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Friday, September 23, 2011

Paint Party Friday- Week 28

Wow, I don't think I've ever been so late to Paint Party Friday before- but I did make it!  My entry this week was inspired by several people.  
1. When I was doing my blog rounds this week, I came across a gratitude journal by Terri of Pringle Hill Studio and fell in love with the idea of making my own.
2. A couple weeks ago, Amy shared the idea of painted on recycled book covers- I've been dying to try it!
3. Hettienne, our newest team member of Inspiration Avenue set our theme this week to be "Keys" and I knew I wanted to incorporate it into my journal.....
Finally, I've been wanting to find a base design for creating books that I could use to make garden journals, recipe files; really anything I can think of!  Here's the link that I'm going to use to finish this with: Make a Book
Anyway, I was so excited that this combined all these sources of inspiration- AND I'll finally have something pretty for sketching and journaling!  I'm going to fill it with a combination of card stock, canvas paper and watercolor papers so I can fill it with a variety of things....SO excited about this!
 Here's what it looks like now- I haven't decided how I want to finish the square, maybe one of my joie de vivre figures or a quote, definitely something simple...I don't know- any ideas?
And here's my take on keys for the IA theme of the week.  I'll probably do a little more tweaking but this part is mostly done- I strongly encourage you all to hop over to Inspiration Avenue tomorrow afternoon to see what everyone has done for "keys"- I love how different each entry is!
Be sure to stop by Paint Party Friday to see what everyone else has been up to!
Have a great weekend!
Stephanie

34 comments:

Netty said...

Such a terrific idea and its looking wonderful, especially love the keys with wings, they look like dragonflies. Happy PPF, Annette x

Kristin Dudish said...

I think your dragonfly keys are brilliant! I love how you've shared all of your sources of inspiration too :)

xo
Kristin

laurie said...

what a beautiful post,, those keys are amazing,

Christine said...

a nice quote would go well with your pretty keys!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Great idea! So creative ~ great job! ~thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF

wednesday said...

This is so beautiful and inspiring. How could a book with a cover like that not be filled with wonderful things?

Joni Nickrent said...

Beautifully inspired! Love it! POP ART MINIS

Dianne said...

LOVE the key dragonflies! What an imagination!

Annabelle said...

Those dragonfly keys are gorgeous...inspirations are so wonderful; the keys to our own creations. Thanks for sharing ; )

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

I love your color combination as well as the keys. Looks great Stephanie!

xx Jaime

Rosie Kaplan said...

Its all sounds like geat fun and love the keys

Geckostone said...

This is beautiful! I love your keys with wings!Can't wait to see what you put in the square! Happy PPF! Deb

NatashaMay said...

Inspiration overload! :) Great cover! I would go for one of your joie de vivre figures cause I like them. :)

Pam Tucker said...

I love what you're doing here. This will be awesome when you've put it together. Recycled book covers is something I've wanted try for ages. Just never could figure out what to do with them. Your keys look wonderful! Keep us updated on your progress!

Mary C. Nasser said...

The keys with wings are so delightful and unique!
Love them!

All the best,
Mary
Mary C. Nasser Art Blog

La Abela said...

Good inspiration. Saludos

KAT said...

the painting is wonderful ...they make me think about vintage key fairy -dragonflies love your texture and your softness

- KAT -

Tracey Fletcher King said...

I love the dragonfly keys and hope you post it again when you decide what you are going to put in the frame part... it is so lovely now I can't wait to see it finished.xx

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Visiting from IA...your dragonfly keys are brilliant!

Felicia Kramer said...

So clever! Dragonfly keys - who woulda thought!?! Nice work!

Fallingladies said...

the journal sounds wonderful, I want to have one too! and a wonderful key inspired piece of art! I never would have thought to make them dragonflies! love it!

Carol said...

Great Journal! Those keys are fantastic and the whole inspiration story is great. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Dragonfly keys! What a concept. I really love your take on this theme. And I know that journal is going to be super.

Pointy Pix said...

i love how you've brought all your sources of inspiration together into one great piece. Your dragonfly keys are just gorgeous!

Nicola said...

Love your dragonfly keys!!! What a lovely journal page I also LOVED your Autumn's splendor! Absolutely gorgeous! So glad that you like my entry in your book!! It's such a lovely journal I'm so happy I could contribute! :0)

artangel said...

Gorgeous gorgeous work! The keys made into dragonflies idea is ingenious! I'd love to see a quote in the blank space, though whatever you do will be beautiful I know x

Magpie said...

I love these Dragonfly keys! I can't wait to see what you will put in the frame.

New End Studio said...

Maybe your initials, or a sketch of your children's handprints?

Each key is unique, very pretty and the colors are soothing, beautiful!

Shelinwa said...

While scrolling the Blogroll this morning I just knew this was you!! Love it

Hybrid J said...

Just adore your flying keys ... wonderful!

Dawn said...

Love your keys they remind me of Harry Potter ;0) Ant this is going to be a wonderful journal. Thank you for the link to how to make the books too I plan to have a go at some point in the future. Dawn xx

creatingme said...

love the keys. Can't wait to see how you finish it.

Gloria said...

Lots of inspiration in your piece. Love the keys. Happy PPF!

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Beautifully symbolic...love the metaphors and energy this invokes..wow!