and so a new day begins

I am exploring art journaling again.  This morning I was blessed to watch the early morning sky.  I was enthralled with the colors of the  sky this morning and once captured, knew I would blend layers to make an art journal layout with it.  I used linear burn on the Charlize paper to add texture and soft light on the Caravan paper to add the subtle text.

day begins

Credit:  Anna Aspnes Distressed Edge No. 9 Overlays 

Charlize Creations  Groove Paper Pack
Tangie Baxter:  Art Journal Caravan 14 papers
Able Bodied Stamp
Dream Maker Cluster
font: Tangie Art Journal Font Mock Turtle with Tangie Paperworn Art Journal Style



A new creative journey

I am taking Tangie Baxter’s Art Journal Caravan course.  It is the last time she is teaching it.  I have been wanting to mix digital and messy stuff.  I think this will be just the class to help me stretch.  One of the first assignments was to come up with a word for the year.  I had already named 2014 Creativity.  Due to the chaos of moving things around from the flooded basement, the first page of my journal is digital, but I have already printed it and will attach it to the first page of the journal.


art journal page1

I am looking forward to this journey!

First layout for 2014

I started this year with an art journal layout- the challenge was to use 14 items in a combination of frames and fasteners!  Here is what I did: ostash_jan_14

I used digital elements from a variety of Oscraps designers:
Dido Designs  earthSong digital kit
Tracy Martin Bloom and Grow
jOurney :: Oscraps Collaborative Kit
Kitty Designs- all stitched  and 365 Today {Stitches}
JoycePaul Simple Pleasures – Bundle 
Maya de Groot Fond of Fasteners  and  Wayfarer  and Creative silhouette
Sue Cummings      52 Inspirations :: 2011 {Basics}
Anna Aspnes  ArtPlay Palette Salty Living  and Embrace Life