Thursday, May 10, 2018

Butterfly Art Journal Page

Today I'm sharing my FIRST EVER Art Journal Page! Several of my team mates from Graciellie Design have posted their lovely art journal pages each month and every time I think, "I'd like to try that!" I recently found a nice, blank-page journal at Hobby Lobby on clearance for $2 and set to work creating this opening page.  I intend to use this journal to create beautiful illustrations of some of my favorites quotes, inspirational sayings, Bible verses, and songs.

To create my page I:
  • prepped my page with a layer of clear gesso
  • added Worn Lipstick, Tattered Rose, Wild Honey, and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide ink (Ranger) with sponge daubers
  • moved the ink around with a wet paintbrush - reapplying colors in spots till the colors were to my liking
  • added some texture to the corners with my homemade gesso and the Lace & Watercolor stencils (Tim Holtz)

  • using Tuxedo Black ink (Memento) I stamped a Music Background using a Heidi Swapp stamp
  • the large butterfly in the center is die cut with the Butterfly Trio set from Anna Griffin (Cricut-Cuttlbug)
  • The pretty flowers in each corner come from Graciellie Design's new "Desert Rose" digital set
    • they are printed on watercolor paper and colored with Prismacolor Pencils
  •  the saying was computer generated, trimmed, and inked with Distress Oxides
  •  I also included one of the quotes from the Desert Rose digital set at the bottom of the page
  •  The last step was adding a few tiny butterflies - SW Floral Butterfly Pillow Stickers from K & Company (from my favorite Etsy store - PerriAnnsArtsnThings)

This page was so much fun to create, and I'm already plotting what to do next!

This post linked to:
STAMPlorations - Things With Wings (Mixed Media)
Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge - Butterfly, Hot Pink, Harvest Gold
Stamping Sensations - Close to Nature
Shopping Our Stash - Chanson Papillon
Double D Challenge - May Flower
Dies R Us - Flowers (Cricut/Cuttlebug butterfly die)
Tim Out - Quote Inspiration (below)


Mrs A. said...

This is a beautiful opening journal page. Such a pretty combination of colours and embellishments. A true work of art. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel for this special edition challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

Darlene said...

So so pretty Esther!! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Flowers’ challenge at Dies R Us and the ‘May Flower’ challenge over at Double D. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

brenda said...

A beautiful journal page and in such pretty Spring colours, many thanks for joining in with our 'Close to Nature' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Marlies said...

A beautiful page in lovely colours and design. It looks so bright and cheerful, a real sunny summer look. Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamping Sensations. Marlies

Kathy Krug said...

Wonderful design, EsthThanks for sharing with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope to see more of your designs in future challenges.

DD DTer.

sarascloset said...

Congratulations on your first journal page! There's something about that huge space that always trips me up! You have done a fabulous job on that background, and have given me some much needed inspiration. You did an amazing job coloring those blossoms! Hugs!

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Fabulous details on this gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Double "D" Challenges.
Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Love all the layers and textures!

Joan said...

A stunning page, love the colours and all the layers

Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations this month


Lynne K said...

Wow, an amazing design for your first journal page! Love it! So beautiful and lovely colours. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


Donna said...

Ohhhhhh love your journal page!!!
Thanks for joining the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew for Chanson Papillon!

Mimi said...

I know I have checked this out, but just want to add my comment that I really love the colors you've used and the vibe of this card!

Jill V said...

Congratulations on such a beautiful start on your art journal! The combination of colours layered with the texture is just divine! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill

MariLynn said...

Love the color and texture of your page. Love all the butterflies. What caught my eye first was the sheet music. Thanks for playing along with the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge.

Amy A said...

stunning! love the bird and the gorgeous texture you've created! Thank you for playing along with us at the TAGplorations Challenge this month. We hope you join us again soon.
Amy- DT
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