Sifting through a drawer I bumped into my bingo cards. My precious, must save, can’t bear to use, bingo cards. The words on 1 really caught my attention- 12 different ways to win on every card. Just like life, there are always lots of ways to “win”.
My old ledger colored randomly from using the brayer while Gelli printing.
One of my latest favorite ways to stamp- with PanPastels. I stamp in a clear embossing ink then gently brush the PanPastels over the top. It is a great way to mix subtle bits of colors together.
I typed on a Gelli print. Not a fancy Gelli print but just a 1 color, solid print – no stencils no pattern- but it does have subtle little things like parts with just a bit less paint. So nice to be able to print my own coordinating papers!
The precious bingo card I had been hoarding. Now, when I say precious, you’d think I only had 1. Nope. I have maybe 10 but for some reason I was holding it for the perfect project. Did you hear the bad word? Perfect. Well, right now is the perfect time – so I used it.
I had the PanPastels out and the orange was just calling to me- and it really perked up the bingo card but I can still easily see all the numbers! I could seal it with spray fixative, but I didn’t. The PanPastels were rubbed in well so there won’t be much (if any) transfer issues to the other pages.
I went a bit crazy with the Silhouette cutting machine one day and made these huge words. And I love them! Crazy thing, I felt myself starting to treat them as precious and had to remind myself I could just cut more! A sloppy layer of paint was added to the cardstock word.
It was just not quite right yet, so some white oil pastel on the lines.
I am finding more and more reasons not to clean. This scalloped scrap was left out on the counter and worked perfectly here! If I had cleaned, I never ever would have used it!
So as I look back at making this- I realize the bingo card was daring me to use it! What’s daring you?
Linking to Simon Says Stamp, Art Journal Every Day, Creative Every Day, PanPastel UK Challenge Blog, and Paint Party Friday.
Wonderful composition and a great mix of 3d elements. Love your quote…12 x a winner, well this page sure is….like the pan pastel technique with the stamp! xox
Oh my gosh… this is fantastic. Not just the art, but your process. I felt myself nodding along as I read; I too struggle with the packrat tendencies of a mixed media artist, to hoard things and count them as too precious to be used. And, as you said, even things I’ve made and can make more! Some sparkly cardstock I embossed when I first got my Cuttlebug this past Christmas are mentally filed as “to precious to use” with only the flimsy excuse that I’m not sure where my Cuttlebug is in our storage unit right now. How silly is that? Thanks so much for sharing this process, I constantly need reminding that it is always a time to dare, to dream, to go ahead and USE those supplies! ♥
I love coming here… you use my favorite colors, always! It’s like going on vacation in a happy town!
LOL! I know how you feel about the bingo cards, even though my stash is even bigger. I find myself cutting my bingo cards up, so they will last even longer. Love your page,
I really like both the “layout” and the message, Carolyn! I try always to look at the bright side, but you made me realize that they can be more than one “bright side” at any given moment! Powerful piece!
Love your journal page and how it all comes together. I also love the way you use your pastels with embossing ink…must try that sometime.
BINGO! You have a winner here! I love the ledger paper background with the left over ink from your brayer, it the perfect way to make your piece come alive. Love that you used your hoarded, er precious, Bingo card and scalloped scrap left laying about. Some times it pays not to clean up. Great job.
Great colours here! Valerie
I love it!!
I really like your journal page that you have done in a ledger book. That is very cool! I like your BINGO card and the inspiration behind it to cause you to create your journal page. Love the Dina Wakley Stamp and the patched of brushed color behind her. Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy
Happy PPF…hope it’s all you wanted it to be. Been playing with my gelli girl. xox
I love your bold style of color and collage ~ Wonderfully creative!
ps I laughed about ‘saving the bingo card’ ~ I used to do that and now I think It is time to do and create ~ thanks for reminding me ^_^
What a great page! I love everything about it — the colors, the composition, the words — you are so creative. I know exactly what you mean about the ‘special’ collage supplies, the ones in the box for two years because they are too precious for my ‘everyday’ collage work. So maybe today, I will follow your inspiration and use one of them.
Great work. Love how you show the steps. Way to go! Happy PPF!
Love this composition and your color palette Carolyn! I know I have things tucked away, holding on for, yes, the perfect project. I’m rethinking that now 🙂 Happy PPF!
Win- win situation here: you create a great mixed media piece – I get to see it! Winning! 🙂
I am impressed. Now you are using your left over brayer sheet paper…and it looks great! Maybe I should send you all of my scraps I am hoarding for “someday” and let you show me how it is done! Thanks for a very inspirational post and happy PPF
I just found your site! (from Julie’s) I can’t wait to explore it more!! What is it about hoarding??? I have a ton of bingo cards too! A ton, I have never used one! I guess in my mind I have a specific project in mind that I never have time for! Maybe today. Thanks for the inspiration to use my crap! lol
oooh you are so having fun Carolyn. Happy PPF, Annette x
I really like the use of your bingo card, I think this was the perfect project to use it in. Love the color combos too. I dared myself to break out my oil paints today and just do some free form daisies. Not sure if I love it yet but I enjoyed just painting.
Hi there, wow what a fabulous page, gorgeous use of colour and I love the theme too. Thanks so much for joining us at PanPastel UK this week
You can find more ways to use leftovers and scraps than most people, Carolyn. This turned out great.
Fantastic page, I love the colours and layout. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Love how your page turned out and how you appropriated the wording…gorgeous aqua color! happy PPF!
Love this, reminds me to get my pastels out, I forget how pure the colours are.
Oops – you have found me out. I have a big bunch of those! Now I’m inspired to find ways to use them. I love PanPastels – and I love them on your page. Never used them over a stamped image. Will have to try that. HPPF
Fabulous page and a great reminder not to horde our precious supplies. I have some materials I’ve had stashed away since high school! The collage challenge is forcing me to finally pull them out and use them up–thanks for the reinforcement! xx
LOVELY work! I really enjoy your WIP’s and wanted to congratulate you on your recent Stampington article! I was flipping through mags the other day and saw your boxes! So cool! xoxo
Thanks you for sharing this; I dearly love that quote! Perfect inspiration for my gratitude journal.
Feels so good to use that special stuff, eh? Love your page!
I LOVE the blocks of color on this! Perfect sentiment!!!
No matter what it is, you can take it and make a story out of it. I love the BINGO and 12 different ways to win idea. Blessings, Janet