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Saturdays Are Fun: Where I Live

Where I Live

Creative Team Spotlight on Christina aka caubin

 

Home Sweet Home by caubin

What is the name of where you live, and where is it located?

I live in Saint Lucie County, Florida. It’s located on the southeast coast of Florida, North of West Palm Beach & South of Vero Beach.

 

Did anything interesting happen here in history? Are there any interesting stories or events that took place here historically? What is where you live best known for?

This area is called The Treasure Coast. The combination of tropical,storms and multiple offshore reefs was a deadly hazard to ships back in the day and many wrecks took place off our shores. Treasure from Spanish galleons and pirate ships have been found off our coast.

 

What is special or important about this place? What are the best tourist attractions? What are your favorite places in your town/city?

Right in the Saint Lucie area there isn’t a whole lot, we’re kind of a quiet, hard working (when we can get jobs) place. We do have beautiful nature, state parks, beaches etc. and we are only two hours from Walt Disney World to the north and Miami to the south and one and a half hours from Kennedy Space Center. My favorite places right in town are the beach, The Savannas Preserve State Park and the North Fork of the Saint Lucie River. Oh, how could I forget, we have the New York Mets! Their spring training is here but to tell the truth we enjoy the minor league team more.

We’re foodies and if you’re in town some of our favorite restaurants are 11 Maple Street, Naiya, Tin Fish, Courtines and Shindigs Pub.

 

The average temperature is:
The average temperature is: About 75f

 

Natural disasters (i.e. floods, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, etc.) most prevalent here are:

Hurricanes. They are big, scary and destructive. We take them seriously, prepare and if they’re a 3 or higher we get out.

 

The local economy is based on:

Tourism and Hi-tech. We have a number of scientific research facilities and also a major special effects house that does work on very big feature films.

 

My favorite store is _______ minutes from where I live. (If you don’t ever go to a local crafting/scrap store then substitute the name of your favorite store)

I’m really struggling with this question. I don’t like to shop, avoid stores and don’t have a favorite store! How about this, here in St. Lucie in the western part of the actual City of Port Saint Lucie is the village of Tradition, which is a lovely place to,walk around and shop and grab a bite. To the south Downtown Stuart is also a nice place to browse boutiques and dine.

 

The best description of the place I call home is:

Warm, comfortable, cozy (That refers to my actual house!)

 

I share my home with:

My mother and her brother, my uncle, and my kitty, Dandy

 

My favorite no cost/free thing to do where I live is:

Oh that’s easy, it’s so beautiful here just get out and take pictures or go,the the beach. We have passes to Disney World so while it’s not technically free we don’t have to spend any money to go there other than gas, so yeah, love doing that of course!

 

If I didn’t live here, I’d live:

Somewhere further north where I could have autumn and lilacs and tulips.

 

The best/worst/weirdest thing about where I live is: We are pretty much the poster child for unemployment and the housing crash.

 

One last thing I want you to know about where I live is: People tend to talk down about this area but we have beautiful nature, lovely homes, lots and lots of water and we’re convenient to a lot of things. It’s an okay place to live. Oh, and if you live in South Florida, you can generally find 3-4 day cruises for about $75 – $100 a person as long as you’re willing to grab your passport and go on short notice! It’s cheaper than spending a weekend at home usually!

Thanks Christina for sharing your corner of the world with us!!!


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 – new day} and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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Saturdays Are Fun: Free Halloween Ephemera by Tangie Today!!!

Happy Saturday Friends! I have a special treat for you today, I’m not trickin’!!! I asked Tangie to give me some free ephemera to giveaway and here it is! We have some beautiful examples below using this ephemera too.

Dreadful Night by Tangie Baxter -

—>Free Download Here<—-

Included is a fantastic background paper, label, tag, skull ephemera, pumpkin ephemera, spider, and stamp, all shown.

 

Let’s take a look at some examples using Dreadful Night!

Christina aka Caubin

Christina combined Dreadful Night with elements from other kits to tell us about her love for Halloween and Autumn, and why she lives vicariously at this time of year. I love the oversized spider!

 

Shelli aka readingfool

Alice says “There is no truth in this mirror”, but to me, this represents the truths about ourselves that we all sometimes pretend not to see.

