Monday, February 28, 2022

Sweet Treats of My Life

 Happy Monday to you! Hope you are all well. Today I'm celebrating my 66th birthday, so I thought I'd make an art journal spread about some of the sweet treats of my life. The simple joys, after all. I woke up at 4 a.m. this morning with this spread in my head and spent my day making it.
Base paper is DCWV 12x12" Floral Stack. The stenciled music was done with Tim Holtz's Concerto stencil and Distress inks. The title was created in PSE on a digital image "Spring Frame" by Alex Syberia and colored with Promarkers, Tombows and gel pens. The edge of the frame was colored with a blue Wink of Stella. The Emeraude perfume bottle was printed off the internet and colored by me. The piano keys, hearts and wedding rings are Visible Image stamps I colored and fussy cut. The art stamps were also colored and fussy cut. The woman drinking tea is a Gecko Galz image. Behind it is an Impression Obsession stamp Bookshelves stamped and colored by me. The floral spray is a stamp/die from Avery Elle I colored. The flowers in the red tea tin is Tea Time by Jan's Digi Stamps that I colored. I created my sweet treat words in PSE and printed out then colored with Promarkers. 
I used the current sketch at TN Time with Lisa and Lori, in my faux travel notebook. The bones of the sketch were followed before adding all my little embellishments. The optional twist of their challenge is hearts, which I'd added.
Thought I'd share what the base of my spread looked like after adhering my base paper. This was a 12x12" sheet that had previously been cut into 6" squares, so I adhered the purple strips down because it looked weirder without them. 😊
And a final view. I'm glad I spent my birthday making this. It makes me happy to look at it. I used bright happy colors to appease my Spring Fever. Thanks for visiting me and I hope you have a good night. XOX

Stencil: Tim Holtz Concerto layering stencil
Floral digis by Alex Syberia and Jan's Digi Stamps
I've used Alex Syberia's Spring Frame digi
Favorite Techniques: Coloring, art journaling, stenciling, stamping, die cutting -- I have too many! 💃
My style is eclectic, but here's my scrappy side. 😉
I painted the blue paint brush handle and the 2 red hearts with Wink of Stella glitter brush pens and that's created some texture, plus the paper layers.


My name is Erika. said...

Happy birthday Aimeslee. You start the week with yours and I end the week with mine. So hello to another Pieces. I like how you made the page about yourself to celebrate yourself. FUN! I hope you are celebrating, and I must also thank you for joining us at AJJ again for Elizabeth's challenge. hugs-Erika

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What an amazing way to celebrate your birthday, Aimeslee. This is a stunning beauty and you have found the perfect formula for this spread. I am in awe of all things important in your life have been accounted for with lovely images. Thank you ever so much for sharing this incredible spread wuit us at Art Journal Journey using Bleubeard's and my theme.

Lisa in Texas said...

Happy birthday! What a fun way to spend your day! I love your take on the sketch, this is such a fun spread!! Thanks for joining us at TN Time with Lisa & Lori!!

brenda said...

Happy Birthday for yesterday Aimeslee and what a perfectly colourful way to spend you special day, thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations and We Love Stamping challenges.

B x

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fabulous pages
Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge good luck Ginny DT
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Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Very nicely laid out journal. I think it's cute that the teacup lady has those appropriate words under her. It really tells a story. The opposite side has a lovely music sheet topped off with a beautiful sentiment. Nice work Aimes--Bethie.

Linby said...

Happy Belated birthday. What a fab idea and so pleased it brings you joy to look at it - a great use of your time. thanks for sharing with us at We Love Stamping challenge.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

AW! Happy Belated Birthday Aimes, I didn't know. Looks like you enjoyed doing what you're happy doing and the result is just so colourful and wonderful.
Faith x

Kristine said...

Omgeee... what a wonderful art journal spread and way to spend your birthday 🎂🎈🎁 HAPPY (belated) 🎊🥳🎉 wishing you a year full of blessings my friend❣🌷

Carol said...

A lovely way to spend your birthday. I hope all the day was as good.

Ela said...

Wonderful pages. Thanks for joining us at Penny's paper challenge. Hugs Ela DT

Jan Mahew said...

Happy Birthday Aimeslee! Marvelous Journal Pages. Thank you for showcasing "Tea Time" in your wonderful collage and sharing it with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. I appreciate you joining us and hope you will do it again. Good Luck and Happy Crafting!
(Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

Antjes kaartcreaties said...

Congratulations on your 66th birthday. What a great idea to make an art journal with the nice things in life. It's wonderful.
Thank you for joining Challenge 12 at Gilrz Rebel Challenge.

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a fabulous cheerful page! A great idea and put together so well! I would swap the tea for coffee but I'm with you on life's treats! Thanks for another great entry at TIOT - your journal spread is a real treasure! Hugs, Chrisx

Suze said...

Happy Birthday Aimeslee. Your beautiful spread is full with lots of sweet treats. Thank you for entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Jans Digi Stamps.

Suze said...

I am back again with a different DT hat on. Thank you for entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

The Papercrafting Pixie said...

What a lovely joyful spread. Thank you for taking part in the WeLove2Create challenge, Gabrielle Polkadoodles DT