Saturday, July 23, 2011

Art Journal - Spread Your Wings

When I saw there was an Art Journaling project being run over at Splendid Stamping with The Greeting Farm, I just had to sign up.  This week's assignment is to create a 2 page spread with the theme Spread Your Wings.  I've decided to challenge myself in other ways along the journey, and the first thing I wanted to tackle is this obsessive habit I have of re-doing things when they're not exactly right.  I don't mean to say that my final products are perfect, far from it!  I just mean that I usually colour an image several times before I settle on one final attempt to add to a card.  I've learnt a lot over the past year or so just by doing this, but it's definitely time to break the habit!

I also wanted to practice using Prismacolor pencils on kraft (Crumb Cake) cardstock.  I've never really been too good at getting skin tones right, so I was thrilled to come across these fabulous tutorials by Annika Ryan.  I've used a simplified version, but I'm thrilled with the results!

It was such a struggle to not start again!  I have to say that I'm thrilled with the final result though.  :-)

Overall, I had hoped my art journal would take on a more creative flourish-y feel to it, but alas I'm stuck with CAS for now!

And here are some challenges I thought I'd enter:

Stamp sets - Gorjuss - Flying Above It AllUnity - Becoming Butterfly (both from Craft-A-Lot)
Cardstock - Crumb Cake
Inks - Black Memento, Crumb Cake, Prismacolor pencils



  1. Danielle I love your journal just the way it is! I have taken many journalling classes and always struggle with making mine more "artsy"...only to realize it should be your own style not someone else's! Beautiful coloring, as always!

  2. I think this is a beautiful, and perfectly fitting, start to your journal, Danielle.

  3. Nothing wrong with CAS DD. This is the perfect start to your journey. I look forward to the next installment.

  4. omg!!!!!! this is amazing!!!!! speechless =)
    *btw, i'm your newest follower*

  5. This is stunning - love the CAS feel to this. Your colouring on kraft is amazing (something I have yet to achieve!!) and those butterflies are gorgeous.
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

  6. Fabulous! Beautiful coloring. Thank you for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  7. This is gorgeous...I followed you over from the TGF it!

  8. Hi Danielle, your art journal looks fab
    thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

  9. As beautiful as ever Danielle .... what a great journal and an exciting journey!!!

  10. This is beautiful...the butterflies are adorable!

    Thanks for playing along with the Color Throwdown this week!!