Tuesday, May 31, 2011

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week #59 ~ Back to Basics

This week at City Crafter Challenge Blog, Ros picked a lovely inspiration photo


and a super fun theme

Back to Basics

to use paint AND cardboard on your project

fun huh?

I bought this book at thrift store 2 months ago


I was excited because I had something brewing in my mind, came home and showed it to my husband my "good find" for 50 cents, he said "Oh wow, that is a good book, I've read that and loved it"

uh oh....... hmmmmm.... should I go ahead and "ruin" this? Because what I had in mind wasn't about reading but rather uh... painting......

Well, I was going to do a Paris quote book, I started 2 pages and decided that I need to take a class and learn all the basics, so I signed up for a Mixed Media Art Course with Christy Tomlinson, I just started the class few days ago and had watched 12 out of 28 videos for week 1 assignment, but since this week's theme is calling to me so I decided to show you part of my Paris Quote Book today


before my supplies arrived, the watercolor paint is what I used as base
I also tear a piece of cardboard from all my shipping boxes and cut a heart out of it


so here is my Paris Quote Book page 3 


In my heart.....


there is a room for Paris......

Since I already show you page 3, I don't mind showing you page 1 of my Paris Quote Book as well


Page 1 - "Paris is always a good idea" ~ Audrey Hepburn


most of the stuff are really bits and pieces from my "scraps mug"


and page 2 is a quote by Ernest Hemingway


"There are only two places we could live happy: at home and in Paris"


I lost all my Europe trips photos one and a half years ago when my old Macbook quit on me, so what's remain in terms of photos are really limited, they are in bad quality for prints as what I stored in my old I-phone is all I have right now.... : (


before I pick up all the things I need to learn about Mixed Media Art, the Paris Quote Book is actually a practice page for me....


I am not sure how long is going to take to finish this book, maybe a year or two, but for now, maybe you want to hop over to City Crafter Challenge Blog to see what our fabulous DT had create for you, and this week, we had a prize from Pixie Dust Paperie, hop right over and join in the fun!!!!

NEW Paper pad at The Pixie Shop

this 6x6 paper pad is super fun, you might want to get yours now!

22 comments:

Lynnda Hosni said...

Kirsty... you are such a talented lady!... this is just awesome!!!... I love getting something over at the OPP shop(YAY)...especially when you can upcycled and beautify!! TFS ... totally rocked and very inspiring!!... gotta try one day!!... hugs...xoxo

yyam said...

Such fun pages! Great way to use up those odds and ends!

Elenochka said...

Wow, what a lot of wonderful work in there.Perhaps the remaining photos can be retouched in Photoshop ... Make them black and white, looks like vintage...anyway you can try)))

Ros said...

What a fabulous creation! ... I love this Kirsty ... so sorry you lost you pictures though ... have a lovely day

Deb Hickman said...

What a great idea for an art journal,love it.xxxx

Janetcraft said...

so fun to have this basic idea!

jacirascrap said...

Isso é uma obra de arte! Que idéia legal!! Adorei!

Evelin said...

This is just gorgeous! :)

Pauline said...

This is gorgeous Kirsty, I love what you have done with your thrifty buy!

Jane Wetzel said...

gosh I sure love these books...I am working on mine..this is great inspiration! awesome!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh this turned out AWESOME!! I just love love love it and loving the quotes! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Cheryl Nelson said...

So fun and fabulous and creative!! LOVE the quotes...LOVE the book!

Linda R. said...

Your pages look wonderful my friend.. How are you liking the class so far. So many Videos. I have only started on the cover of my book and gesso a couple of pages.. But it sure is fun..

Hugs, Linda

Helen Tilbury said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous Kirsty! I have no problem destroying old books - it is repurposing or "enhancing" but my hubby doesn't get it either!

syviastamps said...

Your book is so fun, Kirsty! Creative as well as fabulous! Are you going to show it when you are finished...if it takes awhile will you please update it! My creative juices are standing by waiting for the headaches to go away! It is really difficult to sit and create when the head is pounding, I was asleep when you posted this last night. First time in a long time! Happy day to you! Sylvia

Elborgi said...

thats wonderful memorie book
Elma

Linda B said...

What a wonderful idea... I love your project! This is so fun!!!

Patrice said...

Art journal!!!

papertrails leaver said...

Kristy your altered book is turning out fabulous! I like the different colors on the apges and especially the one with the quote from Audrey about Paris. Can't wait to visit there this summer. Hope you had a great birthday. Happy belated Birthday! :) Amy

Davi said...

Kirsty You book is WONDERFUL I love it! Suchpcool and fun elements you have altered with! Looking forward to seeing the rest :) Also I missed your birthday Sat. Hope you had a great day !

Ira said...

You creative girl! Look what you did to all the pages, they're artistic!!

Craftylicious said...

such a gorgeous project Kirsty! love the colours and techniques! :)