Sunday, October 15, 2017

Two challenges and a new altered book


It suddenly occurred to me there were two challenges I wanted to enter (no prizes or accolades, just a show of support) before the deadline on Tuesday.

The first is a tag I created for the current host Wilma and Tag Tuesday's challenge All Creatures Great and Small.  I especially wanted to do this so I could say good-bye to my dear friend Chrissie who is leaving the team.

Can you believe I actually stamped on this tag I created from leftover card stock I used on my Halloween card.  I thought the background was perfect, so cut the piece in the form of a tag.  I added the hole protector after I stamped the two Stampin' Up (dated 2000) images I bought several years ago at a thrift store. 

Although I am not fond of my hand writing (or printing), at least you can make out the words "We are family."

And because I couldn't figure a way to make Moo-Mania & More's latest Automobile challenge fit any other challenge, 

here is the very first entry I made in my latest altered book.  I call it "Challenges," and the first entry is called

Boys and their Toys.   Note the texture I tried to get when I added the acrylic craft paint.

The image of the little boy in his toy truck was in my stash.

I added the date because I wanted to know when I started this new altered book.

Materials include my new Challenges altered book, acrylic paint, a printed image, and a Sharpie.

Thanks for joining me today at Tag Tuesday and Moo-Mania & More.  Hope to see you both places, but I also want to thank you for your visit this Sunday.

23 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Great tag, thanks so much for joining us at Tag Tuesday. Love the stamps you used. Nice page in your altered book, too. Have a fun Sunday, hugs, Valerie

Dortesjs said...

great tag and love the journal page to

Rike said...

A wonderful tag and a beautiful page in your new altered book! I love the words "Boys and their toys" - cars are toys for the whole life of a boy :)
And I admire your gorgeous textured blue background!
Rike x

Pen Sunshinepen said...

HI there, just had to comment on your lovely post. Both items are beautiful. The textures on both are so tactile gorgeous colours too.

Have a wonderful day

Pen xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Your tag is just lovely and your new Altered Book started with a great first page. The texture turned out nice and the boy with his car on a rough road is just perfect for it! Thank you for joining Moo Mania & More. Not an easy theme this time.
Happy Sunday!
oxo Susi

Sami said...

Nice page, love the animal stamps.

Barbara Fisher said...

I absolutely love the boys and their toys page – it reminds me of my brother and the toy car he used to career around in. It wasn’t as smart as the one in your picture, but he loved it and my sister and I quickly learnt to get out of his way. Have a good new week x

Darla said...

Great tag and I really like your first page in your new altered book. What a great way to keep all your art challenges together. You always come up with interesting and useful ideas.

Rosie said...

Two wonderful pieces of art.

Thank you so much for sharing at MOO MANIA & MORE

nanskidrewski said...

Love them! You are right, awesome background for the giraffe stamp. I love the stamps you used. Boys and their toys, so true, must be on the DNA. Wishing you a sunny Sunday!😘☀️

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Let's Art Journal said...

Wonderful artwork! Wow, your stamping turned out fabulously and those animal stamps are so adorable 😀. I love both of your grungy backgrounds and the colours are perfect! Wishing you a Happy Sunday! J 😊

My name is Erika. said...

You had a successful stamp on your tag! It looks great. :) And love the boys and their toys. I forgot about the Moo Mania challenge. I love your textured background and that boy in his fun little car. I think you are on a roll. Happy rest of your weekend. Hugs-Erika

kathyinozarks said...

I am loving your newest art

Divers and Sundry said...

A new altered book! Sounds like a red letter day to me. :)

Meggymay said...

Two fabulous art projects. The tag is great and they were super stamps you used.
Your new journal book is going to be awesome, I love this first page with the little lad in his toy car.
Yvonne xx

Lowcarb team member said...

Just love your tag.
Great artwork here.

All the best Jan

Incipient Wings said...

Awesome work!
those animals are so cute and the coloring is perfect!
I really like the little boy one,
what a great image:)

RO said...

Love everything about this new project, and I can almost feel the texture you used in your art. Hope you had an amazing weekend! Hugs...RO

Cindy McMath said...

The same are both really fun pieces! I love the colours you’ve used. And the images!

geistige_Schritte said...

very nice the car and beautiful the Page!!! Wonderful!!!
Happy new week;
Elke

sheila 77 said...

Oh I do like this tag, the black on the orange and the two animal friends. Actually I think your printing fits the tag perfectly and would actually make a great font, I would use it. It has a free look to it.
"Boys and their toys" is fun and your painted background is great as it makes it look as if the car is moving.

Jeanie said...

I love both of these (the zoo and little boy with the truck) so much. I love the colors, the thought behind it and your technique with the color and all is terrific. I like the printing and really appreciate how you are able to work so much texture in.