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Radiate Possibilities - Aim High Journal Page

 Rainy and dreary outside so I decided to go with lots of color in my art journal this morning.

My inspirations are as follows:

*The box on the top of the dresser HERE (part of the Inspiration Challenge today on SCS)
*Valerie's Heavy Metal theme at **ART*JOURNAL*JOURNEY
*The pop art theme in the MIX challenge on SCS

The old lace and the 4 circles at the top of the left side all came out of Great Grandma Taylor's sewing drawer.  The top left circle is rimmed with metal and I believe it may have her handwriting on it a bit.  So fun!  Added in some gold paint plus kept the airplane behind Howard (out of an old Best of Life book bought at a garage sale and already partial cut up).  

Howard Hughes was tinted purple with some ink so he could fall more into the pop art vibe.  He was so interesting and goes with my "Radiate Possibilities - aim high' encouragement.  The balloons are stamped with the Hot Air Balloon stamp from DRS Designs.  The puff circles are DRS Designs as well.  

The background is done with stencils, old hymnal pages, Dylusions sprays, torn mop up bits, and gesso (white and clear).  

Hope your day goes well and you aim high!




  1. Gorgeous page Nancy! I love the colours and that little piece of lace!
    Alison xxx

  2. Love your beautiful journal page Nancy, so much to discover and enjoy.And the uplifting quote is perfect for it. Thanks so much for linking to my challenge at AJJ, much appreciated! Have a great weekend, stay safe and well, hugs,Valerie

  3. love the colours you chose for your page XX

  4. This is a fabulous page Nancy. I like that you chose Howard Hughes. H might have been eccentric but he sure did a lot of things very well. The pop art vibe is fun. Thanks for joining us for Valerie's challenge at AJJ. Hope you're having a nice weekend too, even with some rain. Hugs-Erika

  5. Nancy this is so special, to hold those trinkets and lace from your Great Grandma's sewing draw id such a treat to see. Howard Hughes with that tint adds such an atmosphere to the whole journal page displaying a great message too, we all need to radiate possibility much more in this crazy world around us.
    Stay safe & keep creative Hugs Tracey xx

  6. Wow, this is impressive. An inspiring, beautiful AJJ page.
    Have a happy and healthy week ahead xx

  7. A super journal page Nancy, lots of great details - how nice to be able to use things that mean so much to you - great colour choices.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  8. Fabulous pages! The happy colours of purple and lime green are such a beautiful colour combination 😀. Happy and creative wishes! Hugs, Jo x

  9. Great Journal page so crative!


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