Thursday, March 05, 2015

Art Journal Reveal - Live Simply. Dream Big.....

Well, better late than never, I finally finished my 3rd Art Journal page.  You might remember from my last two that my friend Tracy and I have an ongoing Challenge to each other to complete an Art Journal page every six weeks (or so) in my case.  Funny, I was late this time and I'm usually the one bugging Tracy to see if she's done yet :)  You can check out her Art Journal page here.

This time the theme was Love/Valentines.  I had always had in my mind that I wanted to use one of my Unity Stamps for this, and I chose this sweet girl.  The stamp is called 'Party Love' from Suzi Blu.





I had to include this picture so you could see the dimension!

I actually used several of my Unity Stamp sets on this.  They're all named them below.  As you can see from yesterday's post, the background really came together after I applied the tissue paper.  I then coloured with my Gelatos and spread the colour with my fingers.  By now I was friends with my Gelatos ;)


I couldn't wait for this next step!!  I coloured some white embossing paste with a turquoise Gelato and began to apply it through a Donna Downy stencil.  I tried for a gradient look, so in the lower left corner it's darker than in the upper right corner.


Next I wanted to add this stamped sentiment but because the page is not a flat surface anymore, I stamped it on plain tissue paper and adhered it with gel medium.  Love that I learned this trick - you can't even tell.  Then I stamped the white dots with the Heavy Body Paint and I blended over the stamped heart image with a grey Gelato.  I also used my new Hero Arts Neon Pink ink (LOVE IT) and some Archival Ink for some more background interest.


And lastly I added the Party Girl.  She was stamped onto some My Minds Eye paper several times so I could paper piece her dress and adhered with gel medium.  I then coloured her skin and leggings with my copics.  The shading you see in the first picture above was done with my Gelatos to add depth and to ground the image.  See the difference from here to when she's completed?  Oh, and I did a little doodling on her dress too :)



I am entering this in the Simon Wednesday Challenge - Special Lady/Girly and at The Shabby Tea Room's Challenge - A Pop of Pink.  I am also entering at Unity's Friends with Flair.


Supplies:
Unity Stamps Party Love (Suzi Blu), Beautiful Elements, January 2015 Smak Kit Ourselves, January 2015 KOM Magic of Beginnings; Bo Bunny Stamps Distressed Textures, Stained Textures; Donna Downey Blooming Floral stencil, Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste, Faber Castell Gelatos and PITT artist pens, My Mind's Eye Blush paper, Liquitex matte gel medium and Heavy Body White paint, Hero Arts Neon Pink Ink, Ranger Archival Inks, copics

18 comments:

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty!!

Tracy said...

I LOVE your page!
The colours are so fun and I love all of your layers!
Of course I love this Unity stamp…I was actually thinking of using one, but I had too many ideas for just one page, lol.
Beautifully done my friend :)

Bananastamper said...

I so love how this turned out, super fab and fun texture!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Gorgeous, and thanks for the tutorial!

Ruby said...

Gorgeous. Thanks for the tutorial. I really want to get some pages done like this. Just haven't taken the plunge yet. Thanks for the inspiration.

Dawn Louise said...

This is gorgeous, I love Suzi blu stamps and she looks so pretty on your fab pages x from FWF

Brandi R said...

GORGEOUS journal!!!! Love it! ♥

Melfina said...

Beautiful art journal page! I really love the textures, the coloring, the girl and the sentiment! Gorgeous!

ScrapYourWorld said...

STUNNING work. Suzi blue stamps are so awesome
Paula

Kim Rippere said...

Stunning...and inspiring!

From FwF.

Kim
Craftisan Studios
Design Team Showcase

Janis said...

Such beautiful pages!! Love the texture and dimension and all the layers of amazing wonderfulness!!! Fabulous work!
Saw you on Unity FWF.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Sue D said...

Very pretty colors and texture and the Party Girl is perfect.

Carolyn Bounds said...

Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! I am totally blown away by all the extraordinarily beautiful elements on this page! Such a plethora of inspiration!! Thank you for sharing your creativity and talent!

Dawn Fields said...

Stunning art journal pages! Beautiful job! Love all the texture and coloring!

JPScraps said...

Love this page! Everything is perfect. :)

Crystal said...

This is a super gorgeous page! I love all of the texture and those colors are a lovely soft combination and give a lovely hint of valentinesy without being over the top!

Kimberly Kett said...

This is so cool! Love the texture!!

Juliz Design Post said...

What a fantastic journal page, loving your colour choice and the little girl is adorable.
Julie x

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