Sunday, February 19, 2017

Mixed Media Art Journal @ DS4J

{My DT work for DS4J}

Hello friends! How is it going on your end? I just started to feel under the weather yesterday. It was starting to rain as I brought in a whole lot of laundry. Rain water is just not good on me. This minute as I type this I have slight fever and sore throat. I must not mention the body aches too, sighh. My husband told me he will buy take away lunch and dinner so I don't have to cook and just rest. I love my man so much!

Enough rant. Okay, let me take you to Digistamps4Joy right now. New images are released today here. They are stunning images drawn by Margy and Jen Lee. The design team created fabulous creations with hope to give you ideas on how to use the digi images in your creations.
I made an art journal using six pointsettia digi image which I printed and fussy cut.
I was highlighting the flowers by adding some black watercolors near them but wasn't aware they absorb the colors and ruin the flowers in a way. 
Can you see that the black invaded the leaves? {{{Aarrgghh}}} I think, think and think how to fix it or should I print another pointsettia, fussy cut and glue down making it 3D?! 
But I was lazy to do printing job again because it was done the day before and the printer was put back to its place. Are you like me sometimes, you know just feeling lazy at certain period or is it just me? Lol.
So, as you have maybe figured it out, I came with doodling idea using black gel pen and that itself highlights the flowers even more. I had so much fun doodling and scribbling away.
I love the success sentiment by Pablo Picasso which I am always diligent to find on internet, type it and print it. I love to have wise wisdom quotes a lot in some creations.
Doing the background was an interesting process. I love texture and to start with, I used a ply from napkin paper to paste on the pages using pva glue. Then I brushed off the napkin paper with homemade clear gesso and blow dry with heat gun. Next I highlighted some spots with white gesso. For additional texture, I cut lace fabric into small pieces and adhere on the journal.
The background was colored and splattered with watercolors.
When I was satisfied with the background, I focus on flowers composition. I kept changing them from one place to another to please my eyes.
Well what do you think of my flowers placement? 
Three more close-up shots:
I sincerely hope you have enjoyed my lengthy post today and may you get a bit of inspirations to doodle in your art journal if you like that.

Last but not least, I'm playing along in these challenges:
1. All Sorts : Week 403 Anything Goes
2. My Time To Craft : Ch#339 Anything But A Card
3. A Vintage Journey : Words That Are Special
4. Creative Artiste Mixed Media : Ch#23 Anything Mixed Media Goes
5. Craft Stamper Magazine : Anything Goes Stamping Challenge
6. Classic Design Team Challenge : Ch#11 Always Anything Goes
7. World Wide Open Design Team Challenge : Ch#19 Always Anything Goes

It's a wrap for now. Do visit DS4J blog to check out what my talented teammates have created with the new digi release if you have not done so already by clicking here.

Till I see you again soon. Have a good day.

Hugs and smiles,


  1. This is absolutely gorgeous. Love everything about it, mistakes and all.

  2. Beautiful!! Thank you so much for the tutorial!! 💖

  3. Looks great love the texture
    Thanks for sharing at Creative Artiste Challenges x

  4. Fabulous textures, beautiful flowers and colours, gorgeous creation.
    Thank you so much for your entry over at Allsorts.
    Good luck;-))m

  5. Beautiful art journal page, great images, colours and texture.
    Thank you for joining our 'Anything Goes' challenge this week at Allsorts.


  6. This is gorgeous so many details and textures Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT for

  7. erm wow is all I can say really - this is fabulous!

    Hugz Tinz

  8. An amazing art journal page ! I just love all those wonderful textures underneath the fabulous flowers. Thank you for hopping on board with us at A Vintage Journey for our challenge this month. Jennie

  9. Fabulous make. Thanks so much for entering the Craft Stamper challenge good luck and we hope to see you again soon. Xx

  10. Fabulous. Love it. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  11. This is fabulous. Nice work. Love it.

    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  12. Loving all that texture and I think it's awesome you've shared how you put this together! Thank you so much for joining us at My Time to Craft Challenge Blog. Good luck and I look forward to seeing you again.
    Crafty hugs,

  13. Lovely journal page and great composition. The colors are so soft and inviting. Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey.

  14. What beautiful journal pages - wonderful textures, images and WORDS! Thank you for joining us in the A Vintage Journey Challenge! Julia xx


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