Sunday, September 16, 2012

Garden Art Journal Page

Good morning !  I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend.  I had a great day yesterday teaching at Crop Circles.   Helen, the owner, has a wonderful group of loyal & creative ladies that come out for the fun.   Each participant created 6 cards, we enjoyed a delicious lunch & I came home tired & happy !    I also purchased some new fabulous 'goodies', including beautiful new Christmas stamps by Penny Black.   

I'm sharing my second Art Journal page today.  It's so much fun to 'play' & create and it's nice that I keep this work for me.   This page 'feels' like my garden where I can go to Dream and look at the Beauty of the flowers & texture of plants.   I included one of Ryn's Moth's which you can find here at Designs by Ryn


I used Dylusions Inks, Distress Inks, white Acrylic Paint, Templates and Rubber Stamps to create this page.   I also highlighted a little with a white Neocolor crayon.

Stamps:
Designs by Ryn - Tsuki (Moth) CM-B5
Hero Art - S5154 Three Ferns (embossed with gold)
Rubber Stamped - A1102E Fern (hard to see with ink blended over)
Chocolate Baroque - Artistic Expressions (Dream, Imagine, Beauty)

Templates:
Crafters Workshop - TCW226s mini Leaf Frame & TCW278s Circle Explosion
'Stencil It' book - 'trellis' & butterfly

That's all for now, thanks for your visit and have a great day !
Shirley

22 comments:

Karin said...

wow i love it!he colors are beautiful and i love the stamps you used en all the details off it!! Have a nice sunday!!

maria's knutselplezier said...

Waw, what a beautifull page again, Shirley, love your colours and back ground!!!It's really wonderfull, a real dream!!!

Greetings
Maria

Alie said...

An amazing AJ page Shirley...great background for the lovely stylish golden leaves!!! Lots to see and admire!

greetings, Alie :-)

Sophie said...

Das sieht so klasse aus, die Farben, der Hintergrund, die ganze Szene ist wundervoll.
Ich liebe es, wie du mit allen Komponenten spielst.
Und ich bin ganz verliebt in die goldenen Blätter, Shirley, das sieht einfach traumhaft aus.

Liebe Grüße xoxo

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Shirley and yesterday I placed my first order for some Ryn stamps lol so I'm really looking forward to receiving them. huggles hun xxxxxxxxxxx

Tracey said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this journal page Shirley!!! I just made a tag with the same HA stamp and same colours lol...great minds think alike lol!

Eileen said...

Every time I see your super duper pages I want to get cracking with mine... One day I will!!! Gorgeous work here Shirley ... Sounds like you had a great time yesterday!
E xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

fabulous page .. fabulous artwork here on your blog! I have to become a follower...AMAZING!

xxx from AUSTRIA

Susi/froebelsternchen

Miranda said...

Hi Shirley, love you AJ page and can visualize your garden! I always love those different shades of green, great work! warm greet Mirandax

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Great that your teaching at the ladies were a success. Your page is gorgeous. Lovely colors and lovely combination. Great and wonderful work dear Shirley.
Lovely greet
Marja
(marjascreativity)

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley, it's great to see you having fun with your journal pages. This one definitely reminds me of a garden with all of the layers and textures that you used. I was in my grandfather's garden today pulling out a forest of weeds.
Glad to hear that your class went well. Wow, six cards each sounds like a lot! No wonder you were so busy with prep work.
As always, it's a delight to see what you're up to :)
Ryn

Ellen said...

Sounds like a good time had by all at your class! A beautiful work of art Shirley! Love the gorgeous color choices and the depth of color! Incredible girl! I always find something inspiring here!

Craftystamper said...

I saw your journal in person and it is absolutely gorgeous! You are such a talented lady. Have a wonderful week. Sorry I had to miss your class for my reunion.

Sue said...

Hi Shirley the SplodgeAway mat is absolutely brilliant Eileen Godwin loves it and Barbara Gray of Clarity Stamps wouldnt be without it if you want anymore info about it just ask and yes they will post them overseas too xxxx

Ted and Helen Howard said...

Shirley,Thanks so much for being a passionate, caring, creative, teacher at Cropcircles.The girls had a great time and are looking forward to you teaching November 3rd for our annual Christmas class.
Your journal is absolutely gorgeous and I like how you put all the colours together and the mixed media you used to create it.You are so talented and very artistic.Hugs to you Shirley.
Helen

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Again an amazing creation. Love how you created the brilliant page
with flowers & texture of plants. Really beautiful.
Hugs Anja

Gay Peplow said...

Hi Shirley, As you have probably gathered I'm catching up LOL
This page is really lovely, you've managed to get a lot of layers and depth of colour! It's just like a glade in the jungle with the butterfly is in the perfect place :0) Gay x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Another gorgeous page for your journal Shirley, lovely colours and as you say great to keep this for you. Sounds like you had a great time at the weekend with a very successful lesson.

Mum and I had to cut our trip short, we got back today.

Sue x

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
What a very very beautiful art journal page!! Wow I just love this, very very gorgeous colours and what a nice page to look at, it "leads the eye" around the page, so nice! Beautifully vibrant and indeed makes one think of beautiful gardens! Really pretty moth! very nice! and love the ferns! The colours are SO nice! Love it! Can't wait to see more pages :):)
Warm greetings! Marlene :)

Petra Tillmann said...

This page is beautiful, Shirley! Love the golden accents!

Saakje said...

Hi Shirley! A bit of a late reaction because of my silly browser!
This journal page has beautiful colours, which are my favourites!
You have designed a very beautiful background for this page, and you finished it with the nice stamps! Beautiful!
Hug from Saakje :)

Julia S-W said...

I seem to be on catch up here Shirley - sorry! Lots on over the last few weeks and I'm just not doing what I love which is visiting people on their blogs.
Your background here is totally beautiful and has such depth of both colour and images. Adding the gorgeous butterfly finishes it all beautifully. Wonderful.
Juliaxx