Colour Me Positive – Week 12

Welcome to week 12.

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Did you know that some things you do today, may have an effect that will not be visible until years later? The first thing that comes to mind is raising children.

The seeds of today are your children. What you teach them, what values you instil in them, etc.

The flowers of tomorrow are your children as adults. What happens in the life of a child may influence their development in some way, shape or form, but it’s not until they grow up and become adults do we truly see the people they have become.

There are many other examples for this quote. What comes to mind for you?

This week I challenge you to start your journal pages off with collage of flowers. Why not try using a bright happy colour?

You can see Dani Chaote’s take on this quote in her free mixed media tutorial here.

If you have any suggestions on how you would like to see this challenge develop, please don’t hesitate to let me know either by commenting on this post or emailing me at admin@luluart.com.au.

Extra Challenge:

For those of you who would like daily or alternative prompts, I have prepared a Daily Journal Prompt List. You can find it in the Facebook Group under Files.

Wanting to know more about Colour Me Positive Challenge visit, The Introduction Post.

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Week 12 Challenge Prize: 

This weeks prize is a surprise pack of goodies, for the lucky winner from Lulu Art Store.

I will draw a random name on Friday 31st March from those who have uploaded into the Week 12 folder by that date. So you have two weeks to complete the challenge.

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Entry is open to everyone who participates, no matter where in the world you are. It’s not a game of skill,  you won’t be judged on your artwork. It will be a random draw.Sally Miller

 

Week 10 Prize Draw:

Today’s lucky winner is Sally Miller. Lovely work Sally. Congratulations.

 

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My Design team have been hard at work preparing content for you to enjoy. Click the link below to view their hard work.

Artist Interviews & Free Mixed Media Tutorials

Many items are arriving regularly at Lulu Art Store, but here are a couple of new items below. Visit the store to see more.

Some New Arrivals

These Dylusions stencils would make great backgrounds.

Old School AlphaOld School Numbers

 

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Shopping from outside of Australia.

If you are outside of Australia you can order through Lulu Art store. Once you place an order I will calculate the cheapest possible shipping rate for you. You are under no obligation to complete your order, if postage cost is undesirable.

Please PM or email me at admin@luluart.com.au if you have an urgent questions.

Happy Creating,

Hugs,

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Colour Me Positive – Week 11

Welcome to week 11. This week is about RECOGNISING THE BEAUTY IN YOURSELF.

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How easy is it to see the beauty in others before we see it in ourselves? Why is it that we focus on the things we’d like to change about ourselves and forget about our beautiful qualities? When was the last time you thought about all the wonderful qualities that make up the beautiful person looking back at you in the mirror……yes, that would be YOU.

This week I challenge you to write down 10 beautiful and/or positive qualities that make up you. Spend 5 minutes, no less on this. Don’t short-change yourself. This can be a very difficult task, but very rewarding. Choose one to incorporate this in this weeks journal page.

If you have any suggestions on how you would like to see this challenge develop, please don’t hesitate to let me know either by commenting on this post or emailing me at admin@luluart.com.au.

Extra Challenge:

For those of you who would like daily or alternative prompts, I have prepared a Daily Journal Prompt List. You can find it in the Facebook Group under Files.

Wanting to know more about Colour Me Positive Challenge visit, The Introduction Post.

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Week 11 Challenge Prize: 

This weeks prize is a surprise pack of goodies, for the lucky winner from Lulu Art Store.

I will draw a random name on Friday 31st March from those who have uploaded into the Week 11 folder by that date. So you have two weeks to complete the challenge.

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Entry is open to everyone who participates, no matter where in the world you are. It’s not a game of skill,  you won’t be judged on your artwork. It will be a random draw.Nancy Lefko

Week 9 Prize Draw:

Today’s lucky winner is Nancy Lefko. Love this journal spread. What a beautiful colour palette. Congratulations Nancy.

 

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My Design team have been hard at work preparing content for you to enjoy. Click the link below to view their hard work.

Artist Interviews & Free Mixed Media Tutorials

Many items are arriving regularly at Lulu Art Store, but here are a couple of new items below. Visit the store to see more.

