Friday, July 12, 2013

July Guest Designer {Michele Kosciolek}

I'd like everyone to give a big warm welcome to Michele Kosciolek, our July Guest Designer! 

HI!!  Michele here today and I am sharing my very first art journal, yes I finally took the plunge.  ;)   I am SUPER excited (and a little nervous) to be a guest here on the VLVS! blog...but first a little about me.  I live in the mid-west now, where I was born, but I lived in Los Angeles for over 15 years.   I love to craft, travel and spend as much time as I can with my nieces....that is really about it.  My Blog :
Now on to my art journal.

For the cover I used a bunch of my favorite supplies, my favorite stamp and my favorite color.  I think it represents me, at least right now, pretty well.
I used the following VLVS! products;
Other items:
May Arts ribbon and jute, Archival Ink, Momento Ink, Doodlebug washi tape, MME Miss Caroline cardstock and brad, Distress Paint, Tattered Angeles Glimmer Mist, Gelatos

I also did my first page...hey when you have an idea you have to go with it right away or you might loose it.  I decided to leave some white space on my page so I can do some actual journaling along with my creation.
I used the following VLVS! Products:
Other items:
Gelatos, UmWowStudio chipboard, Distress Ink-Fired Brick, Distress Paint, Tattered Angeles Glimmer Mist, Glastique, Archival Ink, pop dots

For it being her first I can confidently say Michele has NAILED IT! :) Thanks so much for coming by and sharing today, Michele! We look forward to your next post!


Sandra Strait said...

Your art journal is off to a good start. Beautiful work!

VicR said...

Thanks for sharing your Fun art journaling techniques, Michele. I just started my 1st art journal too :)
I Love the way you used these latest stamps on your 1st page.

Tera Callihan said...

Wow, what a great start to art journaling!! My 1st didn't look nearly this Beautiful! Very lovely, can't wait to see what else you create!

NinaN said...

Congrats Michele! Love the cover and your first page rocks too!

Unknown said...

LOVE this!!! Great job! :)

Laura Cox {aka scrapaddict} said...

Michele....this is awesome! Love everything you've done! And you've given me an inspirational push to try book has been sitting on a shelf

Katherine Clayton said...

Michele, what can I say that hasn't been said already? Well, for starters . . . CONGRATS! on being VLVS! Guest Designer. I am so happy for you!!!

As for your art journal . . . You have made an awesome start on it. I just love the way you did your butterflies (which, by the way, is also my favorite VLVS! stamp, too), and the way you incorporated the new releases with it. I could go on and on about everything I LOVE . . . but I won't. :) Though I will say - THANKS for the inspiration once again!!! :)

Lucy E. said...

These are such gorgeous pages! You are such an inspiration! Congrats on being a guest designer :-)

mommyx2 said...

Great job Michele, love these. Congrats on the guest spot.

Erin (CelticCrafter) said...

WOW!! I am so excited to see you as the VLVS! Guest Designer! CONGRATS! I know I'm a bit late seeing this, but it's just so inspiring!! I LOVE IT!!! You should be very proud of the beginnings of an amazing art journal! Great job my friend!!! ♥