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Friday, May 29, 2015

Summertime

Good Morning!  Happy Friday!  I have been playing around this week in my journal combining a few challenges together including the Anything But Cute Vintage Garden,  and Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - May's Flowers.  I decided to create a journal page celebrating flowers in a summery garden.
 I started with a layer of gesso in the background.  I then stamped some words in a vertical pattern using a gray ink.  I wanted to add partial bricks so I used the layering stencil with embossing paste to add some areas of distressed brick.
 I added the brick with a mix of sprays to add the color over the background. After the brick and color was dry I added the flowers with embossing paste and white gel pen.

I then added the sentiment and the dragonflies. 

 Sometimes I end up loving a piece of my journal page more than the whole page.  I decided to use a portion of the page as  my new blog header. I might cut down my page and use a piece of it on a card.

Have a great Friday!

Suzz

23 comments:

  1. How gorgeous! Looks great as a blog header too.

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  2. Gorgeous, Sue, yes, it makes a great header also!

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  3. WOW!!! What a wonderful piece!!! Love the colors and the amazing texture!!! Thank you for joining Vintage Garden at Anything But Cute!
    Samra DT

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  4. Oh wow Suzz, I could just melt right into this page! The colours are so vibrant and delicious! Love the brickwork with the flowers layered on top, and dragonflies are just so perfect for a garden scene!

    It's such an honour to have you joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Vintage Garden' challenge, your work is simply amazing! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

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  5. Fabulous - LOVE the colors, texture, design - actually LOVE everything@

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  6. Fabulous! Looks like Summertime in the garden!

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  7. Fabulous! Looks like Summertime in the garden!

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  8. Woow, what an amazing art journal page with all the fabulous layers, textures and colours! Love it!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Vintage Garden' challenge!
    Branka DT

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  9. Oh yeah! Your background and brick work is awesome sauce! What a wonderful use of stencils and texture paste. The colors are so vibrant and yummy! Fantabulous!

    Thanks so much for joining in our first challenge, "Vintage Garden", at Anything But Cute! Hugz! ~Niki

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  10. Gorgeous! And I love it as your blog header.

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  11. Suzz, I love this brilliant page, with the feeling it gives of a hot summer day, cooled by those amazing textured white flowers! What a beautiful piece of artwork you have created! Thank you so much for joining our Vintage Garden challenge at Anything But Cute with this gorgeous garden scene! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

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  12. PS I just became your latest follower, but I can't get my photo to show. Probably a good thing! Ha!

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  13. oooh - so pretty. love the colors. Thanks for playing along with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog!

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  14. wow this looks great, gorgeous colors too!

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  15. Stunning Suzz, it has such a wonderful summery feel to it! Beautiful colours too!! Thanks so much for adding it to our Mixed Media Monthly challenge!!

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  16. Beautiful colors and textures! I just love this art journal page! Love that you made this your header as well!! Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.
    http://www.lynnkopas.blogpot.com

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  17. Pretty! Love the gorgeous pink colors! Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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  18. Love the flower shapes in the white!! They are gorgeous and just pop out of the brick background so well!! Lovely page!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Mixed Media Challenge Blog!!

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  19. Wow! This is amazing! I love the texture and those colors are beautiful. My fav part is all the white flowers you added. That's so creative!

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  20. This is simply fabulous! I love the colors!

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  21. Beautiful page!! Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

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  22. Absolutely lovely. The colors remind me of sherbet.

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  23. gorgeous piece! love how the white texture pops on those pretty colors. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!
    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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