The Whatevers

Melvin was outraged or…The Whatevers

the WHATEVERS 2 A

Are you ready for the last 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. It was a fun ride the last two years and I thank my girls for a good time and storytelling fun.

Click here to see what Cat, Vicki,  Martha and Cuchy made out of the photo and which story they tell.

Here is my take on this month’s photo:

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“Melvin was outraged. Hasn’t Mom called him “my little moon boy all the time? Why did she put an identical moon costume on his little baby brother? Not fair!!!”

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The background was created with Dylusions Spraypaint, Liquitex Spraypaint, the Arabesque Stencil and then painted over here and there, stamped and then painted over again here and there.

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Here is the photo of this month’s Whatever, in case you want to play along.

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Thank you to all of you who played along with us once in a while- it was so much fun to see what you came up with- as much as it was to see what the other girls in our Whatever Girls came up with. I will miss my fun bunch- but we all are getting busier and busier and so The Whatevers have to come to an end :)

Have a gorgeous day- here is the supply list

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Have a beautiful day!

Hugs

 

Comments (5)

  • Martha Richardson

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    Perfect story…maybe he should buy MOON PIES for his brother instead of wearing the costume! Nathalie it has been such a pleasure working with you for the past 5 years, your encouragement made me better at what I do. You are a gifted artist…I love where this new ART is taking you. Hopefully we will work together soon or at least maybe I’ll be in one of your classes! xoxoxo

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  • cuchy

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    ohhhh “The Prince Dethroned” love it!!
    Thank you so much hon, for this year of stories and awesome projects.
    Loves, Cuchy

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  • Vicki Chrisman

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    “Moon Boy” … lol… I love it! Thanks Nat.. for letting me be a part of this amazing fun project!! I love you!

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  • jenirae

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    Wondering why the photos only load partially! I even tried from Cat’s site.I have really enjoyed these!

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  • Cat

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    Haven’t we all had those feelings one time or other, LOL. Love the bright colors and story. Going to miss this each month!

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Girls in Style or…The Whatevers

the WHATEVERS 2 A

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 CatVicki,  and Cuchy made out of the photo and which story they tell. Martha cannot participate this month- we are thinking of you hon- get better soon!

Here is my take on this month’s photo:

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“They were united by their love to create art and their extremely exquisite taste of bathing fashion. Nobody could deny that they were a fine group of women!”

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I had a great time creating the background with some collage elements. And this month’s photo made me also laugh big time :)

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And here is the photo for you in case you want to play along this month:

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Link up you projects with this photo here:

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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.

 

 


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Nat

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Comments (4)

  • cuchy

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    extremely exquisite taste… NO DOUBT!! HAHAHAHA
    Colourful as we are :)

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  • Cat

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    I love the background!

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Cuchy had way too much fun with this one.
    Fun photo to work with Nat.

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  • Vicki Chrisman

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    Very Very cool Nat!!!

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Aligned Stars or … The Whatevers

the WHATEVERS 2 A

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:

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“They knew their stars were aligned as long as they were able to keep away the evil forces of world politics”. NatKalbach_AlignedStars02

I worked in a smaller art journal this time and also changed the format. I wanted to see how I like it. NatKalbach_AlignedStars04 It was fun – I think it is a different way on approaching an art journal page.

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

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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.

 

 


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  • Sue Clarke

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    I love reading the stories that go along with the Whatevers creations.
    Especially that they are all so different. TFS

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  • Catherine Scanlon

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    I love the Hand Journals — though sometimes find the one I have a bit on the small side. Your colors in the background are great — looks like Winston and your Man coordinated their outfits this month, LOL.

    Love your colors!

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  • Martha Richardson

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    Love how you used the new journal…is this story about anyone we might know???

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  • Cuchy

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    the stars and the planets should be aligned for them :)
    powerful colors. I love it!

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The Evil Look or…The Whatevers

the WHATEVERS 2 A

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:

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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!

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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.

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

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

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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 ;)

 

Nat

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Comments (5)

  • Cuchy

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    LOL good advice… or better warning.
    I heard my father telling the same words :)
    Love the “new and colorful porch”

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  • Vicki Chrisman

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    Super fun Nat! I always LOVE how you use COLOR!

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Funny how many folks in the older vintage photos look miserable. I guess it was just a sign of the times. I assume that they didn’t have many pics taken so they wanted a “serious” one to display.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      LOL Sue- I think it might be also because they had to wait forever? I am not sure- but I guess I would have looked miserable too ;)

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  • Catherine Scanlon

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    Haha, my husband calls that the evil eye! Love the story and the orange does look GREAT!

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He Finally Understood …or The Whatevers

the WHATEVERS 2 A

Are you ready for the next photo of the Second Round of Whatevers? If you missed what the Whatevers is all about 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:

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He finally understood why Walt their manager just shrugged when he old him that under no circumstances would he wear this ridiculous striped suit while on tour.

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I would say Walt really likes patterns- huh? LOL.

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

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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:



thank you :)

Nat

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  • Cuchy

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    The dots make the difference.

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  • Vicki Chrisman

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    How fun! Love the page AND the story! :)

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Fun story and colors for these men.

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  • Cat

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    Of course, the patterns might be better than the stripes, LOL.

