Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Whatevers TWO April 2014

It's that time! APRIL Whatevers Day! We have a fun photo for you to play with this month.  Hope you can join in.  If your not familiar with "Whatevers" You can read more about it here.  But basically my friends...Nat, Cat, Cuchy,  Martha  and I have committed to a full year of bringing new life to  forgotten photos. Each month we create a page and give it a story using that months photo. We share the photo with you in hopes that you will play along and join in the fun.
 There is also more info at the bottom of this post. 
 Here are the links to the other girls blogs so you can see their creations this month.
Nathalie Kalbach
Catherine Scanlon
Martha Richardson
Carmen Sanchez

And here is mine.  I used one of Catherine's new Stencils for my basic background.  I just played with it , using Glimmer Mist, moving it a bit and spraying it again. I used brushes and GM to do the rest of the painting. Then when it was a dry, a little outlining and doodling with a fine tip marker.  You can find links to all Catherine's new products on her blog!

I love this photo, and simply could not resist using this saying .

My story: 
Albert was a chipper fellow. Always a smile, although many wondered why. Etta it seemed to others,was not that easy to please. But good old Albert always did his best.  He loved his Ettaboo and enjoyed spending his days trying to make her happy. 

We would love to have you play along!
 Here is how it works

Nat, 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 blog posts- 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 art form you choose – it can be a scrapbook layout, an altered art project, an art journal 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
Here is this months photo

Remember to pop over to see what the girls have to share today!
Nathalie Kalbach
Catherine Scanlon
Martha Richardson
Carmen Sanchez

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Martha Richardson said...

Oh Vicki…this is such a beautiful page! And the story is too funny!

Nathalie Kalbach said...

this is gorgeous - love the colored in flower- so amazing!

Catherine Matthews-Scanlon said...

Ettaboo does look pretty grumpy, it may be due to the fact that her dress is a tad bit too tight, LOL.

THANK you for using my favorite stencil, I love the way you used it. So beautiful. THANK you Vic -- you rock!

harrahx2 said...

Beautiful colors and story. Love it.

Jean said...

Love it! the story and the background!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Ettaboo! ROFL! Love that gorgeous background and the perfect sentiment you added. You ar so FUN!

Cuchy said...

Yes, I think she is a happy wife :)
The flower is awesome. Love the colors!!

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Wow Vic - love the way you painted this, the colors look beautiful!


Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Wow Vic - love the way you painted this, the colors look beautiful!