Sunday, February 16, 2014

Live Laugh Love

 {art journal page using sponsor's image}
It's time to kick off a new linky party at Make It Monday where your new or old paper creations are always welcome. We're sponsored this week by the popular Bugaboo Stamps and I adore their images. I used Live-Laugh-Love-Flower Fairies to create this mixed media page in my art journal. I'll share a few pic's to show you how in just a minute but first I want to congratulate our Winning Commenter and Featured Entry from last week. I also want to encourage you to visit my teamies to check out their inspiration using the images that Bugaboo provided the DT with. Thank You Bugaboo Stamps!
To create my page I printed my image on white cardstock, trimmed and set aside.
Chose four Gelatos to color with and black to do shading.
I grabbed my water brush and my water bottle. The picture below is just to show the colors I used, we'll get to that stamped image in a minute. It was a mid project decision to share my process so bear with me. ;) 
I filled the water brush to wet the tip and activated the Gelatos by spritzing them with water. To create my background I dabbed my brush in the color I wanted to use and began adding it to the page. Gelatos are very forgiving and you can move the color around easily which is why I love them. :) You can brush it on or swirl it around, whatever works for you.
Next I grabbed my Faber Castell Pitt Pens (look in upper left corner of photo above) and colored my image. I shaded with a black Gelato (again mixing with water) and used the side of my brush to add a fine line to detail the images on my digital stamp. I highlighted with a white Sakura Gelly pen and EK Success metallic silver writer pen. 
After I finished my digi I let it dry and stamped a leaf pattern (Dylusions) on each side of my art journal page with Staz On black ink. To create more color I stamped again on a separate sheet of cs (see photo above) and colored the leaves with Gelatos.


At this point you can add more depth to the leaves, mix lighter and darker shades together or combine all four colors. Just play and have fun! I fussy cut the leaves, outlined with a black Faber Castell Pitt Pen and added white dots along the edges (like Dyan does). I glued the extra leaves where I wanted which does two things-gives a 3D effect and highlighted color. A black Sakura Gelly pen was used to add dots along the vine and branches.
I adhered my digital image with gel medium and used Pitt Pens to outline the edges, added some cut out flowers from my stamped image to the bottom, and added a circular stamped image (Inkadinkadoo) around the edges. Oh, and a few tear drop dew drops (that's a mouth full lol) in coordinating colors to my image.
It was a lot of fun to create and I hope you'll give Gelatos a try if you haven't already. :)
Prize is winner's choice of 7 single digi's!

My  first Pick of the Week is...
#181 Lola

This floral wreath is gorgeous! I love the spring colors Lola chose and the stitching is an extra bonus. Be sure to click her link for a better view of this beautiful card.
Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Make It Monday!

and my second Pick of the Week is...
#191 Jen Leeflang

I love this image and Jen's coloring brings this beautiful girl to life. Her card is called Butterfly Kisses and I hope you'll pop over and take a closer look at it.
Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Make It Monday! 

I'm entering my art journal page in the All Crafts Challenge - February/March.
 Have a fabulous week!
Lisa xx


Ginger said...

Checking out your card from Make it Monday! I love how you colored this image! Thanks for sharing the details! Awesome job!

Sarah said...

What a fabulous page Lisa. the colours are beautiful and the end result stunning!! xx

Rene said...

Wow!!!! This is amazing!
Rene :D

Pia S said...

Love this style, Lisa! And I love the mix of purples and blues, so beautiful!

butterfly said...

Such a cool page... you've created a real sense of depth and distance within the frame - so clever, and so pretty!
Alison x

Chrissy said...

Stunning Lisa..have been looking at a lot of videos lately on u-tube using Gelatos and really tempted to get some.
Your journaling page is just gorgeous and I love the colours and fabulous fussy cutting..Fabulous P'sOTW too..


Sue Lelli said...

WOW, Lisa! LOVE this page! The colors, the vines and those black flowers with the words - just Fantastic!

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Your page is awesome , Lisa
and your tutorial for the colouring is so clear ..
Jen and Lola presented beautiful cards too . Great PsOTW.
hugs Shirley-Anne

Adventures of a Crafty Traveller said...

Hi Lisa, I love your project for this weeks Make It Monday. The colours you used are my favorites and the butterflies too! I would love to play with the Gelatos, they look like heaps of fun! It all works so well together.

Have a great week

Rachael :-)

Lisa :) said...

This is just the prettiest page I LOVE it!!! Saw you on MIM and just had to come over for a better look!

Sandy said...

Love, love, love your gorgeous mixed media artwork. Love the colours and techniques.
Two wonderful cards as your choices for POTW - lovely bright flowers to cheer someone up and that little girl is gorgeous.

Tracy said...

How fabulous! The colors just explode Lisa. Beautifully done. Thanks for another tip about using Gelatos. Hugs!

lalkygirl said...

what a stunning joural page...the colours are so vibrant it
tracey x

Jan Ltc said...

Great I popped over from Mim xx Jan

Lisa M said...

LOOOVE tutorials and lots of pictures and especially the behind the scenes look at a great project. L1, what a superb make you've created here and I loved seeing this!!!

Meihsia Liu said...

Such a fabulous page, Lisa. Love your beautiful coloring. Your POTWs are awesome! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, wow!!! Super, WOW!!
You are so talented !!
I cannot believe you made that whole cover!!
It's fabulous!! Love those colors and I am now closing my eyes so that I don't have a new crafty addiction... LOL!! :) :)
I see nothing,...!!
Hope you are having a great week!

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a pretty art journal page Lisa! Very pretty color palette and love how you colored using the Gelatos!

Asha said...

WOW!!!'ve outdone yourself! This is fabulous, my friend! Great technique.
hugs, Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

Desire Fourie said...

Lisa this is just stunningly creative. So love how you did those leaves framing your beautifully coloured image.
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Deborah Adams said...

What a beautiful page you created for your journal. :D I like the color scheme you used. Thanks for joining us at All Crafts Challenge.
Deborah ACC DT

sparklingblackrose said...

I really adore this Lisa! Thank you for joining us at my All Crafts Challenge, I hope to see you joining in again for our new challenge :-) Elaine DT-xxx-

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