Sunday, November 11, 2012

A time to show (STUDENTS ABs, that is)

I was correct.  I can't see the links each of you added, unless I go to my Microsoft translator.  I never realized I would EVER have anything nice to say about Microsoft, but that translator has saved me!  I can't see any blog links if they are in Blogger, regardless of who has provided the link.  It makes it hard to join challenges, and even harder to see the people who have linked to me!

This week, we will start with

Color, color wheel, and paint:



Dawn found a clever way to display her color wheel.


BJ took this lesson to heart when she created this color wheel using magazine images.




BJ's use of primary colors.



Susan (from the Netherlands) spent a lot of time making her color wheel, but in the end, it was simply PERFECT.


Susan (from the Netherlands) took her pages seriously, and even showed the tools she used to create these sgrattito pages.


Susan (from the Netherlands) used cool colors and gesso for this sgraffito technique.
 

Sandee used the opportunity to create this fish story using the color wheel and the compliment of each color for the air bubbles. 


Debbie created her color wheel outside her book.


Debbie showed her use of both cool and warm colors in this spread.

Debbie made this for her sgraffito technique.

Not satisfied, Debbie later created the above for the sgraffito challenge.



Paula kept totally with her theme of Christmas with this take on the color wheel.


Then Paula offered two examples of color, this one using warm colors.


Elle found all these images for her leaf/tree book and used them for her color wheel.


Elle's take on her cool color spread created quite a discussion of how we feel about color.


Backgrounds:


Dawn used newspapers to scrunch color onto this page. 




Dawn explained how she chased watercolors using a heat tool in this beautiful background.


BJ used strips of paper for her background technique, while sticking with her British theme.



Susan (from the Netherlands) got carried away and created all the following:


Susan (from the Netherlands)'s cling wrap and acrylic background.



Susan (from the Netherlands)'s Napkins, Glazes, and Stamps background


Susan (from the Netherlands)'s oil pastel and gesso backgrounds.


Susan (from the Netherlands)'s shaving cream backgrounds.


Sandee's cling wrap background was perfect for her theme.

Debbie's Smoosh and Twist background, shows she used one page in the book and one page from the book..


Debbie's take on Napkins, Glazes, and Stamps.


Elle's interpretation of the grunge background was right on track.



Another of Elle's stamped and collaged backgrounds.



Paula's Christmas theme continued when she created this background using metal HVAC tape.


Paula used several elements to create this very dimensional and textured background.


Paula also used cling wrap and inks for this beauty.


Paula then tried a background technique I have had very little success with: soot.


Magazine images and frames:

BJ was right on track (no pun intended) with her frames.

BJ used several magazine images for this spread showing her countryside.



BJ's love of pink shows here in her flower garden created from various magazine images and cute rose embellishments.


Debbie incorporated her love for magazine images and crocheting to make this frame spread.


Debbie tore her loose Smoosh and Twist background she created earlier and used it for this spread in which she used mainly magazine images and the colored background to signify frames. 


Dawn was quite inventive in her use of magazine images and this frame made of sticky back tape.


Dawn also tried my roll technique and was very successful at it.


Susan (from the Netherlands) used washi tape and colored masking tape to create her frames.



Although Susan (from the Netherlands) said it didn't follow the theme, her magazine images were exactly on track for the above spread.


Paula's use of magazine images was perfect for this piece.


Paula created windows to peek through for her frame.

Pockets:

Debbie stuck with her theme and used maps from places she has visited to create her pockets.


Debbie has a hidden pocket, too!  The hidden tag is on the left and can be pulled out using the ribbon.


Elle created several pockets.  This one reminds me of a coffee filter.


Elle used several techniques to create this pocket and matching page.



Elle used a paper doily as her final pocket.


BJ's book was limited, but she still managed to make a pocket spread with matching tags.
 

Susan (from the Netherlands) got carried away, making pockets on both sides of the spread.


Susan (from the Netherlands) further made other pockets and added even more tags.


Susan (from the Netherlands) then showed her surprise.


This is Susan (from the Netherlands)'s hidden pocket.  



Dawn created these pockets.


Dawn then showed all the lovely tags she added.


Paula caught up by creating both a pocket and folded pages in her AB.  This is a good way to show a preview of next time.


Until then, I just had to show how Paula used her stocking as a hidden pocket.


I spent an inordinate amount of time on these photos.  It was totally my own fault.  I would go to one blog, get the images I needed for a specific lesson, then go to the next blog, only to realize I had loaded the photos AND linked the previous name in a wrong lesson.  I either had to move the photo, or go back and find the ones I needed.  I did this with about 16 photos, then threw up my hands in frustration. Nothing should be this hard.

That's when I decided I would make it easy on ME.  Next week will be the final week for viewing student entries, so you can rest assured I will be creating my covers after that.  Instead of showing artists by lesson, I will show each artist's example of (homework) the corresponding lesson.  That way I only have to copy the artist's blog link once and will know where I am with each person.  Thanks for understanding.

Also, BJ, Elle, and Paula, I still can't leave comments on your blogs.  My sincerest apologies, although I have tried the hint to uncheck the "sign in" box to no avail. 

