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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Busy Busy!!

Well I have been busy around here lately I tell ya! It was this young lady's 19th b-day the other day! 19 boy how time does fly and makes me feel old!! She's beautiful and smart and I love her to death and hope she becomes everything she wishes to be!! The other two are going back to school next week so there's alot of cleaning rooms and getting rid of clothes that don't fit! Fun fun! I have been working on this one here and there this week too! She's catching her jar of hearts! It is another page in my journal that I was doing for http://twinkletwinklelikeastar.blogspot.com Summer of Color. Sadly it is over but there is gonna be one next year so be sure to check it out!

I started with washes of acrylics and then loaded a paint brush with lots of watery paint and let it run down the page. I let the dry and then used stamps here and there. I really didn't like this background and thought it was to bright so after I used the stamps I painted over it with a layer of gesso and it smeared the ink of the stamps but I liked it! It made it all dreamy and soft.

I added the borders on the top and side and then added the woman and her lovely wings and and hat. I drew the jar on watercolor paper and painted it with water color pencils and drew on the hearts and glued it on. I then added the border on the bottom of the tickets.

I drew on the swirl coming from the bottle and painted it with acrylics and added lettering in Sharpie pen. I drew on the hearts and painted them with a paint pen.

I drew on the banner at the top and doodled the circles around the edges. I edged everything this time with a black watercolor pencil but on the woman I used charcoal.

I used a white gel pen for the detail on the swirl and the green border as well.

I thought she turned out pretty neat!

And this is what happens when you walk away for min and leave your art on the washer. Which is where I do my work at. It's the only room with great light! Silly cat!!


Joanna said...

Funny cat!

Great pages, Lisa. You ALWAYS create such wonderful art journal pages. Thank you for talking us through the process that achieved such brilliant results.

Belated Happy Birthday wishes to beautiful daughter number 1!


craftattack said...

That cat likes art! Great pictures, thanks for sharing! Valerie

krys kirkpatrick said...

Thank-you so much for the visit. You can always count on children and animals to humble the old artistic ego. Beautiful work by the way.

Lesley said...

I have two silly cats vying for my lap as I sit here haha! This page is so vibrant and goreous.

Emakesart said...

I love your jar of hearts page, so wonderful!!


Kristin said...

Oh, wow! So so stunning! What a beautiful page - and such a nice surprise! Pop it into Flickr if you'd like - it is soooo fab! xoxo

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

What a great style you've got! I love all the colors and you've really got a different look. Isn't it funny the way cats like to be on something new or a spot that opens up? Your daughter is beautiful, just like you! Ah to 19 again...

sugar Creek said...

Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments!
Kristin..which Flicker group?
Jaime..thank you! Oh no I don't want to be 19 again!! Maybe have that 19 year old body before 3 kids, that would be nice!!

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Heather Henry said...

She is beautiful. Wow, it's amazing how quickly they grow up.
I love your artwork, it has such whimsy to it. So much fun and expression in it.
I'm sad the Summer of Color ended and I'm looking forward to next year's. It was truly wonderful to meet everyone and it was such an inspiration every week. Enjoy the rest of your summer! :)