Sunday, May 27, 2012

A Safe and Happy Memorial Day to Everyone

Well we enjoyed Alex's graduation party in Moline.

Visited the grave sites and placed flowers.

We worked in 3 soccer games for Erin at the Morton Soccer Tournament and I, for one, am ready to leave this horrible heat wave behind us!!!

It's only MAY for Pete's Sakes!!!

Anyway, I started these Journal pages awhile back, and received my shipment of new pens...thank you very much Ms. Kaz for the info...and proceeded to have some fun in the AC.

This is one of the end resulting pages.

I saw where Dylan was challenging people to make a page that said "I Am an Artist" and so the bubbles became a place for the letters.

This is the beginning with all the Dylusions Ink Sprays and backwashes plus a couple of stencil runs with Distress Inks.

Different day...a bit different lighting....

Then I added some Stencil work with the white acrylic paint.

And a stamp from Doodle Parts is the only stamp on these 2 pages...hmmm.

The same area now has some white pen marks....somewhere along the line I turned the Journal upside down..........I DON'T have the foggiest idea why....I just did.

And eventually, the ARTIST letters.

This was the other side, now turned around and the flowers apparently needed to be UNDER the border trimming.  But it needed more....

So I added another flower for balance and a bunch more in the way of doodles.

This was the first thing that really started the doodling on the contribution to May Flowers with the Inspiration Emporium DT group.

I've cut over 500 pieces of paper, painted dozens of wooden stars, embossed and cut metal, die-cut and sprayed tons of hearts, and hand-cut way too many pieces of Chipboard. I'm taking a few days off to have FUN with Bill!

Be well and be good to each other!!!


Products Used:
Dylusions Stencils - Chequered Dots - 5x8 
Dylusions Stamps - Doodle Parts
Distress Ink Pads - Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot


Helen said...

Gorgeous pages again, I love them!! Hope you have a good trip - and that this means we get to see more glorious photos of it!!

Karen Conner said...

You must be the funnest person ever! Your art work is so vibrant & alive! I love it.

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh, Linda, these are so fantastically colorful.... I adore them!!!

Marijane said...

I just love seeing how your journal pages begin and how they progress to the beautiful finished products! Thanks for sharing, as always. Enjoy your Memorial Day with friends and family!

Marianne/skorpionen said...

Gorgeous pages!!! Love the use of white pen! And I also love that you show the progress of your pages!
Enjoy the fun time!

Candy C said...

Very cool pages, Linda. Love the colors and design! <3 Candy

Lori said...

Gorgeous pages! Vibrant, yes, that's a great word! I LOVE peacock feathers. I just got them a week ago. Love all of that group of colors. Very nice pics of your family, you must be so proud!
Quick question about the white sharpie. Either I'm doing something are talking about the white Sharpie paint pen? I've shaken it, but yet it still seems to disappear on paper. Writes really well on the craft sheet, but on colored paper, I get nothing. Maybe I have the wrong one. lol.

Netty said...

Beautiful pages Linda and am loving your doodles. Have a great time on your holiday. xx

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