Journal Joy Monday featuring Design Team Member Sandra Collins

What a beautiful day!  And what a beautiful page submitted by Praierie Papier Cottage design team member Sandra Collins!  Sandra created her page digitally. I love how Sandra puts everything together!  And the Journal Joy pages are great "art starts" to get your creative mojo going…no more staring at a blank page!  Journal Joys also […]

Exciting News! Printable Art Journals!

I have exciting news to share!  For the past several months I've been hard at work developing something I'm really passionate about!  What began as a school project in graphic design has birthed itself into something that's hard to call "work" even though I spend almost every spare moment creating it. Last winter I had […]

Summer of Color 2012 Challenge – Week One Rainbow Sherbet

The Summer of Color 2 has begun after a year-long wait.  Last year I had so much fun participating (I made little dress quilts for the color challenges last year), so of course I have to participate this year…you know how I LOVE color challenges. This year, the Summer of Color challenges are going to […]

Memorable Life – May 2012 Creative Color Challenge

In the United States we are celebrating Memorial Day…a day to remember those who have served our country and a day to honor those who still serve.  I'd like to personally thank our servce men and women and to especially thank my youngest son Luke who is still in the military.  All three of our […]

April 2012 Creative Color Challenge – Mustard Yellow

This month's Creative Color Challenge is Mustard Yellow: I decided to create a new dress and patterns in Photoshop, so again this is all digital…I used the color picker to select the colors, and then creating the patterns in layers allowed me to incorporate all the colors in Louise's suggested color palette.  Again, I don't […]

March 2012 Creative Color Challenge – Tranquil Blues

It's time for this month's Creative Color Challenge!  This month the color theme is "Tranquil Blues." I chose to use the brighter color palette on the right… I'm not really a "blue" person, but one reason I love doing color challenges is precisely because I don't pick the colors and therefore the colors may not […]

Ashes to Beauty Downloads

Click on the links to download free Ashes to Beauty art: Download Creative_project_intro_lesson Download Creative_project_1 Download Creative_project_2 Download Creative_project_3 These designs are copyrighted by me (Anita Van Hal) and are for personal use only. Enjoy! Hugs and Toodles!

February 2012 Creative Color Challenge – Lavender and Green

This is my February 2012 Creative Color Challenge from Louise Gale's monthly blog challenge (louisegale.com).  The challenge for this month was lavender and green…two of my favorite colors.  She always gives us the color color inspiration, which I love: Note that she also gives the color codes which is perfect for me since I complete […]

January 2012 Creative Color Challenge – Tangerine Tango

This year I'm going to attempt to participate in more online art challenges.  I love participating, but I've found that sometimes in past challenges it's been difficult to "keep up."  I'm also finding, that after my successful run with the Summer 2011 Color Challenge, I make more of an effort when it's something I really […]

My First Pinterest Board – Fashion Illustration

I just finished pinning my first board on Pinterest!  I could SO easily become addicted to spending most of my waking hours there…talk about overload for inspiration! Anyway…here it is (click here)…if you like fashion illustration, maybe you'll find some interesting books…have I ever mentioned I'm a bibliphile? Source: Uploaded by user via Anita on […]

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