a great day

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  17. Love the colors and all the texture in your pieces.

    Thank you for visiting my blog earlier and for the nice comments.

    Happy Woyww,

    Sandy #46

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    1. Thank you :) I love to visit everyone if I can..I am so snoopy when it comes to desks! lol

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  18. A gorgeous piece of artwork! Thanks for sharing the process. That was very interesting.
    Thank you for your earlier visit!
    Hugs
    Gabriele 19

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  19. Shel, I love all those projects on your desk.PINK!!Such a gorgeous colour.Love that sentiment, and spied those choc Smarties on your desk.Life would be very sad without our little choc treats eh?
    Thanks for lovely comment on my blog
    JudyX

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    1. Oh Judy..you are very observant. Yes...creating requires a bit of chocolate in the studio! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  20. Hi Shel, I know just how you feel with all that to do. I have got to the stage where I use a calendar to make sure I complete everything on time Lol!
    Thanks for the visit and hope you have a productive week, Angela x 34

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    1. Thank you Angela :) Currently I have a list clipped to my shelf and am enjoying crossing each thing off lol. A calendar might be more useful though ...well except I would have to doodle on it and paint it and make it pretty which would be another project lol.

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  21. Great journal page and thanks for sharing the process.
    I know exactly what you mean by gigglesnorting...I was doing that on skype last week with another blogger!!
    Hugs
    Hettie 54
    xx

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    1. Thanks Hettie :) Oh my I can imagine what that conversation was about on skype LOL

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  22. Thanks so much for sharing how you did it. I often see beautiful things WOYWW'ers do and wonder how they do it. I was giggle snorting at your post too ;) The colours really pop on your page, just love it and the tag.
    Have a great week,
    Von #5

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    1. Thanks so much Von :) I like sharing and hope what I say inspires either more art or more gigglesnorting. We can never get enough of either lol

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  23. So fabulous!! I love that you gigglesnort!!! Would love to hear it! heeheehee

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    1. Thanks Jackie...but I don't think you really want to hear it..not a pretty sound lol

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  24. I love that word...think we should all gigglesnort at least twice daily :-) I love your artwork too.
    Thanks for calling by at mine and for your lovely comments.
    Hugs,
    Annie x # 22

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    1. Thanks for coming by Annie :) More gigglesnorting for everyone would be delightful lol

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  25. Clever page and I like seeing the steps to your creative process. Gigglesnort had me in a cackle. LOL. Have a lovely week.
    sandra de @3

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    1. Thanks so much Sandra De for coming by and gigglesnorting with me!

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  26. Love the tag - very funny - and I loved seeing your creative process. Oh, and I loved the phrase 'gigglesnort' - very expressvie! Hope you have a great week,
    Diana #63

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  27. Enjoyed your colorful project...the message on your tag and the clear image I have in my inner thinking...of you 'gigglesnorting'...with no one around...in your little studio. :) :) :)

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  28. Love the tag and how great to see the various steps in making the journal page.

    Thanks for visiting my desk already
    Kyla #13

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    1. Thank you Kyla for visiting and liking :)

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  29. Giggle, giggle..ohmy, I love that phrase and it's worth copying so I totally understand you used it on a page for yourself! Thanks for stopping at my blog last week. I'm wayyy late with my visits (but at least all the housekeeping work that I was whining about last week is done, YAY!) Happy belated woyww and a hug from Holland, Marit #39

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    1. Thanks Marit :) I am glad that nasty tidy up is over with and you can get on with doing some great crafting now!

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  30. Cool page and tag. Snickering giggling and maybe a snort or two......fab saying. But you really mustn't put yourself out on our account. tehe Thanks for the earlier visit! Happy WOYWW! Nan G with a late visit this week. I'll be smiling all day thinking of this post. Mmmmwwwaaahhhh

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Thank you for your comments. I read every one :)