Happy Friday everyone. Thought I would share some new art today. I'll warn you, I have quite a bit to share today.
I'll start with another Inspired By page for Art Journal Journey .
I have been playing with my hand carved seaweed stamp once again. I used watercolor paints on the background around the seaweed to give the page a watery effect. This might look similar to a page I shared last week (because it is), but I went in a different direction this time to finish it.
I stamped the crab image several times on acetate and more or less fussy cut them. Before I glued them down I colored them with some markers. I stamped the flower because it looked to me like a sea star with many legs, but I left those black and white for some contrast. After fussing cutting them, I attached them to my page. I also stamped the quote several times. It obviously worked perfect with the crabs.
It took my awhile to figure how to finish the page, but then I found this old image of the girl in her swimsuit and decided it worked with the crabs and the crabbiness. She looks like she is over her mood and back to playing in the water. Perhaps someone told her she couldn't go swimming for an hour after she ate lunch (I remember unhappily being told that as a kid) or maybe her older sibling and their friends wouldn't let her hang out with them.
I think she is now busy trying to catch crabs in the sand, but if you have ever tried that, you know it isn't as easy as it might sound. Let's hope she doesn't get pinched from their claws or her crabby mood may return.
Lastly I added a few blue sequins to finish off my page.
I also want to share a page for More Mixed Media, who's April's challenge is Anything goes with an Optional Yellow. And I am also glad to share this page for the Birds and the Bees challenge at Country View Challenges.
My spread is in one of the little watercolor books I've been making, this one with a spring theme. It also has a cute little girl on it. She seems very happy enjoying all the new spring chicks.
Sorry for the not very flat view in this photo. It's sometimes hard to get these pages to lay flat without my fingers in the photo holding the pages down. To make this spread I used a combinations of a fussy cut photo, some various chicks (stamped, metallic paper and wooden) as well as this vintage girl. I also added a bit of white metallic trim also.
And finally today, I have a tag for Wendy's bee challenge at Tag Tuesday
I'm not 100% happy with how this tag photographed as it looks a bit messy. I wish I had fussy cut the acetate image down more so it didn't have as much of the acetate around the image (because the camera really picks that up). Of course it's too late do anything once it is glued down. I also had a hard time getting the tag to lay 100% straight and flat for the photo, even flattening it for a couple of days first. You'll have to take my word it looks better in real life than in the photo. Smile.
Even though it didn't photograph well, I think this happy bee and the bee fairy with their big jar of honey are pretty cute.
OK, that's more than enough art for one day.
Thanks for visiting this mini-virtual one lady art show.
Wishing you a great start to your weekend.