Our brief was to supply an A4 sized journal, and decorate as we desired. We are to complete one journal (double page spread) per month.
Inside the front cover (on the 1st page) are all my personal details, for all my fellow artists to share, then a few pages over is my 1st real effort as an artist. This page is the result of 2 ideas, the background was found on You Tube - (RachO113), and the flowers were on a card on the challenge site Lets Craft and Create
Firstly the background was painted (blue & green) with watered down paints - very slap happy and streaky here, then I finger painted around the bottom edges with gold paint. Stencils were used to add the dots and diamonds, then I randomly stamped around with a script stamp just to add a bit more interest. I inked the outside of the pages with Walnut Stain distress ink. The petals of the flowers were hand cut from dictionary paper, then inked before I glued into place. I then drew around the edges of the petals, and created stems with a sharpie pen (black & white) and lastly glued on buttons.
I am really happy with my 1st real 'arty' effort and hope the rest of the journals will be as easy to complete. I think I shall be watching lots of You Tube to get more inspiration somehow.