Colour Me Positive – Week 46

Welcome to Week 46.

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What makes you different? What weird and wonderful attributes to you possess? Instead of comparing ourselves to others and thinking of our differences as negatives, why not try seeing them as positives?

Imagine how boring life would be if were all the same. Embrace your weird, wonderful, and quirky self.

As with every week, this is a journal prompt to jumpstart your creativity. You can use these word or alter them to suit. Choose completely different words if you like. You don’t even need to add text to your artwork if you don’t feel you’d like to. There are no set rules.

Extra Challenge:

For an extra challenge this week I challenge you to include text relating to what makes you different. Good luck.

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 46 Challenge Prize: 

This week’s prize is a gift voucher to Lulu Art Store

I will draw a random name on Friday 22nd December from those who have uploaded into the Week 46 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.

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Wendy Demaine

Week 44 Art Journal Winner is: Wendy Demaine

This is an adorable journal page Wendy.

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Colour Me Positive – Week 42

Welcome to Week 42.

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I feel this week’s theme is so appropriate given that on Wednesday, Australia voted YES to marriage equality.  Love is Love.

Thank you also to all who sent feedback regarding the future of Colour Me Positive 2018. I truly appreciate it.

Extra Challenge:

For an extra challenge this week I challenge you to include the colour of the rainbow or an actual rainbow in your work.

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 42 Challenge Prize: 

This week’s prize is a surprise pack of supplies from Lulu Art Store

I will draw a random name on Friday 24th November from those who have uploaded into the Week 42 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.

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Week 39 Art Journal Winner is:

Bunny Realf. This is a stunning art piece Bunny. Congratulations.

 

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Newly arrived stock

Here are just a few:

 

On Sale This Week Only

Discounted Dylusions spray inks & acrylic paint. All new colours (plus Chopped pesto in the ink sprays due to over ordering).

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and for today only the Gel Press 5×7″ is at a discounted price of $17.95. Normally $21.95

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Colour Me Positive – Week 40

Welcome to Week 40.

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Extra Challenge:

For an extra challenge this week I was you to google ‘mixed media art techniques’ and find a technique that you’ve never tried before. See where you can take these newly learnt skills. Even if you don’t like the whole process, take what you do like and run with that.

Here is what I found that I thought you may like:

I just happen to have a Gel Press/Plate on sale this week HERE

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 40 Challenge Prize: 

This week’s prize is a surprise pack of supplies from Lulu Art Store

I will draw a random name on Friday 10th November from those who have uploaded into the Week 40 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.

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De White

Week 38 Art Journal Winner is: De White

Congratulations De. Beautiful journal page.

 

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See what’s on SALE this week.

Here are just a few:

 

PRE_ORDER the Jane Davenport Mixed Media Range Here

Here are just a few:

 

View the latest 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.

 

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 question.

Happy Creating,

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Colour Me Positive – Week 38

Welcome to Week 38.

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Of course this quote is saying that no matter how the past has treated you, you still matter and have value.

Do you remember when you were younger, when a broken crayon may have been a disaster and was thrown out? This used to be me. These days though, every crayon has various ways to be utilised, no matter how many pieces it is broken into.

You should see my Caran D’Arch Neocolor II Crayons. When I get a new colour the first thing I do is break them in half. Why?

Firstly it’s so I can have half in my studio and put half in my travel pencil case, which I keep in my handbag.

Secondly, it encourages you to use it, as apposed to not wanting to waist it. How many supplies have you not used or not used much, as you don’t want it to run out or it’s too good to use?

There are so many ways to use a crayon. Just look at the ‘melting crayons’ art fad. Sometimes you just have to think outside of the box.

Extra Challenge:

For an extra challenge this week and still keeping in the spirit of Inktober, try doing as much of your work in ink. Then use Neocolor II water-soluble crayons to add colour. (why not used regular crayons if you don’t have Neolcolors?) Best of luck.

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 38 Challenge Prize: 

This week’s prize is a choice between a surprise collage pack from Lulu Art Store or FREE place in my on line course, Journal Playground.  To find out more about this course, visit www.kyliefowler.com

I will draw a random name on Friday 27th October from those who have uploaded into the Week 38 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.

