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Butterflies!! Love them!


Okay!!  Day 2 of the 90-day Blog Challenge!  I LOOOOVE creating with napkins.  They give fantastic texture to a page if you want them too…..but the patterns and images on them are just so fun and with this particular napkin…..so vibrant and fun!!  I’d found this quote and just had to try it on a journal page.  I love to play with different lettering and was really pleased with how this page turned out!!  There is really nothing more than a couple of pieces of this napkin, some doodling with a black and white pen and my quote.  The colors in this napkin lent itself beautifully to an art journal page and there was really nothing more I could add to it.  Does that make it cheating and not really an “art” journal page…..I don’t know…..and I really don’t care!!!  LOL.


I just LOVE the colors and the depth of layers of color on these napkins!  I used my Unibal Signo white gel pen which I think is an amazing pen that writes over anything!!!  There is a trick to using it and you have to be patient and write slow…..but it covers like a dang!  The black pen I used on this page was my go to Pilot Perma-Ball pen, which like it’s counterpart will seriously write over anything!  This lettering style I learned from my friend Sandee Setliff in a series of lettering YouTube videos she did.  Here’s a link to her YouTube channel so you can check her videos out!!


And here’s the full page…..


So, there is day 2!! Now we’ll see if the post date thingy works…..LOL.

As always, I appreciate you stopping by and any comments.

Here are the other lovely ladies who are also joining in on the challenge:

Tamiko McCurry

Sandee Setliff

Donna Leuders

Sharon Estes

Sandy Beach



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I’ve had a busy week of I’m not sure what!!!  I haven’t been down in my studio since last week and I’m here to play along with Sandee over on the Frosted Designs Facebook group again for her weekly Sunday with Sandee.  This week she was mixing sprays to make more of a pastel color using a white linen spray and some ordinary colored sprays.  I didn’t have a completely white spray so I decided to use some white acrylic paint and a few of my Tim Holtz Distress Ink refills.  I used Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean and Picked Raspberry.  For the main sprays on the page I used some of my trusted Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays of Luscious Lime, Hibiscus Rose, Caribbean Blue, Mango Mania and Pineapple Paradise.  I started by spraying the top corner with some of the Mango Mania and Pineapple Paradise, letting it run together a bit and then heat setting it.  I took a small round lid from a spray can and covered up a portion of that area to use as the sun for my final project.  I then alternately sprayed with my other Lindy’s sprays and the mixed ones I did all over the page and used one of my homemade stencils of the honeycomb.  I heat set between coats and added some of the Pineapple Paradise from time to time to fill in and help to blend the colors.  Once all my spraying was done I lifted the cap I’d put down and Ta Daaaa……a sun!!  I took my molding paste and a cloud stencil my Mom found for me at her local Dollar Store and made some clouds over the sun and sky and I didn’t have a leaf stencil so I took a piece of plastic packing I’d saved and actually cut out a leaf design to use as a stencil.  I lightly sketched a branch out in pencil and added the stenciled leaves to the page.  I used my Gun Metal Liquid Pearls and filled in the branch and outlined the leaves.  I cut some white butterflies out from a piece of patterned paper and added some color using my water brush and my Lindy’s Caribbean Blue and Hibiscus Rose.  Added some doodles (dangles) and the quote!



I found the quote while surfing the internet the other evening and can’t remember where I found it.  The lettering I hand wrote.  I added some Goosebumps for some texture to the butterflies.

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And that’s it!! Have a most wonderful day and thank you ever so much for taking the time to stop in.