Sharon gets creative with the background paper by adding a border. She added glitter to the H.W. Osgood ephemera, and extracted the skull. She also used the spider in various sizes, as well as the stamp in various sizes.

 

sbpoet

You are already naked. by sbpoet, on Flickr

Like Sharon, sbpoet also extracted  the skull and uses it as a stamp. She uses the round stamp as an extra large element, and I love how she just shows the background paper’s border.

Fabulous quote to honor Steve Jobs!

 

Julie Ann

I used the free ephemera for my Halloween Art Journal Day 15 with the quote provided in the Tangie’s Workshop, I thought it worked perfect with the skull! I found a Halloween font online and used Tangie’s Paperworn Art Styles with the text and the skull paper too. I added some splats, collage fodder house, and the circle with the number.

 

If you like this ephemera from Tangie, you’ll also have fun shopping for these Halloween-themed and Autumn-themed Kits:

Phantom Sparks

Art Journal Caravan 2011 Provisions {Parcel 41}

Art Journal Caravan Provisions {Parcel 21}

Art Journal Caravan Provisions {Parcel 42}

Art Journal Caravan Provisions {Parcel 43}

Art Journal Caravan Provisions {Parcel 44}

{TBD Classic Stamps} wiseguys

{ARTist Sheets} #866

Hand Cut Collage Fodder: Houses 3 {Halloween}

Main Street Silhouettes Vol. 7

Splatter Graffiti [Circles] Black

Splatter Graffiti [Borders] Conviction

Splatter Graffiti [Borders] Haunted

Splatter Graffiti [Borders] Purple Tide

Super Saver Bundle: Holiday ATC Collections

Halloween Magic Collab w/ sherrieJD

Mansion Masquerade {Quadruple Collab}

Mansion Masquerade {Quadruple Collab} Mixed Media Add On

Mansion Masquerade {Quadruple Collab} Clusters & Splatters

Midnight Mischief Collab w/ sherrieJD {BONUS! Free Collage Sheets w/ purchase!}

Spooky Hollow Grab Bag w/ DeCrow Designs

Steampunk Spooktacular Spectacle Collab w/ Studio Rebecca

Steampunk Spooktacular Spectacle Collab Extras

Alice’s Curiously Spooky Night

Día de los Muertos {DOS}

Dia de los Muertos {All Souls’ Day} Collab

Splatter Graffiti [Borders] Día de los Muertos

Hallowe’en in OZ

Field Notes II {Fall}

Splatter Graffiti [Photo Masks] 8 (Field Notes)

My Fairy Friends Mini-Kit Vol. 2

My Fairy Friends Mini-Kit Vol. 6

{Studio Box Workshops No. 2} “31″ Halloween Art Journal

 

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 – new day} and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

***Art Journaling 101 is now on Wednesdays!!!!!****

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Saturdays Are Fun: DIY Designer Pumpkins (Hybrid Style)

I’ve been wanting to make my own white and black pumpkins for a few weeks now, so I finally bought a few craft pumpkins and got down to business. I have to admit it’s been a few years since I have bought a pumpkin at Halloween, and last year, I didn’t even decorate for Halloween. We don’t have kids, and we didn’t host a Halloween party last year, so I didn’t see the point in decorating. This year, I’ve been looking at Halloween decor on Pinterest for weeks now, and  I couldn’t wait to decorate! That’s where I saw many ideas for black and white pumpkins. I’ll  share my step-by-step instructions for how I used Tangie’s products to create my designer pumpkin!

INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1. Gather your supplies: I used white and black acrylic paint, foam paint brushes, fine tipped paint brushes, Sharpie or similar marker, scissors, an adhesive, pencil, pins, and of course, pumpkins. Also aluminum foil.

 

Step 2. Cover the stems with aluminum foil so that when you paint the pumpkin, you will not get paint on the stem.

 

Step 3. Paint the pumpkins white. Apply several coats if necessary depending on taste. On one of the small pumpkins, I used my black Copic marker (or your can use a Sharpie…I love how the Copic writes smoothly over paint) to draw a chevron pattern. For the sake of time, I freehand drew the chevron pattern, however if I were to do it again, I would have printed out Tangie’s chevron pattern and traced it more carefully.

