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Week 36, 37, 38 & 39 of 52 Sparks

Dale Anne Potter

Dale Anne Potter

Textile Mixed Media Artist, Teacher, Coach living in a small town in SW Saskatchewan, Canada who ENJOYS Spreading Positive Creativity worldwide. Dale publishes Creative Ramblings, a regular eZine full of inspiration, support & encouragement., and is the Author of soon to be released: My Creative Road Map, a Path to True Happiness.
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Catching up on 52 Sparks – Week 36 to 39

If you are new to this blog, you can download all 52 Sparks pdf on THIS blog post.

These quick little Art Sparks were being set aside for no reason other than to bring them down to photograph in natural light….Sorry for the delay.

Week 36 prompt is: I wish I were more _____________.Wk36of52Sparks

For this week’s tag, I used a Duraguard rectangle tag. I first sanded the dark grey of the tag, glued down clothing pattern tissue, and you could still see the darkest of the grey (almost black) of the tag. It needed somethingelse.There were scraps of a napkin leftover from THIS project in my paper drawer, so I glued them over the pattern tissue. I made the little banner flag from a scrapbook paper scrap and used an already punched little yellow flower for the Week number. 

Week 37 prompt asks us: What colour represents you? Why?

Wk37of52SparksFor this week’s tag, I pulled a tiny (1 x 3 inch) tag from the package. I gessoed the very dark navy tag and then painted with one of my favourite colours lately – Teal. I stamped a floral stamp on top and then added an already punched little rose coloured flower for the week number.

Because I LOVE all colours, I’m not really sure which colour would best represent me. I’d have to do some research on colours to see which one represents me….if there is even that kind of data out there. Anyone know?

Week 38 asks us: What is a perfect Autumn Day & Why?

For me, Autumn is my favourite season. The air is clearer (to breathe), the sky is bluer, the colours begin to appear, less bugs and cooler temperatures. Magical time I say!!!

For this week’s tag, I used one of the almost square Denver Hayes tags. I did a light gesso layer, then used 4 different sprays – a couple are homemade and a couple are Adirondack sprays.Wk38of52Sparks

I tore the paper with the words on it – used a marker to accent the lines of a leaf and pressed it onto the still wet background so some of the colour transferred to the torn scrapbook paper. The little leaves, I had bought on ebay many years ago and were calling my name from the embellishment tote.

Week 39 asks us:  What is the BEST gift you have ever been given? Why?

For me, this is easy…..

I had been wanting to meet Oprah for years, used to try to win tickets to go see her in Chicago, but was never rewarded with that chance.

When, it was announced last fall that Oprah would tour Canada, I was EXCITED and then had to figure out how to get to Edmonton or Calgary to see her.  Those dates came and went, then they announced a Saskatoon date…..

Wk39of52SparksMy sister, Lorie, knew how much I enjoy Oprah’s Lifeclass and Super Soul Sunday and how I had wanted to meet her for years….Lorie purchases tickets as soon as they were on sale. I would be buying the hotel room and gas to Saskatoon. Then, unbeknownst to me, Lorie entered the Regina Leader Post contest for VIP Passes, a Meet & Greet with Oprah and the evening talk…...SHE WON!  and took me!!! So, YES, totally BESTEST ever gift!!!

For this week’s tag, I picked a Jannik tag.  I cut an Oprah picture from her magazine cover (sorry Megan, I don’t save the whole magazines, I save the articles I like though), sanded the areas around her so the text of the photo wasn’t showing and then added my own text. The little flower was already punched & I just added the number.

 

52 Sparks is all about journaling little tidbits of your life, and I hope you are keeping up.  I’d LOVE to see your blog posts with photos or links to your photo album, comment below.

Week 35 of 52 Sparks

Dale Anne Potter

Dale Anne Potter

Textile Mixed Media Artist, Teacher, Coach living in a small town in SW Saskatchewan, Canada who ENJOYS Spreading Positive Creativity worldwide. Dale publishes Creative Ramblings, a regular eZine full of inspiration, support & encouragement., and is the Author of soon to be released: My Creative Road Map, a Path to True Happiness.
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Week 35 of 52 Sparks asks us: What adjectives best describe you?

If you are new to this blog, you may find a FREE pdf download for all 52 Sparks HERE.

What I like about that question is it makes you really STOP & THINK. For some, you probably have not thought about that and today is a GREAT day to do so.

For this week’s tag, I grabbed a small Living Paradise tag.Wk35of52Sparks1

I glued down odds and ends of paper scraps. To blend them all together, I painted a light coat of gesso.

I, then, used a sponge dauber to sponge the vintage green ink all around the edges.

Before, adding the question with a regular bic pen, I added a little more gesso as it had all blended into the papers too well.

I used the tiny Rough Edges Alphabet from Stampin’ Up to stamp 3 adjectives I think I am using black Ranger Archival Ink.

I had a sheet of grungeboard embellishments that I told myself I need to start using up or else give them to someone who will.  There happened to be a heart and I painted it with red acrylic paint, then glued onto the tag.Wk35of52Sparks

I hope you are enjoying the 52 Sparks challenge.  Even if you have not done tags, cards or journal pages, to just use the questions (prompts) as something to think about YOU, that is my wish for you.

