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!
Shirley

31 comments:

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

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
Marja

Paula (PEP) said...

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)

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

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

Karin said...

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

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

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

greetings, Alie :-)

Felicie said...

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

Sue said...

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

Saakje said...

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.

Nan G said...

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

Bianca said...

Wow such a wonderful Art Journal Page!! Beautiful Colours

groetjes Bianca

Craftystamper said...

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

craftimamma said...

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

friemelchen said...

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

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

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

Gerrina said...

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

alexandra s.m. said...

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~

Miranda said...

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

Donna Ellis said...

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

Gay Peplow said...

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

Saakje said...

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

Anneke said...

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

Patricia said...

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

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh - dear Shirley! What awesome new pieces and this wonderful workshop makes me happy too!
AMAZING ARTWORK!
xxx
Susi



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Jacqueline said...

This is beautiful!!

Ryn Tanaka said...

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.

Darnell J Knauss said...

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

Bärbel said...

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.

Marn said...

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 :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

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!

Ellen said...

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!

Marijke said...

great page, love your drawing