New Challenge: Fall Fearless and Fly

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!


Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. That rocks, the colors are amazing.

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

  3. 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. Beautiful!!!!!! Love the colors and all the layers!!! 🙂

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

  7. Everything about this spread appeals Marjie! Really stunning!!

  8. Love the bold, bright colours – so you x

  9. LOVE these bright colours and they’re so you x

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

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

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

  13. I love your intense colors! Your page is beautiful!

  14. Lovely piece, gorgeous colours, Valerie

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

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

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

  18. This is fantastic, especially the colours. Love the quote

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

  20. I like the smokey edges around you images.

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

  22. 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 says:

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

  25. 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. Wonderful page, Marjie!

  27. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. I love these colors and the wonderful layers.

  33. Absolutely beautiful!!! x

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

  35. I love how bright and colorful this is!

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

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

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