Saturday, January 11, 2014

Art Journal Journey - Silence

Hello everyone,

I have an Art Journal page today for this months' Art Journal Journey challenge - Silence.     I enjoy silence very much, I don't like a lot of noise for extended periods.    I like silence in the garden, when I'm sleeping, reading, creating and when sitting by the water enjoying the view.     My Journal page is a underwater scene where I imagine it's very silent.


The background is Dylusions inks (London Blue, Vibrant Turquoise, Calypso Teal & Linen).

I added pattern with TCW Stencils:  Circle Explosion & Coral with Mowed Lawn and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks

Design by Ryn stamps:
  Sea Bubbles - stamped in white pigment ink, highlighted with Gelly Roll pens
  Rising Bubbles - stamped with Colbalt Archival Ink, painted and highlighted
  Seaweed Set - open design, stamped with Colbalt Ink and highlighted with a white Gelly Roll pen
  Kelp - stamped with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink
  School of Fish - stamped with Colbalt Ink
  Wanda (the Angel fish) & Seahorse Set - coloured with Tombow markers & decoupaged

Voice of the Sea is by Impression Obsession ( C5053)

If you would like a chance to win my blog candy, please leave a comment at this post here.  I'll make the draw on January 17, 2014.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,
Shirley

52 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful page, I am sure it is silent deep under the sea! Valerie

Miranda said...

Hi Shirley, wow you've made a beautiful under water scene! Like you I enjoy also silence.....and from time to time I really need that! hugs and have a nice Sunday, xxMiranda

Sandy said...

Gorgeous art work Shirley - love the colors and the water droplets. One big sigh for a beautiful journal page.
Sandy

Sue said...

The colours are stunning Shirley and it looks so peaceful. I'm like you I love quiet even when I'm walking the dog LOL huggles Sue xxx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

I love silence too Shirley, and your journal page oozes peace, calm and quiet.
Fabulous colouring as always, and an amazing underwater scene. LOVE it!
Sylvia xx

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Awesome page in a cheerful mood, love the combination of stamps and colors.
Wish you a nice peaceful weekend,
big hugs Anja

Pat said...

I adore this underwater scene. The stencils add depth to the background and I particularly like the sea bubbles in that soft white which stands out against the darker blue.
I love the way you have coloured the Seahorses and the Angel Fish and decoupaged them. This has a real Wow factor. x

Nan G said...

You sure do rock the backgrounds when you use those blues and greens! Fab page!

Sue Marrazzo said...

Thanks for the lovely post!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I can just imagine that, too, Shirley! It's beautiful!! I may use this for inspiration for a card with my seahorse stamps! I hope you are enjoying your weekend ~ and some quiet! Hugs, Darnell

Jeannette said...

WOW Shirley ,Awesome Pages,wonderful colors,stamps and backround,this gives a beautiful mood under the sea its georgus,iam swimming to much together under the sea,and its wonderful feeling for me :-)
Your page remind me back for this.

Have a great sunday :-)


Greetings Jeannette

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Marvelous page Shirley. colors, stamping, quote , textures, layers ..everything is so beautiful!

maria's knutselplezier said...

So beautiful ,Shirley , I've just ordened these stamps in Canada, because I neededsome more underwater stamps you give me good inspiration, thank you very much!!!

Have a great week!!

Greetings
Maria

chrissies said...

This is stunning Shirley and I am sure it will be a beautiful and silent place deep under the sea.

Love Chrissie x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is a wonderful page - I can feel the silence and as always I adore your composition and colors -
AMAZING Shirley!
I am very happy that you join it with us at AJJ!
Thanks a lot !

Happy Sunday!
hugs

Susi

Patricia said...

SOOOOO BEAUTIFUL Shirley!!!!!
Greetz Patricia

Annemie said...

Gorgeous page Shirley!
I love your creations, wonderful...
I became a follower of your blog.

Have a nice sunday,
Annemie.

kaybee said...

Picture perfect tranquility - and my favourite colours too! Kay

Willy said...

How I love your silence page, beautiful colors!!

Wendy McCarthy said...

A beautiful page Shirley, I love Ryn's underwater stamps and you have made a gorgeous scene with them! xxx

LonettA said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Great these colours and I love these little details! Wonderful composition!

aussie aNNie said...

I love Silence too Shirley, hate noise of any kind, and you and I are so similar in that way...lovely creations and I am enjoying your work...[seeing I just don't have the time to play].xx

Donna Ellis said...

