Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Live Show May 30th Repurposed Tin Canister ( Upcycle)

Join Ann live May 30th 2013 at 2pm EST as I show you how to repurpose a tin canister to something you can be proud to display as home decor or regift with a french theme. Click on the video screen below to view the live show.  You can watch live at http://craftylink.com/group/tuesday-schmoozeday/forum/topics/may-30th-repurposed-tin-canister-upcycle It's FREE to join and watch and also chat and ask questions live while the show is going on.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Mixed Media Art Journal Cloth/Paper Quilt

Hello wonderful members, as I was surfing the net I came across a wonderful website called fineartamerica.com I was intrigued at a piece of art they have for sale there called paper quilting. I started to think how wonderful it is when a community comes together to create a spectacular piece of art that has many hands and thoughts and energy involved. So why not us!! :) 
This is my vision... I would like us all to become a oneness,  creating 6"x 6" pieces of mixed media art with a theme every 2 weeks to send to one another on a piece of cloth or paper. The type of cloth or paper is completely up to you, just remember the ultimate result is being able to attach the pieces together to create a wall quilt. 
I have given a sample of inspiration below from the fineartamerica.com website. This piece of art just struck my whole inner being and I feel that art is just that, inspiration to others! I do not want to us to copy this piece of art, rather use it as inspiration for our own mixed media journal quilt wall display. 
I am VERY excited about this project and I know you will be too! What a wonderful way for us to have a piece of one another's art as a display of energy! This is how it will work... The first 2 weeks the theme will be GRATITUDE. on a piece of 6" x 6" piece of cloth or paper we will journal whatever comes to mind and soul for the word Gratitude. We will send out pieces out ( like a swap) to one another until we all have enough pieces to create our keepsake mixed media art journal quilt. Please click on this link to take you to this wonderful Journey http://craftylink.com/group/creatiqueness-break-through-the-silence/forum/topics/art-journal-paper-quilt
INSPIRATION PHOTO ONLY Courtesy of fineartamerica.com 

Friday, April 26, 2013

FREE GIVEAWAY for an upcycled plastic bottle and Tshirt belt

Leave a comment below the video and your name will be added to the giveaway by the random name picker. Thank you :)

Monday, April 22, 2013

Mixed Media Post Card Swap

Hello all you swap fans... It's time to get your mixed media on and let's swap some post cards. Traditionally post cards measurements are 4x6 and 5x7. You can use whatever measurements you wish to create and send your post card. Please make TWO postcards to swap. You will be sending out TWO mixed media postcards. The dealine for this swap is May 13, 2013.

Please go to http://craftylink.com/group/art-exchanges-and-swaps/forum/topics/mixed-media-post-card-swap for further details and sign up.

Savvy Upcycle May

Hi everyone, Hope the spring is bringing you blooming flowers and wonderful skies!! I wanted to drop you all a line letting you know what's coming up in the next 4 weeks. I am hosting a "Savvy Upcycle" 4 weeks worth of projects challenge. Each week I will post a mini video of that weeks project challenge using items that we take for granted and toss in the trash ( some recycled). It's a lovely way to get a jump start on gifting giving and having something around for those last minute gift needs, or just to enjoy for yourself!

Click on this link to take you to the weekly project line-up

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Scrap Paper Tag Swap, upcycled fun!

Need a way to use up some of those scrap pieces of paper you have laying around, then this is the swap for you! Create any sized tag you wish using scrap pieces of paper and other embellishments if you wish. Decorate it as you see fit. **Easy Peasy swap**
Requirements: 50% of your tag has to be created with scraps ( left overs) it does not have to be completely scrap paper, you can use scrap ribbon, scrap lace, scrap material etc etc. 
Date of Swap: April 18th 2013 through May 1st 2013. 

Friday, April 12, 2013

Blast from the Past school day art

This is a fun and creative place to bring back all those old memories, Blast from the past days when art was something magical and we ate most of our supplies! lol Come join us as we remember some of those old techniques that we still use today in our art projects as we create fun and exciting art. Every Thursday at 2pm EST. A link will be given in the chat area right before the event. Joining is Free, so bring your giggles, and days gone by memories and join in on the fun! http://craftylink.com/group/creatiqueness-break-through-the-silence scroll down to the Discussion and click. 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Altered Book Page Challenge

Hi everyone, This weeks challenge is to take a page from a book, it can be any kind of book you wish, a regular book, a magazine page, a map page, whatever you wish and do an altered art journal page on it. You can do anything you wish to it to make it yours! color it, paint it, ink it, stamp it, collage it, whatever you wish to do with it. Below are some inspiration pieces that other people have done that will give you an idea and or a direction. For the week of April 11, 2013 to April 18, 2013. http://craftylink.com/group/creatiqueness-break-through-the-silence/forum/topics/altered-book-page-challenge

Layering and Texture art

This is a form of using layering and texture in an art piece. I will be hosting a class on how to do this very soon at http://craftylink.com/group/creatiqueness-break-through-the-silence Come on by and get signed up for FREE so you don't miss out on all the fun art educational material.