Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda had a booth at the Scrapbook Expo I attended last year, and I bought some stamps I think will be great for art journaling. They have very unique rubber stamp designs, and I've recently discovered they also have a challenge blog - yay! This card from Fiona Bradley was so perfect for the orange and yellow prompt, I just used the same Stampin' Up! design she used:
stamp set - Flourishing Phrases; ink - Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight; Stampin' Write marker - Pumpkin Pie; card stock - Whisper White
Crazy Rebecca at Dances With Pit Bulls is doing her second year of #DWPB100ThingsChallenge. The rules are pretty simple - make 100 things with the craft supplies you already own before you buy any more! I needed a little book in which to record my 100 things, so my thing number one is these paper-napkin-covered journals made of flattened toilet paper roll tubes:
Thing number two is a sign for Rebecca to use in her YouTube videos. I don't want to post it before she sees it; if I remember I'll show you later, although it's not really all that special - just some clip art I copied and pasted, with a fun font, on metallic card stock.
Thing number three is a junk journal page for a swap - another new thing I've gotten involved with this year:
And then thing number four is a postcard for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge I've just started following. This week they're looking for crowns & wings - I added a bit of fun & fantasy:
stamp sets - Lucky Elephant (retired), Favorite Thoughts (retired), Extreme Elements (retired), Timeless Textures, Touches of Texture; ink - Pineapple Punch, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Tangerine Tango, Peekaboo Peach, Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry, Strawberry Slush (retired), Lemon Lime Twist, Island Indigo, Wild Wasabi, Rose Red, Hello Honey (retired); card stock - Whisper White and Wisteria Wonder; punch - Pretty Label; Big Shot with Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die (retired) and White Tea Lace paper doilies (retired)
This is the first postcard I've ever made from scratch. In retrospect I think I probably should have coated it, and possibly also added a second layer of card stock. I mailed it in an envelope, though, so it will arrive safely in spite of my oversights.