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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Be true to you........

One of the things on my bucket list is to dabble in Art Journaling.....thanks to the inspiration of the internet...aka Pintrest, You Tube and Blogger Marjie Kemper who is the Art Journal Queen.......
   I am not an 'Artist' in theory...I have never had any art classes (other than Papercrafting and being a Technique Junkie).  But I have a strong desire to learn some new 'Art Applications', like using Pan Pastels and trying some mixed media......so....in my head..I think I can.....and I guess I can!
   So, I started out with red and white acrylic paint and spread it across the page with a credit card. I was at a crafty friends home, and she had some stencils and some modeling paste, so I used one of Harriets. It is called Poppies by Crafters Workshop. After the paste dries, I painted the Poppies and leaves with Smoosh and Creative Inspirations Paints. The word Be True to You was painted in Gold CI paint.
  I then used a variety of products- Dylusions, more acrylic paint (Gold, White and Black). I used bubble wrap, the top of the paint cap, scrapbook paper with cut out hearts in swirls, a credit card. I used tissue paper for the music and the edge strips. The black around the border is done with a black Gelato.
  Being true to me is about creating, so I took black cardstock and cut out the word CREATE with a Cuttlebug Alphabet set.
  Here is a glance at a different angle- the dragonflies are done through a stencil as well (I think it is by Stencil Girl- not sure though). I also outlined the flowers with black pen, then Gold Creative Inspirations Paint.
  This was a blast! It is my 2nd attempt at Art Journaling........

Challenges that inspired me:
Balzer Designs- Art Journal everyday
Pan Pastel- New Technique

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

29 comments:

Karli said...

Shelly, i absolutely LUUUUV your cover. It came out so preeetty! It's artistic but not crazy looking, as art journals can sometimes look (to me). I hope you enjoy the process of filling it in as much as you did in creating it. TFS~ Hugs~

MaxineD said...

You go girl - I am going to start art journaling this year, working with Inspired Stamps Gratitude challenge for the year.
These are a great start.
Blessings
Maxine

Darlene said...

Unbelievable!! So rich and pretty, some journals are too ecclectic for my taste, but your is just lovely! I love the colors and designs you used. Can't wait to see more this year!

Kathyk said...

FANTASTIC and even more so for your first foray in to journalling

If you are interested then you should also check out the likes of:

TheKathrynwheel.blogspot.com

Good luck with your journalling

Kathyk (sadly not the Kathryn from the Kathrynwheel blog)

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW it is so elegant Shelly

Cheers
Dr Sonia

Anne Temple said...

Fabulous! Love your color choices and your design.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Shelly, this is gorgeous! Love the color!!!

Terry said...

Looking at this, you will soon be the "Art Journal Queen." Love these pages and red is so warming on such a cold morning! I also want to start an Art Journal! I did add some gesso to a few pages, so isn't that a start??? Have a great week!

Carla said...

oohh this is fabulous- so neat! I love the rich colors-way to go!

Debbie said...

This is AWESOME Shelly! I love the colours and details! Fabulous job! I too am going beyond cards and scrapbooking. Took a couple of canvas art classes. Art journaling is next! I'm hooked! Thank goodness for Pinterest! :)

Wishes
Debbie

Meihsia Liu said...

Hi Shelly, this art journal page is awesome! Love the colors and all the patterns and textures. TFS... :)

Debi said...

Shelly, these are just stunning pages, love the red vibrancy,my hubby got me a journal for christmas, it's addictive isn't it :-) can't wait to see more of your pages, Debi x

Jingle said...

This is just gorgeous! Love the warm tones!

Kathyk said...

Glad you liked the link - Kate's very creative isn't she?

Kathyk

Emily Keaton said...

Gorgeous!

Marjie Kemper said...

You GO girl! Your pages are fantastic, Shelly. Love the bold colors and the strips/hearts combo... so cool. I just popped over from your Unruly post - what a treat to see the shout-out... so flattering! Thanks :-)

Ali Manning said...

This is soooo beautiful. You did an amazing job with this page!

Juliet A said...

It's really quite stunning! I love the rich red color!

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous pages Shelley, I love the background, the colours and way you have put everything together. Looking forward to seeing your mixed media. thanks for your lovely comment on my blog.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Michele said...

you are off to a GORGEOUS start! wow, just beautiful. xo

Vicki Romaine said...

Love your pages. I want to see more when you do them.

Lynn Stevens said...

What do you mean your not an artist? of course you are, just look at those pages! Awesome Shelly.
Hugs Lynn

Alexa said...

I love that red you've used for this page. Really eye catching and bold! Keep up the journalling Shelly!

BarbaraW said...

This is fantastic. I love what you've done. You've inspired me to pull out my journal and do something.

Brenda Brown said...

Just popped back to say thanks for linking your great piece to PanPastel UK this week.
Hugs {brenda} xox

butterfly said...

I think your cover is amazing - absolutely clear how much passion and creativity went into it. Completely agree with you about Marjie - she's so amazing; it's my absolute honour to serve on the eclectic Paperie DT with her!!
Alison x

Sharon said...

This is fantastic!!! One of my "resolutions" this year was to start doing some journalling too - I have started a page - it's lots of fun!!

Krisha said...

Very WELL DONE! Art journals can be a great out-let from making cards, and there is NO WRONG way to do a page or pages!! Your colors are wonderful, bright and cheery. I have visited all the smae web sites and they are a welth of inspiration. Keep up the good work!!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Absolutely gorgeous, I love the vibrant colours. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx