… Time of Your Life …

tic toc … time for another Wednesday Stamper challenge … this week it is all about polka dots

I used a square polka dot block stamp along with a vintage 13 cent stamp … a gift from a good friend …


the “overdue” stamp is an oldie but a goodie …

I am really drawn to the old fashioned wooden handled rubber stamps … they certainly don’t make them like that anymore …

Nathalie has been selling them like hot cakes and may have one batch left at her Ruby Floy etsy shop … be sure and check out her Steampunk Rusty Clips and more while you visit …


my journal pages were inspired by the talented and spirited Marit in The Netherlands … one of my special art sisters … she is guest artist over at Yvonne’s Do More With Less blog … you won’t want to miss her collage building tutorial and a chance to play along in the challenge there …


I started out with scraped paint pages … layering various papers and magazine images … a couple of rubons …

black Sharpie pen …rubber stamps and Pan Pastels for shading and rosy cheeks … I used a doll as a book holder … her feet held the pages back nicely

“It’s something unpredictable, but in the end is right.  I hope you had the time of your life.” ~Green Day (click for a listen)

47 responses to “… Time of Your Life …

  1. Patty; love what you did with the challenge! Using the doll as a holder is brilliant! Beautiful! xxoo

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  2. What a project!…wonderful pages!! What a collection of old stamps you have too….

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  3. Awesome pages Patty!
    Cute little dolls toes peeking under your pages!! – Great idea for a page holder! 😉
    Whooooo…Love those oldie stamps!
    Jan x

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  4. Love your collection of old stamps, brings back memories of many a day.

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  5. oh I love it, don’t try this at home!! lol and Nathalies stamps are wonderful!! xoxo

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  6. Loving those piggy-toes easel! These pages rock! It must be so fun to flip through this journal…what a treasure of inspiration! And I’m so with you on those old wooden handled stamps…I grabbed some fun ones from Nathalie’s Etsy shop some time back. She does have great stuff and thanks to you I have some it in my stash now. A special little grin on my face too as “I Spy with my little eyes” your fun little stamp inclusion….you sweetie-pie, you! Xo, Sue

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  7. Wow! What a fabulous collage! Love the painted background and those rosy cheeks! 🙂

    Thank you so much for playing along Patty! 🙂

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  8. Your journal pages are wonderful. I’m loving the steampunk vibe! 🙂
    Hugs, Ashlyn

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  9. Awesome journal spread, Patty! And the way you’ve displayed it is genius!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  10. overwhelming!! and the displaying sooooo clever and original!!

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  11. WOW, what a fabulous collage, Patty!

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  12. Aaaah my sista! You made an awesome page!!!! LOVE all the layers and the butterfly (moth?) on the mouth is fabulous… silence of the lambs and I liked the image back then. Why didn’t I think of it before – I want to use that too sometime. (canIcanIcanI? * hear a sweet little girls voice here*) And your stamps. Oh wow. your stamps in that holder. What can I say… WOWZAH! LOVE the doll as a displayer too (I had a quick mind check when I saw it, but I don’t think I have any dolls in the house. I was a “boyish girl” and I don’t have daughters, so no dolls around here. Stuffed animals maybe?
    Thanks soooooo much for playing with my challenge! I’m honoured! (And I still have a “Patty-page” in mind. When things get less hectic with my writing job, I definitely start on that one! Patience my friend…. ) You have a marvelous day! I’m so glad we “met” on the internet! You’re special! Love you!

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  13. WOW!!!! GORGEOUS pages!!! I really love these, Patty!
    Hugs
    Oxana

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  14. what a fun altered book spread!!!

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  15. Wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow !!!!!!
    Absolutely great journal pages Patty. I love it.

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  16. I love every detail of this fabolous page. And it speaks for herself, even with no mouth at all.
    Tnaks for the useful links.

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  17. You’ve definitely done MORE with these pages, Patty. Way cool! Great image and doodling.
    xx,
    Autumn Clark

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  18. Astounding! I absolutely adore this pages and you have skillfully combined the colours. Excellent work, Patty 🙂

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  19. Fantastic! So much going on yet so pulled together…awesome.

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  20. Gorgeous journal pages.

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  21. Gorgeous pages, Patty. Love the old stamps, too, but I have only one like those pictured. I love the idea of using the doll’s feet as a book holder. I had to laugh.

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  22. Love those journal pages. That stamp is wonderful!

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  23. Love your stamps and lovely pages, Patty.. nice collage !! have a lovely day!!

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  24. Patty, your journal pages are fantastic, love how you’ve placed the butterfly 😉

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  25. really beautiful pages

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  26. Love your pages!!

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  27. OMG!! I ADORE this! your work is just awesome! xo

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  28. Everything about this screams FUN. I love the doll feet sticking out holding the book. Of course, the polka dots are adorable, too. Are those all your stamps? I love the overdue and transportation one. Although I loved everything about this two page spread, my eye was drawn to the “don’t try this at home.” How funny and how perfect!

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  29. Oh goodness me, Patty!! Haven’t we come a long way together – and separately! What a wonderful spread – magical!! I love the moth across her mouth!
    Now I don’t know whether to go listen to Green Day (love ’em!), or check out the links… I’ll just have to linger longer and do both!!! xoxoxo

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  30. Love it, love it, love it!!!
    I love the colours, the images … and just everything!
    Great spred!

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  31. I love this so much…….it is fun and there is so much to look at!

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  32. Patty, I have been admiring your art journal pages for a bit now and these are no exception! Beautiful as always. Thank you for pointing me to Marit. I just signed up for her workshop that is currently in progress.

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  33. Okay, so I didn’t know you had a totally awesome, rusted, rubber stamp holder! Where do you have ROOM for all of this stuff? I’m about sold out of those stamps– and looking for the “next” item to feaure in my shop.

    Love the way the woman’s face pops from your page– looks 3D! Very fun spread!

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  34. Oh boy, this is quite an art work.
    You really made a lot of work of it.
    It is wonderful, amazing and beautiful.

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  35. great quotation and song 🙂

    i adore the face, with the well placed insect. something intriguing about those eyes, a little like mona lisa, with something hidden, unsaid, behind her lips.

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  36. I love them, Miss Creativity! They are so unusual.

    I have done two pages on Prague, if you would like to come and visit.Having a wonderful time. My usual vacation schedule of good day, pain day, but that is ok. I love it even more when I am out!!!

    Hugs,
    Suz
    http://katsuijewelry.blogspot.com

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  37. Beautiful spread! Happy weekend 🙂

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  38. WOW your pages are spectacular, I’m in love with all details!
    Hugs Anja

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  39. this is beyond words.
    I have this feeling quite hard to explain that you keep showing us all sorts of different faces of Patty. or reaching completely new levels.
    very inspiring!

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  40. Alas, Nathalie is out of the stamps – but I covet that stamp holder you have!!!LOL Love the rescued “mermaid ” shoe!!!! Been playing blog catch-up!!!

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  41. WOW tolle Seiten Patty!

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  42. Beautiful pages Patty. The Sharpie’d in hair is perfect and the look in her eyes is so compelling.
    xo

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  43. Wow this is absolutely fabulous. What work – it’s awsome!

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  44. Oh this is too cool! I popped over to RubyFloy but she’s out of rubber stamps, of course I did manage to find some other goodies! 😀

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  45. WOW!!!! These pages are so amazing, everything about them is just awesome.
    Debby

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