Sunday, July 15, 2012

Finally a Day for Art Play!

  Happy Sunday! I finally got time to play in my art room and it felt SO good! I had spent the last several days cleaning, cooking, prepping etc. for my Mom's little Bastille Day/ birthday party (more on that in another post). I really felt like I was in withdrawal and with no plans for today I seized the opportunity to carve the last of my alphabet stamps and create a page for Art Journal Every Day.

  My mind was still on the wonderful beach time I had spent recently with friends, and of course, all I had humming in my head was a line from a summer song..."hot fun in the summertime..." so I went with it.

The page began on a background of acrylic paints swiped on the pages with a credit card, which you can see on the top half. I grabbed some cardstock scraps and trimmed them with a scallop scissors to layer at the bottom. I made a sun and stamped the summer words in a bright red ink. The image I used for the sun face and at the bottom is from ARTchix Studio.  I used my newly carved alphabet stamps to create the line from the song, and then to balance the page a bit better I stamped a sentiment to the left of the bathing beauty using Jet Black Staz-On ink.

  Off to link up at Julie Balzer's blog and visit some of the other artists who shared their pages-that's always the best part! Anyone can play along at anytime - I'd love to see YOU there :)

                                               "I have hope and I'm not afraid to use it."


  1. What a fun page! And I love that song!

  2. I had a chance to play in my room today, too. It made me so happy and content! Seems like you and I were on the same 'page'. (pun intended)
    Great happy page you that you used summer lyrics and bright colors. It is HAPPY!

    I know how you love the beach and am glad you had a chance to spend some time there recently. We don't have any of those here, so will be content with mountains I guess!!!

    Sounds like your mother is going to have a bang up happy day! Will be looking forward to your post!


  3. That looks so lovely, summery and delightful. Just looking at it makes me feel warmer and more like it actually is summer. Still very dark, overcast and wet here in Scotland, so this page is like a ray of sunshine.

  4. Where in the world have I been all your life? Golly, we have so much in common. Although I don't make art journal pages, I make altered books and my latest obsession are what you call prayer flags. I MUST visit your links and how you made yours. Thank you for all this inspiration, as well as your visit.

  5. Thanks for treating me to a touch of summer Linda. It's cold here.

  6. wonderful hot you created dear Linda!
    and your quote is priceless as well

    I always feel better after I've had time to play in my art cave ... my fav stamp reads "Art Helps Me Breathe"

  7. wonderful page Linda, so lovely to see. You sound busy and happy too. And you finished carving your alphabet!!! I have gotten the extra carving material I needed and will start soon... you keep on going and I will catch up! sending love xox

  8. This page looks like fun.It seems you are having lots of fun with stamp carving, Linda.
    Thank you for visiting Ariel.

  9. Beautiful and fun page. Love the delightful colors.... :)


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