Monday, July 6, 2015

A beak or a nose?

 So the poor girl on this page has rather a large nose and lips, doesn't she? Actually her eyes were rather buggy at first but I managed to fix those. But even so, I rather like how she came out. Drawing a face with a pencil, drawing stump and eraser is so much easier than making one with paint, even if you first sketch the face with a pencil.
So this page started with a Brushos background, that I then wanted to tone down a bit so I used a very wet brush with some white paint. Then I die cut the super sized flowers (Tim Holtz, Sizzix) and used the waste paper (that I cut the flowers from) as a stencil and traced the flower 3 times. I painted them, and also used a Stabilo pencil to decorate. I stamped the letter background saying (Flourishes) several times, and also stamped the ribbon wrapped letter pile (from the same Flourishes set) on a separate piece of white paper which I then fuzzy cut. I painted the border and then made my girl's face.
Here's a couple of close ups.

So I am linking today's page to Art Journal Journey, hosted by Valerie and Susi. This month's theme is mail and postage and I am loving all the clever takes on it. You should really stop by and check it out.
So I am planning on a low key day today. After the busy July 4th weekend I need to quiet home day! I had some ideas for a for more pages to link up to Art Journal Journey this month and I'm hoping to maybe do a little sewing of some hand dyed fabric too. Whatever I do I am looking forward to a day at home. Summer mind-set has really hit me now.
Hope your week starts off in a good way and thanks for visiting my blog.


froebelsternchen said...

Amazing page Erika! I am thrilled about it.. the girl is unique!
Thank you for another fab idea to our July theme at Art Journal Journey! You are on a roll!


Jeannette said...

ooohh your page looks beautiful with the girl had a long nose,why not,its georgus what come out to your drawing,and the green flowers are wonderful too,love your page.
have a great summer.

greetings jeannette

Valerie-Jael said...

This is gorgeous, LOVE it! Really well thought out and made. Thanks so much for joining us again at Art Journal Journey, much appreciated! Hugs, Valerie

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous art work and a very true sentiment.

Have a wonderful week!

Love and hugs

Sue said...

I love this, gorgeous background and your face is wonderful xx

PiaRom said...

AWWESOME work! I love your sweet girl so much! -
PS I you haven´t yet, please enter my giveaway it ends soon!! ♥ Conny
Piaroms Art Journaling

ULKAU said...

Yes, your girl has got a long nose, but wonderful eyes. A great page! Ulrike

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love your girlie! In fact I love the whole page! Chrisx