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Nikita Stackhouse

Week 36 Art Journal Winner is:

Today’s lucky winner is Nakita Stackhouse. Congratulations Nakita.

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Entries close next Monday 23rd October. Don’t miss out.

To enter CLICK HERE.

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My Design team have been hard at work preparing content for you to enjoy. New tutorials are up each week. Click the link below to view their latest free mixed media tutorials and interviews.

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.

The Latest Arrivals

 

 

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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 question.

Happy Creating,

Hugs,

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Colour Me Positive – Week 36

Welcome to Week 36.

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I’m sure you know people who are blessings to you and in your life, but have you every thought about those people that didn’t stick around for long and wonder what lesson/s you learnt from their presence in your life?

Even those who we don’t connect with very well, or those whose presence in your life is very short, can teach you lessons. Maybe they are lessons about yourself or others or life in general.

Some lessons my be small at first glance, but could have an enormous impact on your life. Look for these lessons, even in the most undesirable or unpleasant connections.

Extra Challenge:

For an extra challenge this week and in the spirit of Inktober, try doing as much of your work in ink. This could be a ball point pen, a fountain pen, a brush dipped in ink, whatever you can imagine. Get creative. Best of luck.

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 36 Challenge Prize: 

This week’s prize is a choice between a surprise collage pack from Lulu Art Store or FREE place in my on line course, Journal Playground.  To find out more about this course, visit www.kyliefowler.com

I will draw a random name on Friday 13th October from those who have uploaded into the Week 36 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.

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Corrine Holden

Week 34 Art Journal Winner is:

Today’s lucky winner is Corrine Holden. Congratulations. Lovely work Corrine.

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Have you entered the GIVEAWAY?

I have designed some face stencils for Artistcellar and they will be available very soon. In the meantime, I am giving away a set of these stencils.

To enter CLICK HERE.

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My Design team have been hard at work preparing content for you to enjoy. New tutorials are up each week. Click the link below to view their latest free mixed media tutorials and interviews.

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.

The Latest Arrivals

 

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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 question.

Happy Creating,

Hugs,

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Colour Me Positive – Introduction

 

Welcome to the Colour Me Positive 2016 art journal challenge. We’ve had a few questions via email and facebook and we though we’d explain a few things here before our challenge starts on Friday.

How will the challenge work?

It’s simple really. On Friday of each week we will post the new weeks challenge on our blog here. If you are signed up to our mailing list you will also receive an email to let you know it’s live. A link to the current weeks blog post will also be pinned to the top of our Facebook page each week so you can find it quickly.

Our post will include our positive quote for the week for inspiration. It will also include an extra/optional challenge prompt. We will put up some examples of pages we have done with the quote as inspiration, some of which will also incorporate the extra challenge. These pages are purely to show you what we have done and how we have interpreted the challenge in our own journals. What you create is entirely up to you. You can take a word from the quote, a feeling, a colour, the extra prompt, all of the above or nothing at all. I repeat, it is entirely up to you what format it takes, what mediums you use and what direction you take. We can’t wait to see what you do with it!

I’ve heard talk from people who aren’t even using a journal, they are using playing cards or ATC’s or even doing a mini scrapbook. Bring it on but don’t forget to share photos!

We won’t be offended if you don’t use the challenge prompt at all and totally do your own thing. We’ll just be excited that maybe we inspired you to take action in your journal. That is our aim, to keep you inspired and moving with your creativity, and hopefully to keep you positive with the words we share.

Please don’t feel overwhelmed or intimidated if you see someone post a photo of their amazing piece of art they have created. Just remember, you are amazing too, we are all just at different levels of our journey.  Don’t let it ever stop you posting. You just don’t know who you might inspire in the process.

Our challenge is really flexible. We only ask that you be kind to one another in the Facebook group, support each other and most of all – relax and have some fun!!!

