Sunday, July 17, 2011

Art Journal #3

This page,like the others really just evolved. I dragged tumbled glass distress ink and bundelled sage distress ink across the paper to create a background. I then stamped one of our new large stamps on the right side using silver colorbox ink. The silver flower image on the left is made using a design adhesive and holographic metallic foil. this one evolved around the words: 'There are no Ordinary Moments" I wanted to make it a bit Etherial.

Now with this page, I wanted to use the swirl flower type technique and then thought, it's a bit out there! I then thought of the them of daring to dream and be a little different, hence the use of some unusual colours. Obviously the wings represent the desire to fly and achieve all that you set your heart on. I love layering papers and often enjoy putting some colours together that I wouldn't have thought of but that would make some ideal backgrounds.
Now I know the Art Journal is taking over this blog just a little, but when you look at the pages, there may be something in them that you like. Take that little thing and use it in your next creation.
I hope you have a creative week- mine will be!
Take care

Monday, July 11, 2011

Art Journal #2

This page was fun because I created the background using inks and stamps. It's great to let yourself be free with them.I just love trees, so it seemed natural to do a tree. I used the kaszazz stamps and the ezy press for the leaves. I just love the leaf die . I punched the blossoms out of SB paper using the small scallop punch. As I was doing this I was pondering how our lives change and move through different seasons, this really is theraputic.

 Sorry for the strange placement- the computer has a mind of its own!! This actually started out as me sticking down some SB paper to cover the ink that had leaked through from the other page. I then wanted to use distress crackle paint in white, so I just painted it and then thought it looked a bit waterfallish. It all just grew from there. I added bits of smooch to highlight as well as glitter. The words on here are: Give thanks. It doesn't matter who you thank, just make sure you are grateful to family, friends, for situations and give thanks to any higher power whom you worship if that's your thing. It can do so much for your soul to be grateful. It lifts you up and helps you to soar.
Well, that's my bit of art and philosophy for today.
Hope you have a great week.
Take care

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Art Journal #1

Well, I've been having the best time creating an Art Journal! What I"ve enjoyed the most is the freedom of knowing that this is just for me. I don't have to create to give it to anyone, it's just for the fun of it. I've used a visual arts diary for this. All products are Kaszazz . On the cover I"ve used an eclectic blend of  our SB papers. The words are from our Carnival stamp set, the ferns are a  Lucy stamp, everything is current. I punched 3 large daisies and 3 medium ones to create the flower in the corner. The base paper is a print, but I stamped over it using chalk ink - berrylicious, lime pastel, pink pastel. I also distressed the edges.
On the first page , I drew the face using pencil and then coloured parts in using the stylus and sponges and distress inks. I stamped again with berrylicious on the background as well as coloured the background in with a sponge. I used the Girls rubons for the extra words etc that are black. Of course some glitter was added....... naturally.
Anyway, I hope this inspires you to head out and pick up a visual arts diary to do some creating. Give it a go, I think you're going to love it!
Take care

Monday, July 4, 2011

A fairy gift !!

Recently it was some very special little twin girls 10th birthday. I decided to give them each a fairy picture that I'd drawn and each one captures their personality. I drew them with chalk pastels. I also made them each a box and in the box they received a crystal cave which when you put them together they join perfectly . I wanted to show the boxes but unfortunately the photos are too shocking!! Not unlike my photography of the above pics!!
Anyway, Hope you enjoy and I've more to share, so FINALLY I'll get to popping up some posts.
Have a great week.
Take care