Monday, September 12, 2011

My First Art Journal Attempt - Tiddly Inks SPECIAL Challenge

Hi ya everyone!
  This week at Tiddly Inks the challenge is to create an art journal page...don't art journal? Then just be creative with a canvas or sheet of paper and include a Tiddly Ink!  I decided to go all out and finally cracked open my new moleskin journal.  I colored up this sweet new image called Little Miss Sunshine.  I covered the sheets in white Gesso then used some new fun sprays I got at my Local Scrap Store.  It's hard to see in the pic but the sprays are so glittery and beautiful! 
Next, I added a Tim Holtz stamp all over with clear embossing ink and then added some UTEE over the top and embossed with my heat gun.  I might not recommend this in an art journal by the way - it might cause the Gesso or other pages to become ruined - although it worked ok for me.  I then used a stencil for the flowers from some flowers I cut on my Imagine.  I  used Tim Holtz Distress inks for the color and then a black sharpie over it all.  Join our fun challenge this week and be as creative as you'd like!  Make sure to pick up a Tiddly Ink image first!

15 comments:

  1. oh melissa!!!

    cute cute cute cute cute!!!! i love this page!!!
    its perfect and made me totally smile!
    huge hugs Lou xxx

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  2. NO WAY is this your first art journal page?!? Melissa, you totally rocked it. She is so stinkin' cute, and the colors are fabulous. I know what you mean about the sprays - I have some of those Smooch Spritzes and it's hard to get a good pic that shows how gorgeous they are.
    Great job! :)

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  3. AWESOME! and first attempt! you are so talented it amazes me. TFS

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  4. This looked great! I've embossed over gesso before and it worked out fine. I just wouldn't emboss over regular acrylic paint or oil pastels of anykind... that might be a mess, lol.

    I really need to get some glitter sprays... they would be gorgeous in a journal! LOVE this!!

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  5. I ADORE IT! Hurray, it's so fab. Your image looks more like your own doodle then Chrisy's, she is a perfect match for the flowers. You scattered your swirls and dots around the page so expertly. There is a real flow from one side of the page to the other.

    I also got a real giggle over the smiley mouth under the sentiment - tres fun.

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  6. Very lovely page Melissa! Love how you coloured the girl and the white embossing is so lovely!

    Hugs,
    Larissa

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  7. Super cute! Love that embossing and the flowers are just adorable with sweet little Miss Sunshine. I would NEVER in a million years have thought this was your first page! Fabulous! xxD

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  8. How adorable is this?!? It looks like Jill. Well, on a good hair day. Her hair is super curly like this. I asked her if you had gotten ahold of one of her pictures or something, turned the screen so she could see and she just cracked up and said... only on a good day. Hee! Hee!

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  9. Hi, Melissa! Your page is so much fun, it made me smile as soon as I laid eyes on it! I love the bright colors and that fabulous sentiment/journaling. Hmmm...do I see more art journal pages in your future...LOL! I think so, 'cuz you're a natural ;D Hugz, Cheryl

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  10. awwww this is just so cute!!! You did an amazing job on this wonderful page. I can't believe it is your first...you are a natural :)

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  11. How wonderful is this! I love the water color look over white embossing and your colors are just divine! Just a great page Melissa!

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  12. Oh Melissa - this is just what I needed to make me smile!! This is so gorgeously bright, cheery and happy!!! For your first attempt I think you knocked this out of the park!! Loving that Tim Holtz stamp (I may have just bought the same one!! lol!) Love the flowers and the Gesso is such a great idea. I've heard that it's a must when art journaling! So lovely my friend!!

    XO!
    Meredith

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  13. Oh I just love your little miss sunshine art journal layout, how sweet! I have an art journal link party on my blog each Thursday just for fun and inspiration if you'd like to add your link I'd be honored: http://jans-gonestampin.blogspot.com/2011/09/art-jouranl-link-party.html

    Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

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  14. Wonderful art journaling you've done, bright and cheery! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

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