Saturday, June 30, 2012

Inspiration Avenue's challenge & PostCard Swap UpDate

Inspiration Avenue's challenge for this week is "Art Journaling" and our hostess Maggie showed us so many beautiful examples of art journals, plus she included videos showing how some go about creating them!
I have an art "idea book" / sketchbook but haven't used it as an art "journal" and what's in there isn't even close to the examples of what Maggie showed us. However i decided to give it go.....

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And now for the 
Post Card Swap Up Date!
Only four arrived, I hope the fifth one wasn't lost in the mail! But here are the four that arrived and you can tell that each one was made with their own artistic flair!
I love each and everyone, & thank you all so much!!

This was the very 1st card that arrived & is so pretty! It's from Peggy Gatto !

A wild Bohemian w/ a 3D butterfly was created by a mother & daughter team, LiLa O!

Earthy & loaded with texture, "BE" is from Jeanet Annott !

This lovely creation is from my IA sister, Cindy & is decorated with tiny jewels !

Plus this surprise bonus from another IA Sister, Kim !

This swap was so much fun i can't wait for the next one ! 


  1. I love your color scheme and the free spirit of your style. Blessings!

  2. love your pages!! art journalling is so freeing - no rules :) and to answer your question - the 7 gypsies pages are thin, part-printed card
    don't know if they'd take watercolour... but you can add ANY paper/card to the this kind of journal - don't know if you saw this earlier post with my stunning nellie wortman journal
    anything's possible in an art journal :)

  3. OOOO, your idea book is wonderful!!!
    glad you liked my postcard!!!
    thanks for showing it!

  4. Diane, your pages are the essence of art journaling to me! Lovely, fun, and uplifting. I love them!

    I guess some people think of art journaling as a place to record negative thoughts and emotions. But I would much prefer to do pages like yours :-) In fact, so far, I think all of the submissions have been beautiful and positive.

    I enjoyed seeing the postcards you received. I'm still planning on doing a postcard post too.

  5. Oh, I adore your pages!!! I am so sad I missed this challenge! Great job!


  6. What impressive art journaling. This is SO positive. Also, I love the postcards. Almost makes me wish I'd joined. But, Kim's was special, because it was not part of the swap. How do I know? I got one, too.

  7. I am back to say, you won a cross on my giveaway! So, address please and thank you for playing!!

  8. I love the colors you used. I missed the challenge but I think I will dabble in an art journal anyway. Thanks for the inspiration.


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