Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Art Journal page - Summer

I really LOVE to mess around in my Art Journal! Gesso, watercolor pencils and distress inks are within reach then! I so much enjoy using watercolor pencils (I've got the Faber-Castell brand - they are really the best as far as I am concerned!) They're so easy to use.......and, 
TIP! .......applied onto gesso, you can really play with them, as the color does not sink into the paper, it's easily muted then, or sprayed with water etc.
I use them on most of my creations!
One 'new' product from Faber Castell I'd really like to try in particular, are Gelatos. Because the prize for the challenge on the FABER-CASTELL blog is a set of Gelatos, why not try and win them? I LOVE using/playing with new products!
It might very well turn out as an all-time favourite. As you might know, creating backgrounds is something I enjoy, GELATOS will be just what I need in my creating process!

The flowers have been cut out of Scrapbooking paper; if you look at the close-up you will see tiny little sunflowers.

I am entering this in the challenge on:
1. FABER-CASTELL -  'favourite summer memory'.
I always enjoy doing the garden and enjoying the flowers, being outside, in the sun...... that is the most precious I enjoy every summer!
 I've used Faber Castell watercolor pencils to color the flowers and the sun, and to accentuate those same colors in the background, to give balance to the whole.
The dutch text says - "Everything has more beauty in the sun" !
2. Art Journal Journey - 'less is more'

Flower - PSX
Script - Magenta  
The sun is not a stamp, but drawn. 


  1. Wauw, wat mooi. Ben er sprakeloos van.

    Groetjes Marlies

  2. Gorgeous sunshine page... love all your watercolour effects!
    Alison x

  3. Beautiful journal page - I do like your style!

  4. Beautiful summer AJ page, love the sunflowers ! Shirleyx

  5. Your sunflower page is really lovely dear Ellie and the sun certainly does make everything shine ;)
    Fabulous background you created too!

    Don't make me want any new toys to play with ... like those super looking Gelato's!

    Happy September to you

  6. Stunning page and I adore those beautiful sunflower stamps. Great colours too!

    As to your question on my blog (and thanks for the visit of course)how to keep the photo clean, yes you cover it with a baby wipe or some kitchen roll, of if you are going to do a lot of spraying, even both.

  7. A sunshine page indeed! I love how you've used those cut out flowers so much - I thought they were stamped until I read what you've done.
    Beautiful page.

  8. Wow Ellie, I love your artwork. It looks fantastic! I love sunflowers as much as you do and the way you created your page is gorgeous! beautiful colours, too!

  9. So lovely sun and sunflowers! Wonderful artwork!!

  10. Such a cheerful page, Ellie, and I love the background!


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