Monthly Archives: December 2012

Highlights of Week 51

I can’t believe it’s almost over!  The final week of the 2012 Art Journal Caravan is in progress.  Only one more week of highlights from 2012.  I can hardly wait to see who will be joining us for 2013.  Will it be you?  I’ve got some really great pages to show you this week.  Things are still going strong in the Art Journal Caravan gallery (trust me, go check it out).  Ready?

Ten by Scrappie Irene

Don’t you love that map background?  SO fun!

 

Week 42, elixir by Yvonne55

I like all the inky goodness on this page it looks like a beautiful mess of ink spilled perfectly in place.

 

Enjoying Life by redowl

I like the big picture here and all the painted snow flakes, such pretty colors too.

 

~ Balance~ by pennyshilling

This quote is such a great reminder!  I adore the diva on the page, isn’t she a beauty?

 

Hope by rarou47

Ahhhh pages like this make me swoon.  The colors, the blending the hand drawn and hand painted feel, I’m in lust!

 

Thanks for joining me for another week of highlights.  Don’t forget to check in next Sunday for more great inspiration.  Until then… I’ll see ya on the trail.

 

Hot off the press: AJC Provisions {Parcel 52}

And this is it, my last Hot off the Press for 2012.
Can you believe this year is almost over?

So, for this week’s Parcel

Art Journal Caravan 2012 {Parcel 52}

Paperfiti!
Mix and match to your heart’s content.
Brilliant, artsy, time-saving accents!

And remember,

See you in 2013!!

 

Art Journaling 102: Technique Focus – Misty Overlays!

Art Journaling 102:

Technique Feature -

Misty Overlays

 

 

by Julie Ann Shahin, Studio Tangie Social Media Team

I’m very pleased to share with you today an Art Journaling Technique Feature demonstrating Studio Tangie products: Misty Overlays. Heather, Deb, Rain, and I have created examples using Misty Overlays for you.

They look like alcohol ink sprays! Tangie provides .png files that you just drag onto your page. So fast and easy, and no mess!

Inspiration for Misty Overlays by the Studio Tangie Creative Team

 

Heather

Had so much fun watching how the overlays played effortlessly off of each other, I didn’t want to pile too much stuff in their way.

MATERIALS BY TANGIE BAXTER: Misty Ink Overlays #5 and #6; AJC 2012 Parcel #37; AJC 2011 Parcel #33; Bestiary of Beasties; and Thinking of Thee.
Font: Sweetly Broken.

 

Deb aka pennyshilling

Supplies used
My own illustrations from one of my art journals as starting point.
All Digital product from Tangie Baxter with some recolouring and blending.

tangie_AJC12_parcel 33 ~ frame
tangie_ AJC12_parcel 47~ misty overlay
tangie_Broken Doll ~ elements, paper
tangie_ Serendipitous ~ elements, paint splatter
tangie_ AJF mock turtle font

Font ~ Artist Stamp

 

Rain

Credits:
Seaside Art Dolls
AJC parcel 31
AJC 12 Caravan

 

Julie Ann

I thought for a New Year’s theme to keep this page simple, clean, and fresh.

Credits: TANGIE BAXTER
Overlays: Misty Overlays 3, Misty Overlays 4
Background Paper: Gee That’s Swell
Silhouette: Keep Moving Forward
Font: Tangie AJF elephants

 

Now it’s your turn! Let’s see your misty overlay pages!

Upload your page to your blog or favorite gallery. Link it up (copy and paste the url) in the comments of this blog post.

Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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Highlights of Week 50

Happy winter (to those in the Northern hemisphere)!!!  Happy summer (to those in the Southern hemisphere)!!!  LOL  Where ever you are I hope the season is bright.  I’ve got some spectacular picks for you this week, the Art Journal Caravan gallery has been pretty busy with people wrapping up 2012 and getting ready for 2013!  Ready to see what I’ve got for you?  I think you’re going to like it…

Itinerary 50 – Ethereal by chinaca
I thought the pink and green were a perfect combination, what a great visual for this word.

 

Coke or Pepsi? by digiprincess8
I really like the old fashioned coloring of this page.

 

Follow Your Dreams by lmgdonahue
The shadow work on this page is SO real, I feel like I could pick up this whole stack of papers.

 

Talk About Your Joys by sparklyduck75
The colors here really drew me in then I realized the amount of work that must have been put into this page, isn’t it amazing?

 

Hold Fast by DALE
I really like the hand drawn and hand letter look here.

 

Ethereal Songs Haiku by Billizetti
This is so soft and beautiful, very comforting.

 

Thanks for joining me for another week of highlights.  Don’t forget to check in next Sunday for more great inspiration.  Until then… I’ll see ya on the trail.

 

 

Art Journaling 102: Color Inspiration

Challenge:
Create an art journal page
(on the topic of balance or the holidays)
with this color combo from Pinterest as the inspiration.