What adjectives best describe YOU?

I’d love to hear…..

Week 34 of 52 Sparks

Dale Anne Potter

Dale Anne Potter

Textile Mixed Media Artist, Teacher, Coach living in a small town in SW Saskatchewan, Canada who ENJOYS Spreading Positive Creativity worldwide. Dale publishes Creative Ramblings, a regular eZine full of inspiration, support & encouragement., and is the Author of soon to be released: My Creative Road Map, a Path to True Happiness.
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If you are new to this blog, you may find a FREE pdf download for all 52 Sparks HERE.

Week 34 of 52 Sparks asks us: What would you like to be an expert in?

For this week’s tag, I used one of the rectangle Alfred Sung tags.Felt Doily Stamp

I painted the tag with gesso, let dry.

Once dry, I painted it with a teal watered down paint. Let Dry.

I had purchased this felt doily at the local thrift store and decided to use it as a stamp this time.  

Once, the teal paint was dry, I inked up the doily stamp with Top Boss Embossing Clear pad. Covered the ink with clear embossing powder and heat set.

Then, I just played around with Stampin’ Up Write markers to get the coloured look I wanted. I scribbled with the marker, then just used a wet brush to spread the ink. Was careful not to mud it all up….which happens when you use lots of colours together.

Once happy with all the colours, wiped the ink off the embossed areas and let dry.

I added the black marker doodling and week area once completely dry.Wk34of52Sparks

52 Sparks is about journaling subjects or answering prompts that you wouldn’t normally think about.

HAVE FUN!

Week 33 of 52 Sparks

Dale Anne Potter

Dale Anne Potter

Textile Mixed Media Artist, Teacher, Coach living in a small town in SW Saskatchewan, Canada who ENJOYS Spreading Positive Creativity worldwide. Dale publishes Creative Ramblings, a regular eZine full of inspiration, support & encouragement., and is the Author of soon to be released: My Creative Road Map, a Path to True Happiness.
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Week 33 of 52 Sparks asks us:

What are the best compliments you have ever

received?

 

I think that is a good question to ask ourselves throughout the year as sometimes we forget how others see us.

For this week’s tag, I started with one of the Denver Hayes square tags.Wk33of52Sparks

Because I was thinking of words (compliments), the background vintage book tissue popped in front of me in my paper drawer.

I glued it to the tag, rounded the corners, then sprayed with a couple homemade sprays.

To carry on the words theme, I took a kids puzzle piece, turned it over and stamped text on to me, then sprayed splotches onto it.

To add “Week 33″ of 52 Sparks onto the tag, I had the little yellow punched flower already on my crafting table, I added the tiny gold brad in the centre then added the Week 33 with a black micron pen.

What are YOUR best compliments?

Week 31 & 32 of 52 Sparks

Dale Anne Potter

Dale Anne Potter

Textile Mixed Media Artist, Teacher, Coach living in a small town in SW Saskatchewan, Canada who ENJOYS Spreading Positive Creativity worldwide. Dale publishes Creative Ramblings, a regular eZine full of inspiration, support & encouragement., and is the Author of soon to be released: My Creative Road Map, a Path to True Happiness.
Dale Anne Potter

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If you are new to this blog, you can download the pdf with all 52 Sparks HERE.

Week 31 asks us: If you were forced to give up one of your senses, which would it be & why?

WOW! Hard question – where did I come up with that one? Wk31of52SparksA

I think hearing would be the one I could give up, because I could still see people (learn to read lips), or maybe taste…..I journaled how this question seemed hard for me to answer right away and that it might be different tomorrow, or a month from now.

I started this week’s tag with one of the Reitman’s rectangle tags.

I gessoed the tag, so the dark blue wouldn’t show through whatever I was going to do on the front.

Wk31of52SparksI was inspired to use up bits and pieces of paper scraps that were already sitting on my crafting area from other projects. I just kept layering until it told me to stop. 

I added the stiff ribbon to signify that I couldn’t give up “touch”.

 

Week 32 asks us: What do you collect?

For me, that’s easy….anything butterfly.  I LOVE all the different colours, the sizes, etc. and whenever I see a butterfly, I think of the freedom to FLY.

For this week’s tag, I took out a long Nygard rectangle tag.Wk32of52SparksA

I had sponged through a piece of heart sequin waste with gesso onto the green piece of paper, and it was sitting near the top of my paper drawer….asking to be used. I glued it onto the tag.

I felt it needed something else, so stamped the rough circles (a bottle top) all over the tag. The butterfly is a soft tin – I had found a wind chime or wall decoration with 5 of these butterflies on it at the thrift store months ago. I took apart the decoration, there is also beads and ribbon that will be used in other projects. I lightly coloured the butterfly with markers.  

I used a jewel brad to hold the butterfly on the tag, and its moveable.

The punched hearts are a Lumiere painted paper scrap.

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How are you doing with your 52 Sparks journaling project? I’d LOVE to see links to yours….