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  • Martha Richardson

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    That’s funny Nat…I wouldn’t be caught dead in that get-up either ;)

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Whatevers Round 2 #7…or Weird But Happy

the WHATEVERS 2 A

Are you ready for the 6th photo of the Second Round of Whatevers? If you missed what the Whatevers is all about or want to see all the past photos and takes…check it out here.

Click here to see what Cat, Vicki, Martha and Cuchy made out of the photo and which story they tell. (I will add the missing links later- since I am at CHA we couldn’t get all links together ahead of time )

Here is my take:

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Journaling: Some People thought they were a weird couple, but they just had a fun and wonderful time and he carried her on his hands.

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The tutorial on how I made this and what I used is part of Creative JumpStart today :) So if you signed up- check it out at noon EST :)

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

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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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Nat

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  • Cat

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    Love the texture, it looks super amazing!

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  • Denise Spillane

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    I have to do this. Late for this month but I will do one for next month fun!

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  • Cuchy

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    Just seen your tutorial at CJS. Cool!!
    Love the embroided pieces on your page.
    weird?? nahhhhhh

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  • Martha Richardson

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    Love the colors and stitching…aren’t we all a little “weird” ?

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  • Vicki Chrisman

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    Very cool with the addition of the stitching Nat! Love it!

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  • scrapinsue

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    Wonderful and I can’t wait to make a LO with this pic.
    One of these days I’ll even post the ones that I make.

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  • Ruth L

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    Love your “weird couple” story Nathalie!

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Whatevers Round 2 #6 …or Undercover Cross-Dressing

the WHATEVERS 2 A

Are you ready for the 6th photo of the Second Round of Whatevers? If you missed what the Whatevers is all about 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:

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Journaling: Detective Henry Millera and Detective Stewart Fisher knew exactly that the more flashy they would dress the less it became obvious that they didn’t belong to the Women’s Club Fighting for Equal Rights. It was almost too easy to hide.

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For the background I used Liquitex Paints  and also Claudine Hellmuth’s Foam Stamps .

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

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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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 thank you :)

Nat

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Comments (8)

  • Ursula

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    Mensch Nat, das ist Voodoo – wir haben Advent ;))
    LG Ursula

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  • Vicki Chrisman

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    Oh… I love how you think! Awesome page!

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  • Martha Richardson

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    Oh you didn’t go there…lol! What fun and now I want to know the rest of the story!!!

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  • Catherine

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    Ha Ha, when I was working on my page I thought they looked like men — this is so funny! Super cute page Nat.

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  • scrapinsue

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    I so enjoy your stories for the Whatevers Nat and this reminds me that I need to upload the LO that I did for the last photo.

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  • Maria Luisa Naval

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    I love this page! Very Cooool

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  • Cuchy

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    Much better these neon coats LOL
    Cool contrast with the black background

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Whatevers Round 2 #5 or Good Advice

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Are you ready for the 5th photo of the Second Round of Whatevers? If you missed what the Whatevers is all about 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:

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Journaling: Mother told them to be proud of their legacy! Being born into a circus family was special and most of the time people would be very interested in them and their life. But sometimes they were treated like outcasts. Mother said: “Chin up, straight look, shoulders up and onward…Leave them behind.” It was good advice!

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Loved using  Liquitex Heavy Paints and Spray Paints as well as my Elephant March Stencil for StencilGirl Products.

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

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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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Comments (7)

  • Cuchy

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    the stencil, the perfect fit.
    A good advice indeed. Clever, mother Esmeralda LOL

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  • Gerd Andersson

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    Your art journal is so beautiful and both the Elephant and the Arabesque stencils are so suitable for your story!

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  • Laura

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    Love this as a journaling piece.
    Having spent a bit of time with a traveling show, I can relate.

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  • Catherine

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    Love the bright colors and how you incorporated the stencil into the story — super cool!

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  • Jean A Marmo

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    I just love your story! And that stencil is perfect!

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  • scrapinsue

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    Perfect story for using your elephant stencil Nat.

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Whatevers Round 2 #4 or Happily Ever After

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Are you ready for the 4th photo of the Second Round of Whatevers? If you missed what the Whatevers is all about 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:

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Journaling: He never stopped loving her although she would not even as much as look at him once she turned 15. But he would always say that he was married and that his wife would one day return. He died happily ever after.

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I used Liquitex Heavy Paints and my What’s The Point Stencil to layer up a background. Since my stuff is still in the container I am limited to my wooden alpha stamps which I love so much.

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

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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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Comments (9)

  • Vicki Chrisman

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    loving this Nat.. especially the sketchy sketch around them…. perfect! Amazing background as always!

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  • Maria Luisa Naval

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    tears in my eyes …I like so much your background colors.

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  • Cuchy

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    ohhh so sad, but you made him happy for a while

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  • Catherine Scanlon

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    I love your background Nat — so bright and colorful!! Love your story.

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  • Martha Richardson

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    Love your take with this photo. GREAT colors on your page!

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  • Julie

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    Oh Nat! You made me cry! Reminded me of the George Jones song – He Stopped Loving Her Today.

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  • Jean A Marmo

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    I just love where you go with these photos!!

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  • Sue Clarke

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    What a sweet story you have created Nat.
    Happy and sad at the same time.

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