Sunday, April 3, 2011

An Art Journal Page, A Card, and A Dollar Store Find.

Hey everyone! I'm glad to be back once again with you all, and so far I've been doing okay with my post every day personal challenge to myself. This is day three, and also my third day of Art Journaling Daily challenge. I had a lot of fun playing today, and am glad that I had time to post this today. Sometimes my Sundays are especially busy, since currently in the afternoons I have been practicing with a group of others for our Easter play.

So anyways, this page was not only for the Art Journaling Daily; I like to have prompts to work with as they tend to get my creative juices flowing and give me plenty of ideas to work with. Today was another prompt from daisy yellow. I've said it before, and I'll say it again; I love her work and her prompts. They are just so inspiring, and I always get ideas instantly. I enjoy working with them, and even though this page is outside of my usual comfort zone (bright colors), it sort of forced me to think outside the box a little.

So here's another view of the page, only this time a bit further away. I love giving you guys two views and distances of my work; I just think it works better. It was done from the No Frills Prompt 18. In these prompts, she gives you a photo, and your job is to work a page around the page. I used the colors from the photo which were deep golds and mustardy colors. And I don't normally use yellow, so this was a pretty big stretch from myself.

So I decided to also work with another 365 Cards sketch challenge - I sort of like to work with cards - it's a bit different than my usual work. So anyways, on every Sunday they post a sketch to work with. I always have used sketches, and loved them, since I thought they made my stuff look better and more structured. But the problem was that I always followed them to a "T". It got old. So when I worked this time, I made several MAJOR changes, even though you can still tell that it's directly from the sketch!

So here's my card that I made. I used pink and green, a combination that I like, but rarely use, since the colors together are a bit too girly for me personally. So anyways, my favorite parts of the card would probably be the lime pearls in the upper left hand corner, and the zebra ribbon down at the bottom. But as I said before, I'm not much of a card person. It's going to take some getting used to. That way I can get more back into the swing of things.

And on one last note, I picked up some glitter in lime, pink and blue while I was at the dollar store, so you should probably expect to see some experimentation with this, since I've never used loose glitter in my artwork before. Yeah. You read that right. I've never used loose glitter since I was probably four years old. So I think it might be interesting to play around with this and see what I can do with it. You know, that's out of the ordinary. Anyways, I'll see you all next time. Hopefully tomorrow.


  1. Very fresh and modern card! Nice to see you posting again!

  2. Wow. When I looked at your art journal every day post I had no idea you were 14!! Great job. And what a F*A*B*U*L*O*U*S thing to be getting into this at your age. Write write write over those beautiful backgrounds. You'll love reading back over it over the next decades. Keep it up!

  3. :D Great work. I'm the same way with sketches... started off being too 'literal' but now I just use them as a jumping off point. They're always fun to work from, though... and I love to see what everyone else does - even though we're all working from the same sketch, there's no two that are even remotely the same!

    I love your zebra stripe with the bold pink - awesome colour choice!!!

  4. Love the bold elements on your card.. the flower, border.. :)

    Thanks for joining us at 365cards SSS this week :)

  5. fantastic bright fun card for the sketch :)

  6. Es una gran tarjeta!!
    Gracias por jugar una semana mas


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