Thursday, August 28, 2014

LIZZY H - using LAWN FAWN goodies on an ART JOURNAL page - whimsical look

Hi there, my scrapping friends! Lizzy with you today to show a step by step of an art journal page I created using some of this month's sponsor, LAWN FAWN, goodies. Namely, the die cut CLOUDS & those cute hot air balloon stamps:)

I actually created this for a challenge last month....& I wanted a light, whimsical look for this page - & I wanted to NOT do lots of texture on the background - which is the way most Mixed Media is atm. I wanted to do something, are you ready to take the journey with me? 
Here we go!
Besides the elements from Lawn Fawn - I had no idea what to do, except I wanted the blue colours & to make the hot air balloons the focus. So, I dragged out some paper scraps & laid them on my pages:
 I covered my balloons, suns, clouds & the ink run paper, that I fussy cut with CLEAR when I added my background colour [made up of those 3 mediums bottom Left....because I had a bit left of each, so I decided I may as well mix them!!!] they would not get 'absorbed' into the back ground!
Can you see the pale blue? Sort of blends in the paper, but still gives a bit of depth. The clouds have been stamped with StazOn [so it doesn't run when you add other wet mediums], then coloured with Gelatos. Around the clouds I've added Glimmer Glaze for a bit of sheen & softness. 

By this stage, I'd worked out the ink splat cut out, bottom right, looked like I thought the saying 'You can't see the trees for the woods/forest' might work....& then add....'so look up & fly'.....that just came to me as I was plodding went some yellow...less at the bottom of the page, more up the top to reinforce that idea. Gelatos rubbed in with my fingers, again:)
 Next I coloured in my balloons, using Staedtler pens....the gelato around the bottom clouds, with some rain drop stamps.......Here's some closies & my finished pages:

And the eyes in the title just 'came' once I'd popped on the alphas...I LOOOOVE how scrapping simply develops as you go.....well, with me it does, anyways!!!! Thanks for looking - & I hope you can see how Lawn Fawn goodies can be used in different ways, too:)
Happy Scrapping ~ Lizzy ♥♥♥


  1. WOW Lizzy this is just amazing and you have showcased the products so beautifully!! :)

  2. Fabulous, loved reading your thoughts on creating this!

  3. Yep, I totally get it - the whole thing evolving as we go! Is there any other way? Love this bright and breezy explanation Lizzy; a bit like sitting down with a cuppa and a chat. TFS