Thursday, April 9, 2015

Stay Calm- repeat stay calm

OK so it is full swing crazy time with all kinds of scheduling on the fly- rescheduling, conflicts...just love this time of year-not. I have fallen behind in the art journal world but I have decided that a) that's ok cause I need to live my life too & b) I am going to "Embrace the Chaos". I want to get this as a tattoo so I actually listen to my own advice!  At the same time I am going to try and casually catch up on my Documented Life Project. I am finding for some reason this size of paper makes me go all out on every page which is great & makes my book look fabulous but is also quite time consuming. Need to get on with it here is week 8:
February Theme
Layers You Will Love!
February 21
Art Challenge:  Repeating Elements
Journal Prompt:  It's Worth Repeating

I am also putting this page in the April monthly contest for Creative Embellishments. I have newly discovered this company thanks to my friend Suzie and as I am a hoarder of all things chipboard I bought a bunch! This contest forces me to actually use them on a page. I tend to love and want to keep my chippes.  Dusting them off to look at them & than putting them back-crazy!!! Now them may actually be used.

Quick tutorial today:
 I gessoed my page and using gelatos spread randomly using my fingers. I covered my page with decoupage glue to give it some shine. Next some stencils with more gelato. Random stamping with archival ink (loving the new Wendy Vecchi colors) mainly my repeating element the beautiful butterfly.  For some dimension the quick drying Ferro in turquoise this became one of my repeating elements- circles. 
My pinterest quote was repeated because I love beating a concept to death thoroughly. The quote falls in with my being more positive in general. I outlined some of my shapes with irRESISTible fine liners. The heart was done on a separate paper, stenciled with modeling paste, painted and highlighted with gelato. 
Tim Holtz's big butterfly was stamped on tissue and adhered. Finally I added my new chippies from Creative Embellishments. The butterfly is covered with Glimmer Glam and the word "play" with sharpie, glitter & glossy accents. You can see some of the glitter on the picture below but it is actually way more sparkly.

I even repeated my date stamp without thinking!!!! Sublime! So check out the awesome inspiration of DLP and Creative Embellishments! *I am also adding this to Julie Balzer's Art Journal Everyday- follow her blog she does tons of great stuff!


  1. Beautiful colors and textures. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. Great page - love the hearts with the Irresistibles fine liner detail - and I know you don't love hearts but these are cool!

  3. Awesome page! I LOVE the texture and vibrant color!

  4. this is t he colors and creativity! Thanks for playing along at Creative Embellishments :)

  5. What a super fun and colorful journal page. So bright and cheerful. Awesome sentiment too. I love the cool textures, chippie alterations and design of your page. Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Embellishments.

  6. Gorgeous, bright, fun colors and fabulous texture! Love your project!! Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Embellishments.

  7. A stunning piece of art. Love all of the bright, vibrant colors and textures on this journal page. Thanks for joining us at Creative Embellishments this month.

  8. Gorgeous! Love your colors and chippy treatment!! Thank you for playing along with Creative Embellishments!!



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