Contest Winner and Art Journal ~ Law of Attraction

Hello, friends!  Thanks for all your support and enthusiasm over my new site and the Tim Holtz Prize Package.  I used random.org to generate a number from each  possible method of entry (blog comment, newsletter subscribers, facebook friends, etc.) and then pulled a final random number from that group.  And the winner is…Debi Ryan!

Hey Marjie, I finally made it over to your new site- looking good :-)
I’m now network following you as well as already following you on Pinterest, Thanks for the chance to win this awesome Candy :-) Best of Luck with your new ventures, Debi x

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Congratulations, Debi!  Send me your  mailing address and I’ll get the prize package right to you.  Now on to today’s project:

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Here’s a spread I made in my Dyan Reaveley art journal to play along with the Gears challenge at Unruly Paper Arts this month.  I used Tim Holtz’s Sizzix gears and flourish dies and embedded several of each to my page with Gesso.

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Next came the new Mustard Seed Distress Paint and some Golden fluid acrylics followed by stamping in jet black Archival Ink. I used lots of stencils with Pan Pastels, being sure to set the chalks by stepping outside and spraying coats of Workable Fixatif in between layers.  Here are some detail shots:

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I used black Enamel Accents to create faux chains to hang my birdcages and to make table legs for the cage on the bottom left.

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Thanks so much for visiting today.  I hope you’ll find time this month to join in the Gears challenge over at Unruly Paper Arts.  Also linking Inspiration Journal,  Simon Says Stamp and Show, and Creative Every Day.

Marjie

 

Your comments are very much appreciated!

Comments

  1. Look at all that lovely stenciling! =) This is a great project Marjie, love how it turned out. Thanks for joining in our April challenge at Inspiration Journal!

  2. BEAUTIFUL WORK! Thanks so much for linking up with us over at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week! – Ashli 🙂

  3. Fabulously creative and love the PPs colours and the textures.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  4. Congrats to Debi! And what a wonderful layout. Love the texture of the die cut layers! Hugs, Sandra

  5. Love, love, love the texture in this one, Marji! The colors are just bursting with energy, too. But my favorite bit is the mad scientist in the right hand corner. He makes me smile!

  6. Oh MY!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you Marjie and (Random Org 😉 I’ve had a rubbish Easter weekend after falling over and hurting myself, so this is very happy news 😀
    Another beautiful page Marjie, Debi x

  7. Congrats to Debi.
    Your pages are fantastic, love the colors 🙂

  8. Love the subtle effect of the gears in the background and the red framing! Fabulous journal pages! Congratulations to Debi! Hugs!

  9. Gorgeous page, great texture! Congrats to Debi! x

  10. Caroline says:

    Absolutely fantastically gorgeous!! Love anything using mixed media & if it has anything gears related & uses black onto vibrant background. The stenciling & stamping, actually everything about it is fab !! TFS Caroline 🙂

  11. Love those gears, and the warm sunnish colors! WOnderful pages, and congrats to Debi!

  12. Many congratulations to Debi! Fabulous pages Marjie, love the depth you have created with the dies and the wonderful colours you have achieved with the paints and pan pastels. Great to see the stages of development and now I know what to do with those Enamel Accents stuck at the back of my cupboard. Wonderful pages. Hugs,, Anne x

  13. Lynn Stevens says:

    Great texture on these pages Marjie. Did you just use Gesso? or some kind of modeling paste to make them stick?
    Hugs Lynn

  14. Love your journal art Marjie. Fabulous colours and techniques…as always! I finally got started on mine. I have one page done! 🙂

    Wishes
    Debbie

  15. GORGEOUS!! LOVING the colors and you always ROCK the textures!!!

  16. Lovely pages! Congrats to Debi on winning your prize! Valerie

  17. Congratulations Deby!! I love your journal pages Marjie…so bright and fun!!

  18. Congrats to the winner! What a load of goodies! Loving your journal page Marjie, so pretty and vivid. The colors are amazing!

  19. These colors are so vibrant yet deep. .. how you achieve this is so cool.

  20. Gorgeous page and love the process. Very very cool. Congratulations to Debi!

  21. Well done Debi – lucky girl!
    Great pages Marjie. I love how you ’embed’ things on your pages. Gorgeous colours and the use of shadow effect is wonderful.
    Have a good week.
    Julia x

  22. The faux chain is fabulous, what brilliant use of the enamel.
    As always, astonishing use of colour.
    Wishes
    Lynne
    P.S. Congratulations to Debi!

  23. Congrats to Debi! Love how you buried the gears and how they grab paint when buried! That law is one very important law to remember!

  24. Congrats to Debi!
    LOVE this journal spread – GREAT JOB!!!

  25. Marvie texture, love the ghosting effect of the chicken wire look….Congrats to Deb for winning the amazing prize! xox

  26. Great pages Marjie. Love those embedded gears. I’m SO itching to start art journaling. You are a pro at it and so inspiring!

  27. Congrats to the winner and I love your pages!

  28. Gorgeous

  29. Another fabulous set of pages! And huge congrats to Debi – yay!
    Alison x