Monday, September 02, 2013

If You can Dream It, You can Do It

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.    I would like to welcome more new followers, thank you so much, I appreciate everyone's interest, visits and kind comments.  You sure make blogging so much fun!

The Art Journal Journey Challenge for September is "Less is More".    While Clean & Simple is not where most of my designs seem to end up, I still love to see what people can create using this style and I enjoy the challenge of one layer LIM card designs. 

A LIM Journal Page is another challenge as my pages normally have layers of colours & designs which cover every inch of the page.   My interpretation of LIM for Art Journal pages was to leave some white space and I hope this qualifies as I'm joining this month's challenge :)


I sprayed Teal, Midnight & White Dylusions onto the background.   I spritzed a little water and tipped the page to let it run both up and down.   I added a little salt to create texture.    Using Distress Inks I added design with TCW stencils - Harlequin and Tiny Circles.

I stamped with Fabulous Flourish S5449 from Hero Arts (and it IS fabulous) and Bonnie (face) C4568 from Impression Obsession.  I am an Artist is from Chocolate Baroque's Artistic Affirmations and If you can Dream it you can Do it is from CB's Words of Inspiration.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Cheers,
Shirley

45 comments:

  1. Beautiful work, Shirley, with the subtle stamping as background and the face as focal point.

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  2. just A*M*A*Z*I*N*G!
    I love this Shirley!

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  3. Oh My !! Just Gorgeous!! I wanted you to know that when I was trying to pick my favourite designer to copy, you were at the very top of my list with Kristi. The only problem was, I can't do what you do, and can almost do what she does. I think that's part of why I love your work so much,it's so unique!

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  4. Wow this is so special. A fantastic WORK OF ART!!!!!! Anneke.

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  5. Wonderful page Shirley, I love the colours, too. Valerie

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  6. Love, love, love this page!!!!
    Dot x

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  7. Shirley this is gorgeous - I like the "Less is More" and the "Clean and Simple" styles. I find your journal pages one of the best that I have ever seen. Can you tell I like it!!
    Sandy

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  8. Oh WOW Shirley, this is stunning, I love what you've done. This is my kind of LIM, just enough, but not to much. Great colours too.

    Sue x

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  9. WOW that is very impressive. Love how you introduced the face in the wonderful blue background. It looks really magical.
    Big hugs Anja

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  10. As usual another stunner Shirley! gorgeous huggles hun Sue xxx

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  11. This is phenomenal Shirley! I had to pin this! Love the flourishes for hair!! Stunning and inspiring!! Hope your long weekend was fabulous!
    Big hugs
    Ellen

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  12. Lovely. I like that flourish, and I have to say, this is the first 'face' image that I've really liked. It's a 'pretty' one, rather than what I'm used to seeing. IO does fab stamps. Quality products. TFS

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  13. Wow Shirley , yes you are a real ARTIST, this page is so amazing, I really love it , what a great lady , did you create!! wonderfull!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  14. WOWZERONI this is realy GEORGEOUS!!!! Love the face and the colouring BEAUTIFULL!!!!!
    Greetz Patricia

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  15. You certainly are an artist Shirley ... beautiful.

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  16. Stunning Shirley--you are very talented

    Love Chrissie x

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  17. I also love the two extreme styles: the LIM and the colourful and full projects...
    Think this one is verry strong! The sentiment works perfect with this tranquil lay-out!
    It´s going to be sunny here this way again, so I´ll be a lot in the garden and my hobbyroom this week! Sunny and inky greetings, Gerrina

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  18. Meine Güte, Shirley...
    das ist fantastisch.
    Die wundervollen Farben, und es sieht so magisch aus.
    Eine excellente Arbeit.

    Liebe Grüße von Sophie xx

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  19. The way your two texts balance each other & the harlequin patterning works beautifully & I love the way her face is just peeking out from the colours & textures, it's as if the artist is just emerging through through her creative endeavours. Love the touches of green midst the gluey purples.
    Paula (PEP)
    PS LIM is not an easy one at all but I rather like your interpretation.

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  20. Oh this is so beautiful Shirley! Love that pretty face in the middle with the flourishes around the edge. Fave colours too....Superb! xxx

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  21. What a great style Shirley!!! A joy to watch and discover everything!

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  22. Less IS more on this! Very pretty, Shirley! xo

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  23. Less colors, great subject!

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  24. LOVE your less is more and it really is MORE Dxx

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  25. Breathtaking dear Shirley. I LOVE IT SO MUCH. Beautiful your wgite pieces and you created such a beautiful balance in it. This is really my fav with the face in it.
    Lovely greet and big hug
    MARJA

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  26. Your page is dreamy and very beautiful!

    I found the Less is More theme a big challenge and will keep trying to work at it...

    oxo

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  27. wow gorgeous page, love it!
    Groetjes Karin x

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  28. Das ist eine super, super schöne Seite! Sie ist ein Traum!!!
    LG Barbara

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  29. Hi teamie, wow you've made such an amazing AJ page with these stamps! Love it, great job xx Miranda

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  30. Shirley this is simply gorgeous! I just love how the lady is the centre of it all - dreamy colours, beautiful image and wonderfully underused page. I love it!
    Sorry my visits are somewhat erratic - hope you forgive me!
    Juliaxx

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  31. Hi Shirley!
    Just wanted to stop by and thank you for your recent visit to my blog! Thank you for the sweet comment! I've been looking at your amazing work and it is so beautiful! I love your ink techniques,just stunning!

    Ps. I also think all of your kitties are adorable!

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  32. What a gorgeous page with the face emerging from that vibrant splash of colour.

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  33. Yes, you are an amazing artist!
    what a beautiful image and colours! liked it
    nagaonkarshilpa.blogspot.in

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  34. Mich begeistern die wunderbaren Stempel und Farben auf der Journal-Seite, das ist großartig!

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  35. Must save and make similar journal cover! This is totally outstanding in every way! Thanks for sharing! Nelda Deakins

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  36. Yes, Shirley, you are an artist, that's for sure!
    This page is really stunning!

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  37. Stunning!!! I love the blue colors.
    Very nicely done!

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  38. So many amazing details, Shirley! And yet still LIM! Love that face!

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  39. Such a simple, yet very expressive page! I love the background stenciling and the focus on the face. Well done!
    Greets, Manu

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  40. Wow, that looks so good, this wonderful face on the faboulos background. Great artwork,I love it!
    Greatings
    Sabine

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