Sunday, May 5, 2013

Make It Monday #139 with Saturated Canary

Hello and welcome to a new linky party at Make It Monday!
Congratulations to our Featured Entry and Commenting Winner of MIM #138.
We are sponsored this week by Saturated Canary and I'm using an image called Hatress which was a freebie some months ago. I've been wanting to color her up so I just went for it. I never dreamed she would end up in lime and hot pink though. Not sure where that came from but as I sat looking at her I realized she too was destined for a page in my design team art journal. I didn't start out with a plan for this page and it totally took on a life of its own. The tea cup in her hand sparked a thought and I'm glad I followed through with it. She reminds me of a girl who likes to drink her tea hot and read a good book at the same time. ;) Lucky for me, I found the perfect quote by C. S. Lewis and I wrote it around the perimeter of my page using a white glaze pen. It reads, "You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me. " I totally concur with C. S. Lewis. :)

For starters I sprayed Dylusions Bubblegum Pink, Black Marble and Fresh Lime in puddles on my page. Like Dyan recommends I misted the page with water and let the colors run up, down, and sideways. Next I blotted with a roll of paper towels and dried my page using a heat tool. I inked up a large diamond pattern stamp with Staz On Black ink and randomly stamped the page. Since I was using a quote about reading I thought book paper would be nice but found some Tim Holtz tissue paper that I've been hoarding for a while and used it instead. White acrylic paint and a high tech tool (a used paper towel roll) created my circles. Once they were dry I didn't like how stark the white looked so I retrieved my Faber Castell Gelatos from a nearby drawer and toned it down with yellow. It incorporated another color and I liked it so I used it on the tissue paper and colored in the circles. Pink was also used on the paper pieces and I outlined the edge of my page with a black gelato. White did come into play with rub ons and I added a few black and purple rub ons too. Hand drawn scallops around the circles and my hand written quote give my page a personal touch. A few MS butterflies were punched from a dp in the Sweet Nectar 6x6 pad and finish off this page. Note: I used Deco Art decoupage glue to adhere the tissue paper, digi and butterflies and seal my rub ons. Faber Castell Pitt Pens were used to shade my image and along the edges of the torn tissue pieces. That's my offering this week and I hope you like it. (Can you tell I was typing in a hurry? Sorry if I rambled too much)
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Krista is generously offering 2 Digis to our winning commenter.
Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning
I don't have a Pick Of The Week because this is a scheduled post. I am probably returning, as this post goes live, from a week of vacation in sunny Florida. I kept my commenting up but they made me promise not to blog while I was away. :( My teamies do have a POTW so be sure to visit their blogs to see who they chose and their weekly inspiration. Click HERE to go directly to the MIM challenge blog or click their links on my right sidebar.
Have a wonderful week everyone!
Lisa xx


Shirley-anne said...

Hi Lisa hope you are having the most marvelous time ..
Love your page project . What a splash of vibrant colours ! I agree with the words too 100%
hugs Shirley-Anne

Chrissy said...

Love your journal page Lisa, love the colours and textures, her dress colours and so many artful details..fabulous..hope you had a great time away..welcome home.


Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Stunning page Lisa! The colours are so rich and tummy, simply beautiful! xxx

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

great page Lisa with beautiful colors and great details.

Greetings Janny

Jan Ltc said...

love this! I popped over from MIm xx Jan

Rene said...

Rene :D

lalkygirl said...

I hope you are having a wonderful break Lisa...fab project ,love the rich colours and fab image
Tracey x

Cindy said...

Hi Lisa! Hope you had a great time in Florida :D

You made a lovely project, those colors are just amazing :D!

Asha said...

WOW! Stunning page layout. The colours are simply amazing...I'm in awe!

Meihsia Liu said...

Hi, Lisa, your page is totally awesome! Love the fantastic background and beautiful butterflies. Enjoy your vacation!!! ^_^

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful project Lisa! Love all the sweet butterflies fluttering about and mix of color! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this journal page with all the FAB colors and that super sentiment!

Jennifer Grissom said...

Wow, I wouldn't even know where to begin to make something like this!

butterfly said...

What an amazing page, Lisa - beautiful, atmospheric colours, with such depth and richness... brilliant!
Alison x

Desire Fourie said...

Awesome colouring. Very striking.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

catherine said...

This is fabulous Lisa and love the background and imagery. perfect for a new MIM week
x catherine

Margaret said...

Gorgeous! I love the colors on this and the tissue paper was brilliant! Gives a slightly see-through effect! I can just see you playing away on this one!

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