Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Listen to the Whispers of your Heart

Hello creative people !  I'm sharing my first Art Journal page today. 

I have been looking forward to getting started on an Art Journal for a while, but Summers are always busy with less time for creativity.   I was looking at several talented bloggers' Art Journal pages this week which inspired me to get started.    I had to keep telling myself that I just need to "Do" and "Don't think'.  No planning & just play.   It is fun but I'm still learning and looking forward to spending more time with it.   

I used Artistic Expressions Stamps from Chocolate Baroque and one of Design by Ryn's fabulous Texture stamps Patio Stone CM-T6 .    The Patio Stone design complimented one of the templates that I used.    I chose the expression 'Listen to the whispers of your Heart' & 'Art' as I feel my heart gets excited when I see beautiful creations.  

Eileen, who also Designs for Ryn, created a gorgeous tag with Ryn's Circle Cluster stamp.  If you get a chance, please check out her design here at Eileen's Crafty Zone.

I used several templates with white Acrylic paint, sprayed Dylusions Inks and stamped with Distress Ink.     I love to doodle, so I added the flowers in the centre & painted with a Tombow & outlined with a white Neocolor Crayon.  

I've been eyeing the Neocolor Crayons at a local art shop, but wasn't sure if I 'needed' them so I just picked up a white one.   I realize now that they are wonderful to work with & a colourful set are now on my wish list !  

Design by Ryn stamp used in above page:
Patio Stone CM-T6
Well that's all for today, thanks for your visits and kind comments they are appreciated :)
Have a great day !


Miranda said...

Hi Shirley, well you've made a great first AJ page! Like the colours and of course the patio stone(also on my list)in combi with the template, the combination with the little flower is very lovely!Will send you my wishlist for next year, LOL
warm greet Miranda

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This is gorgeous Shirley, what a great first page. The patio stone used together with the circle template go really well together, and I love the colours you've used. I keep looking at all the journals that everyone out there in blog land is making, but so far have resisited starting one myself. Looking forward to seeing the next pages.

Sue x

Karin said...

beautiful page, its gorgeous!! And the stamps you used are fantastic!

Eileen said...

I have been a silly billy lol .. I looked at this stamp on Ryn's site but was not sure how to use it .... After looking at this little beauty of a page ... I think I made a mistake in not getting it !!!
Great work ..E xx

ALIX said...

Wow Shirley, really : wow!!
Your first page is gorgeous, what a beautiful coulours, and a marvellous stamp you've used. I like to have it too!!!
Gr Alix

Darnell said...

This is really stunning, Shirley, and so you! It's full of garden greens and sunshine yellows! Fantabulous!!

maria's knutselplezier said...

waw, shirley, what a beautifull page, You are so good!!!I started a journal but I can't find the time to go further, perhaps later but now I have a lot of other things to do, I'm looking forwards to see your next page!!!


Sue said...

This is gorgeous Shirley I adore the colours they are really beautiful and thank you for the lovely comments on my blog much appreciated xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley, lol, I just finished writing on my Facebook page that you have a knack for finding other stamps and embellishments that compliment my stamps. Here you've done it again. That other circular design goes so well with it!
Great first art journal page! I know what you mean about trying to just let go and not plan it out. I have to remind myself of that every once in a while too. You did a great job :)

Anneke van Groen said...

HE Shirl...thats awsome..way to go...Art journalling is sooo much fun, just go with the flow!! xxxx

Sophie said...

Wie bezaubernd schön, liebe Shirley.
Und herrlich coloriert :-)

Ganz liebe Grüße

Shannon White said...

OMGoodness Shirley! This is one Gorgeous Art Journal! I think if I had one as lovely as this, I would be inspired everyday! 8-) Wow! 8-)


Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

A lovely AJ page Shirley, the text is so true...great colors, stamps etc...

greetings, ALie :-)

Ellen Taylor said...

What an impressive looking journal Shirley! The mix of stamps and colors are most fabulous and that sentiment is beautiful! Have a wonderful day girl!

Alda said...

Hey you miss Creativety... this first page is smashing. Wow love the color combanation and the use of the stencils. I bet now you're hooked...
XOX Alda

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Love your whispering page, love the background patterns and the color combination and the delightful middle flourish stamp.
Warm greetings Anja

Gery said...

Wow, Shirley, you created a stunning AJ page!! And what a fab colours!
Hard to believe you did this for the first time!!!!
Your work holds a promiss for the future in it.
This is really great art work.
Groetjes Gery

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
Wow what a very very nice start to your Art Journal! Wow, such a great first page, makes a statement, it is GREAT! Really pretty colours which are very vibrant, and love the nicely abstract designs and patterns throughout! And nice use of templates! REALLY pretty Shirley! Well done!
Warm greetings, Marlene

cparsons said...

This reminds me of tye dyed tshirts back in high school. I really really love it!