Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Art Journal Reveal - Every Great Dream Begins With A Dreamer

'Every great dream begins with a dreamer.  Always remember you have within you the strength the patience and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world'.  What an awesome sentiment!!

Hello - yes it is that time again.  I get to share my fourth art journal entry!  This time Tracy and I decided it was going to be a girly theme, and I really wanted to add a spring feel to mine.  My newest haul from Unity Stamp Company included several girly stamps, this stamp in particular is called Dream Girl by Angie Blom.  I love the image and the sentiment.  I felt there was enough said so I didn't add any other sentiments.  I wanted it to be feminine, airy, springy...... and I think I achieved that.


I had started by stamping the Dream Girl image and then masking a border around my pages.  Then I used distress inks to watercolour the background.  These pages are not watercolour paper so it was a bit challenging to watercolour and I had to really layer the colour.  I seemed to need a lot of water to spread the ink.  I applied the three colours, dried them, then applied more colour, let it drip a bit and dried again.  The other challenge for me was to stamp the birds since it's a large stamp and I wanted them to go across both pages, but it turned out pretty good.  The right side of the journal is pretty bulky and uneven.


The flowers stamp was inked with distress markers.  After stamping them in first and second generation, I decided this is where I was going to leave it - nothing else required.


Except a little Wink of Stella on her face and the heart :)



I am entering this in:


Stamps:  Unity Stamp Co Dream Girl, January 2015 Smak Kit Ourselves and Vintage Era Background Kit
Ink:  Stormy Sky, Milled Lavender, Pumice Stone and Vintage Photo Distress Inks; Tattered Rose, Shabby Shutters and Shaded Lilac Distress Markers
Accessories:  Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen, Claudine Hellmuth Studio brush

17 comments:

Tracy said...

Oh my goodness Caroline, this is so so so pretty.
Looking at this page and it makes me think of a warm spring day.
Love the soft colours and that image….I had it in my cart, but didn't place the order :(
Such a beautiful art page.
Need to figure out the next challenge theme :)

Redanne said...

The background you created is just beautiful, I love the colours and the great sentiment along the side. Thank you for joining in this month at Inspiration Journal! Anne x

Kim Rippere said...

Lovely relaxing page! Saw you on FWF.

Kim
Craftisan Studios
Design Team Showcase

Ruby said...

Lovely page. Very pretty.

Brandi R said...

Gorgeous journal entry! I love that stamp and sentiment too. Beautiful background....just love this entry ♥

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Lovely colored background!

Bananastamper said...

Love how you did you soft and flowy background! Beautiful page!
Can't wait to get my new Unity order, driving to the border this morning, squeeee!
Shanna :)

Tenia Nelson said...

Oooooooooh!!! LOVE!!

Gaylynn said...

Lovely art journal pages. I like that you used both pages for this beautiful art.

Diana Soling said...

What a great project.

Patti J said...

This is simply amazing! I love it!

Janis said...

So very, very lovely. The images you use are fabulous. Love the sentiment!!!
TFS on FWF!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

D- said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful FWF pages. Very pretty.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

Crystal said...

I love your journal page, it is gorgeous!

Sue D said...

Beautiful--I like the birds.

Dawn Fields said...

Gorgeous pages! Stunning!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Beautiful!! Love the pretty background! Wonderful work!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa

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