Friday, January 8, 2016

Blog Headers

Yahoo-Friday has arrived. I don't know about your week by mine has gone pretty fast. Still, I am looking forward to the weekend. No big plans  except I am am planning on having a Gelli printing session. My background paper stash has shrunk to about nothing so it is time to take out the Gelli plate and replenish. That is a pretty exciting plan to me.
Happy Paint Party Friday this week.Thanks to Kristen and Eva for hosting.
So a few weeks ago I had a thought that I'd make a bunch of blog headers for 2016 so I could change my virtual welcome mats each month.  Here's the latest two  I have made.
The owl page is made with lots of paints, along with a bit of stamping and die cutting. Here's a better view of the texture in background made by layering, molding past and stencils. Its not bold but does give the  page some actual depth which doesn't really show up that clearly in the first photo.
My favorite part of the page is the moon. I  think moon is a pretty interesting object anyhow, but what I like is about my page how it seems to glow.
This second page is made with some scrap paper and some magazine cut outs which I collaged in my black Dylusion's journal. Then I added a few die cut letters and numbers that were sitting on my work table, along with some glitter spray. The bits of glitter look like little stars in the night sky.
Guess I have some astronomy going on in the back recesses of my brain.
I am also linking this page up to Try It On Tuesday (TIOT) since the latest challenge is numbers and letters, and I have a few on this page!
You'll be seeing these on my blog in the future as new months arrive!
Hope you have a great weekend, and thanks for visiting!


sheila 77 said...

The moon was the first thing that struck me, so bright and glowing.
The whole piece is just great with the owl and the bright stars in the sky.
A weekend playing with a Gelli plate sounds pretty good.

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your night owl, really beautiful. it does seem to glow. The numbers collage is great too, thanks for joining us at TIOT. Have a wonderful weekend Sweetie, hugs, Valerie

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love all the texture in that gorgeous landscape, as well as the charming owl you added as a focal point. Happy PPF!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm certainly enjoying these blog headers, and really like that you are changing yours each month. These are great, and the moon is awesome.

Wish I could spend the weekend with you and make some gelli prints. I just don't get the results you get. Somehow, I don't seem to "get it."

sirkkis said...

I really adore your talents and creativity. I can see it in all your art. The hedder is fantastic and moon so well made that it really shines.
The other piece is fab too.
Thank you for sharing your art with us at TioT.
Have a wonderful weekend ♥

Nancy Chan said...

Sweet dreams with the owl hooting in the night and a full moon shining brightly. Happy weekend!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Both is super dear Erika! Happy PPF! Happy start of the weekend! Enjoy!
Thank you for joining us at Tra It On Tuesday!
Great to heave you with us there as well!


Faye said...

I like the moon too. You have highlighted parts of it to make it spherical and it looks great. The texture on the page is wonderful.

Dorothy Donna Parker said...

Both pieces are gorgeous - so different which is fun when you are playing. LOVE the owl in your first piece and the depth of colour. hugs, Donna

Linda Kunsman said...

wonderful art Erika! I too love how the moon glows on your page:) A gelli printing weekend sounds like a great weekend to me!

Corrine at said...

Totally fun. Love all the texture on your starry night! It's supposed to rain all weekend, I'm making for the whole weekend. xox

denthe said...

Great idea to make some different blogheaders! These are both great and very different. Love the texture in the first one!

~*~Patty S said...

Your moon and sweet dreams page is really lovely!
Great use of scraps and magazine images for your cool collage pages.
Happy beginning of the weekend.

Clare Lloyd said...

Super pages, love the night time scene. Happy PPF

Shilpa Chandrasekheran said...

Looking awesome
Keep going and wish u a happy new year
God bless

Giggles said...

These are fabulous!! I can't wait to be greeted by them in their upcoming months!! You have inspired me... Although I had to scramble to put something together digitally for this month because my painting has really been horrible lately!!

Hugs Giggles

Jo said...

both pieces are wonderful but I love, love , love the first one.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh wow! This is fabulous! Such drama! So pleased you joined us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am trying to clean up and organize the blogs I like to visit, which are on my left sidebar. Since I visit you everyday, LOVE how you use your gelli plate, and adore your art and baking, I would like to add you to my left sidebar. I have never added anyone unless they give me permission, so I hope you will do so.

Neesie said...

I think I can see the man in the moon Erika, or at least his face. You've made it spherical too, with your clever shading.
The starry night and owl are beautiful. I love owls.
Well as your header suggests the wind certainly blew in our neck of the woods last week and yes, it did indeed bring snow! Not too much... just a dusting which has brightened everywhere. Now we need the sun to remember where we live!
Happy PPF to you

Dea Lenihan said...

Love the owl! I am a bit of a bird fanatic and that pic is so pretty. I'm new to the blogging world and am happy to have found PPF. I'm also happy to say I am a new follower. See you around the neighborhood! Dea xo

Margik said...

Beautiful owl page, the moon is really amazing. I love it!
The number page is fabulous too. Lovely art, Erika!
Thanks for joining us at Tri it on Tuesday.
Mar x

Carol said...

I am totally in love with that owl♡♡♡♡♡ Love all of the texture in the background.

Gillena Cox said...

yes the moon in your piece demands attention and is well placed

thanks for dropping by to view mine

much love...

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous art wort Erika, I so adore the owl, it really pops.

Love and hugs

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Yes I too like how the moon glows. The owl is the perfect accent. Have a great weekend

Nordljus said...

What a great idea! Both pages/headers look great, yes, that moon really glows! I'm fascinated too by how the moon changes and affects us, sometimes more, sometimes less. Hope you had a great weekend playing with your Gelli plate!