 

Step 4. Use the marker to fill in the edges of the chevron outline.

 

Step 5. Fill in the chevron stripes by painting them in with black acrylic paint. This pumpkin is finished!

 

Step 6. Move over to your computer and in your photo-editing software, open a silhouette from Tangie’s Silhouette Collab with Molly DeCrow. Open a witch’s hat from Alice’s Curiously Spooky Night in the Anniversary Grab Bag. I flipped the hat so it was facing the right way, and placed it on the silhouette’s head. I measured the pumpkin to see how big I needed the silhouette to be, and made it such size on a 8.5″ x 11″ document. I also added Hand Cut Collage Fodder: Houses 3 {Halloween} to print out on the same document for my art journal.

Step 7. Cut out the silhouette from the paper.

Step 8. Pin silhouette onto pumpkin. (I saw this trick on another tutorial, and I don’t remember where…I’ll add the source as soon as I find it.)

 

Step 9. Trace around silhouette and remove paper.

 

Step 10. Paint in silhouette with black acrylic paint.  I used a heat gun to dry the silhouette to save time. I also used another stencil to create a frame around the witch silhouette. Part of that frame includes an oval drawn in pencil.

 

Step 11. Follow the line of the pencil with glue (I used Fabri-Tac, as I love how it holds bulky things).  Take vintage beads and place into glue. This pumpkin is finished!

 

Here are my finished pumpkins together! I’m so thrilled with how they turned out.

Here are Tangie’s silhouette kits to choose from:

Here are more designer pumpkin ideas. I hope you are inspired, and if you make one, please link us up in the comments:

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 – new day} and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

***Art Journaling 101 is now on Wednesdays!!!!!****

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Saturdays Are Fun: Playing with the {Studio Box Workshops No. 2} “31″ Halloween Art Journal

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{Studio Box Workshops No. 2} “31″ Halloween Art Journal

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Happy October 1st! If you are like me, Halloween is one of your favorite months. Halloween is all of autumn and your favorite nostalgic memories rolled into one. Halloween is cooler temperatures. Halloween is little kids’ picking out fantasy costumes. Halloween is busy mothers’ sewing said costumes. Halloween is Reeses’ and Hershey’s and my husband’s favorite: Mary Janes candies, a vintage peanut butter type of taffy. Halloween is black cats. Halloween is spooky stories. Halloween is bobbing for apples. Halloween is whimsical outdoor decorations, and indoor decorations too. Halloween is walking for miles on Halloween night from neighbor to neighbor with Dad. Halloween is saying “Trick or Treat.” Halloween is having enough candy until Easter.

Now we can express our love for Halloween in one of our favorite ways, with an art journal! I’m going to make mine into a hybrid board book. That is, once my husband finishes downloading all the drivers for the printer after he recently re-formatted our computer…just telling me last night at 9 p.m.  I was hoping to at least how you my cover, but that will have to wait til next week. In the meantime, I can share with you my first nine pages!!!! Of course, I’m talking about Tangie’s {Studio Box Workshops No. 2}

“31″ Halloween Art Journal

Art Journal Pages by Julie Ann Shahin

The first page in the upper left corner is my cover, and then you will see I numbered the pages.  Watch my gallery to see my Halloween Art Journal pages updated daily!!!  I can’t wait to dig into the daily prompts.

 

Join Studio Tangie for an entire month of Halloween fun!

Thirty-one “October” inspired prompts & assorted activities (one for each day) will help you start an art journal and have it completely finished in 31 days

Whatever you go for,  it can be done digitally or with mixed-media!

Included in the Studio Box #2:

31 Daily Prompts in .jpg format with a BONUS PDF
4 Tutorial Videos (1 digital and 3 mixed-media) hosted on a site EXCLUSIVELY for this class–password and link included in your downloads
20 Hand Painted Papers in 12×12 Digital Format
2 Worksheets with bonus supporting materials
16 “Paper Cuts”
9 BONUS Printable style masks, gesso and overlays
Matching Desktop Background Image for the month
Blog Static Blinkie Image
Recipe for Tangie’s famous Halloween Popcorn ;)
Link to google document with current updated supply list

 

 

 

 

 

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 – new day} and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