Some New Arrivals

Many Tim Holtz Layering stencils have arrived and they are divine. I think I need one of each.

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A few traveller’s notebooks are in the store. These are gorgeous. I particularly like the world map notebook. These two come together in a pack of two.

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TCW – Tied Stones, designed by Julie Fan-Fei Balzer

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Now these tags are AWESOME. Background already done for you. Looooooove them.

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Shopping from outside of Australia.

If you are outside of Australia you can order through Lulu Art store. Once you place an order I will calculate the cheapest possible shipping rate for you. You are under no obligation to complete your order, if postage cost is undesirable.

Please PM or email me at admin@luluart.com.au if you have an urgent questions.

Happy Creating,

Hugs,

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Colour Me Positive – Week 10

Welcome to week 10. This week is about APPRECIATING WHAT YOU HAVE.

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Imagine a world where we all focused on everything that we were grateful for. How different would the world be? Have you ever tried the following: After waking in the morning, think of 3 things you are grateful for before getting out of bed and starting your day. Starting the day off with a grateful heart can change your whole day. I dare you to try this. Not for a day, but for a week, at least. Go on. See what it does for you and those around you.

This week I challenge you to write down 10 things you are grateful for. Try to incorporate this in this weeks journal page.

If you have any suggestions on how you would like to see this challenge develop, please don’t hesitate to let me know either by commenting on this post or emailing me at admin@luluart.com.au.

Extra Challenge:

For those of you who would like daily or alternative prompts, I have prepared a Daily Journal Prompt List. You can find it in the Facebook Group under Files.

Wanting to know more about Colour Me Positive Challenge visit, The Introduction Post.

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Week 8 Challenge Prize: 

This weeks prize is a surprise pack of goodies, for the lucky winner from Lulu Art Store.

I will draw a random name on Friday 24th March from those who have uploaded into the Week 10 folder by that date. So you have two weeks to complete the challenge.

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Entry is open to everyone who participates, no matter where in the world you are. It’s not a game of skill,  you won’t be judged on your artwork. It will be a random draw.Linda Crawford

Week 8 Prize Draw:

Today’s lucky winner is Linda Crawford. What a cute journal page. Congratulations

 

 

 

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design-team-2017

My Design team have been hard at work preparing content for you to enjoy. Click the link below to view their hard work.

Artist Interviews & Free Mixed Media Tutorials

Many items are arriving regularly at Lulu Art Store, but here are a couple of new items below. Visit the store to see more.

Some New Arrivals

Prima Marketing – Finnabair Rust Effect Paste 3 pack is now in store, after being on backorder for some time.

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Lesley Riley’s Transfer Artist Paper has also been out of stock for a while. This is an 18 pack and will last you for quite a while. The 5 pack is still out of stock.

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Ranger – Distress Woodgrain Yardstick is now here. This will be fun to get messy with.

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The new Art Journal magazine by Stampington is also available. Love looking through this magazine. It’s so inspiring.

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Shopping from outside of Australia.

If you are outside of Australia you can order through Lulu Art store. Once you place an order I will calculate the cheapest possible shipping rate for you. You are under no obligation to complete your order, if postage cost is undesirable.

Please PM or email me at admin@luluart.com.au if you have an urgent questions.

Happy Creating,

Hugs,

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Colour Me Positive – Week 9

Welcome to week 9. This week is about LAUGHTER.

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Did you know that while you are in the process of laughing, all your worries during that moment are no longer there?  It is not possible to laugh and worry at the same time.

“Laughter is clinically proven to have a powerful and positive effect on physical, emotional and social health and wellbeing.  It heals and renews the human body and mind, and nothing works faster or more dependably to bring the mind and body back into balance.

