onsdag 22. februar 2017

Good Night Art Journal Page

This piece is based on an idea I've had in my head for a while, I wanted to create a childish good night page, something sweet and funny to make my son smile.

This journal page is full of details. It includes three different scenes. It's one layer only, nothing is glued onto the paper.

The upper scene is about counting sheep, a well known symbolic activity which for some reason is supposed to make you feel sleepy. Whether it's efficient or not, the sheep and the night scene make a cute theme for artwork, and set the mood for bedtime.

The children and dog in the bottom left corner are relaxing in their cozy livingroom before getting ready for bed. Hopefully they will only dream about pleasant things, like cute sheep running around and friendly bears in the forest.

The night scene to the right is also nice and calm. The mama bear and the cub are going home to their den in the moonlight.

I wanted to use watercolour, so I glued a sheet of thin watercolour paper into my Moleskine Sketchbook with Mod Podge and smoothed it out with a bone folder.

I used Distress Ink for all the backgrounds. Most of the work went into the stamping and masking. The rest of the colouring was done with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. For details I used a black Sakura Micron pen.

In the end I embossed some words onto the pages.
The stars and moon are also embossed with white powder. I put some Finetec gold watercolour around the edge as a frame.

Stencil: English Bricks - My Favorite Things, Stars and Dots - Simon Says Stamp

Stamps: Ewe Are the Best - My Favorite Things, Make Yourself at Home - My Favorite Things, You Make My Tail Wag - My Favorite Things, Wood Plank Background . My Favorite Things, Midnight Letters - Mama Elephant, Bear Hugs - Mama Elephant, In My Heart, Mama Elephant, A New Day - W Plus 9, Happy Holly Days - Hero Arts, Color Layering Christmas Tree - Hero Arts, Silent Night - Echo Park

I have submitted this piece to the following challenges:
Simon Says Stam Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - February:  Animal Magic
Kreativ Scrapping: Utfordring #2 - Glede
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday - February 2017
Sweet Stampers Challenge #4: Add a Sentiment

Good night!
Lillian :)

16 kommentarer:

  1. A really lovely journal spread and so much work and interest, perfect for our Animal Magic theme, many thanks for joining in at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  2. Great journal page. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations

  3. Så flott side, lekre farger og koselige motiver - til å bli glad av:)
    Takk for at du deltar hos Kreativ Scrapping denne gangen! Klem fra Kjersti:)

  4. Wow... Lillian, this is fabulous.
    Thank you for joining ua at the Sweet Stampers challenge and i hope to see you again.

  5. A fabulous selection of journal pages for our animal Challenge! what a great images! Thanks for joining us this month and good luck!

  6. What a great project with lots of beautiful details! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampers-Challenge
    Please come back again soon!
    Hugs Marlene

  7. Wow, this is amazing ! Your colouring is just fabulous
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

  8. Wow your journalpage looks really fantastic, it's really a great idea and a wonderful design.
    Thanks a lot for joining us at our add a sentiment challenge by Sweet Stampers Challenge
    Good luck and hope to see you again.
    Hugs and greetings Angela DT