First up today is a journal page I did around the "Color This Quote" challenge hosted by Jessica Sporn over at Artists in Blogland. Each month Jessica gives us a quote as a prompt, and you have the month to create something.Anyone can join in at anytime so do check it out!
I placed a Tim Holtz Flourish mask over the page and spritzed with homemade spray inks made with a light yellow and pink acrylic diluted with some water. A bird and heart shape were pencilled on the page, then filled in with layers of oil pastels and watercolor crayons. I outlined both with a black oil pastel and smudged the edges with my finger. Our quote prompt by Ralph Waldo Emerson was stamped on using two alphabet sets and VersaFine Onyx Black ink.
Inspiration Avenue's challenge this week is all about tags so I decided to make a tag in honor of St. Patrick's Day.
There are several Celtic inspired activities hubby and I will be going to starting this evening with a St. Patrick's Day buffet dinner then a solo acoustic performance by Keith Harkin (of Celtic Thunder) who I absolutely ADORE! Hubby really likes him too, just not to the extent I do :) Pray for me that I keep myself composed. Check him out (if I did this right) This is the first single from his debut solo album:
Saturday's festivities will include a St. Patrick's Day parade, a Best Legs in a Kilt Contest... and perhaps even a Guinness or two :).
Have a great weekend, and Slainte !! (Irish/Gaelic for "cheers")
"May your troubles be less
And your blessings be more
And nothing but happiness
Come through your door." Irish Blessing
Linking to Art Journal Everyday, Color This Quote, Inspiration Avenue, Paint Party Friday, and Creative Every Day.