Friday, October 5, 2012

Being Happy


I decided to try a change of pace this afternoon. Instead of doing my usual and making a card, I would work in my art journal. I will be able to enter these pages in a few challenges. Hels' Sunday challenge at Ink on My Fingers is what makes you happy. At Three Muses the challenge is a journal quote. The Sketch With a Twist challenge at Mark's Finest Papers is a sketch and the theme anything but a square or rectangular card.
Every once in a while it's fun to just play. After covering the pages with gesso, I pulled out my Dylusions sprays and stencils and sprayed away. I used the sketch from Sketch with a Twist for the basic layout. I pulled out stencils from various sources that I hadn't seen in ages and stenciled away. My bird stamp from Club Scrap hadn't seen the light of day for years. I even added a zentangle flower (one of my latest interests). I love the sentiment from Dyan Reaveley's Dylusions collection. "Being happy doesn't mean everything's perfect. It means you decide to see beyond the imperfections." Can you tell I really enjoyed myself today?

9 comments:

Shelly Schmidt said...

I have an art journal- need to open it up..... Love your play on colors and the delusions- just got some. Looks like you had a blast!

Annie said...

This is stunning Barbara. I love the colours used.....beautiful journal pages x TFS

Hels Sheridan said...

GORGEOUS! Love the LO - looks a bit like a camera doesn't it? Thanks for joining in with the Sunday STamper! Have a grand weekend x

Taluula said...

Gorgeous pages, beautifully done.

indybev said...

I am an art journalist myself, and it's always so interesting to see other's journals and how they vary from artist to artist. These are beautiful pages. Thanks for sharing the journey of creating them with us at Three Muses!

Terry said...

Great art journal pages! Love the colors and how you used the stencils! I really need to start one of these!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Barbara: Thanks so much for taking part in the Sketch With a Twist Challenge at Speedy TV. It's just great to have you play along, and I'm so grateful for your participation.
Have a great week!
Blessings,
Karen Letchworth, Hostess
Sketch With a Twist

Debbie Moran said...

Stunning card. Gorgeous coloring. Thanks for playing along with the SpeedyTV’s Sketch with a Twist challenge. We hope to see you again next week. Be sure to check out all the other challenges on SpeedyTV for more chances to win free stamp sets from Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Shar said...

Fabulous journal page! Great design!