Monday, April 18, 2016

ESCAPE FROM REALITY VIA ART JOURNAL PAGES!

Hi, There!

I am so excited to have finished my first Art Journal pages!  I have been pouring over the Art Journal YouTubes and have been so inspired and wanted to give it a try.  I decided to make a journal for myself of the things I like to color so butterflies came first for me!  Next I would love to devote a page or two to fairies!!  Maybe, angels, some flowers,  oh this is going to be addictive!!;)  

I have a big thank you going out toVicky Papaioannou!!  A link to her youtube page is here, if you wish to check out her videos on art journaling etc. - so inspirational and I was hooked and fascinated from day one with all she creates.

Now I have to learn what the technique is to take a good picture of your art journal book when it is not a card that stands in a little easel!!  LOL  So I hope you like this - something very different for me and I like the freedom I feel when I am just going with the flow!  Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you get a chance to just play and go with the flow too!  Till next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn




I wanted to create pages where the butterfly wings would be dimensional - thus adding three in the center of the book fold and when you open it the butterflies just pop out at you!!

Image and text is from Finnabair - "Don't Forget To Fly", my "Escape from Reality" stamp is from my stash. Stencil is from Prima. I used Gelatos on the pages for background, splashes of white gesso, distress crayons for shading of some butterflies.  I drew a border around the pages with a Pitt Black Pen and the butterflies were colored with Brushos, stardust,  and fussy cut.

I would like to enter these art journal pages for the following Mixed Media Challenges:

Month of April Creative Artiste Challenge #13 - use chipboard, stencil, or flowers - my background is the stencil I used to remove some of my Gelatos.















18 comments:

  1. Thank you for the shout out! Your art journal is so pretty! Love the background and the pop of color you added with the butterflies!

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  2. Love your art journal,fab colours.xxx

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  3. Really great first attempt CaroleAnn. THanks for sharing it with us here at More Than Words.

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  4. Having issues with my computer so will try to comment again. Hope you don't get double!
    I am always so impressed that you are willing to go outside your comfort zone & try something new! (Not stuck in a rut like me!) This is beautiful & I LOVE the centerfold butterflies!

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  5. This is so bright and cheerful. Great to see someone trying something new. Well done a fab first attempt.
    Great to have you joining in the fun at Creative Artiste Challenge this month.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

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  6. I love the idea of the butterflies popping in the middle and ready to escape flying away! Thank you for playing with us @ More than Words!

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  7. Such pretty PRETTY art journaling pages.. LOVE the butterflies! Thanks for joining Us over @ More Than Words. x

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  8. I can see you are hooked on my favorite mixed media artist. Vicky's tutorials are amazing and I really like her style. You have made those butterflies literally come alive on your page CaroleAnn. Beautiful job! Looking forward to seeing more. Hugs!

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  9. Love your journal page, love how you have popped the butterflies
    thanks for joining our challenge over at
    http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.com.au
    Debbie Dt

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  10. Amazing work! Thank you for playing along with us at More Than Words!

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  11. Ah, this is amazing !! Great 3D butterflies, they look awesome !!Thank you for joining us at More than Words !!

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  12. oh, very cool pop out butterflies! Thank you for sharing with us at The Mixed Media Monthly challenge. =)

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  13. fantastic journal spread! i hope you keep with it and create more! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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  14. Beautiful art journal pages! Love the butterflies! All the best from MTW! :)

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  15. Wow - your first art journal page is a beauty! I adore the colours. So glad you could join us at More Than Words.

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  16. Hey Carole, thanks so much for your email. Great to see you spreading your wings and trying something new. That takes courage :) Your page looks lovely!

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