A beautiful page commemorating Silence, Shirley - such pretty, rich colors, and your stamped images placed perfectly in your design! I am always impressed by people, like you, who can fussy cut images so exactly - those seahorses in partciular look outstanding! Thanks for sharing, Shirley. hugs, de

Crafting Queen said...

Such a wonderful journal page. Love the colours and the images you used. HOpe you and your furry ones have a great week.

Gerrina said...

Love the colours and the seahorses! It´s a page to look longer at and enjoy the new things you find... Have a good week, inky greetings, Gerrina

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Ohwwwww gorgeous make Shirley with the lovely stamps...You've created a great under the see scenery!
It looks so happy :-)

Astrid Maclean said...

What a stunning creation Shirley, those blue tones are so beautiful, serene and peaceful, they express silence so well! A really gorgeous spread!!

Lindeke said...

What a great page Shirley!! I like the airbubbles, all the details and.... everything about this page!!!
Gr, Linda

Ryn Tanaka said...

Shirley, you do such a great job with Rising Bubbles! I love how you add a bit of another colour in them to make them stand out. You created a great scene with all of those stamps. It does feel peaceful. Of course that stencil fits so well in there too. You're awesome! Thank you :)

Saakje said...

Shirley, this is soooo nice Really gorgious. And the design with the several details are so wonderfull.
You made it so realistic. It is like you can see the seahorses swimming A beautiful card made by a very talented lady. "lieve groetjes"" Saakje

Greta said...

Oh how gorgeous, Shirley! Your backgrounds are always stunning!

Alex said...

What a peaceful page, Shirley! I love your underwater world!

Cole Meyer said...

So peaceful and serene. Your water bubbles are so real looking. Your work is always such an inspiration. Love looking it over!!!

MaryH said...

I am really liking this coral with your underwater scene. Loved the sentiment you used here, so very perfect with the silence theme, and your beautiful dylusions colors. Great use of Ryn's stamps too. Love those bubbles!!! TFS & Hugs.

Shirley said...

Very beautiful and I like it quiet too! Love those bubbles and the patterns in the background too. Because of YOU I bought some stencils to see what I could do. You the queen of lovely and beautiful backgrounds!!

Shirley said...

See what I mean, more of your beautiful stencil backgrounds. While I look at this I am going into my workspace and getting out the stencils so I don't forget them.

I really like what you did with the fan colors and your central image is gorgeous!

CS-CreativArt said...

Soooo beautiful page, love it!

craftimamma said...

What a beautiful page Shirley. Wonderful colours and such an impression of serenity. This sounds really bad, lol, but I think silence is the thing I miss most since my OH retired last April. He doesn't seem able to just sit in the quiet and always has to have the TV on. The minute he's out the door to take the dog for a walk I switch the TV off and revel in the peace for half an hour, lol!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Janny said...

Wonderful> Greetings Janny

sheila 77 said...

I love your cards, Shirley, but I also enjoy it when you show us your Art journal. Yes, it would be silent under the sea, and this is a fabulous page with the sea-horses and the very thoughtful looking fish and all the sea-weedy patterns.

Zoe said...

Wow! Stunning page Shirley, fabulous colours and layout, really beautiful xx

joy steels said...

Beautifulx

Beo said...

This page ist great! Especially those wonderful little purple drops with its reflectiones!
Ciao Beate

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Wowwwwwww, so schön. Eine tolle und stille Unterwasserwelt. Beautiful, I love it.

LG Carola

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh, I sure like silence a lot too. Television gets on my nerves mostly, and my family all seem to not be able to get by without it. LOL

Love how realistic those water bubbles are on your art journal page, Shirley. This looks very serene.

Margik said...

Love it! This page ist great with fabulous colours. Really gorgeous!

Karin said...

wow this is gorgeous!!
Groetjes Karin x

linda said...

gorgeous! i love the colours and how you've created the scene with all the different elements.

Cathy said...

So beautiful, I love the colours, Cathy x

Shirley Chillman said...

I love silence too Shirley. It is so peaceful where I live at the moment that when I eventually go back to the UK I will truly miss it.

Fabulous magical make.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

~*~Patty S said...

Such a gorgeous and tranquil underwater scene you've created...
I can feel the silence
AND
the bubbles look so realistic too!
oxo

Silvia(Barnie) said...

I really love this page.