Sunday, May 31, 2015

Art Journal Reveal - Make the Time to Listen to Your Heartsong.....

Well it's time for another Art Journal Reveal - put on your sunglasses, it's a bright one!!!  I can't believe this is my fifth entry in my Art Journal already.  If you want to see the others you can click on the label Art Journaling Journey at the bottom of my post and it will bring you to all my Art Journal pages.  Tracy and I decided on a Dylusions Background Theme this round.  You can see Tracy's Journal page here.  There were several techniques we could try but I was really looking forward to this one.  This was the perfect opportunity to use this Donna Downey/Unity stamp set - love these sweet flowers especially since I'm seeing May flowers pop up everywhere now :)



Applying this colour was so much fun!!  I generously spritzed the right page with a water mister, applied really good sprays of colour randomly and then spritzed with more water.  I tipped the book to set the colours blend and then closed the left side page over and pressed until the colour was seeping out at the edges.  Oila!!  I was SO impressed :)

** Sidenote - this was my second attempt in my good art journal page.  Yes - I didn't like the first one.  I kinda screwed it up and then I was feeling like I liked my test page better, so I made another one.  This one I was happy with, though I still think I like my test page background the best lol.  I've been thinking I may go back and use my first attempt anyway.  If you saw my test page here you'll see the super cute bird from Tim Holtz's Bird Crazy stamp set.  I really like him and I may go ahead and use him there.  


Next I did some ghosting (misting water through a stencil and lifting out the colour) and then adding some more colour through the stencils.


I was torn between a black border and the gold border.  The black really popped (I tried a bit on my test page using the stencil and a sponge dauber with the black archival ink) but I was so drawn to the gold and I love the texture.  My daughter loved the gold too.  I think because of the yellows and oranges in the background.  And then the stamping........



I'd also like to share this at Unity's Friends With Flair this week.  

Stamps:  Donna Downey & Unity's Be Still Watercolor Kit
Ink:  Dylusions Ink Sprays - Squeezed Orange, Lemon Zest & Bubblegum Pink; Ranger Archival Ink; Big Brush Pitt pens, White Gelly Roll pen
Accessories:  Faber Castell Gold Texture Luxe, Dylusions 5 x 8 stencils Diamond Border and Number Jumble






18 comments:

Bananastamper said...

Fun page! Sure sounds like it was fun to make. Love the colour combo and the quote you used. The gold looks great, but I can see that black could be fun too!
Thanks for sharing!
Shanna :)

Tracy said...

Great page!!!!
I love the gold, it adds eye candy to the page ;)
Fun images as well.
I used ghosting as well…but yours seems more prominent then mine…but then again I don't think I used as much spray as I was suppose to.
Another fun page and challenge :)

snappy scrappy said...

GORGEOUS!!! LOVE the colours!

Lesli Giertuga said...

wow this is great !!
love the colours !

Barbara Godden said...

Fabulous pages, it really looks like the two of you were mirroring each others without knowing it. Love the colours.

Donna B. said...

Awesome page - great colors! Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Ruby said...

Awesome page. Love the design and colour.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Gorgeous pages - love that sentiment! Great job.

Lisa :) said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Teresa Doyle said...

Very nice art journal. Love the colours and the sentiment is nice.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Great page, and I love the touches of gold!

Cynthia said...

Lovely project.

Brandi R said...

Beautiful journaling! Love the color and super fun feel ♥

Gaylynn said...

Lovely pages and so encouraging.

Dr. Ivy said...

Gorgeous colors. I love how it turned out.

Janis said...

Love love love the vivid colors!!! Beautiful.
<3 J

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Sue D said...

Fabulous--I like the gold border.

Bananastamper said...

Hey girl! In case you didn't see it yet, you are the winner of Friends with Flair this week! Visit today's post and claim your prize! Congrats!
Shanna :)

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