Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Post 119: Art Journal Page- Life is Beautiful

Hi friends :)

I'd like to share an art journal page I created. It is a spring themed page. I wanted there to be limited color on the page so that whatever color is there stands out and hence, I've kept a lot of white space, I'm happy with the result because usually I use a lot of color. Also, wanted to play on the contrast between "spring" which to me means freedom, openness, randomness as plants and leaves can grow anywhere and the fact that the butterflies and flowers I chose were boxed within geometrical shapes was very interesting to me, so I chose these stamped images for this page. To me it depicts the fact that even though things may not be as they ought to be, there may be "constraints",  life is still beautiful and we must embrace it for what it is. Hence, the title "life is beautiful" which is also stamped. 

I wanted to emphasize the flowers so I colored in 1 focal image in each of the bunches (in the rectangles and squares) instead of all of them, to draw the eye towards the flowers :) I did some water coloring with zig markers and camlin brush pens and also used ink sprays. All the stamping was done with ranger's archival jet black ink as it is water proof. Very light background stamping was done in the gaps to create interest. 
If you notice the close up pictures, you'll see that I have used an old diary from 2012 as my art journal, I just stick 2 pages together to make the paper thicker and easier to work with, apply white gesso on it and then the page is ready for journalling. 

List of Supplies:

1. Magenta Cling Stamp- Life is beautiful
2. Mudra stamps - Go confidently
3. Ranger's Archival Jet black inkpad
4. Acrylic block
5. Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens (pack of 12)
6. Camlin Brush pens (pack of 6)
7. Sharper Black- Fine point
8. Aqua brush- small, medium
9. Little Birdie Color Splash Sprays- Lime splash, lemon zing, ocean mist 
10. Camlin White Gesso 
11. Paint brushes
12. Water spray bottle 

Here are a few pictures of the page :--

I am playing along with the following challenges:

More than words March Main Challenge  (the word beautiful is there in the title "life is beautiful" and there are 2 stamped butterflies on the page)

PS: I'm also excited to share that I am having a small crafty giveaway which is open to anyone worldwide (international folks are most welcome). All the details can be found here -- I'd be super thrilled and honored if you play along :) the prize is a 25 USD gift certificate to any store you like. It is open till the end of march and you can do as many or as few steps as you like. 

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


  1. Its such a pretty page...Lovely blossoms and butterfly..and the partial stamping on BG is looking great..

  2. Oh my - I really love this! Such a unique take on our challenge! It's so great you could join us at More Than Words this month.

  3. Gorgeous page!!! This is a wonderful spread. Thank you for joining us over at Rubber Dance. Hugs, Susanne.

  4. Really lovely art journalling & a great take on our challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at More Than Words challenge.

  5. This is a pretty journal page! I really like those coloured stamps! Thank you for joining at More than words again!

  6. Beautiful creation! Have a great we weekend!!

  7. I like the theme of your journal page. Love the butterflies in amongst the colourful flowers. hugs Mrs A.

  8. It looks beautiful, I love how you have highlighted certain flowers and the colours around the edge.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge X

  9. Lovely art journal, this is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at More Than Words!

  10. Beautiful page. I love that you kept the background mostly white with partial words showing. Very cool! Oh, and I couldn't agree more - Life is indeed beautiful (even when it's full of lemons, so to speak). Thank yo for entering our Spring challenge at Rubber Dance ♥

  11. Very lovely journal page! Thank you for playing with us at morethanwords challenge.

  12. This is really lovely, the flowers spring (no pun intended) from the gessoed pages, and i love your doodling! Thanks so much for joining us again at Rubber Dance, and have a fab week. Sue xx

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

  14. Love the simple journal page soo much.. those flowers are pretty cool
    with love,

  15. Beautiful page, Preeti love the colors and composition!! Thank you for joining us at Rubber Dance Challenge this month.

  16. Lovely journal page! I like it's simplicity! Thanks for playing along with us at MTW! :)

  17. Very sweet page! Thank you for playing along with us at More Than Words!

  18. A really springlike journal page, love the layout of framed stamps.
    Thanks for playing along with us at STAMPlorations. :)