“I am…making art” ~ AJ: Cover

I was super excited when I saw that Linda Ledbetter was with The eclectic Paperie E-Team and they were launching a new series of challenges based around art journaling!! WAHOO!! You know that I had been dabbling in it for a while and to participate in challenges would help/push me into exploring it more 🙂

The first challenge sooo makes sense…the COVER!!

I added gesso to the cover to give me a base (because the cover was slick), then sprayed various colours of Adirondack, Colour Wash. (I just got word that my LSS will be receiving my order of all the Dylusions ink sprays as well as a few Dylusions stamp sets, hopefully I’ll have them for the next challenge, YIPEEEE!).
The rest of the background was created using a Crafter’s Workshop Stencils by sponging Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paints along with a fine paint brush. I had also used a few of Tim Holtz stamps using Archival ink and added some fun washi tape.

Then, I wanted to create a little bit of dimension so I had cut out some grunge paper using the Hanging Sign die then painted it and added some pearls using Viva Decor Pearl Pen. I was mucking around up to this point when some inspiration came to me!

One of my ultimate fave comedy troops from the UK is “Smack the Pony”, if you’ve never seen them be sure to look them up. They’re quirky, silly, crazy, fun and they always get me doubled over laughing!

Now there’s this one segment where they show “video dating clips” throughout their shows and it’s this one in particular

So it begins….I am, making art….

One reason that had attracted me to art jounaling was that I could just play around with loads of colour (I’m a colour addict!) and whether or not I wanted to share my work, it was entirely up to me. I can create and not have to worry that it didn’t turn out the way I wanted…I can create just because!

Thanks for visiting today and if you’re interested in art journaling and would like some inspiration be sure to visit the Eclectic Paperie’s Blog!



2 thoughts on ““I am…making art” ~ AJ: Cover

  1. Your cover is lovely! I especially like the colors you used for the hanging sign…and the polka dots make it so whimsical and fun! That is one of my favorite dies I will definitely be giving your funtastic aproach a try in the near future 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration.

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