Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Together: Art Journal Pages

Hi Friends!


Today I made a couple of art journal pages in the mixed media style. I was inspired by the theme of "valentines", "love" and "togetherness". While browsing through an old magazine (Reader's Digest October, 2016 issue) , I saw a picture that caught my eye, it is the picture of a loving old couple out on a walk, in the woods, I thought it was a very sweet picture. I guess that's what love is all about, two people who spend their lives together, through the thicks and thins, spending quality time with each other even in their old age. Hence, I decided to create the journal spread around the photo. I wanted it to depict a life shared between 2 people, all the memories, cheer, joy, basically a celebration of togetherness. 

Here are a few pictures: 












Synopsis of Process:

After applying white gesso to the pages, I did some stenciling (with the w & w- do you see what I see creative screening) followed by background stamping. The stamps I chose for the background were of friendship and love words and a clock (to depict time that has passed). I die cut leaves from the sizzix die and sentiments from the winnie and walter dies and sizzix dies. Then I stamped some words on the dusty attic chipboard for interest, stamped and colored the altenew flowers and leaves and then fussy cut them. I also printed some digi images of butterflies and fussy cut them. Then I assembled all the die cuts and images, layering them till I was satisfied with the look. Then I used Lindy's stamp gang sprays for adding color. I added sequins for some glitter, black paint around the edges of the pages to give definition and in the end splatters of black and pink sprays and white gesso. 

Supplies Used:
Prima Finnabair Rubber stamp -Vintage clock
Momenta wood mounted stamp-Friendship and love words 
Heavy White Gesso- Prima
Ranger's Archival Jet Black Inkpad
Tropical Gelatos
Sizzix Dies- (bigz) Garden greens, celebration and friendship words
Sequins
Ranger Distress Mini Inkpads- Victorian Velvet and Picked Raspberry
Rangers Round Blending Tool and Foams
Zig Clean color real brush pens (pack of 12)
Fevicol Glue
Glossy Accents

Thanks for your time! Would love to read your comments :)
Stay Blessed.

I am playing along with the following challenges:

Dusty Attic February 2017 Challenge (I was inspired by the green, pink and black and white hues)

Butterfly Challenge #72 (There are butterflies in the project and the color fern/greens have been used, I have pierced the body of some of the butterflies and decorated it with white dots)

Winnie & Walter 3rd birthday bash celebrations:---


Three Challenge with Shay (Three w & w products have been used here, 2 cutaways and 1 stencil)





Simon Says Wednesday Challenge (There are lots of florals in the project) 
Simon Says Monday Challenge ( I used the ranger round blending tool and foams which I really enjoy using)

Altenew February 2017 Inspiration Challenge ( two altenew stamps have been used here and the         colors of the mood board inspired me)



Another Colorful Creation- Mid Month Challenge (I have incorporated the word love into the art journal pages)

Word Art Wednesday Challenge Weeks #270-271 - Anything Goes

33 comments:

  1. Beautiful art journal page..Preety..Love the altnew flowers and the image..great job..
    love
    Richa

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  2. Fabulous interpretation of our challenge. FABULOUS. Thanks for playing along with us at More Than Words.

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  3. Your journal pages are so blissful and serene. I love the colours and your ideas behind the designing of them. Love the ferns and the butterflies. Thank you for fluttering by my challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

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  4. Wow! Your art journal pages look amazing! Love the colours and images you used and also the sentiments! I like how you incorporated the photo of the couple, so cool! You are very talented!

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  5. As an old and long-time married person, I think your pages are stunning, Preety! The colors and layout are perfection! Hugs, Darnell

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  6. Wow it's really pretty and cheerful! Like spring and summer... Beautiful work. Thank you for joining More Than Words and Dusty Attic challenge this month

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  7. Beautiful Art Journal!! I love it! Thank you for joining us at More Than Words this month!

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  8. Oh I love how you've interpreted the challenge and your fabulous layering! So glad you could join us at More Than Words.

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  9. Gorgeous art journaling. Thanks for joining us at More than Words.

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  10. Wow!!!! Thank you for playing with us at morethanwords challenge.

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  11. Such a cool spread! I have similar flower stamps and never thought to use them in this way, so thank you for the inspiration! Gorgeous layering and design work. Hugs, Autumn

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  12. Fabulous flowery art journal! So many techniques in this awesome spread. Thank you for joining us at STAMPlorations January Mixed Media Challenge ~See you again real soon~
    Hugs and smiles,
    Asmah
    STAMPlorations Mixed Media Design Team
    Qinaahana Arts & Crafts {My Personal Blog}

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  13. WOW, the pages are amazing. I love the background, patterns and colors. The flowers make the pages very fresh and romantic. Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

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  14. Gorgeous journal pages Preeti! The colours and layout are wonderful.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

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  15. What fabulous journal pages! Thanks for joining us at Colorful Creations:)

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  16. wow such a nice pages ! love it , thanks for joining us at colorful creations

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  17. Great work !! The background is absolutely beautiful !! Thank you for playing at More Than Words :)

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  18. Such gorgeous journal pages Preeti!! Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at The Dusty Attic.

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  19. Such wonderful layers in your mixed media project! The longer you look, the more you end up seeing!! Love it. So glad you joined my stencil challenge at Winnie & Walter!!

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  20. Your art journal page is simply wonderful!! Thank you for joining us for the Dusty Attic Challenge this month!

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  21. Beautiful art journal! I can look at it for hours! Thank you for joining us at Colorful Creations😃

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  22. WOW! Such a lovely piece! Love that image and all those flowers! You were also able to incorporate so many challenges into just one project... that's what we call innovation :) Thank you for playing along with us at More Than Words!! :)

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  23. Just gorgeous! Thank you for playing along with us at Colorful Creations.

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  24. Beautiful journal page! Thank you for playing along with us at Colourful Creations!

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  25. Thank you for playing along with the Dusty Attic challenge as well this month!!!

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  26. Wow pretty intricate journal pages! Beautiful! All the best from MTW! ":)

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  27. Great take on the challenge, thank you for joining us at CC!

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  28. Great layout! Thanks for joining us at colorful creations!

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  29. Wow, love your take on the challenge. Thanks for joining in with us over at Colorful Creations.

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  30. Oh wow!!! This is an amazing page! Thank you for joining us over at the STAMPlorations blog. Hugs, Susanne.

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  31. What a blissful journal page!!! So creative!! Thank you so much for joining us at More Than Words!!!!

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  32. Another stunning project Preeti! It's so beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Indian Craft Room :)

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  33. fabulous page.. loved it totally.. pink shade, butterfly, tat hear and couple image just beautiful

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