Sunday, April 21, 2013

Make It Monday #137 with Pink Paper Paradise

That's right!
Our very own Michelle, founder of Make It Monday, is our sponsor this week. Earlier in the year she opened an online shop, Pink Paper Paradise, where she sells Copic markers, refills, airbrush kits, and blending card plus stamps, ink pads, dies and much more. Being that I'm in the US and she currently doesn't ship overseas I didn't have one of her stamps to create with so I am using a Saturated Canary digi called Princess Rose Red.   
I had fun creating this art journal page and I took extra care not to "over do" it. It's easy for me to get carried away sometimes ;) but I really wanted to keep it simple. I added some colored texture paste to my sun using a Crafter's Companion stencil and I like the dimension it added. The rays were hand cut from She Art paper by Christy Tomlinson and everything on the page was shaded with Faber-Castell Pitt Pens. The background was created with Faber-Castell Gelatos which are so vibrant and colorful. I did not gesso my page first (which I recommend doing) so I had to mist the page with water to blend the colors. Still worked but they blend better if you apply a coat of gesso first. Here are few more close ups...

 I used the following Copic's on my art journal page:
E000, E01, E11, E25, E31, E33, E35, Y21, YG23, B000, B23, R27, R46, 100   
who is an Australian stockist of Copic Markers, Accessories and more.

With a large range of Sketch and Ciao markers and refills available, Pink Paper Paradise has your coloring needs covered.
They stock a wide selection of stamps from La La Land Crafts, Flourishes, The Greeting Farm and Saturated Canary.
Free postage is available on orders over $75.00
Although Pink Paper Paradise is only available to Australian Customers
The fabulous prize of a rubber stamp
(Fairy Wishes  - Saturated Canary)
Fairy Wishes
offered to the winning random commenter is available world wide.
Now for my Pick of the Week which is...
#147 Ria van Kwawegen
with this amazing mini kimono paper creation. I love it and I'm always inspired by those who can manipulate paper into fantastic creations like this one. There are more photos to be seen so pop over to her blog to see the different views.
Thanks Ria for sharing your talent with us at Make It Monday!
For more inspiration please visit the challenge blog to see what the talented ladies of MIM came up with to inspire your creativity. Thanks again to Michelle for sponsoring our challenge this week and to Krista of Saturated Canary for providing the digital image I used.
Have a wonderful week,
Lisa xx


Meihsia Liu said...

Wow... this page is awesome, Lisa. Love the beautiful spring colors and the cute image. Your POTW is fantastic, what a cute kimono card.. ^_^

Rene said...

Isn't she gorgeous?!? Love that big sun too!
Rene ;D

Chrissy said...

Fabulous page Lisa,gorgeous scene. I love the colours and the sun is just wonderful..
Love you POTW too, so beautiful.


Shirley-anne said...

Hi there Lisa .
Fabulous journal page with awesome images . Love the textured look .
Ria's paper project is a wonderful POTW choice too .
hugs Shirley-Anne

Desire Fourie said...

Stunning art journal page. Love tge cheerful colours.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Awwww, this is such a sweet page Lisa. And I love the big textured sun! xx

lalkygirl said...

Gorgeous journal page lisa love all the texture and details you have added
what a an amazing kimono creation it
tracey x

Jennifer Grissom said...


catherine said...

This looks so great Lisa for MIM.
with great images and colours.
x catherine

Pia S said...

I really like your art journal style, and I think you managed to achieve just what you set out to do when it comes to the amount of decoration on this page! FAB!

Debora said...

So creative! I love your journal pages.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a pretty project Lisa! Lovin' all the texture and sweet scene that you have created!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE this journal page, Lisa, and LOVE LOVE LOVE the texture on the sun! Looks like you had so much FUN making this!

Sandie Edwards said...

Lisa, your art journal page is astounding, I adore it to pieces!!!!

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Greta and colrfull page Lisa.

Greetings Janny

Ria van Kwawegen said...

Thanks for all the compliments for my Kimono. I feel honored that you choose my work as POTW! Thanks.

Beebeebabs said...

Such a pretty card thanks for sharing!!!

Suman Pandit said...

Hi Lisa
thanks for leaving a lovely comment on my blog!! love this journal page and the SUN, WOW!! am your new follower!!

Michelle said...

Hi Lisa

Where did this week go?! Sorry it has taken me all week to come comment on your gorgeous journal page. The colours are just amazing.

Your POTW is fantastic, so very clever.

Michelle :o)

Dora said...

This is gorgeous Lisa, love the scene and all the detail on your card xxx

Margaret said...

Your page is amazing! The texture of the sun and the shading on the sky are fantastic, and I love that sweet image!

Wonderful POTW!

Asha said...

WOW Lisa! This truly an inspired creation. I am in awe!
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

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