Thursday, March 12, 2015

SDC 186: Stars

Baby, you're my shinin' star!  I happened to have a traveling art journal sitting here waiting to be arted up and when I saw the stars theme I figured I could put a twist on that and use my Stampotique stamps and get my pages done and sent on their way.  Shazam!  Here goes...

My background was inspired by Trish Latimer's smeared background video.  I really wanted to try that after I saw it and promptly got very painty fingers as I smooshed paint around the pages.  After the paint dried I stenciled and stamped to my heart's content. 

In addition to acrylics I used some dye ink (had to heat set them over the acrylic background), Distress inks, washi tape, stamping over phone book pages that I had used when spraying inks, and a paint pen.

I love this quote stamp.  It appeals to my sense of whimsy.  

In addition to the SDC I'm adding this to
Unruly Paper Arts March challenge - greens (I've got those in spades here!) 
Mixed Media World 'Anything Goes' challenge
Craft Stamper Magazine 'Anything Goes - take a Stamp' challenge

Thanks for peeking in!


  1. Both Jasmine and the quote are on my wish list, the quote reminds me of the writings of The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

    Gorgeous vibrant pages, great stencilling and colours:-) xxx

  2. WOW totally colourful, love these journal pages and the brilliant sentiment :D x

  3. Wonderful art journal page, Julie!! There are so many interesting things to see on your page including that girls image. Love beautiful texture in the background as well.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Unruly PaperArts RAQ this month.

  4. This is fab! Thanks for joining us again this week at Stampotique.

  5. Gorgeous! So bright and vivid- love it! So glad you enjoyed the video! xxxxx

  6. Love your art journal page and all the layers of wonderfulness.. That quote is awesome... I may have to use that on a future piece of mine... Thank you for playing with us at Unruly PaperArts

  7. love the colours on this page and Jo's stamps look lovely, thank you for joining in with my challenge at Stampotique this week. Carol x

  8. Love the vibrant page, thanks for joining the unruly PaperArts RAQ

  9. Fabulous journal pages ..... Thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper TIMI Challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

  10. Love your fabulous pages and all great elements on it!

  11. A beautiful journal page, I am loving the colors and those funky fungi. Thanks so much for joining us at Unruly PaperArts this month! Danie xx

  12. An absolutely stunning journal page. I love the bold colors, the image of the young woman at the bottom of the page is perfect and I love the quote. I have never heard it before and will have to keep that one in mind. I think I will use it in one of my own journal pages.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Mixed Media World. We hope you will join in our next challenge.

    Hugs and smiles
    Laine K
    DT Mixed Media World

  13. Julie this is awesome. I love your background especially the colour (into green myself at the mo) and the red really pops. Thanks for playing along with MMWhugs Debs xx


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