Christmas creativity - drawing


We have been up to all kinds of creativity over the past month
so I have scheduled some short posts about some of the things that we have made
while I take a wee break from this blog.
(and yes, there is a tangle challenge scheduled for Monday too!)


Like most tweens, my daughter loves the colour turquoise and glitter!  These are simple Ikea frames that are perfect for her changing taste, she can swap out the photos whenever she chooses.


 There are quite often 3 puppy pictures in the arrangement, so for the other frames I painted 2 snowflakes and drew an Olaf snowman.  I added tiny white rhinestones to the snowflakes and wrote the words Peace, Love and Joy on the drawings.  They are each "matted" with turquoise glitter cardstock and then placed on top of the mat in the frame.


Wishing you peace this season!
~ joey ~

joey's weekly tangle challenge #40

This tangle challenge is for anyone who enjoys using tangles in their art. 
Whether you are an experienced artist or new to drawing, we're here to learn from each other and have fun with our art!
I hope that you will find my challenges fresh, stimulating and rewarding!

Use the Link Up at the bottom of the post to share your work. 
note:  the link up never closes, so you can come back and link up to any challenge, at any time. 
Click here to see past challenges.
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 Welcome to Challenge #40!
Wow, I find it hard to believe that I have been able to come up
 with this many ideas for challenges!
With the busyness of the Season
the next two weekly challenges will be small challenges
that can be completed in a short amount of time.
And, if you need it...
I hereby give you all permission to take time throughout the season
to do your artwork!

This week's challenge is small in the sense that I want to see you

chillon on a "twinchie"

A twinchie is a miniature card,
only 2x2" (5cmx5cm) square used for tangling
as well as other forms of creativity.
Chillon is a good tangle to relax with
and ends up looking like little puffy pillows or a quilt.
A nice restful challenge that offers you
a short creative break in your day.

I hope that you all have a wonderful holiday!
All the best,
~ joey ~
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Christmas challenge #39


This week our challenge was to 

tangle a word (or phrase) that describes
what the Holiday means to you
 
I feel that this one word
 sums up the entire holiday
quite nicely!
 
And for those of you wondering,
I will be pre-scheduling some small challenges
throughout the holiday.  Yah!
 
~ joey ~ 

joey's weekly tangle challenge #39

This tangle challenge is for anyone who enjoys using tangles in their art. 
Whether you are an experienced artist or new to drawing, we're here to learn from each other and have fun with our art!
I hope that you will find my challenges fresh, stimulating and rewarding!

Use the Link Up at the bottom of the post to share your work. 
note:  the link up never closes, so you can come back and link up to any challenge, at any time. 
Click here to see past challenges.
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By now I think we are all deeply
enveloped in the Holiday spirit so this week's challenge is to

tangle a word (or phrase) that describes
what the Holiday means to you

How you go about doing this is entirely up to you.

 Here are some ideas that may inspire you:
~ make your word the string
~ tangle inside the letters of the word
~ include a phrase in the corner of your artwork.

These are just random ideas,
I'm really looking forward to seeing the artwork
that appeared on your paper when you
thought about this challenge.

I hope that you are enjoying the season and filling the days
with an abundance of creativity!
~ joey ~ 

PS.  Just for fun,
if you do any other form(s) of art please 
leave a comment including a link to your work at the bottom of this post. 
We'd love to see your other creative talents!
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tangling a christmas card


Here is my Christmas card for this week's challenge.
I have used a combination of techniques that I have been wanting to play with.  
First I drew the tree baubles, cut them from coloured cardstock
and tangled them with Hibred and XYP.
I wrapped baker's twine around the top of each bauble and tied a bow.
The "merry christmas" was typed onto a thick fabric with our old manual typewriter.  I then frayed the edges of the fabric and attached it to a small piece of cardstock with two eyelets.
I lightly stamped the kraft card with a brown snowflake and rounded the corners.  The edges were "antiqued" with a brown stamp pad gently brushed around the edge of the card.
I elevated the merry christmas and the baubles with foam pads to give a raised effect.
Too fun!
~ joey ~

joey's weekly tangle challenge #38


This tangle challenge is for anyone who enjoys using tangles in their art. 
Whether you are an experienced artist or new to drawing, we're here to learn from each other and have fun with our art!
I hope that you will find my challenges fresh, stimulating and rewarding!

Use the Link Up at the bottom of the post to share your work. 
note:  the link up never closes, so you can come back and link up to any challenge, at any time. 
Click here to see past challenges.
 
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Welcome!
This week's challenge may come in handy in the coming days.
Today I want us to

tangle a Holiday gift tag or card

 I think the Holidays offer a wonderful opportunity to share our art with others.
If you feel timid doing this, a small tag or card is a perfect way to start.
If you have time to complete more than one tag or card,
please link them all to the Link Up below!
Relieve any seasonal pressure by joining in this challenge!
Breathe!
Happy Holidays!
~ joey ~

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