Monday, June 1, 2015

Beautiful Peacock

This mixed media page was fun to make. Let's start with the background. I mixed gesso and grey acrylic paint together and stamped the image on the page. I then used water down acrylic paint in blue and bright green and painted over the stamped image. I drew the peacock on some white card stock and then added it to the page. I used blue, green, yellow, pink and purple acrylic paints for the peacocks feathers. Finishing touches were doodling feathers, using a checkered pattern stamp and a white Sharpie marker. 

I created this page for the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #13 "A Year of Choices."
I selected the theme, "Birds of a Feather." Do Peacocks have wings? Yes they do. They are excellent fliers with beautiful wings. Their beautiful tail is held straight back when they fly.
Some would say peacocks only have 1 feather, they would be wrong! A peacock can hold up to 30 small feathers or 4 HUGE ones but 20 medium or average size feathers. The way peacocks spread they're tail/feathers it can look like just a single feather.

Friday, May 15, 2015


Today's post is a journal page I created for Create Something Catchy Mixed Media Challenge.  I had to think awhile before something hit me?  I decided to create a BINGO card and then add inspirational words to the page.  There are several 3-d items included on this page: crochet flower, star eyelet, ribbons, silver heart and another fabric flower in the lower right corner. 
From the inspirational photo (below) I choose the red, brown and black colors and playfulness of the image.  I add the large red heart to reflect the love they have for each other and the color of the umbrella.
What do you think?

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Bird Weather

Today's post is a journal page which I created using watercolor paint and a fine tip marker.  I really love watching birds and being in nature. 
Below is the photo I used for inspiration (source The tulips are so beautiful in the image. 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Flower and a Butterfly

Today's journaling page was created for the the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge. Their May challenge was flowers. I also wanted to include  something I need to work on. Let's see if you can figure it out. The background was created with a white crayon and watercolors. I wanted the look of a chevron pattern. Do you see it?  The flower was created with Copic markers. I stamped the butterfly on a separate piece of paper and colored the image with Copics. I then wanted the butterfly to be 3-d.
I love this quote, "You can chase a butterfly all over the field and never catch it. But if you sit quietly in the grass it will come and sit on your shoulder.
Challenge Moo-mania - Flowers


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