Friday, August 21, 2015


Friday is here again! Wow did the past week fly by, even though it was a hot and low key week here in New Hampshire. 
So today I am showing you pink clouds, and linking this journal page to both Paint Party Friday and to Art Journal Journey. Thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting Paint Party Friday, and thanks to Yvonne for hosting this month's Art Journal Journey. If you've never visited either one or both of these sites, you should stop by and check out some talented people's art.
So my journal page began with some old mini calendars I had sitting in my stash. I used matte medium to attach them to my page, and then I used soft molding paste and a stencil to make my (pink) clouds. I painted the background with some blue and purple paints, and painted the clouds pink. The white clouds are made with sparkle paste on a separate sheet of paper, and then once they dried, I cut them out and added them to this page. 
I stamped a few black circle images, the border swirls and circles, and I also stamped the bird on some printed paper. I then cut out and added her.  I painted the border stamped images, and made the little flowers by taking some paper flowers from my stash and cutting them down.
So, we are in the rain today, and now starts the last few days of my summer break. SAD SAD SAD face for me, although with a few tough  blips, it has been a good summer. And I shouldn't make it sound like it is over because I have several days off still , and even though I have a lot going on, there will hopefully be some summer left before I head back into my classroom. More about all those adventures later.
I also will have tons of photos from my arty museum trip yesterday in Northern Vermont, but everything is still on the camera  and so I will probably show you them next week.
Boy this sounds like a tease or a movie trailer, huh? All these coming attractions but nothing much else to show you.

So hope everyone has some fun weekend plans, even if it is to kick back and enjoy the end of August.
Thanks for visiting.


Blogoratti said...

I like this work, it exudes fun and excitement. Happy weekend to you!

Valerie-Jael said...

Another wonderful journal page Erika, love those pink clouds. Great idea with the calendars to show the passing of time. Have a great day, enjoy it! Hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This page is lovely... I like the pink clouds- they make me happy!
I wish a happy Friday to you!
Hope you can enjoy your weekend!
Did you visit a museum?
Thanks a lot for so many wonderful ideas you linked to Art Journal Journey yet! WOW!!!


Corrine at said...

I like these clouds and this possibility. Looking forward to your Vermont photos. xox

Valerie-Jael said...

I am sure I left you a comment here, it seems to have disappeared? Hugs, Valerie

Meggymay said...

Awesome colours, its an amazing page very atmospheric, love your backgrounds.

Gillena Cox said...

this is very nice and i luv the inspiration

much love...

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

When I created my Time AB, I also used a lot of calendar pages. This is lovely, and I confess, I've never heard that Mark Twain quote before.

You really ARE a tease, so that means I'll be back because I love travel photos!

Ayala Art said...

I like your page a lot, and the quote is perfect too ♥