Saturday, August 30, 2014

Journal 52 - Make time

This my page for the Make Time prompt on Journal 52. I don't know if you guys know, but I am originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. So, I decided to write a song about time in Portuguese.

I had so much making this page.

I used:
Acrylic paint
Modeling paste

Art Journal Page: FREEDOM

There was no special reason for this one... I just wanted to be free to create! I really liked how the butterfly turned out!

I used:
Acrylic paint
Oil pastels
colored pencils

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Daisy Yellow - Art Journaling Tangents and Tactics: Tangent #4 - GRID

This one was great! I didn't leave any space for journaling bit I realized that too late... I can always make another grid! They are so much fun!

Daisy Yellow - Art Journaling Tangents and Tactics: Tangent #3 -ACCORDION BOOK

This little book is just so fun to make!! I made this one with my daughter
and she really liked it! 

Daisy Yellow - Art Journaling Tangents and Tactics: Tangent #2 - HALFFULL HALF EMPTY

This  page has a little boo. I was supposed to write positvd thoughts in the circles and I did the opposite. I believe the purpose of this page was to visualize all the good as opposed to all the bad in our lives, how much we are blessed. So, I am sure the purpose was met.

I used:

Acrylic pAinf
Permanent markers
Round things for the circles

Daisy Yellow - Art Journaling Tangents and Tactics: Tangent #1 -SUNBURST

I decided to give this one from Daisy Yellow a try because it sounded so freeing... And it was! I loved using watercolor to make this page... 

I only used:
Permanent marker

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Krazy Island Studios - Paint... And only paint!

First, I just have to say that I have never used paint like this before and to be honest, I was literally afraid of trying. Instead of running from the challenge, which I thought about more than once LoL, I decided to try now and see how it went. This is the result... It can be simple and basic, but I am very proud of myself for completing this page. Thank you Claudia Rossi for the opportunity!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Art Journal Page: Love Always

This journal page has a very special meaning to me. My husband works at from home and spends a long time away from us... "Love always" is an expression he uses a lot when sending me messages. So, baby, this journal page is for you. I love you beyond words!

In this page I used:
-gel medium
-Tim holtz tissue paper
-a piece of cardboard
-acrylic paint
-oil pastels
-chipboard letter
-Dylusions ink spay
-washi tape

Monday, August 18, 2014

Krazy Island Studios prompt: Wings

Today I realized a few things about myself and I decided to make a page about that... Of course I took the change to add my butterflies, as the prompt for the Krazy Island Syudios this week is WINGS!

I used:

- gesso
- Dylusions ink sprays
- glass beads
- cut outs 
- oil pastels
- a little embellishment
- stencils

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Art Journal Page - Journal 52 prompt: GRATITUDE

I usually don't follow prompts very well. I do tend to stray at some point, but this prompt really inspired me to create something that came from a very special place in my heart. This page is for Journal 52 and the prompt is GRATITUDE. I decided to write a prayer that says: "Lord, I am grateful for everything you have done for me and my family over the years. I am grateful for all the blessings you have always given us! I am  grateful for my daughters' lives and for the love my husband and I share everyday. Lord, you have never abandoned us in times of need or happiness. I am grateful for my art! Thank you for everything!"

For this page I used: Caran D'ache Water soluble crayons, cardstock, manila paper, oil pastels, Faber-Castell brush markers, washi tape, a wood tag, fabric, mini clothes pin, collage element and gel accent on the butterfly. 

Krazy Island Studios prompt: Summer is Hot!

This is my page for the Krazy Island Studios. This week's prompt was Summer is Hot! For me, Summer is spending great days at the beach, either here in Trinidad or in Brazil. The tag says: "The best kind of therapy is beach therapy", which is completely true for me! I used gelatos, fabric, cardstock, inktense pencils, oil pastels and embellishments.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Art Journal Page: Everything is possible

This page has been in my head for days! I am just glad I had the chance to put it on paper... I was thinking about Journal 52 and the prompt for week 1 (Up, up and away!), when I felt inspired to make a page about growing, developing into something better... this kind of thing. I am proud of the result and that motivated me to keep going...

In this page I used:
-decorative napkin
-matte medium
-rubber stamps
-colored pencils
-permanent fine marker
-glossy accent (for the boots)

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Postage Stamp Swap

These are my cards for the postage stamp swap at AFA. I used:

-old book page
-flower background
-postage stamps
-embossibg technique

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Krazy Island Studio prompt: Gears and gadgets

This week's prompt was a bit challenging because some of my gears products have not arrived yet. But I used what I had in hand and it came out really nice. I used:

Aged paper
Matte medium
Acrylic paint
Modeling paste
Collage elements
Inktense pencil

Friday, August 1, 2014

Krazy Island Studios Prompt: Pockets

This is my art journal page for the Krazy Island Studio. This week's prompt was POCKETS. This was my take on it. I used cardstock, modeling paste, stencils, gelatos, letter stickers, stamps and brads to complete this page. I learned a lot during the process. I also learned that Mod Podge is my favorite glue!