Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Happy Girls are the Prettiest..........

It's been awhile, so I thought I would post my art journal page that I submitted to the Limor1278 MM July Contest on her Facebook group page.  I have a Glitz stamp set that I love the quote stamp in by Audrey Hepburn, "Happy girls are the prettiest!"  It's sooo true.  Beauty comes from deep within.

For the page, I first layered 4 or 5 torn scrapbook paper pieces and covered the whole page.  I then white washed with gesso.  I tried a couple of masks from Prima with Tsukineko color sprays.  I then tried a mask with some green acrylic paint, which didn't work.  So, I washed the whole page with the green, which I liked and brought out the two other masks I used first.  I then grabbed a Crafter's Workshop stencil and using Black Soot Distress Ink, stenciled the while page.            


I then decided to try drawing a girl again.  She's not perfect by far, but I kind of like her.  For her clothing I created a pattern and cut from Prima scrapbook paper (Alla Prima & Annalee). Her neck area I cut from Alla Prima as well.  I then colored her face and hair with Distress Inks and Tsukineko color sprays.  I cut her headband from the Annalee paper to match her pants. Inked edges and put together.

I stamped with Black Stazon the Audrey Helpburn quote and then from Prima the Beauty and Style stamps.  I decided that she needed shoes, but she has no feet.......hmmmmm?!  Ok, it's the end of the day and she is headed for the beach, she can carry her shoes.  These were stamped with a Prima stamp on a paper from the Annalee Prima line.

I had fun creating this page while watching the Olympics.  I have been behind with the Tim Holtz monthly tag challenge and hope to get caught up soon.  I am currently working on a journal that I will show soon.