Friday, March 12, 2021

Art Journal Playtime!

 A happy hello full of sunshine to you! Hope your week went well. I've been needing some play time, so I created a spread in one of my art journals. My fingers are hurting right now, so no commentary unless I add some later. Enjoy my ode to Spring!

Vera Lane digi stamp, Newton's Nook stamps, dies and stencils, Stamplorations die, Crafters Companion and Funky Fossil stencils, my mom's decorative fabric trims, fabric gaffer tape, ribbon, old Doodlebug Just My Type alpha stickers, BG Lily Kate tag, lots of acrylic paints and layers, Pitt, Flair, Gel pens, Promarkers, Wink of Stella, Stickles, computer-generated sentiment my words. (I looked for quotes about Spring and this popped into my head instead.) 


My tag I made from a Basic Grey Lily Kate tag. I'm showing the back of it to show how I made the tag a pocket on my page. I have added my hidden journaling into this pocket about being able to enjoy Spring again after spending decades as a tax accountant having to pretend Spring did not exist... 

  
Close-ups!
  
Close-ups!
  
Close-ups!

And a final view of the spread. Thanks for visiting and happy weekend! xoxo

MY CHALLENGE PLAYLIST:
3.   Creative Artiste March #69: AMMG -- #1/3 The mediums I used are: acrylic paint, india ink, pencil, markers, ribbon, fabric tape, glitter and paper.
4.   Outlawz Color Tuesdays 3/9-3/22 Photo Insp. -- I was inspired by the photo's colorful outdoor setting.  
6.   A Place To Start March #3 (3/1-4/3): Pick a Shape -- #1/8 Rectangle (my page spread is that shape, so is each page of the spread)  
7.   Stamplorations March Stencil Challenge: AAG -- #1/3 I stenciled the mountains, vines, stitching and clouds (and used Stamplorations' For the Birds die)  
8.   Inky Paws Challenge #143: Color Challenge -- #1/3  I've used all the colors and I've used Newton's Nook products: Mountains stencil, Light String stencil, Cottage Garden dies and stamps  
10. Happy Little Stampers March Stencil Challenge: AG -- I stenciled the mountains, vines, grass lines  and clouds.  
14. Scrapping 4 Fun #187: Stitching Real or Faux  -- #1/3 My faux stitching is stenciled in green paint.  
15. MAWTT #128: Spring Is Coming! -- #1/3  
17. Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 9: AG with Colouring -- #1/2  I've used Promarkers, Pitt India Ink Pens, Flair Pens, Gel Pens, Smooch Ink, acrylic paints, Wink of Stella and Stickles to colour my spread.
18. The Library Challenge #78: Garden Birdwatcher's Bible -- I was inspired by the cover's birds and  Spring/Nature/Outdoors vibe.  
19. 613 Avenue Create #3 March 2021: AG + Opt. Slider Card -- #1/8  I don't do slider cards (I do have some Lawn Fawn slider stamps/dies, but I don't have that Round Tuit yet). So I'm playing under the Anything Goes category

44 comments:

Elkes Lebensglück said...

I love your creative page for spring, it is so bright and colorful!
Get well soon for your fingers and have a nice weekend, hug Elke

JFM said...

Very beautiful , colorful, and cheerful.

My name is Erika. said...

I think this is fabulous playtime Aimeslee. Wow. Love that tag journal and the spread. The Janet Klein girl with that BIG flower looks great. Hurrah for spring. Hugs-Erika

My name is Erika. said...

And I should have said thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey too. That's what happens when I pop in from Tag Tuesday and not from the AJJ site. Happy weekend!

Vesna M. said...

Greta project you did, love the colours, so bright and cute.
Thanks for joining us at A Place To Start. Vesna

Linby said...

What a fabulous layout, so colourful. Love the digis and stamps you used too. Thanks for joining in with my use yellow theme at Allsorts challenge this week.
Lynn x

Mervi said...

Joyful page!
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

sheila 77 said...

Hello Aimeslee. I think this is the first time I have visited your blog.
I first of all got massively distracted by your extensive list of materials (what was "Wink of Stella"? and went off to Amazon to find that one where I found the Wink and lots of other fascinating pens too, then got further distracted by your list of challenge sites.
Back to your art which is amazing, so much to look at and a really great colourful overall picture.
I love the purple shiny paper mountains and the letters of "SPRING" and the girl with the hair bunches holding The (beautiful) Single Flower.
And there is a sweet bunny and a fox.
Thanks very much for a great entry on my AJJ challenge.

Tarang Sinha said...

Very pretty, happy sketches. Looks like a children's book illustrations. :)

Christine said...

Beautiful art!

John R said...

Beautiful bright spring colours. Just what's needed after the gloom of winter, Stay Safe.

https://linsartyblobs.blogspot.com said...

It really is a sunshine page.

Linda Kunsman said...

what a glorious spring scene-love the colors!! Happy PPF!

WendyK said...

What a lot to see in your lovely journal pages.

Indy's Designs said...

Fabulous art journal! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Inky Paws!
Hugs,
Debbie

Kim said...

