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Monday, July 25, 2011

Purple Nurple!

Ok I love all the comments on my pages! They really make my day and just puts me in such a great mood!! Plus I get inspired seeing everyone elses artwork! In these pages for purple you also had to add some sparkly stuff!! So I wanted to use glitter and I wanted it to flow and fall out of the garden pot along with the stars. There is also glitter on the balloon and her curtain!

I started by laying down a couple of pages from an old book. I then used washes of dark purple, light purple and a little white and just blended them all together! Really the messier the better! When that was dry I added some smears of silver ink in a few spots and then some white paint splatters. I then made a really watery runny mess with some dark purple along the top of the pages and just let it run by holding the journal up. It helps sometimes to get the paint to run to spray the top with a little water.






I painted the garden pot green and added some highlights with paint pens and some a ultra fine point Sharpie pen. I painted his bow orange and added some numbers to his outfit.





For the glitter I just used good old Elmer's glue and drew it flowing out of the pot, wait maybe it's an urn? LOL!! Anyways, I then used Martha Stewart's glitter and just went from the silver and blue and purple and pink! I cut out the stars glued them on and then painted them yellow.











I then did my lettering with a paint pen and went around everything with a charcoal pencil to add some depth. I don't think I forgot anything, so thanks for looking at my pages and now I'm off to go look at some others!! Hope you all have an awesome day!!
















23 comments:

craftattack said...

What a gorgeous, sparkly journal spread. I LOVE it! Valerie

Sesenarts said...

Great journal page. I love the detail you have achieved with the layering of paint. Very theatrical! Julie

Netty said...

Terrific sparkly spread, love it. Annette x

Terri Kahrs said...

Love, love, LOVE your colorful and sparkly spread! You just can't beat Elmer's glue and glitter!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

laurie said...

what a burst of color,, beautiful,,

Lesley said...

Love all the details and layers to these pages. Really colourful too and so much sparkle!!! You can never have too much sparkle. :)

Donna said...

Love your Purple Nurple lol
thanks for stopping by my blog.
I think I like this challenge too bad I started so late.
Donna

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

That glitter looks so good! When I first looked at it, I was wondering how you created that flowing sparkle. Thanks for sharing...gotta love that Martha! :) Plus...who doesn't love a big, orange bow? Perfect! Have a great week.

Jo Murray said...

This is such a lovely piece... and the glitter is great. Thanks for visiting my blog.

missy k said...

Wacky! And I mean that in the nicest possible way!!!! I love it!

Karenx

sugar Creek said...

thanks everyone!!

Joanna said...

Wonderful serendipity! Superb background, Lisa, and I love that man all skew whiff! The glitz coming out of the garden urn is such fun.

Wonderful 'purple' work!

xxx

JessiVille said...

This spread has it all - whimsey, purple and sparkles! Perfect! Delightful!
Jessi xox

Mandy said...

O love love love your style and your work is such an inspiration to me...I an so wanting to try a page in hour style but I fear I would not do it justice...thanks for the inspiration...xxx

Sharon said...

What great fun pages! perfect for purple!!!

NatashaMay said...

What a fun piece! :) Love the sparckle you used.

Kristin said...

So so so pretty! I LOVE the glitter here - and coming out of the urn is such a fabulous touch. I also really love your composition as a whole with the feminine glitter and the ballon, curtain and man with the orange scarf. LOVE it all, xo

creatingme said...

Are you seriously this amazing? wow...love!

Janelle said...

I love your page. The background is really neat. I love how the dark purple runs down the page. I love all the glitter colors that you used. I wish that I new of a glitter that can be used on fabric and washed.

sugar Creek said...

Thank you guys for such wonderfully awesome comments!!
Janelle, I think there is some fabric glitter paint. Try Hobby Lobby,maybe even good old Walmart. Hope ya find some!

Elisabeth R said...

Wow! You pages really are amazing! :-))

Linda R. said...

WOW!! Your page is so awesome.. I LOVE it..

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Loving your sparkly journal pages...so much lovely details to look at :)