Sunday, March 9, 2014

many thanks

 (art journal page dedicated to Michelle, MIM's awesome leader)

***Make It Monday Linky Players***
Please read
I'm afraid I have some sad news to share with everyone who regularly joins our weekly linky party at Make It Monday. Michelle has decided, after much consideration, to close Make It Monday. Her plate is very full these days and with three growing boys ages 10, 9 and 8 she finds herself needing a break from the administrative duties of MIM.
So.....this is the final linky party. You have one week left to link up, comment on other entries and perhaps be our last Winning Commenter and Featured Entry. Michelle will share the Winning Commenter and Featured Entry next week, as usual, and the DT will be by to visit your blogs this week and leave a comment.
Good Luck!

Now, for my art journal page I used a digital image-Girl With Flower-by our current sponsor, Lee's Digi Shop at Etsy. If you aren't familiar with these images you must click the link and check them out. So cute! I used Faber-Castell Gelato's for the background (which is pink for Michelle) and added washi tape to create the grassy knoll she's standing on. I did add a few random pieces elsewhere and using a CW stencil I created my tree with birds. The clouds were also on the stencil so I again used modeling paste over the stencil and added some color with acrylic paint. The image was colored with Copic markers and adhered with mod podge. Then I added the cardstock sticker with my sentiment - many thanks - and distressed the edges with black soot distress ink.
The sentiment is my way of thanking Michelle for asking me in July of 2012 to join the fabulous design team of MIM. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here and I'm so grateful for this wonderful opportunity.
Thank you Michelle, for everything, you've been a wonderful leader!
So who are my last Pick's of the Week...
(in numerical order)

#42 Vintage ATC's {Lorraine}

Lorraine created this paper wreath for her daughter's "World Traveller" baby shower.
I love it and what an amazing grandma she'll be. :)
Check out all of the shower embellishments and fun shower food too on her blog.
Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Make It Monday!


#151 Lorraine C M
 ~Woman with Orchids~

Her card is so elegant! 
I love the image and scroll background
with pearl embellishments. :)
She has a wonderful close up of this stunning image on her blog.
Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Make It Monday!
Well, that's final post for Make It Monday.
To my teamies I just want to say how much each of you mean to me.
This is the best DT ever and I mean that. You're such an incredible group of ladies and it was an honor to craft alongside you. Thanks also for the support and love you've shown me especially during the past year.
{I heart you all}
I'm going to miss visiting the beautiful creations each week in our gallery. I want to personally thank each of you who participated in the weekly linky party for the incredible inspiration you shared along the way. You guys are crazy talented!!!
Michelle did say that if things ever slow down to where she could start MIM again she would but that will definitely be some time down the road............and only a possibility.
Family has to come first, always.
It's been a sad few days for us on the DT since we learned of her decision. This was a unique challenge blog and it was loved by many but I've been told that when one door closes another one opens. I'm looking forward with anticipation to see what the crafty world brings my way and for my teamies as well.
Take care everyone and please don't be a stranger....oh, and one last time please visit all of my DT friends to check out their amazing creations. :)


Sandy said...

Hi Lisa, it's been an pleasure being on the same team with you. Best DT ever, lol. Going to see Shirley later today (she did warn me on Friday but it was still a jolt to know this is our last post for MIM)Keep in touch. Your journal page is a great tribute to Michelle, she has been such a wonderful "leader" Love the washi tape grass, very effective!
Catch you later,

Sandy said...

Oops, getting too sentimental and forgot to say how much I liked your P'sOTW.
Hugs again!!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Adorable journal page Lisa! Such a sweet image! Love the little scene that you created!

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Lisa thank you for such a lovely tribute to Michelle .
Love the beautiful scene that you created .
Amazing cards for your PsOTW too .
See you in blog land
hugs Shirley-Anne

Chrissy said...

It has been a pleasure working with you and all the team Lisa..and I just love your beautiful tribute to Michelle..your journaling page is just gorgeous and I love both your P'sOTW..take care and will surely see you around blogland.


Loz said...

Gorgeous art journal and image Lisa. I will Miss Make-it-Monday and have loved all the DT cards and blogs I have vivited....Loz

Meihsia Liu said...

Your journal page is fantastic, Lisa. I love the beautiful girl image and your great coloring. It's so sad to see it's the last linky party of MIM. I agree with you that Michelle is the best leader and you DT members are all awesome! :)

lalkygirl said...

It has been a pleasure for me too to be on the MIM Dt and work with such a talented team...

what a fab tribute to this sweet project ,cute design and what a great idea for the washi tape.

I will keep in touch via the mim dt blog and see how you are all doing
wishing you luck in your new adventures
tracey x

Lisa M said...

A beautiful tribute to Michelle and MIM L1!! Michelle looks ADORABLE in her little pigtails... :D This mixed media is truly gorgeous and I LOVE that red hair mixed with the pink. Never thought those two colors would go together, but wrong I was.
hugs to you and I loved being on MIM with you.
Talk soon,

Pia S said...

I'm really going to miss MIM! You've done such a great job as DTs, encouraging people to leave others some love. I've also enjoyed seeing your POTW. I've met many of my wonderful blog friends and followers on MIM, thanks for that
Since I'm following your blog I'm going to continue seeing lots of beautiful work over here, I'm sure:)

Ann said...

Adorable cover for your journal. I saw it on MIM. #2

vinita jain said...

An elegant journal page with fabulous colouring to show your love to MIM. I also miss MIM very much.

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Lisa, this is an awesome journal page. So colourful with a wonderful mixed media feel.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

butterfly said...

Oh, how sad... feel very attached to MIM as it was one of the first and friendliest places I shared my work (though I don't seem to have much time to play any more).

Such a sweet journal page in tribute to Michelle - it certainly sounds as though she's been lovely to work with, and fabulous final picks too!
Alison xx

Sue Lelli said...

So SAD about MIM however you made so many Beautiful things there! This journal page is no exception! She is so Sweet and such a nice tribute to Michelle!

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