Wednesday, May 25, 2016


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It certainly feels like summer time here as it was almost 90 degrees!!!  Too hot, too soon for me!  I was scrambling around for summer wear for work, looking for a fan for the bedroom and wishing we had the air conditioners in the windows!!!!  LOL  This image just makes me think of the beach and warm summer breezes, and a polka-dot bikini!!!  Nice long weekend ahead so I am happy about that and it doesn't matter what the weather is as I am not in work!!!  Thanks for stopping by, till next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Crafts and Me Challenge - Faces
Crafts and Me Facebook Challenge - Summer Feeling
More Than Words - Facebook Mini Challenge - use the word "Time"
PaperPlay Sketches #008
Card Recipe
Digital Image - Cali Girl colored with Copic Markers
Skin E0000 E000 E00 E01 E02 E11
Hair BG0000 BG000 B01 BG01 BG02 BG04
Glossy Accents for eyes
Liquid Pearls in her hair, stardust on her dress, papers and rhinestones from Recollection
Hero Arts letter stamps used to create "Summer Time"

Saturday, May 21, 2016


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Mermaids - have appeared in folklore of many cultures.  Being legendary aquatic creatures - that have been said to cause shipwrecks, can foretell and/or provoke disasters, I think pirates are in love with them; at least,  I think Captain Jack Sparrow is quite smitten here in my journal!!!!  Without a doubt, they are just fascinating to think about and I just love any mermaid images.  So this digital image from Ching-Chou Kuik called "Flow Followers" is just another one of my faves and a delight to color!!

I just had to make a page for her in my Art Journal book along with Captain Sparrow!!  So much fun to create.  My details are below.

I am entering this into the Facebook Challenge for Ching-Chou Kuik on Mermaids for the month of May!!

Thanks so much for coming by and I hope to see you soon for my next post.  I was hoping I would have time to use this image to make a card - but time just might flow on by before I get a chance;)  Till next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Art Journal Page Recipe:
Digital image colored with copic markers and shaded with pencils
Glossy accents in her eyes and on the sea turtles shells; stardust used for the water bubbles and outline of my page edge.
Background created with gesso, distress paints - Broken Chins and Bundles Sage
Gel Medium to seal it all
Words computer generated, fussy cut and applied with gel medium and shaded edges with same inks
Shading around Captain Sparrow and the Mermaids with Pitt Pens
White gel pen for hi-lights
Stamps in the background all stamped with Archival Black Ink Pad - Star of India ship, heart bubbles and regular bubbles and a kissing fish
Stencil in background from Tim Holtz "coffee splatters" and I used my textured paste on this.
Black Soot edging around the pages and then added the stardust.  I have to have sparkle on my pages somewhere!! :)

Monday, May 9, 2016


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I am not in my comfort zone with animals.  I love coloring all those beautiful girlie girls with flowing hair and big eyes!  That is my comfort zone.  But now and then you have to push yourself, so I did and I must say I was pleasantly surprised.  This is a digital image from Ching-Chou Kuik.  Perhaps the reason I am happy with the turn out is because I modeled the image of the cat after my cat Sam! He is a ginger/white cat with a loving personality.  Being an indoor cat - he would love to be this cat "walking on the wild side"!!!  So here is my card and thanks for stopping by, till next time, Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Image colored with Copic Markers:  E000 E00 E11 E01 E93   Cat & Girl's hair YR21 YR23 YR27 E01 C00  Cat & Girl Eyes YR01 YG21 YG25 YR27 YG13 YG07  Cape B45 B26
Colored pencils for shading
Papers - Maja Design/Walking in the Forest
Glossy accents for the Cat's eye  Star dust for the dress and necklace
MS Punch for the branch and colored with distress inks
Ribbon from stash and I used distress inks to shade the edges of the papers and the card base

613 Avenue Create Challenge #175 - Anything Goes
CCK 2016 May Challenge - Cats or Dogs  GDT
Paper Play Sketches Challenge #007                  This is the Paper Play Sketch:

Thursday, May 5, 2016


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The "moment" I saw this challenge at More Than Words, I just knew what I was going to create.  I played the song One Moment In Time, sung by Whitney Houston and watched the music video for the 1984 Olympics - I always cry with that video and music playing - then it was off to the drawing table and here is my finished mixed media art journal pages for this challenge:
More Than Words Challenge - Use the word "Moment" and the creative challenge of using a clock in your design.   This is their board:

And this is my Art Journal Page:

I wanted the computer generated text to seem to float on my pages.
Clock and Wings were fussy cut and painted with distress inks.
The stamps used are from Graphic 45 - Steampunk - for the Wings;
Finnabair - Never Too Late cling stamps and Script cling stamp from Finnabair
Digital image is from Ching-Chou Kuik  - I love her images.  This one is "Time Flies".
I colored it with Copic Markers.  Glitter added to her clock and glitter added to the wings on the other side of the journal page.  I have to have some glitter on my pages:)
The background pages I started with a collage of cut out pieces from Webster's Pages and gessoed over that before adding all my paint mediums.
Distress Paints - Worn Lipstick, Broken China
Distress Ink Aged Mahogany for edging along with Distress Ink Black Soot
Gelatos added for some brightness
Gesso watered down for splatters
Liquid pearls in the digital image hair and here and there
White gel pen for highlights
Shadowing added with Distress Crayons - Mermaid Lagoon and Rasberry.