Wednesday, June 05, 2013

My Heart is at Home

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.  We are enjoying cooler weather, with some nice sunshine, wonderful!   I'm behind visiting blogs, I hope to catch up soon.

I like the theme for the June challenge at Art Journal Journey which is "Home", and created this page in my journal to join in.    I love to be at home either inside doing something creative or outside surrounded by our gardens and trees.    This is a 'doodle drawing' with no stamps and is meant to be whimsical.



I started by drawing the outlines with a black pigment pen.   I added colour by spraying Dylusions Inks.  I used a little dish to draw the circle for the sun and covered it when spraying.  I removed the dish, sprayed the circle yellow and somehow the colour stayed inside.   I used stencils with Distress Inks for the trees, 'grass', roof, bricks and sun.    I doodled a little more with black Pigment, white Gelly Roll & Sharpie pens.   I painted the house, flowers, cat & heart with Distress Inks on my craft mat with water & a brush.

 Stencils:  TCW (mini) Circle Explosion, Fleur DeLis, Cubist
                Panduro (Bricks)
                Huey's Masks - Circle Graph

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,
Shirley

34 comments:

Jeannette said...

WAauw,wonderful pages,beautiful colors,and i love all details in it,great!!!

Greetings Jeannette

Karin said...

It's a beautiful journal page, your drawing looks great on that sunny page
And i love the colors! Groetjes karin x

chrissies said...

It's a very beautiful page with terrific colours and images

Chrissie x

Wendy McCarthy said...

Such a bright and happy page Shirley! Love all the colours and different stencil effects you have used, it's fab. Have a great day! xxxx

Elaine said...

This is a lovely page Shirley, bright and happy as Wendy said. I am a home bird like you and I smiled when I realised how many of my art journal pins have hearts and homes in them! A really gorgeous page. have a good day. Elaine x

Alles-Art said...

Shirley, I fell in love with your page!
I love all the doodeling, all those little details that make me want to stay and discover everything on the page. And the colours.... the colours are so bright and shiny.
A really stunning page!

Best wishes
Alex

Gerrina said...

Love the colours and all the snooth lines you used! A real fest to the eyes! Warm greetings, Gerrina

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

From this gorgeous journal page, I can imagine that your garden must be an explosion of colour in the summer when all the flowers are in bloom. I love the different textures you've got going on as well.

Sue x

sheila 77 said...

This is just the sort of picture I like, happy drawings, bright colours that go together so well, and with a cat and flowers what could be better.

Paula (PEP) said...

It looks like you had great fun with this & I love the way your sun came out. All your stencils add terrific texture & your white pen work is quite scintillating.
Paula (PEP)

Beo said...

What a wonderful page! I love the colors and the house looks like a tower in a great garden. And it shows exactly what you said" Being happy at home and in your garden."
Ciao Beate

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Love your home page, it is wonderful and such a cheerful scenery, you are a lucky person with such a wonderful home!
xox Anja

Saakje said...

This is soooo nice Shirley. And you drawed and doodled all by yourself. No stamps Amazing
The colors and images are so bright and sunny like your house is!
A lot of compliments for a very talented lady. "lieve groetjes" Saakje

Nan G said...

Awesome doodling! Love your use of the various stencils. A very whimsical journal page. :) Hugs

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This page with all it´s happy color-layers, doodeling and whimisical atmosphere turned out fabulous Shirley! A warm welcome to Art Journal Journey!
I am so happy to have you with us!

xxx Susi

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

This page is just wonderful, Shirley. Great art work and doodling.

MaryH said...

Delightful & whimsical indeed it is! Love how you added the textures to your cute drawings. I'm loving these sprays, trying to improve 'my hand' at using them. (Yippee, got my water droplets stamps, gotta get going with them). This is so pretty, and certainly fit the theme for your challenge. TFS such a wonderful art piece. Hugs

Ellen said...

A wonderful whimsical page!! Love all the colors and your arty doodling! Multitalented you are girl!

Bonnie said...

Wonderful doodling! Wish I could do that!

Patricia said...

LOVE IT!!!!
Greetz Patricia

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

So lovely Shirley...and how great that your heart is at home!

kind regards, Alie :-)

Sandy said...

Hey Shirley - I love this page - the wonderful art work and colors. I have to tell you Honey Child -- my heart is at home too!
Sandy

Maria said...

Very lovely!!!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, please, Shirley, in my next life, can I live in your imagination?!!

Shirley Chillman said...

You are putting me to shame Shirley with all these gorgeous journalling creations. Another totally stunning piece. Haven't done any journalling for ages but you have inspired me to make something this weekend.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

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

Sobeautiful and lovely dear Shirley. Wonderful page and love your housewhere your hart is. Fantastic combination and colors
lovely greet and big hug
Marja

Monique said...

Wow, beautiful page. Love those bold colors. The sun really pops out. Wonderful. xx

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Very very beautiful Shirley
Great colrs and i love the house.
Greetings Janny

Valerie-Jael said...

This is a really beautiful page with fantastic colours! Valerie

Eileen said...

Oh this is great work again from you Shirley ..I just love how colourful this is and how skilled you are ... have a good weekend
Eileen xxx

Donna Ellis said...

Shirley, this is SO HAPPY! I love it - and I feel that in your dear soul, as well as in my own. That fabulous magenta sky is so real, isn't it? Can't you just see a sky that color? Ohhhh, I can - and I wonder how it manages to stay blue LOL Wonderful how the red heart is in the middle of the house, as though the house simply cannot stand on its own - it must have the heart on which to find its foundation. Lovely colors and a beautiful scene - LOVE THIS, SHIRLEY! hugs, de

Wendy McCarthy said...

I've just seen your beautiful blue and purple card in this month's Craft Stamper magazine.... congratulations!!! xxxxx

linda said...

wow, shirley, this is absolutely gorgeous! i love everything about it and it always sounds like you have so much fun using different techniques.
linda

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Wowwwww, the page is wonderful....sehr, sehr schön!

LG Carola