Hello! Welcome to the Gutter! This has been one busy month, and it felt SO nice to get in the gutter. I feel like it's been ages since I've been there... Thank you so much for putting up with us while we get ready for our new year! We're making some changes, and hoping to make the gutter an even BETTER place to be!
Are you ready!?
Not the Doctor by Alanis Morissette
Stitches Please welcome our guest Designer:
Defining my style isn't that easy because I think of each layout as unique.
Inspired by an idea, photo, paper or technique, I go from there driven by my mood.
I’m very concentrated and thoughtful when it comes to creating.
I like to put away my work from time to time and look at it later with a fresh mind.
My work needs a little time to “grow”.
The outcome can be very diverse: from graphical to mixed media like.
Although it isn’t always clear to the observer my layouts always come with
a “deeper meaning”.
I also create Art Journals. I enjoy adding mixed media (meaning sewing, fabric, dimension)
to my scrapbook layouts as well as my Art Journals.
There is a certain cross over when you look at both fields and I like to explore the
boundaries of it.
I graduated as a teacher in arts and last year I built my own website with a community
where I teach online art journaling/scrapbooking workshops.
My blog Marit's Blog
My website Marit's Scrapworld
It's very personal and I was a little confused at once... but I knew right away which photo
I would use. Here's the original photo (that's me in 1986 on a Dutch dike...)
(adding some shadows with a marker)
I hand stitched the "swirls" and used markers for the journaling.
The blue "frame" is made with oil pastel.
Here is what the Design Team created with the prompt!
My thoughts on the creation of my LO is the prompt and the stitches came together with me in a sense of growth. I am finally getting over the fact that I could never and probably will never live up to my Mother's expectations and seeing as she lives her life (the anger and alcohol) I thought "why am I trying?" I'm done trying. I'm going to be better for ME and live up to MY expectations. The happy and bright colors grew out of that.
This is an art journal page. All the photos are from my 2010 Photo a Day challenge. Instead of stitching, I glued sewing patterns over the bottom layer of photos - love how they become semi-transparent with glue and water.
I took these lyrics from the song and made an ATC.
This month has been a whirl wind for me... so I decided to focus on the line in the song that says lend me some fresh air... I also took advantage of the fact that I host A Year in the Life of an Art Journal, and combined that prompt with this one... :) So my tangled feelings and the string stitching mixed well with that.
Once a month, that guest is chosen HERE from those of YOU that play along! All you need to do to be considered for a guest spot, is create YOUR art from OUR prompt, then leave us a comment with a direct LINK to your creation in a comment here. Please be sure when you leave your comment, to include your email in the space provided in our comment system. Your email is not shared publicly, but it allows us to email guest invitations!!
This month, all comments with links will be entered to win a gift certificate from TallyScrapper.com!