***Art Journaling 101 is now on Wednesdays!!!!!****

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Saturdays Are Fun: 12 Steps to Halloween Project with Altered Bottlecap and Clothespin

 

Saturdays Are Fun: 12 Steps to Halloween Project with Altered Bottlecap and Clothespin

 

Tutorial Peek Preview

Today I’m going to share with you a fun tutorial for a Halloween Decoration using Tangie’s Collage Printable from the Midnight Mischief Collab with Sherrie JD.  First of all, I was inspired by all of the black and white Halloween decorations that I have seen on Pinterest. For instance, this blinged pumpkin, this fun sentiment, this Halloween vignette,  these details,  and these stenciled pumpkins.

Midnight Mischief by Tangie and Sherrie JD

 

TUTORIAL

Step 1

Step 1. The first step is to take these Leaf Shapes from Say It With Letters.com and trace them upside down on felt. Do not adhere yet.

 

 

Step 2. Embroider

Step 2. Next, embroider with french knots and additional stitches. Adhere to leaves.

 

 

Step 3. Print Collage.

Step 3. Print Tangie’s Collage from Midnight Mischief. I printed it onto matte photo paper for my inkjet printer.

 

 

Step 4. Adhere Tinsel Ribbon to Bottle Cap.

Step 4. Adhere Tinsel Ribbon (My Mind’s Eye) to a recycled bottle cap.

 

 

Step 5. Trace Bottle Cap and Cut Out Collage Girl.

Step 5. I put the bottle cap on the collage girl, and traced around it, then cut out the collage girl. She fit into the bottle cap perfectly. Adhere. (also see photo below)

 

 

Step 7. Repeat Bottle Cap for Second Collage Image and Finish

Step 7. Take second bottle cap, and trace around boy image on collage sheet. Cut out and insert into bottle cap. Adhere. Take tinsel ribbon and adhere to outside of bottle cap.

Step 8. Take clothespin, and trace around on zebra border. Cut out and adhere to clothespin.

Step 9. Cut out tag with moon from collage sheet. Adhere to middle-sized leaf with a feather underneath it. Add trim. Adhere bottle cap.

Step 10. Take chipboard frame with a feather, and set on small leaf. Use trim to wrap around leaf and tie in knot. Adhere decorative button.

Step 11. Layer doily, vintage bingo card (or print one from one of Tangie’s kits!), chipboard frame, feather, trim, and bottle cap. Adhere all to leaf.

Step 12. Add clothespin to doily and bingo card for finishing touch!

 

Finished Halloween Project by Julie Ann Shahin

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 – new day} and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

***Art Journaling 101 is now on Wednesdays!!!!!****

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Saturdays Are Fun: Love for the Studio Tangie Gallery

Saturdays Are Fun: Love For The Studio Tangie Gallery

Did you know you are most welcome to post in the Studio Tangie Gallery with your layouts using Studio Tangie products? All you lovely artists in the Art Journal Caravan or just having fun using Studio Tangie goodies for scrapbooking photos can upload to this gallery too!

 

Here’s some delightful finds from the summer in the Studio Tangie Gallery!

Flora by peppapig

Give Flora by peppapig some love! I love the whole collage look of this page, what amazing creativity! Two very cool art dolls including the ostrich to the right side. Lovely work!

Credits: Flora Finery collab by Sherrie JD and Tangie Baxter at SBG and Deviantscrap.

 

Flora Lady by Scrappie Irene

Give  Flora Lady by Scrappie Irene some love! The art doll is so romantic with the cute hat, rose collar, and trail of flowers hanging from her waist. I love the vignette created with the oversized birdhouse too. Amazing!

Credits: Floral Finery by SherrieJD and Tangie Baxter

 

August AJC Adventure Quest by sugarmoon

August AJC Adventure Quest by sugarmoon

Give August AJC Adventure Quest Self Portrait by sugarmoon some love! Wow, what a cheerful and colorful collage of fun elements and photographs. It’s a beautiful self-portrait that just sings!

Credits: created using mostly Tangie products, and clip art

 

Diving In by SarahBarberDesign

Give Diving In by SarahBarberDesign some love! Can you count how many photos are in this baby? This is so inspirational. It’s a portrait of a life well-lived that is for sure! I love everything about this page.