Today is Day12, my regularly scheduled Sunday post. It was late because I celebrated Veterans Day earlier today.  And because I am having so many problems leaving comments on so many blogs, I decided to change how I display my comments, too.  Hopefully, they are now in a pop-up window.  When I first displayed pop-up and checked to verify, I got a full empty page instead.  Just another of Blogger's nasty tricks it's playing on me.  So I went back to embedded text because I couldn't see my comments.  Since I don't get comments in my e-mail, I had to see them to know you had been here.  When I rechecked the embedded text box, then rechecked the pop-up box, comments started showing again, but still not in a pop-up window.  Blogger is really, really testing my patience.  Be assured, no matter what form these comments take, there will still NEVER be word verification on my blog!!

14 thoughtful remarks:

Susan said...

Good morning Elizabeth,

Ah this pop-up window works like a charm!
What a great work everyone made. I'm inspired by a lot of pages.
I will get my zipper this Wednesday on my local market or Thursday down town. (we have a different system in shopping stores. It like almost everything can be found in the old city centre where there are a few yet long shopping streets. In the neighberhoods there are some shopping malls, some bigger than others and in the shopping mall in my neighberhood (which is considered to be a bigger one) isn't a store to be found that sells zippers. It's not that I don't wanna go down town, but its quite expencive to park you car there (€2 an hour) and I always spend more money than I intended too, oh and I normaly go by bike although its an half an hour ride but it seems its always raining when I have time to go).
Update on the buttons; there not made from polymer clay but cardboard and paper. I will make some pictures of the fabrication proces in the next week.
Have a nice week!

Love Susan

Susan said...

Good morning Elizabeth,

Ah this pop-up window works like a charm!
What a great work everyone made. I'm inspired by a lot of pages.
I will get my zipper this Wednesday on my local market or Thursday down town. (we have a different system in shopping stores. It like almost everything can be found in the old city centre where there are a few yet long shopping streets. In the neighberhoods there are some shopping malls, some bigger than others and in the shopping mall in my neighberhood (which is considered to be a bigger one) isn't a store to be found that sells zippers. It's not that I don't wanna go down town, but its quite expencive to park you car there (€2 an hour) and I always spend more money than I intended to, oh and I normaly go by bicycle although its an half an hour ride but it seems its always raining when I have time to go).
Update on the buttons; there not made from polymer clay but cardboard and paper. I will make some pictures of the fabrication proces in the next week.
Have a nice week!

Love Susan

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Wow! What a lot to see! Love the different backgrounds and pockets! I'm going to try some cling wrap. Have not tried that yet! Patsy

Dawn said...

Wow my lovely, what patience you have, lol I'm always doing things like that and end up getting soooooo confused, especially when I'm scanning things in bulk ha ha.
How wonderful to see everyones work altogether again, thank-you so much for taking the time to do this.
Huge hugs x x x x

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Thank you for all the time and extra special effort you are taking in showing our work all together. Everyone has done such a beautiful job in their own unique way!

see you there! said...

Enjoyed seeing all the pages, so colorful, so much variety. Thanks for the work you did to bring them to us. Sure wish your Blogger problems would end.

Darla

elle said...

Wow, you get a gold star for perserverance. I changed my comments to a pop up window so I hope you'll try again. These examples are stellar! Thanks for including mine. I am getting a recap of my own ready and you are right; it is easy to get confused with all the entries and links. But I have definitely enjoyed the whole time doing this and I am impressed with your abilities, everyone's books and that fact that I kept up and actually finished my own book. ;^) Thanks, Elizabeth.

Dianne said...

gorgeous work from all of your altered book students...really love all the pockets and beautiful background techniques!

Marilyn Rock said...

Such visual delights! All are so amazing and individual. Love them! You're a terrific teacher! xxoo

BJ said...

Wonderful review again, looking forward to the last installment and then to the covers! Sorry you can't leave me blog messages, I'd have no idea why not sorry. BJ

Caterina Giglio said...

ok, I changed it to a pop up window, so hopefully you can comment now... and you are right, I love the onion skin dyes, but the cinnamon is my fav! x

paulaexuk said...

Hello Elizabeth, sorry for my absence for a while I have been having health issues, hopefully all sorted now and I am trying to catch up on all the things J have over burdened myself with. You have really persevered here with wonderfully showcasing everyones work. Interesting the variety you can get on just one technique. Soryy you can't post on my page, some other people have said that too. I took of the word verification thingy in the hope that it would help, but obviously not. Like BJ not sure where to go from here. Perhaps an email to blogger for help. I will try it. Need to do some finishing to my book and the cover next week. Soooo enjoyed this course and appreciate all your work.

~*~Patty S said...

WOW
WOW
O
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what a lot of inspiration and eye candy...you should be a very proud teacher Elizabeth!

Well done all around
oxo

retta519 said...

I can't even imagine how much time went into this post. I'll have you know that I ooh-ed and ahh-ed through the entire thing :) Thank you for doing that. First time here and I'm convinced I need to follow. I hope your blog issues are resolved without any more frustration.