Thursday, January 06, 2011

It's a long time since I've been Crusadin'

A long while back, when the perpetually-bursting-with-talent Michelle Ward first started her GPP Street Team Crusades, I used to play along near enough every single month.  I was even lucky enough to win a FANTASTIC prize box once for participating.  I loved the challenge of each new crusade and the little community we had there.

Thanks to the Crusades I tried cutting stencils and masks, making hand carved stamps, paper casts, mail art and many other cool techniques for the first time.

But then my life got so horribly busy....and I just didn't seem to be able to make time to play :(

And would you believe they are now up to challenge number 47?!

And, what's this?  An art journalling challenge?  Hang about....I can actually do this one!!! in my precious 10 minute daily AJED slot!!  Result!

And the great thing is that I was thinking about doing a page to commemorate one specific amazing Christmas present anyway, so this fits RIGHT in :)


I love Michelle's idea of including the wrapping paper that the present was given in on the actual page.  I never would have thought of including this particular wrapping paper in an art journal as you can imagine, but I like that I get to keep a bit of the gift wrap with me.   And I like Michelle's use of the word "evidence" so I included that too (on some hockey tape of course, what else?)

The page is a bit OTT and not exactly fine art, in fact it's ugly as sin, but hey, it was fun to make!

So there it is, probably the only autographed (by the whole 2010/11 roster!!!) Canucks hockey helmet given as a gift this Christmas anywhere in the world in pink Hello Kitty giftwrap :) :)

This page came together over two evenings, so yes, I'm still Art Journalling Every Day! woohoo!

AJED: 6/365

15 comments:

michelleward said...

sarah - LOVE this page. it's filled with so much enthusiasm in color and words. love the evidence of the wrapping paper, and the story of the helmet gift. perfect ending to your curiosity if a head was enclosed :) thanks for your kind words about the crusades. you were so instrumental in building our community as a loyal player...glad to have you back. yay!

fabricfan said...

Love what you did, another Canuck fan here. This is such a fun entry.

Elena and Russ said...

Well done!
Colorful and bright!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Great job! Like you i used to join too! Will see if I can get some enthusiasm for this project- I think I threw all my wrappers away! Patsy from
HeARTworks

iHanna said...

You have Hello Kitty paper wrapping? Lucky girl! I would have filled lots of pages in my art journal with that! :-) Love your page!

*jean* said...

so so fun!

Jackie said...

So vibrant and such fun, Sarah. It may not be pretty, but I don't think it's ugly!!

goudenregen said...

Great journal pages, love the Hello Kitty paper and the word evidence so prominent on the page.

belindaschneider said...

i love the bright and funky spread. cool paper, didn't get anything worth keeping.

lena said...

This is just sooo cute and colourful!Great book!

trish said...

It's perfect! Like you said...you had fun doing it!

missy k said...

I like it! It's vibrant.....

Karen

Michelle said...

I can tell you had fun! Nice and bright.

linda said...

Visiting all the crusaders and you have a great spread there. Great contrast of colors and it really only matters that you had some creative playtime! Keep it up!

TJ said...

what a tribute to such an awesome gift!! My german hubby is gonna be so impressed with that helmet! I love the Hello Kitty appearance. Best wishes, tj