A note about sharing photos on our Facebook page – We will set up an album for each weeks challenge. Please add your photo to the relevant weeks album. It will be so much easier to keep them all organised and for when we are doing weekly prize draws (you’ll read about those further down the page!). Let us know if you’re not sure how to share to an album and we’ll give you a hand. Also please remember to upload from your files rather than sharing from another FB page. Because of carying privacy setting sharing doesn’t always work properly so remember to upload direct from your files instead.

Who is Lisa Hayes and Lulu Art?

Watch this introduction video to find out!

What will you need?

Our best advice is to just start with what you have! You really don’t need every supply out there (of course we want them haha but we don’t need them). Don’t despair if you only have a few things or you have a limited budget. If you only have a few pencils, do your challenge with those. If you have a few old acrylic paints, break them out and use those. You might be a scrapbooker, break out your pretty paper scraps to make some collage backgrounds. You don’t have to use the same products we use, get inventive and use up your stash.

We have had a lot of people new to art journaling that have asked what supplies might be good for a basic art journaling kit. Here are my favourite go to items:

  • A good sturdy journal – if you intend to use any paints or sprays then you want a journal that can take the pressure! I recommend any of the Strathmore mixed media journals, the Dylusions journals or even working on seperate sheets of watercolour paper and binding it together at the end of the year.  You can also use an old book. If the paper is thin just glue 2 or 3 sheets together then use gesso as a base before you start painting on it. There are lots of options.I personally will be working in several journals. I have a few that I adore and like to share the love around 🙂
  • Some cheap acrylic paints – these are great for creating backgrounds for your journal pages.
  • Stencils – I’m obsessed with them and use them constantly.  They are easy to use and can create an instant arty effect without having to have any drawing/painting skills.
  • Old magazines – great for chopping out pictures and words to collage on to your pages.
  • Journaling pens – I personally love the Sharpie Paint pens as they will write over most surfaces.

You may have noticed we are also an Australian online store. So if any of our Australian ladies are looking for anything in particular we are most happy to help. We certainly won’t say no!  But again, I stress, you don’t need to go crazy on supplies. Art journaling should be fun and a great way to use up anything you already have.

Feature Artists

We’ve been totally blessed that many gorgeous artists we’ve approached have agreed to take part in the challenge by letting us feature them throughout the year. They will be sharing with us what their favourite quote is and what inspires them. I’m so excited about who we have lined up! I can tell you that there will be no lack of inspiration in 2016!!

Prize Giveaways

We have had some wonderful donations from several of our feature artists and we also have a few goodies up our sleeve as well. Every week we will have a giveaway. A name will be drawn randomly from those lovely people who participate by loading up a photo in that weeks album on Facebook.

This is not a game of skill. We know that you are all at different levels in your art. The draw will be totally random using a random number generator and counting from the first photo loaded.

We know sometimes life happens and we don’t always get a chance to work in our journals every week. Therefore we will draw the winner of the prize draw two weeks after each blog post .. so for example, Week 1 blog post goes up on 1st January, you have two weeks to get a journal page completed and loaded up in the Week 1 folder, a name will be drawn on Friday 15th January.

Extra Challenges & Swaps

Throughout the year we are hoping to have some extra challenges and swaps.

We support several charities and would like to have some projects that give back to our/your communities. More details soon.

We also know how much people like to be involved in swaps so we are looking to organise a couple of them throughout the year.

Social Media Sharing

Feel free to share photos of your work. Any photos shared on the Facebook group remain private and only seen by those who are members as it is a closed group. Please respect the privacy of your fellow members by not sharing any of their photos on social media (e.g. Pinterest, facebook, instagram, twitter, etc).  If we share elsewhere then it will only be with the permission of those involved.

If you choose to share your own photos of your own work then you are most welcome to share them wherever you like. To all those hashtag queens out there this is for you – please use #colourmepositive whenever you share out there so we can check it out and share the love!

Time Zones

We will be posting our blog posts around 9am on a Friday morning here in Queensland, Australia. This is approximately 3pm Thursday in Los Angeles, U.S. and 11pm Thursday in London, U.K.

Only two more sleeps and then it will be time for our first challenge!  We are sooooo excited we can hardly sleep anyway!  We look forward to getting to know you throughout the year.

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