Friday, May 15, 2015

Words of Gratitude

Hello everyone, I hope you've had a great week.  

I've started to work in a smaller (5 1/2" x 7") Art Journal with lose pages that I'll hook together with metal rings.  At some point I will make covers.   I haven't had time (or Mojo) to be in my craft room lately, but I did manage to have some fun playing with different mediums to create this page:

I used the following mediums but can't remember the exact steps as I was 'going with the flow'.
  • mixed media paper
  • Liquitex Acrylic Inks and water
  • circle stencil with Gesso and sand texture paste.
  • pen & Acrylic ink (around some circles)
  • black acrylic paint with Design by Ryn's Floral Spiral Stencil
  • acrylic paints
  • Silks Acrylic Glaze
  • Distress Crackle Paint. 
  • I added glitter and micro beads with Gel Medium

The words are from Chocolate Baroque's Words of Gratitude set.

You can see the glitter in the close ups below:

It's Victoria Day long weekend here, enjoy!
Take care,


  1. As always a wonderful colour combo Shirley and I can imagine just how lovely those sparkles look in the flesh.

    Hope you have a good holiday weekend.

    B x

  2. Your journal page is wonderful, love the colours and the words, too! Hugs, Valerie

  3. Hey Shirley, happy long weekend to you! Glad you and fun going with the flow with this piece. I love the feeling when I am able to do that :) Beautiful result. Sending big hugs!!!

  4. You seem to be having fun exploring your artistic side at the moment. Love your page and the gorgeous colours you've used for it. Great sentiment used too. Have a great weekend.

    Sue xx

  5. What a great , gorgious project dear Shirley I love it!! Great structure and colours!!!!

    Have a nice weekend!!

  6. What a lovely mixed media journal design with the glitter and micro beads.

    Hugs Diane

  7. I'm very much enjoying seeing the different types of art you are making.
    The words are so true.

  8. Great work Shirley. Nice to see you dabbling into art journaling. It is tough when your mojo takes a hike isn't it? I have been trying to make a card for someone this week. Finally got there on the 7th attempt just when I wanted to give up! Have a good long weekend. Elaine x

  9. How lovely with all the purples, lavenders and blue. Gorgeous texture, as well! Have a lovely weekend!

  10. Wonderful art journal composition! I love the brilliant colors and texture.
    xox Anja

  11. What a beautiful work Shirley. I have the card made larger. so I could see the breads. Thank you for the sweet message. It does us very good. Janny xxx

  12. A page with vibrant colours and that bit of bling bling...very nice Shirley!
    Enjoy the weekend, Alie :-)

  13. A wonderful mixture of colours, textures and sparkle Shirley - LOVE LOVE LOVE the result!
    Have a happy weekend - Sylvia xx

  14. Beautiful Shirley gorgeous colours and texture have a lovely weekend huggles Sue xx

  15. What a beautiful mixture of colours and textures Shirley and it will be great to make up a book when you have finished all the pages. Have a great long weekend. x

  16. Wowza, what a great journal page! It really pops and makes a statement. Love the embellishments.

  17. Really gorgeous!! Love the colours and yummy textures, just beautiful and it certainly looks as if you had your mojo for this one!

  18. Absolutely fabulous page! Great composition with wonderful colours! I really like your work "comming in flow"!!

  19. Love the colour tones Shirley, mojo is bad, I can relate to that but nice to see your work.xx...have a lovely weekend...
    luv aNNie
    {aNNie My Personal Blog}

  20. So sorry that I haven't been around for weeks. You've been very creative during this time and created wonderful works :)
    Wish you a nice weekend.

  21. Love love love this fabulous page, Shirley! Great textures and colours.
    Mar xx

  22. A really amazing page Shirley with wonderful mix of colours and textures

    Love Chrissie xx

  23. And a stunning page it is Shirley. Great idea to use loose pages and then add altogether later.

    Have a great weekend x x

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  24. Looks like you had fun making this; it looks beautiful! And I can understand if the weather is good and no presure for making things in tome it is good to take a break and start later fresh :)
    Enjoy the sunday! Hugs, Gerrina

  25. Ooh fabulous! Lovely colours and textures, the microbeads are great! Xx

  26. What a fabulous spread, and I'm all over that wonderful quote. So true!

  27. love your colors textures and design! great journal page

  28. This is lovely teamie and great structures, so much to see.......I am glad that you had some playing mojo is also not what it was......but there is so much going on in my life....maybe that's why. big hug, Mirandaxx

  29. Beautiful Shirley, great colors and I love the use of the microbeads!
    Groetjes Karin x

  30. Your going with the flow resulted in a gorgeous page, Shirley! Hope you enjoyed the holiday!

  31. Your page is stunning and fabulous Shirley ! Wow, so much is going on, I keep looking ! Greetings, Enny

  32. This is really beautiful and the message is wonderful too Shirley.
    I like the idea of working on loose leaf journal pages and have some pages that could use my attention.


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