Posted by : lara 4.01.2010

Extra, extra, read all about it!! The Gauche Girls Open Up!...

If you've stopped by the Gauche Alchemy blog today, you'll see that a brand-spanking new team has been announced, and in honor of that, all the Gauche Girls are Opening Up. How easy are figure out that is! If you haven't started at the beginning of our hop, hop on back to the Gauche Blog and start in the fun there. There are RAKs up for grabs along the hop, so make sure you comment on each Gauche Girls blog for a chance to win some serious yumminess.

Now for the fun part: Each of us Gauche Girls have chosen a word that best describes why we're so Gauche! Honey, this is where you need to work it a little! Here's what you do: Find all the words and which hoppin' hunny they belong to, head back to the GA Blog & post a comment with your answers - if you get it right, you get a shot at a kick-ass prize pack from The Head Honchettes themselves! See, it's EASY. If you have already started on the hop you should have come from Nicole's Bloggity Blog.

Gauche Saucy

I love the sauce ... but some would say I'm also a bit saucy (pssst saucy is the secret word, yo....)

I used a file folder as the background, painted the front with acrylic, threw on a coffee filter and screen from the Wholey Sheets kit and used some Punchinella as stencil all from the ArtFire Store. Put on some lovely Muse lyrics and a photo from a Steampunk "Mechanical Masquerade" party ... and there you have it!

Leave a comment on my blog and I'll pick a winner by random and send you a little mixed media kit of some of my favorite things :)

Now shake your tail feathers all the way to Amy's Blog and stare at some more Gauchy Goodness and get to know the rest of the team, since I've OPENED UP to you already *wink*

26 Responses so far.

  1. Nina says:

    Lara, you are my art journal goddess. You are just so incredibly amazing, girl!

    I hope that my art journals look even just half as lovely as yours someday.

    It has been such a pleasure to work with you and I'll forever be grateful for your friendship. Hope that we can work together again someday. =)

    P.S. Oh and I have to bug you about announcing the winners from the past National Craft Month RAKs. =)


  2. Carmen says:

    Oh I love that photo Lara :P This hop has really made me chuckle today! *g*

  3. yyam says:

    Pure all the paint/stencil coffee filter goodness!

    I'm looking forward to being inspired by you! :)

  4. Valencia says:

    I just love this it is beautiful and dead grungy but in a fab way there is so much going on I love it more please.

  5. Joyce says:

    Hi Lara, it's 2:30amish and I made the misstake of going by GA an hour ago! Happy Thursday to you.

  6. Kas says:

    Wow. Great layers on your project. and what a cool pic!

  7. Amazing work usual. Love that photo - and such great layering techniques. xx

  8. Maggi says:

    *thud* Amazing amazing amazing. And may I just say, my favorite picture of you ever! Love this!

    I'm so lucky to be on the same team with you, so looking forward to having some of your awesome talent rubbing off on me hopefully! LOL

  9. Carol says:

    What a gorgeous mixed media piece, love that! And I'm so glad I found all the Gauche girls today, what a great way to start the morning!

  10. This is so freaking cool, Lara. I'm a big steampunk fan, so it took me a second to get past ogling over that awesome photo, but the entire project is simply amazing. Can't wait to get to know more about you and your art as we create with the GA team! ~Angela~

  11. LOVE THIS! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  12. Love this page. Love all the details and layout.

  13. Wicked... wicked, wicked, wicked! Love how you used a file folder, love that coffee filter, love all the grunge, and LOVE that picture! The lyrics are a perfect fit, too!

    SOOOO glad to be working with you!! And just for the record - I really did blush at your reaction to my mirror - it made me feel so awesome to get a reaction like that from you!! (Thank you, thank you!!)

  14. Andrea says:

    This is just fab! I love the dark feeling and power of this creation. Beautiful!

  15. lara lara lara, you do FINE work. I love the layers, the text, the colors and the GRUNGE. I'm a big grunge fan myself.

  16. SarahLP says:

    Fabby work Lara.. all those amazing textures.. brilliant!!

  17. " M " says:

    Hi ! Im new to the GA , so this is fun to blog hop and get to know all you DT's , I have seen you in some of the art journaling sites I go on , I love your work . : P

  18. Anonymous says:

    bummed your pic wasn't coming up for me so I couldn't see your project. congrats on the dt spot. be back later to see if the pic will come up!

  19. Lara,

    You rock my socks off. I said it when I interviewed you. I said it when you came on as Captain. And I'm saying it again - HOLY SHIT!

    You are the master at art journalling.

    In this piece, I especially love your use of yellow.

    It's a pleasure working along side you. Glad we are getting this time to play in the same space.

  20. Amy Wing says:

    Lara, that photo is freakin' AWESOME! And using a file folder as your background - the most mundane things can be so awesome when used for art, ya know? Great idea!

    I adore working with you. Thanks for being such a gorgeous and talented Alchemy Captain.

  21. Love your layout, and the photo takes the cake!

  22. WOW! You are seriously talented! I love that you dressed up a boring file folder! I love the paint and the Muse lyrics! Thanks for the inspiration!

  23. Whoo-hoo I am follower 30!!! Just love your blog - Maggi sent me over in the hop - so glad she did!!!! YAY!!!

  24. jennifer says:

    saucy is always fun!

  25. really like your map background paper. thanks for sharing how you made it.I used a map of mexico, once, but did not cut and layer it. That will be my next project. Your blog has a feel good texture to it.

  26. Deborah says:

    I love your mixed media layouts - wow they are stunning.

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