Friday, August 30, 2013

word play - g

Hi my friends.  How about another page spread from my word play journal?  To see all the completed pages, click here.  There's a challenge in the OWSE Yahoo group for the month of August, to create something that refers to what we did this summer.  So, I'm cutting it pretty close to the deadline, which is tomorrow. 

I have what I refer to as my garden.  What it really consists of is four large half-barrels, in which I planted tomatoes.  This is my third year, and what I would consider my first successful one.  The last two years apparently were not good ones for growing tomatoes, because I got very little produce from any of the plants.  But this year I'm happy with how many tomatoes I'm getting.  And the best part -- they are soooo yummy. 

So I made my page spread about a garden.  I have a number of the new Prima mixed media dolls by Julie Nutting, but I didn't think their dressy/flirty style fit with my garden theme, so I decided to try a 'she art' doll.  This is my first attempt, and I'm happy with it.  I used an old book page and designer paper.  The dress is also stamped with flowers.  After cutting out the hat, I cut a slit to fit her head into. 

When I started this journal, I created the base for each page right at the beginning, but for this page, I covered it all up with paint, since it just didn't match my theme. 

To get the texture in the sky, I pounced a stencil brush and gesso over the blue paint. 

The sun is painted, outlined and stamped with a doily stamp.  The flowers are punched and outlined.  The stems and leaves are hand drawn. 

The 'G' is hand drawn and zentangled.  The sentiment is computer generated.   The bird is cut with a Sizzix die and the butterflies are punched with a Martha Stewart punch. Most of the pieces on this spread have been edged with vintage photo distress ink. 

I also did some random stamping with a Gina K. stamp and Tim Holtz stamps. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend. 

5 comments:

Karen Conner said...

Melody-this is great! Love how you made your girl. Your G letter is really interesting.

You rocked it!

Kathleen Jones said...

Melody, your page is so lovely. Your letter 'G' is amazing. I never thought of using the Zen-tangle technique along with a letter; the result is absolutely beautiful!
You created so many wonderful layers of textures with your stamps that I find myself going back for a second third and fourth look...I just can't get enough!
Also, your selected scripture passage is my favorite. When my health issues get me down, I refer to that passage and I literally feel the weight of the world lifted from my shoulders knowing that Our Father is always there to protect us from all harm.
May God continue to bless you and your creations that glorify the many gifts that He has given you.
Kathy J.

Kathleen Jones said...

Melody, your page is so lovely. Your letter 'G' is amazing. I never thought of using the Zen-tangle technique along with a letter; the result is absolutely beautiful!
You created so many wonderful layers of textures with your stamps that I find myself going back for a second third and fourth look...I just can't get enough!
Also, your selected scripture passage is my favorite. When my health issues get me down, I refer to that passage and I literally feel the weight of the world lifted from my shoulders knowing that Our Father is always there to protect us from all harm.
May God continue to bless you and your creations that glorify the many gifts that He has given you.
Kathy J.

Starla said...

Being one who does not like her handwriting, I LOVE your zentangle alphabet letters! OH MY!
Your garden page turned out wonderful. So much texture

Dawn Barrett said...

Oh wow..>I love the newspaper print girl! You're a whiz!