Friday, May 23, 2014

Art Journal Day

l I Love Friday because I have some journal pages to show you today!
Got to start with graduation! I've been talking about graduation all week since my baby graduated from college last week. I wanted to make a page to honor that. I used my new graduation dies that I showed you yesterday.  I also used them to make a cap stencil for my background, which worked better in some parts of the page than others. Used a little too wet paint for my first few hats, but then I figured out it worked better to go with less paint.
I should have known that!
Stamped images from Hero Arts.

I spent 2 days this week home from work feeling under the weather. So I made this page with purple clouds. That made me think of that old Carly Simon song- You're So Vain- with the clouds in my coffee line. And being sick, I definitely felt a little cloudy. I love my little viruses. Not sure which one is my favorite.
This page was a lot of fun to make.
One last page. 

Lots of inking and painting with Silks paints. Edges are stamped with Dylusions rubber stamps. I did a bit of painting on the hearts with Silks also, and used some white pen to finish off.
Then I used the whole page to write on, as you can obviously see. I really like using a white pen on a bright page like this. The white really pops. What do you like for a white pen? I'm hooked on a Uniball Signo. Just wish they didn't run out of ink so fast. 
That's what I have to show you today.
Glad you stopped by and hope you come back soon.


sheila 77 said...

Your journal pages are such fun and I do like all the blue graduation caps. I hope you and your sweet cloud viruses are feeling much better now, I've never seen such amusing little viruses.

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely work, those grad dies are great, too. Valerie

Linda said...

nice variety of styles in your pages! Love the Silks and that Dylusion stamp set too :)

Netty said...

Great selection of pages Erika. Happy PPF, Annette x

Susan Carol said...

Love your pages. The viruses are really fun! It is a bittersweet feeling when our children move on to each new stage. Its a really confusing feeling, really really happy for them and yet somehow melancholy at the same time, I guess because its the end of an era. Blessings

Faye said...

Having your "baby" move on does leave a big hole in your life. I hope she will share her interests and activities with you (some of us are not so lucky). In time you may be her best friend, now that she is an adult. Your paintings are delightful. I love the purple clouds. Hope you are feeling perky again.

MeOfCourse said...

Hi Erika. Wow, lots of fab color you have going. Congrats to your daughter. Very nice work.

Giggles said...

Congratulations on your baby's graduation...great card and journal pages!! Hope you feel better!

Hugs Giggles

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Hello Erika... great card and delightful journal pages!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Erika hope you are feeling better by now. I like your sick art. Actually pretty cute. As well as the graduation page.

Laura Moore said...

Really lovely journal pages. Sorry you have not been well.