Your project is so much fun. The colors and images are so vibrant and happy!! TFS. Thank you for joining the Scrapping 4 Fun Challene!!

peppylady (Dora) said...

Your art journal, it reminds me of good page for a junk journal. Although I call them creative journal. Most of all you look like your having fun. Happy PPF
Coffee is on and stay safe

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is an absolutely incredible spring inspired journal spread. I love how you took us through the process of how you created it, too. It's a beauty and so perfect for Sheila's theme at Art Journal Journey. So glad to see you sharing your incredible art with us this month, dear.

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

That sentiment is hillarioius. Fantastic pages. So many elements added to your background. Great job.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! Aimeslee, what beautiful and uplifting journal pages, Beautiful colours and images and wonderful fun Spring quote. Love it ALL.
Hope you're OK.
Faith x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Sorry you are struggling again - hope you feel better soon! This spread is so full of joy - I am so looking forward to Spring - it's very grey here today but there is a promising weather forecast for next week!
This is a brilliant entry for both Art Journal Journey and for Try It On Tuesday! Thank you for joining us and for cheering meep! Hugs, Chrisx

pinky said...

Your art journal is super gorgeous, beautiful bright colours and very uplifting! Thanks for joining us at Tag Tuesday this time.

Chrissy said...

Beautiful, fun, happy and full of sunshine art journal page,gorgeous work..
Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Chrissy DT  https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/

Zoe Tant said...

Colourful journal thanks for sharing at MAWTT. Zoe DT

DVArtist said...

Well you have been having some fun! Everything looks wonderful. Have a nice weekend.

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Beautiful Mixed Media pages! Love the bright colors and the stitching!
Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
Rachelle DT
https://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com

Chana Malkah said...

Hi, Aimeslee,

Your spread is fabulous. Today is a really awesome day here in Georgia and looking at this makes me want to go outside and just walk around in the fresh air. I think I will do that as soon as I finish your comment.

I would love to see this in our challenge at 613 Avenue Create. We haven't seen any entries from you lately and we miss you!

Hugz,
Chana

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous spread Aimeslee and you put your 'play time' to good use. This is such a happy page and I love the quote you used. Spring months must have been a nightmare for you working in tax accounting, so ENJOY!
Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday,
Avril x

ahlers5 said...

These are such wonderful pages. I can't imagine how long it took to do these. So much work, but so worth the effort. I have always thought about making some king of book, but don't even know where to start. Maybe, I will think about doing a 12X12 book for the images that I have been coloring lately. I don't exactly know what to do with them. Putting the in a book with designed pages might work. I got your package. Thank you. I love all the art stamps. I may use them to make a card for my art teacher daughter-in-law.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome use of the cloud stencil on this super fun journal layout. Screams Spring to me~ Thanks for joining in at HLS Stencil Challenge

Michele said...

gorgeous journal play! plenty of whimsy, love it! xo

Monica C. said...

This is such a fun journal page! I love the spring look, the Vera Lane girl is as fun and quirky as ever. I love the bright yellow silhouette animals and birds. I need to get my art journal out again. You have so inspired me.
So sorry about your achy fingers!
Hugs Monica

Meggymay said...

Beautiful springtime journal pages Aimeslee, I am so happy you have linked them to Try it on Tuesdays and Art Journal Journey.
Sorry I haven't been visiting here as much as I would like to recently, I'm sure you understand.
Stay safe.
Yvonne xx

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous and colorful Art Journal pages, Aimeslee. So pleased you added your page with the STAMPlorations die cut birds to our STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge. Hugs..Nancy

Laurie said...

Oh my gosh this is utterly amazing, it’s just beautiful. I feel so inadequate in my journal page submission lol,, wow,, your work is amazing! Your e an inspiration for sure!

Andree said...

A lovely journal spread. You've created a super scene with gorgeous colours and subtle textures.
Thank you for joining in with our March challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media. Good luck x

Sue - said...

Fabulous pages! Thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge.

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

I do love your ode to Spring and you get to enjoy it now YAY!!!! The words on your tag did make me smile. What a great spread bright and truly beautiful. Many thanks for sharing @ Creative Artiste, good luck in the challenge.
Hugs TRacey xx
P.S Hope those fingers are better now??

Jacq said...

Sorry to hear you're not too good and your hands hurt, hope you're soon feeling better.

You've created a great journal spread here, Aimeslee! There's so much to see in it, it must have taken you an age to do but I would say it is well worth it! I wish our weather was like this. Today was the first full day of spring but it's done nothing but rain! :( Still, brighter days ahead, I'm sure!
Thanks for joining us over at The Outlawz Colour Challenge, it's always a delight to see your projects.

Marina said...

Beautiful fresh colours and lots of interest. Thanks for joining The Library.

Irmelin Eriksson said...

So joyful! I get really happy when I see your creation. Thanks for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create. Hugs from DT-Irre

MariLynn said...

love all the little yellow butterflies. They make me happy. Thanks for sharing with STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge.

Diane Louise J said...

Thanks for entering your lovely spring themed journal pages into our challenge.
Diane (Team Leader, Moving Along With The Times) xx

Vivi Casale said...

beautiful journal! Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create!
xx
Vivi