Thursday, April 5, 2018

2 Weeks to Go

Hi there. Thursday has arrived and this week is just buzzing right by. I am officially starting to get excited as in 2 weeks I leave for Japan. But first, mid-term exams are coming up at school and I have about a million other things I need to do.
So today I have a couple of pieces of art for you.
First of all I have started a new themed journal,it's got a western theme. One of my pages is perfect for the Masculine theme over at Moo Mania.
I made this page by first taking some brownish tissue paper that something that came in the mail was wrapped in.  The rodeo rider was a photo in a catalogue that came in the mail also. I added a die cut cactus. This was something I used last summer when I did some solar printing, but since the printing process didn't harm the die cut, I saved it until now. Finally I added a bit of paper tape and a little horseshoe charm, and voila, you can see my final page.
And since I used some recycle pieces, I am linking up to Try It On Tuesday and their new challenge of Recycle Something. And since it is kind of a collage and is made of some recycled materials, I am also linking up to Art Journal Journey and Alison's theme of Recycle and Collage.

And I also have a tag for the latest theme at Tag Tuesday which is Diamonds are Forever. I've finally started cleaning my studio space. Boy do I have way too much to do, but in the process I found this owl stamp I had bought and put away in the wrong place, so I decided to use it for this challenge.

Seeing we had such a grey and wet day, I had to take the photo without any good light, so most of my sparkles aren't really sparkling.
That's it for me today.
Hope everyone is having a great week!


Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous page, it's nice to do something masculine once in a while, and a western themed journal sounds great. Thank, too, for joining us at TIOT, much appreciated. And of course I love the wonderful tag for Tag Tuesday, the stamp you have used is really precious. Thanks for joining us there. Have a nice day, don't work too hard! Hugs, Valerie

Rosie said...

That's fantastic.

Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

Rosie said...

... and I say also "Thanks" for joining us at TRY IT ON TUESDAY

Jeanie said...

Both pieces are fun, Erika and I really do love your owl stamp! They look so fluffy!

You must be getting excited for your trip. I can't wait to hear all about it!

CJ Kennedy said...

Love the cowboys. The owl tag is just too cute. Counting down to Japan will be exciting.

Let's Art Journal said...

Yee Haw! I love your page, the image is perfect as I love everything cowboy 😉. Those little sparkly owls are so cute too! Wow, where did the time to and how exciting to be going to Japan in two weeks, I bet you can't wait! Wishing you a wonderful week and thanks so much for joining us at Try it on Tuesday! J 😊 x

froebelsternchen said...

I love your cowboy page and am happy to see it not just linked to Moo Mania & More but also to Try It On Tuesday and Art Journal Journey dear Erika! You really ROCK!
So excited with you about the Japan trip already starting in two!
Your tag is just so pretty! I love it! Thios is AWESOME!
Have a great rest of the week and good time at school without stress!
Hugs, Susi

Meggymay said...

You have chosen a super theme for your new journal page, The picture you included looks fantastic, he is one handsome man of action.
Thank you for adding this to the TioT's theme as well, it' s wonderful recycled page.
Your stamp of the owls looks lovely, its a beautiful tag.
Yvonne xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love this page Erika - the word at the bottom made me smile!Thank you so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Love the little owl tag too! You really must be getting excited now! Not long to go! Hugs,Chrisx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

What a super idea to have a themed journal, I love your rodeo page what a fabulous first page giving off so much energy! The brown tissue really gives it an earthy feel.
Your tag is so sweet with that Trio of owls, reminds me of my three when they were younger and awoken on early school mornings with their dishevelled bed head. Love it.
Creative wishes Tracey xx

Gibby Frogett said...

Awesome masculine page Erika!
I can never resist an owl - so love that also.
Sounds like you have a lot going on at present but I'm sure the next 2 weeks will fly by.
Happy Friday, hope you have a great day
Gill xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Masculine is hard for me, so I am in awe of both the brilliant journal page, and your new journal theme. I look forward to seeing more of it as you create it. Sorry I'm late visiting. I'm trying to get my keyboard to work properly, but it isn't doing too well. And thanks for sharing this with us at Art Journal Journey, too.

I know you are excited about Japan, and I look forward to seeing your trip in photos and in journal form, too.

Anita Houston said...

Hi there! Your western journal is such a fun and original idea, and love the page...reminds me of my youth! Japan and are a busy and lucky girl...good luck!

craftytrog said...

That's a fabulous cowboy page, what a great image! And the little owls are so sweet on your tag Erika!
Alison xx

Faye said...

Great cowboy piece, Erika! I love the owl tag. I am a sucker for puns and other word-play games. Have a great time in Japan! My Japanese friend who lives in the US is going to be back in Japan while you are there. I guess the cherry trees will not still be blooming then.

Joan said...

Love your tag for TT - I love those owls!!!
Japan sounds like it will be a fabulous trip - just think of all the journal pages you can make!!!! Have a great time!

Dortesjs said...

Absolutely gorgeous and fun with the horse

sheila 77 said...

Going to Japan and you've got a million things to do, so you've made some more art. I am in awe of your energy.
Your Western picture is fun and definitely something different. The owl tag is definitely fun and I agree it is Owl good!

Katie Jeanne said...

You're going to Japan?! How exciting! Can't wait to read all about it when you return. :)

Wilma Simmons said...

It's certainly OWL good - love what you have created. Thank you. Sorry I have only just caught up - deprived internet access!

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous page Erika, love the western theme and with some great recycling too.
The owl tag is so cute, you must use that stamp again.
Thank you for sharing this at Try it on Tuesday
Avril x