Posts Tagged ‘Art Journal’

The Evil Look or…The Whatevers

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal, The Whatevers - Creative Storytelling


Are you ready for the next photo of the Second Round of Whatevers? If you missed what the Whatevers is all about (basically they are photos that my friends and I found on flea markets etc. and that we give a new life and story) or want to see all the past photos and takes…check it out here.

Click here to see what CatVickiMartha and Cuchy made out of the photo and which story they tell.

Here is my take on this month’s photo:



Martha shot her new son in law another evil look just to ensure he understood her earlier whispered message during the rehearsal dinner: “If you ever make my little girl cry…I make you regret the day you were born!”

The little girl and her husband lived happily ever after!



When we saw this photo we all laughed hysterically- I think it is too funny and it reminded me that I actually do have a photo of my great-great grandmother with a similar evil look – she was known as someone who was absolutely humorless – LOL.



I love the little orange here and there peaking through the blue. Loads texture here.



And here is the photo of this month’s Whatever for you :



You can play along with us and share your story with the Whatevers- just link it up so we can see it :)

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Here is how it works

  • Vicki, Cat, Cuchy (Carmen), Martha and I and I have made a one-year commitment to each other and picked twelve photos with Whatevers whom we will give a story.
  • Every month – if possible always on the 15th –  each of us will do a post with an individual story that goes along for us with the same photo.
  • If you want you can play along and we will have the photo for you to download and show us your version of The Whatevers. The photo will be posted at the end of our blogposts- not on Facebook!
  • There is no rules to the story itself- it can be funny, sad, uplifting, breathtaking- WHATEVER
  • There is no rules on the length or the form of the story- it can be a short sentence, an essay, a poem or a soap opera – WHATEVER
  • There is no rules on the artform you choose – it can be a scrapbook layout, an altered art project, an artjournal page – WHATEVER
  • Here is a rule though: if you take the photo you have to link back to us and show us your story.
  • These pictures are from our personal stash and are for personal use for you only! If you want to use them for a publication whether a book or magazine in print or digital form please ask for permission!
  • If you want to participate we’ll have a linky list for each Whatever Post.
  • You can also join our The Whatevers -Facebook Page


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Here is what I used for the art journal spread:

Have a gorgeous day- no evil looks though ;)




Dare to Be Different or Blog Hop with Catherine Scanlon

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Art Journal

Today I am playing along with some other wonderful designers in a blog hop with my friend’s Catherine Scanlon’s Stamps. I am so proud of her for having her own designs out and I loved playing with them in my art journal.



You can see all of her fabulous stamp, stencil and die cut designs in the AGW Catalogue here

Catherine Scanlon Designs SNEAK Peak


I used her Annie Paisley Stamp for the background and I loved coloring it in on a piece of music sheet to make one design stand out going along with my sentiment. I also used the Clara Paisley stamp on the right hand side as a nice playful border.



The background was spray painted and I colored in the music sheet after stamping with Derwent Inktense Blocks.



Cat also has two wonderful prices to give away on her blog so make sure to hop along here and check out the other projects that were created with her stamps today:

Thank you so much for stopping by and have an amazing day!



And The Shark, It Has Teeth or… Art Journal Page

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Acrylicpaints, Art Journal



And the shark, it has teeth,

and it wears them in the face.

And Macheath, he has a knife, but the knife cannot be seen.

Then are some, who are in darkness

and others are in light.

And you see the ones in brightness.

those in darkness drop from sight.

- Bertholt Brecht -



I let my inner grunge out with this art journal page- loved it :)




Have a wonderful day








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