Monday, May 7, 2012

Finding Fun (Houses)

It's week 2 of Carolyn's Finding Fun and the theme this week is Houses. While I was listening to the Paperclipping Members-Only Webinar on National Scrapbook Day, I decided to add a house to my art journal. My computer is at my desk rather than my craft table, so I simply opened my art journal to a new page & pulled over the trash can that sits under my craft table. I constructed a house with bits & pieces of packaging, ribbons, and patterned paper that I was throwing away. I then added more detail with some markers and colored pencils.

[Disclaimer: I am not an artist. I really can't draw (unless stick figures count). I'm not an architect and have never worked in construction. However, the idea is to have fun - which I did. Feel free to laugh out loud . . . that way I'll know you're having fun, too.!]

Be sure to check out Carolyn's other ideas to celebrate Houses this week!

15 comments:

  1. Love what you've done,Melissa.

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  2. hmph, not an artist huh? I would disagree! What a wonderful house you've created!

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  3. Great job! I think it looks cool. Love the ribbons you added. I am with you - no artist here either so I always shy away from art journals.

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  4. I've been wanting to try a house too...and it would fit perfectly for my gratefullness post in my art journal this week...yea! TFS...it's a fun page!

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  5. And I've been meaning to look at her blog challenge, sounds neat, anything to get me a little more creative if possible!

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  6. Wow, I love how you've used all the bits that would have been thrown away - and as for not artistic, well I certainly think it is arty.
    Thanks for joining in.

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  7. I am always drawn towards house motifs - they really resonate with me and this one I love! It's warm and cosy and happy looking. What could be nicer?

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  8. Looks like very nice house to me Melissa!
    Alison xx

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  9. This is adorable Melissa! I've thought about art journaling, but I felt like you, I'm not an artist. But this looks so fun! Really cute!

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  10. I didn't laugh - but I did smile :) It's a lovely, fun page x

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  11. I love this!!!
    Even a name plaque above the door just like Winnie the Pooh lol
    x x x

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  12. Ooohhh I like it ...very, very much

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  13. Great job! I love making houses out of bits and pieces - the shapes are so easy to work with.
    Rinda

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  14. I think you did a magnificent job, love the colors and the style :)

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  15. Thanks for all your lovely comments, just found your "Finding Fun - House" and it is super. I especially like how you have used the packaging. BJ

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