Monday, August 27, 2012

trust and a little pixie dust

Sweet friends,
Tell me I'm crazy but whenever I'm creating, I know that my art angels are working with me. Beside me. A little help goes along way :). I feel grateful for this. I wished it, though. Hard enough and it is given. I believe we all could ask for a little help every now and then :). For it to work, we must TRUST our heart & go with what we feel like creating. Maybe, it's their magic dust that makes it all better. LOL.

My friend Sharon Y. is brilliant with words and has good eye for beautiful quotes.  This particular one struck a chord. I LOVE it and is perfect for my heavenly little friends :).

It says;
 "All you need is trust, and a little pixie dust" - Peter Pan.


For these pages, I skipped layers and heavy collage. Instead, I made circles on wet gesso with my finger to create texture. I washed the embossed pattern paper on opposite page with gesso as well. Dried the pages before coloring them with red pan pastel.


Super excited to see 'CAUTION' tapes on my pages!. White dots as magic dust, besides silver sequins and snowflakes.


Embossed pattern paper as background. Close up of the circles from pattern paper. Lastly, scribbled 'trust' with white gel pen.
These pages were sprinkled with LOVE, to be sure :). 

Until next, good night!. Have a great day tomorrow :). 
Hugs.

22 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness is this page sooooo amazing!! I love all the different ways of writing, the circles, the rich red color is WOW, love love this all!! How fun I can see you had on this page, all your heart and love always shine thru them and makes me smile and believe anything is possible!! Thanks again for all the details and the close-ups, love love the textures and colors.

    How did you write/paint/ in black, it looks so good but can't figure it out. The white dots are sooo perfect on it???

    I love that you did TRUST in white first, looks great, is that a stamp??
    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. thanks so much, Dawn!. I wrote the bold black letters with a very small paint brush, dipped in black india ink.

      You're right, I stamped 'TRUST' with white gesso as the base, that way the black letter will pop up. I used foam stamp. It did not work as I would want it, so I added dotted lines all over the black letters with a fine white gel pen. Try this, so much fun :).

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  2. LOVe this page my friend. Your lettering looks amazing. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Hugs~

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    1. thanks, Linda!. I still need lots of practice. With technology I don't write much except for journal pages :).

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  3. I love looking through your journal pages. You have such an amazing talent.

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    1. thanks, Connie!. I'm happiest when I could share my work and to learn from others as much :).

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  4. What a wonderful 2 pager! I adore "Peter Pan" too and have leaned on "him" for several quotes. Hugs,

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    1. LOL. he's inspiring!. Thanks so much, Sandi.

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  5. Haa! Shahrul I love your bold writing here. The black and the white letters look awesome on the red background.I too love to find ideas from simple things. The circles with your fingers are great.
    Thank you for your lovely comment on my AJ post.
    SusaN

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    1. thanks so much, SusaN!. We just need to be a good observer, don't we?. Many little things never fail to inspire one who listens and sees :).

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  6. Hi, it is so nice getting a visit from you. I'm glad that you like my hat stands and thanks for sharing your ideas. Have a wonderful day, Connie :)

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    1. Any day, Connie! You have a great one too :).

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  7. a wonderful little quote that certainly inspired you to work your magic in your journal. Love the red background with the black and white words, and the somewhat hidden "caution" signs-well done again my friend!

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    1. just wish I could do poetry :). I'm suck at it, so one must resort to the magicland it seems, LOL. Thanks so much, Linda!.

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  8. Soooooooooooooo much yummy texture! I had no idea the red pan pastel is so rich and deep.... need to pick up a tub of that one to add to my stash. Love the treatments you've done here with the gesso, the text, dots, etc... beautiful pages!

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    1. totally is but nothing compares to dylussion inks! I'm NOT giving up to do better with them though, LOL. You're my inking goddess :).

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  9. I haven't told you lately that I love your journal pages
    (at least not today). As always lovely and inspirational and may the art gods/fairies whoever they are always be with you and keeping you inspired to create such awesomeness :)

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    1. oh how LOVELY. Thanks for all your wishes. Hugs!

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  10. I love the quote and what you've done to create all the texture. I'm inspired to get painting/collaging now :)

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    1. yes, yes ... that happen to me quite often when I see an artwork so inspiring!. For me sometimes, sleep can wait and I do get get into trouble, LOL. Thanks so much for visiting!

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  11. I love this page, I haven't been back to your blog, I'm blown away with the pages you've been coming up with. You are brilliant! I love this page with the bold white word trust in the bottom and a cursive over, love love it!

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    1. Hey Sharon!!. Oh so glad to see you visiting :). That was your beautiful fun little quote, do you remember? Inspired, hence a whimsy spread on my journal. Hugs.

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