Inspiration for December’s Color Inspiration Challenge by the Studio Tangie Creative Team

Heather aka sparklyduck71

A wise woman recognizes when her life is out of balance and summons the courage to act to correct it. She knows the meaning of true generosity. Happiness is the reward for a life lived in harmony, with a courage and grace. –Suze Orman

MATERIALS BY TANGIE BAXTER: She Found Her Bliss; Junque Journal collab with SherrieJD; Misty Ink Overlays #5.
Font: Turnpike

ms. mauk

Credits all by Tangie Baxter:
SteamPunk Maritime
What Rapture
AJC11 Parcel 33
Jungle Salvage
Scatter Graffiti Beetlies
Journal Anthology 9
Gypsy Rhapsody Alpha
Worn Paper Action

 

Deb aka pennyshilling

CREDITS: 100 % Tagie Baxter Supplies(some recolouring)
AJC_parcel 16
AJC_parcel 33
Journal Anthology_9

Font- 28 days Later

 

Julie Ann

CREDITS: All by Tangie Baxter
Lighting: Luminescence
Silver Glitter: Up Up Away
Snowflake, Bling, : Alice’s Winter Wonderland
Stars: Wizard Boarding School
Paper: Dr. Who
Font: Tangie AJF larkspur

 

Inspiration Quotations for Holidays and Balance

Sharing the holiday with other people, and feeling that you’re giving of yourself, gets you past all the commercialism.
Caroline Kennedy

Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.
Calvin Coolidge

Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn’t come from a store.
Dr. Seuss

Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.
Dale Evans

May the lights of Hanukkah usher in a better world for all humankind.
Author Unknown

A snowflake is one of God’s most fragile creations, but look what they can do when they stick together!
Author Unknown

In art and dream may you proceed with abandon. In life may you proceed with balance and stealth.
Patti Smith

Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away.
Barbara de Angelis

 

Now it’s your turn! We dare you to try this color combination!!!

Link up your page here (copy and paste the url) in the comments section of this post. Join our fun, lots of members are jumping in!

Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com


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Hot off the press: new font and AJC Provisions {Parcel 51}

NEW at Studio Tangie this week

Very Good Advice [Art Journaling Font]

And for this week’s Parcel

Art Journal Caravan 2012 {Parcel 51}

Includes 28 mixed-media pieces

Till next time!

Highlights of Week 49

We’re almost there… the end of 2012 is SO close, can you feel it?  I know I can but I’m looking forward to another new year, another new start and another year on the Art Journal Caravan.  I’m excited to be joining the 2013 AJC and also excited to tell you that Tangie is giving me another year to feature my picks of the week!  Life is GOOD!  Ready to see what I’ve picked this week?  Read on…

 

Captor of my Soul by ChristineS
The simple beauty of this page pulled me right in.  I like the inky goodness and all the white space, very zen.

 

No. 49: Off Balance by kygirl
Perfectly imperfect is good… I like the journaling lines and the shadowing on the climbers is perfect, the look like stickers!

 

Balancing Act by sbpoet
Very nicely done, I like the hand drawn characters.

 

AJC2012 #43 – Hear on My Travels by DALE
I love the messy ink and paint on this page and the quote is so painfully true!

 

Thanks for joining me for another week of highlights.  Don’t forget to check in next Sunday for more great inspiration.  Until then… I’ll see ya on the trail.

 

 

Hot off the press: AJC Provisions {Parcel 50}

Are you counting down the weeks?
Can you believe this week Parcel 50 is already up?

Art Journal Caravan 2012 {Parcel 50}

Includes 20 Christmas banner templates

Enjoy the rest of the weekend and see you next week!

“I Don’t Know What To Journal” Myth-Buster Prompt #15!

Welcome to our “I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO JOURNAL ABOUT” MYTH-BUSTER PROMPT #15 by Tangie!

Prompt: If you could be any age again for one week, what age would you be?

Journal your thoughts and upload your page to your blog or favorite gallery. Link it up in the comments of this blog post.

by Julie Ann Shahin, Social Media Team for Studio Tangie

Remember how Scrooge was able to visit his younger self with the Ghost of Christmas past? Let’s pretend you not only visit your younger self, but you get to be that age for 7 days again!

Should you decide on based on your favorite memories? Perhaps there is a time in your life you would like to change the ending? Perhaps you just want to make more of a difference to the people you knew at that time?

Would you just enjoy being in a younger body that can move, shimmy, and shake much more able than you can now? Or would you give yourself some advice now that hindsight is 20/20?

How would you spend your days? Would you enjoy sleeping in or not want to miss a single minute and wake at the crack of dawn?

What about the fashion of that time? Would you revel in an 80′s hair mullet or 70′s disco clothing?

Do you think times were simpler then? Did you have more or less stress?

Let’s take a look at how the creative team tackled this prompt!

