**Art*Journal*Journey* is one of my favorite places. I have learned so much about journaling from the participants. I have bought all kinds of goodies as well - those women are enablers - lol. I guess that is how it is with new hobbies though - you need the basics (and the cool stuff). THIS post by Alison (Words and Pictures/butterfly) inspired one of my shopping trips (on-line of course) and THIS one by another Alison (Crafttrog's Arty Adventures) lead me to bunches of videos and more purchases (and steeping tea for today's projects). I learn from every post on **Art*Journal*Journey* plus I get to see pictures of food, treasures, flowers, and architecture from all over the world. A delight for sure.
Last green posts for the month - I can't wait to see what the theme is for April. All my BAJ journal pages are from Psalms. I am 55% done with Psalms now!
This one was a base of gesso, layers of watercolor and watery distress ink, sprays of Distress Resist, then a stamp of the River City Rubber Company's Big Ugly Bass in TH Distress Vintage Photo. I added a bit of green ink on the Ugly Bass and stenciled it in as well using my fave chicken wire stencil. Added in some Vintage Photo using an Andy Skinner stencil. I love how the Distress Resist worked on the fish and inks. The bass is not a sea monster but it just worked for these fun words in Psalms 74 speaking of God's illustrated strength.
On the card and the BAJ, I sponged on distress oxide in broken china and black soot (regular distress ink). The experiment on the BAJ before this one made some cool patterns appear when I sponged. How cool!
The idea for the page came from THESE socks at Joy of Socks. I also entered this in the Inspiration Site Challenge at Splitcoaststampers.com.
I also made several cards this past week (here are the ones with green since my post is about green).
This was for a SCS challenge to use elements that spell out FLORA.
F - Flowers and Framing
O - Orange
R - Rabbit
A - I drew in some As and the rabbit is aerial (lol)
The next card was done for a Flower Fairy Challenge on SCS. We were instructed to look up our Flower Fairy on the Flower Fairy site. Then we were supposed to make a card from our flower fairy. I just decided to draw my flower fairy and flower (Nasturtium).