Laughter is clinically proven to:

  1. Boost the immune system. Laughing improves the body’s natural defense mechanism by increasing the amount of immunoglobulin’s and T cell’s in the body.
  2. Reduce the risk of heart disease. Laughing expands the inner walls of the arteries which increases the ability of blood to flow around the body, and, this positive effect lasts for up to 45 minutes after the laughter has stopped.
  3. Decrease stress. Laughing instantly reduces the levels of stress hormones such as cortisol, epinephrine (adrenaline) and dopamine, and increases the production of serotonin and endorphins which reduce effects of stress.
  4. Can assist as a mild anti-depressant. Laughter boosts the production of serotonin, a natural anti-depressant.  Laughter also works as an effective distraction from things that cause anxiety and anger.
  5. Reduce blood pressure. When you laugh, the blood flow increases, circulation improves and your blood pressure rises.  When you stop laughing, your blood pressure drops back to its baseline. This relaxing effect helps to lower your baseline blood pressure.
  6. Is a natural painkiller. There are a number of studies which validate the pain relieving effects of laughter.  Studies show that watching comedy films assists both children and adults to tolerate pain more easily.
  7. Massage the abdominal organs. Belly laughing effectively ‘massages’ the abdominal organs.  The blood flow to these organs is increased and their functioning is improved.
  8. Help keep diabetes under control. A recent study showed that people who watched a funny video after meal had lower blood sugar levels than those who watched a serious film.  It could be that laughter affects the neuroendocrine system, which monitors the body´s glucose levels, or it may be the effect of energy used by the stomach muscles.
  9. Make you look younger. As many as 15 facial muscles work together to help you smile and laugh. This increases the blood flow around the face, bringing the circulation into even the smallest of capillaries which, in turn, helps to make you look younger and healthier.
  10. Re-energize the mind and body. Laughing forces air out of lungs, and causes us to take deep inward breaths, increasing the flow of oxygen right around the body.
  11. Build resilience. The ability to laugh, or at least smile, when times get tough, is the best way to reduce stress and anxiety.  While a little stress actually helps to motivate us into action and to focus on the problem, laughter helps us to focus on the solution and achieve more productive outcomes.
  12. Aid with sleep. Having a good laugh prior to sleep reduces stress and anxiety, promoting deep, restful sleep. Laughter also provides a mild aerobic workout, which, not only  energizes you in the short term, but also helps you to sleep better.
  13. Bond us to others. Laughter causes the release of oxytocin.  Often called the empathy hormone, oxytocin helps bond individuals and groups together.  A little laughter is great for building great teams, be they in the community or at work.
  14. Is contagious. Laughing not only lifts our spirits but also the spirit of those around us.  Happy people lift the spirit of those around them.  Remember, a smile or laugh shared is a smile or laugh doubled.”

Above text from www.letslaugh.com.au

This week I challenge you to find the funniest joke you can find or the funniest picture and show someone. Spread the laughter.

If you have any suggestions on how you would like to see this challenge develop, please don’t hesitate to let me know either by commenting on this post or emailing me at admin@luluart.com.au.

Extra Challenge:

For those of you who would like daily or alternative prompts, I have prepared a Daily Journal Prompt List. You can find it in the Facebook Group under Files.

Wanting to know more about Colour Me Positive Challenge visit, The Introduction Post.

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Week 7 Challenge Prize: 

This weeks prize is a surprise pack of goodies, for the lucky winner from Lulu Art Store.

I will draw a random name on Friday 10th March from those who have uploaded into the Week 9 folder by that date. So you have two weeks to complete the challenge.

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Entry is open to everyone who participates, no matter where in the world you are. It’s not a game of skill,  you won’t be judged on your artwork. It will be a random draw.wendy-demaine

Week 7 Prize Draw:

 

Today’s lucky winner is Wendy Demaine. What a gorgeous and bright journal page. Congratulations.

 

 

 

 

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design-team-2017

My Design team have been hard at work preparing content for you to enjoy. Click the link below to view their hard work.

Artist Interviews & Free Mixed Media Tutorials

Many items are arriving regularly at Lulu Art Store, but here are a couple of new items below. Visit the store to see more.

Some New Arrivals

Prima Marketing – Julie Nutting Large Watercolour Tags. These are a great size and hello!…….they’re made from watercolour paper. How perfect?!

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My Prima mini binder clips – Rose Gold. Love these. I’ve already opened up a pack of these to hold my art journal open while I’m using it. They are soooooooo much nicer than the old black and silver bulldog clips, don’t you think.

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Get organised with this Traveler’s Journal/Planner in Stunning Fuchsia by Color Crush

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Shopping from outside of Australia.

