Sunday, November 13, 2016

Greatness Within You {Art Journal} @ DS4J

{My DT work for Digistamps4Joy}

Happy Sunday everyone! I spend some hours today ironing a pile of clothes and I tell you this domestic work was enjoyable simply because I did it in front of the television watching one program after another {smile}. Let it be ironing alone would be boring eh! How's you Sunday? I hope it's happy and productive. 

Today is a new release images at Digistamps4Joy. There are so many new lovelies at the shop and we hope you will like what you see here.

I made a simple spread of art  journal in an old book using Red Robin applique bird image. I printed a few birdies and also reversed the image so few of them can face each other. 
A few close-up pictures:
 I printed some birdies and reversed few of them at PhotoScape editor so they can see each other and mingle by the seaside. Oh how fun is that?
 I wasn't too sure about the fence though. I mean, fence at the beach? Why not eh? Erm, this must be a rough beach to have fence installed.They are pieces of chippies from cardboard boxes.
 The sentiment is from pinterest. Deep meaning isn't it? 
 For the background I glue down some pieces of white tissue serviette and drywall tape all over the pages for texture. In the center, I adhered a piece of gauze; this one is extras from the dentist when my little girl had her milk teeth extracted months ago.
As always, when the pages were done, I gesso-ed everything lightly and let dry naturally. Watercolors were the biggest role here to make the process comes alive. Took me some thirty minutes playing with colors and dry with heat gun to see the dried effect. I added more highlights here and there until I was fully satisfied. Eventually I glue down the birds and used aqua brush to paint them with watercolors. The final touch was gluing down black sequins to their eyes. Well after all they are applique so they need tender loving care {smile}.
I hope you like my work this time and hopefully it inspires you to make something to do. 
Do join DS4J Anything Goes Challenge that ends this 30th day. See you there.

Taking my artwork into these challenges:
1. Crafty Life Challenges : October Challenge
2. 613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes
3. Love To Create : Anything Creative / Mixed Media Goes

Thank you for dropping by and have a nice day. 
Hugs and smiles,


  1. Lovely page! Thanks for playing with us at Crafty Life Challenges :)

  2. What a lovely make. Thank you so much for sharing at Crafty Life Challenges :)
    Good luck!! <3

    Valentini DT

  3. Delight! Thanks for playing with us at Crafty Life Challenges!

  4. I love the textures and the colors! Thank you for joining Crafty Life Challenges!

  5. Such a beautiful page, Asmah! Thank you so much for joining us at CLC!

  6. Great textures and design. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Life Challenges!

  7. Simply stunning and beautiful art journal pages!Thanks so much for playing along with us at Crafty Life.


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