Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Are you there?

The SDC this week is Eggplant Hues. 

I broke out my new art journal (fun!) and created a page that morphed a few times in the process eventually evolving into one about my dad.  There are so many times that I wish he was around so I could ask him something or glean some words of wisdom from him.  He is there.  I just need to listen to that inner voice.

This is my first attempt at what I think of as an "art journaly" page. To me that means an interesting background - at least that's what I'm drawn to when looking at other's art journal pages.

I used Distress Inks - Walnut Ink, Broken China, Dusty Concord, Fired Brick and Pumice Stone.  I brushed it on, rubbed it on, stamped with it and dribbled water over it. Some dots of Picket Fence Stain are on there too.

Jasmine has been my go-to girl lately.  She is colored with Copics.  A couple of strips of washi tape and some little stars using my white Signo Uniball pen (accented with bits of Diamond Stickles) finished it up.

I've decided I like getting nice white pages kinda dirty...


  1. This piece really speaks to me! The back story is so sweet and the page turned out beautiful.

  2. I agree with Renee on this Julie... Quite nicely done. The colors on the background caught my attention first thing. And what a tribute to your Dad. Wonderful. Thanks for joining us for this weeks challenge at Stampotique DT. Hope to see you in future challenges.

  3. Such a cool and meaningful page. Love the sentiment, the colors and Olivers face in the background! Thank you for joining us at Stampotique this week. Xoxo

  4. aw, Julie, this is just perfect. It is so well put together and from the heart, your sentiment brought tears to my eyes, I've SO much I want to tell my Dad! Thank you for sharing your creation with the Stampotique Designer's challenge this week. Warm hugs, Gez xx

  5. Sheer perfection! I simply MUST try these journal pages! I's a big chicken :) Definitely WAY outside my comfort zone. This is so beautifully done, Julie, and your dad loves it, I'm sure! Hugs...

  6. What a fabulous journal page! Thanks for joining the Stampotique DC

  7. Lovely page with Jasmine :) I so love art journaling so this captures my heart- glad u joined us at Stampotique!

  8. Really pretty page, Julie, and the color pallette and image truly go along the thought you put behind it. Lovely.

    Have a great weekend!

  9. What a gripping lovely page, Julie!!!

    Love the background AND the story. I am sure our beloved are there too and that we just have to listen carefully.

    Greetings from Vienna,
    die amelie x

  10. Not sure there are any rules with journalling and if there are, tough. This has been executed beautifully as the background really compliments your wonderful image and the whole layout design. Thanks for your lovely comment too. Hugs, Buttons x

  11. Love this. Especially since she's got striped socks :)

  12. Love your journal page Julie. Thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique this week.

  13. Adorable journal. Great job with the colors.

    Thank you for joining us as the Stampotique Designer's Challenge.


  14. The background is lovely! Love the entire page.

  15. nice post!I appreciate the effort you have put to make this inspiring art work!! PSD To HTML


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