Friday, July 10, 2015

The Journey Continues

Friday has arrived way too quickly! I have a busy day ahead of me. I am off to Boston to the hospital where my husband will have his kidney transplant-hopefully this fall or winter. I've made it through step 1 as a donor and today I go out to see what happens during step 2. 
Hopefully all will go well with that.
So today I have connected journal pages to show you.  I am linking them to Paint Party Friday. Thanks to Eva and Kirsten for hosting.
I am also linking to Art Journal Journey. Thanks to Susi and Valerie for hosting. 
So yesterday I posted this journal page. It is the start of this story that I am trying to weave.
So today I have 3 new pages to show you that continue this story.
I used a  Brusho's and paint stamped background. I created the postage stamps by printing out some photos, then cutting them out with stamp edged fancy scissors. Then I took a white pen and colored the eedged to make them look like stamps. I also created the postcard using a stamp I had and then cutting the paper out into a postcard sized item.
This is the second new page. I used a plain piece of watercolor paper. Then I added a Gelli printed piece of deli paper, painted the yellow edgeing, and also the blueberry circles. I due cut and painted the leaves, and added a stamped postmarks.
Here's a close up of the note.
 And today's final piece is this one above. It's a Brusho background with some stamped images (B Line Design and Postmodern Stamp).. I also used a couple of ancient Hero Art stamps to make the 2 postage stamps. Here's a close up of the little note and this third page.

So my stargazer lily is looking phenomenal right now.

 So many blooms on one plant. Oh my!
So stop by and check out all the interesting and creative journeys on both of these websites.
Hope you all have something exciting or if not exciting something wonderful planned for the weekend ahead. 
And
thanks for stopping by my blog too.


16 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wow, what fantastic pages today! Love the continuation of your story, great fun, I like it a lot. Thanks for joining us again at Art Journal Journey, hugs, Valerie

Valerie-Jael said...

By the way, the lilies are fabulous!

sirkkis said...

Absolutely gorgeous journal pages. Love each of them.
Wish that all goes well at home ♥

Diane Baker-Williams said...

First I said a prayer for you and your husband that all will go well in this situation. Your art journal pages are wonderful, full of layers and images, so much to look at. Your lilies are awesome. You need to add that photo to your your journal! Beautiful.

Faye said...

Your art is beautiful, Erika. I am hearing more and more about Brusho. I wonder if there is a way to make it myself. I have tubes of dried watercolor paint from 40 years ago.

Gloria J Zucaro said...

Erika, I love the vintage feel of the messages on your post cards and the more modern graphics. Really well done. The flowers are truly spectacular. I wish you luck with your stage two learning about replacements. I am glad you have your art!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Gosh this pages are amazing Erika and so is your lily!
Thank you so much for all the fantastic pages for Art Journal Journey! We love to have you with us!
Happy weekend Erika!
xxx
Susi

Ayala Art said...

Beautiful pages! And flowers too, gorgeous!

flygirlbidiish said...

Lovely! I hope your hope comes true and the transplant is successful. Have a good weekend

Giggles said...

Stunning stargazers and beautiful pages.... all the best at the hospital... sending love and light for a successful transplant down the road!!

Hugs Giggles

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous Lilies, Erika, and an exciting journey journal, what will happen next?

Happy Friday!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Linda Kunsman said...

Oh wow Erika- your pages are filled to the brim with wonderful content and compositions!! Wishing you and hubby all the best on your kidney transplant journey. And those flowers-just gorgeous! Have a great weekend!

leekrek said...

Great post and great pages hope all went well at the hodpital

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Hope round 2 went well. Let me know. Great and fun postal art. Fingers crossed that you passed next step. xox

~*~Patty S said...

Your journal pages are so rich and those are some really special stamps you used on them! I like postage stamps a lot...some of them are like tiny works of art.
Sending every good and special wish to you and your husband.
That is quite a journey you have before you.
Medicine is so amazing these days.
Take care!
oxo

Karla B said...

Simply fabulous!