{title} Diving in {credits} Chatterbox no. 1 (template) by Taylor Made Designs | Deconstructed, Diving In and As If By Magic by Tangie Baxter.

 

Collect Yourself by 5angels

Give Collect Yourself by 5angels some love!

What a creative way to use a shadowbox! I love it. The title and subtitle are very clever. The photos are fantastic, capturing the action in such detail. I am not a big sports fan, but this page just makes me want to look at everything.

Created Using:
Art Journal Caravan 2011 Provisions {Parcel 32 with Ztampf!} By Tangie

 

Est. 2006 by Cynthia

Give Est. 2006 by Cynthia some love!

Beautiful is the absolute first word that comes to mind, how could it not?!!! This is such a thoughtful layout. Amazing composition, great use of white space. Lovely use of embellishments. Beautiful child. Beautiful in every way!!!

Credits: Everything from Tangie’s A Door Just Opened

 

Tangie the Magnificent! by persnicketychick

Give Tangie the Magnificent! by persnicketychick some love!

Isn’t this portrait of our amazing leader just so fabulous? Amber has done it again! This girl should be a professional!

“Just a little something to honor Tangie both as my friend and the magnificent designer she is. I swear she has to be some sort of a magician to kick those kits out as fast as she does! LOL”

Credits:
Everything from Studio Tangie Baxter-
As If By Magic, Ultimate Art Doll, Collage Fodder Strips and a bunch of previews from some of my favorites of Tangie’s kits.

 

Dreams by twinsmomflor

Give Dreams by twinsmomflor some love! This page uses some of my favorite Tangie products to create a stunning statement. It makes me want to digi art journal right now!

 

Credits:
Collage Painted Quote Bundle by Tangie Baxter
http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/Co…te-Bundle.html
Art Journal Caravan 2011 Provisions (Parcel 30) Apprentice Art Box Edition by Tangie Baxter
http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/Ar…Parcel-30.html
Art Journal Caravan 2011 Provisions (Parcel 25) collab by Tangie Baxter and Beth Rimmer
http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/Ar…Parcel-25.html

 

Hey Doll by sbpoet

Give Hey Doll by sbpoet some love!

 

I love color! This page does not disappoint! A fun and whimsical collage page. Such creative juxapositions of elements such as the tape on her cheek, fruit on the butterflies, and paint on the rainbow!

Credit: Everything from Hey Doll–It’s Summer {Collab W/ Spun Monkey Designs} By Tangie

 

Warning! by Jenny McD

Give Warning! by Jenny McD some love!! This is certainly eye-catching with the large porthole door. The warning “Do not open! They’ll eat U alive!” is certainly foreboding. Adorable page!

Credits: Steampunk Maritime by Studio Tangie and Studio Rebecca; Fonts: Pea Danley and Lucida Blackletter

 

Golden Child by foxeysquirrel

Give Golden Child by foxeysquirrel some love!

I love this page that shows off all you can do with the Flora Finery kit. The ostrich is too adorable, and the falling feather is genius!

Credit: SHERRYJD and TANGIE BAXTER have created another NEW COLAB: FLORA FINERY THIS IS The ULTIMATE DOLL COLLAB by the two amazing designers!

Tangie Baxters: Steampunk Maritime (background)

 

Floral Fantasy by anniesmom

Give Floral Fantasy by anniesmom some love!

Such fun whimsy on this page! The bird doll is so amazing, and the carpet of flowers just wows me. I’m loving all the details!

Credits:
Flora Finery-Tangie Baxter/SherrieJD
Background-blend of several different papers

 

Collect by anneofalamo

Give Collect by anneofalamo some love!

Picking my jaw up off the floor, what amazing layering and attention to detail! I wonder how long this took Anne? Magnificient digi work!!!!

Journaling:
Of all the things I could collect it seems that dust is the one that finds me the most often

Oh I played and played, and had pure fun.
Credits: First off I got the free SIXTH ARTiculate Set from Ztamp’s store.
Than I added lots of fun from Haunted Pirates and the Collect Kit along with the Art Journal Caravan #32 Ztampf did with Tangie Baxter. I did grab a few of Tangie’s things in my stash!

 

Star Wars Lego by LynnZant

Give Star Wars Lego by LynnZant some love!!!

