Monday, August 29, 2011

inspiration monday


here's a quick and easy way to create a journal page.....using leftovers!

if you've been carving your own stamps, grab some of those little leftover pieces......or you can also use leftover snippets from your last session with fun-foam sheets or chip board, and then mount it to a piece of wood, or acrylic block, or even the lid of your stamp pad.  
(i used these little pieces of speedy-carve that were leftover from my alpha-carving session the other day.)  



now open your journal, grab your stamp pads (i used colorbox chalk inks) and start to stamp.....




and stamp some more......until you've stamped all of your strange shapes onto the paper.




this is where i like to squint my eyes a little and try to see those shapes as the beginning of something else.....like maybe an animal, a pan of brownies, or a group of flowers.  to make your shapes look a little more like actual objects,  add some doodle lines with a micron pen, along with some watercolor here and there to give a little dimension (wait for your stamp ink to dry completely, and then go back with a waterbrush and some watercolor.....this is also how i doodled my letters here).  




now add all of your extra-special doodle touches......
and say hello to a sweet little journal page that started with nothing but leftovers!

{here's what i used to create this journal page:  leftover speedy-carve pieces, colorbox chalk ink, koi watercolor, waterbrush, micron pens, 2B graphite pencil, pan pastel}


*to all of our friends who's lives have been affected by hurricane irene,
you are in our thoughts and prayers.*






45 comments:

Eulalia said...

What a charmig picture! From nothing... to a great idea. You have the gift of inspiration!
With all my liking.
xoxoxo Eulalia

Linda said...

this just blew me away-so cute. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

Janie Husband said...

this is the "cutest" ever.....your ideas are so great that i want to get off of the computer and do them "right now" everytime i see one of your inspiration monday posts..... ;-)

teri said...

I agree with Janie. You inspire me!

Do you have any suggestions for books or places to go where I can learn to do the lettering the way you do it? My writing is not very good...

wv said...

wow!
always!
wow!

Martha Lever said...

Just to cute for words!!!. SO I have no words... other than the cuteness factor is a 10!

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

Lovely, and simply charming! Thank you for showing us the way!

Ann-Margret said...

Ooooooooooooh. I LOVE Inspiration Monday! :) You're so clever and creative. :D

Ann-Margret said...

P.S. LOL @ "a pan of brownies"! :)

Anonymous said...

Clever, Creative, Cute!! You are AWESOME! LOVE how you come up with such darling ideas out of practically nothing...
Grandma Nancy

Lana said...

You amaze me at what you can make out of simple shapes! Cute design!

Dolores said...

You are one creative lady. That is truly awesome. I love it when someone takes something that is ordinary and creates a work of art.

overo said...

Oh wow , it looks like so cool , I love your creativity works !!!

katie purcell said...

TOO WONDERFUL!! YOU WIN THE GREEN AWARD TODAY.
LOVE YOUR WORK, IT MAKES ME HAPPY.
HAVE NOT STARTED WORKING IN THE JOURNAL I BOUGHT FROM YOU YET....WANT IT TO BE SO SPECIAL...MAY JOURNAL ABOUT MY GRANDBABIES IN IT! WILL LET YOU KNOW WHEN THE FEAR OF STARTING SUBSIDES.

Fran said...

That is so wonderfully creative!!! Such fun! Thanks Lori for inspiring us all. :)

Jeanette said...

Lori, Your vision and creativity is AMAZING! I love watching the "frames" of creation in your posts. How fun. This is remarkably clever and oh, so cute.
Thanks for sharing, as always. Hugs, Jeanette

Anonymous said...

Lori,
This is a wonderful idea ... also something that could be a great activity with grandchildren.
Your creativity is amazing and so inspiring.
Erin

garden clippings said...

very clever!!

Patty S said...

lori lori lori. :-)
you are amazing.
now that's thinking outside the box!
what a creative idea!!!! love it!
xoxo

Jean M. said...

Love it...what a wonderful idea:)

Mary said...

how you turn something so simple into beauty is amazing Lori!! And I love your alpha stamps.

honey pie you are so talented...yes you are!!

Shalini said...

Lori, you are just amazingly talented!!! such a cutest cute idea... the transformation from the random stamping to dat cute scene was unbelievable!!! thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!!!

IsaNorris said...

you are so creative, it's unbelivable! Love this page, so cute

Kelly Warren said...

amazing! a pan of brownies....if only! :-)

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Love this..soooo cute! Love love love your lettering!!

Jessie May said...

You have the most incredible imagination and talent; this is just awesome!!

Chel said...

I LOVE this so very much! What a great idea. I especially love that you stamped first and came up with the "story" after you saw what you stamped. And I love the way you give everything color and life... makes me so happy!

fran p. said...

Your talent never ceases to amaze me . . . I love the way you make simple little things into extraordinary! This journal page is wonderful.....thanks for sharing!

LuckyDog said...

You are so amazing, Lori!
I love your using scraps and being so creative!

Audrey said...

You're amazing!

Mademoiselle G said...

Lovely :-) And as always I like so much the way you make your letters!

Caatje said...

Wow! You can just turn anything into cute art! Love this.

Createology said...

Your inspiration is amazing. Such a lovely journal page literally from your scrap pieces. Very cool indeed. Blissful week to you...

Sophia said...

Awwww...precious. Where DO you come up with your ideas? You are one blessed, lovely lady. :)

Hugs

Atticelf said...

Get outta here! A-ma-zing.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Lori, I just love how you do this! Twyla

Claire M said...

Your cleverness seems unlimited to me! I'm so envious!! So cheery to see your posts!!

Mona_63 said...

WoW!!!

Godelieve said...

Wow!! Fabulous!!

Lludria said...

(^^) You are so full of good inspirations. Thanks to share with us! ♥

Barbi D said...

This is SO Fabulous! Very inspiring! : )

linda said...

You always come up with such fantastic ideas which turn into lovely pieces of art. Thank you for sharing all these.

Beedeebabee said...

My gosh...You would have made a super art teacher! You think up the best ideas, and combined with that ooak imagination of yours...wonderful things always happen! I love it! xoxo Paulette

Carol Ann said...

Wow I would never be able to come up with something like that I just love it!

Shena Meadowcroft said...

Utterly delightful!!! Thank you for making me smile!

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