Art Journaling ~ Who Asked You?

I recently bought Dyan Reaveley's new Survivor stamps and as soon as they came, I knew I had to have a play right away. They're quite large (as big as my hand) and I love the expressions on their faces and Dyan's signature wild hair. This is my large (9X12) journal, to give you a feel for the size of the face stamp.

I was wondering what I wanted to say on this page and this question came to mind.  Dyan has some very funny and edgy stamps on the market, so I imagine that's where my mind went on this one. (For instance, one of her Christmas stamps says “Jingle your own damn bells.”)

Kemper art journal with Dylusions

I decided to color only her eyes, since there was so much color elsewhere.

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  1. Lynne Moncrieff on September 12, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    That is a large stamp.
    She looks great paired up with the sentiment you created and I like that you only coloured her eyes.

  2. shilpa on September 6, 2014 at 9:29 am

    You always make amazing pages with Dylusions, this is not exception. For first few minutes I just observe and try to find out how you would have created those layers. great !!
    Thanks for inspiration, Marjie

  3. Tracy on September 6, 2014 at 3:34 am

    Those big bold letters – and the whole sentiment – work so well with the face.

  4. Jackie P Neal on September 5, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    Fabulous spread Marjie!! I love the attitude! And as always- your colors are delish!! See you soon!! “)

  5. Brenda Brown on September 5, 2014 at 5:42 am

    Oh wow, what a fabulous, colourful and dramatic couple of pages. Love the new stamps and how you have used them.
    Enjoy the weekend.
    hugs Brenda xxx

  6. Mo,nica on September 5, 2014 at 1:01 am

    Fabulous creation Marjie…. As always I just LOVE what you shared !!!!
    Thanks a lot for your inspirational art !!!!
    Hugs from Monica… Spain

  7. Anita Houston on September 4, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Yeah!!!! Boy don’t we wish we could say that more?!! I love DR new images! Great pages!!!

  8. Silvia on September 4, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    A fabulous page, great design.

  9. gio on September 4, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    I love this stamp and you made with it a striking page!! Gorgeous layers…Well done, Marjie!

  10. Kirsten Alicia on September 4, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Fantastic page! I love the words & the new DR stamp is great.

  11. Anne R on September 4, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    The words really made me smile Marjie, I have been lucky enough to take a few of Dyan’s classes at her shop and I can just imagine her saying those words – well chosen! Love the colours and the wonderful layers you created. Anne xx

  12. Claudine Criner on September 4, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    I too am in love with Dyan’s new stamps. So cool! I love your page Marjie, always so full of layers and great ideas! Visually stunning!

  13. Kay Wallace on September 4, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    Marjie, this is just so much fun…art with “attitude,” if you will! Made me smile. More great stamps from Dyan…oh, my! Love that you colored in only those great eyes on your image. Speaks volumes!

  14. Sandy Dehon on September 4, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    I love the contrast between the light and dark and the bright color – not to mention your wonderful design. I know – who asked me right! Have you seen Alison yet? You lucky ladies.
    Sandy xx

  15. Alison on September 4, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Fabulous inky layers! xxx

  16. Valerie-Jael on September 4, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Lovely pages and stamps, great colours. Valerie

  17. Terry on September 4, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Your desk looks like a chemistry lesson in progress! Love these pages and all the layers of color! That stamp does leave a bold impact and I love it and love this! Hugs!

  18. Julie Gillespie on September 4, 2014 at 9:21 am

    Love this page! Your colours and composition are amazing as always.

  19. Susan on September 4, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Love the way those letters pop and that you can see all of your beautiful work on them!

  20. Julie Tucker-Wolek on September 4, 2014 at 8:04 am

    So gorgeous!! I am loving that image!!!!!!

  21. Belinda Basson on September 4, 2014 at 7:41 am

    I just bought some of those masks too, but have not tried them out yet. Glad you gave them such a rave review, now I need to find time to get to my desk and journal!