If you are outside of Australia you can order through Lulu Art store. Once you place an order I will calculate the cheapest possible shipping rate for you. You are under no obligation to complete your order, if postage cost is undesirable.

Please PM or email me at admin@luluart.com.au if you have an urgent questions.

Happy Creating,

Hugs,

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Colour Me Positive – Week 8

Welcome to Week 8.

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I guess I see this quote being about PERSEVERANCE. Do you find that you appreciate things more if you’ve had to work harder for them? Often this is true.

My first thought is of pregnancy and birth. Going nine long months, with a little human growing inside you. ‘The climb’, being the journey of pregnancy and it’s effects you. Nine months of putting on weight, aching body, pains in places you never new existed, sleepless nights, being uncomfortable, changing hormones, hands and feet swelling, morning sickness, etc, etc. With me I hap lots of hip pain, as well as hand and wrist pain due to a condition that developed while I was pregnant, where I had to wear a brace to bed to keep my hand in a certain position to stop the pain.

Then the long awaited day of the birth arrives. To meet you child for the first time is my ‘the best view’.

There are many other examples that relate to this quote. What do you think of first when you read this quote?

Extra Challenge for this prompt: This week I challenge you to start your creation by using your favourite stencil.

If you have any suggestions on how you would like to see this challenge develop, please don’t hesitate to let me know either by commenting on this post or emailing me at admin@luluart.com.au.

Extra Daily Challenge:

For those of you who would like daily or alternative prompts, I have prepared a Daily Journal Prompt List. You can find it in the Facebook Group under Files.

Wanting to know more about Colour Me Positive Challenge visit, The Introduction Post.

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Week 8 Challenge Prize: 

This weeks prize is a surprise pack of goodies, for the lucky winner from Lulu Art Store.

I will draw a random name on Friday 10th March from those who have uploaded into the Week 8 folder by that date. So you have two weeks to complete the challenge.

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Entry is open to everyone who participates, no matter where in the world you are. It’s not a game of skill,  you won’t be judged on your artwork. It will be a random draw.

Week 6 Prize Draw:ekgorman

Today’s lucky winner is EK Gorman. This is so sweet. Congratulations.

 

 

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Did you see our first Artist Interview for 2017? You can view it here. It was with our Design Team member Kate Palmer, AKA Sparkle Tart.

You can view her free video tutorial here, where you see create a gorgeous, sparkly journal page.

 

Some New Arrivals

 

Shopping from outside of Australia.

If you are outside of Australia you can order through Lulu Art store. Once you place an order I will calculate the cheapest possible shipping rate for you. You are under no obligation to complete your order, if postage cost is undesirable.

Please PM or email me at admin@luluart.com.au if you have an urgent questions.

Happy Creating,

Hugs,

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Colour Me Positive – Week 7

Welcome to week 7. This week is about PROGRESS.

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Did you know that one step forward, no matter how small your feet, no matter how short your stride, even if you crawl, is still a forward motion. Only those who quit and stop moving will not reach their destination or goal.

At times we feel that we’re not making any progress whatsoever, but it’s not until we monitor or self reflect that we notice how far we’ve actually come. If you ever feel like you’re not making any progress, look back at where you started. It’s a good idea, every once in a while to write down all our accomplishments for the previous year. It’s not until we sit down and truly think about what we have done, do we notice our accomplishments. Make sure you celebrate every accomplishment, even if it’s little.

I often feel like I’m continually moving but not really getting anywhere. Does this sound like you? It’s not until I write down my accomplishments, do I realise that there have been so many. Things that I have forgotten about or overlooked. Things that were little but have  aided my journey none the less.

When you first start moving towards your goal, you may not leap off the starting blocks and you may not be the fastest, but that doesn’t matter! What does matter is that you’re taking an important step to improve and that’s a huge accomplishment. Take pride in the fact that you’re taking your life in your own hands, no matter what it is you’re trying to accomplish, no matter how small, no matter what pace you are going.

This week I challenge you to sit down and write a list of all the things you have accomplished in the last 12 months. Really think. Write them all down, not matter how small. I’m sure you will be pleasantly surprised at all the things you have achieved. This may be the boost that you need.

