Saturday, January 26, 2013

A Leaning Lady

Happy Weekend everyone ! 

I have another Art Journal page to share.   I have no idea why I drew this lady leaning, it wasn't a planned page, I was just 'going with the flow'.  

The quote "Listen to the Whispers of your Heart" is from Chocolate Baroque's Artistic Expressions set.   It's such a coincidence that I chose these words as a book I ordered arrived at my door step the very same day I created this page.     In the book the artist talks a lot about listening to the whispers of her heart and what it's trying to say and where it was leading her.   

I used Neocolor crayons (water based) to colour her face & hair.  I used the one & only Tattered Angels Glam that I own (it was a gift, she knew I like this colour!) for her blouse.  You can't see the sheen & texture of it on this photo.   I stamped one of the designs from Chocolate Baroque's  Textured Fragment set with Salty Ocean on her blouse over the Glam paint.  I had to use a heat gun to get it to dry over the glaze.

I used acrylic paint on the background, stamped  Sea Bubbles by Design by Ryn with Sepia Versafine Ink around the parameter, it's a new pad which smudged here & there.  I also used several TCW stencils with Distress Inks and with the Frenzied Flower stencil I used blue Inkagold.

Well that's all for today, thanks for stopping by & enjoy your weekend!


  1. This is awesome dear Shirley. Love this page very much. Beautiful work and beautiful use of the stencils.
    lovely greet, nice weekend and big hug

  2. Superbly put together & she looks right leaning somehow......... The touches of sepia really pick out her hair colour & I love the bright aqua blouse with the CB pattern.
    Paula (PEP)

  3. I love all the uses of the masks and fragment stamps, together with Ryn's, they work really well. The lady looks as though she has just popped up from hiding behind some bushes.

    Have a great weekend.

    Sue x

  4. its gorgeous, a beautiful use of stamps, templates and colors! Have a great weekend! Greetings Karin

  5. What a great page Shirley...lovely background for the lady...did you draw her, yourself?? She looks great!

    greetings, Alie :-)

  6. This page is so beautifil Shirley.You have made a great background for the lady.

  7. Love the colours Shirley they are gorgeous and I adore the background its all fab !!! huggles hun Sue x

  8. Hi Shirley
    You are such a talented lady. Just drawing such a nice image. And after that you made a beautiful design with all the paints and inks. The colours are so well choosen. I love it.
    "Lieve groetjes" Saakje.

  9. Beautiful! Great colors and design. Inka Gold you say? Wow, I learn something new everyday in blog land. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Wow such a wonderful Art Journal Page!! Beautiful Colours

    groetjes Bianca

  11. Amazing! The leaning lady seems to be listening for the whispered message. Have a wonderful weekend.

  12. This is a beautiful page Shirley. I love all the texture effect from the fragment stamps and mask and the colours are lovely. Hugs Lesley Xx

  13. Das ist eine wundervolle Seite, der Hintergrund ist faszinierend schön!

  14. Really wonderful Shirley!
    The background is amazing for the beautiful lady, I love the spring feeling.
    Wish you a nice sunday,
    hugs Anja

  15. Great page! Love how you used the bubbles-stamp in a total different way! Great warm colors and a beautiful background for this lovely lady! Hugs, Gerrina

  16. What a beautiful composition Shirley!
    and your work on backgrounds is super inspiring!!
    Thanks for taking the time to visit me and leave such a nice comment ;-)

    Greetings from the Windy City~

  17. Hi teamie, you've been playing with the Shirley colours and I can see you've enjoyed it. It has become a lovely page and sometimes we have to lean.......that's OK......and sometimes it's also good to have a shoulder to lean to.......but going with the flow is always a right thing to do!
    warm greet, Mirandaxx

  18. Shirley, you keep astounding me with your beautiful artwork. This leaning girl is marvelous! Her eyes speak volumes. Are they the mirrors of your own dear soul? They are so pretty, deep, and colorfully kind. I also like the soulful gardeny background. xo

  19. HI Shirley, Lovely to be here with you again, you have been very busy and created some stunning art work. I have missed visiting you. Congratulations on your DT position with CB well deserved, hugs Gay xx

  20. Hi again Shirley.
    I forgot to tel you that I love your Gerbera and Thistle card. Also you made such a nice tutorial. I'm sure I will try it some day. Thank you for sharing all this. "Lieve groetjes" Saakje

  21. Wow, awesome page! Love the colors and that lady looks marvelous.

  22. Hello,
    I am so glad you found me, because now i found you
    Your work is BEAUTIFULL!!!!
    Kind regrads Patricia from Holland

  23. Oh - dear Shirley! What awesome new pieces and this wonderful workshop makes me happy too!


  24. Hey Shirley, I am really liking the combination of your ladies and backgrounds. Your work with the stencils and stamps is inspiring! Quite a coincidence about the book and quote as well.

  25. What a glorious page, Shirley! A really stunning illustration! I like that she is leaning. It gives the feeling that she really is listening to her heart and going with the flow by not standing straight and rigid. xxoo

  26. Wow, die Gestaltung des Hintergrundes mit Stempeln und Schablonen in solch' wunderbaren Farben, das ist großartig; die Karte sieht so toll aus!
    Danke für den lieben Kommentar auf meinem Blog, ich freue mich sehr darüber.

  27. Hi Shirley! What a very very gorgeous art journal page again! Wow really love it, so pretty with those amazing colours again, the blues, greens and yellows and the blends! The pretty lady is so neat, and the leaning is a nice touch, gives her a lot of character, she is rising out of the pretty blue flowers and listening ... very nicely made, love those gorgeous soulful eyes! EXCELLENT work, beautiful artwork!
    Warm greetings! Marlene :)

  28. Wow! This pretty lady is beautifully drawn, and I love the sea of green all around her. You have such a talent, Shirley!

    PS - thank you so much for your visits to my blog; I so appreciate you!

  29. Holy! You can draw. Do I see a stamp line coming soon? Love the way she pops out out the green! Brilliant work my friend!
    Bug Hugs!

  30. great page, love your drawing


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