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:

sheila 77 said...

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

froebelsternchen Susi said...

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

Shona said...

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!

annekescardart said...

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

Valerie-Jael said...

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

Creations by Shirl said...

Stunning art piece Shirley!

AngelicaS said...

WOW!!! LOVE IT!!

Dots Dabbles said...

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

Sandy said...

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

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

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

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

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

Sue said...

As usual another stunner Shirley! gorgeous huggles hun Sue xxx

Nan G said...

Wow! Love this page.

Ellen said...

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

MaryH said...

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

maria's knutselplezier said...

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

Patricia said...

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

Claudia said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!!!

Shirley Chillman said...

You certainly are an artist Shirley ... beautiful.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

chrissies said...

Stunning Shirley--you are very talented

Love Chrissie x

Gerrina said...

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

Sophie said...

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

Liebe Grüße von Sophie xx

Paula (PEP) said...

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.

Wendy McCarthy said...

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

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

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

Donna Ellis said...

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

Plume said...

Less colors, great subject!

Dawn said...

LOVE your less is more and it really is MORE Dxx

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

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

~*~Patty S said...

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

Karin said...

wow gorgeous page, love it!
Groetjes Karin x

Barbara B. said...

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

Miranda said...

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

Beo said...

That's just great!!

Julia S-W said...

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

Kristi Schurr said...

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!

Tracy said...

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

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Yes, you are an amazing artist!
what a beautiful image and colours! liked it
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Bärbel said...

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

Nelda said...

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

Eifelwicht said...

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

LonettA said...

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

Bonnie said...

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

Maelchen said...

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

Little Artbee said...

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