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Art Journal Challenge: The Gaudiest Page

This is an art journal page from December 2010 that i disliked so much that i cut it up for journal fodder!

Scared of the page? We can fix that. I challenge you to create the worst, gaudiest, tackiest art journal page in the universe. Dare you. Over the top, outrageous. Share your thoughts on how to get your page to be seriously BAD. Be sure to read the rules + fine print below.*

Tips for over-the-top, tacky, gaudy, pages?

Bling. Glitter. Glamour. But maybe like your Aunt Bertha might go about it. Start with a halloween-themed sweater, add a tennis racket, lime juice, rainbow sprinkles... and add a cowboy hat. Holding an x-ray. Mistakes. Incongruence. Elaborate. Too much. 

Examples of GAUDY STUFF here, here and here.

With prizes!

First place: A full set of 7 Daisy Yellow digital Zines

Second place: A 15-card set of Art Journal Prompt Cards

Third place: Daisy Yellow Zine #7

Entries Due: Saturday February 23 at 11pm CST.

*The rules + fine print: To qualify for the contest, submit ONE art journal page using the Mister Linky widget below. Be sure to link to the URL where your artwork is posted, not the home page of your blog. You can link to a blog post containing the artwork or to a flickr photo or to a specific photo on your tumblr page. The post must include a clear photo of the full page along with a brief description of the artwork. You'll need to link to Daisy Yellow. The page must be GAUDY. Not necessarily ugly, just over-the-top. 

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Reader Comments (12)

I actually really like that page, Tammy! I esp like the dark blue neocolor? framing you did around some images.

One person's trash is another person's treasure! :)

02.15.2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

Ha! Who can say no to THIS challenge?! ;)

02.15.2013 | Unregistered CommenterJana

what a great idea!

Somehow this was much easier than trying to do a really "good" page...

02.15.2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoy

...I'm working on it! (if only there would be not so much to do for my paying job!!! ;))
Cheers, Jana

02.19.2013 | Unregistered CommenterJana

I do love this art journal page Tammy!

02.19.2013 | Unregistered CommenterNathalie

I wouldn't call that page gaudy...on the other hand my page has come out shimmying!! Great idea, such a great prompt to do. I don't know if I ever ever even used glitter in my art journal before.

02.19.2013 | Unregistered CommenterNatasha

Reallly great idea for a challenge! Loved it!!

02.20.2013 | Unregistered CommenterGabriele

Yea, I think I am entered in the contest!! Gaudy fish!!! ;]

02.20.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDeb

this was the most fun I've had in a long time!

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