Monday, January 7, 2013

2013 Art Journal - You're never too old...

How was your weekend? Hopefully filled with fun stuff! This past week I worked on another Journal page and I have to say..............this time I'm THRILLED with the outcome!!!!!!!!  I definitely channeled some Donna Downey with this page.  I LOVE how vibrant it is!
 




I really had a lot of fun creating this page. I started by plopping down three colors on the left hand side of the page and then dragging it over to the right with an acetate sheet. Once dry - I painted the tree and branches - then channeled Christy Tomlinson and randomly cut leaves from my American Crafts stash and decoupaged then on. I added Outline Rubber Stamps grass and Hero Arts flower and used a combination of Faber-Castell Big Brush markers and paint to color them in.  Lastly - I took a Verve sentiment and PRAYED really hard that I'd get a great impression and not mess up the whole page!! LOL


I'm going to enter this page in the Stampotique Designer's Challenge# 81 and the Hero Arts "Try Something New" January Challenge

So, after finishing THIS page - my hopes for the journal are a bit higher than my first page - but there could be a fall from grace! :)

Have a great Monday!!!!!!


Thanks for your visit!

11 comments:

Olga said...

I think it's fantastic!!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Outstanding!! The shading on the tree is magnificent and it appears to be carved out of wood. Glad this journal has lots of pages...can't wait to see how each and every one is filled!

Lynn McAuley said...

What a gorgeous page for your art journal, Maria!! I love the vibrant colors, uplifting sentiment, and fabulous patterned leaves!! Well done, you!!!

jimlynn said...

WOWSERS!!!! LOVE this page! I do love those brighter colors on here - and it's just like looking at a complete scene. Love that sentiment too!
VERY well done!
Lynn

Monica said...

Hi Maria,
Glad you are happy with this awesome piece of art. Love how you created a scene. The flowers look so lovely as does the tree. The quote is inspiring...
Monica xxx

Basement Stamper said...

I adore the colors and the leaves on your journal page, but most of all I love that Verve stamp! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge this week.

Ginger said...

This is a stunning page. Thank you for joining us at the Stampotique Designers challenge this week.

Cheryl said...

Wow! You should be thrilled with this. I LOVE it! The shadows on the tree is really fabulous. I love the leaves too.

ARTFULwings said...

WOWZers - what an absolutely stunning journal page you have painted! Love the sentiment. Thank you for joining in with us over at Stampotique. Polly x

Gez said...

Wow! Gorgeous page. Thank you for joining the Stampotique challenge.

Julie Steed said...

Wonderful page! I especially like those patterned paper leaves and the quote. Well done.

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