Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Sketchbook Challenge Blog Hop


Hello, welcome to The Sketchbook Challenge Blog Hop.  If you make a comment on this blog you will be in the drawing for 2 different prizes.  Winners will be drawn by me on Friday the 29th.  Don't forget you have to make a comment for me to add your name to the qualifiers.

The prizes:

A one year membership to KathyAnne Art worth $35.00.   You will be able to access a new workshop every month as a member and all the monthly workshops that are already on the site.  Also the royalty free images are free to members.  You can visit my Inside KathyAnne Art blog to see workshop descriptions for the member free workshops -


Another prize is the book "Making Handmade Books: 100+Bindings, Structures & Forms by Alisa Golden given away by Art Plantae Today  a $19.95 value.

Now this one if for everyone.  I am giving a coupon for a workshop on my KathyAnne Art site-
Studio Journals Mini Workshop a $15.00 value.  All you have to do is hop on over to Digital Alternative Journaling site to my new post Building Journal Pages on my iPad to get the coupon code.  All the information on how to retrieve the code is in that blog post along with the word to put in the coupon code box in the cart on KathyAnne Art.  Simple as that.

Enjoy some pictures of my project from the book.

It was wonderful to be asked to participate in The Sketchbook Challenge book.  Since my work starts with digital images, all the textures and elements in my Forest Book 2 piece featured in the book are digitals on some type of alternative surfaces.  Elements is the chapter that my work is in.

In this image you can see a composition using digitally printed watercolor paper and encaustic on the right.  On the left the page is comprised of digital prints on recycled beverage cans strung on thin hemp and crocheted together before attaching it to the page.

The page on the right is digitally needlepoint canvas with digital prints on lutradur heat distressed and attached to the canvas.  The lutradur has been torn and layered with wire and beads and a border of beads runs around the lutradur composition.  On the left is a mixture of textured elements and a digital print on tyvek.  The tyvek is cut into small pieces and then melted to stack with wire and twigs.

 This part of the sketchbook contains the images and information from my photoshop files.  This is about the watercolor paper prints that were torn and assembled with encaustic in the first picture of my Forest Book 2.
This part of my sketchbook has some pieces of test prints that didn't get into the final project.  It also has pictures of my digitally printers plates that are on one page of Forest Book 2.

49 comments:

  1. testing the comments on this post!

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  2. Ideas are popping in my head just by looking at your blog page. Now i want to make a journal. lol deana

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  3. Frustrating if the comments don't work. The sketchbook is a wonderful idea.

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  4. Looks like a great book and what a wonderful giveaway.

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  5. Yvonne yrd@hotmail.comJune 27, 2012 at 8:40 AM

    Hi,

    What great images from the book of your digital needlepoint canvas, it is to die for. Too cool. I would love to learn how to do that.

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  6. The Sketchbook Challenge is a fabulous book! I love your contribution to the book and am honored to be among such talent! Mmmm texture!

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  7. Wow! Love all those pages above. Such creativity!!! Anything with texture like that turns me on! Can't wait to see the Sketchbook Challenge book .....

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  8. Beautiful - I love getting to see so many pieces by so many different artists. Very inspiring!

    (wrybbunz@gmail.com)

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  9. Beautiful work! First time visitor and I'll definitely be adding you to my daily list! :)
    shannonganshorn at gmail

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  10. I'd love to see your work in real life! Such intriguing textures. I'm really looking forward to seeing the book.

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  11. Wow, both prizes look great! And love the book.

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  12. This is a great blog hop. I am adding so many blogs to my google reader! I love all the texture in your book!

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  13. Thank you so much for sharing your artwork on the Sketchbook Challenge and for participating in the hop. This is so much fun!

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  14. Gobsmacked here, all I can think to say is 'wow'. Your work is stunning and more than a little intriguing, you must have the patience of a saint my lovely. Thank-you for sharing.
    Hugs x

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  15. I've never made a handmade book but I really fancy giving it a try.

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  16. My kids are going to make a book (using etchings of animals) with my artist friend, and would welcome a book about "book-making".

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  17. So excited to get my copy of the book today! Been trying to sketch daily (with moderate success) then convert the sketches into art quilts. Want to branch out into art quilt-type hand-made books. Can't wait to delve into all the great inspiration. Thanks!

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  18. What an interesting book. I wish I could see it up close.

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  19. This book is going on my wish list. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  20. love all the textures you play with. thanks for the opportunity.

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  21. I'm getting irresistibly pulled towards book making, so the book would be perfect!

    I also love getting inspiration and techniques, so the membership would be great!

    Thanks!

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  22. I will have to put book making on my list to try. I have been wanting to make something for my photos and this gives me a great idea. Thanks for sharing, Judith, Texas

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  23. I've made a few simple books on my own and would LOVE to do more.

    :) Linda

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  24. Wow love your entry for the book and think its a great idea to make the book ive followed sketchbook challenge on my google reader and love it....
    hugz bev

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  25. Love your pages! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway. Lynda (happyacres@wowway.com)

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  26. Thanks for offering such a fabulous giveaway! Your pages are marvelous--I can't get over the wonderful 3-D effect.

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  27. Your work is beautiful!! I love your journal/books!

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  28. Thanks for the giveaway. I made myself a small journal for carrying in my purse. I have to say I was pretty impressed with the possibilities for making other books.

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  29. Wow! I silkscreen on metal screen sometimes and work it into my more sculptural weavings, and I've done basketry with rusty wire, but all the prep and handling for those can pieces looks like it would be hard on your hands. AS amazing as the digital printing is on the flat cans, I'm guessing the full effect of all the 3-D pieces can't really show through in the photos as much as it must in the actual pieces.

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  30. Interesting projects, Kathy Anne! I especially like the sketchbook with pictures. great to use your technique for a scrapbook page. Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  31. This is new to me but looks very interesting. Love this idea as I'm seeing so many talented people at work.

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  32. Thanks for this opportunity. It is wonderfully generous. I have been contemplating a journal for a while now and this is just the impetus I need.

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  33. It all looks very intriguing. I need to get started on this sort of project.

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  34. Your work is amazing and both prizes sound wonderful. I have been wanting to make my own journals for some time. I wonder how you are able to close your's with all that wonderful art on the pages.

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  35. Love what you do and congrats for being in the book.

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  36. Some pretty good inspiration there. TFS.

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  37. congrats on the book. would love to win a membership. love your site.

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  38. I just love that Sue had done this book!

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  39. Your work is amazing! This blog hop brought me here and I can tell you it was worth the investment!

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  40. This blog hop is brining me to all new sites!

    Love, the pages that incorporate the pop cans.
    They'd look fabulous on a wall too!
    (Even though this comment section uses Google, for some reason it
    isn't coming up for me. My name is Carolen.

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  41. Your work is fabulous, I am enjoying seeing new-to-me sites that I have bookmarked for future visits.

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  42. This blog hop is great! What fantastic work I am seeing... so inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

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  43. Love your digital prints on tissue and printing on metal -- so exciting to see new materials used.

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  45. alternative surfaces, indeed. Mindblowing. Thanks.

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  46. Well yes, yes, I DID enjoy the pages from your book!

    Amazing, really . . .

    :)

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  47. The comments seem to be working now! Thanks for showing your great projects!

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  48. Wow - seeing your work is yet another reason to want a copy of Sue's book! Thanks for the chance to win!

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