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Monday, April 7, 2014

another art journal page...


just popping in for a quick hello...

I snuck in a little play with another art journal page...


while the paste was wet, I sprinkled on some frosted crystal embossing powder & heated it for a cool effect...

dear FAVORITE guys at Ranger...
we NEED this frosted crystal in a GIANT size jar PLEASE!

I darkened some of the dots with the stabilo pencil...
and stamped thru the stencil on some random dots...

for the frame, I traced a grid-block...
these make great frame templates...


these art journal pages have really inspired me to combine older stamps & stencils with newer...

new sunburst stencil...
new SiSi...I changed it up with a different flower center...I cut it from this one...
new add a stencil...
old spider from botanical art...
older stem & leaves...good size to mix & match with lots of flowers & easy to cut out!

it's fun to make things fresh again...

the archival ink colors I use are...
dandelion...
leaf green & fern green...
orange blossom...
hydrangea...awesome for background stenciling...
tree branch...it coordinates with everything!
watering can...a fav go to basic...
& my fav jet black...used on EVERYTHING I create!

mixed in with iced spruce & broken china distress stains, for the bow...

back to the TO*DO list...

I'm working on _____ & ______ & ________
and trying to decide if I have enough courage guts to_________...
or if I should pass on the opportunity...

and I'm still tweaking my new 2 day art journal class...
and writing instructions...
and making kits...

ps...you'll see no cooking on that list...
but I *might* sneak in a visit to onelineshoes.com to see what sandals I just might need...

even though the furnace is still going full blast...
spring HAS TO COME...
sometime...

see you tomorrow with a fun card that I created for Ranger!

until then...

sneak away and...

make art!
wendy


36 comments:

Carol Becker said...

I love this. Can't wait to try some new techniques when I get my sisi and paste in the mail!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Wendy, those colours really pop and I love how you added shading to the dots too. Enjoy your week. Tracy x

Miriam said...

Lovely work Wendy. I just love the SISI and can't wait to get my hands on them. I love the colours and textures too!

Mallrat said...

I love the colors in the page .. awesome project .. thanks for sharing Wendy !

Rea' said...

Happy Spring ! This is beautiful ... so cheerful !!

Redanne said...

Take a deep breath and go for _____&_____&_____ - I bet it will be brilliant! Love your page, the flower is divine and the sun looks so warming... still have our heating on here in the UK too... A x

Sue said...

Stunning..............As for _____ & ______& _______ the answer is Yes and Yes and oh Yes.

SusanK said...

Thank you for the burst of paper sunshine...since all we're getting here is the liquid kind. But April showers bring May flowers so I guess it's okay. Besides, we need the rain (still drought mode from the last couple of years).

Broni said...

Love this! Just looking at it makes me happy!!

Darlene G said...

I love sunshine and we could use some of it here in Md. Hopefully this beautiful card will bring it!! Wendy, what are your favorite watercolor pencils?
Thanks.

Barb said...

Love the journal page- It reminds me of the quote"spring doesn't come- it's the world- it goes bing- like a SPRING"

Sharon Y said...

Love this! Yes, yes, and yes! Go for it!

Scrapthat said...

What ever it is that you need guts for....We KNOW you can do it Wendy!!
as Nike says "JUST DO IT"!!

Dorothy said...

Gorgeous Gorgeous!!!

Marci said...

I love this, your layering is wonderful. As for ______&______&_______ it depends on if in your heart you want to do it. We all know how talented you are and how excellent your directions are, so we know you are capable!

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Tammy Hershberger said...

This is beautiful, Wendy! Can't wait to see you again later this month in Akron... I'm saving my pennies for a major Stampers' Anonymous shopping spree!

suzieq23 said...

Wendy, I don't get it. I have signed up to follow you via email but never get any notification. You know how much I love your art and products but sometimes I miss a post. Not happy about that!
Sue (Queen's Ink)

Sandra said...

lovely Wendy!
Sandra ltb

Carol McCready said...

Love your journal page. All that texture is fabulous.

Wanda H said...

I LOVE this page!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PS I'm all signed up for your class on May 3rd :)

Jean Dunning said...

Need to clear some time to make art, want to play with the frosted crystal embossing powder!


Jean Dunning said...

Need to clear some time to make art, want to play with the frosted crystal embossing powder!


Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful project! Love all the texture and beautiful butterfly fluttering about!

isisimaginings.com said...

That is so gorgeous. I love the colours, the textures & adore that cute little spider.

Nancy Wethington said...

Love!

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the texture!! The flower is so beautiful!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Vic said...

Beautiful! Spring is showing up here, little by little!

County Purr Farm Scrapbooking said...

Wendy, I've recently started following your blog and am enjoying all your creations. Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

You know what they say about opportunity knocking ... I say, whatever it is, go for it! Another great page, by the way.

Janny said...

Stunning card. Janny

Debby said...

Beautiful page. Always love to see what you create next. Spring was here for a visit today. Just took a walk and enjoyed not freezing to death!

Lori said...

Love it! That flower is awesome, and I love the big dots!

jan said...

Pretty, pretty! I still owe you a thank you card for the wonderful supplies you sent. Just need some time to play!

Buttons said...

The raised dots and flower make this a stand out project in more ways than one. This is a real favourite. As for those unmentionables? GO FOR IT. You rock everything you do. Jenny x

Amy Adams (aka Scrapitgal) said...

Absolutely gorgeous!