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:

scrappyjacky said...

Love what you've done,Melissa.

Ellyn said...

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

Tammy said...

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.

Rebekah said...

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!

Rebekah said...

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

Carolyn Phillips said...

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.

Sian said...

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?

Alison said...

Looks like very nice house to me Melissa!
Alison xx

Debbie P said...

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!

humel said...

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

Fishcake_random said...

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

Sandra said...

Ooohhh I like it ...very, very much

Maria Ontiveros said...

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

Beverly said...

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

BJ said...

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