What Story Would It Tell?? (Guest Designer)

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Good Morning!  My name is Melissa and I am excited to be a Guest Designer today!


I enjoy using things from Frosted Designs to create projects and pages in my Art Journals, especially things from the Frosted Designs Kits!

I had such a great time learning to draw fairies with the first Sundays with Sandee Kit - Moonlit Dreams that I ordered the second one, Rummage and Ransack, just after it came out!



Now to get started ...

Only getting started didn't happen like I thought it would ...

Has that ever happened to you?

One day when I sat down to work, I opened the Pocket Scavenger book that was in the kit to a random page:


As soon as I saw that #43 was Something That Was Discarded, I knew where I needed to Rummage and Ransack! I am friends with the media specialist in a library at a nearby elementary school. Her volunteers save books from the discard pile that they think I will enjoy using for my projects and creations! 

As I was rummaging and ransacking through my collection of discarded books, I found a library card from 1987! Do you remember those cards that were found in the backs of books that we had to sign?  Looking at the card, I began to wonder about the stories and bits of history that card could tell ...


Another fun thing you can find in the Pocket Scavenger book are ideas for ways to alter things! Those can be found at the bottom of each page, so I turned the book upside down and flipped to another random page. Here is what I found:


Light bulbs started going off in my mind ...

There is paint and a stencil in the Rummage and Ransack kit ...

I decided to see if I could use only things found in the kit to complete the page ...

And I almost succeeded!


(The pink pen came from the Moonlit Dream kit)

So now I had a discarded library card, supplies, and a blank page ...

I don't know about you, but sometimes a blank page makes my mind go blank, so I have no ideas ...

Then there are times that a blank page makes the ideas in my mind go wild, so I have way too many ideas to keep track of ...

I decided to start simple and just start doodling on the page to see what happened ...


My doodle resembled an extra large library card ...

So I started thinking about what to add next ...

I thought it needed a splash of color ...


(I also added a paintbrush that did not come in the kit, but this was the only time I used it)

In an effort not to add way too much, I decided it was time to add the library card ...

But maybe I should add something to the library card first ...

Pink paint with my finger!!!!


And now for the stencil!!!!!

More paint ...


Part of me wanted to add more ...

I could add ribbons, flowers, buttons, glitter ....

But part of me thought it might be time to stop ...

I normally listen to the part of me that wanted to add more, but this time I decided to take the advice from the other part!


So I know I am a bit biased, but I think the result is spectacular or at least kinda neat! :)

I wonder what story the library card would tell about its involvement in this creation ...


Thank you Melissa for being our first guest designer today. I just love your work and always enjoy checking it out!! You rocked it!

8 Comments »

8 Responses to “What Story Would It Tell?? (Guest Designer)”

MisS MiKO said...

Love what you did here.. Extremely happy to have you today!!! This is kit is so much fun and YOU are proving it!!!

Sandee Setliff said...

I use to love those library cards and would always check out the names and dates on it! I love the bright colors and layers you added plus the journaling! Fabulous job my friend!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is amazing! I loveeeeeeee it!!!

Jean said...

So cool! Love this!

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Fantastic project!!!! So happy to have you as guest designer. Such a pleasure Melissa.
Huggies!!!!!

Barb Craft said...

Wow Melissa!! This is incredible!!! I LOVE the way you let the prompt inspire you to create such a fun page!! And I love the way you used the stencil and library card!! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

Pat Taviss said...

Fabulous to the max. Love, love, love it.

Megan Smith (aka Daisymeh) said...

Wow! Awesome work Melissa! Congrats on being a FD Guest Designer!