IMG_1255Artists in Blogland has started a new challenge called Fall Fearless and Fly… there are several prompts to choose from and they welcome all types of media (art journaling, stamping, scrapping, etc.)  Carolyn Dube and Jessica Sporn are at the helm and besides their own very impressive art, they have a roster of visiting talent that will make you want to visit regularly over the next several months.

The current challenge has three prompts, and you're free to use any or all of them.  I went with their color prompt (warm ones) on this art journal spread.  I'm also linking to The Artistic Stamper‘s October challenge and to Art Journal Every Day.

I covered the whole page with masking tape before applying acrylic paints and archival inks. The large heart is leftover patterned paper that I stamped and stenciled on, and it's outlines with gelatos.  That oversized number strip is foam stamp from a long-ago QVC purchase.  The three butterflies are Wendy Vecchi's Studio 490 and I gave them some black enamel accents for their feelers. The large one is part of the quote, which reads “When you are through changing, you are through.”

Many thanks for the visit.  Have a great weekend!



  1. Silvia on October 15, 2012 at 10:10 am

    That rocks, the colors are amazing.

  2. Ali TS on October 13, 2012 at 1:07 am

    So vibrant and such a true quote – it’s wonderful.

  3. Sioux on October 12, 2012 at 4:52 am

    Love the quote and the way it brings the page together. Great colours too. Thanks for playing at The Artistic Stamper this month.
    xoxo Sioux

  4. Nicie Ibarra on October 11, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Beautiful!!!!!! Love the colors and all the layers!!! :)

  5. Carolyn Dube on October 10, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    What great texture you started with the masking tape and then just layered on the color goodness! So glad you joined Fall Fearless and Fly!

  6. funny on October 10, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    ho c’est si joli !!! j’aime beaucoup toutes ces belles couleurs et le travail !!

  7. Helen Tilbury on October 10, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Everything about this spread appeals Marjie! Really stunning!!

  8. Cath on October 10, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Love the bold, bright colours – so you x

  9. Cath on October 10, 2012 at 10:09 am

    LOVE these bright colours and they’re so you x

  10. Wanda Hentges on October 10, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Love this spread, Marjie!!!!!!!!!!!! The colors, layout and especially the butterfly flowers!!!

  11. Inkypinkycraft on October 9, 2012 at 9:53 am

    A gorgeous piece, stunning colours and fab execution!! Beautiful! Trace x
    Sorry haven’t been here for a while been off colour!

  12. Evelyn Jeanne Shaw on October 9, 2012 at 8:19 am

    Thats good, your blog is cool, i like it. Thanks for the efforts my friend.

  13. Janet on October 8, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    I love your intense colors! Your page is beautiful!

  14. Valerie-Jael on October 7, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Lovely piece, gorgeous colours, Valerie

  15. MissyK on October 7, 2012 at 11:59 am

    This is stunning. I love it! The colours, the boldness and the little butterfly flowers. Perfect!!!!

  16. Stacyk on October 6, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    I love it! The colors, the layers, the variations, and how you put it all together.

  17. Barbara Ford on October 6, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    This is just so pretty. I am inspired every time I visit your blog.

  18. Sharon Evans on October 6, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    This is fantastic, especially the colours. Love the quote

  19. Lori on October 6, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Wow, this is so cool Marjie! I just love what you’ve been doing with art journaling, really fantastic stuff!

  20. Mary Walker on October 6, 2012 at 10:11 am

    I like the smokey edges around you images.

  21. Ana K. on October 5, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Absolutely stunning in your colourful style. I also love your leaves tag it is amazing!
    Hugs from Slovenia

  22. Marjie Kemper on October 5, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Love the idea of the butterflies as tour guides, Kathy! Thanks for all your nice comments, ladies. The broken URL has been fixed and updated, too… gratias!

  23. kathy/NorthCarolina on October 5, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    I love the whimsy in this piece…the little butterfly flowers, and the neon green “reason number” stamp. The heart spanning the two pages is such a great way to center the eye…then the butterflies act like tour guides, leading you all the way through the spread so you don’t miss a single delicious detail. Thanks, Marjie!

  24. Sharon on October 5, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Love the bright & vibrant colours Marjie!! Stunning as always!!

  25. Jessica Sporn on October 5, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    beautiful take on the challenge. It was so great to meet you today at “Art is You.” Just so you know, your link didn’t work on the Fall Fearless and Fly iLinky thing. So please re-link so people can find this beautiful page. I visited you through Art Journal Every Day and am so glad I did!

  26. Willy on October 5, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Wonderful page, Marjie!

  27. butterfly on October 5, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Glory be – that’s just wonderful Marjie! Breathtaking colours, stamping and texture… and the new challenge sounds really exciting – thanks for the tip!
    Alison x

  28. Anne R on October 5, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    You have such an amazing style Marjie, I think I could spot your art from 50 paces! The colours are so striking, love the heart and numbers but for me the butterflies and the quote take centre stage. It is sooo beautiful, just love it……. Crafty hugs, Anne x

  29. Mitzi Zohar on October 5, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    This is gorgeous. I’m so glad I took the trouble to hunt down your post as your link over at Artists in Blogland is broken.

  30. Anita Houston on October 5, 2012 at 11:53 am

    I knew instantly when I read the blog post the other day on Caroline’s site, that you would be in the running!!! So happy you did, as this is excellent!!! I love the numbers and the reason #….so cool! Gorgeous color…yum!!!

  31. Brenda Brown on October 5, 2012 at 11:44 am

    That’s the second time I have seen that quote today and don’t ever remember seeing it before. Love you colours and stamping; the butterflies are gorgeous as are those numbers – what a great purchase.
    Have a great weekend.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  32. Renee Zarate on October 5, 2012 at 11:00 am

    I love these colors and the wonderful layers.

  33. Alison on October 5, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Absolutely beautiful!!! x

  34. trisha too on October 5, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Marjie, I think these may be my favorites of all your layouts so far. REALLY liking this!!!

  35. misty on October 5, 2012 at 7:55 am

    I love how bright and colorful this is!

  36. Terry on October 5, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Love that heart and butterflies! These journal pages are amazing and what a great sentiment. Have a great weekend! Hugs!

  37. 2amscrapper on October 5, 2012 at 7:16 am

    I’ll have to look into that new site. Your pages are stellar.

  38. Vicki on October 5, 2012 at 6:09 am

    Lovely, Marji,
    I am planning to participate and you’ve just given me a timely reminder.