Sunday, April 26, 2015

Let it go and Grow- Journaling Page

Here is another one of my journaling pages this month. 
The words "Let it go and grow" remind me that I have to let go of misconceptions I create in my head and just believe. That's the only way I will grow as a person and as an artist.

I really felt connected to this message and so I created a page that looks like a garden.

The background was created with Ecoline water-colors which I just love!! Then I stamped the edges with a Tim Holtz texture stamp. The same stamp was used on black edge. It was embossed in cream like embossing powder from Lindy's stamp gang.

The chipboard flowers are from Blue Fern studios. They were painted in acrylic paint and then stamped with the same textured stamp.

Ecoline watercolors: green, yellow, teal
Stamp: Tim Holtz
Ranger black archival ink
Prima Finnbair Art basics black gesso
Prima Finnbair Art basics clear gesso
Prima canvas alphabet black
Prima alphabet cling stamp School memories
Lindy's stamp gang embossing powder
Prima color bloom vintage coal
Prima Finnbair Art basics soft matte gel
Prima crystals
Tim Holtz acrylic dabber: tea dye

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Destination Found- Art Journaling page

I'm back with another page in my Art Journal. 
The title of this one is "Destination Found" and it was created at a time when I realized the direction I was supposed to follow. My destination was clear and I knew my purpose. 
For a split second I felt bliss as I knew where I was going. 

(I apologize for the crooked photo but my book wouldn't stay flat)

This  art journaling page was really fun to make.
I used gelatos to create the Ombre coloured effect in the background. 
Then I stencilled over a Crafter's Workshop stencil with Golden glass bead gel. You can see the grainy texture in the photo below. I also glued  some Tim Holtz tissue on both sides of the page. Finally I stamped using a Blue Fern Studios stamp.

I embellished the page using Blue Fern Studios chipboard, home made 3D gel butterflies and a label maker for the title.

Farber Castel gelatos
Golden glass bead gel
Prima Finnabair Art Basics 3D matte gel
Prima Finnabair Art Basics  soft matte gel
Prima Finnabair Art Ingredients purple mica powder
Prima Finnabair Art Ingredients cobalt glass beads
Prima Finnabair Art Ingredients purple glass glitter
Ranger black archival ink
Blue Fern Studios Chipboard
Blue Fern studios stamp
arrow sticker: 7 Dots Studios
Tim Holtz tissue paper
label maker and label
Prima Ingvild bolme junkyard findings jean buttons

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Life's Journey- Art Journaling

So I was on a roll this month creating pages in my Art Journal.
This one is a very bright and earthy spread using Golden Fluid Acrylic paints.

The clock is a Blue Fern Studios chipboard that I painted with acrylics and then added some textured paste.

The background writing was created with ripped pieces of an old book which were glued down with Finnabair Soft Matte gel. Then I dripped fluid acrylic paint on them. Finally I used Finnabair's gold textured paste to create small flowers with the 6x6 Petite flowers stencil from Prima.

Old Book Papers
Stencil: Prima 6x6 petite flowers
Black pen
Prima Finnabair Art Basics soft gel
Stamp: Prima stitched stamp
clock: Blue Fern Studios chipboard
 Tim Holtz distress ink dabber: Gold
Ranger black archival ink
Golden Fluid acrylics: Quinacridone / Nickel Azo Gold, Burnt Sienna, Red oxide
Prima Finnabair Art extravagance gold texture paste
Prima Finnabair Art Basics black gesso
Tim Holtz Distress ink pads vintage photo
Title stickers: Unknown

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Celebrate- 7 Dots Studio April Challenge

Its time to reveal this month's 7 Dots Studio challenge.
April's theme is:


Here is my project:

Our theme this month is rainbows and when I think of rainbows, I think of lots of colours together. That's why I used this picture of my daughter during last year's Katy Perry concert. They threw lots of colourful confetti at the end of the concert and I took a picture of my daughter with all the confetti!!

I used lots of texture, splattering and stamping for the background. Then I used different tags and elements from the "Love is in the air" collection to build up layers under the photo. Notice I didn't use any flowers which is a rare thing for me!!

7 Dots Studio Products
Messy Head Elements 6x12

Other Products
Ranger archival Ink
Prima Finnabair Art Extravagance white texture paste
Title: Heidi Swapp
Sharpie black pen
Prima color bloom: peony, gilded, vintage coal, cobalt, emerald green and mustard yellow
Prima Finnabair Art Ingredients berry micro beads
Tim Holtz distress ink pad blue

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Shadow Box Frame- Blue Fern Studios

My second project this month for Blue Fern Studios is a shadow box frame which I covered with the Correspondence paper from the Sanctuary collection.

I framed the photo in the Blue Fern Studios notebook frame, which was inked with brown acrylic ink.

The frame was embellished with Prima flowers and the Seasonal Wildflower chipboard pieces. I also inked them in brown and then glued golden micro-beads on the flowers.

Frame: Heidi Swapp
Papers: Blue Fern Studios Sanctuary Collection
Chipboard: Blue Fern Studios
Flowers: Prima
Tim Holtz distress paint: tea dye
Prima Finnabair Art Ingredients gold micro-beads
Prima chalk edger
Prima Ingvild Bolme distresser

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