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Dogwoods, Dragonflies and a Zombie

 Dogwood flowers are so pretty and my Mother loved them.  They inspired me to do this Art Journal page and two cards this weekend.

I was also inspired by these lovely words.  I stamped the DRS Designs Dogwood Branch image a ton of times, and then water-colored and fussy cut them out while watching a movie.  Then I used white gesso over my journal page, splattered it with various colors, and assembled my wreath.  It needed something else so I added in the bee.  

I am linking this Art Journal Page to the **Art*Journal*Journey* "Inspired By" theme for April.

Here are my two cards also made with the Dogwood Branch.

I tucked in the Chick on a Nest image for some cuteness.  I splattered the top background as well.  The bottom panel was done with sprays and sponging.

The jar is a CTMH Die that I made a border around using a metal nib and India Ink.  I also used the ink to do my framing around the main panel and the tag.  

I also was inspired by the Watercolor Challenge where we watched  THIS VIDEO and I did this Art Journal page.

Lastly, I used a Stabilo pencil, water, India Ink and a white gel pen do to this super fun Zombie card:

It was inspired by THESE characters from the Inspiration Challenge - of course, I picked the spookiest ones! LOL.  

Thanks for visiting!  




  1. You are on a roll, Nancy. You have given us some beautiful cards to ooh and ahh over. The two dogwoods are so different, yet made from the same supplies. Stunning. The jar filled with Mother's Day wishes is incredible. I love the frames you created. They look so artsy and perfectly beautiful.

    Your journal pages are beautiful. I especially love the dragonfly. The soft springlike pastel colors you chose set the mood of the journal page. Thank you for sharing it with us at Art Journal Journey honoring Eileen's theme, too. And of course, that zombie is a hoot!

  2. Your dogwood flower art is so beautiful Nancy. That wreath is amazing. And you added the perfect quote. If that wasn't a journal page you could frame that. And I love how you used them to those cards too. And what is it about splattering a background that finishes a page? All your art such a treat. Thanks for sharing with us at AJJ. Hugs-Erika

  3. love the title of your post, it really made me smile :)
    Dogwood flowers are one of my favorites and so are zombie series- awesome cards ♥

  4. Wow, Nancy, you have made some fabulous pieces, one lovelier than the other! Love the dog-wood wreaths, so pretty. The dragonfly is my fave today. And thanks for joining us at AJJ, much appreciated! Hugs, Valerie

  5. I didn't think I would ever see those three things together! Maybe Dogwoods and Dragonflies but not Zombies as well.
    Super projects Nancy, they are all fabulous but I especially like the beautiful Dragonfly.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  6. The cards are so beautiful and journal page and the Zombie card is great !
    Hug Elke

  7. Beautiful cards and journal pages - the blossom looks so lovely! Love the words on your page. Hugs, Chrisx


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