Well hello everyone! Hope you had a good week last week - and maybe some nice weather too. Finally we had two gloriously warm, sunny days last Friday and Saturday-in the 80's F- flip flop weather - and I was in heaven!! It's much colder and raining now but finally things are blooming and budding and the seasonal birds are appearing :)
Almost forgot to share March's calendar spreads so here they are:
And since I didn't show this page earlier I will link it to T Stands For Tuesday and Try It On Tuesday (Recycle Something):
I covered my page with two gel plate deli paper prints then glued down the recycled teacup and sentiment which came from a calendar from last year, then I just added a strip of paper lace across the top.
My next project is a mixed media journal page meant for the Simon Wednesday Challenge ( Add Some Texture), Wen's Simply Neutrals Tuesday, and Art Journal Journey (Recycle and Collage);
Sunday April 22 is a very important day to note. It is EARTH DAY. We only have one earth and it is each of our duties to care for it in any and every way we are able. This is my journal page (made with recycled magazine clippings and a velvet leaf) to commemorate this day:
Last I have a watercolor journal page (detail photo at the top of the post):
I began by stamping the face image (Jane Davenport) with a very light ink (Seashells Sandal by Ranger) so I could then go over it with a black Pitt pen and add some details. I also doodled the flowers, then watercolored with my Peerless paint cards. More details were added to her hair and eyes with a white gel pen. I also used a watercolor crayon in ochre and a sparkly gold pen to add more highlights to the hair. I finished by applying a light wash of blue around then stamped the sentiment (from a Dina Wakley stamp set) using Versafine Onyx Black ink.
Joining the Simon Monday Challenge (Let's Doodle), and Paint Party Friday whose talented roster of watercolor artists that link up have inspired me to play with this medium again. Even though I'm really not so good at it, I will give it a go on occasion. Thanks Paint Party Friday peeps!
Thanks so much for your visits. I'll be around to see you too!
" In the creative process, one action leads to another, and the final outcome is shaped by a chain of expressions that could never be planned in advance." Shaun Mcniff