Thursday, January 7, 2016

Peek in my Art Journal: Link-up #9

 I have four pages to share this week.  The first is my 2015 gratitude spread.  I decided to make a collage of things I am thankful for from 2015.  I included images and letters from magazines, a shopping list, a note from a friend, a receipt.  I added words with my Chartpak markers and used bubble wrap with paint to stamp on top of the images.  I like it.
Inspired by Art Journal Journey's Winter Wonderland prompt: For this next page, I created a stamp by carving a wine cork. 

 I wanted it to look like a snowflake, but some of the detail was lost.  I stamped the page with two shades of blue and white paint, then pasted a bejeweled snowflake from a gift tag.  I may end up adding more later, but for now it is done.
Week one of Journal 52:  My word of the year.  My word of the year for 2016 is "achieve."  I started this page by drawing the background with my Chartpak ad markers.  Then I used the blender pen to soften the colors and the edges.  Finally I wrote my word and the definition on top.  I continue to work on my lettering, but think this one turned out nicely.
Diva Challenge 249: Duotangle with Auraknot and Diva Dance.  Diva Dance still puzzles me.  I cannot get it to work well, but I will keep practicing.  Auraknot was new to me, and I really like it.  I will definitely play with this tangle again.  I am still debating whether to add color to the Auraknot part. 


16 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your journaling, and the wonderful stamp you carved, great idea. thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey, hugs, Valerie

Loca4crafts said...

Thank you, Valerie. I can't wait to carve more stamps!!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Fabulous pages and a great idea with the handcarved stamp! Thank you for joining Art Journal Journey!
Happy weekend
oxo
SUsi

chrissie said...

Lovely to have a peep in your journal and see your great idea od using a cork as a stamp.

Love the way you used it for your snowflake page. Thank you for joining us at Art Journal Journey

Love Chrissie xxc

magratscraft said...

This is lovely work and I especially like the snowflakes. (That's the way I like snow - somewhere else!) Your achieve piece is great, so vibrant and colourful.

Dorothy Donna Parker said...

Your journal page is gorgeous and I think the stamp you carved is marvelous. Great word for the year. hugs, Donna

~*~Patty S said...

Lovely journal pages.
Your carved cork snowflake looks great.
You got a nice icy cold look.
Achieve is a great word
oxo

Quinn said...

Love them all especially gratitude and achieve! Very nice :)

Loca4crafts said...

Thank you all for the lovely comments. I love working in my art journal and sharing the pages, good or bad.

JillGA said...

All of your projects are very nice. I really like the stamp that you carved. It will be a great image for many of your mixed media pages...

Sharon Fritchman said...

Absolutely wonderful works of art! I especially love how you created a stamp from a wine cork! How ingenious!!!!

Anja said...

WOW! Beautiful work!

Loca4crafts said...

Thank you. I have never used stamps before or made my own, so I am excited to play with stamping.

Anne's tangle blog said...

All beautiful!

My name is Erika. said...

Love your pages. I haven't made a cork stamp for a long time and it was a great reminder about that technique. Hope your new year is going along with lots of happiness and many things to be grateful for.

Lily M. said...

Lovely works of art :)