Thursday, September 15, 2011

Things With Wings Journal

Good morning everyone. Welcome to another challenge by Little Miss Muffet Stamps. Today's challenge - #18 Winged Things. That could be fairies, birds, bees, dragon flies, or like I chose, butterflies. I was reminded of a verse I have on a little ceramic charm box about butterflies and happiness, so that became my theme.

This Kaitlyn image, just screams "happiness" to me, so how perfect to go with the phrase.

I had to incorporate flowers and swirls ( I chose flourishes) for the Allsorts Challenge - Week #120. P is for Pastels at the Alphabet Challenge Blog. As well, I coloured my Kaitlyn's dress in purples for Make It Colourful's - #34 Make it Purple challenge. Last, but not least this qualifies for the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog - ABC Anything but a Card Challenge #19

Jan at She's Gone Digital is having an "Art Journal Link Party". Link up your art journal from this week.

Mixed Media Details:
I Gesso'd my (5x7) journal page and let dry over night. Using water colour paints, I swirl around various colours then dried them with my Embossing hand dryer. The bottom left corner I went over with an alphabet template with Acrylic paint. I added SU flower and butterfly stamps which I coloured in using Acrylic paint and a blue ZigZag marker. Added some stamped Inkadinkadoo flourishes & butterfly then some spots and dots with random Studio G stamps. Using my Embossing dryer allowed me to dry the mediums between steps quickly to move on to the next layer. The black splatter is black Acrylic paint water downed and dripped on with a tooth brush.

Oh and I re-tried the facial detail technique with much better results, gotta love Copics!

13 comments:

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow, I love your art journal and Kaitlyn is perfect for it! I have a just for fun art journal link party on my blog if you'd like to join us here's a link: http://jans-gonestampin.blogspot.com/2011/09/art-jouranl-link-party.html

Donna said...

Fabulous Journal, such a happy scene, love your colouring. hugs Donna x

Cleota said...

Loving that background paper and the butterfly charm. Great coloring.

Marlene said...

Beautiful!!! You inspire me, woman.

Caro said...

Gorgeous jounal and amazing colouring on the girl. Thanks for joining in with the Anything But a Card at Quirky Crafts this week.

ChickieChirps said...

This journal page is stunning Stephanie! I love the colours and that is such a great sentiment!

Arabella

Delphine said...

Hi Stephanie! I wanted to thank you for your lovely comment and, wow, your page is so beautiful! I agree, this image screams happiness and your background is gorgeous, I love the colours and details! Thank you for sharing how you did it:-)! And by the way your Tiddly Inks page is A-MA-ZING! I love what you have done! Have a lovely evening! Hugs Delphine xx

...just Barbara said...

Wow, what a fantastic page! I love all the elements on here and the way it turned out - especially the ink drops and the white highlights you colored on her dress/hair. Gorgeous! *Hugs

Maria Matter said...

so pretty Stephanie!!

Spyder said...

Great journal, very pretty.Thank you for joining Quirky Craft's again this challenge, pop back to vote next Friday/Saturday
((Lyn))

Hazel said...

Gorgeous journaling - love the sentiment - just right for 'anything but a card' (Hazel, Guest Designer Quirky Crafts) x

DonnaMundinger said...

WOW,Steph! You're really taking to this art journaling. LOVE this! xxD

Shirl said...

Yep that Kaitlyn image sure looks happy to me, she looks as if she is floating in a flower garden.

Hugs Shirley x x