The Whatevers #3 or Become

Are you ready for the 3rd Whatevers? If you missed the what the Whatevers is all about…check it out here.

Click here to see what Cat made out of this photo and which story she tells

Click here to see what Vicki made out of this photo and which story she tells

Here is my take on it


“Stop looking grumpy into the camera”, mother said between her teeth. “I am not looking grumpy, just squinting because of the sun!” But of course Elizabeth was lying. Why would she have to come a seamstress? She wanted to be a painter…a painter!

Her Name: Elizabeth – Cousin of Maria and Mathias and Niece of Myrtle

I used the pages to try some stuff with wax paper- it turned out la-la- LOL. But I love how bright the Liquitex spray paints show up 🙂

Also played around more with the Liquitex Acrylic Inks- just love them .

And here is the photo for you:

Here is how it works if you want to play along:

  • Vicki, Cat 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 – just right click on it to safe it to download and show us your version of The Whatevers.
  • 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 andshow 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

You can grab the blinkie here if you want to add it to your sidebar

You can share your work with us by submitting here:

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  1. Great story telling, the colours and details all make for a great theme

  2. Nath Hello!, I like the photo of this 3rd installment, I loved your story and the rich colors, texture and those buttons. I’ve uploaded my work history and my blog but in InkLink not let you see the link. Already waiting for the next photo, it’s exciting. A hug.

  3. Elizabeth would have to paint in beautiful bold colors just like your background! Gorgeous with the Liquitex inks, and I love your story 🙂

  4. Gorgeous! Love the story and the colors…. super rich and yummy. I have to get cracking… I think Whatevers #2 and Whatevers #3 are going to have to play together to help me catch up!

  5. Fab story and I love your journaling!!!

  6. Vicki Chrisman says:

    lol… Love your stories! They make me laugh. You page is amazing as always friend!

  7. Thanks for the reminder that I forgot to make a page with July’s Whatever photo! Drat. But it’s not too late. LOVE this page you made, Nat, looks full of delicious goodness, especially the buttons!

  8. I love this idea – just downloaded the photo, and I will try to think of a good story!

  9. Cute story, Nat! But my favorite thing is the collection of buttons that echo the characters! Brilliant addition!

  10. Nat, so love your take on this photo, super excited to create my page

  11. Elizabeth — I hope she gets to paint! I love your colors Nat – nice and bright just like you!

  12. Sue Clarke says:

    Elizabeth stands out in her special red and will rise like a phoenix to find her way in the world!

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