Friday, September 16, 2011

Create every day.....Art Journal Page

So many things are going on that I don't take the time that I so long for to just work in my art journal. I've got a few of them with luscious blank pages just waiting to be filled! When I got the chance to watch Tracy's video taped Monday night while I was folding laundry on Tuesday, I was SO inspired to just DO it. I started by laying down a layer of gesso and after that was dry, I spritzed on two different SprINKlers from October Afternoon. I definitely have a love/hate relationship with these things but I'm trying to work past it. haha I also added some torn pages of Graphic 45 Springtime papers to cover some areas that I wasn't happy with and then I painted some gesso over that and some more sprINKlers. 

While I was waiting for layers to dry, I decided to color this cutie called Lillie Claire-do you hear? from Tiddly Inks. I have had her printed for about a month now and thought it was perfect time to get her colored. I colored her with Copics and then cut out around her leaving a bit of white space to adhere with Helmar Decoupage. I got a bit smeared on the bottom but love the effect. You gotta just roll with what happens in art journaling!

I was most inspired by Tracy using her nib pen with india ink. I've had a nib pen for awhile along with the ink but I've mostly just kept to doodling lightly around the edges of my cards and such. I finally worked up the nerve to write with it and boy, once I started, I couldn't stop! I ended up writing down all these little things that I tell myself all the time. Just little things that pop into my head that felt like being in ink.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges I'm Playing:
Tiddly Inks - Art Journaling



Loopylou. said...

hiyah carissa!!!
omg this is just stunning hun, I love the colours, they are all autumny and cheery and i love how you left bits of lili clare uncoloured, that looks awesome.
Thank you for playing along with the tiddly inkers in our special 2 week journalling challenge
huge hugs Lou xxx

CraftyMomOf3 said...

Carissa this is so beautiful!! I love the warm colors and soft coloring you've done. Your words are sweet and true. Gorgeous gorgeous job!!

Thanks so much for joining us this week at Tiddly Inks!!

Crafty Hugs friend!!

mfc.melissamade2 said...

Oh Wow!! This is lovely - I can see why you would miss working in your art journal! Your creation is just wonderfully fabulous! I love it - the addition of your written words is really a beautiful affect too! Thanks so much for joining us at Tiddly Inks this week!

angelwhisperssh said...

Gorgeous! See what happens when you let go. I have the same problem. Just started a new journal. Not done it before. The white pages are intimidating. I need to just get on with it too.
Love Sharon xxx

Noelle Reese said...

How cute is this? I love it Carisa!!

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh Carisa, this is so inspiring! Love the texture you've achieved and the words are so true. Love the little swirls you add to your letters and Lillie Clare looks adorable! Thanks for joining the Tiddly Inkers for this special challenge. xxD

Jessica Diedrich said...

I LOVE this! What a gorgeous page and very meaningful too!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow, your art journal page is wonderful! I love the colors and that you were brave enough for the nib pen :) very nice!

I have an art journal link party every Thursday on my blog if you'd like to enter yours I'd be honored:

It's just for fun and inspiration. Have a great weekend! Jan

ccroll said...

Oh, gorgeous, Carisa!!! :) I love it!! :) Her white hair is perfect!

Brodders said...

Carissa this is gorgeous. Wonderful colours :) Thanks for joining us at Tiddly inks for the art journal challenge.

Larissa said...

Fabulous page Carisa! Love the soft colours and love the written text on your page.


Cheryl Valadez said...

WOW! This turned out great! Love the background and the journaling itself! Lillie looks wonderful against that fabulous backdrop! Very inspiring ;D Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks for this challenge! Hugz, Cheryl said...

Wow, what a beautiful page. I love it:)

Jen Shults said...

I SWEAR I commented on this!! But I'll do it again. :) This is GORGEOUS! I love love love the textures and how you left her hair white. :) Beautiful!

Stephanie aka Nerdette said...

This is so gorgeous. You have real nack for Art Journalling. I adore your page. The texture with the gesso is FAB! I love the dry painting technique you used under the image.

So glad you could join us for the Tiddly Inks Art Journal challenge.

Lori Craig said...

Carisa, this is gorgeous. I have several empty journals, and I don't seem to make the time to get started. I love this...Thanks for the inspiration. It's just beautiful!

Unknown said...

Wow, I just love how you put this together! Glad you could join the Tiddly Inks challenge this week!