Friday, August 30, 2013

Art Journal Page #3

Hi there!

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend! We finally had a less humid day today - been in the mid to high 90's for about a week with dew points in the 70's - very oppressive but I still think it's better than cold and snow. I have been really enjoying my week off from work and just finished another page in my art journal.

For this one, I knew I wanted to use my fave color combo - pink and green, along with some flowers but, as usual, I had no idea where it would take me. I can't tell you how happy it makes me when it all starts to come together! 


It all started by covering the double page with Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap. Then I had to really let go for this one. After mixing some white embossing paste with a pink Gelato and using that with a flower stencil from Prima, I decided they were not prominent enough and didn't really look like flowers. So I doodled around each one with a black, Zig marker. I added the centers also, and had such fun just doing it without worrying about making it perfect!

Here's a close-up:


I did the leaves the same way, but used a green Gelato mixed with the embossing paste. I also created my own stencil for the leaves by using a Martha Stewart punch and a sheet of acetate. They ended up too dark for my liking so I lightened them up by rubbing a thin amount of Gesso over them with my finger. :)

All the black flowers, hearts and words are from a sheet of old rub-ons I've had forever! They were perfect to finish off my page!


The row of pink hearts is also a stencil I created by using another Martha Stewart punch and an acetate sheet, but this time I just used Spun Sugar Distress Paint. Then I again doodled around each one.



I'm so happy with the way this one turned out and I can't wait to create my next page!

As always, I appreciate you stopping by! :)

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Case Study Challenge

Hi all!

I've got a quick card to share today, created for the Case Study Challenge #155. The muse this month is Jennifer McGuire and I finally was able to play along for her last week - yay! :)

Here is her fun card.


And here is my CASE.


I was inspired by Jennifer's fun way of using background stamps and her colorful strips! I used the Square Pattern, background cling from Hero Arts. After cutting the image into strips, I shaded them using lots of Distress Inks.

Thanks for the visit - Hope you have a great weekend! :)