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Monday, October 10, 2011

I Carry Your Heart Journal Page

  Another one of Cemerony Printable images from Julia van der Werf  that just captured my whimsical heart and I was off and running with this page.  The quote from poetry by e.e. Cummings was just perfect.
   My photo didn't come out as  vibrant as I would like for all of you to see.
   Her dress was a peachy color with olive leaves and red roses so I used those as my colors to jump off with for the background.  Challenge #1 - I found out how little I do buy orange of any kind of media but I made do with a Chalk spray from Tattered Angels that was pale and peachy.  Also used Ranger Distressed Ink in Dried Marigold.  The green was Bundled Sage DI.
   I SO love that leaf from one of Dyan Reaveley's stamp sets - I seem to reach for it every time I'm doing a collage or art journal piece.  I used a tiny Tapestry stamp I had for the rose and Ranger's Archival ink  in Vermillion was the perfect shade!
   Other background stamps from Tim Holtz and the script was an old SU! stamp.
   I colored her eyes with a green Inktense watercolor pencil and dabbed her lips & heart with one of the red pencils.  A minute brush with water brought out the color.
   Circles "stamped" from bottle caps with Dylusions black paints and Golden's fluid acrylic in Nickel Azo Gold.  The slashes and circles technique are á la Kate Crane's influence from her DVDs on Art Journaling (they are FAB!).  The heart in the middle was from a small Crafter's Workshop stencil I had.  I used the Inktense pencil again.
   The heart border (top & bottom) was an old set form Hero Arts I had never inked up.  So funny what caught your fancy in the past but then never saw the "light of an ink pad" -- or at least until you find the right moment!  Used a white Signo gel pen to color in some of the hearts.
   Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you've enjoyed visiting!


Kaz said...

Hey debbie this is just gorgeous!! love the quote too! Kate is not only a lovely gal but sooo talented I love her work too xx



thekathrynwheel said...

Wow, this is one fab journal page! Wonderful, and I'm so pleased that you have enjoyed my DVDs and are putting them to use! I can't tell you how happy that makes me :-)
Love your colours here - I have some Nickel Azo Gold - it's amazing isn't it? Great quote too.

Marjie Kemper said...

I'm so loving your art journal pages, Deb. Fantastic work!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Fabulous collage of elements!! You are so talented at picking just the right elements and bringing them together to make your one of a kind collages! Not just anyone can do this my friend. You are so right. We do tend to gravitate toward certain colors. Every now I try to purposely use a color I don't use much. I realized that I don't have much purple or lavender, so I am always on the look out for patterned paper in that color. I realized it's hard to find. The paper industry seems to do the same thing, using the same colors over and over it seems and neglecting purple. TMI, teehee.

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