This is a perfect use of this kit if I ever saw one! Fabulous design and composition. Awesome journaling! Well done Lynn!

In A Galaxy Far, Far Away…W/ FREE ADD ON PACK By Tangie

 

Upload your most recent Studio Tangie layout to the Studio Tangie Gallery and then link up here using Mr. Linky!

 

 

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 – new day} and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

***Art Journaling 101 is now on Wednesdays!!!!!****

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Saturdays Are Fun: Flea Market Finds Part 2

Saturdays Are Fun: Flea Market Finds Part 2

Photos by Julie Ann Shahin

If I could do anything for an afternoon, I would most likely spend it thrifting through a flea market! Lucky for me, Tangie has asked me to share photos of flea market finds. You can find my previous Flea Market Finds post here.

I’m not quite sure exactly what the allure is, perhaps it’s the curiosity, the draw of an amazing deal…the possibility of a one-of-a-kind item. I love vintage styles, and that’s the kind of thing that I look for. I am also intrigued by items that have been upcycled – given a second life and re-purposed.

According to Fleamarketqueen.com, “flea markets originated in the Middle East where they were known as outside markets.” The first flea market, as we know it, took place in Paris in 1885 called Le Marche aux puces de Saint-Ouen.  “marche aux puces” literally translates to “flea market.” (Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Where_did_the_name_Flea_Market_come_from#ixzz1XVrC8N2b)

This flea market is the most famous one in Paris and is still in operation with over 2000 shops according to this website. “Visiting to some stalls in this flea market is as if visiting a museum,” writes the author of gisparis.com/paris_shopping/flea_market.htm.

The term “flea market” didn’t begin popping up with any real frequency until the 1950s. At that time, it was usually used to refer to markets of this type in Paris, Spain and elsewhere in Europe. During the 1960s, however, it began to be applied more frequently to such gatherings in the United States.  (Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Where_did_the_name_Flea_Market_come_from#ixzz1XVrosxdL)

If you’d like to find a flea market in your area in the U.S., check out these links.  I could not find a link for an international directory, if you know of one, please leave a link in the comments please!

Earlier this summer, my husband and I went to the LW Emporium Antiques and Crafts Co-Op. It’s a 15,000 sq. feet, 3 story renovated barn.  Here’s a visual story of our visit:

LW Emporium Photo by Julie Ann Shahin

 

LW Emporium Photo by Julie Ann Shahin

 

Me Under Arbor Photo by Julie Ann Shahin

 

 

Inside the Co-Op Photo by Julie Ann Shahin

 

Flea Market by Julie Ann Shahin

 

Flea Market by Julie Ann Shahin

 

Flea Market by Julie Ann Shahin

 

Flea Market by Julie Ann Shahin

 

Flea Market by Julie Ann Shahin

 

Flea Market by Julie Ann Shahin

 

Flea Market by Julie Ann Shahin

 

Upcycled Find by Julie Ann Shahin

 

 

Flea Market by Julie Ann Shahin

 

Flea Market by Julie Ann Shahin

 

Flea Market by Julie Ann Shahin

 

Flea Market by Julie Ann Shahin

RESOURCES:

 

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 Tuesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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Saturdays Are Fun: The Chevron Trend

Saturdays Are Fun: The Chevron Trend

One of the current design trends is the Chevron pattern. It is an inverted V, like a wave with the hard pointed edge.  It is interesting to know of the history of the design that “the chevron occurs in early art including designs on pottery and rock carvings. Examples can be found approximately 1800 BC in archaeological recovery of pottery designs from the palace of Knossos on Crete in the modern day country of Greece.[1]” (via Wikipedia)

Chevron is often referred to as herringbone, however the two are different designs.

Lilies on Chevron by maureen lunn, photo used with Creative Commons License Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

Here you can see the chevron waves above.

Below you can see the difference in the herringbone pattern. Notice how the diagonal pattern blocks merge and lock together.

