Saturday, November 03, 2012

Just having Fun !

Happy Weekend !

I'm brave to share this Art Journal page.    My intention for the page was to look 'funky' but it could be mistaken for one of my drawings when I was 5 years old :)     

I was happy as a child while spraying inks, using molding paste for 'brick's', acrylic paint for the clouds, Viva Inka Gold for the 'shingles' and drawing with a Pen & crayons !  Well they are Watercolor Neocolor Crayons, so not the children's type.  I used several stencils as well.

The 'Happy & Joy" expressions are stamped with Black Stazon ink & are from Chocolate Baroque's - Artistic Expressions Set.

I showed this page to my husband and he asked - "what's it for?"  My answer - "for me,  I was just having fun".

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend !


Sue said...

I love it Shirley!! gorgeous vibrant colours and I love just doing things for me lol huggles hun xxxxx

maria's knutselplezier said...

Having fun is olways nice and very important!!! And when you make such a beautifull, sunny ,page, you have my blessing, Shirley!!!

Have a great sunday!!!

Shannon White said...

Oh what a Fabulous Art Journal page Shirley!! Love all the fun patterns and vivid colors! So Bright and cheery! Love it! 8-)


Karin said...

wow its gorgeous! and the most important thing is that you are having fun while you are creating! Have a great sunday!

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

I can see that you have had fun with making this journal Shirley. Beautiful and a marvelous splsh of colors. Love it.
nice Sunday and big hug

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This is gorgeous Shirley, lots of vibrant colours. It certainly gives a feel of a nice sunny day, which it's not here at the moment.

Hope your having a great weekend.

Sue x

Miranda said...

Hi Shirley, sometimes it's so good to only have fun without expecting a certain result......we don't do that often mmm? I like your page and the I can see the pleasure in it! You did use a lot of mediums and that's nice!
I've got a nice stamp with a quote that say: “We do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing!”
So you did!
big hug and warm greet Mirandaxx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

A great page really looks as if you had great fun,...hihi and a hubbie doen't always understand his wife :-)

greetings, Alie

ALIX said...

Hi Shirley!
What a lot of materials and styles did you use! I love it!
And your little "discusion" with your husband made me laugh, here it is the same, sometimes...But I DO understand you: it is for the joy and fun that we make our little things, isn't it?!
Warm greetings, ALix

Darnell said...

It doesn't surprise me to hear that you have been happily designing and getting inky since you were five years old! It's wonderful that you still carry that love of creating in your heart and keep in touch with your inner five-year-old. (She's a hoot and quite the artist!)

I'll be by around 5 p.m. for a couple Screwballs with sugar! LOL!

Yvonne Spikmans - Van Bruggen said...

It looks like fun too!! That's the most important thing, having fun while you are crafting!! And I love all the colors!!
Thanks for your comment on my blog!
Many greetings, Yvonne

Sophie said...

Oh, Shirley, ich finde dein "Spaß" ist dir wunderbar gelungen.
Eine richtig fröhliche bunte Karte in dieser grauen Herbstzeit.
Ganz liebe Grüße xx

Alda said...

Love it Shirl,Love the colors and the houses..It so funny because a friend of mine askes the same thing, whats it for..or what are you going to do with it... I think you wont understand unless you know how much fun it is to play with inks and paints.. I,ve been journaling this weekend at Annekes.
Will post the results at my blog.

Bonnie said...

It's wonderful that you had so much fun doing this beautiful work!

Ellen Taylor said...

Love it Shirley! The vibrant neony colors are fantastic! Creativity at it's best~it's so much fun to play just because and the results are a showing it was a happy one! All is well here and I hope the same for you!
i am happy that our evil snow melted today!!Yipee!
Big Hugs,

Vicky Hayes said...

It glows with fun Shirley! This is what creativity is all about!

Donna Ellis said...

Isn't it GREAT letting the inner child come out? I like it! And of course, your signature of vibrant colors! So cute!

craftystamper said...

Great inner child work Shirley. Fantastic as usual. Have a great weekend

Marn said...

What a beautiful page Shirley! Very very fun and absolutely funky! It is such a pleasure to look at, it is so cheerful! WELL DONE! Looking forward to your next page! :):)

Warm greetings,