Monday, August 25, 2008

a few more art journal pages

as promised...OR...as threatened...depending on your perspective!


(eyes and lips cut from magazines; various sizes of circles cut with ek success punches from a magazine, tin foil, & an envelope from our payroll company; colorbox inks)

this is one of lovely husband jeff's favorites, for some reason...i think it is the GIANT EYES!


(lots of weird pink ephemera from my vast collection including: beads, buttons, game pieces, tiny iron-on patches, fabric & plastic flowers, and a tiny wooden french poodle that i cannot for the life of me imagine whence it came! + letter stickers: sei, lil davis, k&co)

the photo of me with the text on it is the companion piece to my first ever ATC cards made for my first ever swap!!! i don't think i am allowed to show the cards themselves yet... (and in all honesty, i am rather disappointed with how they came out) ...but hopefully it's all right to show my self-portrait thingie. we were asked to included a little info about ourselves. i never know *WHAT* to write for those things: name, rank & serial number? (a bit dull) age, weight & annual salary?? (i could tell ya...but i'd have to kill ya...) so eventually i did what i usually do, which is waffle on a bit irrelevantly, and then format said wafflage into cool fonts so it looks ON PURPOSE! :)

(torn up bits of newspaper glued on randomly; dandelion & fancy leaf stamps a gift from elizabeth wickland (see? i told ya i was gonna learn how to mount them!) provocraft alphabet roller-stamp; ranger ink)

this is one of *MY* favorite pages...it was inspired by the way the shadows of dandelions and queen anne's lace that grow next to our road look when the sun is at just the right angle. you might not think that silhoutted weeds & common old tarmac would look very cool...but on this particular day i found them rather charming and wanted to try to capture the look.

12 comments:

  1. beauty IS in the eye of the beholder...I totally *get* the weeds on asphalt thing, think you look gorgeous in your photo and that the page is perfectly *lauenish*....but those giant eyes are FREAKIN' ME OUT!!! LOL

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  2. ok, that should be *laurenish*... it's late, i've had painkillers... i've given up proof-reading ...whatever....

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  3. I love the dandelions on the asphalt! That would make a beautiful card set! And I'm so glad to see those stamps mounted and being used! =D (Says the gal who still hasn't photographed and posted the beautiful package of ephemera you sent a few weeks ago or even said "Thank you" yet! Sheesh! THANKS, LAUREN! I hope to get a proper thank you to you sometime... =D)

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  4. Ooooooh! some totally LUSH work going on here!!!!
    My particular fave is your "pink" collection! so scrummy and sooo very yooooouuu!!! xx

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  5. i totally love that last piece Lauren!!! gorgeous!!!

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  6. i ADORE the dandelions! omg. so amazing. i love the little thoughts like this transferred onto art journal pages. So special lauren!

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  7. Love them all, but I think the newspaper / dandelion one is my favorite ... next weekend I will most certainly be gluing all sorts of paper down to make a background ... because hey ... who couldn't use a little therapeutic relief.

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  8. Oh, once again some totally awesome pages!! ♥

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  9. Woman! I don't know WHY you are disappointed w/ your cards! They are ABSOLUTELY AWESOME! So....SHUSH!

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  10. wow ! hard to pick a fave here ! and they are all fab ! I would say the very first one with the eyes & lips ! coolies ! lol

    Good to know your back's better , my favourite Caadrvarkian ! lol

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  11. Oh Wow Miss Lauren..You are soooo talented...I love alll your creations these are gorgeous...Yaah...
    Hope you are well~X~

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