If you have any suggestions on how you would like to see this challenge develop, please don’t hesitate to let me know either by commenting on this post or emailing me at admin@luluart.com.au.

Extra Challenge:

For those of you who would like daily or alternative prompts, I have prepared a Daily Journal Prompt List. You can find it in the Facebook Group under Files.

Wanting to know more about Colour Me Positive Challenge visit, The Introduction Post.

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Week 7 Challenge Prize: 

This weeks prize is a surprise pack of goodies, for the lucky winner from Lulu Art Store.

I will draw a random name on Friday 3rd March from those who have uploaded into the Week 7 folder by that date. So you have two weeks to complete the challenge.

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Entry is open to everyone who participates, no matter where in the world you are. It’s not a game of skill,  you won’t be judged on your artwork. It will be a random draw.

Week 5 Prize Draw:julie-mclean

Today’s lucky winner is Julie McLean. Beautiful work Julie. I’m loving your colour scheme. Congratulations.

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For those of you wondering about the Design Team, the Design Team has been chosen, so keep an eye out, as introductions will be made soon. Monday will be the introduction of our first Lulu Art Design Team member, along with our first Design Team video.

Many items are arriving regularly, but here are a couple below.

Some New Arrivals

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Look out for new Ranger and Prima products. Some have already arrived, but more are on their way. This week my favourites are definitely these princess stamps by Prima. Have you seen all the Princess stamps that Prima have released. There are so many. Which is your favourite?

Shopping from outside of Australia.

If you are outside of Australia you can order through Lulu Art store. Once you place an order I will calculate the cheapest possible shipping rate for you. You are under no obligation to complete your order, if postage cost is undesirable.

Please PM or email me at admin@luluart.com.au if you have an urgent questions.

Happy Creating,

Hugs,

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Kylie Fowler Website

Colour Me Positive – Week 6

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Welcome to Week 6. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, this week is about LOVE.

This week I want you to tell those closest to you just how much you love and appreciate them. This could be a partner, a friend, your daughter or son, your neighbour, your internet buddy, your Mum, etc. If possible, leave them a hand written note somewhere where they will come across it in their daily routine or send them a handwritten letter in the mail. Handwritten letters are so rare and even more special these days.

For an extra challenge, place a few drops of ink on your page and tilt your paper around or blow the ink around using a straw, as a starting point.

If you have any suggestions on how you would like to see this challenge develop, please don’t hesitate to let me know either by commenting on this post or emailing me at admin@luluart.com.au.

Extra Challenge:

For those of you who would like daily or alternative prompts, I have prepared a Daily Journal Prompt List. You can find it in the Facebook Group under Files.

Wanting to know more about Colour Me Positive Challenge visit, The Introduction Post.

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Week 4 Challenge Prize: 

This weeks prize is a surprise pack of goodies, for the lucky winner.

I will draw a random name on Friday 21st February from those who have uploaded into the Week 6 folder by that date. So you have two weeks to complete the challenge.

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Entry is open to everyone who participates, no matter where in the world you are. It’s not a game of skill,  you won’t be judged on your artwork. It will be a random draw.

Week 4 Prize Draw:jessicaannlane

 

Today’s lucky winner is Jessica Ann Lane. Beautiful work Jess. Congratulations.

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For those of you wondering about the Design Team, the Design Team has been chosen, so keep an eye out as introductions will be made soon.

Many items are arriving regularly, but here are a few below.

Some New Arrivals

 

Look out for new Ranger and Prima products. They should be arriving soon.

Shopping from outside of Australia.

If you are outside of Australia you can order through Lulu Art store. Once you place an order I will calculate the cheapest possible shipping rate for you. You are under no obligation to complete your order, if postage cost is undesirable.

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Did you know that I run an online class, Journal Playground? It’s a 5 week self-paced course showing you different art techniques as well as how to make various journals and protective covers to keep your precious art journals safe and protected.  Click here for more information.

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To watch the promo video click on the image above.

I hope to see you in class. xo

Please PM or email me at admin@luluart.com.au if you have an urgent questions.

Happy Creating,

Hugs,

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Lulu Art Supplies Store

Kylie Fowler Website