Thursday, October 2, 2014

Giveaway time! :)

I have been planning to arrange a giveaway on the blog for a while, and I came up with the idea of making you a beautiful handmade art journal with all the backgrounds all ready for you to embellish.  I actually got really excited about it, and spent hours making one, forgetting time, and forgetting to eat lunch. Maybe I should make more of these?  (Less calorie intake.)  I used Strathmore Bristol watercolor paper, really heavy duty.  After making the backgrounds, I folded and sewed them together with embroidery thread.  The journal measures 7x11" - that's what you get when folding a 11x14" sheet of paper.  There are 16 pages, 18 if you count the inside covers.  You can of course embellish the outside covers too.  Yay!  It's a $30.00 value.  Here are a couple of pictures.






When you enter, please respond to this question in the Rafflecopter window:  What is your favorite kind of art to make? By entering you agree to receive my artsy newsletter.  Good luck!!  :)

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12 comments:

rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

What a *wonderful* giveaway!
My best wishes to all who enter!

And, by the way, my favorite art to create is whatever I choose to create in the moment. ;)

Iris Fritschi-Cussens said...

The journal is gorgeous Maria! Would love to have a chance to win.

lovingrd said...

Hi there! I think I entered with the app, but here is my answer in case we are supposed to leave it in the comments: My favorite kind of art to make is unplanned/intuitive because it is like * magic * :)

Tora´s Vintage Dream said...

I´m new to this really but now I LOVE Mixed Media Are and Art Journaling. Thank you for this giveaway. Crossing my fingers.

Maria said...

What wonderful comments, ladies! Rose, Iris, lovingrd, Tora. :) You made my day. I wish you would all win, but in a sense you are, because you're making art. Keep on going with the flow. <3 xoxo

Shells said...

Beautiful, I've recently started making these too!

JackieP Neal said...

Beautiful maria! What a thoughtful prize

Gill said...

My first love is textiles but I'm currently working with paper and I hope to use both together!

Webster said...

Your journal is filled with all of my favorite colors, so of course I think ti's beautiful!!!

Charlotte said...

Awesome give away!!! Such a great idea! At the moment I am in Love with watercolor!

Dana S. said...

What a great, generous give away! I hope I win because that beautiful book is calling to me to be my next journal!

Maria said...

Shells, JackiePNeal, Gill, Webster, Charlotte, Dana S. Thank you for your lovely comments. I'm sorry you didn't win the journal. It would be cool to give one to everyone,but... Better luck next time. I will do it again soon.