Tile by dani0010, photo used with Creative Commons License Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)

 

Now that we have that straightened out, let’s take a look at some talented artists…

Scrapbooking and Card Inspiration

 

Wishing You Rainbows & Sunshine Card by Karolyn Loncon, used with permission

Wishing You Rainbows & Sunshine Card by Karolyn Loncon

PRODUCTS USED:

STAMPS: PRACTICING CREATIVITY DESIGNS (Retro Christmas Backgrounds); PAPERTREY INK (Up, Up & Away Sentiments and Scattered Showers Additions)
INK: TSUKINEKO (Onyx Black VersaFine Dye Ink); A MUSE STUDIO (Ocean and Lime Pigment Ink); FRESH INK (Mango, Red Currant and Pink Lemonade Pigment Ink)
PAPER: FRENCH POPTONE (Sno Cone CS); NEENAH CLASSIC CREST (Ultra Smooth Solar White CS)
ACCESSORIES: MY FAVORITE THINGS (Clouds Die); PAPERTREY INK (Clouds Dies and Lemon Tart Button); STAMPIN’ UP! (Stampin’ Dimensionals)

Thanks for looking!! For more fun chit-chat, please visit my blog, Paper Therapy !

 

Celebrate Card by Wendy Price, used with permission

Celebrate Card by Wendy Price

 

Layered punches to create the rainbow chevron design.

punch: Kreaxions 303
stamp: Stampendous

for more info visit Wendy’s blog http://paperinkandsmiles.blogspot.com/

 

King of the Crib by Julie Ann Shahin

King of the Crib by Julie Ann Shahin

One Page Sketch #8 by Allison Davis of Sketch Support

This layout was created with my CKC August Second Kit: Lion’s Roar {for Boys and Men} Photos here and here

 

Art Journal Caravan #25 Catch by firecracker55

Art Journal Caravan #25 Catch by firecracker55

 

Credits -
Berna Datema – Digital Logbook (BG paper
Tangie Baxter – AFC11 Parcel 24 (grunge graphics);Bee True (beehive)
Beth Rimmer – AJC11 Parcel 25 (arm)
Calli Designs – My Honey (honey jar, honey comb)
Art by January – The Pond (flies, jar)
Brandy Murry – Paint Sheers
Fonts were Taylor_Mackenzie and SKT AND DESTROY

 

Art and Design

Tangie recently released a brush set that included a chevron pattern in the Art Journal Caravan 2011 Provisions {Parcel 24} Apprentice Art Box Edition, (as seen above in the art journal page by firecracker55).

Art Journal Caravan 2011 Provisions {Parcel 24} Apprentice Art Box Edition By Tangie

Parcel #24 is an Apprentice Art Box Edition!
It contains paint brushes for all programs including .pngs and an .abr file.  It is designed to work well with The Art Journal Caravan. It’s also great for everyday scrapping or altered art projects.

10 Graphic brushes and 10 grunge versions of the same included.

A video tutorial will be posted for Art Journal Caravan Members in the forums with your Friday Itinerary! Remember, it’s your LAST CHANCE to join the Art Journal Caravan no later than September 31st!

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 Tuesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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Saturdays Are Fun: Good Words

Happy Saturday! Words have power unlike anything else. They can make us laugh, they can uplift us, they can give us hope. In our art, words add deeper meaning and significance. To give you some inspiration, here are a few quotes I’ve found recently that are my favorites!

Source: None via Julie on Pinterest

 

I love this quote! Doesn’t it make you want to make something RIGHT NOW?!???

 

 

May positive energy flow to you and to all you love.

 

Source: ffffound.com via Julie on Pinterest

 

This is so true for me! How about you?  My name is Julie, I am addicted to my computer.

 

 

What a great way to re-frame the idea of  fail-ing. Beautiful.

 

 

Amen. Do what you love, and delegate the rest!

 

Source: weheartit.com via Julie on Pinterest

 

Ah!!! Very deep indeed. Where does your mind go when it wanders?

 

I hope you are inspired by these words today, and are excited to make art! Have a great weekend. xoxo

 

Saturdays Are Fun: Brilliant Color

“Life is about using the whole box of crayons.  ~RuPaul”

For the Love of Color! I do love color. You won’t see very many monochromatic scrapbook or art journal pages in my gallery. There is nothing wrong with monochromatic pages, in fact, I think they are beautiful, but I just never know how to stop adding color!

Please allow me to share my love of color with you today with some fun and brilliant color photo finds! Also at the end, I’ll share some of Tangcie’s most colorful offerings and some gallery findings!

