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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Get Messy: Challenge Yourself!

Hey you - ready... it's Thurrrsday! Yes! Only one more day til Friday! No I'm kidding, it's get messy and this months prompt was to challenge ourselves by creating with something new. I like anything you can buy new! I thought wow what a great prompt! As I started to think I remembered my Hello Kitty sewing machine that was just siting waiting to be used! Join me in my journey of frustration to conquer this machine.

So here is my masterpiece! I successfully added thread to my bobbin and threaded my needle! That was the hard part my friends! Crazy awesome in a cool hard way! So here is my girl that I got out of a magazine. I loved that she had a bubble in her mouth. I just glided my paper through the machine and it felt so good to finally be sewing. I know it's just paper but I am loving it. I also feel like after mastering this what else can I not do!


So since my theme was poppin bubbles I added these celebs to my pages and started sewing them on instead of adding adhesive. Now have mercy on me.... I'm new ooohkay? My lines are not straight but hey isn't this a get messy journal?  


Waa-laa!  

So this is my Hello Kitty sewing machine that I got last cyber Monday. It was an incredible deal for like $112 plus free shipping from Joann's. This Hello Kitty 18750-sewing-machine  regular price is $499. Crazy right? The crazier part is I bought it to sew on paper! Shhh... my honey thinks I'm going to hem pants. Ok sorry back to my pages...   

So  the other challenge was to journal. Journal hmmm... I find it hard to write a lot because I tend to get so personal. I did my best.

This page here I did write a bit. It's pretty personal and I chose to only include the picture because I thought it was FAB. I'm sorry this photo belongs to someone on IG. I don't remember the name! (Sorry)  


You Like? Since I was still feeling creative I brought out my nail polishes because why not!? I have never put it on paper> it was new to me> and I must say it was fun!  


That's what this is about making art FOR FUN!!
So ladies and gents... thanks for stopping by and please go check out my amazing get messy sisters here:  

If you are new here Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practise our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check outthese crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal




xoxo
Jossie Posie 





   

Monday, September 22, 2014

DIY Chalkboard on Canvas!

It's DIY time! Thanks for stopping by! I'm kinda crazy for upcycling things around my home instead of 
running out to buy. Today's item was this huge art on canvas that I had for over 6 years. It had ran it's course. I originally bought it at Bombay before they closed down their stores. So let's do this!   


THIS WAS BY FAR THE EASIEST project I have ever done! I do need to make banner to hang over and add some pazazz but here she is! I love her! This chalkboard is hanging in my kitchen. I'm lookin forward to putting a menu on their or letting my little guy draw. It's such a fun new piece that everyone in the house can enjoy!






I had my son spray chalk board paint directly on the canvas. We allowed the first coat to dry for 15 minutes. Once it was dry he sprayed another coat.







This here is the canvas after the second coat was going on. We then let is dry for about an hour. Then brought it back into the house. 




Here it is on my wall. I added Target's $1 chalk all over. Still nervous as I thought how easy is this and will it work!? 


 

I am happy to report - it worked! I wiped the chalk off and began to write "trick or treat". The chalk went on like butta!

Off to make a banner to hang over my giant chalkboard canvas! 

xoxo
Jossie 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Pens, Pens and More Pens........

    Hey yall.... it's Saturday! I hope you all are enjoying a lovely weekend. I have many projects I am trying to do around the house this weekend and going to my girlfriend's craft party on Sunday. It's going to be fun!
Today I wanted to tell you about some new pens and my thoughts. I enrolled in yet another Studio Calico class called ... Agenda. Like I needed another class. I wanted to start it with a great pen.

    The pen that is being sold for the class the pilot-frixon-erasable-pen and I purchased it. I also purchased a Uniball Signo 207 in Bold. I compared them both to the extra fine Sharpie. Here are my thoughts.
The winner!

The uniball is just as great as the sharpie in its powerful punch of blackness. The only difference is it glides so smooth on paper! The frixion for me was just ok but I do love the fact you can erase. 

Here is the backside of my page in my notebook.The sharpie tends to show up. So there you have it.
If your lookin for a great pen go for the Retractable Uniball Pen (Bold) .

Let's write!

xoxo
Jossie  

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Get Messy Art Journal: Let's do this!

 Ok you know the drill....... it's THURSDAY! Today I am sharing pages out of my journal with you folks. Now keep in mind I'm an amature! I create with my two little hands and I usually don't know what comes out until I'm sitting there and sh** just starts happening. This week I'm a lil angry lol - why you ask...? Ok hmm I will tell you. I want a new filofax planner or a kiki k planner BUT I can not bring myself to buy it. I have a new Kate Spade Agenda and an old Kate Spade A5. Oh and a new Bando planner that's totally cute but way to small. So yeah I'm pist and just basically being a baby. Ok enough I will get over it. :)
Let's get messy shall we.........



That's me and you!

I used a white jelly roll from Sakura on this blk card stock. I think this white pen is pretty damn awesome :)



The madness. Filo this and that. Forget that noise I'm going to make my Kate Spade planner shine!  




Oh here we have these washi tapes that I just am totally crushing on. 

I decided they all needed to be shown. 


So I just wrote my feelings to them. That's normal right? 



Oh ok ... here is my drawing of Jackie O. I love her and her style. I secretly want to cut my hair short like her.

Ok my friends please go check out my #getmessy sisters!
  If you are new here Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practise our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check outthese crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal



Thank you for stopping by!


Jossie and The Pussy Cats!!! 


Monday, September 15, 2014

Let's laminate everything! DIY Project Life Tag

Happy Monday! Today I am sharing a project life tag I made for my " This is me class" with Maggie Holmes. I started off with free printable's from Shanna Noel. I cut these out by hand and made a tag that I could use on my page. I have tons of lil confetti from Studio Calico and I never know what to do with them. So here we goooo....





Easy peasy lemony squeezey! All that was left to do after this was to trim the edges! Best lil invention for $17.99 at your local target!


Here are some tags I created for my nephew's sweets table. 

Thanks for coming by!



Thursday, September 11, 2014

Get Messy Thursday! Holla!

Oh yeah it's Thursday and that means one thing... all these crafty vixens share their pages today! Here are mine! I really had no clue where I was going with my pages so they are pretty much all over the place.    


Frsikat!

She 

This here peeps is a lot of ink from a stabilo pen and it was so fun to just shade in. Adult coloring in its best form :)


This is my journal and let's say... this is the first time I have really stuck with something for the FUN of it! 

If you are new here Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practise our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check outthese crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal



Thank you for stopping by!


Jossie and The Pussy Cats!!! 


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Art Class with Dina Wakley

Morning my crafty peeps! Today I am sharing a class I took last month with Dina Wakley. She is awesome and super talented! Look at these colors below of her new mixed media line! The colors are all FAB! I can't give up all her techniques because that would not be fair to her and her business. I will however share a couple of fun shots I took from my day! -let's go!
yummy yum yum! pure fun!

my desktop... subject: drawing faces

selfie! these sweet ladies were so excited to take a selfie!

Oh yes... but first a selfie with Dina!

The master showing us how she creates magic!

My face drawing......

This was my before on the left. Looks a lil silly :)

I did not escape class with out getting some paint on me!
So there you have it! I had so much fun! I went solo but met many sweet ladies! Now if I could just get to my desk and practice what I learned we will be alright!

hmmm I need to make time to play!

xoxo
Jossie