Monday, August 5, 2013

Finally!!!

Hi there!

I'm really excited today to share my first Art Journaling page with you! I've been gathering supplies for quite awhile now and watching lots of different videos. My favorites, and most inspiring, are Shari and Vicky. Both of these talented ladies do some amazing Art Journaling!

For a long time, I could not get started. I wasn't sure where to begin. Then I realized the first page in my journal should be about that very thing. I think part of the problem getting started was wanting everything to be just right. But I needed to just let go and create. So here it is.


I used an embossing folder on some cardstock to create the textured background then I went to town with Distress Inks, misting, Gesso mixed with water, some Tim Holtz Tape and Hero Arts' Sketchbook Letters. I really love how it turned out and hope I'm able to come up with some more ideas for future pages!

Thanks for stopping by - I'm rushing out the door to work - glad to be doing that today - gloomy and rainy here.

Have a great week! :)

30 comments:

Judy1223 said...

WOW!!! Barb, is there anything you can't do? Oh MY goodness, this is amazing! Awesome textures and colors...so, so cool! I can't wait to see what pages you make next!!!

Sue McRae said...

Love all the texture and colours on this page Barb! Can't wait to see more!

Robin said...

I love how your page turned out. It inspires me! What embossing folder did you use?

Deepti said...

This is beautiful, doesn't look like you are a first timer :) amazing textures and colors you have created

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love it Barb!

sideoats + scribbles said...

OH my goodness Barb! This is just awesome!!! You are too right, just gotta let go, create and have fun! :)

Heather Maria said...

Wow Barb, this is fabulous! Such a fantastic mix of colours and texture and I love that sentiment! Can't wait to see your next page:)

Sue Butler said...

Hello Barb
Goodness, first a shabby and now a journalling page .....you are opening the door to a whole new way of approaching your Art, this is a good thing as you work on your journalling, one has to be prepared to get messy, not think to much on the finished design just to let go with whatever and feel the mood you are in, not easy and alien to the normal thought processes you usually have when designing, but like everything Barb, it will take practise, and there will be times when pages will be half done. Your first foray into this medium is wonderful and very pretty, it is going to be a joy to follow you along this path and see how it interprets into your card making.
You are going to learn some things about yourself.
Smiles:)
Sue

Brenda said...

That's beautiful Barb! So glad you started Art Journaling! That first blank page is always scary, and just like you, I also wanted to all be perfect! Stunning colours! Can't wait to see more. Hugs to you xxx

joy said...

I really love this journal page, Barb! Your colors are so pretty and the sentiment is great for your first page. It will be fun to see what your next page will be!

Froggietalks said...

Lovely art journal page Barb :)

Rachel W K said...

barb you totally rocked it! this is beautiful!! cant wait to see more!
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.com

alexandra s.m. said...

So happy You "Finally" took the plunge!
You are so talented Barb. This is very promising!
Thank You!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Such a great start to your art journal, Barb! Just love the colorful texture - fun words too!!

Greta said...

I really love this, Barb! Wonderful piece of art!

Vanessa said...

This is amazing, Barb! LOVE it! Vanessa x

Dawn Turley said...

just gorgeous Barb. Well done.

Jacqui Blondel said...

Barb I have seen your name popping up on lots of things I have commented on. Like you, I am longing to have a go at Art Journaling. I too, love Sari & Vicky's pages. I have my Journal on order and you have inspired me to "just do It" (sorry Nike)Great first page!!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Fantastic page! Love the colors and the words you chose.

snazzyoriginal said...

Love this page, all the texture and layers are wondeful xx

Dana D. said...

What a wonderful first page. Terrific.

Tracey McNeely said...

This is fantastic Barb!, Such a cool textured background.

Laura Jane said...

YEAH for you!!
LOVE the texture and colors.
WONDERFUL first page...glad you JUST did it!!

Nancy K said...

So glad you took the plunge, Barb! I love all the texture from the embossed paper, so gorgeous! Loving your title too, great advice. Enjoy!

Joy said...

Don't you just love doing art journaling, I created my first page the other day and blogged about it and I cannot wait to do even more, so fun, this is gorgeous, love the embossed feature and colours that you used, hugs

Nat said...

such a great technique, another gorgeous creation :) hope you are doing well :) and enjoying this Summer !!!!

Lin said...

LOVE this, Barb! I have been wanting to try this for awhile now - and you are SO right, just DO it! I'm pinning this for inspiration! Well done, and I know you've inspired lots of us!

Virginia L. said...

And look what you did, Barb....this is stunning! Love it when you play :)

Izolda said...

I believe when it's come to journaling - there is no right or wrong. I think in this area the process is more important then the result (although your result is amazing! Very arty!). I think it's more about expressing yourself trough creative process.
Great start!

donna mikasa said...

How awesome is this? Very! I love it, Barb! I may very well get my feet wet, too! Thanks for the inspiration!