Inspiration for IDKWTJ Myth-Buster Prompt #15 by the Studio Tangie Creative Team

Heather aka sparklyduck75

Sometimes I’d like to go back in time to when I was six or seven, the week around Christmas. Everything felt so beautiful and bright, not just because of the decorations everywhere, but because the family was together and in love. We hadn’t yet learned what anguish would feel like, and were blissful in our naivete.

But living in an old feeling, even a good one, is a pretty sure way to die empty. Looking around now, there are new joys to experience, new moments to embrace, new memories to make. I bless the life we used to know, and I am content that it is gone. The life of today compels me forward by its own amazing glow. I bless what is now. I bless what is to come.

CREDITS-ALL BY TANGIE BAXTER: My Favorite Things – Family; My Favorite Things – The Christ Child. OTHER: Font: Jellyka Gare de Chambord.

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Rain

For My Dad
September 9th, 1906-February 11th, 1983
I would love to travel back to the week before my 23rd birthday, just after graduating from Chiropractic school, I didn’t have a family of my own or a full time practice yet, I didn’t live 3000 miles away from my parents yet…I would spend those 7 days with my beloved father, who died all too soon a year later.

But that week, the sun was still shining, he wasn’t so very ill that the stories had stopped for lack of breath. We could still walk together and hold hands, watching the change of light over the tomatoes in the garden, still sneak some potatoes from under the plants for your Celtic soul to have with every dinner.

I would say all the things that were stuck in my throat, write down the names and stories of those people in the old photos, re-work all world policies and health care with you from the couch. Eat butter pecan ice cream for dinner and watch endless episodes of Mash.

7 days. Just to hear your voice again, just to have those precious everyday moments where love truly lives.

CREDIT – All Tangie Baxter: Celtic traditions

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Jaimie aka strawberryredhead

I hope it’s okay that I used a journaling font that is not really legible. The journal is kind of personal to me.

CREDITS: ALL BY TANGIE BAXTERSplatter Graffiti Patina by Studio Tangie Baxter; Conversed Grunge 1 by Studio Tangie Baxter; Splatter Graffiti Write by Studio Tangie Baxter; Time Digital Stamps by Studio Tangie Baxter; 2012 Art Journal Caravan 05 by Studio Tangie; Proverbs Word Strips by Studio Tangie; AJC 2012 Parcel 16 Fusion Collage 2 by Studio Tangie Baxter; Gesso Messy No. 5 – Borders by Studio Tangie Baxter; Journal Anthology 9 by Studio Tangie Baxter; She Found Her Bliss by Studio Tangie Baxter; OTHER -  Fonts: SignericaFat

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ms. mauk

Credits all by Tangie Baxter:
AJC12 Parcel 15
AJC12 Parcel 07
AJC11 Parcel 50
AJC12 Parcel 44
Luminescence
Bestiary Beasties
Bestiary Beasties Lace
Gesso Messy 13
Lost and Found
Autumns Poetry staple
AJC12 Parcel 33
AJC12 Parcel 19

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Julie Ann

This page assumes that I would be able to go back in time to change something about myself with the knowledge I have in the present. I realize that this would alter my future, however, I believe in destiny so I think I would somehow still end up with the wonderful life I have now! Just without all the grief  and depression I went through!!!!

CREDITS: ALL STUDIO TANGIE -
Tape, Paper, Arrow: NEW Art Journal Caravan 2013 Expedition Kit
Gesso Lace: AJC 12 Parcel 4
Paint scratch: AJC12 Parcel 23
Notes: Articulates 01
Tag: Jungle Salvage
Alpha: Autumn’s Poetry
Art Doll: AJC 11 Parcel 29
Stitchy Gesso Collage: AJC 12 Parcel 49
Fonts: Tangie Art Journaling Font MadHatter, Tangie Art Journaling Font RockingHorseFly

Now it’s your turn! Let’s see your movie pages!!!

Journal your thoughts and upload your page to your blog or favorite gallery. Link it up in the comments of this blog post.

Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com


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Highlights of Week 48

It’s Sunday and I’m very excited to share with you some inspiration from the Art Journal Caravan Gallery.  Have you been by there lately?  Every time I peek in I’m impressed.  Too much good stuff!  Since you didn’t come here to read my babble I’m going to get right on with it.  Are you ready?

Ginny’s Quiddity by Bush Girl

I really like the painted background and the letters that hang from the top of the page very fun!

 

My Tree of Life by tam65

I thought this was really well thought out, a very creative piece.

 

No. 23: I am the Architect by kygirl

Great collaged page here.  I like the lines created for journaling space.

 

Week 43- Caterwaul by thimbleberrie

I like how the artist took a heavy situation and made light of it.

 

The Unknown End by redowl

This is just beautiful, very well balanced all the way around.

 

Thanks for joining me for another week of highlights.  Don’t forget to check in next Sunday for more great inspiration.  Until then… I’ll see ya on the trail.

 

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