Hello, my friends. It's a beautiful, sunny, but cold day today. A good day to stay indoors and create.
The end of the month is fast approaching and that means a deadline for several challenges. So this morning I worked on another art journal page for a challenge at OWSE Yahoo group.
We were given a list of ten words and had to use three. I chose 'believe', 'magic', and 'young'. I decided to write out the words in fancy, doodle letters. After I had finished the words, I spritzed them with Adirondack color wash and cut around each word. Since the colors are pretty bold, I chose to make my background much lighter. I used a Crafter's Workshop stencil called paradise and sponged distress inks on randomly. Then to tone down the bright white areas, I lightly sponged tea dye distress ink all over and around the edges.
After gluing down all the words, I knew there had to be at least one butterfly. (Seems to be a theme of mine) As I was playing around with color and placement, I thought it would be cool use the concept of changing from black & white to full color, so I decided to leave some butterflies all white and then have some gradually becoming colored - like magic! haha - I love it! The large butterflies are from SU Flores suaves, and the small ones are from CHF Vintage Butterflies. I used tuxedo black memento ink and copic markers.
I glued all the butterflies down and then added antennae and some light butterfly trails, as well as a bit of doodling along the edges. I like how it turned out and it didn't take me days and days to create.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you're having a great weekend.