Ink in a Blink

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Creating quick and easy art is one of my goals for daily creativity.  I like being able to do something, even if I only have 15 minutes.  I’ve said it before, prepainted backgrounds are AWESOME.  I love creating backgrounds. I personally think it is one of my strengths.  Having a few pages ready to go, helps me to get in a little creativity in a little time.  I can just open my journal and doodle, paint, color…whatever I decide.

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Last night, I did a quick ink doodle.  Afterall, it is Inktober!  Inktober, is a challenge to artists to draw with ink each day during the month of October.  Now, I cannot promise that I will use ink only but when I do create  I typically have ink included.  These 30 day challenges are meant to keep you practicing and improving.

blossom inktober

Do you use ink on your creations?

Come Embrace your ART Daily with me in October!  Join me in the Embrace Your Art Facebook Group, share your work and be inspired by others.

Embrace your art, free your soul.


Mosaic Flowers Art Journal Page


Mosaic Flowers Art Journal Page.

Last night was another artsy, awesome time.  We made another great art journal page.   If you missed the Art Journal Party you missed a night of laughter, fun and creativity!

I want to thank everyone that came out to create with me.  I truly enjoyed making mosaics with you.   I hope you did too! Here, I share the wonderful, art journal page we created!

Supplies used:   download, decoarts acrylics, PITT Pens, Montana Paint Marker

About this page:   We are still following the prompts of Journal 52.  This week’s prompt is mosaic.   For the page I provided a cool download to paint, cut and turn into cool mosaic flowers!

Ideas to note:  

  • Find inspiration EVERYWHERE.  This was inspired by a flower stamp.
  • Create a mosaic look by cutting shapes apart and piecing together.
  • Add shading to make elements, “pop.”
  • Use your own handwriting for a personal touch.
  • Don’t miss my next Art Party,  Wednesday, October 22!  REMEMBER WE ARE NOW ON USTREAM!  SIGN UP HERE FOR A REMINDER!
  • If you missed the night, you can watch the replay here: 

Keep crafting with me!

Questions and comments are cheered!!!
Embrace your art,

SOC Blog Hop Winners!

Thank you beautiful people for visiting my blog and celebrating the 10th Anniversary of SOC with me and the wonderful ladies of Scraps of Color!

It is now my pleasure to announce the winners of my AWESOME prizes!  Winners chosen via random drawing.

Sassy Sororities

The FREE print of choice goes to…..MICHELE!  Congratulations!  (Breathe or Black Cherry Blossoms..I know!)

SOC Peace Tag

This beautiful, hand painted tag goes to….CRAFTY SUE.  Congratulations!

Please contact me with your mailing address at classygirl at mac dot com so I can mail your  prize!



FREE Mosaic Art Journal Class Tonight


Time for the another art journal class – Art Party Wednesday with Tiare and it’s going to be artsy!    As usual, I will be live-streaming tonight in my pajamas, starting at 8pm est.   I am excited to continue sharing my art with you.   I hope that you are planning to join me.  There’ll be crafting, laughter, chatting and fun! And it doesn’t matter whether you are a scrapbooker, art journaler, mixed mixed artist or card maker, the techniques I used can be applied to ALL!  So be sure to tune in!

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If you are planning to join the party, here is what you will need:

  • The download from above, just right click and print and the color scheme provided above.

New to art journaling or want to learn more SIGN UP FOR MY FREE ART JOURNALING WORKSHOP HERE. 

Art Party Suggested Supply List (supplies are typically listed in bold.  However, these are the supplies I am planning to use but I could add more as we create. 

  • Gesso (to prime your paper. You want to use this if you are using a thin paper.  You don’t have to use if using a heavy mixed media, acrylic or watercolor papers.)
  • Modeling Paste or Whipped Spackle
  • Gel Medium
  • Watercolors
  • Prima or other flowers
  • String or twine
  • Acrylic paints
  • Gelatos
  • Mists
  • Stamps
  • Templates
  • Rub Ons
  • Markers
  • Pastel Pencils or Charcoal Pencils
  • Sharpie, Copic, White Paint Marker or PITT Pens for writing/doodling on top of paint
  • Paint tray (I rarely use mine but they are handy…I put paint directly on my mat most often.)
  • Journal with heavy paper to hold up to the painting and misting.
  • Heat tool for quick drying time.
  • Pages from a book and kraft paper or paper bag.

See ya tonight!


Some Angels Wear Pink

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It’s October, which means it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each year the wonderful ladies of SOC host challenges, post reminders and share their breast cancer stories.  The media is flooded with reminders and stories and everything around us turns pink.   This month cannot go by without touching your life.  This weekend I was moved to create a canvas honoring the women who fought the good fight but lost the battle.  Some Angels Wear Pink is dedicated to all those brave women.  My thoughts go out to all of their friends and family whose lives have forever been changed.

For my creative friends, I share a few process photos.  This was a such a moving and emotional painting and I am glad to share it with all of you.

Some Angels 1
Create your background and use a pencil to sketch your angel.  Underneath my painted background, I wrote my thoughts and special words.  You can see some peeking through, just a little.  This is an excellent way to let out any emotions and feeling you are having.  Allow the rest to flow out through your art.
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Start to add color.
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More color, starts to make her more interesting.
Some Angels 4
Adding more details and doodles, make her begin to pop.
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Finished up with more detail and shading, adding depth and dimension.

 Some Angels Wear Pink is now available in my Etsy Shop here.

Prints are also available.  Starting at only $8.   Order yours today.  Wonderful gift idea for a loved one or for yourself. 

How do you honor those who have gone before you?

Come Embrace your ART Daily with me in October!  Join me in the Embrace Your Art Facebook Group, share your work and be inspired by others.

Embrace your art, free your soul.