Today is my day off work YAYY! I did do some house work before I started messing about with paints. Honest :-) Over the last few months as I worked more or less full-time, our house got more and more untidy. When life gets busy, the house doesn't really get tidied, not properly, and as a result of this every spare inch of the house is full of 'stuff'. I have set myself a target of dealing with one area of 'stuff' every time I have a day off which generally involves getting a large dustbin bag and filling it. Ahhh, it's very therapeutic. Anyway, today I tackled a corner of the garage (just my corner mind - the rest is full of 'boys stuff' which I am not going anywhere near) and I also tackled the shelves in the utility room which were starting to look a little scary, so I'm feeling very virtuous. I earned myself some art time :-)
I started this page with acrylic paints and an old credit card which is a super-quick way of getting a base layer of colour on a page then I stenciled a few circles:
Next I squirted some of my fave spray inks for added depth and colour, and let it go all yummy and dribbly down the page. These gorgeous new inks keep their colour really well over the top of acrylic paints:
Every page in my art journal goes through a really messy stage like this, but I don't let that put me off LOL!:
I added some images by Marsha aka Tumblefish Studios, which you can get hold of here. I have altered the images quite a lot ie: I took a figure then changed the legs, head, and feet, before adding a hat (which I cut from a page of Marsha's background papers). I drew glasses on her face, then added flowers to her skirt. I made the border using tickets, pictures and scraps and cut a few more shapes from the background papers, all by Tumblefish Studios:
Finally I added the wording. I saw a journal page on Teesha Moore's blog which I really liked, so I 'borrowed' her style of lettering.
Ok, some peeps have asked if I'm up to trading a few ATCs. You bet ya! So I'm off to play a bit more now, and then I will jump into action 10 mins before Hubby is due home from work, dash around the house like a mad thing, tidying up a bit more, getting dinner ready etc etc, and then I can pretend I have had a really busy day. (Erm .... if he's reading this I've got some explaining to do......!!)
EDIT: Just to let you know - I've got blogger issues at the moment! I am receiving your comments in my e-mail but I am unable to publish them for somne unknown reason. Grrrrrrrrrrrr.
Also, if I try to leave a comment on a blog that requires word verification, I can't see the word! It's just not there!
Thanks for all your comments anyway, it's much appreciated, and I'll publish them if and when I can.