I went away for Spring Break for a week to Sedona Arizona. This amazing place is just four hours away from where I live...but I only go there once a year if I am lucky! While I was away the Kraaft Shaak announced their brand new Design Team and I was selected! YAY!!! It was the first time I have applied for a design team call out. I feel so comfortable with the warm and welcoming Kraafters Kommunity that I was able to overcome the fear and try! Thank you Heather Kraafter and Sandra Artfullymade for selecting me for this honor!
So when I returned home..my kit to use for my KS Design Team project was already here waiting for me to dive in! I received one of the new Mixed Media Kits from the Kraaft Shaak Store. The one I got is the Wooden Tray kit. It has a cute wooden tray for me to alter. Look for my first Kraaft Shaak Design Team post on Saturday, April 18th where I will have a 'step out' of how I altered this tray using some of the goodies in the kit! Oh my gosh look at all this stuff!
So while I was on my trip I remembered to take a few art supplies with me...and they were so fun to use when everyone else was sleeping in :) I made only three pages in my various journals in the seven day trip..but they were all fun and inspired by what I saw while in and around the Sedona area.
The first page is in my Documented Life Project for week 11. The challenge was about using Boarders. As you can see...I used a Native American inspired boarder around my page :) The page was done with water soluble crayons from Caran De' Ache, a Aquash water brush. and Posca pens.
The next page is for Journal52 week 11. The prompt was 'just write' If I had taken process pictures like I usually do, you could see better that the first layer was me doing free form writing around all the echo shapes I made with a stencil and my water soluble crayons. Then I drew a hawk I had seen while hiking over the that background layer. Then I blocked out the negative space with white acrylic paint. I found a cool poem about hawks to draw write on the top layer.
My last page is basically a watercolor painting with a bit of watery stenciling I did in my 'whatever' journal. I was very moved by an area we visited while hiking at Crescent Moon Ranch. In this place there is a great view of the cathedral rock formation while sitting on some smooth sandstone next to the trickling Oak Creek. People say this is one of the 'vortex' areas around Sedona. I again used my water soluble crayons and Aquash brush going over a few stencils as well as just coloring and painting.
Here is a photo of the actual place that inspired me.
Another fun surprise I had when I returned was some fantastic mixed media altered tags from a swap I did for March. The swap is offered in the G+ community called Creating and Sharing Mixed Media which is another very supportive community that I recommend. My swap partner for March just coincidentally happened to be one of my new KS Design Team members, Dana S. aka dapoppins! Look at these gorgeous tags!
Thank You Dana :) And a BIG Thank You to those who follow my ramblings here on this blog!