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Thursday, 19 July 2018


I've been wanting to play along with Art Journal Journey this month as it's such a fun theme 'Art for Art's Sake chosen by Chris who say's  "it's all about having fun with techniques and supplies (especially if you have some you don't use often)"

I enrolled on Marjie Kemper's online course Inventive Ink a while ago and had so much fun playing with (bright) colours, something I don't do that often, so I thought that was a great starting point for this theme.

I've used mainly Tim Holtz stamps and stencils along with a TWC Mini Daisy stencil, all of which haven't seen ink for a while.  Something a bit different and it was good to get out of the comfort zone.

Avril xx


froebelsternchen said...

I love this vibrant and multi-layered spread! Great use of the beautiful TH stamps stamps as well!
Just stunning dear Avril!
Thank you very much for joining Chris' Art for Art's Sake theme at Art Journal Journey! Great to have you with us!
Hugs, Susi

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful journal spread, great quotes, too. Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

Janette said...

Fabulous cheery colour combo and I love most things TH so that's a plus, love it Avril..xx

brenda said...

A super fusion of background colours Avril and what a super quote.

B x

Cath Wilson said...

Wonderful spread, Avril. Fab colours and brilliant words! I think our fears and dreams are often in the same place, but that's just my opinion, lol. I have a stamp that says we can't be brave unxless we face what we're scared of and I think that's so true!

Great stencilling and superb colour choices


Lisa said...

This is so stunning, Avril!! The colors are absolutely amazing!! I love the layers of stamping and stenciling!! It's so creative and gorgeous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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My name is Erika. said...

Nice journal spread Avril. I like how you added the quote and the butterfly in black ink. They really jump off the page. Hope it isn't too hot where you are. Hugs-Erika

Gibby Frogett said...

Love the quotes but the colours were the first thing I noticed - they are really gorgeous.
Stunning Journal spread Avril.
Hope your week going well.
Gill xx

Meggymay said...

I also love the quotes you added to this spread Avril. The colours and inky layers are fantastic.
Yvonne xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Those colours and the way they blend together make an excellent background for your stencils and stamps - I love that butterfly! The quotes you have chosen go so well together! I am so pleased you had some fun with Art For Arts Sake! Thank you so much for linking to Art Journal Journey! Hugs, Chrisx

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, your art journal pages are stunning! I love the vibrant colours that you used with the pretty flower stenciling and beautiful stamps - amazing 😁. Happy Friday and wishing you a lovely weekend! J 😊 x

Aimeslee W. said...

Great page, Avril, Marjie would definitely approve. I think she's in Aussieland right now on vacay. I took her class too, still taking my time with it. xoxo

Little Artbee said...

Your choice of colors give me India feeling. I like how your small flowers dance loose around your image. The quotes are also very good. Wonderful composition.
Happy weekend.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I apologize for taking so long to check out this incredible, bright, and happy journal page. Not only is it delightful, sharing it with us at Art Journal Journey makes it equally so. I adore the various layers you used, too.

sally said...

I see that you are spending more & more time on the art journal! Very nice to see that butterfly again too :-)

Sally xx

Marjie Kemper said...

What a gorgeous spread, Avril! Thanks for the shout-out. I'm so glad you enjoyed the class!

Pia S said...

It’s a colorful artsy page. Have never tried anything like this. But one day, when I feel I’m in control of my Christmas card stash, I’m planning to give it a go:)