Hi everyone. Happy March to you.
March means the official start to spring and hopefully the end of winter. The days get longer, and since we turn the clocks ahead here in the US in a couple of weeks, our evenings will be even longer soon. Hurrah for more sunlight, and hopefully warmer days.
As it is a new month, it is also time for a new challenge at Art Journal Journey.
First let me once again thank Bleubeard and Elizabeth for their style challenge. I also want to thank everyone who joined in. It was fun to see everyone's style and how the word style could be used in so many ways.
And for our March host, we welcome Valerie over at Bastelmania with her challenge
My month begins with a new journal that I am working in. You can see it has a horizontal orientation. Since I moved some art supplies down into my dining room (as the spare bedroom is under construction), I figured I would start fresh with a new journal. I haven't worked horizontally for quite some time,and it's fun, but I must admit, the photos are harder to show online because they are stretched out and long.
As you can see in the full page directly above this sentence.
And the next 2 photos are each half of the full spread.
Besides this new journal, I am also trying to use up scraps and a few small (6x6 or 8x8) paper pads that have been sitting around. I'd rather not have to move them back into the space once it is finished.
I started this page by taking a few small sheets out of a 6x6 spring paper pad that I've had for a very long time. I ripped several sheets into small pieces and glued them down collage style. I then doodled and cut out a mask on some stiff paper. My hand drawn mask makes the flowers and their stems on my page. I used blue paint and covered over my base using my mask. (Sorry no photos). Once that dried, I quickly sketched some leaves and painted them in with some opaque light green paint.
The green paint on my leaves was a little lighter than I wanted so I used a Sharpie and did some messy writing on my leaves. It added a nice bit of contrast.
Some of my rubber stamps are now out of commission with the spare room make over (they are packed away and not reachable), but I could get to these Dina Wakely bird stamps, so I stamped them on white paper and cut them out. I decided to leave them white as I think they stand out more that way. Before I attached them I added this strip of pink ribbon to neaten the bottom of my page and give a few of the birds a place to stand.
Finally, I'm also trying to weed down the sticker collection, so I used a few letters here on my page, and I finished my page with a few clear sequins just to give my page a bit of pizzazz.
At Art Journal Journey we only accept journal pages. They can be on paper, on fabric or digital pieces, but they should be some kind of journaling. And yes, you can include photos in your pages. We no longer have size limitations on pages either. But remember, we do no accept card, tags and other forms of art.
There you have it. I hope I'll see your spring themed pages over at Art Journal Journey this month.