Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Mixed Media Art Journal Page - Crafty Gals Corner

Today is Wednesday! I'm sure you already knew that, but did you ALSO know that today is the start of the new challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner? Maybe you did, but did you ALSO ALSO know that our theme of the week is Critters? Doubt it.

For my critter this week, I chose to focus on the beloved butterfly:

This one happens to be from the oh-so-rare species of Herous Artsus, commonly known as Hero Arts. I just got this stamp set and I really like it because it's layerable, so I just stamped in 3 different tones of orange, did a little snipping, and VOILA! A butterfly appeared!

But even more important than the butterfly, this fairy wood sprite from Sweet Pea Stamps (called Fairy Princess of Autumn) called my name.

Sweet Pea Stamps
It took me a good long while to get her all colored up with my Spectrum Noir Markers and I had to use all sorts of shades of colors!

You can see that I made her wings a little bit shimmery and that was done by painting over them with a very thing layer of Perfect Pearls after I'd colored them. 

I thought this fairy was so wistful, and it had been a while since I'd worked on my art journal, so I found one of my poems that I thought matched her expression quite well. It's called Between Seasons. 

You don't have to read the poem, but the last time I posted an art journal page without including an easy-to-read close up, I got some guff. As I am a generally guff-avoidant person, I am posting it. 

To lay a base for my card, I scribbled on some gelatos and spritzed with water until the drips started rolling down my paper. 

I added some brown lacy washi and some colors of orange washi to create a focal corner in the right and then put all the elements together. 

I'm pretty chuffed with how it all turned out. I now have three of my poems in my art journal/book of artsy poetry. I can't wait until it's done! I think it's going to make a pretty cool coffee table discussion piece. 

I'm going to send this work on over to the following challenges:
One Sweet Challenge - Things with Wings

As for you fine folks, if you use a critter - whether it be a butterfly, a bear, a puppy, a cat or any of the other kabajillion species, link it up over at Crafty Gals Corner for your chance to win:

Prize: $20 Gift Certificate

Now that's a prize! Thanks for popping by! Follow my blog or leave me a comment and I'll do my utmost to return the favor!


  1. Really stunning art journal page!! Really love your writing and stunning coloring of your image!!

  2. your new HA butterfly is lovely on your journal page - and loved reading your poem - and guff-avoidant is a wonderful word!!!

  3. This is so awesome, Becca! The coloring is gorgeous! And your hand-written poem adds the perfect touches! Well done on this challenge! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

  4. This is a stunner. First-love the poem. It is so wistful and yearning and perfect with the fairy that you coloured up so well. The butterfly and the style works perfectly.

  5. gorgeous pages, and LOVE your coloring on the image!!!! wonderful work!!

  6. Another fabulous journal page Becca, love the images. Carol x

  7. So impressed by YOU - this is incredible on so many levels!! Way to go - you really shined here on this project!!

  8. Dumbstruck...that's is all .Just dumbstruck! I don't have enough words to express how the pages and the poem make me feel.

  9. Dumbstruck...that's is all .Just dumbstruck! I don't have enough words to express how the pages and the poem make me feel.

  10. Oh my gosh, gorgeous on so many levels!! The design, the Herous Artsus ;) butterfly, the image, the poem - spectacular!! This is stunning, Becca!! Wow!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  11. Just HAD to join as a new follower. Love mixed media, journals and love this... you did a fab job with the Sweet Pea Image as well.....I have the gelato's but not really used them so may give it a go...awesome work and
    {aNNie My Personal Blog}

  12. Beautifully artistic, Becca!

  13. Yes very Artistic ! Loved it :)

  14. Becca this is gorgeous - both the verse and the illustration - beautiful work :-)

  15. What a wonderful wonderful journal page! Love your fairy - she looks super cute! And clever you with your poet-ising as well:):)

  16. This is a stunning art journal page...I love the colors you chose for your fairy.

  17. WOW, such lovely colours, Becca!!! Your fairy is simply stunning and your poem is really great!!! What a beautiful page, Becca and your journal will definitely make a stunning coffee table book!!! Lovely!!!
    Have a great day!!!!

  18. WOW!! Your fairy is so stunning and LOVE that poem. Such a lovely journal page!!!

  19. stunning journal page Becca
    and you are queen of mixed media
    I love all what you have put here
    I like to visit all your creation
    if I am not visiting not because I forget you
    its because the time I have less time hehehe
    with two little boys and half day work and also designer team
    you know it...
    and I miss your visit again Becca
    hugs, Monika

  20. Fabulous page Becca and love your poem too! Your angel is coloured beautifully, hugs Carole Z X

  21. Those are some mad coloring skills. I stared and examined your page and the lovely images for what seemed like hours, and I think I could linger much, much longer if time allowed. It's wonderful, too, that you're a poet. Love how this fairy princess seems to be reacting to your words. Just beautiful. Bev

  22. This is a gorgeous art journal page, Becca. Love the way you coloured your image and how beautiful your poem is.
    Have a wonderful day.
    ♥ Lena - DT
    Lena’s Creations

  23. Oh wow, this is so beautiful Becca!
    Your coloring is amazing! I so wish I could do that!!
    Thank You~

  24. oopss I am finished catching up your blog
    yeaaah I am sooo happy Becca
    I learn much from your post
    hope you like to visiting me again time to time
    i miss your encouragement sweety :) really I am never lie
    yeah being 3 design team is not easy right I can imagine that sweety
    hugs, Monika

  25. What a stunning image. Love this gorgeous journal page. Hugs, Wends x