Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Art Journaling Tiddly Style

Wow, do we ever have a FUN challenge for you today over at the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog - #65 Art Journaling Tiddly Inks style. Just let you creative juices flow. You can't do anything wrong, it's all about the process, not the finished product. Here is great artist who's Journal pages will blow your mind: The Kathryn Wheel. I have to run out and get my hands on some Dylusion inks and paints after seeing her crafty designs.

Just a note about our current challenge, it will run for 2 WEEKS!

This is my FIRST ever attempt at Art Journaling - I think I'm hooked! ;D

I started off with envisioning lots of my own doodles within some swirls of hair. I decided the face of TI's - Druscilla would make the perfect anchor and kept her gorgeous wings after repositioning them.

I took a LOT of artistic license with Christy's Tiddly Ink images. Using bits and pieces of different digi's; copying and scaling in Photoshop just as if I were doodling. Almost everything within the wings is a portion of 9 manipulated Tiddly Inks digital images.

I rough ripped finished image, coloured it with Prismacolour, Crayola and Watercolour pencil crayons; glued into sketch pad then free hand doodled with marker. The rest was filled in wtih various pencil crayons, Pearl Ex, beads, dragon flies & key pendants, Stickles, letter rub on's and cracked glass technique.

I used parts a pieces of the following Tiddly Ink digi's:
Face, wings and top of hair - Druscilla
Hearts - Annies Bear
Butterflies - Flutterby
Apple Core - Love At First Byte
Grungy Ink Stain - previous freebie
Mushrooms - Fairy Fae House & Paper extra's
Spider Web - previous freebie
Flower Words - Flowery Wishes
Sea Monster & Skull Pile of Gold - Pirate Mega Pack

The journal around the edges is my ART credo. "May you always have the freedom to let your creativity flow. May you always use that freedom. May you always have the courage to push outside your comfort zone, add more and go bigger. May you always know when to self edit. May you have the confidence NOT to self criticize. May you always love what you've created. All these things I wish for you."

Please don't forget to check out the other Tiddly's Journals. This was such a fun and creative challenge, it's a must see.


Loopylou. said...

wow stephanie that is just totally stunning hun, i love how you put it all together...i think i stared at a blank page for at least an hour before i started mine!!!
and thankyou for my card too hun, it arrived yesterday,made my day
huge hugs Lou xxxx

Jenn Borjeson said...

Oh. My. God. This is amazing - I am literally sitting here with my jaw dropped at how much work you put into this. It's just gorgeous, thank you for sharing so many details of how you did it! :)

Jennifer Shults said...

This is really cool Stephanie. I love all the altering you did ot the images and the shine you added here and there. This is just lovely!

Larissa said...

Wow Stephanie! Your page is so stunning! I love all the images you used, so creative to fill the wings with other Tiddly Inks images.


DonnaMundinger said...

OMG!!! This page is AMAZING! I clicked on the wing and was absolutley in awe at the fab images you managed to fit in there. It looks like you had WAY too much fun! LOL LOVE it! xxD

Christy/Tiddly Inks said...

I bow before your genius and amazing talent!!! Seriously!

This is just too stunning for words and I am in awe. I couldn't have done this with my own images. LOL


mforquer said...

This is jaw dropping - I seriously looked at this for close to 15 minutes trying to figure out how in the heck you did this!! So gorgeous and amazing - all of your work SO made this fabulous! Seriously Stephanie you are ONE TALENTED CHICA!! The colors are truly inspiring as well!!

Cheryl Valadez said...

Wow, Stephanie! This is seriously amazing! You've used a whole catalog of images so brilliantly. I don't even know where to start. It really makes the viewer stop and take a closer look. Girl, you have this art journaling down to a TEE! Hugz, Cheryl

Marlene said...

That's pretty funky, cool, and whimsical!

Renee said...

You are just soooo clever!! I love how you used I whole array of images and had them work so magnificently together!!! Love it.

Marlena Peduzzi said...

Wow, love this! I think it's just awesome how you thought through adding the swirls in her hair as part of the page! It came out so wonderful!

CraftyMomOf2 said...

Stephanie - this is too gorgeous for words. I have been staring at it for easily 10 minutes...

This is so intricate and detailed and stunning. I love all of the different TI images woven into your own hand drawn design. Seriously divine.

Crafty Hugs!!

Heather said...

Wow- really inpsiring. I have been telling myself I need to incorporate digi's into art journaling and you have inspired me!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Hi Stephanie, thank you for entering both of your art journal pages in my link party they are fabulous!

I loved reading about how you did this one, wow all the detail is so fun. I can see how you're becoming addicted (?) to art journaling :) I love it too! Have a great weekend and I'm off to check out the Tiddly Inks challenge. Jan

Brodders said...

Wowee Stepanie. This is fabulous x

Ellis said...

Fantastic journaling you have made! =)
Hugs, Elenor