here's how I got started...

here's how I got started...
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Friday, October 11, 2013

the 15 minute journal page challenge...

the head of shipping & receiving (aka Rick) and I are going full speed ahead here at kit making central...
we're getting ready for my last 2 store visits for this year...

first up is a new all day mixed media tag art journal that's happening on Saturday October 19th in Bloomington, Illinois at The Scrapbooking Studio...

that's my home store...only 65 miles away!

sorry to cut you out Southwest...
this time I can drive!

the following weekend is a new to me store & I'm excited to be teaching at Craft Fancy in Arlington Heights, Illinois on Saturday October 26th & Sunday the 27th.

Saturday is an all day (8 hour) Ranger inks studio 490 style techniques class...I totally LOVE to teach this class...

and Sunday is another all day art journal class, with loads of fun techniques...this is a marathon...so if you're signed up...rest up!

Carol said they are doing a major store re-do with a huge expanded classroom...
it sounds fabulous...

another drivable store makes me happy...

I took needed a break so
yesterday I set the timer & challenged myself to do a quickie art journal page...

this is in my small art parts journal & the page size is 3 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches...
I like to make my own pages using different surfaces using 

I like the fact that I can work on the individual pages on a flat surface & if it turns out ugly...I can trash it & it's my secret...

I like the small page size sometimes, because even with a short play time, you can still accomplish something & actually complete a page...

here's the result of my 15 minutes...


this time I worked on the new distress watercolor cardstock...
this is the smooth side...

the base was created with distress paints, using broken china, crushed olive & wild honey...

I stenciled my flower with a combo of red geranium & orange blossom archivals & if you look closely, you'll see that I stamped some random text thru the flower stencil with watering can archival...

the stem/leaves are a quickie doodle with a waterproof pen & colored in with the peeled paint distress marker & the detail water brush...

MWAH...yes...kissing the lid before I open...
watering can archival is perfect for the subtle script stamping in the background & for the chandelier...

using jet black archival for the main sentiment & stenciled words makes the chandelier appear to be stuck further in the background...watering can & jet black work very well together...

by using just a small portion of the ornate dots background stamp, it creates a fence type effect...
love it lots!

the numbers (35927)  border on the left was stamped multiple times with orange blossom archival...

and I finished it off with glaze pen dots...and a little pen stitching around the edges...

so the moral of today's post is that even if you only have 15 minutes to play...

you REALLY CAN...

make art!
wendy

WAIT...

stop the press!

this just popped into my email...
"can I use your archival reinkers to change the color of the embossing paste"?

YES!!! you sure can...just 1 drop is all you need! it works very well!


17 comments:

Suzan VonEssen said...

You did this in 15 min? Awesome! I had not really noticed the chandelier stamp before... might have to get that set! Beautiful work as usual!!!

pattyb said...

LOVE this journal page...esp. loved the clever way you used the background stamp at the bottom! I LOVE the way your brain works girl!!! thanks for sharing!!!

Vic said...

Beautiful!

Helen said...

Gorgeous!!

Anita Houston said...

Cool tip on the Archival reinkers. Love this page too!!!

Wanda H said...

Gorgeous page!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wilma said...

.....15 min. ??????? WOW!!! Love it.

Dorothy said...

WOW!! Speed demon!!! It looks amazing!

Mallrat said...

I love it !! The colors are so vibrant and awesome looking. 15 minutes is crazy !! Great job Wendy.

Lisa said...

15 minutes? Seriously? I wish I had a smidgen of your talent!! This is stunning!! Happy Friday :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

isisimaginings.com said...

That gorgeous page would take me at least an hour, most of which would be spent wondering what to do. :) I love the background & the colours are beautiful.

Rea' said...

Fabulous Fifteen minutes !!

Debby said...

Very cool! Hope to have art time over the weekend. Can't wait to get that flower stencil and play!

Kaye said...

Beautiful Art Journal page. See you at Craft Fancy the end of the month. Driving in from Michigan...very excited.

michelle said...

Some how I do not think my 15 minutes page would be as pretty!

Redanne said...

What an absolutely gorgeous page, I am loving my watering can too for subtle stamping and thanks for the great tip on the re-inkers - gotta try that one! Anne x

Hels Sheridan said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! I still need your new stencis, can't find them for love nor money over here! The UK is pants!!!