Thursday, January 10, 2013

JUST DO IT !!!

For years I have seen the Nike Ad of " Just Do It".   I certainly know what it means --- just get in there and do it Annette.  No dilly dally for you.   I do know how to do that well.   Should I paint a room or not?  What color? Will I like it?  Sort of indecision is I guess more like it.    Now our bedroom, a monster room I have already painted twice since being in the house for 4 years now.  What am I fixin to do?  Yep you guessed it paint it again.  So Mr. Nike I will "Just Do It".  I mean it is just a couple of gallons or so of paint and Mr. Graves moves the 8 foot ladder for me and up and down it I go like a monkey climbing a tree.  But not today.    My new Gelli Plate just came in, part of my Christmas present from Grandson and I have to make my Art Angel.  The cutie that she is.   Now I am teasing you aren't I?   More to come on them.   

On Roses on My Table the January prompt has something to do with beginning.  So I found this little saying and used it on my page/pages.  I always try to do two pages so my art journal will flow better.   Learned that in scrap booking years ago.  I have even made a two page spread in my scrap booking using one tiny photo.  This made me think, I will tell you for sure. 

So using the best cheap cheap craft paints I have, I did lots of layers on the pages.  Used stencils and plastic wrap and anything I could think of.  I then printed off lots of flowers on my cheap Wal-Mart copy paper and cut them all out.   Then I drew this big eyed girl, the better to see you with  said the wolf to little Red Riding Hood.  Really though so she can see clearly what is going on for 2013.   Did a little gluing and pen work on it and I was good to go.  I love the doodles and pen work.  I guess to me it is like putting the 9,000 beads on my Crazy Quilting work.  I used some Gel Pens and some pens I bought probably nearly 20 years ago for my scrap booking.   I cannot imagine why some of them are drying up.  : )





Here she is Miss Big Eyes, but fun to make and I know she is pushing me in the back saying come on Annette.  Just BEGIN!!!!!!

Now also on Roses I have joined the ATC group with my friend Janet being the hostess.  A great one I might add and makes it so much fun.  So  the theme was or is Love is in the Air.  So to me that yells and screams Valentines.  so here we go.  Thank goodness for paper lacy doilies and a little fancy smancy ribbon and some glitter paper I bought years ago. 

So here you go my ATC's for January.  


    Thanks so much for stopping by and seeing what is going on in my world today. 

XOXOXO
Annette 
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14 comments:

  1. Smashing journal spread Annette. Wondered if you felt the Gelli plate was worth the money.... x

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    1. Just got it my dear, just playing with it as we speak. Yep I think so, my goodness the possibilites are giant. On their facebook page, my friend Nancy said they post hints etc often. I think once a week or day or something like that. Thanks for liking the journal spread. Have a good warm day. xoxo

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  2. Gosh Annette, that is a truly wonderful page - light just shines out of it. How do you get started on an Art Journal? Any tips for a beginner like me? Would also love to hear how you and Ms Gelli get on together.... never heard about Gelli plates until about a week ago - now they are popping up everywhere!
    Shine on..
    Geraldine x

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    1. Hi Geraldine, Just sent you an email. Roses on my Table has a great group Journal journey and Zinnia has some videos on there, i feel like just get in there and play and Just Do It. xoxoxox

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    2. I have a link on my side bar to roses and Willowing. xoxo

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  3. Love those big eyes! and the all the colorful colors. Love the valentines too, so sweet! I didn't know you got a Gelli plate...I so much want to hear all about that!

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  4. wait--you didn't tell about the art angel. I want to know more about that!! I love the way you equate the 9000 beads on a crazy quilt to the doodling and pen work--very true!!

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  5. I only wish I had the even bigger gelli plate!!! It sure is fun. I can hear you oooing and ahhhing from here!!! Your ATC's are beautiful. Have a good time tonight!!

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  6. Oh the Art angel, I am almost finished with her, a task or whatever with Life Book with Tammy. suppose to draw this funky angel but mine kind of evolve Texas style, Even with bling and hair. Big hair.
    Did the background with the gelli. I have an 8x10 and thought about the bigger one, but still have Christmas money left if I need a bigger one. Will try and post tomorrow or Saturday on them and it. xxox

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  7. Annette you are like a fire work , your colorful creativity springs out from all pores :-)) LOVE the big eyed princess and your wonderful and romantic cards, everything is sweet and gorgeous ! Have fun my friend. xoxo

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  8. Wow Annette this is fantastic i love the eye's you are very talented. xx

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  9. Molto bella la signorina Big eyes!
    Bel lavoro!
    Have a nice weekend!

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  10. The journal page is fabulous! Those eyes are yummy! Love your aTC's as well...fun...old world valentine!

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  11. Beautiful work Annette!
    Those big eyes are gorgeous:)
    Hugs, Heidi:)

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