Sunday, November 18, 2012

Art Journal Cafe Challenge

The ladies at Art Journal Cafe have a wonderful color challenge going on this week.  This is the suggested color palette:
The colors are to be used any way you like on a journaling page.

First I used gesso to unify the background and give the paper some tooth.  After that I applied acrylic paints that fit into the palette.  I used a lot of inks and some modeling paste along with stencils, stamps, etc.  The clip art is from Hidden Vintage Studio at  A quick spritz of Dyan Reaveley's red spray ink, blotted with a kitchen roll and blended with a baby wipe.  It looks very urban IRL.

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!  We are.....the sun is shining.....yay!!  I'm going out to catch a few rays.  Talk to you soon.


  1. I love the zentangled dress of the girl..very unique!

  2. I'm just fall in love with your doodling/zentangles on the girl's dress. Your page sis so romantic ! Thank you for your participation to our AJC challenge
    Carol, one of the Frappucinos

    1. Thanks! Normally I do the Zentangling myself but in this case it was already done. The paper from Hidden Vintage Studios has a few blank dresses but the artist have done all of the doodles for me. Thanks for visiting my blog!

  3. Holy cow WOW!!! So many images to look at, and all perfectly blended together to make a fabulous collection on these pages! Love the soft colors!!!

  4. your page inspires me to get some collage done, that's how much it speaks to me !

    thanks for playing with us, Renee :)

    france, frappuccino @ art journal café

  5. Another stunning dress! Love these pages with all your beautiful background stamping. Started mine for AJC today.

  6. hello i love very much your work

  7. Gorgeous pages! Love the face there and the zetangle art work.

  8. Love this work ... as a page or could even use as a piece of art framed and hung ... your use of colour is amazing ... catch ya on the other side Hugs Mark,