 

Exotic gypsy lamp and color love, photographer unknown as this was P’inned from a private blog

 

 

The aqua blue background just takes my breath away. Photographer unknown.

 

 

The wall colors anchor the jewel colors in this room.

 

 

Fabulous creativity in this decor. Source appears to be diamondbarattadesign.com thanks to the watermark.

 

Source: None via Emily on Pinterest

 

Brilliant pink! I love pink, don’t you? Photographer unknown.

 

 

More pink, what a daring color for a house exterior! Photographer unknown.

 

Source: weheartit.com via Emily on Pinterest

 

I would love to take a walk in the woods here! Flower Forest Posters at AllPosters.com, found on http://www.allposters.com/-sp/Flower-Forest-Posters_i4469033_.htm

 

 

 

 

Source: zuzafun.com via Emily on Pinterest

 

This is the Dutch landscape in May. Source: http://www.zuzafun.com/netherlands-tulips-in-may

 

 

 

Brilliant bokeh photography! I believe there is a tutorial here:

DSLR Bokeh Tutorial

 

 

Source: flickr.com via Andrea on Pinterest

 

Fun an colorful cupcakes. Self taught cake magician from the uk. who loves all things cake. www.niceicing.com

 

 

 

Yum! via http://capturelifeoncanvas.tumblr.com/post/3777671659

 

Source: weheartit.com via Amy on Pinterest

 

“Be The Rainbow.”

 

Source: flickr.com via Kristi on Pinterest

 

Colorful doors, very summer-y! Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/robypuntoe/2451540828/in/faves-three-20/

 

 

Neal’s Yard, London. Photographer unknown.

 

 

Awe-inspiring! Source

 

 

Beautiful piano via Courtney Walsh, Telling Stories

 

 

Source: wallbase.cc via Jessica on Pinterest

 

Computer Wallpaper via Wallbase

 

Source: flickr.com via Tricia on Pinterest

 

Zip! by By Pink Flutterby ƸӜƷ © OFF

 


 

Rainbow Braid via Pinkyjinx

 

Source: daintyloops.com via Amy on Pinterest

 

Yummy pom poms! via daintyoops.com

 

Source: flickr.com via Amy on Pinterest

 

Postcard via Kelly Bumford

 

 

Colors of Holi

 

 

Fabric by Robert Kaufman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: flickr.com via Amy on Pinterest

 

Wreck This Journal (Fill the Page with Circles) by kittypinkstars

 

 

 

Found in the Scrapbookgraphics Art Journal Caravan 2011 Gallery

Here is a collection of the most colorful and fun pages recently uploaded to the Art Journal Caravan 2011 Gallery. Aren’t they most delightful? Please show these artists some love by clicking on the images and going to their page to give them some praise!

AJC 2011 - #27 Observe by Artgirl - click to give love

 

Fan For Life by SpunMonkey - click to give love

 

Forget The Series by RucolaDesigns - click to give love

 

 

AJC#28{Foget} by digiprincess - click to give love

 

 

Week 27 Observe by Hollie H - click to give love

Light by SpunMonkey - click to give love

 

AJC 2011 - #4 Stretch by ArtGirl - click to give love

 

Itinerary #33- Light by jaedde - click to give love

 

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Gesso Messy! Episode No. 2 {Gelato} By Tangie

Gesso Messy! Episode No. 2
I am so in love with gesso these days and I got a good chuckle out of the fact that “Gesso Messy”  sounds exactly like “Just SO messy”– a fitting name for that ooey, gooey, painty-like white stuff us mixed-media artists are always raving about!
The good news? You don’t have to get YOUR hands messy!

This “messy episode” comes with 4 clusters.

 

Hey Doll--It's Summer {Collab W/ Spun Monkey Designs} By Tangie

I’m thrilled to present my newest collab with Spun Monkey Designs!
You may have seen her amazing work in our gallery here at SBG as a collage artist and now I’m excited to be debuting her first kit with me!

Hey Doll – It’s Summer! School’s out, the days are longer and the nights are warm. It’s all about fun in the sun!  Bright and quirky, perfect for your art journal pages and scrapping those sunny memories!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

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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 Tuesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com


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