Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day and Week 2 Joggles AJA

I am so excited! I have a new post up exactly when I said I would.  I'm not doing too bad after only 1 week post op. Still bruised and uncomfortable but it gets better every day and my blood pressure is finally in the normal range without medication. Life is good!

Week 2 of the Joggles 2016 Art Journal Adventure was working in a grid. For me, the first step was to decide what I wanted in my grid. I chose Doodle Flowers by Inkadinkadoo and a bird set from Close to My Heart. Once I had my stamp positions worked out I penciled in my grid blocks and used Archival Ink to stamp my images inside the blocks.  For the background, I used the same technique I had used for last weeks page, wetting the area where I wanted the color to be and then floated on my 2 Distress Spray Stains (Ripe Persimmon and Mustard Seed) being careful to avoid my grid blocks. Once the background was dry, I colored my stamped images with Distress Markers and a water brush. I used a PITT pen to outline my grid blocks and doodle on the block backgrounds on the left page. On the right page I decided to just add a color wash in the opposing corners of the blocks using a water brush and the same 2 spray stain colors as the main background. The final touch was to add some tiny leaves in the top left corner with a PITT pen and fill them with a few metallic Gelly Roll pens.

If you like what I'm doing and/or want me to continue with this blog, please leave me a comment so I know I'm heading in the right direction. Any encouragement would be very appreciated.

Til next time...


xrciznuts said...

Somebody needs to add a comment so I'll take the challenge. Love your work. Looks great in real life. Glad your blood pressure doesn't need anymore meds! Way to go! Your mouth is looking really good when I saw you earlier today. Keep healing well. Can't wait to see end result! Keep on keeping on!
Kim S

utahrose said...

I love the colors in this page. The birds have a definite Scandinavian feel - and I recognize those! I have them too! I'm glad you're feeling better - it's wonderful to see you posting again.
Hope you make it back next week!